The Moab Mosquito Abatement District said a Moab woman in her 50s has contracted the less severe form of West Nile virus. Manager Libby Nance in an email said the woman, who lives south of town, was diagnosed at a clinic in Moab, which was confirmed by the Utah Department of Health.
A long-awaited study from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that the availability of groundwater in the Moab valley is significantly less than a study from 1971—the most recent study investigating the size of the area’s watershed.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently hosted an event near Ken’s Lake that allowed members of the public to watch biologists at work as they captured, studied and released local bats. This short video shows more about the process.
During a football practice on Thursday, Aug. 15, a Grand County High School Red Devils player was injured during play and taken off the field in an ambulance.
This report details what it will take for the Change of Form of Government Study Committee’s optional plan to go to a vote in 2019. This related story has details on the final version of the plan that the committee passed.
Following a report from The Times-Independent on Aug. 8 regarding tests on local mosquitoes that showed positive for West Nile virus, Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance said that she would sue The T-I over what she said was “false” reporting that, she said, “defamed” her.
Moab locals recently got an opportunity to watch wildlife biologists catch, study and release local bats as part of an effort to keep tabs on the local bat population and its health.
This week, the 33rd of the year, historically has the highest rate of reports for West Nile fever around the U.S. While the disease is typically reported throughout the summer, August tends to have the highest incidence of reports, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
About 100 children are born in Grand County each year, and there are an estimated 200 children between the ages of 0 and 2 years living in the county. There is no available licensed childcare for that age, local officials say, a problem the nonprofit Moab Community Childcare wants to solve. The group is reaching to the community to make it happen.
In a 5-0 vote on Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Moab City Council approved rules that establish a lighting ordinance within city limits similar to the ordinance passed earlier this year by the Grand County Council.
This report details the final version of the optional plan passed by the Change of Form of Government Study Committee. This related story details what it will take for the plan to go to a vote in 2019.
The latest installation of public art has taken place at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center in the form of a mosaic.