Any hopes voters in Grand County would weigh in on a proposed new form of government in November’s general election were dashed Sept. 5, when Christina Sloan issued her review of the plan and determined several provisions violate Utah statutes or the state and U.S. constitutions.
The upcoming budget season will not be easy for Grand County officials to navigate as the Grand County Budget Advisory Board begins its work for the 2020 fiscal year about $1 million in debt.
A combined effort to provide a safe breeding habitat for the endangered razorback sucker hit a significant milestone this week when gates and screens were installed at the site inside the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve.
Utah’s Community Impact Board, a statewide entity that grants money for essential public services, preliminarily offered Grand County EMS slightly more than $5 million in a combination grant and loan on Sept. 5 when Elizabeth Tubbs, chair of the Grand County EMS Special Service District governing board, presented the need for facilities.
Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance is warning residents to drain or dump standing water on their property due to the presence in Grand County of a new invasive mosquito known as Aedes aegypti, or the “yellow fever mosquito,” which can carry the Zika virus and yellow and dengue fever.
Two members of the Utah Legislature, the vice president of Utah State University Extension department and USU Moab Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger lobbied the Grand County Council for its financial support Tuesday in adding Extension services to the planned Moab campus.
Seeking “a higher quality of communication” regarding the need to ease traffic congestion at Arches National Park and, by extension, elsewhere in Grand County, Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells and Moab City Council Member Kalen Jones have worked behind the scenes trying to find ways to solve one of the most vexing problems in the region.
A former longtime Grand County Sheriff’s deputy and his family’s desire to subdivide their property to provide a lot on which one of their children could build a home saw a spark of light at the end of a long tunnel Tuesday when the Grand County Council held a public hearing on his rezone request.
Just when it seemed we all lost our collective mind, along comes the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee to remind us that people with diverse backgrounds and political ideologies can still set aside those differences for the good of the whole.
The Cody Joe Hodges band played a free concert Monday evening at Aarchway Inn to close out Labor Day weekend. Hodges, above, has a sound that harkens back to the country-western sound that was popular a few decades ago.
Winners of $300 scholarships awarded each year were announced during intermission at Monday’s free family concert at Old City Park. Rocky Mountain Power sponsored the concert, which is part of the Moab Music Festival.
A tie vote doomed plans to build a 130-foot cell tower on the grounds of Old Spanish Trail Arena when the Grand County Council met earlier this month, based in large part on a perception the proposed Option and Ground Lease Agreement between the county and InSite Towers Development 2, LLC did not offer enough revenue to the county, as well as “pushback” from nearby residents opposed to the plan.