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.

Birds, pioneers, planets light the week ahead

Save the Dates, Aug. 15-24

Scott Chandler leads the latest lecture at the Moab Information Center Thursday, Aug. 15, with “Designer Birds.” Chandler will discuss how life has found a way to survive in rugged canyon country. He looks at the region’s birds to be wildlife detectives. “We can learn multitudes about not only this environment, but develop a skill that we can take across the world. Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab sponsor the series. Lectures take place at 6 p.m. The MIC is on the corner of Main and Center streets.