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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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    Reporter Carter Pape covers news out of the Grand County Council Chambers, including housing, tourism, crime, and more.
    Here are some of the nearly 60,000 aluminum cans that were traded for cash Saturday during America Recycles Day. Photo courtesy of the
    Community Recycle Center

    Nearly a ton of aluminum cans – 1,854 pounds – was traded for cash Saturday during Moab Solutions’ Cash for Cans event, part of America Recycles Day at the Community Recycle Center.

    On Friday, 200 cubic feet of paper was shredded for free by Colorado Document Security.

    “I was truly moved to see how many people brought in cans who could really make use of a bit of extra cash,” said Sara Melnicoff of Moab Solutions. “I hope we can do this a couple of times a year, because this community is all about caring for each other and for community entities, like the CRC, that acts as a hub for so many activities.

    “The folks bringing cans get some cash, the center gets lots of cans to process and sell, and the sponsor gets great publicity. That qualifies as a win-win-win in my book. There were also some people who donated the funds back to the CRC or [Moab Solutions], which was very kind.”

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    Latest News

    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.”