GOBLIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOBLIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Goblin topplers are still vandals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57845106-82/goblin-barnes-topplers-evidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57845106-82/goblin-barnes-topplers-evidence.html.csp">Letter: Goblin topplers are still vandals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T18:58:01.921-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In “Goblin topplers justified” (April 20), Earl Barnes writes that the toppling of a goblin in Goblin Valley State Park was justified “based on science.” Like Mr. Barnes, I have been working on geologic hazards for more than 20 years. Unlike Mr. Barnes, I recognize that science is driven by evidence. No study has produced evidence that the toppled goblin was unstable under natural conditions. I don’t know if a scientific analysis of that particular goblin would have found it safe, and neit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57845106@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:58:01 MDT Letter of the week: Goblin topplers had a good reason http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57833902-82/topplers-boulder-geologic-goblin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57833902-82/topplers-boulder-geologic-goblin.html.csp">Letter of the week: Goblin topplers had a good reason</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:04.563-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am disturbed by the constant, critical comments by uniformed people who lack professional knowledge and understanding of the impact geologic hazards have on our society. I have more than 20 years of experience working with geologic hazards, including rockfall control and rockfall research. When the topplers said they pushed the boulder over for safety reasons, in my opinion, they were right. When a boulder has its support base eroded to the point that a human can push it over, it is going to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833902@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Wrong lesson from goblin toppling case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822418-82/lesson-wrong-goblin-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822418-82/lesson-wrong-goblin-news.html.csp">Letter: Wrong lesson from goblin toppling case</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:02.854-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While watching the news after the goblin topplers were found guilty of destroying ancient artifacts, the news anchorman stated, “The lesson here is to not post things like this on Facebook.” Oh really? Is that the lesson? I thought the lesson was to not destroy things that don’t belong to you. I wonder how many other people learned the wrong lesson. Anna Florin South Jordan</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822418@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:02 MDT Letter: Kirby’s bowling-ball howitzer fun truly ‘mindless’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57798059-82/bowling-fun-ball-kirby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57798059-82/bowling-fun-ball-kirby.html.csp">Letter: Kirby’s bowling-ball howitzer fun truly ‘mindless’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T13:53:52.13-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re the April 8 Tribune column titled “Kirby: ‘Walter’ the bowling-ball howitzer did us proud”: “Cows sleeping a quarter of a mile away jumped up and galloped frantically in the direction of Tooele.” “A seagull may have gotten its feelings hurt.” Does the writer enjoy causing distress to animals? Did one of his “salvos” land on a rabbit or a snake? Perhaps he does not care about that. Apparently, he is looking for more bowling balls as, “We couldn’t find all the ones we shot Saturday.” Doesn’t ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798059@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:53:52 MDT Letter: State shows shocking lack of interest in goblin toppler case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722875-82/state-goblin-interest-lack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722875-82/state-goblin-interest-lack.html.csp">Letter: State shows shocking lack of interest in goblin toppler case</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T14:48:27.644-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before a national and international audience, for their crimes these wanton criminals, acting under the sponsorship of the LDS Church and the franchise of the Boy Scouts of America, have received only a fine and probation for the destruction of an irreplaceable and priceless natural wonder and resource (“Utah goblin topplers given probation,” Tribune, March 18). The unbelievable arrogance of these two scoundrels is second only to the shocking lack of interest both the Legislature and the attorn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57722875@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:48:27 MDT Letter: Topplers got off way too easy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703022-82/goblin-topplers-easy-sign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703022-82/goblin-topplers-easy-sign.html.csp">Letter: Topplers got off way too easy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:05.851-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First, the goblin topplers got off way too easy (“Utah ‘goblin topplers’ sentenced to probation,” Tribune, March 18). They need to split court costs and legal fees and pay a fine of at least $10,000 each, which isn’t nearly enough. Second, they need to spend the entire coming year visiting every Boy Scout troop in Utah and giving the boys a lesson on how important our environment and our public lands are/should be to Americans/Utahns. Third, then they should teach those Boy Scouts how to behave...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57703022@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Utah ‘goblin topplers’ sentenced to probation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57695025-78/taylor-state-hall-goblin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57695025-78/taylor-state-hall-goblin.html.csp">Utah ‘goblin topplers’ sentenced to probation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By marissa lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T09:13:33.784-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Castle Dale • Utah’s so-called goblin topplers, Glenn Tuck Taylor and David Benjamin Hall, may have to shell out thousands to pay for warning signs telling future visitors to Goblin Valley State Park to leave the rocks alone — advice, Taylor said Tuesday, he wished they had followed last year. The men were sentenced Tuesday afternoon to a year of probation and no jail time after pleading guilty to knocking over an ancient rock formation in the state park. They will be required to pay an amoun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57695025@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:13:33 MDT