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Editor,         Thank you, to all the folks in Moab who supported me in the recent election.     I appreciate your vote and will continue to work hard for you and all of rural Utah and try to represent you well in the legislature. –State Rep. Carl Albrecht  
Editor,     In trying to follow the evolving interpretation of HB 224 and its implications for Grand County, Moab City, and Castle Valley, I accumulated a big stack of clippings and printouts. The Utah Legislature passed HB 224 (89-pages!) on the last day of this year’s session.     The legislature...
Editor,     I was one of the people taking the petition around to get the new Middle School on the ballot. I think there is a lot of confusion surrounding this issue and I totally get that because it is confusing.     Here’s the way I understand it.        First, there was no bond election six...
Editor,     The Grand County School District has kept the tax rate unnecessarily high for six years to stockpile money, while also collecting millions of dollars yearly in additional taxes to make payments on over $24 million in existing debt. This has caused a double-whammy to taxpayers.     Now,...
    Every year after Thanksgiving, Americans kick off the holiday shopping season with big stores advertising deal after deal. Not long ago, Americans during the holiday season typically would visit locally owned small retailers in a downtown area to purchase all of their gifts. Business owners...
Editor,     Watch out! You might get what you’re after (Talking Heads, from Stop Making Sense).     So hey, Curtis & Lynn, and the rest of you sheep-in-wolves-clothing change of government folks, thanks for paving the way for the continuation of progressive politics in Grand County.       A...
Editor,         In 2012, the Grand County School Board decided to create a funding plan for aging buildings in the district. Top on the list was Grand County Middle School, which needed a major remodel or to be replaced.       Since then, every year the board has frozen taxes and captured the...
Editor,     I have never felt compelled to write a letter to the editor to criticize any political party. I am an independent and try to avoid partisan asides. My letters usually aim at official behaviors or overall public discourse regarding policy considerations or actions. We have now, against...
Editor,     We elect the school board to manage our public schools, to hire personnel, set education policies, and maintain our facilities with available funds. They are really good people that care about education.     We did not elect them to spend almost 30 million taxpayer dollars without a...
Editor,     After spending 18 years in the wilderness, I felt a real need to vote.     I went to the DMV to obtain a photo identification card. I had in my hand my old expired driver’s license, my birth certificate, and a letter from the Social Security Administration with my social security number...

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