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Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Six candidates will vie for three seats on the Moab City Council in the next election on Nov. 5. Incumbent candidates Rani Derasary, Kalen Jones and Tawny Knuteson-Boyd will be joined by challengers Kenneth G. Minor, M. Bryon Walston and Kendall Jenson.

Thursday, September 05, 2019
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After more than a decade of discussion, groundbreaking is in sight for Moab’s new regional college facilities. The only problem: a funding shortfall of $500,000 dollars.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Anna Sprout said she looked for organized group mountain bike rides when she moved to Moab three years ago. She couldn’t find any, so she began hosting group rides on her own. 

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Update 9/12/19: Blane and Susan Barksdale have been recaptured in Arizona after almost three weeks on the run, reports say. The Navajo County Sheriff's Department reports that Blane and Susan Barksdale were taken into custody without incident. More information about the arrest will be releas…

Friday, August 23, 2019
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If you’ve been wondering about that huge dirt pile at the site of the future Grand County Middle School, speculate no longer. It is soil dug up from the school’s old soccer field – dirt that needed to be compacted to make the ground there more stable and uniform.

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A head-on collision involving a semi truck had traffic stopped on Highway 191 in Moab on the evening of Aug. 21

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Moab City Council continued discussion on recycling and passed a measure designed to keep Moab’s stars visible in the night sky.

Wildlife Conservation Biologist Scott Gibson holds a small bat in his hands. He works quickly and seriously, taking a host of scientific measurements.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Moab Mosquito Abatement District said in an Aug. 6 press release that two out of 13 adult mosquito samples collected on July 30 tested positive for West Nile virus. One sample was collected from the wetlands east of Portal RV park; the second sample was collected on Carlos Court in the S…

The Moab Valley Fire Department announced the results of the free yard waste disposal event that took place on Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28. The Solid Waste Special Service District and Monument Waste Services accepted leaves, grass and tree limbs for free. 

Beginning Friday, Aug. 9, the City of Moab will convert Uranium Avenue and a portion of 100 East to one-way traffic flow.

Struggling with addiction is not uncommon, though it can feel very lonely indeed. That’s why Lanette Denton wants the Moab community to know that Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) is here to help.

Marvin Clair Tangren, 95, died peacefully at 11:56 p.m. on July 25, 2019, at the Canyonlands Care Center. Mr. Tangren was a longtime resident of Moab. He had lived with his son, Brent Tangren, for the past six months before becoming ill with pneumonia more than four weeks ago.

By their own admission, county officials say that a July 18 Grand County Council vote to limit the development of new overnight rentals beyond the city limits could have gone more smoothly.

As more and more visitors document their Moab-area adventures on social media sites, federal land managers are reporting that acts of vandalism at Arches and Canyonlands national parks continue to rise.

After months of discussion, the Grand County Change of Form of Government Study Committee has decided what the proposed new form of government will be … but now their hard work actually begins. 

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Grand County School District officials are backing away from a prior request for additional property tax revenue, but under the law, the school board will still be holding a previously scheduled hearing on the matter.

If you’ve passed by the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) lately, you may have noticed a new fixture located just inside their bright blue fence. It looks like a cabinet on a post, its contents visible through the cabinet’s glass face. It bears the inscription “blessing box.”

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees based in Washington, D.C., may soon be packing their bags for a permanent move to the wild West.

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Grand County should adopt a council/appointed manager form of government, and split its governing body up into a combination of at-large and district seats, a study committee recommended last week.

Since it launched in June, the Moab Area Travel Council’s “Do It Like a Local” campaign has had some local residents wondering what the marketing slogan means.

It could be just a matter of time before Bears Ears National Monument’s boundaries are redrawn once again, depending on the outcome of ongoing litigation or congressional action.

Friday, July 26, 2019
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The Grand County Council met on July 18 for a special meeting and voted 5-0 to pass an ordinance that removes rights to build new nightly rentals in all zoning districts in the county.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force held a town hall meeting in Moab on Saturday, July 20, at the Grand Center in Moab. The town hall was the seventh of eight town halls around the state with the goal of gathering local input from potentially affected communities and using that…

Galatea Boardman-Sells plays the piano outside the Moab Information Center on Wednesday, July 17, while her family enjoys. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - The University of Utah congratulates 8,465 students who recieved their academic degrees on May 2, 2019. The following students earned degrees: Kate Mcfarland graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Jessica Valdes graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Ba…

Donna Lee Walker Randall, born June 28, 1940 in Wallace, Idaho, was the 12th of 18 children born to Everett Walker and Violet Monroe Walker. Passed away July 17, 2019 at Moab Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. Donna came to Moab in the summer of 1957 to watch her nephews and niece. …