Letters to the editor for July 15th

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St. George Spectrum & Daily News

Not using ‘Dixie’ costs the taxpayers

The future of “Dixie” begins to look rather bleak, as the awakened crowd of name changers was let through almost to the finish line. This hideous new version of the “New Clothes of the Emperor” will lead to a blank check, which will be issued by the legislature to the DSU administration and the board of trustees.

Regardless of how you feel about “Dixie,” all taxpayers should be very nervous about the cost of rebranding. The minimum amount I’ve seen is an astonishing $ 12 million, and we all know how fast government and academia could go unchecked to get this to $ 20 million. If part of this travesty was fair, the institution would have to raise every penny, but nothing was fair or honest, including who’s taking the bill, you guessed it, Utah taxpayers.

The state of Utah has established itself admirably as one of the poorer states in the past few decades and has become one of the most financially responsible and business-friendly states. Let Governor Cox and the Legislature know that we appreciate the hard work it took to get there, and that this is not the time to waste money on foolish and unpopular causes.

Rick Miles

St. George

Tall poles

I am amazed that the City Planning Commission and City Council approved a permit to build such an ugly golf driving range at the entrance to our city. People coming from the south on I-15 are greeted not by a beautiful view of our city, but by an ugly cluster of tall black poles. What did you think

Meanwhile, they have placed extensive restrictions on local car washes, including expensive landscaping and design changes to diminish their visual impact. Now how do you plan to soften the visual impact of an arrangement of 40 foot sticks? Planting 40 foot trees?

Troy Pyles

St. George


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