I hope everyone enjoyed the past holiday season as much as I did. It has taken me four years of retirement to finally get used to the idea that taking care of the traveling public in Grand County was no longer my responsibility.
The Department of Energy at the Moab Tailings Site is looking for anyone who can tell them or provide documents saying how far below the original existing ground level was excavated before starting to put tailings in place. This would have been about 1955-56. If you have knowledge on this matter please contact the Grand County UMTRA Liaison Russ Von Koch at 435-259-1795.
It seems like I really have been writing way too many of these in the last year or so. Even the sheriff said it seemed like a lot of folks were passing away when I told him about the passing of Dave Holtz last week.
I have reluctantly decided to end my attempt to catalog the Barnes Photo Collection housed at the Museum of Moab. All of the black and white photos are done and a few of the color photos, also. I never got to the color slides.
I noticed on the History Page (May 16 edition) a small article about Gov. Calvin Rampton being here to christen Tex McClatchy’s paddleboat, the Canyon King on May 13, 1972. He was also here for the formal ceremony to promote Arches from a national monument to a national park.
I never thought I’d be writing one of these for someone so young. I just saw you several weeks ago at the courthouse. All of the others I have written about had lived a full life, but Quincy, my friend; you were taken in the prime of life.