Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

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    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Volunteer gig reduces man’s benefit checks

    Coronella said having a side gig was “screwing [him] over.

    Eklecticafe was cramped but quaint. Then the virus hit

    “It’s so sad to say that, even though there’s a relief for me, but the COVID thing… I just couldn’t sustainably reopen."

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Jobless future is bleak as shoulder season looms

    The number of people without jobs in Grand County is near 500, higher than during any winter of the past five years.

    Airport celebrates taxiway, apron reconstruction

    "The dedication and commitment without any major hang-ups, is something to be proud of and an example of a successful project.”

    Stories of Interest

    Gizler’s duties expand to economic diversification

    The change would mean Gizler and the travel council’s focus would shift to bolstering economic diversification in Moab.

    Demand pushes up gas prices

    Utah gas prices have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week

    County community, economic development director resigns

    “My nearly six years of employment with Grand County have provided personal and professional nourishment."

    Bank credit card program helps local eateries

    Zions Bank credit card holders in Grand County forked over nearly $18,000 at local eating establishments, including Milt’s Stop and Eat and Moab Diner.

    Demand bolsters increase in gas prices

    According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $1.98 per gallon June 8 while the most expensive was $3.17 per gallon, a difference of $1.19 per gallon.

    Gas prices continue recovery

    The national average is up 20 cents per gallon from a month ago and 84.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

    Against local officials’ request, gov. allows Moab lodgings to fully reopen

    Grand County asked to keep hotel capacities limited. The state overruled local elected and health officials, instead further lifting restrictions on the county.

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    BBB frowns on Utah company Smilelove

    In addition, BBB reports that Smilelove’s number of complaints has increased from an average of less than 50 per month to more than 113 in the past week.

    Another business folds: Owner says Atomic Grill will not reopen

    In a public letter to Moab posted on his Facebook profile, Tim Buckingham, chef and owner of the Atomic Grill and Lounge...

    Lodgings are seeing low-percentage occupancy despite reopenings

    Business owners who sit on the advisory board of the Moab Area Travel Council said while sharing updates on Tuesday, May 12...

    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."

    Lionsback Resort project begins on Sand Flats Road

    The City of Moab will have oversight of the project, which was not something that was always on the table because state law allows SITLA to develop projects without input from local authorities.

    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.

    Grand County attorney on sheriff’s office reform versus defunding

    In advance of a Grand County Council discussion on race and justice scheduled for Tuesday, June 16,...

    City rejects public hearing request for bike skills park

    Now they worry it will become a tourist magnet or otherwise lose its charm.

    Arches, Canyonlands resume entrance fees

    Park officials are strongly encouraging visitors to pay by credit card at park entrances or to pay online.