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    Report: Frontier seeking March bankruptcy

    Citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg News reported Jan. 16 that Frontier Communications Corp., which operates in 29 states including southeastern Utah, was looking to craft a deal that would include filing for bankruptcy, setting in motion what could be one of the largest telecommunications company reorganizations since 2002.

    Study: Hotels ‘crowding out’ other businesses

    Tourism makes overnight rentals top dog in Moab Restaraunts are located by lodging facilities, but studies question whether...

    Study: Overnight rental developments ‘directly’ limited housing opportunity

    Various economic dynamics feed Moab’s housing problem, and tourism is among them. In particular, hotels have created demand for workforce housing,...

    Interior chief: National park visitors added $40 billion to U.S. economy in 2018

    As the summer vacation and travel seasons opens, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced May 23 that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2018 resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs, according to a statement from the department.

    Everitt to hand reins to Linares

    New city manager on what makes Moab's housing issue uniquely bad Moab's City Council hired a new city manager...

    Audio: Full interview with Moab’s next city manager

    The Times-Independent sat down with Joel Linares, currently Moab's assistant city manager, a few days before the city council approved his hiring to become the new city manager after David Everitt leaves the position in August.

    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.”