When he came to Moab in the spring of 1988, David Attenborough was a sprightly 62-year-old who, though he was a modest, friendly and very affable man, had just recently been knighted by the queen of England. Sir David had many fascinating travel and film location stories to tell

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Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
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Last year, the city of Green River canceled its annual Melon Days Festival for the first time in over 100 years. This year, organizers are hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic will lessen enough by the fall to allow the festival to continue as planned. The 115th Melon Days Festival is planned f…

Friday, February 05, 2021
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“If somebody has something that they’re interested in, whether it’s rockets, robotics, cooking, crafts, sewing, animals, photography—whatever they’re interested in, we can start a club,” said Catherine Hansen, program coordinator for Grand County’s 4-H program.

On Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Moab's Youth Garden Project will host its annual seed swap. Bring your leftover seed packets and plant clippings to share with community gardeners and house plant enthusiasts at 530 S. 400 East, where you’ll swap stories and seedlings ahead of plant…

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With the global pandemic forcing most of us to stay home more, Moab yoga teacher Star Kolb has organized an online event to make that home space more creative and healthful. The “Being – Home Retreat, A Day of Wellness and Community” is being offered for free on Saturday, February 13.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5, the Bureau of Land Management Canyon Country District Moab and Monticello field offices will offer a joint, virtual customer service week. The sessions, which are free, will last from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day on Zoom and will cover a wide range of …

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“It’s a revival!” says Sascha Steinberg, art teacher and Moab Arts and Recreation Center assistant. Steinberg’s popular Embroidery 101 class is back by popular demand. Steinberg says that she’s excited to show class participants that the practice of embroidery isn’t all stuffy old-lady fare.

Each year, the Moab Chamber of Commerce honors one local business as the Business of the Year and one person as Citizen of the Year. Typically, the awards are presented during the chamber’s annual banquet; that event was canceled this year due to COVID. Instead, the chamber honored the winne…

Friday, January 15, 2021

Maybe you made a New Years resolution to focus on your health. Perhaps you need to de-stress and reground after reading recent national news. Or, maybe you just like taking yoga classes taught by certified instructors with experience in a wide variety of yogic traditions. Whether new to yoga…

Congratulations are in order for the Moab Community Recycle Center and local recycling proponent Sara Melnicoff. Both recently received awards from the Recycling Coalition of Utah, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling in the state.

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Back in November, Moab resident Annie Payne posted to the Facebook group Moab Stone Soup, a page set up to facilitate resource sharing in the area. Payne noted the increasing strain on medical staff at Moab Regional Hospital.

Friday, December 18, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Families struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic can reach out for help to the Utah Housing Assistance program but need to be quick: the program is currently set to expire at the end of December.

Families in the WIC program can now shop for healthy foods with more privacy and convenience after the Southeast Utah Health Department rolled out new eWIC cards, which function similar to a debit card. Lower-income pregnant women, new or nursing mothers, and families with infants and childr…

In her mid-twenties, Katie Grauel was struggling with several chronic injuries that had accumulated over years of intense physical activity as an outdoor guide and instructor. She said that Rolfing, a form of bodywork called “structural integration” designed to align and balance the whole bo…

Friday, December 04, 2020
Thursday, December 03, 2020

Author Sarah Barstow was working with illustrator Ruth Turner on the book “Moms Need a Break” when the pandemic hit, and both women – both mothers of small children – found themselves working at home, collaborating on the book remotely, while also juggling the care of their little ones.

Lanette Denton, a recovery coach with Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness, reported that gathering donations for the group’s first Coats and Notes event was a success – such a success that there are still coats available.

