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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Climate change is currently the defining issue of our species, bigger than any other issue due to the long term effects it is having on the Earth, people, and thousands or millions of other species on this planet.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Imagine if someone handed you a big, fat, juicy savings account with a healthy balance. Now imagine what would happen if you only ever made withdrawals from the account.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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-road vehicle (ORV) access to all roads in Utah’s Nat…

A beautiful summer in the fields—azure sky, hard labor, and Coco the farm dog riding atop a stack of hay. The second cutting came in thick and green. My co-worker Dave and I toiled under a blessed sun, listening to a truck downshift to make the sharp turn onto Hayes Road. A moment after we h…

Thursday, October 10, 2019

I moved to Moab in May 2017 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2016. I had only lived in large metropolitan areas - Houston and Austin - prior to moving to Moab, a rural town with an increasingly year-round tourist population and plenty of quirks.

In response to Chris Benson’s Letter to the Editor, published Oct. 3

Thursday, October 03, 2019

I find it disturbing that our Moab Mosquito Abatement District seems to now believe that fogging everywhere is the solution for mosquito control.

In response to Kelly Mike Green’s The View column “Public Lands Expansion Syndrome,” printed in our Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 edition.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019

When I left Moab in 2015 to care for my aging parents, I was disheartened by how much Moab had prostituted itself to the tourist industry. It’s worse now.

A response to “County council grants Rally on the Rocks permit,” published Aug. 22

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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

In response to M. Reads' disgruntled letter last week, I will start at the bottom of it.

I am not a journalist. As a matter of fact, English is not my native language, but I want to try to tell you a story.

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
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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

This in in response to Clara Davenport’s letter, in favor of putting a truck stop along the highway in Spanish Valley. 

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

While we are deciding on our new (forced) form of county government, how about we change the way we vote?