Really, Times-Independent? Three front-page stories that feature Trump Kool-Aid drinkers, Murkowski, Lee and John Curtis? These hypocritical and cowardly GOPers have nuttin’ to say ’bout nuttin when it comes to the ordinary or normal issues of our time.
Although Carter Pape’s Aug. 27 front-page article on fluoridating Moab’s water was clearly biased in favor of the practice, I appreciated that he acknowledged that not everyone agrees with it.
In response to Sen. Mike Lee and the associated headline article in last week’s The Times-Independent edition, “Politicos want Utah to remain a public lands state,” comparing public lands in the hands of the federal government versus the State of Utah, is like comparing drinking pristine water out of Mill Creek and the Glen Canyon Aquifer (current situation) with drinking the muck out of the Colorado River (situation if the Schools and Institution Trust Lands Administration’s Spanish Valley/San Juan County vision is realized).
J. Wright [Letter to the Editor, Oct. 31, Government sets bad example] makes several assertions that Moab city government “[doesn’t] have to follow the laws of economics.” It’s a common sentiment but one that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.
In 2018, Utah House Bill 224, a poorly written and confusing piece of legislation that thrust unwanted partisanship and change onto our county and council, sabotaged Grand County’s voter-supported nonpartisan government.
Today my husband and I hiked a favorite trail – Corona Arch. We live in Virginia but try to come to Moab for several days every year. The dust of the red rocks can be washed out of my socks and pants but not my heart. Yet today the hike didn’t quite meet my expectations. In fact it may have fallen off my list.
City resident mailboxes recently received advertisements from current council members touting their accomplishments and asking for our votes. Based on their lists, it appears that these council members have worked hard for causes they believe will help our community.
Thank you to the Times-Independent and Carter Pape for the Oct. 25 article on the absence of fluoridation in Moab’s water. The article describes the benefits to our children of fluoridation, benefits, which are life long.
The bill, which would provide news publishers a safe harbor in which to collectively negotiate with platforms like Google and Facebook, could help news producers receive the fair distribution and monetization terms we’ve long been fighting to get from the duopoly.
The Moab Area Community Land Trust (MACLT), a local nonprofit working to develop starter housing for Moab locals, will host a fall harvest and information party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Weather permitting, we will meet at the site of our first project, the Arroyo Crossing neighborhood located at approximately 2022 Spanish Valley Drive. The foul weather location is the Grand Center on 500 West.
I have lived in Moab, Utah since 1991 and have been coming here since 1980. As we know, there have been many changes to this area over the years. However, for most of the people who live here, the biggest, most annoying change in the past five to seven years has been the profusion of ATVs and UTVs.
This is an open letter to U.S. Rep. John Curtis.