Fuel prices to continue dropping

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.

Moab Giants hosts Chamber of Commerce luncheon

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.

State hosts growth accelerator fund competition

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Innovation and Technology has announced the fifth round of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. This competition will recognize the nation’s most innovative accelerators (as well as incubators, co-working startup communities, or other similar models) and award these organizations cash prizes. In 2019, SBA will award up to 60 prizes of $50,000 each for a total of $3 million in prizes under this announcement, according to a press release from the SBA.