Lodging is Moab’s most lucrative business, and as elected officials debate draft ordinances that would regulate new hotel developments, they see an opportunity to leverage that economic opportunity to bring to Moab greater economic diversity in the form of new restaurants, retail outlets and even possibly daycares.
A comprehensive presentation on the 2020 Grand County budget – which includes more than $1.7 million in a not-yet-approved property tax increase – was not enough to pacify a handful of residents Tuesday night when the Grand County Council held a public hearing.
Two people died after falling near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park early in the morning Nov. 29. They have been identified as Torrance, California residents Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and 60-year-old Etoko Amimoto, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
Construction on a new parking garage in downtown Moab is scheduled to begin at the end of next year and be completed by the end of 2021. Consultants are set to begin designing the project as soon as Moabites provide input on how they want the project to work and look.
A resolution to power Grand County with 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 passed unanimously at Tuesday’s Grand County Council meeting despite concerns over the potential cost to customers.
A large and hungry contingent of Moab residents enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings at the 15th annual free Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by WabiSabi and the Moab Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Center, Nov. 28.
Nearly 70 public libraries in Utah, including the Grand County Library, will join a nationwide boycott of Macmillan because of the company’s new policy that limits access and increases costs for new books, according to Josh Loftin, spokesperson for the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts.
A local man told Moab City Police that his family is okay after receiving a phone call from a person claiming to be from a Mexican criminal group. The caller had named and threatened to kill the man’s ex-wife, kids and mother.
The San Juan Health Service District plans to build a new rural health clinic in Spanish Valley. The district has purchased land and secured funding for the $6.4 million facility, which will be constructed on what is set to become one of the main intersections in the growing community.
Bonnie Crysdale, my wife, mother of daughter, Cris Ann and son, Kent and sister of Barbara Murdock, dropped from our lives in the space of two minutes without warning at age 77, a heart attack at a Thanksgiving party with family and friends all around her.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently found a pipe bomb, a machete, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a backpack that allegedly belonged to a recently arrested suspect who the sheriff’s office said is a convicted felon who had two open arrest warrants against him.
A woman faces two misdemeanor charges for illegally distributing intimate photos of herself and her husband without permission and one count of misdemeanor harassment. Police arrested the woman Nov. 19 after interviews with her, the husband and a girlfriend.