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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020

Moab is full of ideas that just need funding to get off the ground. A workshop offered this month can help aspiring grant writers turn those ideas into realities.

“People were psyched and the place was packed!” Kristina Young said.

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 Arts and Recreation Center is offering a range of visual and performance art classes this winter, from hoop dancing to jewelry making to silkscreen printmaking.

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

“We do these events specifically for our local community,” said Kristina Young, founder of Science Moab.

“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.

“I enjoy walking,” said Paul Magnanti, a Moab guide and author. “I’ve been very lucky enough to do a lot of it over the past 20 years.”

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…

Bundle up and kick off the holiday season at the annual City Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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

Since she was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, Brenda Najera has traveled at least 200 times to Grand Junction, Colorado, putting 4,000 miles on her car.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

It occurs at the same time of year and bears some other similarities, but Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is not the same as Halloween.

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,…

***Publisher's Note - The Moab Film Commission has lowered the pricing for this event to a flat rate of $49 for all participants and free for Grand County Students***

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…

The poet and artist Jean Cocteau is credited with the line, “Writing is an act of love.”

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Trad climber? Sport climber? Gym climber? Aspiring climber? The Moab Craggin’ Classic has a space for everyone in the climbing community.

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.