Grand County School District needs you! If you have a day or two a week to help in educating our students, or if your children are now in school all day and you would like to work the same hours as your children, please sign up as a substitute teacher.
It seems like I really have been writing way too many of these in the last year or so. Even the sheriff said it seemed like a lot of folks were passing away when I told him about the passing of Dave Holtz last week.
To all of you who are promoting this dark skies agenda, you are out of your minds. If you want dark skies go to Arches, Dead Horse Point or you can go south of town to see dark skies.
I am writing to inform you about an issue that Moab Regional Hospital was recently notified about concerning protected health information that was discovered at the former Allen Memorial Hospital site.
Last week a group of Spanish Valley residents asked the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration board of trustees to reconsider its planned sale of 13 acres for development of a Love’s truck stop.
Whether the up or down vote on a proposed governance plan for Grand County is held in 2019 or in 2020, there are several matters that should be resolved.
This letter is a response to Aug. 15 edition’s My View written by a professional citizen journalist, the managing editor of and freelance writer for The Free Range Report. It breaks my heart, when for no good reason folks selling an ideology try to divide us from each other.
I oppose the sale of land by SITLA [Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration] to the Love’s Corporation for a large truck stop. Although truckers need a place to stop along their route, there are other locations where a truck stop would not border a quiet residential area. The current proposal is not acceptable.
On Thursday afternoon of last week I was approached while leaving my driveway by a detective from the Grand County Sheriff’s Department. Immediately following him were two more officers, and two more on what appeared to be on standby right across the street. I later learned from an onlooker that there were two city officers across the street in the opposite direction.
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.”