Choosing her words as carefully as a man walking through a minefield chooses his next step, Moab Regional Hospital CEO Jen Sadoff in an interview with The Times-Independent expounded on what impacts a planned health clinic on the San Juan County side of Spanish Valley could have on MRH’s bottom line and future plans.
During a discussion over how large Moab’s housing units should be when built as part of the city’s assured housing program, Architect Elizabeth Boone said that the cost of building affordable housing in Moab equated to $250 per square foot.
A three-judge panel with the Utah Court of Appeals in a legal opinion issued Friday ruled against the City of Moab, the Utah Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and LB Moab Land Company LLC regarding a dispute over the proposed Lionsback Resort adjacent to the Sand Flats Recreation Area.
The Moab City Council at Tuesday’s meeting unanimously approved a resolution formalizing members’ opposition to the Bureau of Land Management leasing two parcels in the Sand Flats Recreation Area for oil and gas extraction.
Staff with the City of Moab have been working in recent weeks to determine the city’s top capital investment priorities over the next four years — projects like road improvements, sewer line replacements, roundabout installation and more — and the list will go before the city council in two weeks for finalization.
The Lisbon Valley Gas Plant is meeting a strong market demand for a valuable gas that has been in short supply worldwide. The plant about 40 miles south of Moab began accepting and processing third party producer helium gas streams in July. With the recent shutdown of the only other plant in the region near Farmington, New Mexico, the Lisbon Valley Gas Plant is offering stranded producers the sales outlet and solutions they need to get their gas to market at a fair price.
More property owners in Grand County who qualify as low-income received a break on their taxes in 2019, according to Chris Kauffman, Grand County treasurer.
While the 2020 presidential election will undoubtedly get the lion’s share of attention nationally, Grand County voters have some choices to make in the months ahead.
Moab Regional Hospital CEO Jen Sadoff and Doug Fix, a board member of Moab Valley Healthcare, Inc., the nonprofit that oversees the hospital, asked the Grand County Council to “do an unusual thing” at Tuesday’s meeting – support their opposition to a grant request to the Utah Community Impact Board to help fund a health clinic on the San Juan County side of Spanish Valley.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is the featured speaker at the 2020 Canyonlands Business Summit that takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Hoodoo Moab.
Former San Juan County Administrator Kelly Pehrson is the new interim manager of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Gov. Gary Herbert made the appointment Jan. 14.
Community Rebuilds has a problem. The nonprofit’s office is located down a long driveway at 150 S 200 E, behind three houses, leading potential homeowners, representatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others unfamiliar with the exact location of the office to go knocking on nearby homeowners’ doors, looking for the hidden office.