Bull crap.How does jerry know some cow herder or sheep herder didnt draw this
kidddie drawings. If this was in a city, they would call it graffity, and
Returned from 9mile over Memorial Day. After returning home I spend $25 with a
high-pressure nozzle removing the Mag Chloride ("cement") after following a BBC
18-wheeler with chains on his tires tearing up the road.Maybe I could hire
wrz to feather dust my truck off since he seems to have such a scholarly
solution. As a property owner in 9mile canyon I've been witness to BBC's
"integrity" of canyon preservation in stealing my water from my irrigation
ditches to 'water' the roads. Unfortunately I don't have the resources to fight
the behemoth BBC. Thank God for people like Jerry Spangler who have some
integrity and help protect Native American art 1000's of years older than Mona
Lisa. Bravo DN for publishing articles such as these.
This is not rocket science. If the etchings get dusty just send a crew with
feather dusters or garden hoses to clean them off just before tourist season.
Thank you, Deseret News, for speaking up in defense of that which cannot speak
for itself. These resources belong to all humankind, and deserve to be protected
from a headlong rush to energy development.
Many Utahns pretty openly disdain Native Americans- it will be hard to convince
them to preserve any petroglyph art or that anything produced by ancient Native
Americans even has any value at all.
Come on! We've got enough natural gas over there to heat our homes for a
thousand years, and we're worried about a few old rock wall scratchings? This
isn't the Mona LIsa, folks.
Yeah, this is a topic worthy of space in a professional paper. Good grief! Step
it up PEOPLE!
Wow, I expect more thoughtful opining from this editorial page. There are
exhaustive processes (red tape) required before the full development can come
online. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement was just completed that addresses
in-depth the achaeological issues in the canyon. The BLM, EPA, State officials
and many other stakeholdrs have been working diligently to address the needed
balance between development and protection. And the full EIS is yet to be done.
To date, Bill Barrett Corp. has spent about $2 million in studies and road
improvements. All of these important facts were omitted from today's editorial.
Maybe all the attention from this paper stems from the fact that former DNews
environmental reporter Jerry Spangler is heading up the activist efforts. That
pontential conflict is also omitted. Way to blow it, Editorial Board.
It's also Utah's greatest art museum. Let's put it under protection.
9 Mile is a test of whether Americans and Utahns, in the end, value anything
except the almighty dollar. Our lives are going to change in wrenching ways, as
energy in all of its forms becomes more expensive. As it becomes scarcer, its
economic value will rise, and everything we create and move will become more
expensive, and our dollars will buy less.As this inevitably happens, we
will find out what other treasures we will sacrifice on the altar of "low fuel
costs". You will see posters here who will maintain that as the pinch gets
tighter, we need to throw 9 Mile on the bonfire (kind of like burning the Mona
Lisa to heat your home). But ultimately, we will need new sources of energy,
and will have turned the fossil fuel corner. At that time, we will look back to
find what was expendable, what we were willing to sell to maintain our