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Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Margaret L. Hopkin Middle School Honor Society Induction Ceremony was held to welcome 31 seventh-graders to the 2021-2022 Honor Society. Principal Cari Caylor and eighth-grade honors members and their officers participated in the ceremony. New inductees got to sign the "Honor Society Boo…

Paintings and drawings of realistic, anatomically correct body parts – a fitting subject for an artist aspiring to become a physician – will be among the artworks featured during the Moab Art Walk, Saturday, June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Hi, kids! This is Cosmo, the Library Cat. I am excited to announce that starting this week and for the following nine weeks, your library will have a new FREE Children’s Summer Challenge Activity To Go Bag available for pickup at the library.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021
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In late March, Bluff Animal Rescue Committee rescued a pregnant dog, but the Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab ranch was full. Until just recently, BARC cared for the mama and her three puppies, including this week’s mutt: Fleece!

Thursday, June 03, 2021
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Moab’s American Legion Post 54 performed the Post Everlasting ceremony in front of the Grand County Courthouse on Memorial Day. The families of two local Korean War vets, Dale Holyoak and Jose Sanchez, were presented with honors in recognition of their loved ones’ service. Both men passed aw…

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Join Moab nonprofit Underdog Rescue for the first annual Dog Paddle, a dog party by and on the water at Ken’s Lake Recreation Area on June 12.

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Sandee’s story is all too common for Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab. Sandee was found near Monument Valley last week by a tourist passing through. She won their heart during a quick stop at the visitor center and after checking with the staff to ensure she was a stray and not someone's dog…

Thursday, May 27, 2021
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A round of applause for the Helen M. Knight Elementary School students of the month! Pictured are, from left to right, Principal Jill Tatton, Fletcher Rice (kindergarten), Dylan Cervantes (first grade), Jude Oliver (second grade), Preston Gerber (third grade), Kendall Dalton (fourth grade), …

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Hello, everyone! This is Cosmo, the Library Cat. I’m here today to let you know that this summer things are going to get wild! Our library’s Summer Challenges start on June 1 and this year’s theme is Tails & Tales – Animals!

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Last month, Underdog received a devastating phone call about a family on the Navajo Nation who were struggling with caring for animals after a death in the family. A family friend reached out to ask Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab to take this week’s mutt, Rice Crispy, and her other furry f…

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Growing up near Lake Powell, Morgan Murri has driven the Interstate 70 corridor countless times. A stretch of highway that can be easily ignored, Murri and his company Desert Gravel are now sponsoring a bike race between Fruita, Colorado, and Utah that has been a year in the making.

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As the number of visitors to Arches National Park and other spectacular public lands continues to grow, park officials are offering tourists and locals alike an opportunity to give back on Service Saturdays once a month. On Saturday, May 22, volunteers can help preserve the beauty of Arches …

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This past weekend, Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab went to the Red Mesa Chapter on the Navajo Nation to host a free spay and neuter and low cost vaccination clinic. As soon as our staff settled into the chapter house, this week’s mutt showed up wagging his tail and looking for affection. As…

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Hi, everybody! This is Cosmo, the Library Cat. I want to tell you about some books that are extra special, because they play music while you are reading them! They’re called the Story Orchestra, and we have five of them at the Grand County Public Library.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Hi friends! It’s Cosmo, the Library Cat here, with some exciting news for teens and tweens. The Take & Make activities this month are my favorite ones yet! I really love chasing yarn around, and the paracord in this week’s activity got me super excited. Our current Take & Make T(w)ee…

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The seventh-grade student of the month is Collin McFarland. Collin takes pride in his work and is willing to help others. He stays calm and gets along with all of his peers as well. As an athlete, Collin makes sure to keep up with his schoolwork even as he is excelling in sports. Collin is q…

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Violeta Wynn, 55, passed away on May 11, 2021, at Moab Regional Hospital. At her request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the paper. You may send condolences to the family at www.spanish…

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If you’ve ever worked in the rescue world, you might know the spring as “Puppy Season.” This time of year, shelters are flooded with adorable puppies. While our pups are scooped up quickly, their mamas often have difficulties finding homes. Mama Gri Gri came with what appeared to be a very c…

Thursday, May 06, 2021
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The Friends of the Moab Folk Festival found themselves thinking outside the box to continue spreading joyful noise to the community despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit sponsors the Moab Folk Festival, as well as a free concert series and education outreach for schools in Grand County.

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This past weekend, our mutt of the week went for a wildflower hike with the Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab team and friends from the Canyonlands Field Institute. Once she arrived at the trailhead, Cracker Jack became a crowd favorite. Cracker Jack was friendly and excited to meet anyone th…

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The second workshop in Moab Community Garden’s series promoting helpful garden skills will be held on May 8 with biologist Ashley Kumburis, who serves as the steward of the Our Village Community Garden. Kumburis will be examining the interesting histories, uses and weaknesses of common weeds…

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Hi, friends! It’s Cosmo, the Library Cat. Spring has arrived! I’ve been spending more time outdoors and you probably have too. I have a lot of fun just rolling around in the dirt and climbing trees, but I’ve heard kids sometimes get bored if that’s all they have to do.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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If you’ve seen Cars’ Tow Mater parked in the Eastern Utah Community Credit Union parking lot this week, it’s because the bank will be sponsoring Oakdale Drive In next weekend. The California drive in company will be visiting Moab for free showings of Cars on May 7 and Jurassic Park on May 8.