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    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.

    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.

    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."
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    We strongly advise all Grand County residents to sign up for alerts by going to GrandCountyAlerts.org today. 

    Citizens may select to be notified by text, phone call and/or email in case of an emergency situation near their location.

    These notifications will only be sent when there is a threat to health, life and/or public safety and will be specifically sent to the locations within the area of the threat.

    Should there be a county-wide emergency, all subscribers on the system will be alerted. This notification system will greatly improve safety outcomes by providing immediate and crucial information to the public about the emergency as well as response actions that need to be taken by the public.

    Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Moab City Police Department, Moab Valley Fire Department, Grand County Emergency Medical Services, City of Moab and Grand County Dispatch are uniting to encourage the public to sign up for the Grand County emergency alert system. 

    — Samantha Throttle

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    The Times-Independent interviewed Grand County High School Principal Steve Hren and Grand County School District Superintendent Taryn Kay on May 11 about their experience and thoughts about the two prior months, in which local campuses closed, and students were sent home to finish off their year doing distance education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The class of 2020 will celebrate like none before

    With physical distancing and social togetherness the name of the game amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 from Grand County High School will join their peers around the state, country and world to celebrate their graduation in a manner that will be altogether unprecedented and unique but will — to the degree that it is safe — bring them together to celebrate on May 28.