Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Carter Pape

    Reporter Carter Pape covers news out of the Grand County Council Chambers, including housing, tourism, crime, and more.
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    Quirks skew Grand’s COVID tally

    When a visitor in such situations tests positive, where should that case be marked? Should it be marked where they tested positive, or their place of residence?

    County: Mask mandate is official

    Southeast Utah Health Department Director Bradon Bradford modeled the local order after those in Salt Lake and Summit counties.

    Fox Corp. CEO acquires property, rock art along Mill Creek

    Single-family housing is the primary use permitted on the properties by Grand and San Juan ordinances.

    County approves letter opposing September gas lease sales

    The oppositional letter asserts that the lease sale “threatens the core of our tourism economy by locking in long-term oil and gas leases on and around popular recreation areas that are vital to our local economy.”

    School district weighs COVID-19 plan

    Kay said during an interview last month that she too was deeply hopeful Grand County teachers could invite children back into the classroom this fall.

    Masks are a must

    Council Member Rory Paxman, who joined Wells to vote against the face coverings, said that a mask mandate would cause problems for his and other businesses.

    Eklecticafe was cramped but quaint. Then the virus hit

    “It’s so sad to say that, even though there’s a relief for me, but the COVID thing… I just couldn’t sustainably reopen."

    After three years and a tripled budget, Seekhaven has new director

    My main goal is to stabilize our current programming and fortify our working relationships with the first responders in our community.

    Gizler’s duties expand to economic diversification

    The change would mean Gizler and the travel council’s focus would shift to bolstering economic diversification in Moab.

    Gov. approves Grand mask mandate; specific order pending council vote

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert approved Thursday morning, July 2 a request from the Grand...

    With governor’s blessing, Grand County will require masks

    The Grand County Council voted 5-2 to request Utah Governor Gary Herbert allow Grand...

    County council will discuss requesting mask mandate in Grand, restructuring travel council

    Following Utah Governor Gary Herbert approving requests from Salt Lake County and Summit County...

    Police reform: Chief bristles at county attorney’s critique

    Responding to comments from Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan on gender bias in local...

    COVID-19 is ravaging the Navajo Nation

    As Utah and the U.S. each face spikes in cases of COVID-19 and top...

    How do local policing policies compare to proposed reforms?

    Amid Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, a...

    Tales of Trails: Amasa Back’s many challenges

    All you can do is respect the difficulties and accept the small falls as reminders to avoid worse outcomes.