Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Julia Crane

    Julia Crane, a paid intern at The Times-Independent, is a senior at Grand County High School. She reports on local education and more.
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    Fearful, calm, resigned, hopeful: How adults are feeling as school approaches

    On the other hand, Grand County has had one infant younger than 12 months test positive for the virus, and statewide, people aged 15-24 have the highest case rate per thousand people of any age group.

    Sneak Peek: Middle School nears completion

    The footprint is large and built with growth in mind, to the possibility of accommodating up to 500 seventh and eighth graders.

    Moabites line up for free produce

    Create a Meal, a Texas-based charity, donated the 75,000 pounds of vegetables on Monday, the first day of the last week of the Grand County School District’s summer lunch program.

    Brockmeier named MRH’s inaugural Nurse of the Month

    “My initial reaction to being named nurse of the month was disbelief."

    CFI modifies summer camp due to pandemic; won’t do overnight programs

    Canyonlands Field Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel its traditional overnight camps this summer, but is continuing to hold a new type of day camp.

    A new kind of Friday Night Lights

    Due to a pandemic-shortened academic year for the Class of 2020, Grand County High School staff decided to give seniors one last honor. Two schools in Michigan inspired the idea.

    Top scholars: Hawks, Birdwell named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Jenna Hawks and Milo Birdwell are Grand County High’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2020.

    Helping teens understand emotional toll of pandemic

    Local social worker Antje Rath discusses how teens can handle pandemic changes and face their challenges.

    Schools continue to feed hundreds of local students

    School lunches are still being provided to students who need them by the Grand County School District via school bus.

    Answering the call: MRH staffers go above and beyond

    When the world plunged into panic that prompted a run on toilet paper and any product touted as a germ killer and people went into what’s been dubbed lock down, heroes emerged from the safety of their homes to protect their citizens.

    Opinion: COVID-19 hits H.S. seniors with sucker punch brought

    The Sterling Scholar competition is a tradition for many of the nation’s seniors and...

    Teens deal with losing the social aspect of life

    Teenagers are naturally social creatures. More than a month into living with social distancing and shelter-in-place to stave off the worst effects of the pandemic, some are chafing at the bit and some are coping better.

    From gardening to reading, teens are adapting

    What’s worse — COVID-19 or the cabin fever caused by a quarantine that’s in...

    A lost season of GCHS sports

    Students cope with disappointments, uncertainties The announcement came over the intercom...

    Groups, businesses work to meet community’s needs

    Moab and the rest of the world is experiencing a situation that nobody has...

    Online learning is the new reality as schools close until May

    No School! At least, not at the actual school building. With COVID-19 on the rise, education for Grand County, and most of the nation, has temporarily moved to online learning...