The smell of spring in Moab is the smell of parched ground soaking up rain. Instead of having all that precious water seep away, gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts can join local permaculture landscape designer Jeff Adams to learn the art of rainwater collection.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

This wasn’t how the women behind Full Circle Intertribal Center thought the spring would be. The group had an extensive series of events planned for the local indigenous community and events raising awareness of the new organization in Grand County.

“If you have ever thought about owning a home in Moab, now is the time to get on our list!”

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hey guys, it’s Cosmo the Library Cat. While I’ve been working hard perfecting my napping skills, my librarians have been hard at work rethinking our annual summer reading programs for this time of social distancing. Starting June 1, the Grand County Public Library will host online summer cha…

Want to help your kids, friends, and yourself deepen your sense of place? The Sit Spot is one of the most powerful tools you can use to develop that connection. In our active lives, it might feel strange to sit and do nothing for 7 minutes. However, giving our brains a chance to slow down an…

Friday, May 15, 2020

How well do you know Moab? We’ve taken photos of some interesting, small details of our city’s awesome art. Can you figure out where each photo was taken? Grab a bottle of water and head out on a walk with your family and try to spot each week’s mini-Moab detail from murals, architecture and…

We all have five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. But how often do you really focus on just one? There might be interesting things you’re missing when you don’t. Try this activity out by yourself or with your family and see what new or unusual things you hear when you focus on…

Hi kids! This is Cosmo, the library cat. Are you a little bored like me? I have a great idea for you to help pass the time. Try going to Grand County Public Library’s online list of Digital Resources for Families at https://tinyurl.com/GCPLDRFF and click on Tumble Book Library. There’s tons …

“This couldn’t really have come at a worse time for a lot of people,” said Maria Sykes, executive director of the Green River Epicenter, an arts and affordable housing nonprofit in the rural Emery County city.

Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Moab artist Aaron Rotchadl is sending Moabites on quests for loot around town, hiding pieces of his own ceramic work and posting clues online formatted as photos and riddles.

“We can help people with any type of disability, it doesn’t matter the disability or the age,” said Stacy Johnston, the independent living coordinator for the nonprofit Active Re-Entry.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

A typical busy spring at the Youth Garden Project includes groups of school children, garden workers, community members and volunteers. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are looking a little different.

I grew up thousands of miles from Moab, but the Grand County High School cafeteria is similar to the lunchrooms I remember from my grade school years: white linoleum floors, long white tables with seats attached, high ceilings that echo voices louder but less distinct.

Kenny Gorham had been working in the Moab bike shop industry for years when he decided to open his own business, filling a niche he saw wasn’t being covered.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

“I don’t think we’ve ever had this few plants left after a sale,” said Emily Roberson, outreach and development coordinator for Moab’s Youth Garden Project, “and the sale isn’t even really over yet!”

Five or 10 years from now, what will we remember about these last few weeks? The eagerly anticipated events that were canceled, our favorite business that was closed, the casual handshakes and hugs that were taboo? What will we remember about the time we spent with the people closest to us, …

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Are you feeling like me, looking into the Grand County Public Library and wishing you could get in at all the books? (Don’t worry, the librarians let me back in after a walk.) Well, this week the children’s librarian Adrea Lund told me about author Kate DiCamillo, who you can find on the Tum…

This week is International Dark Sky Week, so let’s celebrate by exploring Moab’s beautiful night sky! Dark skies mean that you can see the stars and other things in space really well.

Moab church communities have worked hard to stay connected throughout the pandemic. Church members are continuing to meet digitally and care for one another, and also looking for ways to care for their communities outside church membership. Some churches field requests for aid as they arrive…

Angela Houghton knows nothing compares to a real live human being across from you, responding to you and guiding your yoga practice.

While listeners tuning into Moab’s community radio station have kept hearing the same locally curated music and news as ever, behind the scenes the KZMU staff has been working overtime to make sure the station functions well and safely.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Chances are you have heard of the Moab Area Travel Council’s “Do It Like A Local” campaign, launched last year with the aim “to help visitors get the most out of their trip: and to “gently educate Moab visitors on proper behavior, etiquette and stewardship of the environment while they’re he…

Moab’s nonprofits are dedicated to a variety of causes: healthcare, education, culture, the environment, affordable housing, and more.

Today, let’s be naturalists and observe what springtime looks like in our neighborhood! Parents will like this since it’s a great way to develop kids’ observational skills while getting some much needed fresh air!

Hey readers! It’s me, Cosmo the library cat. I’m staying close to home these days, curled up in my very own cat bed. I’m missing all the petting I’d be getting from visitors to the library, but I’m catching up on my reading, too. I found a YouTube video channel that’s all children’s book aut…

Friday, April 10, 2020
Thursday, April 02, 2020

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 …

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.

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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

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

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
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

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 …