Heavy equipment operators began moving dirt in the 2000 block of Spanish Valley Drive, home of the 300-unit affordable housing development known as Arroyo Crossing. The Moab Area Community Land Trust project is one of the more ambitious affordable housing projects in the county.
Amid discussions over lodging regulations that will govern new hotels and motels in Moab, more than 560 local residents have signed an open letter to city and Grand County elected officials asserting that the level of tourist visitation to Moab is “too high” and asking that the council “NOT allow any new projects” into the planning pipeline until “pending projects,” also known as vested projects, have been built.
Expressing complaints about a recent tax reform law passed by Utah lawmakers, roughly 200 Moabites have joined about 10,000 Utahns across the state to sign a petition that, if 115,689 signatures are gathered by Jan. 21, would put the tax reform package on the November ballot and give voters statewide the final say on the matter.
The family of Bonnie Crysdale, who recently died from an aortic aneurysm in Castle Valley, wishes to express their profound gratitude to two groups who responded so promptly and professionally: the Castle Valley responders and shortly afterwards the Grand County Emergency Medical Services dispatcher and responders. They did everything that could be done.
As of press time, Moab Regional Hospital reported that its first baby of 2020 still had not been born. However, there were indications that one was due at any moment.
Utah County has been more expedient than Grand in placing a ballot measure before voters to change its form of government. The plan, if approved by voters, would go into effect Jan. 2, 2023.
DURANGO, Colo. – Southwest Colorado has been chosen for $50 million in additional funding for expanded forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts on public and private land. The newly formed Rocky Mountain Restorative Initiative selected the forest project proposal, which encompasses nearly 750,000 acres along Colorado Highway 160, including portions of the San Juan National Forest and towns of Dove Creek, Cortez, Dolores and Durango.
Moab businessman Michael Liss Tuesday lambasted the city’s plan to build a four-story parking structure west of Main Street, claiming that “people never build parking structures if the land prices don’t justify it.” During a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Dec. 17, Liss told business leaders, “Our land is still priced low enough to make surface parking cheaper than a parking structure. Even in the very center of downtown.”