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    Improvements completed at Rotary Park

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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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    Seven members of the Moab Rotary Club stand next to a fence they recently built
    The Moab Rotary Club last week finished building a new fence at Rotary Park. From left are Jon Wright, Joe Kingsley, Britta Kingsley, Bruce Louthan, Monte Curtis, John Fogg and Steve Goetz. Not pictured, but also working on the project were Dave Bierschied, Nicci Theron, Marc Lindsay, Dan Mick, Richard Mick and personnel from several local companies that volunteered labor and the use of machines. Kelly Sheets and Korbie Shumway with S&S Enterprises donated a tractor and operator to dig postholes. Kim Biershied and Sheen Bylilly of B&B Moab Services also volunteered their work. The Moab Rotary Club turned 40 years old this year, and Rotary Park was opened in 1980. The worldwide service organization was established in 1905 in Chicago. The new fence at the west side of the park replaced an aged and dilapidated fence. Courtesy photo

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    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

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    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

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    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.