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 I try to make sense of the growing wave of protests and sporadic violence, it’s hard to escape thinking about the vast disparities of wealth and power that we have allowed to permeate our nation. The pandemic has brought these disparities into sharp focus.
Much of history gets lost in the crush of time and the next new thing. So it is with the city’s plan to turn part of the in-town Mill Creek Parkway into a bike skills park. Involving tree removals, grading in a flood plain, and other work that will permanently alter a beautifully tranquil section of the pathway, it is fundamentally antithetical to the founding principles of the parkway itself. (And bad timing for a $30,000 investment from the city.)
The aquatic center is closed until further notice despite the fact they still have a few salaried employees who are maintaining the facility. As did the many small businesses that are starting to reopen a COVID-19 mitigation/protocol plan was designed, was presented to council and approved by the health department.
I drove to Denver on Monday for an appointment. While there, I shopped at Home Depot and Trader Joe’s. Their precautions were impressive and reassuring. Each store required all customers to wear facemasks. Employees wore masks and gloves.
We at CMS share the goal of keeping nursing facility residents safe and healthy. We are using CMS’s regulatory authority to facilitate residents’ care and ensure that long-term care facilities have the guidance they need to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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.