Sunday, May 24, 2020

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    economic impact of COVID-19

    County to diversify post-virus

    The impacts of the pandemic have renewed local leaders’ focus on a topic many have worried over for years but must now confront in much starker terms: Economic diversification.

    Lodgings are seeing lower occupancies despite reopening

    As of publication time, businesses from outfitters to restaurants and hotels to shops are all permitted to open, even if with limited capacity or operations. The only major closures currently in effect in Moab are at Arches and Canyonlands national parks — which are set to open May 29 — and public campgrounds operated by the Bureau of Land Management.

    Eviction moratorium expires: What renters need to know

    The Utah Housing Coalition and its members encourage the public to inform themselves, friends and families on what they need to do if they can’t pay rent and therefore face eviction, according to the Utah Housing Coalition.

    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....

    Opinion: Governments should cut costs in accordance with private sector

    Tourism has and will continue to play the most essential role to support Moab’s economic sustainability, even at these least essential of times. But for now, most publicity to encourage people to plan to visit here when this pandemic is over is practically non-existent.

    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.