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Published August 26, 2008


Publisher's Corner: It's hard to tell which highway is worse 40 or 6

Since our company purchased the Uintah Basin Standard and Vernal Express last year I have had a number of occasions to drive to Duchesne and then on to Roosevelt and Vernal on U.S. Highway 40....

Editor's notes: I see bats

I see bats. But, I'm pretty sure it wasn't just me. I think everyone at the Peach Blossom Pageant on Friday and Saturday nights saw them too.

Slim Randles' Home Country

"This whole election process just doesn't work for me," Dud said, sipping his coffee. "There's no way we can tell who is best for the job."

Letter to the Editor: Obama's unsound energy plan

Senator Obama's energy policy consists of trying to reign in speculation of oil in the markets, promoting alternative energy sources and increasing the mileage standards of automobiles....

Letter to the Editor: Selling out to Joe Camel

If selling out to Joe Camel were an Olympic event, John McCain would win a gold medal. He hired tobacco lobbyist Charlie Black to be his senior adviser and now opposes FDA regulation of the tobacco industry after years of supporting it. Does Mc...

Letter to the Editor: Surge worked in Iraq

The McCain strategy is far more superior than his opponent.

Letter to the Editor: The guilty must pay

Jose Emesto Medellin was scheduled to be executed Aug. 5 for brutally beating, torturing, raping, and finally killing two young teenage girls in Texas 15 years ago. Congress is now pending a bill to postpone the execution in order to provide time...

Letter to the Editor: 1986 amnesty was a predicable flop

In 1986, we granted amnesty to 2.7 million illegal aliens who were within our borders. This was supposed to solve our illegal immigration problem. Predictably, it only made the problem worse. Today, we probably have at least 20 million illegals i...

Letter to the Editor: Military precision at the Olympic games

I was mesmerized at the militaristic precision with which the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games were conducted. It gave me pause to conjecture that such military precision could only be achieved in a totalitarian state like the Peoples Rep...

The meth mess, what now?

Meth production and even smoking meth creates environmental contamination and is a public health concern. The Utah Department of Health has designed some helpful brochures to provide informational material to those faced with the decontaminati...

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