City council strategizes on tackling OHV noise rules

Statewide interest groups loom large over effort

Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.

Tax reform passes legislature; governor promises signature

Hinkins, Albrecht vote in favor

Moab’s state representatives Rep. Carl Albrecht, R-Richfield, and Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, recently joined many of their Republican colleagues in the Utah Senate and House of Representatives to pass legislation that, once signed by Gov. Gary Herbert as he has promised, will reform Utah’s state tax code to increase taxes on sales, including gas and groceries, while decreasing taxes on individual and corporate income.