Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Utah Government

    Seeds of dissension? Mysterious seeds from China possibly a scam

    UDAF’s State Seed Lab will continue identifying the seeds to determine whether they are on the federal or state noxious lists

    State offers free counseling for COVID-related stress

    With more counselors now on board, the services are available to all Utahns who need help coping with any stress related to COVID-19.

    Here’s what’s happening on the Highway 191 widening project this week

    The contractor will continue working in the center of the highway to install the storm drain pipeline that extends south to Cermak Street where it exits the roadway to the east.

    GOP’s Cox, Reyes move on to General Election

    If the figures hold, Cox will face off against University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson, a Democrat, and Libertarian Daniel Cottam, a surgeon, in November’s general election.

    Stories of Interest

    Lawmakers revise COVID-ravaged budget

    The Utah Legislature presented a modified budget in an attempt to strike a careful balance between meeting...

    Herbert: ‘Common sense requires’ staying in yellow risk phase

    After members of a Utah commission voted unanimously Tuesday, June 2 to forward a recommendation to Gov. Gary Herbert that the state...

    DWR seeks information after 260 fish left to waste near Syracuse

    The fish were discovered on the side of the road on West Gentile Street near Syracuse in northern Utah on May 18.

    Ignoring own standards and experts, Utah commission pushes reopening

    The COVID-19 model from the CDC predicts an increase in deaths from the coronavirus from Utah in the coming weeks, and key indicators predict more hospitalizations are to come.

    Employment data confirms Grand is among worst hit in state

    The figures confirm earlier estimates that roughly one in five to one in six jobs in Grand County have been lost to COVID-19.

    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.

    State to dictate future health orders

    A newly formed statewide commission will have the final word in conjunction with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on the health restrictions imposed on Grand County, according to local health officials.

    Shuttered copper mine has 17 months to reclaim site

    The shuttered Lisbon Valley Mine has less than 18 months to perform reclamation work per an order from the Utah Division of...

    Shuttered copper mine has 17 months to reclaim site

    The shuttered Lisbon Valley Mine has less than 18 months to perform reclamation work per an order...

    Herbert lowers risk protocol to moderate; people still encouraged to stay home

    Gov. Gary Herbert issued an executive order that formally places the state of Utah under “moderate risk” protocols for COVID-19 beginning Friday,...

    Seasonal workers are running out on unemployment insurance

    Despite Congress approving last month an expansion to unemployment insurance programs nationwide, seasonal workers in Moab may soon see their benefits run out if they have not already.

    State could preempt Moab health orders

    A new commission advising Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on rules governing the state's COVID-19 response may result in local health orders from the Southeast Utah Health Department being preempted by statewide rules formed by the commission and approved by the governor.

    Arches, Canyonlands resume entrance fees

    Park officials are strongly encouraging visitors to pay by credit card at park entrances or to pay online.

    BLM to conduct Range Creek wild horse roundup

    The roundup began Wednesday, July 1, and is expected to last approximately six days.

    Drilling data shows variable potential near Moab; gas sale slated for September

    Now, 99 more parcels locally have been nominated, some lying directly between Canyonlands and Arches.

    Arches, Canyonlands announce interim superintendent appointment

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Tuesday, March 3 that Kayci Cook Collins is the interim acting superintendent...

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.