Monday, August 3, 2020


Moab, UT

78.7 F

    COVID-19 testing

    Widespread testing is key to Moab’s path forward

    Once a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, it has likely already been days since they started unknowingly spreading the virus. As such, local health officials want to expand testing locally for the coronavirus.

    COVID-19: Utah receives $87M to expand testing

    This funding is part of a broader federal effort to ensure that states, territories and tribes have the resources necessary to meet their testing goals as they begin to reopen.

    Moab liquor store employee tests positive for COVID-19

    The Southeast Utah Health Department announced Thursday evening, April 23 that a second person in Grand County tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced around the same time that an employee of the Moab liquor store tested positive.

    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.