Monday, May 25, 2020

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    COVID-19

    School leaders say past months have taught ‘resilience,’ the power of relationships

    The Times-Independent interviewed Grand County High School Principal Steve Hren and Grand County School District Superintendent Taryn Kay on May 11 about their experience and thoughts about the two prior months, in which local campuses closed, and students were sent home to finish off their year doing distance education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    County attorney: Businesses can require customers to wear masks

    “Private business has wide latitude to restrict access to patrons, the public, and customers if there is a public safety issue,” Sloan said. “Here there clearly is, so private businesses absolutely can require masks, and they can restrict access to the public if customers don’t use masks.”

    Letter: Facemasks should be mandatory

    I drove to Denver on Monday for an appointment. While there, I shopped at Home Depot and Trader Joe’s. Their precautions were impressive and reassuring. Each store required all customers to wear facemasks. Employees wore masks and gloves.

    High Desert Hoofbeats

    We won’t ever know how our various spring sports teams would have faired this year, whether in the pool, the tennis courts, golf course, the soccer pitch or the ball field. Sadly, the classes behind you wonder if they will ever know life as you all knew it, until about March when all of our worlds started to change in various ways.

    Lodgings are seeing low-percentage occupancy despite reopenings

    Business owners who sit on the advisory board of the Moab Area Travel Council said while sharing updates on Tuesday, May 12...

    City: Nothing left to cut but jobs

    City Manager Joel Linares brought home the point Tuesday when he advised the Moab City Council during a budget presentation that, “not all months are created equal,” when it comes to the collection of sales taxes...

    Some businesses seeing locals wear masks, not visitors

    The state is offering personal protective equipment to businesses to help them meet their legal obligations that all employees wear masks....

    Census Bureau resumes field operations, will drop off packets at front doors in Utah

    The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, has begun to drop...

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

    Letter: I won’t mask anger

    Illustration by Carter Pape Editor, A small bit of real news for Rory Paxman: Oh...

    Letter: Moab United collecting letters for Moab’s seniors

    Public domain photo via Pixabay Editor, As you all know, times are tough for everyone...

    Second rental assistance program launches

    The state launched a new rental assistance program for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $4 million is available through several programs, which will be implemented by regional agencies throughout the state.

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.