Thursday, May 28, 2020

Moab, UT

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    Something in the Desert

    Opinion: Government form is key local issue of 2020 election

    With the exception of an incredibly important ballot question for voters to decide in November, there won’t be much intrigue for Grand County this election cycle, at least on the local level. Attorney...

    Column: Anybody else having weird dreams?

    I’ve always been a dreamer. Doug McMurdo Not the head in the clouds type of dreamer, but a real dreamer. I can wake up from a dream to use the...

    Opinion: Putting this year’s Captain Trips in perspective

    Doug McMurdo There’s a fine line between letting people know there is a superbug zooming around the planet getting people sick — and even killing some of them — and sparking mass hysteria.

    Fighting antisocial media

    Doug McMurdo I was talking to a local businessman the other day about politics. We didn’t agree on much, but we were respectful of one another, unlike a couple of his customers.

    Bryant’s death a reminder of life’s fragility

    Doug McMurdo I learned Kobe Bryant was dead in a helicopter crash while driving home from the market after a long Sunday hike. My first reaction was, this is fake...

    How dare a letter writer be biased?

    Something in the Desert: Jan. 9, 2019 Doug McMurdo The caller didn’t leave his name or phone number. He just wanted to vent and tell us how The Times-Independent is full of...

    Local governments’ bold moves in 2019

    The Times-Independent had a reporter at every regular city and county council meeting in 2019. We won’t alter the game plan in 2020. It’s too important to ignore, because the problems our elected officials face can be...

    Grandpa’s words: Answering the call after Pearl Harbor

    This past Saturday, Dec. 7, marked the 78th observance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. My Grandpa Mac was working in the Kansas coalfields in 1941, living across from the railroad tracks in a small wood-framed...

    Something in the Desert: Ramblings: Nov. 7, 2019

    Doug McMurdo We won’t monitor or censor our social media. The push to allow and then hit the brakes on OHVs into Utah’s national parks created a lot of angst...

    Something in the Desert: Fighting words

    Like a lot of people in Moab, particularly those of us who work or live downtown, I knew Adam Bires. We were not friends. We weren’t even acquaintances, but I knew him. And while you might not...
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    Latest News

    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.