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    Ask an Expert: 5 tips to help avoid coronavirus scams

    By Amanda ChristensenUSU Extension Not surprisingly, scammers are taking advantage of the fears that surround the coronavirus. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has already communicated with several scammers...

    Ask an Expert: Cleaning with COVID-19 in mind

    Practicing good hygiene, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, covering a cough or sneeze and avoiding contact with others are all important steps to help thwart the spread of coronavirus.

    Ask an Expert – Wild Animals Are Not Pets

    Racoons, along with other wild animals, require a special permit from Utah DWR to house them in captivity. Courtesy photo A woman in New York paid $1,800 for a 9-week-old black leopard. She...

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    There seems to be a shift in recent decades regarding family culture and expectations. According to family researcher William Doherty, the shift has moved toward a, “what’s in it for me?” culture,...

    Fact and Fiction about the 2020 U.S. Census

    The Times-Independent is an official partner of the U.S. 2020 Census, committed to establishing a complete count of Grand County and Moab residents. Photo by Carter Pape It comes around every 10 years,...

    Ask an Expert: Make a monthly money map for 2020

    Harvest cash back on purchases by incorporating apps into your everyday spending. Apps like Ebates, Ibotta, Rakutan, CoinOut, and Dosh (and there are others) include ways to earn cash back

    Ask an Expert: Avoid holiday hoaxes; be a savvy shopper

    While shopping online, you may run across advertisements for products being sold at huge discounts. Some may be legitimate deals, as stores often use a “lost leader” to attract a customer in the hope that once...

    Ask an Expert: How to safely prepare Thanksgiving dinner

    Among the safety tips some might not be aware of is the need to refrigerate leftover turkey – and other perishables – after the meal. Don’t leave it out for people to graze on. Photo courtesy...

    Ask an Expert: 10 tips for holiday spending

    The holiday hustle and bustle will soon be upon us. It can be a stressful time, but it’s important to keep it in perspective and remember why we go to all the...

    Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Busting Stress

    Photo by Pexels/Pixabay Stress – we all have it, whether it’s at work, home or places in between. There are times when we feel especially stressed due to a bad interaction or everyday...
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    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.