Monday, May 25, 2020

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    Mosquito Abatement director threatens lawsuit against T-I; resigns

    Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance, right, recently said she would bring a lawsuit against The T-I for a report that she said "defamed" her. She has since said she will resign, but according to District Board Chair Tim Graham, left, she will stay on until the district finds a replacement.

    How dangerous is West Nile Virus?

    A mosquito bites a human victim. Most people who get mosquito bites experience no symptoms except itching, and even a minority of people who contract West Nile virus, which some mosquitoes carry, never know it.

    One more mosquito sample tests positive for virus; vacant yard suspected as host area

    Director threatens lawsuit, resignation One sample of mosquito larvae out of seven that were collected Aug. 6 and tested...

    Latest mosquito tests show no West Nile virus

    Moab Mosquito Abatement District Director Libby Nance has some encouraging news regarding mosquitoes and West Nile virus. According to...

    West Nile virus is confirmed

    Officials had predicted that it was only a matter of time. Mosquitoes trapped locally and tested at the Utah Public Health Lab on July 11 returned positive for West Nile virus after they were collected July 2 at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, according to Grand County Clerk-Auditor Chris Baird.

    Public under siege lashes out at mosquito abatement district

    Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance, right, and Tim Graham, chair of the district’s governing board, engage with residents upset...

    District could fog for mosquitoes again this week

    County OKs emergency 'air strike' Libby Nance points out where mosquito larvae are prevalent near the Scott Matheson...

    Nance will try to fog this week

    Libby Nance points out where mosquito larvae are prevalent near the Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Photo by Doug McMurdo

    Nance declares war on mosquitoes

    Fogging will take place Wednesday night Three traps meant to capture mosquitoes for testing purposes are overloaded with...

    Mosquito hatch expected to be ‘heavy’

    Nance: ‘I’m as prepared as I can be’ A mosquito looking for a meal prepares to tap into a...

    Here’s how to fight the bite

    The Moab Mosquito Abatement District warns a heavy mosquito season is on the way and encourages residents...

    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.