This week on Utah NOW, we're profiling Moab as a community and as a model for the "new west".
Environmentalists had hoped the city would be a new economic model for the rural American West, that it would shift away from industries like mining and cattle and instead use as its centerpiece the beauty of the land and its remarkable terrain. A few decades into this experiment and we'll see how it's working out.
I just watched your program on Moab. While it was good and I have no problem with what you showed, I have questions on what you did not show.
You did not show how the local real estate people have been manipulating the prices of housing. The people who live here and are service workers, can not afford to live here.
The town itself, has many, many trailers and unsightly properties that are not being addressed. I hope you come back and look at what the people that have to live here have to endure.
Thank you for a good program.
Posted by John Finger, Saturday July 12th, 2008 @ 1:23 pm
I would like to say I enjoyed watching the show. I have lived in Moab since 1991. My child has grown up here and approaching his last year in high school.
I was purchasing land and at the last moment the seller decided to go up 40,000 on the 1 acre I was buying. Needless to say the deal fell through. I am considering after my son graduates I will have to move a way to be able to afford to live or buy a place of my own.
It will be a hard decision because I love it here and so does my child.
Anyways a guess a classic example of what happens in the new west and people buying second homes, etc....
Thank You, Sandy
Posted by Sandy Cornell, Sunday July 13th, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
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