Monday, August 10, 2020

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    Coronavirus

    Ask an Expert: 9 tips for safe summer picnics

    Although there is no current evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 through food or food packaging, there are definite precautions to take when planning potlucks and picnics this summer.

    Arches, Canyonlands begin to open campgrounds

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

    Phased reopening: Shuttle service resumes at Zion National Park

    The shuttle provides access to trails and viewpoints in Zion Canyon along the Scenic Drive including the West Rim trail, the Emerald Pools, the Riverside Walk, and The Narrows.

    Pandemic weakens summer travel as AAA forecasts first decline in 11 years

    Car trips reign supreme accounting for 97% of the favored mode of transportation.

    Renters: Know your rights and responsibilities

    The Utah Renter Toolkit can be downloaded in English and in Spanish from UHC’s website.

    How to vacation during a pandemic

    The Centers for Disease Control is recommending families stay within the U.S. for their travels, or even just stay close to home, according to a statement from the Better Business Bureau.

    Amid COVID, Dominion Energy offers bill payment help through REACH

    Now the company is offering enhanced flexibility by making it easier for residential customers to enroll in a plan, regardless of payment history

    Library reopens on limited basis

    Director Carrie Valdes said the library will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month of July.

    Liquor store closed through weekend; sign in window sparks virus worries

    A sign in the window at the Moab liquor store posted Thursday, April 23 said that the location "has been exposed to COVID-19," but according to a spokesperson for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the sign overstated the case.

    Couple donates $22K to help local families

    Scores of Grand County’s most vulnerable families experienced an Easter miracle of sorts after a retired Castle Valley couple donated more than $22,000 to Moab Solutions.

    Ask an Expert: 5 tips to help avoid coronavirus scams

    By Amanda ChristensenUSU Extension Not surprisingly, scammers are taking advantage of the fears that...

    COVID-19 testing guidelines loosened at Moab hospital

    Moab Regional Hospital recently expanded its guidelines for COVID-19 testing, opening up the tests to allow for more people to take one.

    Trail review: Amazing vistas but be prepared!

    The views are breathtaking, but the time and teamwork to traverse the 18.9-mile trail was what made the adventure a memory of a lifetime

    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.