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I still miss Gene Schafer
I’d been away from Monticello for a couple months, but one evening last week, after a long, hard drive, I pulled into the old elm-shaded driveway and started to unload my bags.
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding consensus with Ed Abbey & Brigham Young
So... what would Monticello look like if urban enviropreneurs were as successful as they’d like to be? What would a suddenly booming tourist/recreation economy do to San Juan County and the residen...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Totes awesome Monticello?
When Ashley Korenblat and the Utah Outdoor Business Network appeared before the San Juan County Commission last summer to pitch a dramatically expanded tourist/recreation economy, she explained it ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ashley Kornblatt’s Amenities Dream Scheme
In some ways, conservative Westerners are their own worst enemies. They have always been torn by two very conflicting, incompatible philosophies. On the one hand, Old Westerners, especially in Utah...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moab is assimilated. Bike borg moves south. Is resistance futile in San Juan County?
It was never really about the bicycle. The contraption was merely a conveyance, a delivery system for a culture and a mind set and an industry that, even 20 years ago, was inevitable.
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an anti-Mormon, Part III
What we all seek, or at least should try to, is the ‘live and let live’ philosophy that many religions, including Christianity embrace.
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an anti-Mormon, Part II
It was true, then and now, that I did not look like the average Monticello homeowner. As I unloaded a pickup truck of furniture, my new neighbor, Todd Westcott, walked over to say hello and to welc...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an ‘anti-Mormon’
Utah is not like any other state. Some Americans are still not sure Utah is a part of the union, and in its early history, of course, the U.S. Government refused to allow statehood for the land of ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return to Abajo Peak
In the blink of an eye, summer has left us. The maples are turning red below South Peak, the aspens are on the cusp. The mornings are cold and crisp. The most poignant and melancholy and lovely tim...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solitude lost...or just discarded? How silence and tranquility became antiquated notions in the brave new west
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~Henry David Thoreau
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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