Saturday, May 30, 2020


Moab, UT

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    High Desert Hoofbeats

    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

    Sena Taylor Hauer 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...

    High Desert Hoofbeats: April 2, 2020

    Sena Taylor Hauer 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.

    High Desert Hoofbeats, March 20, 2020

    Sena Taylor Hauer 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...

    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...

    High Desert Hoofbeats: Jan. 23, 2020

    I got an early peek at the creative packaging the Utah Health Department used on its new batch of condoms distributed to various public and nonprofit health clinics throughout the state. I chuckled at the bright colors...

    High Desert Hoofbeats: Dec. 19, 2019

     "It's a Wonderful Life" is a classic Christmas movie, filmed in 1946. Directed by the legendary Frank Capra, it starred James Stewart and Gloria Grahame. Public domain photo We all struggle with having...
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    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.