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    I am writing my point of view on the ongoing development of high-density housing and the proposed High Density Overlay. I have lived in one of the overlay zones for over 30 years. It’s currently zoned agricultural/residential with one home per acre. Many home sites are two acres and could...
Editor,     As noted by the TI last week, in a move occurring far under the radar screen of the Grand County voter, the Grand County Council voted unanimously in their last meeting of 2018 to award themselves a 200 percent salary increase! They effectively tripled their yearly salaries. Not bad for...
    When I became regional administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, I never would have imagined the many positive experiences and challenges I’ve experienced during my visits across the Rocky Mountain region. Twelve months, six states, and nearly 10,000 miles later, I have taken...
    Very soon end-of-year festivities will be put aside in favor of New Year resolutions. Before we reach the rush of a new year, I would like to reflect on the progress over the previous one.     Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Assistant to the Secretary for Rural...
Dear Editor,     My name is Robert J. Dalley, curator of the West Jordan Historical Museum. After 25 years of research, documentation and collecting, I recently published three books on Utah dairies:  The Illustrated Guide to Utah Dairy Tokens, The Illustrated Guide to Utah Milk Caps and The...
Editor,     After attending the Town Hall meeting held by the Moab City Council on Dec. 11 concerning the proposed Planned Affordable Development  Ordinance 2018-19, I would like to warn my friends and neighbors about the unacceptable impact the PAD ordinance could have on all neighborhoods in Moab...
    Editor,     I read with interest an article in The Times-Independent (Dec.6) about the city legislative action regarding Ordinance 2018-01, titled “Resolution Repealing Conditional Uses from the Moab Municipal Code,” specifically for the C2 zone. A quote from local attorney Christina Sloan that...
    Editor,     I have some more information on the very interesting article about Jerry Stocks and the old Mail Trail (“Historic wagon trail at heart of new subdivision,” The Times-Independent, Nov. 29).     His grandmother, Edna May Webb was the daughter of Joseph Webb, who built a pretty fancy...
    Please attend the Moab City Council Town Hall on Dec. 11. This may be your best opportunity to voice concerns regarding the proposed high-density overlay – PAD – recommended by the mayor and City of Moab Planning Commission.     In the following text I have included some of the chapter and...
Editor,     Thank you to Moab and neighboring communities for supporting Operation Christmas Child this year.     Through your kindness and generosity, 395 shoeboxes from our area were sent to needy children in Mexico, Haiti and Togo. Your gifts of school supplies, hygiene items and toys bring the...

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