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Moab Giants dinosaur park’s pre-opening set for Sept. 1
Dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages can get a sneak peak of the new Moab Giants dinosaur track museum and park when the facility opens its doors to the public for the first time starting at 9 a.m. on ...
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Sadoff named CEO of Moab Regional Hospital
Jennifer Sadoff, who since February has been serving as the interim CEO of Moab Regional Hospital (MRH), will now assume that job on a permanent basis. In an Aug. 25 letter to the hospital’s physic...
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Mesa County woman diagnosed with tularemia after recreating in the Ruby-Horsethief Canyon area along the Colorado River
The Bureau of Land Management and the Southeast Utah Department of Health are urging Grand County residents to take extra precautions while in areas where wildlife is active after three people who ...
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Colorado man dies in hang gliding accident near Canyonlands N.P.
A Colorado man who was hang gliding in the Indian Creek area near Canyonlands National Park died died Aug. 24 after strong winds dragged him from the cliff’s edge as he was attempting to take off, ...
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City council approves changes to flood channel zone regulations
After several months of debate, and a number of changes, the Moab City Council has approved an amendment to the city’s ordinance governing activities that take place within the city’s flood channel...
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<b><i>Tough spot...<br></b></i>
Rescue teams from the National Park Service and Grand County Search and Rescue work to help a man who became stranded on Turret Arch on Sunday, Aug. 2. The 22-year-old man had climbed up the north side of the arch, where he became stuck and was unable to climb back down, according to information from the Arches National Park. Rescue workers had to drill bolts into the rock to secure ropes so that they could lower the man to safety. The rescue operation took about 2.25 hours to complete, Grand County Search and Rescue Commander Jim Webster said. As all arches and named features within the park are closed to climbing, the man was later issued a citation for violating Park Service Regulations, park officials told The Times-Independent. A visitor from the Netherlands captured this image as his guided tour was passing by the Turret Arch area. Photo by Merijn van der Meer
Tough spot...
Rescue teams from the National Park Service and Grand County Search and Rescue work to help a man who became stranded on Turret Arch on Sunday, Aug. 2. The 22-year-old man had climbed up the north side of the arch, where he became stuck and was unable to climb back down, according to information from the Arches National Park. Rescue workers had to drill bolts into the rock to secure ropes so that they could lower the man to safety. The rescue operation took about 2.25 hours to complete, Grand County Search and Rescue Commander Jim Webster said. As all arches and named features within the park are closed to climbing, the man was later issued a citation for violating Park Service Regulations, park officials told The Times-Independent. A visitor from the Netherlands captured this image as his guided tour was passing by the Turret Arch area. Photo by Merijn van der Meer
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  • West Nile virus found in mosquitoes at wetlands
    by Molly Marcello
    Staff Writer
    08.13.15 - 09:24 am
  • Moab’s Relay for Life raises more than $31,000, organizers say
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    08.13.15 - 09:26 am

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