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    500K facemasks headed to Utah students, teachers

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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.
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    State officials and business leaders recently greeted The Dreamlifter — a converted Boeing 747 — that was filled with 500,000 facemasks destined for Utah students and teachers to be used when they return to school in the fall.

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    Airport workers in Nagoya, Japan load 500,000 facemasks onto a converted Boeing 747. Courtesy photo

    The state procured the masks from H.M. Cole and Totopazi and will be distributed to school districts in the “greatest need,” according to a statement from Gov. Gary Herbert’s office.

    Because this is part of the state’s “A Mask For Every Utahn” initiative, the recipient districts will not be charged for the masks. Boeing donated the cost of the transport; it has made 11 other donations since the pandemic began in March.

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