One hundred years ago the United States emerged as a global power and paragon of democracy. In 1920, women finally got the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and on Feb. 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded to educate women about the rights and responsibilities of suffrage and how to effectively participate in the democratic process.
The officers of the Moab Valley Fire Department at a recent ceremony presented the coveted Firefighter of the Year Award for 2019 to Ronnie Dolphin, “For outstanding service to the people of the Moab Valley,” according to the department.
The Moab Chamber of Commerce honored the late Don Knowles with the Citizen of the Year Award for 2019 during its annual banquet in November. A further tribute to Knowles happened at a luncheon Dec. 17.
Ron Pierce of Moab receives a 25-year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office. Presenting the award is John Kyle, the NWS’s data acquisition program manager. Pierce has provided The Times-Independent with weather information for many years.