Monday, August 10, 2020


Moab, UT

77.3 F


    DWR had a busy Pioneer Day weekend, working to prevent invasive quagga mussel spread

    DWR conservation officers issued 60 citations. Most of the citations were issued for failure to stop at an inspection station, and some were for infractions of state rules to prevent the spread of invasive species, like failing to pull drain plugs.

    For many on the Navajo Nation, getting water requires travel, a wait in long lines and lots of patience

    More than 40% of Navajo Nation households in Utah’s San Juan County do not have running water.

    Moab water index at 26%

    May was another rough month for precipitation in Utah’s valley locations, where the statewide average precipitation ticked up just 0.3 inches, according to the June 1 monthly water and climate report compiled...

    Kane County pulls out of plan for controversial Lake Powell pipeline

    Washington County is only recipient left For the last 10 years officials in southern Utah’s Kane County have been supportive of a plan that would pipe water to their area from the Colorado River to meet...

    Boats at Lake Powell from April 1-6 require 30-day dry time

    Measure helps prevent spread of quagga mussels The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area implemented a temporary boat ramp closure at Lake Powell on Monday, April 6, but boaters who...

    Utah teams up with federal, state and water agencies to assess the condition of the Colorado

    As one of the seven states that make up the Colorado River Basin, Utah takes an active interest in this critically important river that provides water to 40 million people and 5...

    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...

    Snowpack off to good start with SE Utah at 190% of normal

    Snowpack in Utah got off to a good start for the second year in a row, according to Jordan Clayton, a supervisor and data collection officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.

    Western mayors urge Congress to support Land, Water Conservation Fund in 2020 federal budget

    Niehaus: Leave this place at least as good, if not better, for future generations Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus was among several other mayors representing cities in the West to urge Congress to permanently fund...

    Meetings on reducing salt in Colorado, Dolores rivers set

    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks public input on alternatives to reduce salinity in the Colorado River from sources in the Paradox Valley in western Colorado. Currently, the Paradox Valley Unit in Montrose County, Colorado, is intercepting naturally occurring brine and injecting it 16,000 feet underground via a deep injection well.

    Latest News

    USFS proposes campground fee increases

    Members of the public are invited to comment on the proposed fee changes to the developed recreation program.

    Trail review: Amazing vistas but be prepared!

    The views are breathtaking, but the time and teamwork to traverse the 18.9-mile trail was what made the adventure a memory of a lifetime

    Tales of Trails: Get ‘On Top of the World’ to see spectacular views

    The Top of the World Trail is about 19 miles long in and out from the pavement on Highway 128 near Dewey Bridge.

    County: No avoiding tax hike — even during a pandemic

    Were the property tax increase to be rescinded, he said Grand County “would literally be totally broke.”

    Off and running, seeking new team members

    Members of the Grand County High School cross-country team hold their first practice of the season Monday morning. Coach Randy Martin said he’s looking for more students to join the team.