Monday, August 10, 2020


Moab, UT

77.3 F

    High Desert Hoofbeats

    Tax hike takes wind out of sails

    As it happens, however, this tax increase was planned and approved in late 2019, when none of us had ever heard of COVID-19.

    Savings and efficiencies in the pandemic’s wake

    The incentives for staying in business won’t be great if entrepreneurs are taxed to death.

    High Desert Hoofbeats

    We won’t ever know how our various spring sports teams would have faired this year, whether in the pool, the tennis courts, golf course, the soccer pitch or the ball field. Sadly, the classes behind you wonder if they will ever know life as you all knew it, until about March when all of our worlds started to change in various ways.

    Opinion: Governments should cut costs in accordance with private sector

    Tourism has and will continue to play the most essential role to support Moab’s economic sustainability, even at these least essential of times. But for now, most publicity to encourage people to plan to visit here when this pandemic is over is practically non-existent.

    Opinion: Soldiering on

    Nobody knows how this is going to turn out. The mental anxiety, the lost wages, the dread of getting COVID-19, all and more combined is a seemingly insurmountable challenge. But we have...

    High Desert Hoofbeats: April 2, 2020

    The days and months seem irrelevant now, looking into a future controlled not by humans but by a germ that has touched the entire world and devastated lives. The...

    High Desert Hoofbeats, March 20, 2020

    A glance at Main Street on Monday, or at the entrance to Arches National Park, is evidence that our visitors don’t want to believe there is a pandemic that could sicken themselves...

    High Desert Hoofbeats: March 12, 2020

    Local officials have dodged the painful decision to implement extremely cautious regulations to guard against the spread of coronavirus in southeastern Utah.

    High Desert Hoofbeats: Feb. 20, 2020

    Time. It’s perhaps the single biggest ruler of our lives. It determines how and when we go places, attend appointments and celebrate birthdays. Try as we might to manipulate it, most of us want more hours in...

    High Desert Hoofbeats: Jan. 30, 2020

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his pals in the legislature might have saved themselves some time and respect if they had listened to folks’ concerns about tax reform before they plunged headlong into a plan of action...
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    Grand County resident dies of COVID-19

    A Grand County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the Southeast...

    Trail review: Amazing vistas but be prepared!

    The views are breathtaking, but the time and teamwork to traverse the 18.9-mile trail was what made the adventure a memory of a lifetime

    Tales of Trails: Get ‘On Top of the World’ to see spectacular views

    The Top of the World Trail is about 19 miles long in and out from the pavement on Highway 128 near Dewey Bridge.

    County: No avoiding tax hike — even during a pandemic

    Were the property tax increase to be rescinded, he said Grand County “would literally be totally broke.”

    Off and running, seeking new team members

    Members of the Grand County High School cross-country team hold their first practice of the season Monday morning. Coach Randy Martin said he’s looking for more students to join the team.