The Mayor’s Letters

 

February 17, 2006

Kane County School District
ATTN: Robert N. Johnson

Dear Superintendent Johnson,

I am writing you concerning the most recent 'Cowboy Currents' diatribes as they have appeared in the Southern Utah News (Atch. 1-3). It is my impression that this 'column' is reflective of (or perhaps should be) of Kanab High School.

My questions to you are two-fold: 1) Does this column represent the views of the Kane County School Board as well as the faculty and employees of Kanab High School? 2) Who, of any one, has oversight responsibility for the content to ensure what is being written is in accordance with its intended purpose?

It is obvious the adolescent author has been influenced by his family and Southern News editor both in tone and content (Atch. 4,5).

While I claim ignorance of the column's intended purpose, perhaps a change in title is warranted to dissociate it from the Kane County School District and Kanab High School. This would avoid inferences that were not intended and allow 'artistic license' in the widest journalistic sense.

Respectfully,

Kim T. Lawson
Mayor


February 17, 2006

Kanab Utah Kiabab Stake
C/O President Matt Brown

Dear President Brown,

I am writing you in concern for a member of your stake, Matt Livingston, regarding his recent articles appearing under 'Cowboy Currents' in the Southern Utah News (Atch. 1-3).

It is obvious he has been influenced by his family as well as the Souther Utah News editor in both the tone and content of the column (Atch. 4,5).

My question: Is his tone and verbiage consistent and in concert with the principles embodied within his church and scouting? It is my understanding that he is now or soon will become an Eagle Scout, much to his credit.

I view Matt as representative of the future of his church and nation. We need intelligent, principled men and women to lead and guide us. Oft-times 'mid-course' guidance is needed to ensure the target is reached. I know that I have benefited from, and am grateful for, such encouragement in my life.

I apologize if I have overstepped my bounds; it was not my intent. Thank you for your time.

Respectfully,

Kim T. Lawson
Mayor

 

 

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