In recent weeks, reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah, including in urban areas. The cougar, Puma concolor, is known as the mountain lion, puma, screamer or panther. They are readily recognized by their tawny color, white muzzle and long tail.
The fall sports season officially wrapped up with a sports awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Grand County High School auditorium. Red Devils athletes had many achievements on which to reflect.
The Grand County High School swim team broke 14 personal records at the Cedar City Invitational on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9. Over 14 schools with 2A-6A classifications attended the meet.
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 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.
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 National Park Service is building a new housing unit at Island in the Sky at Canyonlands and invites the public to help salvage native plants before they fall under the blades of heavy equipment.
Those of us who live with modern conveniences (most of us) often find ourselves at the mercy of utility companies.
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.
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice has announced the nominees to fill a vacancy that will be created when Presiding Judge Douglas Thomas resigns in January from the 7th Judicial District, which includes Grand County.
I was not surprised to read the letter to the editor, “Reader objects to fluoridated water” in [The Times-Independent, Nov. 7], in which Susan Baffico states that studies in “Scientific Reports” journal last year found that people who consume larger amounts of fluoridated water have higher rates of thyroid dysfunction.
The Castle Valley Fire Department has eight fire engines. Some are specific to structure fires and others are intended for wildland fires. All but one was purchased used and most were purchased from funds that were provided by grants.