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    Blazes kept Moab’s volunteer firefighters busy on the 4th

    Independence Day 2019 was "coordinated chaos" for the Moab Valley Fire Department, according to its chief T.J. Brewer.

    Fireworks ban in effect

    With the heat of summer baking plants into tinder, state and local agencies are enforcing burn bans and firework prohibitions around the state and particularly in Moab, where the local fire department said that many of the fires in the city earlier this month were human-initiated.

    Pervasive cheatgrass concerns fire chief

    Moab Valley Fire Chief TJ Brewer is worried people might think the wetter-than-usual winter and spring in southeastern Utah means the region will have a calm fire season.

    Pack Creek fire near Arbor Drive extinguished

    Smoke rises from a brush and structure fire in Spanish Valley on Thursday, June 13. The blaze was the largest of...

    Crews quash Spanish Valley brush fire

    Fire and law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies responded to a brush fire in the 4500 block of Spanish Valley Drive on Tuesday afternoon, June 11.

    Fire on 100 South possibly started in engine of car

    A car, which neighbors said hasn't moved from its spot in months, caught fire Sunday afternoon, June 2. First responders said...

    BLM seeks input on Castle Valley fire mitigation plan

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks comments on an environmental assessment analyzing a proposal to treat vegetation and fuels as part of...

    Battling fire danger

    Crews responded to a small blaze near Williams Way on Sunday morning and quickly extinguished a brush fire. A nearby resident...

    Rubicon wraps up Mill Creek project

    Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has wrapped up their wildfire mitigation operations in Moab. The four-day project started March 22,...

    Free Fishing Day is June 6

    If you’d like to catch a fish in Utah’s beautiful outdoors — while social distancing, of course — but you don’t have a fishing license, Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6, is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

    Leaving Guatemala

    I selected “send me where I’m needed most,” my desire to immerse myself in another country’s culture not affixed to any location in particular.

    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.

    Youth spots fire, alerts authorities

    "They (firefighters) figured out where the fire was coming from … it started with a cigarette.”