The licensure of an aggregate and hot mix asphalt plant in Spanish Valley off Highway 191 on a gravel road that leads to Ken’s Lake was the topic of significant discussion at the Nov. 5 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commissioners felt pressured to act as they faced a Nov. 8 deadline for public comment on the licensure decision by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
A City of Moab crew working downtown and armed with heavy blowers and an industrial vacuum pick up countless leaves on a cool afternoon.
Terry Morse prepares to take his seat during his final Grand County Council meeting. Chair Evan Clapper Nov. 6 presented Morse, who stepped down from the District 1 seat after moving out of the district, with a plaque of appreciation. The council is accepting declarations of candidacy from District 1 residents interested in filling the seat for the next year.
For 35 years Canyonlands Field Institute has been providing outdoor education opportunities across the Colorado Plateau. This fall CFI collaborated with the Grand County School District to get 230 local students outside learning in their home landscape, according to a press release from the nonprofit organization.
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group in a statement Friday, Nov. 8 announced Samantha Zim as the 2020 Community Artist in the Parks. The committee also selected Julia Buckwalter to serve in the same position in 2021.
The Wingate by Wyndham Moab hotel at 1260 S. Highway 160 held its grand opening last week. From the left is General Manager Tommy Newell, Katherine Hansen, wife of Will Hansen, who is cutting the ribbon along with partner Alan Melchior.
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice has announced the nominees to fill a vacancy that will be created when Presiding Judge Douglas Thomas resigns in January from the 7th Judicial District, which includes Grand County.
Of the 2,571 registered voters in Moab, 69 percent cast ballots in Tuesday’s election Nov. 5, re-electing each of the incumbents to the city council through the end of 2023.
Friends of Zella Ceniceros honored her life and legacy on Tuesday, Nov. 5, during a candlelight vigil held at Grand County High School, where she had been a senior, one week after she died suddenly.
The “Grand County Experience” has not been a good one for members of the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee.
While hundreds of votes still have not been counted as of Wednesday morning, it appears as if voters are on the way to defeat a ballot initiative that could have led to a change in San Juan County government.
Relief mixed with gratitude and exhaustion was evident in the voices of Rani Derasary, Tawny Knuteson-Boyd and Kalen Jones the morning after each of them won another four-year term on the Moab City Council.