Sunday, June 7, 2020


Moab, UT

59.4 F


    BLM proposes modernizing forest management rules

    The BLM is opening a public comment period on the proposed revisions, which closes 60 days after the proposal publishes in the Federal Register.

    Opinion: Secretary Babbitt’s river plan doesn’t go far enough

    Each spring, the acequias in New Mexico carry cold, clear snowmelt to freshly furrowed fields on small farms. The centuries-old irrigation culture is recognized in state law and supported by strong communities.

    Letter: Pandemic, protests expose wealth gap

    As I try to make sense of the growing wave of protests and sporadic violence, it’s hard to escape thinking about the vast disparities of wealth and power that we have allowed to permeate our nation. The pandemic has brought these disparities into sharp focus.

    Opinion: The most dangerous place in Grand County

    Can you name the most dangerous place in Grand County right now?

    Opinion: COVID-19 precautions more important than ever

    As the government encourages business openings, we must not end the preventative measures we each take to limit the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, behavior in communities since May 1 suggests that many think we are past the threat — fewer people are wearing masks, people are going out in groups, children are playing in parks, sharing toys, etc.

    Opinion: For some, weather is an obsession

    Benjamin Franklin apparently had many quotes, but one is: “Some people are weatherwise, but most are otherwise.”

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs: Page 69 — Horsing the Books — Part 2

    In my last page I started telling you about some of my bunch riding horseback into the roadless Book Cliffs without knowing all we knew about what we were doing and that we were lucky to have ended up mostly unscathed.

    Letter: Parkway unsuitable for bike skills park

    Much of history gets lost in the crush of time and the next new thing. So it is with the city’s plan to turn part of the in-town Mill Creek Parkway into a bike skills park. Involving tree removals, grading in a flood plain, and other work that will permanently alter a beautifully tranquil section of the pathway, it is fundamentally antithetical to the founding principles of the parkway itself. (And bad timing for a $30,000 investment from the city.)

    Letter: Haircuts, concerts not ‘constitutional rights’

    Our Constitution does not list mall shopping and concert attendance as constitutional rights, and for good reason.

    Letter: Post-Memorial Day musings

    My young political life and understanding began as a humble, financially challenged, Lake Michigan, cigarette smoking 11-year-old paperboy.

    Letter: Do you trust Bill Gates?

    Hundreds of international experts have called for a moratorium on 5G, citing “serious health concerns."

    Latest News

    Economic injury loans in Utah reach $365.3M

    The U.S. Small Business Administration said in a statement that as of May 25, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program approved 500,074 loans nationally totaling $42.4 billion.