Moab is truly blessed in having an independent, conscientious, community bookstore of the highest caliber and quality. Our congratulations, kudos and thanks go out to Andy and Marcie Nettell, and the always dedicated Back of Beyond Books staff, for surviving and thriving for 30 years now, and always giving back so much to the community (Books for Tots, author readings, community events, etc.), despite the onslaught of digital media and Amazon.
Veterans are a unique breed of Americans, an exclusive family. There are 5 million fewer veterans today than the 26 million veterans of 9/11, approximately 6% percent of the U.S. population. About 600 veterans are living in Grand County proper. Veterans are more accepted now than their vilification during the Vietnam War; 150,000 Vietnam vets currently die each year.
The holiday hustle and bustle will soon be upon us. It can be a stressful time, but it’s important to keep it in perspective and remember why we go to all the effort. Author Donald E. Westlake said, “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”
Stress – we all have it, whether it’s at work, home or places in between. There are times when we feel especially stressed due to a bad interaction or everyday hassles like traffic. No one’s life is completely stress free, but regular negative stress can keep us from feeling and performing at our best; therefore, it’s important that we learn how to manage it.
We all know there are many good reasons to not use illegal drugs coming from south of our border. We also know the drug cartels engage in vicious, bloody turf battles over who gets the largest share of the drug trade. People die every day in these battles. But when nine American citizens are murdered, even if it is a case of mistaken identity, the consequences of our drug use really hit home.
The Department of Energy at the Moab Tailings Site is looking for anyone who can tell them or provide documents saying how far below the original existing ground level was excavated before starting to put tailings in place. This would have been about 1955-56. If you have knowledge on this matter please contact the Grand County UMTRA Liaison Russ Von Koch at 435-259-1795.
Last week a letter appeared in your newspaper entitled “T-I shouldn’t cover GOPers.” The title was followed with a tirade attacking Republicans as hypocrites and cowards. It included comments that belittle Republicans, refers to the president as a traitor and various other irrational demeaning comments. In short Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive in the backyard.
Those of us who live with modern conveniences (most of us) often find ourselves at the mercy of utility companies.
I was not surprised to read the letter to the editor, “Reader objects to fluoridated water” in [The Times-Independent, Nov. 7], in which Susan Baffico states that studies in “Scientific Reports” journal last year found that people who consume larger amounts of fluoridated water have higher rates of thyroid dysfunction.
The Castle Valley Fire Department has eight fire engines. Some are specific to structure fires and others are intended for wildland fires. All but one was purchased used and most were purchased from funds that were provided by grants.
In response to the Sen. Mike Lee article last week and Kevin McGann’s letter to the editor: I do not always agree with President Trump, Sen. Mike Lee and even Bernie Sanders, but I am willing to listen to all sides.
We won’t monitor or censor our social media.