My wife and I live at Pack Creek Ranch in a valley that connects to the tail end of Spanish Valley. From our cabin, we can see traffic on Highway 191 three and a half miles to the west. One of the things that knocked our socks off when we first visited here was the night sky aglow with stars. We treasure that sight which just isn’t possible in most cities.
When my family and I moved to Moab in 1991, the city and county were experiencing serious problems because of the collapse of the uranium industry. You could buy a house for $18,000 to $28,000. There was a three-person county commission that was making decisions that many folks found problematic.
I’m writing to correct an erroneous statement in the story “Mosquitos continue to test positive for West Nile Virus” that ran in the Moab Times-Independent last week (8 August 2019). Near the end of the article is the sentence: “The transmission cycle, she said, is from bird to mosquito to bird – and sometimes humans.”
I read that Curtis Wells had concerns about the transparency of the Grand County Council during a meeting of the council regarding a vote on overnight rentals.
Due to the article this week about mail theft at the Moab Post Office, I want to share my experience, odd as it is.
We must say that the people of Moab and T-I readers are such a wonderful community! We would like to thank everyone who helped make our mother, Juanita Mabery’s 90th birthday such a special and memorable day for her with cards and well wishes.
I am not opposed to truckers. Yes, they are indeed great men and women and they have a difficult and demanding job.
It has come to my attention that a large development on 16 acres above the west side of Highway 191, just south of town, which will comprise 226 units and nine four-story apartment buildings, should be halted immediately for further review of the true extent of impacts and future costs.
Lots of letters lately question what the Love’s truck stop will bring to our valley if we allow it to be built. Light pollution, noise pollution, drugs, good wages, bad wages, sex trafficking … the list goes on and on.
An open letter to the citizens of District One in Grand County and those who have generously supported my efforts:
The crisis continues. Never mind the heat, mosquitoes and West Nile Virus – our inevitable fate is infinitely worse.
Local government is responsible for looking after the interests of Moab and Grand County residents, and over the past couple of weeks the city and county councils have fulfilled this responsibility with flying colors.