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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...
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    The annual Moab April Action Car Show is Friday through Sunday, April 26-28, downtown. Vehicles from 1900 to 2018 will be around town for your viewing pleasure. Free admission for spectators.

    April 25

    Joel Tuhy discusses “Where Do All the Wildflowers Go?” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Moab Information Center, Main and Center. Tuhy examines the intervening span of time between when flowers fade and when they blossom the next year. Free.

    Colorado River Science is 6 p.m. at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Historian Roy Webb will discuss Colorado River history. Sponsored by Grand County Public Library. Free.

    April 26

    Colorado River Science, 7 p.m. at Star Hall. Author and journalist Jonathan Thompson will discuss how “politics, science and power interact in the West.”

    Pop Up Roller Rink, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. Free for locals on final Fridays of the month. Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental.

    Castle Valley Book Group. 11 a.m. at the Castle Valley Library. This month’s book is “The Line Becomes a River,” by Francisco Cantu.

    April 27

    Amasa Run 2019. This trail course challenges runners on a races ranging up to 25 kilometers. For more information call 385-202-2972.

    Annual Spring Plant Sale; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. All proceeds support youth and community programs. For more information call 435-259-2326.

    Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo Queen Contest. Locals compete to see who will represent Grand County as its Junior and Senior Rodeo Queens. For more information call Krista at 435-260-7942.

    Earth Day Celebration is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center. For more information call 435-259-6670.

    April 29

    The Unruly Mystic: John Muir: This documentary “explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism and Father of America’s National Parks. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Star Hall.

    April 29 – May 3

    Moab Photo Symposium. For more information visit moabphotosymposium.com.

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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.”