Sunday, May 31, 2020


Moab, UT

69.3 F


    Lodgings are seeing lower occupancies despite reopening

    As of publication time, businesses from outfitters to restaurants and hotels to shops are all permitted to open, even if with limited capacity or operations. The only major closures currently in effect in Moab are at Arches and Canyonlands national parks — which are set to open May 29 — and public campgrounds operated by the Bureau of Land Management.

    Outdoor industry delivers masks as community preps for busy Memorial Day weekend

    Niehaus made it clear the masks are for employees who need one and visitors who would like one. The question of whether to wear one or not is a personal choice, according to the order signed by Gov. Gary Herbert when the decision a couple of weeks ago was made to start reopening the State of Utah.

    County attorney: Businesses can require customers to wear masks

    “Private business has wide latitude to restrict access to patrons, the public, and customers if there is a public safety issue,” Sloan said. “Here there clearly is, so private businesses absolutely can require masks, and they can restrict access to the public if customers don’t use masks.”

    COVID-19: Utah receives $87M to expand testing

    This funding is part of a broader federal effort to ensure that states, territories and tribes have the resources necessary to meet their testing goals as they begin to reopen.

    Community Rebuilds aims to meet Living Building Challenge

    Community Rebuilds recently finished the first pair of four new homes at the corner of Mill Creek Drive and Sand Flats Road that meet the Living Building Challenge, a standard with a focus on regenerative building. The two houses, once certification is complete in a year, would be the first in the state to satisfy the standard.

    BBB frowns on Utah company Smilelove

    In addition, BBB reports that Smilelove’s number of complaints has increased from an average of less than 50 per month to more than 113 in the past week.

    Eviction moratorium expires: What renters need to know

    The Utah Housing Coalition and its members encourage the public to inform themselves, friends and families on what they need to do if they can’t pay rent and therefore face eviction, according to the Utah Housing Coalition.

    44 GCMS students make Honor Society

    The Grand County Middle School held a virtual Honor Society induction ceremony May 12 for 44 students and their parents.

    Hwy. 191 work picks up steam; first new pavement applied this week

    The Highway 191 widening project from north of downtown to the Colorado River continues with work taking place at a variety of locations, including from the Colorado River to Rubicon Trails, where crews have been building a retaining wall to support the shoulder along the highway, as well as for a new sidewalk on the west side.

    Halliday vs. Hedin: District 4

    Grand County Council Member Greg Halliday, the incumbent from District 4, will face challenger Trisha Hedin, director of Arches Education Center, in this November’s general election. Halliday is the only incumbent facing a challenge in this year’s...

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    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.