Come Monday, Feb. 17, I will be a 40-year transplant into Moab and Grand County.
I am proud to be a Utahn and proud to be living and learning and growing and working with my family and friends and a community, that, like myself, truly believes in a higher power than ourselves and have faith in the principals of truth and justice and fairness and the foundations of our 243-year-old Democracy.
I was reminded last week by his niece that I got the last name for my recently deceased friend Dave wrong. His name was Hotz not Holtz. I quickly remembered him telling me this many years ago.
Just a quick shout out about AJ Rogers’ articles as they are a great source of historic knowledge and comedy.
I strongly support Principal Steve Hren as he follows guidelines established by the Utah High School Activities Association to instill considerate behavior in fans at sporting events. I would expect no less from an administrator charged with overseeing all aspects of student education, nor from Dr. Hren himself, who has led Grand County High School with integrity for many years.
I am writing to express my firm opposition to the zone change request by Community Rebuilds for 140 South 200 East from R3 to C2. This zone change would be an unnecessary case of commercial zone creep into an established Old Town residential neighborhood.
I was happy to see that a reader noticed Dave Hotz’s name was missing from The Times-Independent’s annual list of departed folks in 2019.
I want to thank Back of Beyond Books for organizing the Books for Tots program over the holidays. What a special gift to come back from the break to a big box of beautiful, new books.
I hope everyone enjoyed the past holiday season as much as I did. It has taken me four years of retirement to finally get used to the idea that taking care of the traveling public in Grand County was no longer my responsibility.
In November of 2019, after nine years as Grand County Justice Court judge, I was required by state law to leave the bench as I had turned 75 years old.
I believe these Grand County Council members should be removed immediately from office now for not knowing how to manage our money and the misuse of funds they don’t have!
I participated in the Jeep Jamboree in October. On one of the trails near Kane Creek, I lost my college ring. Ms. Tibbetts found it weeks later while on a cattle drive. She reached out to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who in turn contacted me. She refused a finders fee or paid shipping from me and simply offered me a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.