The City of Moab is slowly moving forward with an ambitious plan to redevelop acreage that’s currently home to a few dozen old but still lived-in trailers on Walnut Lane with an affordable, mixed-income, 80-unit housing complex.
A warm, sunny day greeted scores of residents to the Grand County Courthouse at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, where a ceremony marking Veterans Day was held. Among attendees were these members of an honor guard, who later conducted a 21-gun salute followed by the sounding of “Taps” on trumpet by Ron Irvin.
Reasoning that voters won’t approve a new form of government if they don’t know how much it will cost in terms of salaries and benefits, members of the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee struggled with how to make that information available.
It wasn’t fat that was trimmed from the tentative $16 million Grand County budget during a Nov. 6 council workshop, it was more like cutting the least important funding requests out of a list of nothing but important funding requests.
A state rule that forces judges off the bench on their 70th birthday has created a headache for Grand County officials.
The licensure of an aggregate and hot mix asphalt plant in Spanish Valley off Highway 191 on a gravel road that leads to Ken’s Lake was the topic of significant discussion at the Nov. 5 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commissioners felt pressured to act as they faced a Nov. 8 deadline for public comment on the licensure decision by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
Bravo. The Moab Showdown 49-Hour Short Film Competition was a smashing success, according to its organizers.
A City of Moab crew working downtown and armed with heavy blowers and an industrial vacuum pick up countless leaves on a cool afternoon.
Terry Morse prepares to take his seat during his final Grand County Council meeting. Chair Evan Clapper Nov. 6 presented Morse, who stepped down from the District 1 seat after moving out of the district, with a plaque of appreciation. The council is accepting declarations of candidacy from District 1 residents interested in filling the seat for the next year.
The National Park Service is building a new housing unit at Island in the Sky at Canyonlands and invites the public to help salvage native plants before they fall under the blades of heavy equipment.
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice has announced the nominees to fill a vacancy that will be created when Presiding Judge Douglas Thomas resigns in January from the 7th Judicial District, which includes Grand County.
The “Grand County Experience” has not been a good one for members of the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee.