Monday, August 3, 2020


Moab, UT

79.6 F

    Arches National Park

    NPS names new head of SE Utah Group

    Since 2012, Trap has served as the deputy regional director for the regional office in Omaha, Nebraska, overseeing 61 parks in 13 states and an array of programs in the regional office. She will assume her new role on Aug. 2.

    NPS proposes improvements to visitor service program

    “Concessionaires have been creating lasting national park memories for more than 125 years. The proposed changes are an important step toward strengthening our public-private partnerships and expanding sustainable, high-quality and contemporary visitor services in our national parks,” said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela.

    Investigators: Arches might be at fault for June death of passenger hit by gate during wind gust

    The Arches ranger told the deputy that the gate was typically held in place only by its own weight.

    Arches, Canyonlands begin to open campgrounds

    All standard campsites and both group sites will be fully reservable through or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Fatal crash closes Arches entrance

    Esther Nakajjigo was a respected human rights activist in Uganda.

    Drilling data shows variable potential near Moab; gas sale slated for September

    Now, 99 more parcels locally have been nominated, some lying directly between Canyonlands and Arches.

    Interior: National parks generated more than $41B in ’19

    Visitor spending increased by $800 million from 2018 to 2019 and the overall effect on the U.S economy grew by $1.6 billion.

    Rocks whisper their secrets

    The Geohazards Research Group at the University of Utah measures small vibrations in rock structures, which come from earthquakes, wind and other sources both natural and man-made, to construct 3-D models of how the structures resonate.

    Reservation system would protect Arches, improve visitor experience

    Developers and schemers trying to make a buck in the early parks caused extensive damage and took advantage of visitors.

    Arches entrance closes temporarily due to fatal car accident

    The main entrance to Arches National Park temporarily closed Saturday afternoon, June 13 because of a car...

    Arches, Canyonlands resume entrance fees

    Park officials are strongly encouraging visitors to pay by credit card at park entrances or to pay online.

    There is no crowding at Arches National Park

    People seeking refuge in the beauty and comfort of nature should find safe haven in our national parks.

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.