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Monday, April 22, 2019
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Support for a shuttle transportation system in Moab that would take visitors to the entrance area of Arches National Park is lacking in the county.

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The clock is ticking on a Moab natural gas pipeline operator told it has 60 days to come into compliance or it must turn off its valves and shut down operations due to ongoing safety and regulatory violations.

Helen M. Knight Elementary’s mayor-picked Student of the Month for April is James Holyoak.

Maureen Elise McGann passed away peacefully at Canyonlands Care Center on April 13, after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. Family meant everything to McGann so it was fitting she was surrounded by her children, sisters, brothers, nieces and her best friend.

Lisa Grady, right, taught an introductory class in screenplay writing at Rukkus Studio on April 11. Grady pursued acting in New York and Los Angeles with success in shows like “MadMen” and “Criminal Minds.” Rukkus Studio, located at 354 N. Main St., was founded in 2018 by Sallie Hodges and H…

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Alan Wayne Beauregard, born on July 13, 1955, passed away on March 21 in Laveen, Arizona. A celebration of his life was held in Arizona on April 6. Family graveside services will be held on April 26 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Moab.

Musician Steve Wood performed in front of a live audience during auditions for the Moab’s Got Talent show at the Moab Food Truck Park on April 11.

First responders in Grand County assisted a person suffering from injuries during an accident when a Jeep struck a person standing on the Golden Spike Trail during Easter Jeep Safari. Grand County EMS said the person was flown from the trail by Classic Air Medical before an ambulance crew ar…

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The pristine rivers and streams that feed into Bristol Bay, Alaska, produce a salmon stronghold that has been celebrated as renewable wealth for thousands of years — first by indigenous peoples, and now the world over, by commercial fishermen like Moab resident Nick Lee.  

The National Guard brought a climbing wall to the Grand County High School’s career fair on Thursday, April 11, in conjunction with mid-term conferences. Carrie Strecker, the high school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) career pathway advisor, said over 25 businesses and organizations …

On April 12, 1929, Arches was designated as a national monument by U.S. President Herbert Hoover. Arches was redesignated as a national park 42 years later. Arches National Park shared this historical undated photo of the park on April 12 to commemorate the 90th anniversary. 

The Moab City Police Department recently shared this picture of a suspect described by Poison Spider Bicycles as “the rock carrying, door smashing, bike stealing guy” who allegedly burglarized the store around 2:30 a.m. April 9. The Moab City Police Department is asking for the public’s help…

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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As a slideshow presentation projected an image of a Whole Foods market in a future plan for Spanish Valley, whispers among local residents crept across the room during the San Juan County Planning Commission meeting on April 3.

Cinema Court Fire evacuees who lost their homes in June have started to return.

A centralized criminal justice center in Moab is one of the recommendations created in a Grand County staffing and facilities needs assessment.

Brian Barrett, left, taught a wilderness medicine course at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center on Friday, April 5. Barrett is an instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The National Outdoor Leadership School is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help people “…

Thomas Wayne Lammert passed away suddenly at the age of 61 on April 5 in La Sal. Born in Moab on April 26, 1957, he spent most of his life there and in the surrounding areas. He worked primarily in uranium mines and construction. Lammert enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren above all else.

Steve Brock of Moab, right, purchased a copy of the book “The Wild Bunch” by W. K. Stratton during a film screening and book signing at Star Hall on April 3. Stratton is pictured autographing the book; seated next to him is Shari Zollinger, the bookseller at Back of Beyond Books. 

The City of Moab is welcoming Joel Linares as the new city manager.

The local nonprofit Grand Area Mentoring held a nutrition training workshop at Helen M. Knight Elementary school on April 4. The workshop covered nutrition information about fats, sugars, the importance of eating balanced meals throughout the day and how to properly read labels. The workshop…

Kathy McGill was visiting Ken’s Lake on Sunday, April 7, and photographed a young bald eagle. “While I’ve seen them around Moab in other areas,” McGill wrote to the Moab Sun News, “I’ve never seen one at Ken’s Lake.” McGill said she also saw an osprey flying over the lake. National Bald Eagl…

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Public lands are a sensitive subject in Utah, but collaborative work in 2018 brought about national law that many people in the Moab area have been paying attention to for its impacts on federal lands.

Moab’s local community radio station KZMU brought out the pythons at its Ladies Arm Wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 30. Official referee Nara “Beaver” Bopp blew the whistle as Bitsy “Bonesaw” Tatera, right, leveraged her grip on her opponent, Xandra “AmaXandra” Odland, during an arm …

When people hear of sterling they most likely think of the silver, but in the context of an adjective sterling is work of an excellent quality. Most seniors in high school consider it an achievement to attend class most days and to be awake, alert and aware in their classes. To be a Sterling…

Police allegedly found “an assortment of pipes” when a man living at Cinema Court Apartments called police dispatch on March 28 and alleged that “people were trying to break into an apartment with a gun.”

Joanne Bragg, left, assists Teri and Dave Ayotte, of San Diego, California, with registration on Friday, March 29, for the Moab Rocks Mountain Bike Stage Race at the TransRockies Race Series.

Zinn Levine planted a pinwheel on the Grand County Courthouse lawn on April 1 in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel planting is sponsored by the Grand County Family Support Center. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]

Graham Thomas, left, learned how slice and chop tomatoes for making salsa with Abby Meyer during a food demonstration at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center on Friday, March 29. 

During each month of the year that has five Sundays, the fifth Sunday is dedicated to a community sing along with all of the churches in Moab coming together and singing. The latest sing along was held on Sunday, March 30, at the Moab Seventh-day Adventist Church. There were performances and…

Monday, April 01, 2019
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It may have been April Fool’s Day, but Moab City Police Chief Jim Winder said he wasn’t joking on April 1 when he announced he’s planning to leave the police department and return to the Salt Lake City area.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
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An $11 million water and sewer infrastructure project may sound excessive for the few hundred homes and scattered ranch lands that currently make up the unincorporated area of Spanish Valley in northern San Juan County. But, San Juan County and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Admini…

Utah youth say the Bureau of Land Management “has failed to listen to us” and delivered a letter to Governor Gary Herbert on March 25 urging him to oppose oil and gas sales on public lands.

Touting two public lands bills that have now been signed into law, Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) traveled to Moab on Wednesday, March 20, and hosted a town hall meeting at Star Hall.

Amid a national shortage, the American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors of all blood types — especially type O — to give blood now to ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

One of many children who traveled to the Old Spanish Trail Arena in Grand County to participate at the Dash for Canyon Cash horse barrel race on Sunday, March 24.

Charles Hassen, 84, passed away on March 26 at his home in Moab. A graveside service is pending at this time. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the newspaper. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.