Monday, August 3, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Municipal Government

    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.

    Moab’s children are not underserved; there are better spots for a bike park

    Are our children really underserved regarding recreation opportunities, as stated by the director of Active Transportation and Trails?

    City rejects public hearing request for bike skills park

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

    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.

    Q&A with the mayor: Niehaus addresses myriad stresses of pandemic

    The Times-Independent asked Mayor Emily Niehaus to answer questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. With all government meetings being held electronically, the public...

    Stories of Interest

    Only 2 of 13 local elections contested in 2020

    This U.S. presidential election year, 13 local elected offices will appear on the ballot, and voters will have 15 names from which to choose to fill them.

    Council member worries about ‘scrutiny’ toward mask snubbers

    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.

    County could cut budget by 30%

    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.

    First look at the county council candidates

    Opponents Stocks, Walker answer three questions The Times-Independent reached out to each of the...

    Airport gets another $1M FAA grant

    A few days after receiving more than $1 million in CARES Act funding, Canyonlands Field Airport was awarded an additional $1 million in entitlement funding through the Federal Aviation Administration.

    Curbside pick up available at library

    Need a book, audiobook, movie, or magazine while the library building is closed to the public? Try curbside holds pick up at the Grand County Library.

    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...

    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.

    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.

    Moab, Grand, San Juan team up on transit planning

    Tuesday night, Feb. 25, a Grand County official presented to the Moab City Council an ongoing effort to plan how transit in...

    Gizler elected to national travel organization board

    Moab Area Travel Council Executive Director Elaine Gizler.

    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.