Sunday, May 24, 2020

Moab, UT

65 F

    Transient Room Tax (TRT)

    Travel Council: International tourists spent more than domestic visitors

    International visitors with VISA credit cards spent about $10 million in Moab in 2018. Hotel and motel occupancy rates that year averaged between 60 and 70 percent, and transient room tax collections through the end of May were down about $300,000 from the same time last year, according to the annual Moab Area Travel Council report for 2018 that Executive Director Elaine Gizler presented at Tuesday’s Grand County Council meeting.

    Lawmakers said they would listen to Moab about tax reform. They did.

    Reform for Transient Room Tax may be gaining traction Attendees of the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force’s...

    Albrecht finds local lodging bans ‘deeply troubling’

    Rep. proposes TRT reform as common area of interest Carl Albrecht In a letter sent...

    Utah gubernatorial candidate Cox visits Moab

    Lt. Gov. says he's open to changing how TRT monies are spent Utah gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox joins...

    Sloan objects to TRT audit findings; argues airport improvements meet tourism tax spending rules

    Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan advised state auditors she would continue to recommend the county council spend Transient Room Tax revenue...

    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.

    Grand, San Juan to meet June 10

    Growth along the boundary separating Grand and San Juan counties is one of several issues that have prompted a rare meeting between the counties’ governing boards.

    County eyes TRT from campers

    Officials: Impacts taking toll on resources, budgets The Big Bend Campground hosts dozens of the Bureau of Land...

    Sloan: TRT use ‘legal’

    Baird lobbies for change Grand County Clerk and Auditor Chris Baird (left) recently said that TRT spending should be...

    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.