Monday, July 6, 2020


Moab, UT

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    GOP’s Cox, Reyes move on to General Election

    If the figures hold, Cox will face off against University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson, a Democrat, and Libertarian Daniel Cottam, a surgeon, in November’s general election.

    Pandemic weakens summer travel as AAA forecasts first decline in 11 years

    Car trips reign supreme accounting for 97% of the favored mode of transportation.

    After three years and a tripled budget, Seekhaven has new director

    My main goal is to stabilize our current programming and fortify our working relationships with the first responders in our community.

    Community fireworks display to light Moab skies July 4

    all fireworks are prohibited within unincorporated boundaries of Grand County, including on Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, state and private lands.

    Masks are a must

    Council Member Rory Paxman, who joined Wells to vote against the face coverings, said that a mask mandate would cause problems for his and other businesses.

    Lawmakers revise COVID-ravaged budget

    The Utah Legislature presented a modified budget in an attempt to strike a careful balance between meeting...

    Fire danger posing risks to safety; public support needed to reduce blazes

    “A significant increase in public outdoor recreation and careless actions are contributing to the number of ignitions."

    Eklecticafe was cramped but quaint. Then the virus hit

    “It’s so sad to say that, even though there’s a relief for me, but the COVID thing… I just couldn’t sustainably reopen."

    Man pleads guilty to double manslaughter

    He faces up to 15 years apiece for the deaths of Vilsar Camey, 45, and Camey’s 10-year-old son, Israel on Feb. 9.


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    Reopening makes Moab a ‘ticking time bomb’

    By promoting a false sense of competency and readiness, we’ve inspired others to travel more, go out more, socialize more, and generally take more risks.

    Let your freak flag fly

    We are driven by our universal wonderment of creating and understanding our completed works.

    Wells: Endorsement was not written on county letterhead

    If Ms. Tallman was being honest she would acknowledge that this letter was not sent on official county letterhead.

    The debate over wildfire management

    A more troubling and problematic development has been the advent of allowing wildfires to burn to meet various public land management needs.

    Government News

    City sales tax comes in higher than expected

    Sometimes, bad news is good news. City of Moab Finance Director Klint York in...

    San Juan County delays action on SITLA’s Spanish Valley plans

    San Juan County Commissioners on Tuesday tabled a recommendation by the county planning commission to approve a “preliminary community structure plan” for more than 5,000 acres in Spanish Valley...

    Cody takes lead at Hovenweep, Natural Bridges monuments

    Cody has more than 27 years of National Park Service experience and currently serves as the chief of facility maintenance at the Flagstaff Area Monuments in Arizona, which includes Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Walnut Canyon national monuments, officials said.
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    Police reform: Chief bristles at county attorney’s critique

    Responding to comments from Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan on gender bias in local policing, Moab City...

    How do local policing policies compare to proposed reforms?

    Amid Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, a movement to effect...

    Man charged after family fight; Yanito held knife to own throat

    A Facebook-started rumor of law enforcement officials shooting a man early Friday morning proved to be false...

    Public Notices


    On June 17, 2020 the Town Council of the Town of Castle Valley passed Ordinance 2020-1: Regulating Excavation and Construction within, and...


    The Town of Castle Valley Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on July 15th 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grand County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:00...


    GCSD faculty, staff honored for years of service

    In 2020 the district recognized 24 employees for their longevity and four retiring employees.

    Some Grand Junction residents want Walker’s name removed from sites

    Recent calls across the country for confederate statues to be taken down have affected Grand Junction, where...

    Youth Garden Project reaffirms commitment to equality

    The Youth Garden Project wholeheartedly acknowledges the systemic racism that is woven into the fabric of this country. We acknowledge this is a problem that needs more attention, and we are committed to helping to un-weave the hateful threads that have never belonged. We also acknowledge the historical context of agriculture and its connection to slavery and racism.

    GCSD awards staff for Child Nutrition Program during COVID-19 crisis

    Over 55,000 school meals have been served in the community since schools closed on March 16 due to COVID-19.


    Improvements completed at Rotary Park

    The Moab Rotary Club turned 40 years old this year, and Rotary Park was opened in 1980.

    Recreation & Outdoors

    Arches, Canyonlands begin to open campgrounds

    All standard campsites and both group sites will be fully reservable through or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Phased reopening: Shuttle service resumes at Zion National Park

    The shuttle provides access to trails and viewpoints in Zion Canyon along the Scenic Drive including the West Rim trail, the Emerald Pools, the Riverside Walk, and The Narrows.

    Moose: What to know about their behavior; how to avoid conflicts

    Adult moose can weigh between 800 to 1,200 pounds, and bulls can stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder.

    Federal duck stamps now on sale; purchases help support conservation

    Purchasing Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps is a great way to support conserving America’s waterfowl and wetlands

    Special bird hunting permit applications open for species that are not widely available

    The application period for these four Utah bird hunts opened Wednesday, July 1.
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