City council strategizes on tackling OHV noise rules

Statewide interest groups loom large over effort

Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.

2019: Sports & outdoors year in review, July – November

The lore of Dead Horse Point, razorback suckers and bananas highlight second half of the year

Welcome to the second installment of The Times-Independent’s annual Year in Review in Recreation & Outdoors. The back nine of 2019 starts with one of the best Independence Day celebrations in recent memory; the month of July is musical as the Moab Folk Festival and others sponsor free concerts, Grand County athletes continue to purse excellence, championships are won and the Moab Music Festival goes Latin.

More wildlife highway crossings, fences installed in Utah

Most Utahns have seen the unfortunate sight of a deer lying dead on the side of the road. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Department of Transportation are working hard to create more wildlife crossings across various Utah roadways in an effort to decrease wildlife/vehicle collisions around the state, according to DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley, including one on Highway 191 near Monticello that is considered the most successful in the state.