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    City nixes parking structure, seeks new UDOT deal

    The parking garage planned for downtown Moab has been canceled. With everyone participating or watching from home...

    City has no cash for capital projects

    There are few problems the City of Moab faces that couldn’t be solved with more money. Unfortunately, there is no more money.

    UDOT: City can repurpose parking funds

    The Moab City Council has until Sept. 1 to present a new plan for $8.3 million in state funding originally approved for a downtown parking structure.

    City planners want hotels to build their own workforce housing

    Current ordinance provides incentives for fees in lieu of housing construction. Work on the Worldmark north of downtown...

    City employee of two decades to retire

    Rachel Stenta Longtime City of Moab employee Rachel Stenta has announced her intention to resign from her position...

    City council splinters over parking kerfuffle

    Highway widening project concerns North Main businesses that will lose on-street parking City of Moab efforts to lease...

    Lionsback Resort: City of Moab seeks help from Utah Supreme Court

    The City of Moab has appealed to the Utah Supreme Court a lower court’s finding that it should...

    City finance director on her way out

    City of Moab Finance Director Rachel Stenta is resigning, The Times-Independent learned Wednesday morning. According to Lisa Church, the city’s Communications director,...

    Moab mayor calls on Utah governor to oppose Sand Flats drilling

    During a press call Tuesday morning to discuss oil and gas leasing in the Sand Flats Recreation Area that the Bureau of Land Management proposed after two parcels were anonymously nominated for development...

    Proposed parking structure divides Moab businesses

    Project funds can be repurposed only after appeal to state commission...

    City flips on back-in parking

    Responding to what Moab City Council Member Mike Duncan described as overwhelmingly negative comments about back-in parking. In the same breath, council members also expressed a desire to ...

    City pursues 0.1% sales tax for recreation, arts, parks

    The MARC is one of several City of Moab entities that could benefit from a 0.1% bump in the Recreation, Art and Parks tax.

    City: Nothing left to cut but jobs

    City Manager Joel Linares brought home the point Tuesday when he advised the Moab City Council during a budget presentation that, “not all months are created equal,” when it comes to the collection of sales taxes...

    Council member worries about ‘scrutiny’ toward mask snubbers

    In a discussion about the current state of Moab’s response to COVID-19, Grand County Council Member Rory Paxman expressed concern last week that a collective push from the hospital and health department to wear masks might be too much, also expressing concerns about “scrutiny” toward people who do not wear masks.

    County council: Community Rebuilds, Friends of Arches aren’t ‘community gifts’

    Two Grand County-based nonprofits that applied this year for property tax exemptions were recently denied their requests after officials made findings that the nonprofits did not provide a sufficient gift to the community, per Utah law, to qualify them for exemptions — exemptions that would have slightly raised property taxes on everyone else in the county.

    County to diversify post-virus

    The impacts of the pandemic have renewed local leaders’ focus on a topic many have worried over for years but must now confront in much starker terms: Economic diversification.

    What it’s like to start a new job in the middle of a pandemic

    Mallory Nassau Exactly two weeks after the Southeast Utah Health Department passed a health order that effectively closed...