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    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.

    School leaders say past months have taught ‘resilience,’ the power of relationships

    The Times-Independent interviewed Grand County High School Principal Steve Hren and Grand County School District Superintendent Taryn Kay on May 11 about their experience and thoughts about the two prior months, in which local campuses closed, and students were sent home to finish off their year doing distance education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The class of 2020 will celebrate like none before

    With physical distancing and social togetherness the name of the game amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 from Grand County High School will join their peers around the state, country and world to celebrate their graduation in a manner that will be altogether unprecedented and unique but will — to the degree that it is safe — bring them together to celebrate on May 28.

    A new kind of Friday Night Lights

    Due to a pandemic-shortened academic year for the Class of 2020, Grand County High School staff decided to give seniors one last honor. Two schools in Michigan inspired the idea.

    Grand County High School 2020 Senior Class

    The class of 2020, including a photo of some of the soon-to-be graduates from kindergarten.

    Top scholars: Hawks, Birdwell named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Jenna Hawks and Milo Birdwell are Grand County High’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2020.

    Cedar Breaks set to reopen as snow melts, guidelines loosened

    Officials from Cedar Breaks National Monument near Cedar City in southwest Utah said they will reopen facilities such as restrooms and the information center based on federal Opening Up America Again guidelines and in coordination with the state, local public health officials and park partners.

    A look at how DWR, other agencies help Utah’s razorback suckers survive

    There are currently 18 wildlife species in Utah on the federal endangered species list, with 10 listed as endangered and eight listed as threatened.

    Tales of trails: Riding along the edge of town is a dream

    I didn't think I was going to like Pipe Dream when I first moved to Moab, but I was very much wrong.

    Service, partners celebrate American Wetlands Month

    Critical functions and ecosystem services of wetlands include recharging groundwater, filtering excess nutrients, toxins and sediment from water that ends up in rivers, oceans and faucets, mitigating against floods and supporting hunting, fishing and outdoor opportunities. Millions of waterfowl and migratory birds also call them home, and more than half of all species listed under the Endangered Species Act are also reliant upon them.

    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.
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    Rescue from Castleton Tower

    Monday was a busy day for Search & Rescue members. Here, they come to the aid of a woman who fell at Castleton Tower, accompanied by Grand County EMS and Sheriff’s deputies.

    Queued up at Sand Flats

    Traffic in the Moab area has seen a dramatic uptick since the partial reopening began, a good sign for businesses that have been shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tales of trails: Riding along the edge of town is a dream

    I didn't think I was going to like Pipe Dream when I first moved to Moab, but I was very much wrong.

    Tales of trails: Grandstaff Canyon is a hiker’s paradise

    Our latest installment in our ongoing series, "Tales of Trails," features the popular Grandstaff Canyon.

    Lost dogs return to New York after tragedy in canyon; owner dies in fall

    Tonka, left, and Little P are recovering after surviving a fall in Rabbit Valley’s Mee Canyon that killed their owner.