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School district says lack of affordable housing keeps many teachers from moving to Moab
When Helen M. Knight Elementary School Assistant Principal Lee Petty accepted the job in Moab, he didn’t expect to have such a hard time finding a place to live. “I wasn’t sure we were going to get...
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Planning commision tables request for sensitive-area resort amendment
The Moab City Planning Commission wants more information before it makes any recommendations on a proposal to loosen size restrictions inside the city’s sensitive-area resort zone. By a 3-0 vote on...
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Scientists make big discoveries at dinosaur track site
Amateur paleontologists knew that they were working on something special when they first began to volunteer at a recently publicized dinosaur track site near Moab. But they had no idea just how uni...
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County to hold public forum on 7-county coalition plan
The Grand County council will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West, to share information and answer questions regarding a proposed “I...
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HBO TV show seeks extras; Discover Channel announces casting call
HBO and the Discover Channel have both recently announced casting calls in the Moab area. A number of Moab residents have already responded to a casting call for extras needed for an upcoming shoot...
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<b>Cleaning up...</b><br>
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Greg Halliday (left) and Mark Roth of the Castle Valley Roads Department examine the damage caused by flash flooding the previous night. Mud, rocks and debris covered Taylor Lane and several other roads after torrential rains flooded the valley on Aug. 19. “The storm heavily impacted all crossings from Pope [Lane] through Buchanan. Shafer Lane was heavily impacted as well as the two Upper Eighty Crossings,” Castle Valley resident Laura Cameron said on Wednesday, Aug. 20. “Our Roads Department will be busy for some time fixing the damage done to the roads and are prioritizing which roads need to be dealt with first.” The heaviest rains hit the upper end of Castle Valley and blocked the crossings on the Upper Eighty where the road was breeched by Placer Creek, according to Cameron. “Rain was coming in torrential sheets for a while and the culvert on Taylor Lane was completely filled with rocks making the road impassible for residents living on the upper part of Taylor Lane,” she said. Photo by Laura Cameron
Cleaning up...
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Greg Halliday (left) and Mark Roth of the Castle Valley Roads Department examine the damage caused by flash flooding the previous night. Mud, rocks and debris covered Taylor Lane and several other roads after torrential rains flooded the valley on Aug. 19. “The storm heavily impacted all crossings from Pope [Lane] through Buchanan. Shafer Lane was heavily impacted as well as the two Upper Eighty Crossings,” Castle Valley resident Laura Cameron said on Wednesday, Aug. 20. “Our Roads Department will be busy for some time fixing the damage done to the roads and are prioritizing which roads need to be dealt with first.” The heaviest rains hit the upper end of Castle Valley and blocked the crossings on the Upper Eighty where the road was breeched by Placer Creek, according to Cameron. “Rain was coming in torrential sheets for a while and the culvert on Taylor Lane was completely filled with rocks making the road impassible for residents living on the upper part of Taylor Lane,” she said. Photo by Laura Cameron
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  • Sale of city culinary water to commercial haulers slows
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    08.21.14 - 09:00 am
  • Red Leaf Resources begins work on oil shale project
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.21.14 - 09:45 am
  • Phillip Mosher named new Moab Valley fire chief
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    08.14.14 - 09:25 am
  • Court continues hearing in human smuggling case
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.14.14 - 09:32 am
  • Grand County to join Utah’s special needs registry
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.07.14 - 09:55 am

  • national news

    Pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk Yan, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen." (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)Pro-democracy lawmakers disrupt a Beijing official's speech on tightly limited voting reforms.


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    French firemen carry a victim in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. French authorities say a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb has collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said around 10 people were evacuated from the building in Rosny-sous-bois that occurred early Sunday morning. Plus said that around another 10 people could still be underneath the rubble, and emergency teams were working hard to rescue people who might be trapped. "We could still find living victims in the hours to come," he said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has arrived at the scene, but couldn't confirm a theory that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble.


    2014-09-01 02:49:35 -0600

    Pakistani protesters beat the portrait of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with shoes at the main entry gate of the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)Antigovernment protesters briefly force the state TV channel off the air as they clashed with police.


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