The power of reaching out played out Aug. 6 when the Grand County Council held a public hearing to take public comment on the Arroyo Crossing affordable housing project off Spanish Valley Drive.
After a representative for the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration announced in April plans to bring a Love’s Travel Stop to SITLA land in southern Spanish Valley, many residents reacted with rage and displeasure at the idea, citing concerns with crime and pollution.
Spanish Valley is one of three Utah communities to receive funding needed for water projects, according to USDA Rural Development Utah State Director Randy Parker, who announced in an email that USDA is investing $3.7 million in the projects that will improve rural water infrastructure for communities in central and southeastern Utah.
A miscommunication led to a reporting error in a story published June 13 regarding a joint Grand County Council and San Juan County Commission meeting held June 10.
Part of a house on Arbor Drive in Spanish Valley was caught in a brush fire around 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. First responders at the scene said they were unaware of any injuries resulting from the fire.
Fire and law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies responded to a brush fire in the 4500 block of Spanish Valley Drive on Tuesday afternoon, June 11.
In recent public meetings, many Spanish Valley residents have expressed their opposition to a deal between the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and Love’s Travel Stops to develop land in the valley that would later become a truck stop.
Two weeks after an attempt to pause commercial development along the Highway 191 corridor in San Juan County’s portion of Spanish Valley, the county has passed a binding ordinance that has initiated the moratorium.
Residents at an open house on Thursday, May 9, made known in strong terms their displeasure with a proposed truck stop in south Spanish Valley. The meeting was also attended by a representative from Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores who drove in from Layton to meet with the public.
For decades, staffers at the office of Utah’s State Engineer have worked their way around the state, adjudicating water rights district-by-district. In April 2018, Moab residents were tapped into this process, and a final decision on all claims in the area will be made in a matter of months.
A vote to hire David Everitt, currently Moab’s city manager, to be the San Juan County Administrator was not listed on the agenda for a county commission meeting held Tuesday, May 7, but it received a vote and passed 2-1.
A bid by San Juan County Commission Chair Kenneth Maryboy to pause commercial development along Highway 191 in Spanish Valley, possibly impacting plans for a Love’s Travel Stop in the area has stalled.