Monday, May 25, 2020

Moab, UT

57 F


    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.

    The class of 2020 will celebrate like none before

    With physical distancing and social togetherness the name of the game amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 from Grand County High School will join their peers around the state, country and world to celebrate their graduation in a manner that will be altogether unprecedented and unique but will — to the degree that it is safe — bring them together to celebrate on May 28.

    A new kind of Friday Night Lights

    Due to a pandemic-shortened academic year for the Class of 2020, Grand County High School staff decided to give seniors one last honor. Two schools in Michigan inspired the idea.

    Grand County High School 2020 Senior Class

    The class of 2020, including a photo of some of the soon-to-be graduates from kindergarten.

    Top scholars: Hawks, Birdwell named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Jenna Hawks and Milo Birdwell are Grand County High’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2020.

    McFarland, Valdes graduate from University of Utah

    Moab students Kate McFarland and Jessica Valdes graduated from the University of Utah on May 2, among a graduating class of 8,465...

    Photos from GCHS 2019 graduation

    The photos below were taken during Grand County High School's 2019 graduation ceremony. The full story on this year's graduation is also...

    GCHS graduates class of 2019

    Family, friends, teachers, school district staff and board members and others gathered on the lawn behind the Grand County High School on May 30 to honor the high school's graduating class of 2019.

    Headed to grade school

    Kindergartener Jude Oliver, left, adjusts his mortarboard while classmate Emmalin Ranch waves to family and friends. The students, from Ms. Bailey’s...

    Moving on up

    The 2019 Sixth Grade Step Up Assembly was held on May 30 at HMK Elementary School. More than 120 students begin...

    8th grade is promoted to high school

    The Grand County Middle School held an awards and promotion ceremony May 30 in the Grand County Middle School gym. The...

    GCHS scholar-athletes sign letters of intent

    Hailey Cox, Hannah Owen, Phillip Geiser, Corteney Noyes, Kane Scherer, Cameron Hoppensteadt and Connor Guerrero all signed letters of intent during...

    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.