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Residents concerned about Sky Ranch airport, nightly rentals in Spanish Valley Area Plan
Spanish Valley will be “a bedroom community more than anything else,” said Mark Vlasic, principal and president of Landmark Designs, the firm that San Juan County has hired to help develop a plan f...
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County council says ‘no’ to resolution on nightly rentals
​ Utah’s House Bill 253 has a lot of opponents. The law, passed last year by the Utah Legislature, allows nightly rentals to be advertised on sites like Airbnb.com — effectively removing the only t...
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Travel Council: Moab sees large increase in winter tourism
​ Room bookings in Moab increased 20 percent between November 2016 and November 2017 — and in December, lodging increased by 26 percent, while January 2018 saw a 28 percent increase over last year,...
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Interagency dispatch center to stay put
Plan to consolidate centers fails amid concerns of damaged relationships between entities

​ The Utah Interagency Fire Dispatch Center in Moab will stay where it is, now that agency officials have abandoned an effort to consolidate its dispatch centers throughout Utah. ​ Under the now-de...
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Utah health dept. study shows elevated cancer rates in Moab
One possible cause? Smoking

​ The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action steering committee has received a five-year update on the Moab Area epidemiological study from the Utah Department of Health. The study, a review of canc...
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Moab City Police Department Sgt. Bret Edge is trading in his stripes for some stars, it seems, after being named as the city’s assistant chief of police. In a press release from the city, MPD Chief Jim Winder said Edge, a 12-year veteran of the department, will fill an important position and that “the police department continues to face significant pressures associated with the growth of the community.” Winder also announced that four new officers — Richard Cordero, Ryan Burraston, Jason Boots and Mike Thurston — would be sworn into the department, likely in March.          Photo courtesy City of Moab
Moab City Police Department Sgt. Bret Edge is trading in his stripes for some stars, it seems, after being named as the city’s assistant chief of police. In a press release from the city, MPD Chief Jim Winder said Edge, a 12-year veteran of the department, will fill an important position and that “the police department continues to face significant pressures associated with the growth of the community.” Winder also announced that four new officers — Richard Cordero, Ryan Burraston, Jason Boots and Mike Thurston — would be sworn into the department, likely in March. Photo courtesy City of Moab
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    The Times-Independent
    02.08.18 - 10:50 am

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