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    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...

    No ballot drop-offs in Grand County this June, except where ADA requires it

    Grand County election officials are encouraging voters to send their ballots back via mail rather than dropping ballots off at the...

    Census Bureau resumes field operations, will drop off packets at front doors in Utah

    The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, has begun to drop...

    Q&A with the mayor: Niehaus addresses myriad stresses of pandemic

    The Times-Independent asked Mayor Emily Niehaus to answer questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. With all government meetings being held electronically, the public...

    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.

    Only 2 of 13 local elections contested in 2020

    This U.S. presidential election year, 13 local elected offices will appear on the ballot, and voters will have 15 names from which to choose to fill them.

    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 could cut budget by 30%

    Grand County Council Administrator Chris Baird told the county council last week that he was anticipating a cut to the county’s general fund budget of up to 30% as tourism in Moab takes a drastic hit alongside nearly all other local businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    First look at the county council candidates

    Opponents Stocks, Walker answer three questions Photo by Carter Pape The Times-Independent reached out to...

    Airport gets another $1M FAA grant

    A few days after receiving more than $1 million in CARES Act funding, Canyonlands Field Airport was awarded an additional $1 million in entitlement funding through the Federal Aviation Administration.

    Moab native hired as deputy county attorney

    Kema Johnson Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan has hired a Moab native as a deputy to assist her...

    Airport gets $1M CARES Act grant; funding can be used for payroll

    Andy Solvsig Grand County’s Canyonlands Field Airport received more than $1 million in grant funding from the Federal...

    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...

    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.

    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 council splinters over parking kerfuffle

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

    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...