Local resident Aaron Thompson has set a new standard for building sustainable housing in Moab. He recently completed construction on and moved into a new house for his family in Spanish Valley, achieving one of the country’s highest standards for energy efficiency.
After 13 years at the helm, Grand County High School Principal Stephen Hren announced last week during a school district board meeting that he would resign from the position at the end of the school year, citing exhaustion from the job.
According to the City of Moab, the project to widen Highway 191 between 400 North and the Colorado River is set to begin Feb. 24 if the project bidding process goes according to schedule. The project will last 12 to 14 months, during which time at least one lane of travel will be open in either direction, according to the city.
Thursday’s snow will the last the Moab area will see… until Monday, Jan. 27, when rain or snow showers could once again hit the region.
Citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg News reported Jan. 16 that Frontier Communications Corp., which operates in 29 states including southeastern Utah, was looking to craft a deal that would include filing for bankruptcy, setting in motion what could be one of the largest telecommunications company reorganizations since 2002.
This story is paired with a related story about Moab’s first passive house.
Deanne Zebelean, an official with the U.S. Census Bureau, presented on Tuesday, Jan. 21 to the Moab Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon about the 2020 U.S. Census and how businesses can help ensure a complete count. Zebelean also talked about the benefits that the freely available information from Census results can provide to businesses.
Top Utah lawmakers and Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning, Jan. 23, that they would repeal a tax reform package they passed last month after opposition leaders announced that they had gathered 30% more signatures than required by state law to send law to a voter referendum.
Organizers behind a statewide effort to put tax reform passed by Utah lawmakers in December to a voter referendum claim “victory” to be “within reach” as the 5 p.m. deadline on Jan. 21 approached.
Community Rebuilds has a problem. The nonprofit’s office is located down a long driveway at 150 S 200 E, behind three houses, leading potential homeowners, representatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others unfamiliar with the exact location of the office to go knocking on nearby homeowners’ doors, looking for the hidden office.
A man placed on leave from the Moab Post Office in November has been indicted in federal court on one count of mail theft by a postal employee. Richard C. Davis is scheduled to face trial March 16 in Salt Lake City after pleading not guilty to the charge on Jan. 7.
Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.