Monday, August 10, 2020


Moab, UT

77.3 F

    National Park Service

    NPS names new head of SE Utah Group

    Since 2012, Trap has served as the deputy regional director for the regional office in Omaha, Nebraska, overseeing 61 parks in 13 states and an array of programs in the regional office. She will assume her new role on Aug. 2.

    Phased reopening: Shuttle service resumes at Zion National Park

    The shuttle provides access to trails and viewpoints in Zion Canyon along the Scenic Drive including the West Rim trail, the Emerald Pools, the Riverside Walk, and The Narrows.

    Great American Outdoors Act passes

    Romney and Lee also introduced legislation they hope will limit the federal government’s future purchase of land in Western states.

    Interior: National parks generated more than $41B in ’19

    Visitor spending increased by $800 million from 2018 to 2019 and the overall effect on the U.S economy grew by $1.6 billion.

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

    Opinion: Governments should cut costs in accordance with private sector

    Tourism has and will continue to play the most essential role to support Moab’s economic sustainability, even at these least essential of times. But for now, most publicity to encourage people to plan to visit here when this pandemic is over is practically non-existent.

    Moab mayor proposes May 29 reopening of parks

    Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus said Wednesday, May 6 that she would send a letter to the National Park Service to support a planned reopening date for Arches and Canyonlands national parks of May 29, an effort to continue “moving forward with our new normal...

    Arches, Canyonlands closed to all park visitors starting Saturday

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Friday that Arches and Canyonlands would be closed to all park visitors starting Saturday, March 28.

    Park service considers closing Arches, Canyonlands

    National Park Service administrators who oversee the Southeast Utah Group of parks and monuments are taking seriously multiple recommendations from local health...

    Input sought on bike use of a new pathway leading into Arches National Park

    The National Park Service seeks public input on a plan to allow bicycle use on the newly constructed Arches Visitor Center Connector Trail.

    Cannon to retire after 40 years ‘doing work that matters’

    Kate Cannon’s 40-year tenure with the National Park Service will end Jan. 3. The superintendent of the NPS Southeast Utah Group for...

    Veteran superintendent of Southeast Utah National Parks retiring

    After 13 years on the job, Cannon feeling 'bittersweet' about leaving Kate Cannon, superintendent...

    Trail review: Amazing vistas but be prepared!

    The views are breathtaking, but the time and teamwork to traverse the 18.9-mile trail was what made the adventure a memory of a lifetime

    Tales of Trails: Get ‘On Top of the World’ to see spectacular views

    The Top of the World Trail is about 19 miles long in and out from the pavement on Highway 128 near Dewey Bridge.

    County: No avoiding tax hike — even during a pandemic

    Were the property tax increase to be rescinded, he said Grand County “would literally be totally broke.”

    Off and running, seeking new team members

    Members of the Grand County High School cross-country team hold their first practice of the season Monday morning. Coach Randy Martin said he’s looking for more students to join the team.