I am one of the many, many Moab residents who have great concern about the damage that allowing OHVs on roads in Utah national parks would cause, and appreciate Rep. John Curtis stating that he wanted to know the opinions of people in his district. While it is important that a member of Congress like Curtis listens to and represents constituent concerns, let us not forget that national parks belong to all Americans, and are to be preserved unimpaired for the benefit of future generations under the National Park Service Organic Art.
Teddy Roosevelt must be rolling around in his grave. Overuse, climate change, budget constraints and invasive species are a few of the challenges our National Parks are facing today. The directive from the Trump Administration to allow off highway vehicle access to all roads in Utah’s National Parks goes right to the top!
Although there have been a couple letters recently that claim a truck stop would be a good addition to the Moab community, that claim doesn’t seem to be based in fact or reality.
This letter is to those who cut down the Pride flag at the MARC: Moab is a community of love and acceptance, where people with different backgrounds and experiences live, work, and play side by side. We know we all disagree a lot, but at the end of the day we are neighbors who will come to each other’s aid if ever there is a need.
I must have missed some of your editions. Could you tell us the Utah state laws our county council cannot abide by? Also, why did the council have to have a special committee to write a special new government for Grand County?
I am probably more familiar with what happens in truck stops than nearly everyone in this valley due to the fact I have traveled many thousands of miles in trucks as a hitchhiker.
I am writing with great concern about [plans for] a Love’s truck stop adjacent to the Sunny Acres Lane neighborhood.
I have been meaning to write this letter but the letter from James Bessinger of Littleton, Colorado regarding the placement of a Love’s truck stop near Sunny Acres Lane in Moab has given me new motivation.
Watching, reading and hearing the news can be depressing, but lately I’ve been remembering an encounter in Idaho two years ago that was uplifting.
I was born and raised in Moab in the ‘50s and ‘60s. My mom and dad were born and lived here all their lives. My ancestors were pioneers in Moab and LaSal in the late 1800s. I returned 20 years ago to my homeland. Like most Americans, most of my life savings are tied up in my house and the lot it sits on. I’ve lived in my manufactured home in Spanish Valley for 13 years. I am now retired on a fixed income. I now find that I am one of the unfortunates who will be living downwind from the proposed Love’s Truck Stop.
Upon returning to Moab from a road trip, I was greeted home by a broken water main.
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.