Saturday, June 6, 2020


Moab, UT

63.7 F

    Letter To The Editor

    Letter: Pandemic, protests expose wealth gap

    As I try to make sense of the growing wave of protests and sporadic violence, it’s hard to escape thinking about the vast disparities of wealth and power that we have allowed to permeate our nation. The pandemic has brought these disparities into sharp focus.

    Letter: Parkway unsuitable for bike skills park

    Much of history gets lost in the crush of time and the next new thing. So it is with the city’s plan to turn part of the in-town Mill Creek Parkway into a bike skills park. Involving tree removals, grading in a flood plain, and other work that will permanently alter a beautifully tranquil section of the pathway, it is fundamentally antithetical to the founding principles of the parkway itself. (And bad timing for a $30,000 investment from the city.)

    Letter: Haircuts, concerts not ‘constitutional rights’

    Our Constitution does not list mall shopping and concert attendance as constitutional rights, and for good reason.

    Letter: Post-Memorial Day musings

    My young political life and understanding began as a humble, financially challenged, Lake Michigan, cigarette smoking 11-year-old paperboy.

    Letter: Do you trust Bill Gates?

    Hundreds of international experts have called for a moratorium on 5G, citing “serious health concerns."

    Letter: Envision a new Moab on our own terms

    Moab, we’ve taken care of our visitors very well for a very long time. So long, in fact, that I think we’ve forgotten to take care of ourselves.

    Letter: Open the pool to locals

    The aquatic center is closed until further notice despite the fact they still have a few salaried employees who are maintaining the facility. As did the many small businesses that are starting to reopen a COVID-19 mitigation/protocol plan was designed, was presented to council and approved by the health department.

    Letter: Facemasks should be mandatory

    I drove to Denver on Monday for an appointment. While there, I shopped at Home Depot and Trader Joe’s. Their precautions were impressive and reassuring. Each store required all customers to wear facemasks. Employees wore masks and gloves.

    Letter: Thank you, nursing home workers

    We at CMS share the goal of keeping nursing facility residents safe and healthy. We are using CMS’s regulatory authority to facilitate residents’ care and ensure that long-term care facilities have the guidance they need to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Letter: I won’t mask anger

    Illustration by Carter Pape Editor, A small bit of real news for Rory Paxman: Oh my, non-mask wearers may be scrutinized or even given the fisheye. Oh, the horror!
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