Construction of the 36-unit MAPS Senior Housing development at the end of Park Drive near Moab Regional Hospital is underway.
“It’s a quiet, still morning as you sit near the edge of a lake in your blind. You hear some birds in the distance and turn your head to see several ducks flying in toward you. Your heartbeat quickens, and you slowly raise your shotgun. Waterfowl hunting season is finally here,” wrote Faith Jolley in an email regarding the upcoming waterfowl season.
An administrative judge with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals rejected a plan to strip 30,000 acres of pinyon-juniper forest and sagebrush from the Skutumpah Terrace area inside Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Scores of people attended a pancake breakfast to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Slickrock Bike Trail at Sand Flats Recreation Area Saturday, Sept. 14. Later in the day, yet more attended the premiere of the documentary film “50 Years of Slickrock” at Star Hall. The film can be viewed at discovermoab.com
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Moab Oct. 5-6. Featuring the best films on mountain sport, culture and adventure, this is the 16th year the festival has come to Moab.
Austin Paris Wright, son of Wyland and Holly Wright, has been nominated for Utah Junior High School Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling Utah, based on his performance last year as a 5th grader.
The Grand County varsity cross-country team ran away with the Red Rocks Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Moab Golf Course. The girls team took first place with four finishers in the top 10. The boys team locked in second place and had three finishers in the top 10.
Here’s what’s on tap for the weeks ahead:
The 7th grade student of the month is Ximena Gonzalez Dominguez.
Grand County Administrator Ruth Dillon speaks fondly of Jeff Whitney, the county’s longtime chief building official and its floodplain administrator, who has retired after 30 years. Dillon presented Whitney with a plaque Tueday, and the Grand County Council and audience members gave him a standing ovation.
Isabelle and Griffin Oldroyd opened a lemonade stand over the weekend to raise funds for their classmates at HMK Elementary who cannot afford a hot lunch.
The driver of this tour bus got into trouble exiting the Sweet Cravings parking lot at Highway 191 and 400 North Monday afternoon. His international travelers exited the bus while a tow truck operator worked to free the vehicle after the bus’s rear end bottomed out. The bus blocked off both southbound lanes of Highway 191 and traffic was impacted for quite some time.