There’s a fine line between letting people know there is a superbug zooming around the planet getting people sick — and even killing some of them — and sparking mass hysteria.
I was talking to a local businessman the other day about politics. We didn’t agree on much, but we were respectful of one another, unlike a couple of his customers.
I learned Kobe Bryant was dead in a helicopter crash while driving home from the market after a long Sunday hike.
The caller didn’t leave his name or phone number. He just wanted to vent and tell us how The Times-Independent is full of “hate-spreading liberals” all because we published a letter from local defense attorney Steve Russell, who – gasp! – harbors liberal views.
The Times-Independent had a reporter at every regular city and county council meeting in 2019. We won’t alter the game plan in 2020. It’s too important to ignore, because the problems our elected officials face can be seemingly insurmountable.
This past Saturday, Dec. 7, marked the 78th observance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. My Grandpa Mac was working in the Kansas coalfields in 1941, living across from the railroad tracks in a small wood-framed home with my Grandma Thelma and my dad, who at the time was 8 years old.
We won’t monitor or censor our social media.
Like a lot of people in Moab, particularly those of us who work or live downtown, I knew Adam Bires. We were not friends. We weren’t even acquaintances, but I knew him. And while you might not have known him by name, you knew him by sound.
Just when it seemed we all lost our collective mind, along comes the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee to remind us that people with diverse backgrounds and political ideologies can still set aside those differences for the good of the whole.
Mark Twain is credited with saying everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it. Here in Grand County, everybody talks about the drought, but nobody does anything about it.