Thursday, September 12, 2019
My wife and I urge you to proceed with your plans to develop a travel center in Moab Utah. Regardless of the resistance to your plans, the end result would benefit the residents of Grand and San Juan Counties.
Living in Moab, I tend to forget that the rest of the world exists. The canyon walls form a cradle of obliviousness, putting other places out of sight and out of mind.
Thursday, September 05, 2019
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.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Our positive pregnancy test came the same week as the headlines about “the insect apocalypse,” the global decline in insect populations. Clickbait? Maybe, but the reality of disappearing bugs is legit scary. An article in the February 2019 Atlantic magazine explains:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. For those too young to be aware, Woodstock was a multi-day outdoor concert that became a mega-concert. For some, it was a quintessential moment. It was the touchstone and hallmark for a generation, a defining moment in time.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
If city council candidates’ ads that don’t say much more than “I’m a functioning adult — vote for me” leave you wondering if s/he is the greatest thing since Yelp or somewhere south of a rainy day on the beach, you’re not alone. I wonder, too.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
The other day I took a look at the Sierra Club’s annual review of Utah state legislators’ votes on issues of environmental concern. The club grades legislators from A to F and gives them “number grades” as well based on the extent to which they backed or opposed bills the club favors. Of cou…
Last week, I drove through four national parks, three national monuments and at least four national forests on my way home from the San Francisco Bay Area to Moab.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
As a river runner and business owner in Utah, I understand the importance of our outdoor economy and how our public lands and rivers provide economic opportunity in the community. Holiday River Expeditions provides outdoor recreation opportunities every season, taking guests out to visit our…
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Some years ago I was nominated for the Ambassador of Recovery in Utah, and with that title I was invited to give a speech at the Utah State Capitol about addiction, my personal experience and my desire to squash the stigma around substance use and mental health diagnosis. I was honored to ha…
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Our elected officials are tasked to do what is best for the 5,000 residents of Moab and 10,000 residents of Grand County. The overwhelming majority of these 10,000 express that we have enough hotels and other overnight accommodations and we do not want any more of the problems that come with them.
Monday, July 08, 2019
There is a warm, welcoming feeling as Sweden turns to summer. In the morning, I wake up to birds singing, and biking to and from the bus stops, I no longer need a jacket. It’s a slow but steady introduction to the last chapter of my exchange here.
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
In recent action, four members of the Grand County Council approved and submitted a letter to Love’s Inc. telling them of Grand County’s opposition to Love’s developing a truck and travel stop in southern Spanish Valley.