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(From the October/November Zephyr) Take it or Leave it: GETTING THE FACTS RIGHT, part 1… RE: MOAB’S RECENT POLITICAL PAST…by Jim Stiles

An excerpt:

A few months ago, as the reincarnation of the old Book Cliffs Highway project raised its head again, I read a comment from Castle Valley Mayor Dave Erley, who wrote, “I would like to add the irony of watching the 7 member council, we threw out the 3 member commission for proposing the same road, unanimously pass support for the feasibility study.”And when former councilman, and now candidate again, Chris Baird recently initiated a recall to remove Council chairman, Lynn Jackson, from office, he wrote, “For many, this is deja-vu. Grand County has been through this before. And, we know how to deal with it.”Well…that’s not quite right. Both Erley and Baird are invoking events of the past to explain their own actions; the problem is, their interpretation of Grand County’s history is not just inaccurate. It’s wrong. It isn’t what happened. Fortunately, there is an excellent record of the facts as they occurred between 1989 and 1993—from this publication. So let’s get the facts right…

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