There is near universal consensus that traffic congestion at Arches National Park has become so problematic that it has significantly diminished the tourist experience for the 700,000 or so annual visitors, has stressed undermanned park staff and threatened the physical environment that draws people from around the world.
Following the release of a study on the potential economic impact of a reservation plan for Arches National Park, the National Park Service is taking a step back and looking to clarify some of the key findings from the study, particularly with regard to the economic impact the plan would have on Moab, Grand County and San Juan County.
According to local weed control experts, an “explosion” of the noxious weed giant reed may be developing in Moab, and its similarity to bamboo is causing some residents to unwittingly exacerbate the problem.
A misworded agenda item needed to be clarified when the Grand County Council on Tuesday, March 19, discussed a proposal to make burning garbage unlawful.
Grand County High School graduate Robin Willscheidt who is nearing completion of a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University has been selected to receive a prestigious scholastic award for being among the top students in her graduating class.
The 43rd annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run fell on a chilly Saturday morning, March 16, perfect running weather for the 1,638 runners – including a woman from Aurora, Colorado who carried a baby on her back.
The Lady Red Devils varsity softball team celebrated its first home game of the season with a 5-3 win over the Emery Spartans on Tuesday, March 12. The weather was dreary, soggy, and chilly, but a sizable crowd turned out for the game.
The Moab Area Community Land Trust in late February was awarded $4.2 million to develop infrastructure in the Arroyo Crossing affordable housing development in Spanish Valley, according to a statement from Kaitlin Myers of the Grand County Community and Economic Development department.
The overwhelming majority of residents who commented during a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed update to the Grand County draft outdoor lighting ordinance favor dimming the lights, so to speak, in an effort to preserve views of the night sky.
After receiving 10 dropped calls to police dispatch during the evening of March 11, Moab City Police responded to a location near a trailer park off Walnut Lane. Upon arrival, police said they spoke with a homeowner near the location from which GPS indicated the calls had been placed.