The BLM announced today, Feb. 21, that parcels 11 and 12, located within Moab’s Sand Flats Recreation Area, will not be included in the June 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The move follows pushback from the city council, county council and state officials.
A post on the Grand County School District’s Facebook page announced on Saturday that Grand County School District Superintendent JT Stroder had submitted his resignation to the board, effective at the end of the current school year. Stroder joined the school district in July 2017.
“Here’s your headline: ‘A new state park 145 million years in the making.’”
In 1971, years before Moab would become a tourism hub known worldwide and only two years after the Slickrock Trail was opened, extraction was the name of the Grand County economy’s game. That year, in December, a company that would go on to become a major part of the Chevron Corporation drilled a 12,000-foot well in the Sand Flats Recreation Area in search of oil or gas.
Economic data recently compiled by Grand County officials for an update to Moab’s business leaders suggests that the city’s tourism economy has slowed in recent years following more than a decade of unfettered growth and that wage growth has, as it has for years, not kept pace with increasing housing costs.
Grand County Public Defender Aaron Wise knew his client for only a few minutes before he asked Seventh Judicial District Judge Don Torgerson to order an evaluation of Benjamin Thomas Balls’ mental capacity.
Work at Moab’s Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action site, better known as UMTRA, temporarily halted last week after a truck hauling material at the site rolled onto its side and spilled, all within the site’s boundaries.
A video purportedly showing potentially radioactive dust blowing from the Moab UMTRA site north of the city prompted a visit from Russell McCallister when the Grand County Council met Tuesday.
Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus, left, and Grand County Council Chair Mary McGann dressed as suffragettes at a joint signing by the Grand County Council, Moab City Council and Town Council of Castle Valley of a resolution urging the Utah Legislature to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment of 1972.
After backing into the playoffs after a dismal series of losses to end the regular season, the Grand County boys basketball team played hard and beat the Providence Hall Patriots 61-58 in the first round of state playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Moab.
We all know the world is full of danger, but a recent evil has risen from the depths to drag down the next generation without us even realizing the threat. Or at least that’s what Collin Kartchner, a motivational speaker, claims as he spoke in Moab last week. The danger he was referring to is social media and the effects it has on the youth of today.
Members of the Grand County Council and staff paid acute attention during a public hearing Tuesday held to receive input from people who have benefited from services provided by Four Corners Community Behavioral Health, Inc.
The Red Devils girls basketball team lost the first round playoff game 17-46 to the Union Lady Cougars on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Union High School in Roosevelt, bringing a tough season to a close.