The drab days of January get a splash of color this weekend at the 22nd annual Bluff International Balloon Festival.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
“We have so many wonderful volunteers that help us out all year, particularly during the growing season,” said Abby Meyer. “And now in the off-season, we want to celebrate all the effort they put into growing and maintaining the program.”
Thursday, January 09, 2020
The Grand Area Mentoring program helps local kids develop confidence and social skills and succeed at school by pairing them with adult volunteers who commit to spending an hour a week with a student to offer support and guidance. An orientation session for prospective mentors will be held o…
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Shopping at Moonflower Community Cooperative, you may notice that, while most of the price tags are white, there are smatterings of yellow tags as well. The yellow tags signal that the item is part of the Moonflower Basics program.
The Moab Valley Multicultural Center is will show “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Grand County Public Library. The two-hour-long documentary produced by PBS’s Frontline tells the story of Mandela’s life through the eyes of those close to him: from trusted friend…
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Grand County Public Library wants to hear from Moab teens. Last Friday, the library hosted the first meeting of its Teen Ambassador Group, inviting kids ages 12-17 to brainstorm activities, books, games and events for the Teen Library Program.
The winter months can be rough for small children and their caregivers. The colder weather makes it hard to get outside and burn off that famous toddler energy. And being stuck at home can lead to caregivers feeling isolated, lacking connection with other adults.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The Moab Pride committee is hosting its quarterly, all-ages dance party at the Seekhaven Chapel this Saturday, Dec. 14, inviting people to share a fun and welcoming space.
There is a library that never closes so close that you won’t even have to leave your home. It’s right in your pocket, within a smartphone app that allows library patrons to access materials any time.
It is the season of giving, but for younger children, it can be especially hard to come up with presents they want to give to their loved ones. However, “Make One, Take One” makes it easy. The event, geared toward kids from preschool through elementary school ages, provides an opportunity fo…
Saturday, December 07, 2019
“Distillation is a fundamental aspect of alchemy. Alchemy is the foundation of chemistry, and you can think of chemistry basically as alchemy with the magic taken out,” said Eric Scott Bresselsmith.
This past March, Moab’s Episcopal Church of St. Francis began hosting a free community lunch every Thursday. The meal is a revival of a similar practice the church held in the 1980s. When Father Dave Sakrison (former mayor of Moab) wanted to revive the custom, he turned to Yvonne Bliss.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
The growing season for Moab’s own Youth Garden Project is long over. Frost and an early dark is a reality in the valley. That’s why the staff at YGP is inviting everyone in for a Garden & Culinary Trivia Night.
The Moab Arts and Recreation Center is hosting its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 6 and 7. The event is all indoors—tables decked with pottery, paintings, knitted items and other handmade goods will fill the MARC and invite shoppers to browse while chatting with neighbors, friends and loc…
Thursday, November 21, 2019
In March, Jenna Whetzel starred in KZMU Radio’s annual radio drama as a savvy detective in “Uranium, The Musical.” For next year, she’s taking another role: writer-director.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
When Moab resident Lianna Etchberger’s mother came from Hawaii to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family last year, the two women spent a portion of the day serving up food for WabiSabi’s Thanksgiving community meal.
“We’ve been offering language education in some form since the beginning,” Moab Valley Multicultural Center Executive Director Rhiana Medina said. “Sometimes it’s been English, sometimes it’s Spanish. Sometimes it’s for adults, or other times it’s for kids.”
When most people think of an Alaskan sled dog charging through the snow, they might think of a big, furry, muscled work dog. That image makes Iditarod musher Karen Land laugh.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Monticello resident Wendy Brandt grew up on a cattle ranch, which means she pretty much grew up on horseback. At 53, she’s still riding and racing horses. She’s also producing horse-racing events, like the Dash for Canyon Cash Finals/Xtreme Qualifier, happening Nov. 16 and 17 at the Old Span…
Death is the most expensive conversation that people are not having, said Jessie Walsh, the director of Grand County Hospice, referring to an event the hospice is hosting to encourage people to not shy away from discussing the topic of dying.
Come one, come all, and get in the Thanksgiving spirit by participating in Moab City Recreation’s 25th Annual Turkey Trot, happening on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (MRAC), 374 Park Ave.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Four years ago, Sandra McFarland rode horseback into the opening ceremony of the Scots on the Rocks Moab Celtic Festival to meet her groom, Darrell, who waited on stage where they were married during a handfasting ceremony. Their hands were tied together with cords, symbolizing their union, …
When Ayja Bounous returned to her home at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains after college she began noticing changes in the environment where she had grown up. Skiing has always been a big part of their family culture, beginning with her grandfather, Junior Bounous, who was instrumental in d…
Growing up in Monument Valley and Bluff, artist Antonio Savarese developed an early appreciation of the Colorado Plateau’s unique beauty while hiking around Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. He said he believes a daily dose of southeast Utah scenery is the best medicine anyon…
Thursday, October 24, 2019
A clothing giveaway may interest the parents while their youngsters will likely enjoy going trunk to trunk – as in vehicle trunks – to collect candy, and other goodies – during the fifth annual Halloween Trunk or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31
Judy Collins – if you’re reading this, the Clay Artisans of Moab would love for you to come by for dinner after your performance at the Moab Folk Festival, Saturday, Nov. 2.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Those who attended last year’s Moab Folk Festival will remember Hubby Jenkins, the winner of the People’s Choice award – an honor that comes with an invitation to return the following year. This year Jenkins will perform at the festival’s two indoor venues – Star Hall on the night of Friday,…
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Castle Valley Gourd Festival parade is like a lot of others: music, floats on trailers, and community members riding bikes, tractors and lawnmowers. But at the front of this parade struts “Gordy,” the parade marshal, decked out in a gourd costume designed by festival founders years ago.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on with that field of dirt at the Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center, come to the open house on Saturday, Oct. 19. You’ll have the rare chance to learn how workers are growing two acres of cryptobiotic soil as an experiment and for possible use in r…
Thursday, October 03, 2019
“Heidi is this lovely, petite woman who is tough as nails, the epitome of an old cow-woman,” Victoria Fugit, Moab Museum’s event coordinator, said of Heidi Redd, former owner of Dugout Ranch.
“The Red Rock Arts Festival started with plein air painting, and now we’re expanding to include all different types of art as well,” said Makeda Barkley, assistant director of the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC).
Thursday, September 26, 2019
At the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River, there’s a hall of fame lined with photos of river runners surrounded by whitewater and stories of men and women who have run the region’s wild rivers.
Movie fans can support two good causes while enjoying adventurous short films when they attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour when it arrives in Moab on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6.
There’s something new in the air in Moab, and it smells like chicken. Fried chicken and donuts, that is. Moab’s newest restaurant venture, Doughbird, has officially opened after many months of anticipation.