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    Local man builds new standard in Moab for energy-efficient, affordable housing

    Local resident Aaron Thompson has set a new standard for building sustainable housing in Moab. He recently completed construction on and moved into a new house for his family in Spanish Valley, achieving one of the country’s highest standards for energy efficiency.

    What makes a house passive? Is it the same as net-zero?

    Energy recovery ventilation systems, such as the one shown here, move warm, indoor air past cool, outdoor air to heat the...

    Vail-style deed restricted housing meeting is Nov. 5

    This is Vail Village in Vail, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Kameragrl@wtswikivoyage/Wikimedia Commons The Moab Area Housing Task Force...

    Community Rebuilds takes on the ‘living building’ challenge

    The frames and trusses are up on this pair of Community Rebuilds homes on Mill Creek Drive. The homes are part...

    Support grows for Arroyo Crossing housing project

    The Arroyo Crossing affordable housing project took a step closer to reality Aug. 6 when the Grand County Council held a...

    City planners target Oct. 31 for new lodging ordinances

    Planning commission recommends no new lodging before then In a 6-1 vote, the Moab City Planning Commission July 3...

    2 high-density projects head to county council

    The Grand County Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to make favorable recommendations on plans for two high-density housing overlay projects representing more than 500 new long-term rental homes and homes for sale.

    Council candidates stake ground on housing, tax policy

    The Times-Independent recently asked each of the 10 candidates who remain in the race for Moab City Council questions about their thoughts on how they would address rising property values, stagnating wages, and the combined effect of housing that is unaffordable for many of Moab's residents.

    Study: Half of Moabites can’t afford housing

    Most single-family houses like this one, when they are available for sale, are far out of reach for most Moabites’ incomes....

    Nonprofit hosts open houses, auction

    Community Rebuilds will unveil three new houses on June 26 in a series of open house events from 3 to 7 p.m. Local residents Chelsea Cobb, Taz Sorg and Sheila Strahan are the new owners of the nonprofit’s 28th, 29th and 30th homes in Moab. They are located at 2812 Spanish Valley Dr., and at 476 and 386 Huntridge Dr.

    PAD unfair to homeowners in R3

    Editor, I believe the new PAD ordinance will have an unacceptable impact on any residential zone it is allowed...

    Moab’s zeroed property tax is one in one-hundred

    Moabites who live inside city limits pay property taxes to the county, the school district and a slew of special service districts. Not included on that list is the city.

    Tales of Trails: Dominguez Canyon offers wilderness, hikes, history

    Little Dominguez Canyon near Grand Junction, Colorado, was home to prehistoric Native Americans and a homesteading family that raised peaches there....

    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.