The T-I recently reprinted this story, originally published in 1999, as Moab celebrates 50 years after the founding of the Slickrock Bike Trail.
The United States Postal Service placed a city mail carrier with the Moab Post Office on “non-duty status” on Thursday, Sept. 5, according to Jeffrey Krafels, a spokesperson for the Inspector General of the Postal Service, after the employee became a subject in a mail theft investigation.
With the help of 25 volunteers and public lands officials, the Canyonlands Field Institute recently organized its largest cleanup of the Colorado River to date, trolling from Hittle Bottom to Takeout Beach, for litter caught up in this year’s high waters.
Any hopes voters in Grand County would weigh in on a proposed new form of government in November’s general election were dashed Sept. 5, when Christina Sloan issued her review of the plan and determined several provisions violate Utah statutes or the state and U.S. constitutions.
The upcoming budget season will not be easy for Grand County officials to navigate as the Grand County Budget Advisory Board begins its work for the 2020 fiscal year about $1 million in debt.
The family of the late Terry Page presented four checks totaling $13,000 to Red Devil athletic teams. Page’s granddaughter, Hannah Tuft, gave the formal announcement of the donations before the opening serve of the varsity volleyball match Thursday evening, Sept. 5.
A combined effort to provide a safe breeding habitat for the endangered razorback sucker hit a significant milestone this week when gates and screens were installed at the site inside the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve.
Utah’s Community Impact Board, a statewide entity that grants money for essential public services, preliminarily offered Grand County EMS slightly more than $5 million in a combination grant and loan on Sept. 5 when Elizabeth Tubbs, chair of the Grand County EMS Special Service District governing board, presented the need for facilities.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking information to help identify the person or persons who vandalized trailhead kiosks on public lands near Moab. This past weekend, someone cut down three large BLM wooden kiosks and knocked over a “Stop Highway Crossing” sign along State Highway 313, according to spokesperson Lisa Bryant.
The Bureau of Land Management announced Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt is the new manager for the Moab Field Office.
The Bureau of Land Management in a press release announcing that all the climbing walls at Indian Creek are open, thanked the climbing community for its efforts to avoid raptor nesting sites during the past nesting season.
The Sand Flats Recreation Area will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Slickrock Bike Trail with a full schedule of events that are all free and open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 14, according to Sand Flats Director Andrea Brand.
Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance is warning residents to drain or dump standing water on their property due to the presence in Grand County of a new invasive mosquito known as Aedes aegypti, or the “yellow fever mosquito,” which can carry the Zika virus and yellow and dengue fever.