Moab faces child care ‘crisis,’ lack of licensed facilities

Nonprofit hopes to fill void with satellite program

About 100 children are born in Grand County each year, and there are an estimated 200 children between the ages of 0 and 2 years living in the county. There is no available licensed childcare for that age, local officials say, a problem the nonprofit Moab Community Childcare wants to solve. The group is reaching to the community to make it happen.

Moab, Grand County honored as bicycle-friendly community

On May 14, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Moab City and Grand County with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike. With the recent announcement of 39 new and renewing BFCs, Moab joins a team of communities that are transforming the American landscape and leading on livability measurements important to community members, said a press release from the organization.

Gizler: Travel council has little leeway on how tourism taxes are spent

Elaine Gizler, executive director of the Moab Area Travel Council, is sometimes the target of residents who are frustrated over the lack of affordable housing in the region. They fault her for heading an astoundingly successful tourism campaign they believe is the root of all that ails the Moab area. Traffic congestion, crowded trails, harm to the natural environment, and the aforementioned lack of roofs needed to shelter people.