Monday, May 25, 2020

Moab, UT

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    BLM says it has strengthened wildfire response despite pandemic

    While taking active measures to protect the public and employees and minimize exposure to COVID-19, the Bureau of Land Management continues to reduce hazardous fuels across the West and Alaska...

    Virus doesn’t stop fire mitigation efforts in local creeks

    Since 1999, Rim to Rim Restoration has worked with over 50 landowners, as well as Moab City, the school district and Grand County to remove ladder fuels, such as tamarisk and Russian olive along Mill and Pack creeks in Moab.

    Trailer blaze has undetermined cause

    Photo by Carter Pape Firefighters from the Moab Valley Fire Department extinguish a burning camp trailer fire Friday evening, Feb. 28 at 500 West 200 South. Capt. Cody Greaves said the cause is...

    Feeling chipper

    New wood chipper will be used to reduce fire risk on private, public property Moab Valley Fire Chief TJ Brewer, left, and Capt. Cody Greaves stand next to a newly acquired wood chipper...

    Prescribed burns planned for Arches

    Southeast Utah Group of National Parks officials began burning piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash Monday, Feb. 10.

    Team Rubicon returns to Moab in March

    Veteran-led Team Rubicon volunteers will assist in ongoing fire mitigation efforts, debris management, sawyer operations, volunteer organizations...

    Grand County Deputy saves elderly man from fire

    According to the Grand County Sheriff's Office, local Deputy Jamison Wiggins saved an elderly man and his dog from a residential fire on Sunday, Jan. 26.

    Furniture burned in New Year’s Eve semi blaze

    New Year’s Eve started early for Grand County firefighters who responded to a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 70 at milepost 187. The incident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. Dec. 31, said Thompson Springs Fire Chief Mark Marcum in an email.

    Groups work to thin out ladder fuels in Pack Creek

    Crews prepare to thin out so-called ladder fuels on Pack Creek. Photo courtesy of Kara Dohrenwend Utah Conservation Corps chainsaw crews started work in a dense block of ladder fuels along Pack Creek,...

    Arches to conduct prescribed burns through Nov. 11

    Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash at Arches National Park beginning Monday, Nov. 11. Burns might occur throughout November, December and January as conditions allow, according to park officials.

    Latest News

    White Mesa Mill hopes to benefit from Trump’s uranium reserve plan

    Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget could be a lifeline...

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.