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    County OKs new overnight lodging rules

    Council places 'soft cap' on future development At right, Zacharia Levine Jan. 7 discusses new development standards for overnight lodging projects. See related story. Photo...

    New lodging design rules may be 2020’s first order of business

    The Grand County and Moab City councils are working to create enhanced standards for developers of overnight accommodations. Exterior requirements call...

    New ground rules on horizon for hotel development

    Smaller, prettier, solar-powered File photo by Carter Pape Within the next two months, the City...

    3-3 vote defeats lodging ordinance

    Despite overwhelming public support, a proposed ordinance to remove overnight lodging as a use by right – meaning they could not be developed, at least temporarily in Grand County – failed to pass after council members voted 3-3, in the absence of Member Jaylyn Hawks, at Tuesday’s July 16 Grand County Council meeting.

    City residents react to proposed lodging ban

    Members of the public, including two candidates for Moab City Council, spoke at a public hearing of the Moab City Planning Commission on Thursday, June 27, expressing mixed sentiments about plans to continue curtailing lodging developments within city limits.

    Overnight lodging debate to be decided within weeks

    The Grand County Council on Tuesday heard from both sides during a lengthy public hearing on a potential ordinance banning future development of overnight accommodations – at least for awhile – after the planning commission that advises it voted 6-1 to recommend doing so last spring.

    Views clash on nightly lodging

    Planners favor ban, landowners object People who own highway frontage, manage overnight lodging operations, are property rights advocates – or...

    Study: More hotels ‘needed’ to match tourism demands

    According to a recent economic study, propositions to limit the construction of new vacation accommodations in the valley are at odds with the city's dependency on the tax revenue they generate.

    More motels than ‘weeds in a vacant lot’

    Editor, For over 40 years my wife and I from Golden, Colorado, have visited Moab to bicycle, hike and...

    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,...

    City leaning into removing short-term rentals as protected use

    In an unofficial vote May 23, the Moab City Council expressed general support for removing short-term rentals as a protected use in its land use code. An official vote to do this would, upon its passage, prevent any new short-term rentals from starting development or becoming licensed.

    Despite moratoria, 38% more nightly rental units possible

    Even if local governments stopped accepting applications for overnight rental developments, the Moab Valley could see up to a 38% increase in the number of available rooms and campground spots.

    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.