Monday, August 3, 2020


Moab, UT

78.7 F


    Losing someone to COVID-19

    Years later, I realized Lon treated everyone like they were the most important person in the world. That was his nature.

    To mask or not to mask: look for the science

    As with all issues of national importance, Americans disagree on the best means of minimizing their risk.

    COVID-19 claims 22 lives in beleaguered San Juan County

    The majority of the local fatalities have been men. In total, 73%, or 16, of the fatalities have been men.

    Fearful, calm, resigned, hopeful: How adults are feeling as school approaches

    On the other hand, Grand County has had one infant younger than 12 months test positive for the virus, and statewide, people aged 15-24 have the highest case rate per thousand people of any age group.

    Flexibility is key to Grand’s school start

    The hybrid option, which Superintendent Taryn Kay recently extended to students in middle and high school, would entail virtual learning from home.

    State offers free counseling for COVID-related stress

    With more counselors now on board, the services are available to all Utahns who need help coping with any stress related to COVID-19.

    The difference between ignorant and stupid

    With proper education most people understood the danger they were posing to their neighbors and willingly complied with the new regulations.

    GCSD finalizes back to school plan

    Mask-wearing would be handled as a discipline issue, according to district Superintendent Taryn Kay.

    Survey: Local parents want daily in-person teaching

    “I really don’t think that 40% of all people are not going to send their kid to school.”

    COVID-19 ravages Blanding care center; 3 die

    A secure wing of the facility has been designated to care for and treat residents who have tested positive.

    GCHS sports to begin on schedule

    Oglesby said the board of the association will meet again in late July to “continue dialogue regarding statewide health recommendations and best practices.”

    Businesses must post mask mandat

    Bradford encouraged people who see a lack of compliance to report it to the health department.

    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.