Changes in the global uranium market have prompted managers of the White Mesa Mill near Blanding to lay off 30% of their employees. The mill is the largest private employer in San Juan County.
The Red Devils wrestling team took on the San Juan Broncos on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the last home match of the season. The Red Devils won two matches and the Broncos won two. Though the match was technically a tie, Grand County Athletic Director Ron Dolphin confirmed that San Juan won the match because the Broncos had more wins by pin than did Grand.
The Red Devils basketball team defeated the Grand Junction Tigers 85-82 on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the first home game of 2020. Grand played catch-up and trailed the Tigers for three quarters. Grand Junction was a graceful beast that could speed up and slow down at will, and by the end of the evening the Red Devils had learned to match their opponent’s moves. Late in the third and in the fourth quarter, Grand’s offense put up the points to take the lead, but defense won the day.
The Grand County swim team attended the Cedar City Invitational on Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11, at Cedar City High School. The Cedar City Invite is one of the largest meets Grand County attends. The boys took eighth place and the girls landed in the 11th spot. Combined, the boys and girls took tenth place after 22 events out of 17 competing schools from Utah and Colorado.
The Moab Arts Council announced it has awarded a total of $7,250 in grants to 11 community arts projects and organizations. These funds will go to support a variety of arts projects in the Moab community, including arts education, public art, and arts events.
The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office is seeking public input on a BLM and Utah Division of Parks and Recreation joint proposal to develop a campground and mountain bike trails on BLM-administered lands near Goosenecks State Park in southeast San Juan County. The public scoping period began Jan. 13 and ends on Feb. 14. Public comments will help the BLM develop a draft environmental assessment, agency officials said in an email.
The Southeast Utah Health Department warns that flu is on the rise and it is not too late to get a flu shot.
February is the best time of the year to see one of America’s most iconic birds. Bald eagles fly to Utah in the winter to find food and escape colder conditions farther north. By the time February arrives, hundreds of eagles are in the state, said Faith Jolley, spokesperson for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan in an email said Matt Brooks has been promoted to chief deputy. Sloan hired Brooks shortly after taking office a year ago. He has five years experience as a prosecutor.
The National Park Service seeks public input on a plan to allow bicycle use on the newly constructed Arches Visitor Center Connector Trail. The trail connects the Arches visitor center to the Moab Canyon Pathway and was built in accordance with national guidelines for shared use paths.
The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office will host the second Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Hideout Community Center, 648 S. Hideout Way in Monticello.
The classic desert rock climb ‘Jah Man’ on the Sister Superior formation has seen incredibly substantial rockfall. So much so, that a significant part of the route has been reduced to a pile of rubble. I was up there today to assess the damage.