If at first you don’t succeed …
The Grand County Council approved expending more than $80,000 in unfunded emergency revenue to address one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent memory when members met Tuesday, July 16.
Officials had predicted that it was only a matter of time. Mosquitoes trapped locally and tested at the Utah Public Health Lab on July 11 returned positive for West Nile virus after they were collected July 2 at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, according to Grand County Clerk-Auditor Chris Baird.
Everybody knows Moab is home to one of the greatest dinosaur fossil records on the planet, but what was the area like before then? Say, 300 to 330 million years ago?
The Grand County Council meets at 2 p.m. today, July 18, to revisit Tuesday’s 3-3 vote on an ordinance that would temporarily ban construction of hotels, motels and other lodging providers on county land outside of the Moab city limits. The Moab City Council is exploring a similar ordinance.
Despite overwhelming public support, a proposed ordinance to remove overnight lodging as a use by right – meaning they could not be developed, at least temporarily in Grand County – failed to pass after council members voted 3-3, in the absence of Member Jaylyn Hawks, at Tuesday’s July 16 Grand County Council meeting.
Bureau of Land Management Fire Investigator J.B. Clay gathers evidence at a fire that occurred July 3 near the parking area at Ken’s Lake.
In a letter sent to Moab City and Grand County officials, State Rep. Carl Albrecht, R-Richfield, expressed concern with proposed ordinances that would remove lodging as a protected use in and around Moab, which is part of District 70.
Moab’s Fourth of July celebration – Red Rock & Blues – began at Swanny Park at 10 a.m. with vendor booths consisting primarily of Chamber of Commerce members. Each booth featured an activity for families.
A public confused over who oversees the Moab Mosquito Abatement District – is it the city or the county? – can be forgiven. They are not alone.
From a shortage of employees to budget concerns, from a proposed law to do away with electing county officers to a potential power struggle at the Utah Association of Counties, myriad issues were raised during an informal luncheon the Grand County Council hosted for other elected county officials Tuesday, July 9.
The Grand County Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to make favorable recommendations on plans for two high-density housing overlay projects representing more than 500 new long-term rental homes and homes for sale.