Adrien’s Many Trails, Aug. 15, 2019

We are so blessed with so many of God’s gifts hugging us in this little green valley. Years ago (more than 60 of them), my family arrived here, and except for college I’ve been here ever since, and am now older than a lot of natives. I’m a Uintah Basin girl, though I remember more about Samuel Gompers Junior High in Los Angeles than the Basin. My next younger sister was born in Roosevelt, then the family moved to Salt Lake, then California, then back to Utah, and this could get repetitive. I’ll leave it at the fact we moved around a lot.

In opposition to the Love’s opposition

Although an approved zoning plan for Spanish Valley is already in place, the moratorium on development and restrictive alternative plans are being driven by a small group of opponents known as the North San Juan County Coalition. The company hired by San Juan County to study the matter, Landmark Design, has effectively partnered with NSJCC, and appears to have overlooked the businesses located along the Hwy. 191 corridor and residents who support the Love’s truck stop. Unelected and one-sided, the NSJCC has managed to co-opt what should be an open and democratic process. Fortunately, on Aug. 6, Landmark Design got an earful from San Juan County stakeholders who, to that point, had been left out in the cold.