Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

84.6 F

    Federal Lands

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.

    NPS names new head of SE Utah Group

    Since 2012, Trap has served as the deputy regional director for the regional office in Omaha, Nebraska, overseeing 61 parks in 13 states and an array of programs in the regional office. She will assume her new role on Aug. 2.

    BLM names new Utah director: Greg Sheehan

    Sheehan will oversee management of nearly 22.9 million acres of public lands, representing about 42% of the state. Located mostly in southeastern and western Utah, these lands are varied, ranging from rolling uplands to sprawling desert lowlands.

    BLM names new assistant director of communications in Grand Junction HQ

    Buffington comes to the BLM after five years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    BLM to conduct Range Creek wild horse roundup

    The roundup began Wednesday, July 1, and is expected to last approximately six days.

    Cody takes lead at Hovenweep, Natural Bridges monuments

    Cody has more than 27 years of National Park Service experience and currently serves as the chief of facility maintenance at the Flagstaff Area Monuments in Arizona, which includes Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Walnut Canyon national monuments, officials said.

    Capitol Reef National Park fully opened

    The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount, according to park officials.

    Groups want more time, meetings for BLM grazing regs

    Thirty-seven conservation groups representing millions of members sent the Bureau of Land Management a letter on Friday, Feb. 14, requesting additional time...

    Trump announces parks to reopen ‘quickly’; Interior chief says it will happen ‘gradually’

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration planned to reopen national parks around the country. No details on the timeline for reopening the parks — Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in particular — were immediately available.

    Should BLM regulate bikes and e-bikes independently?

    E-bikes, such as this one offered for rent at Bike Fiend, may soon be regulated separately from regular bikes if a proposed rule change takes effect. The public comment period on the rule change is now open.

    Arches, Canyonlands closed to all park visitors starting Saturday

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Friday that Arches and Canyonlands would be closed to all park visitors starting Saturday, March 28.

    Park service considers closing Arches, Canyonlands

    National Park Service administrators who oversee the Southeast Utah Group of parks and monuments are taking seriously multiple recommendations from local health...

    March oil, gas lease sale nets over $284,000

    The Bureau of Land Management’s Utah quarterly oil and gas lease sale resulted in competitive bids for 22 parcels...

    Arches, Canyonlands announce interim superintendent appointment

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Tuesday, March 3 that Kayci Cook Collins is the interim acting superintendent...

    Does Sand Flats even have any oil?

    In 1971, years before Moab would become a tourism hub known worldwide and only two years after...

    Utah among Western states to get big game research grants

    The Department of the Interior on Friday, Feb. 14, announced another round of $3.2 million in grant funding for 11 western states...

    Sand Flats pulled from potential drilling sites

    BLM announced today, Feb. 21, that parcels 11 and 12, located within Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, will not be included in the June 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale.
    Moab Horses

    Tales of Trails: Dominguez Canyon offers wilderness, hikes, history

    Visitors to the Colorado Plateau can freely travel across scenic recreational areas, sometimes wandering in and out...

    Tales of trails: Riding along the edge of town is a dream

    I didn't think I was going to like Pipe Dream when I first moved to Moab, but I was very much wrong.

    Tales of trails: Grandstaff Canyon is a hiker’s paradise

    Our latest installment in our ongoing series, "Tales of Trails," features the popular Grandstaff Canyon.

    Tales of Trails: Amasa Back’s many challenges

    All you can do is respect the difficulties and accept the small falls as reminders to avoid worse outcomes.