How many longtime residents remember when Moab won first place in a Most Scenic Dump competition?
The endangered razorback sucker is getting a boost from efforts to sustain its larvae. According to a report from The Nature Conservancy, larval light trapping in the newly excavated Matheson Preserve inlet channel began to yield fish larvae on the night of May 9.
A Moab man was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after a jury in St. George convicted him of first-degree murder in the June 2, 2018 stabbing death of 33-year-old St. George resident Elizabeth Carter.
If the Bureau of Land Management moves its headquarters out of the nation’s capital to a western state, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says it is more likely to relocate to Denver than Grand Junction, even though his administration is more supportive of it moving to the Western Slope.
The City of Moab has hired a new public works director. Oscar Antillon, formerly of California and Singapore, has accepted the position and will begin work on June 24.
The Utah Foundation June 7 released a report called Building a Better Beehive: Land Use Decision Making, Fiscal Sustainability and Quality of Life in Utah. The report from the government watchdog explores the fiscal challenges that accompany growth, both in the short term and in the long term.
The Utah Wildlife Board last week approved new wild turkey transplant sites for the next five years. There are between 25,000-35,000 wild turkeys in Utah, and part of the current management plan includes improving hunting opportunities and decreasing human/turkey conflicts, which sometimes necessitates turkeys being trapped and relocated, according to a statement from the board.
Moab Regional Hospital reports three births in May.
Spotting a lizard sunning itself on a rock adds a bit of excitement to any outdoor adventure. For some people, collecting amphibians or reptiles that they find in the wild is a popular activity. On June 6, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a new rule that makes it easier to do just that.
Utah is bear country and bears are amazing animals. But most people probably wouldn’t feel comfortable coming face to face with one in a campsite. If they follow a few simple steps, they can decrease the chances of that happening – keeping them and the bear safe.