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Friday, September 17, 2021

Booger Steve is the absolute goofiest boy: whenever you approach him, he loses control over his entire body from excitement! Here at Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab ranch, he has been a little escape artist, but when he escapes he just sits by the front door and waits for someone to find hi…

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Last year, Green River cancelled its 115-year-old traditional Melon Days Festival in favor of a small, locals-only event to mitigate COVI-19 concerns. The full festival is back this year, with a slew of events and activities and the return of fun favorites like the World’s Largest Watermelon…

Friday, September 10, 2021
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Grand County’s own Austin Paris Wright has been nominated for Male Junior High Folkstyle Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling Utah. The Grand County Middle School eighth-grader, who wrestles for Devils Wrestling Club along with the middle school team, has won this award the previous two yea…

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It’s me again, Cosmo the library cat, and I’ve got some exciting news! There is going to be a free outdoor concert in the Grand County Public Library’s courtyard next Friday evening, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.! A very talented musician from Colombia is coming to play music from his band, Shangalu. T…

Thursday, September 02, 2021
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The Grand County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program had an animal theme this year, and since the librarians are all animal lovers (clearly: look how much they adore me!) they decided to invite the community to send in pictures of local pets and wildlife to be collected in a virtual phot…

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As a nonprofit, one of the Moab Music Festival’s priorities is community engagement. But it’s often overlooked; in the glory of the festival’s elite lineup—this year’s will feature a work done with famous actor and author George Takei—it’s easy to forget about the Festival’s plethora of scho…

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Long John may technically be an adult dog at 1 year of age, but at heart he's really just a big puppy! He's a loveable fluffball whose color changes depending on if he's been rolling around in the dirt (which he usually is). He is such a happy dog and always looks like he has a smile on his …

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Though much has changed since the Moab Valley was settled in the late 1800s, schools have long been central to the community’s vitality and culture. In 1881, construction began on the first school in Grand County. It was a rough-hewn log cabin, with a roof made of logs and willows. In the wi…

Sunday, August 29, 2021
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Newell E. “Ned” Dalton, aged 88, passed away on Monday, August 23 in Moab, Utah. He was born on May 15, 1933, in Moab and grew up in Moab, Thompson Canyon and Castle Valley. He was the eldest son of Newell Earl and Nelda Lavern Dalton, both preceding him in death.

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Diesel was surrendered by a family in Monument Valley that no longer had the means to care for him. They loved him and knew Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab would find him a great new home! Diesel is about 2 years old and has a leg up from most rez dogs since he has already been in a home be…

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Hi Kids! It’s me again, Cosmo the Library Cat. The Grand County Public Library is open to the public again, but it has been really quiet in the mornings since you all started school. I’ve been taking some really long naps. Yaaaawwwn. But I really hope you’ll come to visit me in the afternoon…

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If you lived in Moab 100 years ago, what might you do for fun on a Saturday night? Throughout the past century and a half, the social events available to Moabites have shifted significantly. From parades to concerts to movies, entertainment in Moab looks very different today than it did in t…

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
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The Grand County Public School District is asking for community members to help welcome students back to the classroom with a ‘clap-in’ event on the first day of school. Community members are urged to bring signs, cowbells and noisemakers to the front of schools.

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Meet Bucky! Bucky and his brother were abandoned near the home of a family in Montezuma Creek. The family took care of them for as long as they could before giving them to Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab to find them forever homes. Bucky is a sweet dog who is about 2 years old. He is alread…

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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Meow-meow, everyone! It’s me Cosmo, your favorite Library Cat, with some sensational news from the Grand County Public Library. Ever since the librarians made super cute stickers of my handsome face for the Summer Reading Program, people kept requesting a t-shirt with this graphic. I complet…

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Throughout time, travel patterns across the Colorado Plateau have been determined by the landscape’s dramatic geography– carved by rivers to create canyons among high plateaus and swells. The Colorado River (known as the Grand until 1921) is one of the largest rivers in the United States; th…

Monday, August 09, 2021
Friday, August 06, 2021
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Meet Kit Kat, the dog as sweet as a candy bar! Kit Kat was brought in to Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab with her five puppies, all of which were super friendly. She’s a great momma but is now ready to be in a home of her own.

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Josh Hansen is the new manager for the recently designated Utahraptor State Park north of Moab. Hansen began working at the Utah Department of Natural Resources in 2017 at Red Fleet and Steinaker State Parks in Vernal, Utah. “Steinaker has quite a bit of bone laying around, both paleontologi…

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It’s not something we like to think about but when you gotta know, you gotta know… Just how do you safely go to the bathroom while outdoors? This week, we speak with Ginger Allen, the environmental stewardship coordinator for the Southeast Utah Health Department. Ginger is spearheading a pub…

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Devil’s Canyon Campground, a recreation site at the southeast corner of the Abajo mountains, close to Highway 191, got a new chip seal on its roads in May of this year. That’s the first part of a two-phase project, funded by money from the Great American Outdoors Act, which will also include…

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Visitors to Moab often inquire about the origin of the city’s name. What’s the story behind the name? Why Moab?