Thursday, May 28, 2020

Moab, UT

56.9 F

    West Nile

    Second and third Grand County residents contract West Nile

    Two more Grand County residents were recently diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to Brittney Garff, the public information officer for the Southeast Utah Health Department.

    Moab woman contracts West Nile fever

    The Moab Mosquito Abatement District said a Moab woman in her 50s has contracted the less severe form of West Nile virus. Manager Libby Nance in an email said the woman, who lives south of town, was diagnosed at a clinic in Moab, which was confirmed by the Utah Department of Health.

    How dangerous is West Nile Virus?

    A mosquito bites a human victim. Most people who get mosquito bites experience no symptoms except itching, and even a minority of people who contract West Nile virus, which some mosquitoes carry, never know it.

    Second positive West Nile virus test prompts more fogging

    A second positive test for West Nile virus was detected in another species of mosquito, compelling the Moab Mosquito Abatement District to resume chemical fogging Tuesday evening.

    Latest mosquito tests show no West Nile virus

    Moab Mosquito Abatement District Director Libby Nance has some encouraging news regarding mosquitoes and West Nile virus. According to...

    West Nile virus is confirmed

    Officials had predicted that it was only a matter of time. Mosquitoes trapped locally and tested at the Utah Public Health Lab on July 11 returned positive for West Nile virus after they were collected July 2 at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, according to Grand County Clerk-Auditor Chris Baird.

    Nance: Fogging helped problem

    Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance said employees fogged the sloughs on the western boundary of Fifth West and nearby neighborhoods...


    The City of Moab will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m....

    CITY OF MOAB – PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Ordinance 2020-08

    The City of Moab will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m....

    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    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.

    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.