A warm, sunny day greeted scores of residents to the Grand County Courthouse at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, where a ceremony marking Veterans Day was held. Among attendees were these members of an honor guard, who later conducted a 21-gun salute followed by the sounding of “Taps” on trumpet by Ron Irvin.
The Moab To Monument Valley Film Commission was founded in 1949 and is the oldest film commission in the world. On Nov. 7-9, I participated in commission’s 70th Anniversary contest, the Moab Showdown 49-Hour Short Film Competition.
Bravo. The Moab Showdown 49-Hour Short Film Competition was a smashing success, according to its organizers.
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.
Friends of Zella Ceniceros honored her life and legacy on Tuesday, Nov. 5, during a candlelight vigil held at Grand County High School, where she had been a senior, one week after she died suddenly.
Judy Collins hit the high notes during the annual Moab Folk Festival. “If you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there,” she told the audience.
The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission kicks off its film-making event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Filmmakers will get a genre chosen at random, as well as a prop and mystery line of dialogue. At the sound of the whistle participants will have 49 hours to turn in their completed film.
Cold temperatures were not enough to keep hundreds of people from attending this year’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Sponsored by the Grand County Family Support Group at The Christmas Box House, this was the fifth annual Trunk or Treat. The Moab Rotary Club also participated, as did local law enforcement and other government entities, businesses and civilians, and all good-hearted Moabites.
The sixth annual Moab Celtic Festival, also known as Scots on the Rocks, was held on Friday, Nov.1 thru Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, in Moab.
Mark Weissinger and Tiffany White from Urgent Care at Moab Regional Hospital dress as the frighteningly creepy twins from the Stephen King film, “The Shining” at the hospital’s Halloween party. They were among a cast of characters to roam the halls Oct. 31. A pumpkin carving and decorating contest was held. Each department participated but the operating room staff used surgical precision to win with their patient, Patty Pumpkin, which involved a colostomy bag filled with gooey seeds and stitches, while hooked up to an IV drip, according to Christy Calvin, MRH spokesperson.
The Moab Folk Festival gets underway Nov. 1 and concludes Nov. 3. A dozen folk, Americana and roots musicians will perform at various venues. Beer, wine, food and arts vendors will be at the Center Street ball field venue. For more information visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.