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    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...

    Hwy. 191 project 1 of 220 on UDOT schedule

    A heavy equipment operator loads a truck with dirt removed from the shoulder of north Highway 191. Crews this week will prep areas to receive curb and gutter installation on the west side of the highway and that work will take place on the east side next week. Vegetation is being cleared in the wetlands as needed for the storm water drainage system, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Work hours on the $20.5 million project are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    York hired as city’s finance director

    Moab native was controller at Lisbon Valley Mining Co. The Moab City Council didn’t...

    City looks at grim economic future

    Outlook goes from bad to worse If not for a global pandemic that brought the...

    Painting the lines

    City of Moab employee Larry Croasmun paints parking space delineators in front of The Times-Independent’s offices on...

    Annexation smaller than advertised

    Readers might have been taken aback to read in our Legal Notices section on April 2 about a landowner who intended to annex two parcels totaling about 60 acres south of the City of Moab.

    City nixes parking structure, seeks new UDOT deal

    The parking garage planned for downtown Moab has been canceled. With everyone participating or watching from home...

    City has no cash for capital projects

    There are few problems the City of Moab faces that couldn’t be solved with more money. Unfortunately, there is no more money.

    UDOT: City can repurpose parking funds

    The Moab City Council has until Sept. 1 to present a new plan for $8.3 million in state funding originally approved for a downtown parking structure.

    City planners want hotels to build their own workforce housing

    Current ordinance provides incentives for fees in lieu of housing construction. Work on the Worldmark north of downtown...

    City employee of two decades to retire

    Longtime City of Moab employee Rachel Stenta has announced her intention to resign from her position later...

    City council splinters over parking kerfuffle

    Highway widening project concerns North Main businesses that will lose on-street parking A somewhat...

    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.