Indigo Alley and Desert Wild sit side by side on Moab’s Main Street, their brick walls touching. Both sell unique clothing and other wearables and each has an uncluttered openness in its display that lets the goods for sale stand out from one another. However, they are distinct in what they …

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab’s Mutt of the Week is Angus, a 3-year-old lab mix who was surrendered to Underdog at a Spay and Neuter clinic in Newcomb, New Mexico. Angus was pregnant when she arrived at the clinic. Underdog allows dogs to have their final litter of puppies in a safe and p…

The pandemic hasn’t decreased the needs of stray dogs and cats living on Native American reservations in the Four Corners area, and it also hasn’t stopped Underdog Rescue and Rehab from providing transport, vet care and adoption services.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

KZMU is looking for local talent to audition for its 6th annual radio drama, an original production entitled “Choreomania” by Moab playwright Jenna Whetzel. Whetzel is also directing the show with KZMU General Manager Serah Mead. The show is scheduled to be broadcast on KZMU in March.

Friday, November 20, 2020

The first weekend in December is typically a very festive one in Moab. As the tourist crowds dwindle and town quiets down, locals gather to celebrate the start of the winter holiday season with the annual tree lighting (attended by Santa Claus) and the light parade. This year, of course, is …

Friday, November 13, 2020

Moab local Tim Martin said that back in the days when he used to run his own chartered flight company he would sometimes see one of the many natural rock arches in the area and think: “Wow, that looks like it might be big enough to fly through.”

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The holidays are just around the corner and Desert Sun Ceramics is holding an Outdoor Holiday Pottery Sale event where shoppers can find unique, beautiful and functional items made by local potters. The sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. at…

Aluminum cans do have their perks — they are really convenient and inexpensive. However, creating them causes a lot of impact on the environment: Aluminum is refined out of bauxite ore, which is acquired via open-pit mining. The process to extract aluminum uses a lot of energy and water. The…

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Before the pandemic, many of Moab’s youth could be found at the Grand County Public Library doing one of the many activities available to them: reading books, of course, but also enjoying story hours, doing arts and crafts, using the computers, or playing with the many toys – often socializi…

It was early in 2019 when Moab’s St. Francis Episcopal Church undertook two endeavors to bring nourishing food to the community: weekly community soup and bread lunches and a community food pantry. Those efforts are still going strong today, which St. Francis Episcopal Church Father Dave Sak…

The historic building on the northeastern corner of 100 North and Main Street has been many things over the decades.

Friday, October 30, 2020
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This article has been updated to correct the name of the "My Canyonlands" filmmaker and to reflect that she will not be participating in the q and a after the Moab Museum's Nov. 3 Tuesdays With the Museum event.

Dan Lamont and his wife, Marta, founded the Scots on the Rocks Moab Celtic Festival event in 2014 after attending numerous festivals celebrating Celtic (Scottish, Irish and Welsh) heritage around the country for more than a decade. This year, festivals of all kinds across the country have be…

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine had never met – though each had read the other’s books. But when the pandemic hit and the state of Colorado issued shelter-in-place orders, Houston and Irvine began an old-fashioned snail mail correspondence from their homes on opposite sides of the Contine…

If you have a craving for a big, greasy burger and fries – well, Moab’s Desert Bistro is not your place. But if you are looking for a fine-dining experience with a Southwest flair and an artful ambiance, make a reservation at Desert Bistro (36 S. 100 West, Moab), open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily.

Friday, October 16, 2020

There’s a chill in the air and trees are sporting their autumn gold, and we’re all ready for some Halloween fun. But in the age of COVID-19, with so many of life’s traditions on hold or modified, it can be unclear what Halloween activities will – or should – be happening this year. We want t…

Everything is different this year – but “different” can still be really fun. Fortunately for all of us, there are several pandemic-safe holiday events coming up including the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s Day of the Dead, a Spooky Moab Story Hour on KZMU in partnership with the Grand Co…

Friday, October 09, 2020

Utah’s official nickname is the Beehive State and the state insect is the honeybee. Both are symbols of Utah’s work ethic and focus on industry, so it is fitting that the craftsmanship shown in entries to the 2020 International Quilt Show’s Bee Quilt Challenge exemplify the ethos of hard wor…