'And the impact may last longer than winter, which has businesses here concerned
if they can survive the lengthy repair schedule for the Utah Department of
Transportation...' - article Oh, look! The state, is
trying to clear out the highway due to a natural disaster. This, is
2 things: 1) an example of goverment, helping American citizens. 2) The 'socialism' that everyone keeps warning us about.
As, the business owners, in a very valid situation... are not
clearing the highway, themselves.
What. So called conservatives in So. Utah put there hand out to the Feds yet
bash them every chance they get. What bunch of hypocrites. Why aren't they
taking care of it themselves or do they only want local control if they don't
have to pay? Not good for credibility.
Rock, I cannot endorse your attitude but I agree with your suggestion. It is a Utah state highway which means they are the owners. That makes them
responsible for maintenance and repairs. Since the state budget for
transportation is $667m, this $10m is less than 1.5%.The lack of
business for the snowmobile shop is at least partly attributable to lack of
snow. However, the lack of snow has also left a fat load of cash unused in the
snow removal budget for both the state and county.Cut the apron
strings and git er done, Utah!
The pitfalls of community's putting all their economic resources on one basket
of eggs. If this is so devastating for one little city does anyone have enough
imagination left in the state and its determined efforts to make this whole
state to route tourist across the country? Tourism is not a resource any city or
state can depended on to sustain an economy or lifestyle that has value or
meaning. Tourism is a good economy to sustain poverty but not much else.Tourism is always a risky investment and it only takes one season to
destroy the assets and invested costs to create and try to make something
meaningful. So what do these people on SR14 want the people of this state to do?
Send them all welfare checks to get over hard times of risky business ventures
interrupted by natural disaster? The business took the risk they cover their own
I have a great idea. Move the slide to a canyon in Salt Lake County and it will
be cleared out in two weeks. Have to remember the State line ends at Santiquin.