The current statewide mule deer management plan is a five-year plan that was approved in 2014. Because it is due to expire in December, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing a new seven-year statewide plan, along with some other amendments to the hunt drawing process, and is requesting the public’s feedback on all the proposals, according to spokesperson Faith Jolley.
For 35 years Canyonlands Field Institute has been providing outdoor education opportunities across the Colorado Plateau. This fall CFI collaborated with the Grand County School District to get 230 local students outside learning in their home landscape, according to a press release from the nonprofit organization.
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group in a statement Friday, Nov. 8 announced Samantha Zim as the 2020 Community Artist in the Parks. The committee also selected Julia Buckwalter to serve in the same position in 2021.
The Wingate by Wyndham Moab hotel at 1260 S. Highway 160 held its grand opening last week. From the left is General Manager Tommy Newell, Katherine Hansen, wife of Will Hansen, who is cutting the ribbon along with partner Alan Melchior.
On Nov. 4, the Bureau of Land Management in Utah will begin selling non-commercial permits to cut pinyon pine, juniper and fir trees. The U.S. Forest Service will also sell Christmas tree-cutting permits for the Manti-La Sal National Forest from Nov. 18 until Dec. 23 or sold out.
November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to see mule deer without spooking them. Because it’s deer mating season, also known as the rut, mule deer bucks spend their energy focusing on does or fighting other males, rather than worrying about people nearby, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
Utah Conservation Corps chainsaw crews started work in a dense block of ladder fuels along Pack Creek, between Hunt Creek and Arbor drives – where 50 homes and outbuildings are in the immediate area and where a windblown burning ember could reach one of more than 100 more, according to Kara Dohrenwend, director of Rim to Rim Restoration.
Grand County property tax owners recently received their property tax bills in the mail but a select few received them more than a week earlier thanks to a new program that allows the bill to be sent by email.
Mark Weissinger and Tiffany White from Urgent Care at Moab Regional Hospital dress as the frighteningly creepy twins from the Stephen King film, “The Shining” at the hospital’s Halloween party. They were among a cast of characters to roam the halls Oct. 31. A pumpkin carving and decorating contest was held. Each department participated but the operating room staff used surgical precision to win with their patient, Patty Pumpkin, which involved a colostomy bag filled with gooey seeds and stitches, while hooked up to an IV drip, according to Christy Calvin, MRH spokesperson.
The Moab Community Recycle Center will participate in America Recycles Day events Nov. 15-16.
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash at Arches National Park beginning Monday, Nov. 11. Burns might occur throughout November, December and January as conditions allow, according to park officials.
The Moab Area Travel Council’s Do It Like a Moab Local Town Hall held at Star Hall Oct. 28 was well received, according to Executive Director Elaine Gizler.