OPINION — The article written by Ms. Carin Miller about Escalante is the most biased, illogical, untrue, factless, one sided article ever written about Escalante, Garfield County.
The truth of the matter is the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is the best thing to have happened to Escalante and the State of Utah. Check out the stats.
Not mentioned in the article are the 17 percent or so new people that have moved into town in the last ten years; scientists, artists, writers, business people who have sunk millions of dollars into cleaning up the run down Main Street and residential neighborhoods. They have built and restored houses, businesses (six new ones on Main Street alone), land and helped tourism flourish. Escalante has a great new medical clinic and new hardware store.
Escalante is now a tourist town. Escalante is not what it was. Escalante’s mayor Jerry Taylor’s statements, attitudes and practices need an update. It isn’t about the old, what was. Escalante has been discovered by the world for its natural beauty and nature.
Personally I find this article insulting to Escalante businesses and residents. I believe the real problem with Garfield County and Escalante is the mayor and county commissioners, who have mismanaged the change, missed every available opportunity and hence why they believe Escalante in dire straights.
Submitted by Scott Nelson, Escalante Rock Shop, Escalante
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