County Council to revisit Tuesday’s failed lodging ordinance vote

Special meeting gets underway at 2 p.m. today inside council chambers at the Grand County Courthouse

The Grand County Council meets at 2 p.m. today, July 18, to revisit  Tuesday’s 3-3 vote on an ordinance that would temporarily ban construction of hotels, motels and other lodging providers on county land outside of the Moab city limits. The Moab City Council is exploring a similar ordinance.

Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative announces 2020 projects

Aspen, pine regeneration planned for La Sal, Abajo area

Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, coordinated by the Utah Department of Natural Resources, announced $36 million in funding for 121 wildland restoration and rehabilitation projects statewide, with a goal of improving over 173,000 acres of land. In addition, 24 livestock and wildlife water development projects were funded. The projects are scheduled for the 2020 fiscal year. Among them are three plans for southeastern Utah, including prescribed burns in the La Sal Mountains.