Spring has arrived: the weather is warming and blossoms are brightening Moab neighborhoods, even as the national mood is anxious and grim in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. Gardening is one way to embrace the season while maintaining social distance, getting some fresh air, and …
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Alex de Moor was on a five-day river trip when the Southeast Utah Department of Health issued their March 16 order that restricted the region’s businesses and closed schools with the hope of slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Back of Beyond Books and Moab Garage Co. are two of Moab’s Main Street businesses, and both are – like nearly all businesses in town – affected by the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Moab residents are looking for ways to help each other amid the closures of businesses, schools and municipal buildings and care for those most at risk of severe infection.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Johnny Rawls has been playing the blues for more than 50 years, and he’s been performing once a year or so in Moab for over 20. He returns this week, playing five nights at different local venues.
“It just makes common sense to me for there to be land where anyone can grow their own food for themselves if they want to,” Moab Community Gardens manager Becky Mann said. “In Moab in particular, with the high amount of rental properties and limited land availability, it’s important to prov…
Instead of kids tearing up the house, bored during Spring Break, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center is offering an art and recreation camp from Monday, April 6 to Thursday, April 9 for children ages five through ten.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Souped-up armored dune buggies, mutated warrior cults and robot arms: it’s not your average Science Moab event, and that makes founder Kristina Young excited.
The mission of the Gym on 5th is “to foster a space where individuals can push past their preconceived mental and physical limits in a safe, encouraging community.” In short, the mission is one of individual empowerment with group support.
The walls have a fresh coat of white paint, the sign is on the building and the artists are present at the new location for Gallery Moab, the city’s local artist co-operative. The six-year-old gallery has moved down Main Street to a new home in the McStiff’s Plaza and will be holding a Grand…
Friday, February 28, 2020
A team of creative Moabites has dedicated the last several months to refining their singing, silly voices and dramatic readings for “Wormhole! The Musical,” an original radio drama and live musical theater performance written and directed by Jenna Whetzel and sponsored by local Moab communit…
Moab resident Mingo Gritts said he has been involved in Boy Scouts of America for almost 40 years, ever since becoming a Cub Scout when he was eight years old.
The Moab Museum is on the home stretch of an extensive remodel that began in September 2018, and it won’t officially reopen until the spring. But museum lovers and anyone curious about the museum’s new look can get a peek at the revamped interior during the museum’s free Community Exhibit Pr…
Monday, February 24, 2020
The Canyonlands Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will hold their seventh annual fundraising banquet at the Hoodoo Moab on Feb. 29 at 5:30 p.m., raising money for management projects that benefit deer and their habitat.
At the intersection of trash and fashion, the celebrated annual Moab tradition called the Trashion Show is just days away. Grand County trashionistas 21 years of age and over will turn out at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Woody’s Tavern (221 S. Main St.) to see and be seen in one-of-a-kind…
Friday, February 21, 2020
The Grand County Public Library regularly holds storytime on Saturday mornings in the big meeting room, but this weekend will be extra-special with stories told by professional storyteller Julie Moss, who lives in Moab.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
A hint of spring is in the air, but those last stubborn patches of snow persist. If you’re itching to roll up your sleeves and get to work on a garden or landscape, consider attending a permaculture workshop taught by Jeff Adams at the Grand County Library on Monday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
When Moab native Brendon Henderson went to Utah State University in Logan to study acting, it wasn’t everything he was hoping for—so he took his creative growth into his own hands. Now he’s bringing his dramatic energy back to his hometown with an original production called “What Went Wrong:…
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Economic movers, shakers, and dreamers are invited to attend one or both of two gatherings focused on growth and development in Moab and the surrounding area.
February 14 is most commonly known as Valentine’s Day, a holiday to celebrate romantic love. It is also the birthday of a historically important national institution: the League of Women Voters. This year, the League is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in …
Moab’s homegrown storytelling event, The Storied Self, returns to the Moab Arts and Recreation Center stage on Feb. 13 to prompt more heartfelt stories from local residents—this time on the trials and tribulations of love.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The eighth annual BEACON Afterschool Dodgeball Tournament is a chance for community groups to get active, get silly, be competitive and have fun. It’s also an opportunity to learn about a local nonprofit that provides critical services to Moab families.
The Moab Music Festival is a highlight of every autumn, bringing international musicians to the area every September to perform jazz, classical and traditional music. But the organization’s commitment to the Moab area doesn’t disappear for the rest of the year.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
“We’re getting down to crunch time now,” said Abigail Taylor, deputy executive director for Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center.
Moab resident Richard Codd remembers when the United States was first developing a space program in the 1950s, and popular movies explored our fears and fantasies about the universe.
Millions of visitors take countless pictures of the Moab area every year. But the Castle Valley Photography group isn’t capturing your standard scrapbook or Instagram images.
Just two days after the news broke that the first pitch of the iconic rock climb “Jah Man” had crumbled, four local Moab climbers established a new route to the upper section of the climb. Gaar Lausman, Jake Warren, Dave Sadoff and Mark Howe climbed three new pitches. No longer a moderate cl…
Thursday, January 16, 2020
“We have so many wonderful volunteers that help us out all year, particularly during the growing season,” said Abby Meyer. “And now in the off-season, we want to celebrate all the effort they put into growing and maintaining the program.”
Thursday, January 09, 2020
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 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
“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.
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…