My uncle, Nate Knight Jr., was born in Moab during the year of 1920 and was living with his family near Sego, Utah by 1922. His father, Nate senior, was working a small coal mine in Thompson Canyon just over the ridge from the larger Sego coal mine.
The burn window in Grand County has opened as of Nov. 1 after it was postponed by the county fire warden because of the hazardous fire conditions that existed. However, burning in Castle Valley is still not allowed because of Castle Valley Town Ordinance 2007-6.
Really, Times-Independent? Three front-page stories that feature Trump Kool-Aid drinkers, Murkowski, Lee and John Curtis? These hypocritical and cowardly GOPers have nuttin’ to say ’bout nuttin when it comes to the ordinary or normal issues of our time.
Although Carter Pape’s Aug. 27 front-page article on fluoridating Moab’s water was clearly biased in favor of the practice, I appreciated that he acknowledged that not everyone agrees with it.
In response to Sen. Mike Lee and the associated headline article in last week’s The Times-Independent edition, “Politicos want Utah to remain a public lands state,” comparing public lands in the hands of the federal government versus the State of Utah, is like comparing drinking pristine water out of Mill Creek and the Glen Canyon Aquifer (current situation) with drinking the muck out of the Colorado River (situation if the Schools and Institution Trust Lands Administration’s Spanish Valley/San Juan County vision is realized).
J. Wright [Letter to the Editor, Oct. 31, Government sets bad example] makes several assertions that Moab city government “[doesn’t] have to follow the laws of economics.” It’s a common sentiment but one that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.
My mom has endured a long slog since she suffered a stroke in early October and was life-flighted to Salt Lake City. She has been worked over pretty thoroughly by the University of Utah Hospital, with a first stop in intensive care, then on to rehab. But last week, Adrien told her various medical specialists that she’d had enough of their needling, and that she wanted, in no uncertain terms, to come home.
In 2018, Utah House Bill 224, a poorly written and confusing piece of legislation that thrust unwanted partisanship and change onto our county and council, sabotaged Grand County’s voter-supported nonpartisan government.
Today my husband and I hiked a favorite trail – Corona Arch. We live in Virginia but try to come to Moab for several days every year. The dust of the red rocks can be washed out of my socks and pants but not my heart. Yet today the hike didn’t quite meet my expectations. In fact it may have fallen off my list.
City resident mailboxes recently received advertisements from current council members touting their accomplishments and asking for our votes. Based on their lists, it appears that these council members have worked hard for causes they believe will help our community.
Thank you to the Times-Independent and Carter Pape for the Oct. 25 article on the absence of fluoridation in Moab’s water. The article describes the benefits to our children of fluoridation, benefits, which are life long.
I was saddened to hear of the death of Marjorie Stucki last week. She died in her sleep at her home in Payson, Utah. She and husband Richard along with five of their eight children were early residents of Castle Valley River Ranchos, having arrived to the valley in June of 1976.