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    Michael Woods, 1946 ~ 2009

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    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Leaving Guatemala Part 2: There wasn’t enough time to say goodbye

    To say I woke up on the Monday morning of the evacuation...

    Michael Woods, a long-time resident of Moab, passed away on July 25, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colo., surrounded by his family.

    Mike was the son of Duke B. Woods and Polly Woods, and he was born August 23, 1946 in Barstow, Calif. He came to Moab with his parents when he was 1-year old, and he resided here until he joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Grand County High School in 1964.

    While a student at GCHS, Mike was employed by The Times-Independent and he was an active member of the Moab Riding Club.

    While stationed in Scotland with the U.S. Navy, Mike met the lovely Kate Curnyn. They were married in Dunoon, Scotland. They then resided in the U.S. and Mike retired from the U.S. Navy after serving for 22 years.

    Mike is survived by his wife, Kate and two sons, Michael, of Houston, Tex., and James, of Fort Collins, Colo.

    Mike loved Moab and the La Sal Mountains. His final resting place will be in Willow Basin on the property of his cousins, Dorothy Kirk Guinand and Janice Kirk Hawley.

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    Lionsback Resort project begins on Sand Flats Road

    The City of Moab will have oversight of the project, which was not something that was always on the table because state law allows SITLA to develop projects without input from local authorities.

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    State provides 75,000 more facemasks for Moab businesses, visitors

    Local businesses may pick up free face coverings at the Canyonlands Copy Center, 375 S. Main St., in Moab.

    County approves letter opposing September gas lease sales

    The oppositional letter asserts that the lease sale “threatens the core of our tourism economy by locking in long-term oil and gas leases on and around popular recreation areas that are vital to our local economy.”