Sunday, May 31, 2020


Moab, UT

69.3 F

    Sand Flats Recreation Area

    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

    Volunteers recently completed work on a new bike trail, shown here, in the Sand Flats Recreation area. The 5.4-mile ride, Falcon...

    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?

    Areas in Grand County that are known or believed to be oil or gas fields are marked as grey blocks on...

    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

    A lone rider traverses the Slickrock Bike Trail. A celebration marking the trail’s 50th anniversary will take place Sept. 14. Photo...

    Sand Flats continues to grow in popularity

    Hell's Revenge is a top Moab attraction Sand Flats Recreation Area Director Andrea Brand updates the Grand County Council on...

    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.