|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|
up there, brought them home, fixed them and then had a yard sale. Recently he turned to art--gourd art to be exact. His creations were beautiful and I regret that he never tempted me into buying one (which he proudly displayed and sold out of the trunk of his car). I saw him the day before he died, standing at the post office in those big baggy shorts he was so fond of wearing, and I cannot believe I'll never see him again. Rocky made life a lot more fun and a lot more interesting and I will surely miss him. His likes will not pass this way again. STILES RULES OF THE ROAD Okay...it’s mid-summer, hot, and tourists are swarming over the landscape like crazed locusts. Right? Not exactly. The tourists may be swarming but they are hardly doing it in a crazed manner. In fact, the average tourist rarely moves at a speed that could be called "crazed." Their forward movement (so called) makes me crazed. If you are a tourist, and even if you are not, listen to me...PLEASE. Get...out...of...my...way. Don’t take it personally, but if you can’t do the speed limit, for crying out loud, move over! A couple of years ago, the federal government revoked its miserable little 55 mph national speed limit law and allowed the states to regulate their own highway speeds. Utah has passed legislation that establishes 65 mph as the official limit on highways and I intend to drive at that speed. It’s not just a good idea...it’s the LAW. I can understand the tourist’s desire to gawk and gaze at our magnificent scenery. It is absolutely stunning, isn’t it? I agree. So why not PULL OVER and really take advantage of the view. Soak up the sights to your heart’s content, but do it on the side doesn’t he take a nerve pill or something? I’ve tried that and, besides, the question is irrelevant. I’m trying to obey the law; you asphalt snails out there are the violators, not me. In fact, every time I hear that some guy lost his patience and tried to pass seven cars and ended up in a head-on collision with a bus load of nuns, I can’t help but wonder, just who is really to blame? Is he the true culprit? Or is it the spineless drivers in front of him who crept along at 38 mph and refused to As for you motorhome and RV owners--you gluttonous, overconsuming, slow-moving, self-absorbed behemoths, be grateful that my vehicle is not equipped with proton torpedoes, or I would have no choice but to vaporize you from the face of the desert. Since I do not have that option, I can only ask for your cooperation. If your 150 ton motorhome cannot make a grade at the designated speed, please pull over and let faster-moving traffic pass by. I’m really trying to be nice right now. Six issues a year for only $15.00 Twelve issues (2 years)...$28.00 Eighteen issues (3 years)...$40.00 either pass or pull over? I believe, at the very least, the blame should be shared by all. There is no reason to clog and choke southern Utah’s highways with slow-motion traffic. Move over. Forewarned is forearmed. In these days and times, with technology racing ahead at leaps and bounds, remember-—the commercial production of proton torpedoes may be just around the corner and I’m taking down license plates. Grrrrrrrrrrerrrrrrrrrrrr. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS If your mailing label indicates a: 8/99 or 9/99 your subscription is ABOUT TO EXPIRE! 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 SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 We cannot include back issues with a bulk mailing. The October/November Issue of The Zephyr will be on newsstands September 24. of the road, not in the middle of it. SUBSCRIBE TO THE ZEPHYR EMAIL THE ZEPHYR: We can be reached at: email@example.com Did you miss something from a past issue? It may be on our web site, which now includes an expanded archive and color versions of Herb Ringer's outstanding photopraphs of the old West. www.canyoncountryzephyr.com Some of you may be saying to yourselves...what is wrong with this guy? Is he mental? Why doesn’t he just slow down? Why Na me Address. City. State 6 Zip. eae (INCLUDE 9 DIGIT ZIP) 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 did not receive. Subscriptions must begin with the next issue...1996 & ‘97 back issues are available for $2.50 cach. 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. The Zephyr may still make you ill, but it's stil] not the ink. WE USE NON-TOXIC SOY INK Send Subscriptions to: P.O. BOX 327, MOAB, UT 84532 PAGE 4MOABIN ANUTSHELL By Jim Stiles Heads in the sand at Moab City Hall? Another example. Shotguns v. Bean-bag gun--you choose. PAGE 7: NUTSHELL: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE The Zephyr is banned at City Market. Bill Koci remembers Joltin'Joc. Dog of the Month: Two for the price of one. A tribute to Herb Ringer. PAGE 8 THE CANYON COUNTRY WATCHDOG McHarg & Thomas: The continuing saga on wilderness. ATVs attack. Lonesome Liz in Cedar City. BEYOND THE BEND AGAIN (in San Juan County) By Ken Sleight FROM 10: PAGE Ken takes on the gun owners—-is paintball just good wholesome fun? PAGE I5: ‘GO ASK SOMEBODY WHO GIVES A DAMN.” These die-hards refuse to give up the good fight. PAGE 16: BRANT CALKIN: Who dresses like a Deseret Industries clothes rack? Was threatened by the Manson Gang? Fixed Ed Abbey’s truck? And saved more Red Rock wilderness than anyone else alive? BY SCOTT GROENE PAGE 18: ART GOODTIMES: County government will never be the same again, with nothing but Goodtimes ahead. BY MICHELLE NIJHUIS PAGE 20: RICH INGEBRETSEN: Dominy created Lake Powell but God created Glen Canyon. BY BARRY SCHOLL PAGE 22: BETSY 6 ED MARSTON: Journalists of, and for, the High Country. BY ANNE WILSON PAGE 24: JANET ROSS: Claiming the Land on her own terms. BY AMY IRVINE PAGE 26: KEN SLEIGHT: For Seldom Seen, tilting windmills and fighting for lost causes are a way of life. BY JIM STILES PAGE 29: DAN O'CONNOR'S TWISTED TABLOID Who IS the Man of Steel? You won't be surprised a pile of new rules & regs. PAGE 32: ° THEY WANT TO DO WHAT?’ A plan to double the size of Canyonlands National Park sounds more like BY OWEN SEVERANCE PAGE 38: FEEDBACK...THE READERS RESPOND Some more thoughts on Proposition 5. A response fromthe Moab City Manager. More news from Garfield County.