In a vote that surprised city officials including Mayor Emily Niehaus and City Manager Joel Linares, the Moab City Council voted 3-2 on Wednesday, May 15 to approve a scaled-down version of its Planned Affordable Development ordinance, a project years in the making.
A federal court recently affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Grand Canyon Trust against the U.S. Forest Service over the controversial introduction of mountain goats in the La Sal Mountains.
The Moab City Council voted to table a vote on an agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation that would put the city in charge of constructing a parking garage in the block northwest of Main and Center streets. The parking garage would replace the city’s existing parking lot on that block.
The popularity of Sand Flats Recreation Area continues to grow – so much so that one of its attractions, the Hell’s Revenge 4X4 trail, drew more tourists to the region last year than any others that are not named Arches National Park.
It cost $20 a day to stay in one of the hundreds of campsites on public lands in Grand County. Grand County Council Member Mary McGann and other public officials want to increase that cost by 4%, or 80 cents, in the form of a Transient Room Tax to help mitigate the impacts all those campers have on the county’s solid waste district, emergency medical services, law enforcement and search and rescue operations.
Given a tight deadline and a late start, the odds are small that the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee will have a question ready for voters on November’s ballot.
Moab Brand Trails was the first bike trail listed in a recent Department of the Interior press release regarding National Bike Month.
Moab City Council Member Tawny Knuteson-Boyd told The Times-Independent on Friday, May 10 that she “will run for re-election” this November.
The City of Moab and Moab Chamber of Commerce have landed Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband to perform in concert July 4 at Swanny Park. The band will take the stage to end the night.
Canyonlands Field near Moab is one of three Utah airports awarded $18.7 million in grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to a statement from DOT.