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.
Beginning Thursday, May 21, Colorado National Monument reopened access to Saddlehorn Visitor Center, Devil’s Kitchen Trailhead Parking, and Cold Shivers Overlook. Rim Rock Drive and all hiking trails are also open.
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.
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.
City employees Sascha Steinberg, front, Makeda Barkley and Rhett Grosskreuz paint flowers at the crosswalk at Center Street and 200 East on May 14. This is the first of perhaps several crosswalk murals they will paint. Steinberg said she wanted her design to be easy enough for people to paint. “It’s something happy and cool and everyone likes flowers,” she said.
Following a formal and written request from President J. Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson, Gov. Gary Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah Legislature. The session will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, according to a statement from the Governor’s Office.
By their own estimates, backers of a proposal to restructure Utah’s tax code say their plan would decrease the tax burden on residents from all income brackets, with one exception: one- and two-person households with annual earnings between $15,000 and $35,000.
The Times-Independent recently asked each of the 10 candidates who remain in the race for Moab City Council questions about their thoughts on how they would address rising property values, stagnating wages, and the combined effect of housing that is unaffordable for many of Moab's residents.