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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Considering the never-ending attacks on our founding fathers, the noise about how horrible they were with their capitalism, slaves and racism, it is time to put history in perspective.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lately I’ve been asked, “What’s all this noise coming from Spanish Valley?”

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Last fall, I wrote a column about how I was going to be a better host to the people visiting Moab.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

I’m relatively new to Moab, but my favorite thing about the culture here is that it seems to value life more than money — despite the recent capitalistic trend.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

As the sun sets over the tall wispy trees blowing in the wind, my host mother breathes in the open air. “Våren,” she says. It means “Spring.”

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The months of cold and short days haven’t impeded growth at the Youth Garden Project.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Picture yourself on your first day of school. For many of us, that was quite a few moons ago, but humor me and try.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019

I have this memory: darkness shrouds everything.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

I’ve lived in Moab for nearly 30 years and in each of those years people have complained about the increasing numbers of tourists.  But the past five years have been different.  

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Did you miss the public open house held in Moab for planning the first revision of the Manti-La Sal National Forest plan in 32 years (Moab Sun News, “Forest service revising management plan,” Nov. 21)? Don’t worry: there is a law that will allow you to study and weigh in on distinct alternat…

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The median sales price for a home in Grand County in 2017 was $329,000, which is a $137,000 home at the 1984 inflation rate. Nationally, the median sales price in 1984 was about $80,000 ($192,000 in 2017).

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Editor’s note: Friends announced the passing of Michaelene Pendleton on Jan. 21. She submitted this final column in the days before her death. A longtime contributor to the Moab Sun News, Pendleton gave permission for her final column to be published posthumously. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Grand County Council recently voted themselves a pay raise, from about $11,500 a year to $31,000 year, with $36,425 a year designated for the chair.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

I am terrified at the prospects of the High Density Overlay (HDO) being recommended by the county’s planning and zoning committee.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Just prior to the city’s Dec. 12 town hall, I wrote a letter to Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus and Moab City Council to express my support for proposed ordinance #2019-02 — Planned Affordable Development (PAD), which would provide an increased density overlay for developing affordable housing in Moab.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

It is dark when I wake up. It has been for the last two months. I sit inside my school when there is daylight. When I return home at 3 p.m., it is already dark and feels like it is time to go to bed. We have little light in Sweden during the winter.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

I have been struggling with the huge increase in tourists and tourism in Moab and the surrounding community. I have railed against the influx of strangers crowding into our neighborhoods, the increased volume and seemingly constant vibration from the amazing amount of motorized vehicles that…

Thursday, December 06, 2018

I recently returned from a weeklong solo traverse of the southeastern reef of the San Rafael Swell. This uplift rises 1,500 feet above the surrounding desert and contains massive flatirons of sandstone that compose the “reef.”

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Although I would rather write about how thankful I am for my family, friends and our community, I decided to address Grand County’s imminent change in form of government, as many citizens are concerned.