The Wingate by Wyndham Moab hotel at 1260 S. Highway 160 held its grand opening last week. From the left is General Manager Tommy Newell, Katherine Hansen, wife of Will Hansen, who is cutting the ribbon along with partner Alan Melchior.
A representative from Rocky Mountain Power said recently that the company has plans to build a solar farm in Moab, near the golf course. It would be the area’s first community solar project, serving all area customers rather than any specific organization.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service awarded the Black Canyon timber sale, which is located on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, to the Utah firm Timberline. This timber sale will help reduce hazardous fuels on the forest floor as it authorizes the removal of 140,000 hundred cubic feet (ccf) of dead and down trees, according to a statement from the USFS.
Canyonlands Care Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 16 officially dedicating their memorial garden. Administrator and CEO Kim Macfarlane offered a few remarks before cutting the ribbon, with assistance from Laici Schumway of the Moab Chamber of Commerce.
Two new shops recently endowed Moab with a snack offering that was not previously available from any local, stand-alone shop: Doughnuts.
After 25 years, the hardware and home improvement store Sutherlands will close its doors after its lease in Grand Junction, Colorado was not renewed, according to a report in the Grand Junction Sentinel.
Utah gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 3.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 32.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $2.53 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $4.79 per gallon, a difference of $2.26 per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country Monday stood at $1.67 per gallon while the most expensive was $5.75 per gallon, a difference of $4.08 per gallon.
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently issued an interim final rule that will adjust monetary-based small business size standards for inflation to allow more small businesses to become eligible for the SBA’s loan and contracting programs. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on July 18.
The Better Business Bureau warns consumers not to purchase from Nedi Store, an online retailer that may be advertising fake products on social media. The low prices look tempting, but spending money on their website might leave you with nothing to show for it.
Sculptures of creatures from the Age of Dinosaurs, Earth’s Mesozoic Era, towered over local business and nonprofit leaders last week, July 16, during the Moab Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Moab Giants. At the event, Grand County Sheriff Steven White addressed the crowd regarding cybersecurity threats to Moab businesses and community members, and chamber members got a free day pass to tour the dinosaur museum.
The Moab Valley Multicultural Center recently expanded staff, certified an additional medical language interpreter, and received accolades for the impactful work the nonprofit performs.
The Utah Division of Public Utilities is investigating Frontier Communications of Utah following formal complaints of poor quality of service in Castle Valley, where it holds a state certificate granting it a monopoly for landline services in the area.