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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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    Utah gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 3.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 32.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $2.53 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $4.79 per gallon, a difference of $2.26 per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country Monday stood at $1.67 per gallon while the most expensive was $5.75 per gallon, a difference of $4.08 per gallon.

    The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.58 per gallon this week. The average is down 16.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 25 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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    County: Mask mandate is official

    Southeast Utah Health Department Director Bradon Bradford modeled the local order after those in Salt Lake and Summit counties.

    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.

    Drought conditions grip Utah; stats are grim

    It’s unlikely things will improve this late in the water year.

    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.”