Have you been missing live music the last few months? Well, then you’re in luck! The Moab Backyard Theater in downtown Moab, was among the first live music venues to reopen in the entire USA, hosting a lineup of local acts Tuesday through Thursday.
As the government encourages business openings, we must not end the preventative measures we each take to limit the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, behavior in communities since May 1 suggests that many think we are past the threat — fewer people are wearing masks, people are going out in groups, children are playing in parks, sharing toys, etc.
In my last page I started telling you about some of my bunch riding horseback into the roadless Book Cliffs without knowing all we knew about what we were doing and that we were lucky to have ended up mostly unscathed.
The area was under a red flag (fire weather) warning for several days this week. Issued by the National Weather Service to firefighters and land management agencies, the warning means conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread of a fire.
We won’t ever know how our various spring sports teams would have faired this year, whether in the pool, the tennis courts, golf course, the soccer pitch or the ball field. Sadly, the classes behind you wonder if they will ever know life as you all knew it, until about March when all of our worlds started to change in various ways.
My family had all ridden horses quite a bit, but we were real greenhorns when it came to weeks-long pack trips into the wilderness. Thank goodness for Old Uncle Kennis. Kenny Davis to be more precise. You have read his name several times if you’ve been keeping up with these pages, and I will do a full story on him in the next few months.
Between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, administrators at Arches National Park prevented vehicle entries into the park after its three main parking lots inside began to fill up. The public’s rush into the park followed two months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.