Monday, August 3, 2020


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    Survey: Local parents want daily in-person teaching

    “I really don’t think that 40% of all people are not going to send their kid to school.”

    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.
    Zane Taylor
    Zane Taylor
    Times-Independent Publisher

    Skiers, sledders urged to keep eye on avalanche conditions as storms continue to cover Moab

    Moab received a whopping snow storm Dec. 27 that created near white-out conditions in various areas throughout the day. On Main and Center, (top photo) the Pasta Jay’s sign was one of the few lights to shine through the dense snowflakes. Photo by Doug McMurdo

    Check the avalanche report for road conditions, plowing information and grooming updates at

    Donations can be made to LUNA by sending a check to 240 E. 300 S. or contact  Kirstin Peterson at to be added to the grooming email list or for more information.

    Matt Hebberd operates grooming equipment on the Gold Basin road in the La Sal Mountains on Christmas Day. Cross-country ski tracks fade into the forest, below. Photo by Zane Taylor
    Photo by Zane Taylor

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    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Al fresco: COVID-19 pushes city to permit outdoor dining

    Distancing guidelines would have to be followed and businesses would have to apply for a license.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.

    Gas prices ‘stuck in neutral’

    The national average price of gasoline decreased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.17 per gallon Monday.