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    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.
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    The party is over at Imagination Station art supply store

    Cindy Sue Hunter serves a customer at her art supply store, Imagination Station, which has been reconfigured to allow shoppers to do what Hunter calls “door shopping."

    Where is broadband available in Moab?

    When the superintendent of Utah schools announced last month that school would go online for at least...

    Local firm wins Walnut Lane bid award

    The Moab City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a resolution awarding the contract to provide site planning, architectural and engineering services for the city’s Walnut Lane affordable housing project. Local architect Courtney Kizer of Architectural Squared submitted the winning bid...

    Most students completing most online work; some have not logged on at all

    This is the screen with which Grand County students are presented as they log in to complete assignments. Canvas is the...

    USU-Moab celebrates Class of 2020; pandemic doesn’t deter honors for grads

    Big Blue, the mascot of the University of Utah Utah State University-Moab is proud to celebrate one of...

    Tales of Trails: Onion Creek to Rose Garden Hill

    A drive on the Onion Creek Road involves about 30 waterway crossings and spectacular views of geologic colors and forms. Four-wheel-drive...

    Grand: Highest unemployment in Utah

    According to Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Grand County currently has the highest rate of unemployment in the State of Utah as workers have been laid off or furloughed en masse in the absence of tourism amid fears and regulations with regard to COVID-19.

    No social distancing here

    It’s turkey mating season and life goes on. Merriam turkeys were established in the Castleton area about a dozen years ago, according to Rory Tyler. The Merriam is one of two subspecies of wild turkeys found in Utah.

    City council splinters over parking kerfuffle

    Highway widening project concerns North Main businesses that will lose on-street parking City of Moab efforts to lease...

    Lionsback Resort: City of Moab seeks help from Utah Supreme Court

    The City of Moab has appealed to the Utah Supreme Court a lower court’s finding that it should...

    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.

    City: Nothing left to cut but jobs

    City Manager Joel Linares brought home the point Tuesday when he advised the Moab City Council during a budget presentation that, “not all months are created equal,” when it comes to the collection of sales taxes...

    County council: Community Rebuilds, Friends of Arches aren’t ‘community gifts’

    Two Grand County-based nonprofits that applied this year for property tax exemptions were recently denied their requests after officials made findings that the nonprofits did not provide a sufficient gift to the community, per Utah law, to qualify them for exemptions — exemptions that would have slightly raised property taxes on everyone else in the county.

    Council member worries about ‘scrutiny’ toward mask snubbers

    In a discussion about the current state of Moab’s response to COVID-19, Grand County Council Member Rory Paxman expressed concern last week that a collective push from the hospital and health department to wear masks might be too much, also expressing concerns about “scrutiny” toward people who do not wear masks.

    What it’s like to start a new job in the middle of a pandemic

    Mallory Nassau Exactly two weeks after the Southeast Utah Health Department passed a health order that effectively closed...

    County to diversify post-virus

    The impacts of the pandemic have renewed local leaders’ focus on a topic many have worried over for years but must now confront in much starker terms: Economic diversification.