A report released by the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation touted that outdoor recreation in Utah contributes more than $12.3 billion to the economy and provides jobs for more than 100,000 people. Utah outdoor recreation also generates over $737 million in state and local tax revenues and provides over $3.9 billion in wages and salaries.
Last Friday, July 12, I was informed that none of the Advanced Placement tests taken by the 2019 Grand County High School seniors had been sent to the College Board for grading. Apparently someone in the Grand County High School Administration office simply forgot to send them. Those tests were completed months ago. My daughter only found out about this mistake late last week when she went to her University of Utah orientation in Salt Lake City.
I finally got around to reading the article in the Thursday, July 4 issue of the T-I about the name, “Dead Horse Point.” Three possibilities were presented concerning the naming of the state park. There’s one more.
Thank you for following up on the high-density projects soon to rain down upon our community by the Grand County Planning Commission. The creation of the high-density development of more than 500 homes on Spanish Valley Drive and the Viewgate Terrace area is an atrocious betrayal to the quality of life residents and homeowners currently experience in Grand County.
Late one evening last week, Roni Hemsley was driving home from work. About halfway between Chamisa Lane and Rim Shadow Lane on Castle Valley Drive a young bear appeared from the side of the road and before she knew it, they were proceeding side by side up the road until the bear finally turned off. She was rather surprised about the experience and also about how small the bear was.
My grand folks, Clarence and Elise Rogers, had left Idaho in the early 1920s, lived in Ouray, Colorado for nearly a decade, then moved to Thompsons, Utah in 1930.
Roses. The queen of flowering plants in this part of the world, at least by my estimation. We moved around so much when I was a child, that I have no memory of, nor interest in them then.
The Second Annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, which is sponsored by the Castle Valley Fire Department, was another success, according to Susan Halliday, who coordinated the event.
In reviewing my file on the 1992 change in government, I was reminded that the campaign materials emphasized five fundamental elements: Seven-member council, five elected by district, nonpartisan elections, term limits and recall.
Due to work obligations on the Fourth of July I was unable to visit the travel council’s booth regarding how to “do it like a Moab Local.”
Resident Ariel Atkins sent this photograph and message to The Times-Independent following a July 2 public hearing on a potential ban on future overnight lodging development.
In the piano bench, among sheets of music and other memorabilia, is an old family picture of Siss and Bish (Pearl and L.L., or Nana and Granddad), where Tom is a babe in arms, and others of their grandchildren are also small. It’s a precious thing, being as how they are both off finding the rewards of their labors, or whatever awaits in the great beyond.