Sunday, May 31, 2020


Moab, UT

71.4 F


    BLM says its revised sage-grouse plans put western communities first

    National Audubon Society calls the effort ‘window dressing’ The Bureau of Land Management hopes a federal judge will lift an injunction issued last October and accept six draft environmental impact statements regarding plans...

    Does Sand Flats even have any oil?

    Areas in Grand County that are known or believed to be oil or gas fields are marked as grey blocks on this map. Grey dots indicate oil and gas wells, both active and abandoned. All wells...

    Lawmakers pass Utah Water Banking Act

    The Utah House of Representatives joined the State Senate in unanimously passing Senate Bill 26 — Water Banking amendments. Attentive stewardship of Utah’s water resources is of critical importance to continued economic growth, the...

    Sand Flats pulled from potential drilling sites

    BLM announced today, Feb. 21, that parcels 11 and 12, located within Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, will not be included in the June 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale.

    Moab mayor calls on Utah governor to oppose Sand Flats drilling

    During a press call Tuesday morning to discuss oil and gas leasing in the Sand Flats Recreation Area that the Bureau of Land Management proposed after two parcels were anonymously nominated for development...

    County opposes Sand Flats oil, gas lease sales

    Moab’s Sand Flats Recreation Area, which has been the subject of recent discussion regarding oil and gas extraction, encompasses a large portion of Grandstaff Canyon, shown in this photo. The canyon is not part of the...

    Out of the Inversion

    A month of temperature inversion might have put people under a gloomy fog in the valley, but those who ventured out of it were rewarded with amazing photo opportunities...

    Learn how to stay safe in avalanche country Feb. 15-16

    The U.S. Forest Service in partnership with the non-profit Utah Avalanche Center Moab will be holding their annual Backcountry 101...

    City opposes subsurface oil and gas drilling in Sand Flats

    The Moab City Council at Tuesday’s meeting unanimously approved a resolution formalizing members’ opposition to the Bureau of Land Management leasing two parcels in the Sand Flats Recreation Area for oil and gas extraction.

    Above the inversion

    During inversions in Moab, such as the ones of recent weeks, the air temperatures above the valley rim are higher than air temperatures in the valley, causing condensation that forms a roof of clouds over the...

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    White Mesa Mill hopes to benefit from Trump’s uranium reserve plan

    Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget could be a lifeline...

    Tales of Trails: Dominguez Canyon offers wilderness, hikes, history

    Little Dominguez Canyon near Grand Junction, Colorado, was home to prehistoric Native Americans and a homesteading family that raised peaches there....

    Free Fishing Day is June 6

    If you’d like to catch a fish in Utah’s beautiful outdoors — while social distancing, of course — but you don’t have a fishing license, Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6, is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

    Leaving Guatemala

    I selected “send me where I’m needed most,” my desire to immerse myself in another country’s culture not affixed to any location in particular.

    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.