Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

84.6 F


    Moab businesses to partially reopen Friday; national parks could remain closed

    The Southeast Utah Health Department released documents Monday, April 27 that outline the process that will start Friday to gradually reopen Moab after well more than a month of near-total closure.

    Officials: Report lodging violations to the travel council

    Travel council will forward complaints to law enforcement in cases of noncompliance The Moab...

    Citizens to San Juan: ‘Let Moab have the tourists’

    Amidst a moratorium adopted by the San Juan County Commission that will end on Nov. 17, Spanish Valley residents are looking to get ahead of commercial developments, including lodging construction, in the southern part of the valley.

    Planners to enhance lodging standards

    Now that the governing councils of Grand County and the City of Moab have imposed temporary bans...

    County ratifies vote on lodging ban

    Flaws in how a July 18 Grand County Council special meeting was noticed prompted Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan to require the council to ratify its revote on whether to temporarily remove overnight lodging developments as a use by right.

    Wells: ‘We haven’t been on the same page the whole time’

    Curtis Wells said his colleagues on the Grand County Council were aware he had serious concerns regarding the removal of lodging as a permitted use from existing businesses and...

    City follows county’s lead, bans new lodging

    The Moab City Council quietly approved an ordinance that temporarily removes as a use by right future overnight lodging developments while staff, led by City Planner Nora Shepard, creates new standards.

    In new vote, county council approves overnight lodging ban

    Two days after the Grand County Council voted down an ordinance removing the use by right to develop overnight lodging in a 3-3 vote, the council reversed itself 5-0 in two actions taken during a special meeting.

    County Council to revisit Tuesday’s failed lodging ordinance vote

    The Grand County Council meets at 2 p.m. today, July 18, to revisit Tuesday’s 3-3 vote on an ordinance that would temporarily ban construction of hotels, motels and other lodging providers on county land outside of the Moab city limits. The Moab City Council is exploring a similar ordinance.

    3-3 vote defeats lodging ordinance

    Despite overwhelming public support, a proposed ordinance to remove overnight lodging as a use by right – meaning they could not be developed, at least temporarily in Grand County – failed to pass after council members voted 3-3, in the absence of Member Jaylyn Hawks, at Tuesday’s July 16 Grand County Council meeting.

    Albrecht finds local lodging bans ‘deeply troubling’

    Rep. proposes TRT reform as common area of interest In a letter sent to...

    Final draft: Protect established lodging

    The Moab City Council reviewed a draft ordinance from the city's planning commission at a meeting on Tuesday, July 9, that would remove lodging as a protected use inside city limits, protect existing lodging operations and set a soft deadline for developing new regulations by the end of the year.

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.