Final report in Goblin Valley toppling on way to county attorney's office

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  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    They were irresponsible and we all can learn from their thoughtlessness. Make the punishment fit the crime, but don't let this turn into a ritual sacrifice.

  • the matrix Cedar City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 5:37 a.m.

    To my2cents you can't even spell Timpanogos right. What these two did was reprehensible and wrong. This was a rock formation that stood for over 170 million years and probably would have stood for another 170 million years. It is the responsibility of the states to be overseers of state parks and caretakers. I am glad that the state has set aside these beautiful areas for our enjoyment. I have been to Goblin Valley State park and the State has done its part and posted signs of the possible dangers of the park. Legally the state can't be sued because it has fulfilled its responsibility and should not be sued because of the stupid actions of these two people who should have known better. They deserve a stiff punishment.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Dec. 6, 2013 7:10 p.m.

    This whole story received much more attention than it should have received. I find the guys behavior irresponsible, but they didn't commit murder, or bully anyone in the process or threaten anyone... and so on. Silly to create a tempest in a teacup.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2013 5:14 a.m.

    Ha, Ha, Ha, the scout leaders can now sue the state for neglegence and failure to properly prevent the endangerment to visitors from the dangers of teetering half ton boulders and rock slides that will imperil many lives.

    The state has declared themselves overseers and care takers of parks and the perils they present. The Tippanogas cave park, Bridal Vail, etc, are also high risk to visitors and Utah is now liable for any injuries or deaths if they fall off the open trails in the parks. Yes, Utah, we have proven once again how arrogant our judicial system is and thinks its a government entity that can write our laws.

    That's the problem with hurry up laws to punish a couple of scout leaders who acted out of common sense to prevent harm to visitors. Its a billion dollar gamble that's going to cost the state millions of dollars in law suits for neglegence.

    The scout leaders now have a law to sue the state for incompetence and endangerment. It works both ways now.

  • ryanbuzan Camas, WA
    Dec. 5, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    I also say they cant be scout leaders for a looooooooooong time. They defailed what the Boy Scouts are about, they need to pay a hefty fine and long hours of community work

  • Truthfully Eagle Mountain, UT
    Dec. 5, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    Make it hurt. I think $5,000.00 each and 200 hours of community service while wearing t-shirts that say "I'm with stupid" in a place where many people will see them.
    Also, a lifetime ban from associating in any way with scouting.