Saturday, August 8, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Community Rebuilds

    Community Rebuilds aims to meet Living Building Challenge

    Community Rebuilds recently finished the first pair of four new homes at the corner of Mill Creek Drive and Sand Flats Road that meet the Living Building Challenge, a standard with a focus on regenerative building. The two houses, once certification is complete in a year, would be the first in the state to satisfy the standard.

    USDA relaxes income limits for Community Rebuilds applicants

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved higher minimum incomes for people to qualify for homes built...

    County council: Community Rebuilds, Friends of Arches aren’t ‘community gifts’

    Two Grand County-based nonprofits that applied this year for property tax exemptions were recently denied their requests after officials made findings that the nonprofits did not provide a sufficient gift to the community, per Utah law, to qualify them for exemptions — exemptions that would have slightly raised property taxes on everyone else in the county.

    Community Rebuilds, looking to relocate its office, hits a nerve with neighbors

    Rezone request tabled after Derasary, other neighbors oppose the change Community Rebuilds has a...

    Giving Tuesday, holiday events are slated in the weeks ahead

    Giving Tuesday is a global movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dec. 3 in 2019 – to celebrate and engage in generosity. Community Rebuilds will host such a celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ranch parking lot, formerly the Rancho Fandango at 140 South 200 East.

    Community Rebuilds takes on the ‘living building’ challenge

    The Moab nonprofit organization Community Rebuilds has partnered with the “Living Building Challenge” effort, in what its...

    Nonprofit hosts open houses, auction

    Community Rebuilds will unveil three new houses on June 26 in a series of open house events from 3 to 7 p.m. Local residents Chelsea Cobb, Taz Sorg and Sheila Strahan are the new owners of the nonprofit’s 28th, 29th and 30th homes in Moab. They are located at 2812 Spanish Valley Dr., and at 476 and 386 Huntridge Dr.

    Community Rebuilds holds stomp party

    Dancers compress locally-sourced dirt into what will become the floor of a new strawbale home

    Award to mayor deserves worthy mention

    Editor, Smart Shelter Network gave recognition to Mayor Emily Niehaus for her outstanding 15 year commitment as former...

    Save the Dates

    Walking and stomping at local events March 14, 6 p.m.: Grand County Library­–A Walk Across Southern Utah. In 2017,...

    Tales of Trails: Get ‘On Top of the World’ to see spectacular views

    The Top of the World Trail is about 19 miles long in and out from the pavement on Highway 128 near Dewey Bridge.

    County: No avoiding tax hike — even during a pandemic

    Were the property tax increase to be rescinded, he said Grand County “would literally be totally broke.”

    Off and running, seeking new team members

    Members of the Grand County High School cross-country team hold their first practice of the season Monday morning. Coach Randy Martin said he’s looking for more students to join the team.

    USFS proposes campground fee increases

    Members of the public are invited to comment on the proposed fee changes to the developed recreation program.