Changes in the global uranium market have prompted managers of the White Mesa Mill near Blanding to lay off 30% of their employees. The mill is the largest private employer in San Juan County.
As the Utah Public Service Commission investigates Frontier Communications of Utah over complaints out of Castle Valley and the nearby area that the company has failed to provide reliable service to customers, talk about the national corporation’s financial stability indicate it is selling major assets and operations to meet its debts.
The Lisbon Valley Copper Mine hopes to add a quarter-century of life to the troubled operation roughly 40 miles southeast of Moab by using an experimental extraction method that calls for pumping water and sulfuric acid into the ground through a ring of injection wells. The acid would dissolve copper from rock and then the solution would be pumped back to the surface where it would be separated.
The Moab Chamber of Commerce honored the late Don Knowles with the Citizen of the Year Award for 2019 during its annual banquet in November. A further tribute to Knowles happened at a luncheon Dec. 17.
Moab businessman Michael Liss Tuesday lambasted the city’s plan to build a four-story parking structure west of Main Street, claiming that “people never build parking structures if the land prices don’t justify it.” During a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Dec. 17, Liss told business leaders, “Our land is still priced low enough to make surface parking cheaper than a parking structure. Even in the very center of downtown.”
The Moab Rotary Club Dec. 6 presented the Moab Free Clinic with a donation of $10,000 to help fund the various services offered by the clinic.
Some important holiday mail-by dates are rapidly approaching, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Ensuring that loved ones receive their holiday mail in time is a priority for the Postal Service. Utah Post Offices are encouraging Utahns to mail early and conveniently this holiday season.
The Moab Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet Saturday named Sweet Cravings as the Business of the Year and the late Don Knowles as its Citizen of the Year.
Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for October grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 51,200 jobs to the economy since October 2018. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,593,200. September’s year-over job growth is unrevised at 3 percent, according to the State of Utah Workforce Services.
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.