Gary was surrendered to Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab by a shelter in Flagstaff several months ago. Gary is a handsome guy who is around 10 years old and weighs about 70 pounds. At the ranch, Gary keeps to himself. He is friendly but likes his space and enjoys resting and lounging outside…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

James Paul Rumpsa was born on February 4, 1943, to Paul and Ruth Rumpsa in New Jersey and left this earth on July 24, 2021, of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Jim was raised in Michigan, earned degrees from Michigan State and University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of …

On July 31, the Youth Garden Project will host their first Garden Dinner of the season featuring guest chef Brian Sward, director of operations at the Moab Brewery. Sward will provide a meal using the fruits and vegetables grown in the garden and sourced from other local farms.

In collaboration with Emery County and the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, the City of Green River will host the first annual Swell River Fest, a weeklong celebration of Green River’s history, culture and unique environment. The fest will be held Friday, July 30 through Saturday, August 7.

Hey Friends! It’s me, Cosmo, your favorite library cat! It’s cool to see how many of you joined the Grand County Public Library Summer Reading Challenges and are logging reading minutes to help with the Paws to Read Challenge! You’re all doing great! Now it’s time to start picking up your re…

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Hi everyone! Cosmo the Library Cat here. Have you heard? The Grand County Public Library building is open to the public again and the humans are flocking in to visit me! ...That’s the real reason you folks come to the library, right? As you know, we cats have a certain standard of aloofness …

Spirit Week began on Monday, July 19 as the Grand County High School football team began practice drills and team building for the year ahead. The Red Devils are welcoming new coaching staff this year including Rye Adams, Josh Bisco, Derrick Cook, Ty Shumway, Jimmy Walling, Clint York and ne…

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Meet Purple Heart! Purple Heart was surrendered with his siblings at a spay and neuter clinic at Red Mesa in May. He is 4 months old and weighs around 20 pounds. He is the only one of his litter remaining and is currently being fostered by a family with two kids. He does great with just abou…

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Elizabeth Clark was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1928 to Myron and Elizabeth Hamer. Elizabeth was married at age 19 and stepped away from college to bear three sons over six years and then was divorced. Facing adversity, she scrapped her way to a college degree in teaching from Wheelock…

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Norma Beeman, 89, passed away on July 15, 2021, at Castleview Hospital in Price, Utah. Norma was born April 21, 1932, in Moab, Utah to Orson and Margaret (Loveridge) Dalton. She grew up in Moab, graduating from Grand County High School.

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On May 10, 1869, the Golden Spike was driven into the railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, completing the once-unimaginable rail line that crossed the continent and dramatically shaping America’s history. The Transcontinental Railroad, crossing formidable terrain to link the coasts, was a tr…

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Dianne Kerby Smith was born on February 7, 1936, to Edgar and Ireta Kerby in Moab and passed away surrounded by family at the age of 85 on May 18, 2021, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Dianne was preceded in death by her father, Ed Kerby; her mother, Ireta Kerby; and her siblings Dixie Kerby Ch…

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How is the drought affecting anglers in Utah this summer? In one sense, it’s giving them a bonus: the Division of Wildlife Resources announced on July 1 that it’s raising fishing limits in some water bodies to reduce potential fish die-off due to anticipated low water levels caused by drought.

The Utah American Legion Post 54 in Moab, represented by Ron Irvin, presented a flag to Michael Paul, Jeremy White, Esther Paul and Skylin White in honor of their father and grandfather, World War II Purple Heart recipient LeRoy Myers Paul. Paul’s burial flag was lost in the Pack Creek Fire. 

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Meet Brillo! This sweet dog was a stray found in Monument Valley and brought to Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab by Bluff Animal Rescue. Someone must have shaved him shortly before he was picked up, as his hair seems to still be growing back in spots - hence the name: Brillo!

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In a region of the world rich in dinosaur history, fossils of ferocious Mesozoic predators often get most of the limelight. While the rocks around Moab contain abundant, unique, and awe-inspiring dinosaur fossils, fossilized plants are also present in the cliffs and canyons of southeastern U…

Thursday, July 08, 2021
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On March 8, 1935, a beautiful black-haired boy was born to Anthon Edson Black and Fay Porter Black in Cortez, Colorado. He was named Neil Anthon Black. Neil was the oldest child and became a great big brother to Sharlet, Nicky and Albert, who was born prematurely and went back to his Heavenl…

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Meet Alex Honnold a.k.a. Alex! He was found wandering near Monument Valley and brought to the Underdog ranch a little over a week ago. At the ranch, we quickly noticed how much he enjoys climbing and he was named after the rock climbing legend, Alex Honnold. Alex is incredibly affectionate, …

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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The Moab Chamber of Commerce awarded its 2021 scholarships to Macray Ellis, Kyla Jackman, Neelie Relph and Lexi Butterfield. Local businesses Western Spirit Cycling and Lisbon Valley Mine both donated $1000, doubling the number of students to receive scholarships. 

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The Youth Garden Project will host its first YGPizza Night on July 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to support the organization’s year-round, garden-based youth education programming. The event will be held at the garden: 530 South 400 East, which can be accessed from the Mill Creek Bike Path or f…

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Ellie Burton, a rising sophomore at Grand County High School, spent countless hours in Golda Pflugrad’s classroom during the school year. A student of interior design, Burton designed, cut, pasted and drew floor plans for a hypothetical family — one that wanted individual workspaces and an u…

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Meet Banana Bread, also known as “Nanner!” Banana Bread was found roaming the streets of Kayenta, Arizona, alone and scared. A tourist in the area picked her up and called Underdog for help. Luckily, we had a means of transport in the area, and Nanner was able to hitch a ride to Moab.

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Dewey Bridge brings travelers driving on Utah State Route 128 across the Colorado River, as the road climbs out of the confines of the steep canyon walls. Today, Dewey is the site of a campground, boat ramp, and a few homes on the north side of the river. Over a hundred years ago, however, a…

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June Morley Stilson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 22, 2021, at the age of 99 years and 9 months old. June is survived by her six children, Richard Stilson (Patti), Lonnie Stilson, Karen Buchanan, Joy Faust, Mont Stilson (Rebbeca) and Terry Stilson; her 14 grandc…

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Far from an impediment, the humpback chub’s namesake above-forehead knob actually acts as a stabilizer in the turbulent waters the fish calls home. This week, we discuss the humpback chub with Brian Healy, a native fish ecologist at Grand Canyon National Park and a Ph.D. candidate at Utah St…

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Max was found on a backcountry road in Mexican Hat on the Navajo Nation where a woman who was visiting her grandmother almost hit him when he darted in front of her car. She opened her door to go catch him but instead he jumped right into her lap. She called Underdog and Max arrived in mid-M…

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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In April, Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab received our resident big friendly giant: Topher. Topher is a good sheep dog whose family moved away from the Navajo Nation and left their dogs behind. Neighbors cared for Topher and she protected their sheep until Underdog could come help.