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    Leaving Guatemala

    I selected “send me where I’m needed most,” my desire to immerse myself in another country’s culture not affixed to any location in particular.

    Widespread testing is key to Moab’s path forward

    Once a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, it has likely already been days since they started unknowingly spreading the virus. As such, local health officials want to expand testing locally for the coronavirus.

    County to diversify post-virus

    The impacts of the pandemic have renewed local leaders’ focus on a topic many have worried over for years but must now confront in much starker terms: Economic diversification.

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

    The party is over at Imagination Station art supply store

    Cindy Sue Hunter serves a customer at her art supply store, Imagination Station, which has been reconfigured to allow shoppers to do what Hunter calls “door shopping."

    Where is broadband available in Moab?

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    Doug McMurdo
    Doug McMurdo
    Editor Doug McMurdo reports on news out of the Moab City Center, tourism, courts, change of government and more.

    Two more open house events scheduled

    Photo by Doug McMurdo

    Walt Dabney during a recent open house at the Grand Center leads a discussion on work the Grand County Change of Form of Government Study Committee has and will continue to do in creating the county’s next form of government. Two more open houses are planned, and attendees will be asked to take a short survey as part of the process.

    There are four optional plans to choose from: a county commission, an expanded county commission, a county council with an elected executive or mayor who will have veto power, or a county council with an appointed manager, who will have more authority than an administrator.

    The next open house gets underway from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Grand Water and Sewer Service Agency, 3025 Spanish Trail Road. The final open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 17 at the Castle Valley town building in Castle Valley.

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    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.

    Youth spots fire, alerts authorities

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    Broken bones in Left Hand

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    Employment data confirms Grand is among worst hit in state

    The figures confirm earlier estimates that roughly one in five to one in six jobs in Grand County have been lost to COVID-19.

    Widespread testing is key to Moab’s path forward

    Once a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, it has likely already been days since they started unknowingly spreading the virus. As such, local health officials want to expand testing locally for the coronavirus.