Monday, May 25, 2020

Moab, UT

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    UDOT

    Hwy. 191 project 1 of 220 on UDOT schedule

    A heavy equipment operator loads a truck with dirt removed from the shoulder of north Highway 191. Crews this week will prep areas to receive curb and gutter installation on the west side of the highway and that work will take place on the east side next week. Vegetation is being cleared in the wetlands as needed for the storm water drainage system, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Work hours on the $20.5 million project are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Highway 128 work closer to completion

    Work on Highway 128 from milepost 20 to its junction with Interstate 70 resumed Monday as crews leveled lanes with asphalt from milepost 20 to 24. Once finished, they will apply the final layer starting at milepost 38 and work south.

    Explosive efforts clear SR 128

    Five camper sized boulders landed on River Road about 1/2 mile away from Lions Park in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3. Traffic on River Road was snarled all day. Around 3pm River Road was closed in both directions and two large boulders were demolished with low yield explosive charges. The remaining debris was picked up with two bucket loaders.

    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.