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Oil sands mine construction slows to a crawl

Canadian company U.S. Oil Sands is slowing down the pace of construction work at its PR Spring Mine in the Book Cliffs north of Moab. [Photo courtesy of U.S. Oil Sands]

As crude oil prices continue to hover around historic lows, the Canadian developer of a proposed oil sands mine in the Book Cliffs is scaling back the pace of construction activity at its PR Spring project.

New initiative tackles addiction

A new regional health coalition working to address one of Moab’s top community health concerns is bringing two addiction medicine specialists from the University of Utah to Moab Regional Hospital this week.

Updated: February 11, 2016 - 9:58 am
La Sal man remembered as loving husband, volunteer

If a friend or co-worker ever needed help, they could always count on Patty Barnett. And behind the scenes, Steve Barnett was always there for his wife.

Updated: February 11, 2016 - 9:45 am
La Sal man killed in highway accident

A 68-year-old La Sal man was killed this week during a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 191 south of Moab.

Updated: February 11, 2016 - 10:38 am
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She got game

Grand County High School senior Symony Call, left, led the Lady Red Devils with 13 points during their home finale with the San Juan County High School Lady Broncos on Thursday, Feb. 4. The Lady Broncos defeated the Lady Red Devils by a score of 41-37. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]

Posted: February 11, 2016
Battle for the ball

Grand County High School senior forward Brendan Bennett, right, scored 17 points and five steals during the Red Devils' home game with the Emery Spartans on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Although Grand jumped out to a 12-7 first quarter lead, the Spartans outscored the team in the second quarter and never l...

Posted: February 11, 2016
GCMS hosts regional basketball tournament

Teams from southeastern and central Utah, Colorado's Western Slope and the Uintah Basin converged upon Moab last weekend for the Thunderbird Winter Shootout, an eighth grade basketball tournament hosted by the Grand County Thunderbirds.

Posted: February 11, 2016
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“It takes a community to save a river”

The last major free-flowing river in the Colorado River Basin could be endangered if Utah’s neighbor moves forward with an idea to divert the Yampa River’s water to Colorado’s booming Front Range to feed municipalities, as well as the oil and gas industry.

Posted: February 11, 2016
Return of the word nerds

Flocculent means “like tufts of wool; downy; or loosely massed.” That’s the word that decided last year’s outcome of the Moab Adult Spelling Bee when the winning team’s opponent misspelled it.

Posted: February 11, 2016
Wild horses on the big screen

When Congress passed a 1971 law aimed at protecting the nation's wild horses and burros, it grandly declared that the species are the living symbols of the American West's historic and pioneer spirit.

Posted: February 11, 2016
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