Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

93.2 F
Moab
More

    Volunteers join BLM in cleaning up Poison Spider trail

    Featured Stories

    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...

    Ignoring own standards and experts, Utah commission pushes reopening

    The COVID-19 model from the CDC predicts an increase in deaths from the coronavirus from Utah in the coming weeks, and key indicators predict more hospitalizations are to come.
    Doug McMurdo
    Doug McMurdo
    Editor Doug McMurdo reports on news out of the Moab City Center, tourism, courts, change of government and more.
    poison spider
    Volunteers from Moab’s 4×4 community work with the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office to better define the designated Poison Spider trail during a Nov. 9 workday. Courtesy photo

    Local off-road groups and businesses teamed up with the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office to help remediate the iconic Poison Spider trail.

    Sharon Brussell of the BLM said the local office had received multiple reports from tour companies and 4×4 clubs “who noted areas of increasing off-trail activity and wished to remedy the situation.”

    Brussell said 22 volunteers focused on better defining the route and restoring damaged areas. They came from the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Moab Friends for Wheelin’, Xtreme 4×4 Tours, JG Outfitters, Outlaw Jeep Adventures, and Moab Motorsports.

    The Nov. 9 outing also included a trio of BLM employees, said Brussell. The group repaired damaged fences, placed dead logs and rocks, and raked out hundreds of tire tracks.

    “The BLM is grateful for the volunteers’ hard work that not only improved access to the Poison Spider 4×4 route, but also better protected the natural resources in the area,” said Brussell in an email. “The public is reminded to stay on designated routes when exploring their public lands. To learn more about volunteer opportunities in the BLM Moab Field Office, please contact Reed Kennard at 435-259-2100.”

    The next workday will be held in February.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    GOP’s Cox, Reyes move on to General Election

    If the figures hold, Cox will face off against University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson, a Democrat, and Libertarian Daniel Cottam, a surgeon, in November’s general election.

    Man pleads guilty to double manslaughter

    He faces up to 15 years apiece for the deaths of Vilsar Camey, 45, and Camey’s 10-year-old son, Israel on Feb. 9.

    Eklecticafe was cramped but quaint. Then the virus hit

    “It’s so sad to say that, even though there’s a relief for me, but the COVID thing… I just couldn’t sustainably reopen."

    500K facemasks headed to Utah students, teachers

    The state procured the masks from H.M. Cole and Totopazi and will be distributed to school districts in the “greatest need."

    After three years and a tripled budget, Seekhaven has new director

    My main goal is to stabilize our current programming and fortify our working relationships with the first responders in our community.