Loren “Bish” Taylor

Born in 1892 to one of Moab’s oldest families, young Loren “Bish” Taylor apprenticed at the Grand Valley Times where he learned the printing and newspaper business. After purchasing the Times and its competitor The Independent, the renamed Times-Independent became one of the most influential newspapers in southeastern Utah. Taylor served his community as town clerk and trustee of a new hospital while earning some of the highest honors of his profession. He was elected president of the Utah State Press Association and received the Associations’ Master Editor award in 1961. Taylor’s commitment to Moab lives on through his descendants, who own and lead the TI today.


Photo: Courtesy Tom Taylor