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Officials urge caution as wildfire season begins
With the official start to Utah’s wildfire season, the open burning season has come to an end, state fire officials said. “Fire danger will increase as warmer and drier weather accompanies the summ...
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BLM makes improvements to Hittle Bottom boat ramp, campground
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office has announced that construction will soon begin on improvements to the Hittle Bottom boat ramp and campground located along state Route 128 nor...
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BLM Monticello area camping fees to increase in 2016
Beginning Feb. 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah Monticello Field Office will increase several camping fees, according to a news release from the BLM. The fee increase is planned to help ...
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Laura Joss named National Park Service Pacific West regional director
Laura Joss, a former Arches National Park superintendent, has been named the regional director for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service (NPS), according to a news release from Natio...
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  • The focus is on the stars at Arches dark sky event July 2
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    06.30.16 - 10:48 am
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    by Jeff Richards
    contributing writer
    03.11.10 - 09:51 am

  • High water mark...
A paddle boarder travels across the surface of Ken’s Lake, which is still “virtually full” as of July 20, according to Grand Water and Sewer Service Agency Manager Mark Sovine. Official GWSSA figures indicate that the reservoir, which contained 2,544 acre-feet of water on June 30, had dropped only slightly, to 2,435 acre-feet, in measurements taken July 14. “This year, it’s as high as it’s ever been, and it’s still nearly full,” Sovine said, adding that this past year’s healthy precipitation amounts coupled with a gradual snowmelt runoff have helped the reservoir reach record-high levels. There are no irrigation watering restrictions in place for GWSSA reservoir-water users this year, Sovine said, adding that 2016’s encouraging water outlook is “completely opposite” that of three years ago, when the lake was virtually empty for the first several months of 2013. Photo by Jeff Richards
    High water mark... A paddle boarder travels across the surface of Ken’s Lake, which is still “virtually full” as of July 20, according to Grand Water and Sewer Service Agency Manager Mark Sovine. Official GWSSA figures indicate that the reservoir, which contained 2,544 acre-feet of water on June 30, had dropped only slightly, to 2,435 acre-feet, in measurements taken July 14. “This year, it’s as high as it’s ever been, and it’s still nearly full,” Sovine said, adding that this past year’s healthy precipitation amounts coupled with a gradual snowmelt runoff have helped the reservoir reach record-high levels. There are no irrigation watering restrictions in place for GWSSA reservoir-water users this year, Sovine said, adding that 2016’s encouraging water outlook is “completely opposite” that of three years ago, when the lake was virtually empty for the first several months of 2013. Photo by Jeff Richards
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