A misworded agenda item needed to be clarified when the Grand County Council on Tuesday, March 19, discussed a proposal to make burning garbage unlawful.
The 43rd annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run fell on a chilly Saturday morning, March 16, perfect running weather for the 1,638 runners – including a woman from Aurora, Colorado who carried a baby on her back.
As the days begin to warm in Moab, bikers and runners are out on the roads to mark the unofficial beginning of spring.
The Bureau of Land Management’s Moab field office has withdrawn a multi-year special recreation permit authorizing a private helicopter company to shuttle customers in and out of Mineral Bottom, south of Labyrinth Canyon and north of Canyonlands National Park in the Green River corridor.
As part of the Bureau of Land Management’s effort to find good homes for wild horses and burros removed from public lands, the agency March 12 began offering new financial incentives to encourage qualified people to adopt one or more of the animals. “The program is part of the BLM’s efforts to confront a growing over-population of wild horses and burros on fragile rangelands and in off-range holding facilities, which cost taxpayers nearly $50 million every year to maintain,” said a statement from the BLM.
Daylight Savings Time might make the days longer, but that means many people will be behind the wheel on dark mornings when deer and other wildlife are on or near the road.
The town of Castle Valley will hold its annual Spring Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 at 2 Castle Valley Drive, behind the Town Building.
The City of Green River and John Wesley Powell River History Museum will open a new river trail with official ribbon cutting ceremony on March 23. The museum will also host a celebration of John Wesley Powell’s Birthday with cake, games, programs and a free day.
President Donald Trump has proposed a budget of $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2020 to fund the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s principal resource management and conservation programs. The budget includes an additional $1.5 billion in permanent funding that is administered to states through grants that support state wildlife and sport fish conservation, recreational boating and other related programs.
The arrival of spring also brings extended hours of operation or reopening for Arches and Canyonlands national parks’ visitor centers, according to an announcement from the National Park Service.