In a discussion about the current state of Moab’s response to COVID-19, Grand County Council Member Rory Paxman expressed concern last week that a collective push from the hospital and health department to wear masks might be too much, also expressing concerns about “scrutiny” toward people who do not wear masks.
Grand County Council Administrator Chris Baird told the county council last week that he was anticipating a cut to the county’s general fund budget of up to 30% as tourism in Moab takes a drastic hit alongside nearly all other local businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.