Saturday, May 30, 2020


Moab, UT

77.3 F


    Officials: Mosquitoes likely won’t be as bad as last year

    According to officials with the Moab Mosquito Abatement District, mosquitoes will not be as bad this year as they had been in 2019, when flooding of the Matheson Wetlands reached a roughly 10-year high, leading to a mosquito hatch much larger than typical.

    County seeks 9% tax hike

    Staring down a budget shortfall of more than $1 million following near universal wage and salary increases last year, the Grand County Council will seek the first property tax increase in a dozen years.

    Second and third Grand County residents contract West Nile

    Two more Grand County residents were recently diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to Brittney Garff, the public information officer for the Southeast Utah Health Department.

    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...

    Mosquitos continue to test positive for West Nile Virus

    Two more adult mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total over the past month to six that have been trapped and tested, according to Libby Nance, manager of the Moab Mosquito Abatement District.

    Second positive West Nile virus test prompts more fogging

    A second positive test for West Nile virus was detected in another species of mosquito, compelling the Moab Mosquito Abatement District to resume chemical fogging Tuesday evening.

    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...

    County spending $80K in unfunded emergency revenue to battle mosquito plague

    The Grand County Council approved expending more than $80,000 in unfunded emergency revenue to address one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent memory when members met Tuesday, July 16.

    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.

    Wetlands to be sprayed by air Sunday

    Nance: biomist fogging has 'helped' conditions A public confused over who oversees the Moab...

    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.