Moab faces child care ‘crisis,’ lack of licensed facilities

Nonprofit hopes to fill void with satellite program

About 100 children are born in Grand County each year, and there are an estimated 200 children between the ages of 0 and 2 years living in the county. There is no available licensed childcare for that age, local officials say, a problem the nonprofit Moab Community Childcare wants to solve. The group is reaching to the community to make it happen.

50 years of Knight reunions

Descendents of Pearl Murphy and Nate Knight, Sr. have continued to meet for family reunions over the past 50 years. Pearl Murphy was the daughter of original Moab pioneer Felix Murphy, Sr. who came to Moab to ranch in 1882. Nate Knight came to Moab in 1911 to mine radium, reportedly for Madame Curie. At Pearl’s funeral in 1969 the family agreed to meet yearly on Memorial Day. Every year since then close to a hundred members of the family have gathered to celebrate their family ties.