|Paper||Canyon Country Zephyr|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Tonya Auden Stiles, Moab, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Canyon Country Zephyr|
Six of them were forced to endure (they survived) a recall | election. They were hammered relentlessly by whiny special interest groups in Moab who were accustomed to special treatment by former governing bodies. Some of their biggest opponents, citizens and businesses who thought the new council was anti-growth and anti-tourism are today some of the biggest opponents of river road development. And yet their last best chance to preserve the river corridor most likely rested with the Original 7. And where was the majority that elected them? We went to sleep. We left them to twist in the wind. I really believe they were prepared to re-invent government itself if only we had been there to encourage them onward. They were the first elected councilmen of the new seven member council form of government we had approved by referendum the previous November. It was an exciting time...or it could have been. Our county could have become a model for other small rural communities in the West who refused to allow their futures to be shaped by anyone but the community itself. But we abandoned them and we relinquished a golden opportunity as well. Even with the recent election of two new councilpersons (women at last), the pro-growth members still hold the majority view. I hope that at the very least, new Councilwomen Schappert and Mayberry establish themselves as passionate and vocal defenders of what is apparently a minority view: that not ALL growth is good. And that reckless and’ unplanned economic growth can damage and even destroy the very fabric of a community. Money is not a cure-all. And just to pay one last salute to the Original 7: to Ken Ballantine, Peter Haney, John Hartley, Bill Maynard, Paul Menard, and Charlie Peterson... Hedden, McKinney (one of Shepard’s killers) was spewing just days before he bashed in Shepard's head. That is why I hope none of us ever forgets that this act of horror could have happened here. Or in any home town in America. I hope none of us forgets that every week, in a cafe, on the street, at the market, or even in our own homes, we hear the kind of hateful rhetoric that contributes to such senseless acts of brutality. I hope that none of us ever forgets that by tolerating the ugly I hope that none of us ever forgets that we have an absolute obligation to not tolerate bigotry. We all hope for acceptance and approval. How can we ask for it if we only selectively offer it? This is a hope for myself as well as for everyone else. I hope we don’t forget Matthew Shepard. ; OOO E MAIL THE ZEPHYR TALK TO US...THE E MAIL ADDRESS IS: email@example.com motivates such senseless violence. Maybe so. But don’t confuse ignorance with education. I have heard friends, even family, people If your mailing label indicates an: | We cannot include back issues with a bulk mailing. Back issues can be purchased separatcly via Ist Class who know better, people who have college degrees and have traveled the world, who preach the same kind of hate that Aaron Mail for $2.50 each. with the next issuc...1996 & ‘97 back issues are available for $2.50 each. For earlier back issues call the Zephyr for a price list. Those readers who choose to take advantage of the multi-year discounts do so at their own risk. There is no guarantee that the world will be here in three years, much less this publication. Send Subscriptions to: P.O. BOX 327, MOAB, UT 84532 ABOUT TO EXPIRE! JANUARY 15, 1999 (INCLUDE 9 DIGIT ZIP) The Zephyr may still make you ill, but it’s still not the ink. WE USE NON-TOXIC SOY INK 12/98 or 1/99 date following your name, your subscription is _ Address SR 6S AID assnscsesstisoerrceensirseorars a did not receive. Subscriptions must begin (for cryin’ out loud) We dida’t finally go out and embrace technology for no damn reason at all. You should have received or you should soon receive a renewal notice. In order to avoid an interruption in your subscription we must receive your renewal before Name C ity PLEASE READ THIS: The P.O. will not forward 3rd Class mail. If you do not send us a change of address, we cannot be responsible for issues you NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Thanks guys. Six issues a year for only $15.00 Twelve issues (2 years)...$28.00 Eighteen issues (3 years)...$40.00 rhetoric, we contribute by our own silence to the violence. John THE WAY IT SHOULD NOT BE. I was completely sickened and disgusted by news of the death of Matthew Shepard last month. He was 21 years old and he was gay. One of the killers claimed that he was embarrassed when Shepard made a pass at him. So he and his buddy lured him outside, drove him to the edge of town and beat him to death. Leaving him lashed to a rail fence like some ranchers display dead coyotes. They were embarrassed so they killed him. What is wrong with people? How is it that we humans always have to find someone to hate? It never ends. I heard a pundit say recently that calling Shepard’s murder a ‘hate crime’ was somehow giving it too much credit. He suggested that ignorance, more than anything else, is what SUBSCRIBE TO THE ZEPHYR The Last Lame Alien Swimsuit Issue will be on newsstands: JANUARY 22, 1999 PAGE 4 CANYON COUNTRY IN A NUTSHELL: Schizo County sues USFWS..An update on the grave robbing case..Here comes the tram The story of Herb Ringtail & the Hotel Off Center. And a guest editorial/sermon by Pastor Don Falke..."Pastor Don Forgives President Clinton" PAGE CANYON COUNTRY IN A NUTSHELL...the photographic evidence. Who dropped the bones? Pix of Herb Ringtail. Dog of the Month PAGE 8 CANYON COUNTRY WATCHDOG: More good news from Thomas & McHarg. courtesy of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance PAGE 12 STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS: Visions From the Future From the perspective of the year 2048, Anne looks back at the grim days of 1998. just before the Age of Enlightenment. By Anne Wilson PAGE I5 THE WAY WE WERE...THE WAY WE ARE: A Photograph ic Record of the Way We Have Changed. Our Town. Our Land. Ourselves PAGEI6 ~ MOAB: THEN 6 NOW: Old photographs by Herb Ringer. from the Verona Stocks collection, and some by the editor from just two years ago. And the sorry update. DEVOLUTION OF A HORSE PASTURE: The view has definitely changed on Fourth East 6 Mill Creek Drive PAGE 19 FACES: Are we getting older? Or better? E 20 WHEN WE GAVE NATURE A PUSH: The Unnatural Demise of the Goblet of Venus PAGE 22 "QUE HORA ES?" In Cuba Then IS Nou: It's possible to time travel and never leave the present. And it’s only 90 miles from the U.S. By Michelle Nijhuis PAGE 24 AROUND THE BEND AGAIN: In San Juan County Is anybody a political activist anymore? By Ken Sleight PAGE 27 FEEDBACK: A DAN O'CONNOR'S TWISTED TABLOID PAGE 28 response to John Holland's SUWA-bashing letter. The Z gets bashed for fat-bashing. What train was that anyway?