Residents at an open house on Thursday, May 9, made known in strong terms their displeasure with a proposed truck stop in south Spanish Valley. The meeting was also attended by a representative from Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores who drove in from Layton to meet with the public.
Former Moab Assistant City Manager Joel Linares officially took over as Moab City Manager on Thursday, May 9 following the departure of David Everitt. Everitt was scheduled to leave his post on Aug. 1 but resigned early to accept a position as the interim San Juan County Chief Administrative Officer in Monticello.
The Grand County track and field team finished second at the 2019 Region 15 Championship Tournament on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, in Manti.
Chris Raybould, director of Grand County middle and high school band programs, conducted his final performance on Monday, May 13 in the Grand County High School auditorium.
The Times-Independent Publisher Zane Taylor led second grade classes from HMK Elementary on a tour of the newspaper’s offices, including the prepress and press departments, on Monday, May 13. The youngsters also visited the Moab Information Center and other downtown outlets.
Maggie Groene is the eighth grade Student of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Scott Groene and Christy Calvin.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday, May 14, officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Utah in 2020.
Former National Park Superintendent Walt Dabney will discuss public lands issues, such as why so much land in the West is public compared to other states, what the Constitution says about public lands, the effect of the Homestead and Railroad acts, and how the national parks and forests came to be. This latest free guest lecture sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and Museum of Moab gets underway at 6 p.m. May 16 at the Moab Information Center at Main and Center streets.