Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

93.9 F

    Sand Flats Recreation Area

    Lionsback Resort project begins on Sand Flats Road

    The City of Moab will have oversight of the project, which was not something that was always on the table because state law allows SITLA to develop projects without input from local authorities.

    Queued up at Sand Flats

    Traffic in the Moab area has seen a dramatic uptick since the partial reopening began, a good sign for businesses that have been shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Flying down the trail: Falcon Flow lives up to its name

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to Falcon Flow, Moab’s newest mountain biking trail.

    New Falcon Flow trail complements Whole Enchilada

    Last week, Grand County officially opened a new mountain biking trail in the Sand Flats Recreation area....

    Lionsback Resort: City of Moab seeks help from Utah Supreme Court

    The City of Moab has appealed to the Utah Supreme Court a lower court’s finding that it should...

    Outfitters volunteer at Hell’s Revenge

    On Feb. 8 the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office and Sand Flats Recreation Area hosted an outfitter workday...

    Does Sand Flats even have any oil?

    In 1971, years before Moab would become a tourism hub known worldwide and only two years after...

    Sand Flats pulled from potential drilling sites

    BLM announced today, Feb. 21, that parcels 11 and 12, located within Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, will not be included in the June 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale.

    Moab mayor calls on Utah governor to oppose Sand Flats drilling

    During a press call Tuesday morning to discuss oil and gas leasing in the Sand Flats Recreation Area that the Bureau of Land Management proposed after two parcels were anonymously nominated for development...

    City opposes subsurface oil and gas drilling in Sand Flats

    The Moab City Council at Tuesday’s meeting unanimously approved a resolution formalizing members’ opposition to the Bureau of Land Management leasing two parcels in the Sand Flats Recreation Area for oil and gas extraction.

    Appeals court panel hears Lionsback arguments

    A panel of judges from the Utah Court of Appeals heard oral arguments regarding one of the more contentious development projects in Moab’s history – the proposed Lionsback Resort adjacent to Sand Flats Recreation Area – in the Grand County Courthouse Friday, Oct. 18.

    Slickrock Bike Trail 50th Anniversary Celebration

    The Times-Independent republished this week an article originally printed in 2003 about Sand Flats Recreation Area. The...

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.