Thursday, May 28, 2020

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    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, who has been the superintendent...

    Following NPS order, local officials looking to keep ATVs, UTVs out of Arches

    Curtis seeks consensus on the matter from locals Grand County Council Chair Evan Clapper calls on a representative...

    NPS hosts Arches congestion meeting Oct. 15

    With the potential for even more visitors now that e-bikes and ATVs and UTVs are now allowed, the National Park Service will resume its public outreach efforts regarding how to address traffic congestion at Arches at a meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Grand Center, 182 North 400 West.

    Windows Road to close Oct. 1 for facility improvements

    The National Park Service will temporarily close the Windows Road at Arches National Park on Oct. 1 for construction work.

    EMS, NPS rescue hiker near Double O Arch

    Grand County EMS said last week that it responded to seven incidents on Friday, June 14, including a rescue near Double O Arch in Arches National Park, assisted by National Park Search and Rescue.

    CITY OF MOAB – PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed ORDINANCE 2020-07

    The City of Moab will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m....

    CITY OF MOAB – PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Ordinance 2020-08

    The City of Moab will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m....

    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.

    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.