The John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River invites artists to participate in the 14th Annual Canyon River Runners Art Show. Professional and amateur artists of any medium are encouraged to participate, said museum Director Tim Glenn in a statement.
The Moab Information Center begins its seasonal lecture series on April 11 with a talk by John Ninnemann titled “John Wesley Powell: Down the Great Unknown.”
A 40 percent increase in visitors at the Sand Flats Recreation Area over the past couple of years made accessing the Fins & Things Trail a nightmare – and didn’t exactly thrill the campers at Echo Campground where it used to be located until this year.
The Bureau of Land Management seeks contractors for off-range pastures to provide a “free-roaming environment and quality care” for wild horses removed from Western public lands, said the BLM in a statement.
A federal judge has denied the EPA’s request to escape liability for the Gold King Mine blowout near Silverton, Colorado, a massive spill of three-million gallons of toxic mining waste in August 2015 that contaminated rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Chief Judge William P. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for New Mexico denied the EPA’s motion to dismiss the lawsuits filed by the states and private parties, rejecting EPA’s arguments that it was immune from liability for the cleanup and damages caused by the blowout.
On Feb. 28 the State of Utah petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service to develop a state-based rule managing four million acres of roadless areas on national forest lands within the state.
As rains soften the earth around Moab, the risk of rock slides in the area has become elevated. Accordingly, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office reported a rock slide that took place on the morning of Sunday, March 3, on Highway 128 near the intersection with Highway 191.
At 1:29 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a parachutist who got caught on a cliff after a failed BASE jump attempt. Grand County Search and Rescue were able to rescue the jumper, who was not injured during the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.
It would be a drive for people in southeastern Utah, but March 9 is Wild Swan Day and it is a great day to get outside and see tundra swans, said the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in a statement.
Falling storage levels at both lakes Powell and Mead have highlighted the potential effects of climate change on the Colorado River, causing some to question its future viability as a reliable water supply source for the state of Utah, according to the Utah Division of Water Resources in a statement released Wednesday, Feb. 27.