A misworded agenda item needed to be clarified when the Grand County Council on Tuesday, March 19, discussed a proposal to make burning garbage unlawful.
The Moab Area Community Land Trust in late February was awarded $4.2 million to develop infrastructure in the Arroyo Crossing affordable housing development in Spanish Valley, according to a statement from Kaitlin Myers of the Grand County Community and Economic Development department.
The overwhelming majority of residents who commented during a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed update to the Grand County draft outdoor lighting ordinance favor dimming the lights, so to speak, in an effort to preserve views of the night sky.
There is near universal consensus that traffic congestion at Arches National Park has become so problematic that it has significantly diminished the tourist experience for the 700,000 or so annual visitors, has stressed undermanned park staff and threatened the physical environment that draws people from around the world.
The committee studying a new form of government for Grand County will get a lesson on what the four options are at 6 p.m. March 21 when Gavin Anderson, a Salt Lake County deputy district attorney, comes to Moab.
As expected, the Grand County Council in a special meeting held Monday, March 11 agreed to dedicate up to $19,000 in consultant fees that will go to a firm tasked with drafting a plan for future land uses.
Wholesale transparency and a desire for heavy public involvement were two goals embraced by a seven-person study committee tasked with the creation of Grand County’s next form of government when members held their inaugural meeting Friday.
The nonstop rain that fell on southeastern Utah earlier this week might have made life miserable for some folks – a flood advisory was issued for the Mill Creek area on Wednesday, March 13, someone was injured by falling rocks at Fisher Towers, and hikers were turned back from trails – but at least it wasn’t the so-called “bomb cyclone” that struck more than 70 million people from the Rockies to South Dakota.
The trial of a man accused of murder has been postponed pending a mental competency review.