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Airport gets $270,000 in county funding for runway improvements
The Grand County Council unanimously voted to approve $270,000 in funding to accelerate the process of widening the Canyonlands Field Airport runway. The decision followed SkyWest’s announcement la...
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Arches Drive residents say proposed B&B would alter neighborhood’s character
A bed and breakfast proposed for a neighborhood on Moab’s east side has angered some neighbors and also raised larger questions about the appropriateness of nightly rentals in residential zones. Je...
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Moab man expresses remorse for theft of dinosaur track
A Moab man who pleaded guilty to the theft of a fossilized three-toed dinosaur footprint from public lands was sentenced to one year of probation and six months of house arrest during an Oct. 20 he...
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Music, wiener dog races and flying gourds featured at 9th annual Moab Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival
It’s October, which means the temperature is dropping and the leaves are falling. It also means pumpkin season. Pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin bread, and decorated pumpkins on many doorsteps are a s...
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Local women hope ‘cautionary tales’ will help others who hike alone
Many local residents choose to hike alone, enjoying the meditative qualities of the desert landscape in solitude. With the canyons and mountains in Moab’s backyard, local hikers regularly step out ...
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<b><i>‘Energy Excursion’...<br></b></i>
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox addresses a group of state and local government officials, along with representatives and members of the Salt Lake City and Moab chambers of commerce, at a dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Canyonlands by Night in Moab. The group was in town for a one-night, two-day “Energy Excursion” designed to increase awareness of energy-related issues. Cox spoke of the juxtaposition between energy development and protecting the natural beauty of the land, and the need for balance between them. “We have to be very careful with the resources we’ve been entrusted with,” he said. Also giving brief remarks at the dinner were Dr. Laura Nelson, director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development, and Brad Petersen, director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation, both of whom spoke favorably of their personal experiences recreating in the Moab area. After spending the night in Moab, the 40-person group was scheduled to take a charter bus for a Wednesday morning tour of the Intrepid Potash plant, as well as visit an oil and gas facility operated by Fidelity Exploration and Production. The excursion was to end with a lunchtime visit at Dead Horse Point State Park. According to Michael Merrill of the Salt Lake City Chamber, this event is the third such excursion that the chamber has sponsored and conducted, following one held in the Uintah Basin last fall and one in Beaver in April of this year. Photo by Jeff Richards
‘Energy Excursion’...
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox addresses a group of state and local government officials, along with representatives and members of the Salt Lake City and Moab chambers of commerce, at a dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Canyonlands by Night in Moab. The group was in town for a one-night, two-day “Energy Excursion” designed to increase awareness of energy-related issues. Cox spoke of the juxtaposition between energy development and protecting the natural beauty of the land, and the need for balance between them. “We have to be very careful with the resources we’ve been entrusted with,” he said. Also giving brief remarks at the dinner were Dr. Laura Nelson, director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development, and Brad Petersen, director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation, both of whom spoke favorably of their personal experiences recreating in the Moab area. After spending the night in Moab, the 40-person group was scheduled to take a charter bus for a Wednesday morning tour of the Intrepid Potash plant, as well as visit an oil and gas facility operated by Fidelity Exploration and Production. The excursion was to end with a lunchtime visit at Dead Horse Point State Park. According to Michael Merrill of the Salt Lake City Chamber, this event is the third such excursion that the chamber has sponsored and conducted, following one held in the Uintah Basin last fall and one in Beaver in April of this year. Photo by Jeff Richards
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  • ‘Summer of bears’ wreaks havoc on local honeybee colonies
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:06 am
  • City joins initiative to develop ‘solar roadmap’
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:05 am
  • USU-Moab, SITLA finalize land exchange
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:09 am
  • Moab Farmers’ Market gets new management
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:12 am
  • High-adrenalin films featured in Radical Reels tour
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    10.09.14 - 11:10 am
  • Local candidates face off at Civics on Center forum
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.09.14 - 10:40 am
  • County approves allocations of PILT, mineral lease funds
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.09.14 - 10:39 am
  • AG’s office declines to file charges against Jackson
    by Lisa J. Church
    Staff Writer
    10.09.14 - 10:42 am

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