Thursday, May 28, 2020

Moab, UT

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    Extreme Sports

    Rescue from Castleton Tower

    Monday was a busy day for Search & Rescue members. Here, they come to the aid of a woman who fell at Castleton Tower, accompanied by Grand County EMS and Sheriff’s deputies.

    It’s raptor-nesting season at Indian Creek’s famed cliffs

    BLM asks hikers, climbers to avoid certain areas A climber tackles one of the world-class crags at Indian Creek. Access to some of the most popular climbs has been closed in an effort...

    Parks restrict climbing routes to protect wildlife

    Climbers tackle the Three Penguins formation at Arches National Park at left. It is one of several climbing routes at the park – as well as others at Canyonlands – that will be closed each year...

    Know before you go: Avalanche awareness talk Dec. 5

    Last winter, four people died in avalanches in the State of Utah, including one in Moab’s La Sal Mountains. Learning about avalanches is imperative for winter recreationists, including snowmobilers and backcountry skiers, according to avalanche forecaster Eric...

    Rescuers fly to same spot twice in 24 hours for climbing accidents

    First day’s incident required two helicopters A Classic Air Medical helicopter takes off Nov. 14, carrying first responders away from a climbing area where two climbers were injured on consecutive days last week....

    More than 800 compete in Dead Horse Ultra

    Jen Lenarz and Shelly Larson from Minnesota had never attempted the Dead Horse Ultra, but they were “excited to run through the landscape.” Photo by Anthony Militano Pleasant weather and a diverse turnout...

    A night on the tower

    Climbers endure lightning, rain, cold in unplanned stay Matt Moore takes a foot selfie from the top of Castleton Tower during a recent outing. Moore and his climbing partner would later learn that...

    Moab skydiver brings home national championship

    Katie Hansen and her team will represent the U.S. in the 2020 world championships in Siberia, Russia Moab resident Katie Hansen, right, in white, and Matthew Fry of the Polaris team perform artistic...

    Grand County receives rural incident of the year awardCritical medical response saves life of BASE jumper

    On September 3, 2017 right around sunset, three experienced BASE jumpers prepared to jump off a wall on Lower Gemini Bridge Road named ‘French Kiss.’ Ammon McNeely, the second to exit, struck the wall which resulted in a partial...

    BASE jumpers give back: local community hosts Earth Day cleanup

    The local BASE jumping community is hosting a three-day event, in which jumpers will clean up heavily used jumping areas, attend safety courses, and communicate with Bureau of Land Management, Grand County Search and Rescue, and National Park Service...

    Turkey Boogie brings international BASE jumpers, raises $20KLocal SAR team benefits from fundraiser

    BASE jumpers from all over the world gathered in Moab last week to take advantage of the desert’s natural beauty and its unique cliffs, perfect for their sport. As BASE jumping’s popularity grows around the world, its legality has not....

    Moab man dies in BASE jumping accident

    A Moab man died Tuesday evening, May 30, in an apparent BASE jumping accident near Goose Island Recreation Area along the Colorado River. Seth F. Graham, 34, was BASE jumping from the “G” Spot, a 320-foot cliff that overlooks the...

    Latest News

    USFS proposes new sage grouse plan

    Feds seek to cede more control to locals; critics say plan will cause ‘irreparable harm’

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.