Fire District sounds the alarm for more funds

Pay raises haunt county; layoffs could result

The Moab Valley Fire Protection District requested help from the Grand County Council to fill a projected $200,000 budget shortfall during a joint meeting Tuesday, but Grand County has its own budget problems that could lead to either the first property tax increase in 13 years or sweeping, across-the-board cuts to its 13 departments – including a potential reduction in force.

Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative announces 2020 projects

Aspen, pine regeneration planned for La Sal, Abajo area

Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, coordinated by the Utah Department of Natural Resources, announced $36 million in funding for 121 wildland restoration and rehabilitation projects statewide, with a goal of improving over 173,000 acres of land. In addition, 24 livestock and wildlife water development projects were funded. The projects are scheduled for the 2020 fiscal year. Among them are three plans for southeastern Utah, including prescribed burns in the La Sal Mountains.