Saturday, June 6, 2020


Moab, UT

63.7 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: 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.

    Why I wear the mask

    I wear the mask because people who know about viruses and community spread and pandemic response protocols are far more trustworthy than any politician telling you something different.

    Town Council nixes use of gravel pit

    Pamela Gibson and Tory Hill were also sworn in as members of the board and Hill was selected to continue as treasurer for the board.

    Castle Valley Comments

    The area was under a red flag (fire weather) warning for several days this week. Issued by the National Weather Service to firefighters and land management agencies, the warning means conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread of a fire.

    High Desert Hoofbeats

    We won’t ever know how our various spring sports teams would have faired this year, whether in the pool, the tennis courts, golf course, the soccer pitch or the ball field. Sadly, the classes behind you wonder if they will ever know life as you all knew it, until about March when all of our worlds started to change in various ways.

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs

    My family had all ridden horses quite a bit, but we were real greenhorns when it came to weeks-long pack trips into the wilderness. Thank goodness for Old Uncle Kennis. Kenny Davis to be more precise. You have read his name several times if you’ve been keeping up with these pages, and I will do a full story on him in the next few months.
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