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Friday, August 07, 2020

Moab local Deb Hren’s father helped her with the down payment when she bought a convenience store, just over five years ago, and named it T&H Corner Stop.

Zach Bynum, the owner of the new restaurant Gloria’s Corner Café, said his family has been involved with entrepreneurship in Moab for generations.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Wilderness lovers are invited to put that love into action via group stewardship projects this summer and fall. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance invites volunteers to experience the unique beauty of the area while doing hands-on projects that restore and protect important natural and cu…

Thursday, July 30, 2020

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one,” wrote author George R.R. Martin.

Hi y’all! It’s me, Cosmo, the Library Cat. I’ve always been fascinated by desert animals like the lizard. I just wish they weren’t so fast! If you want to learn more about desert animals as I do, you’re in luck. This week at the library, we have Summer Challenge To Go activity bags prepared …

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Moving forward with life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic can require determination and a lot of creativity. Fortunately, the Moab Music Festival organizers have both.

M’kenna Grace Sorensen says that she basically danced out of her cradle; she started taking classes when she was a toddler. At just 14 years old, she began teaching at Salt Lake City-area studios such as the Linda Fenton School of Dance and American Expressions in Dance.

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“My love for small towns brought me to Moab,” Cinda Culton said.

Crystal White is the associate director for Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks as well as a naturalist and dark skies advocate. Science Moab host Kristina Young chatted with White about what darkness means to ecosystems and to the people who live in them.

Hi everyone! I haven’t been playing outside because of the heat, so I wanted to use my extra time to curl up with a book but I was having a hard time deciding what book to check out next. That’s when my librarians here at the Grand County Public Library told me about NoveList Plus, which can…

We’re going “ARTrageous!” this week of summer camp here at the Youth Garden Project. Campers got crafty making dream catchers, sun-print t-shirts, and even...pet rocks! It’s funny to create little creatures that could be crazy aliens, little sheep or maybe a stone version of your own pet cat…

Friday, July 17, 2020

“It's not because I think I'm gonna make a lot of money, especially in the short term,” said Liz Ford, “but I just hate it to see it go away. And so I was willing to take a risk.”

When Mariah Robertson was expecting her first child in 2014, she saw that her job at the time was not very compatible with being a new mom. Her work hours were not very flexible, she couldn’t easily bring her baby to work with her and, if she did, there would be nowhere to nurse but the bathroom.

Science Moab spoke to Zeke Baker and Steve Fick to explore the social and ecological impacts of climbing in the Indian Creek area outside of Moab. Baker is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California, Davis, while Fick is a post-doctoral research ecologist at the Universit…

Friday, July 10, 2020

Standard Plumbing Supply has been a Moab business for two decades but it now has greatly expanded offerings and a new location – the building formerly occupied by Shopko (1145 S. Hwy 191). To celebrate, the store is inviting the public to a three-day-long Grand Opening that will run from Thu…

Less than an hour’s drive from Moab is the small town of Green River, home to fewer than 1,000 souls, and also home to the John Wesley Powell River History Museum (765 E. Main St., Green River).

For many of us, a side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been a serious case of cabin fever. But Phoenix Youth Circus Arts might just have the cure: in-person circus arts classes. The group is returning to Moab for a fourth year to host two-day camps for kids ages 7 to 15, as well as a …

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Hi kids! This is Cosmo, the library cat. It’s getting really hot outside, so if you’re looking for something cool to do inside this weekend, I have a suggestion. The Grand County Public Library and the Moab Music Festival are hosting an Online Musical Story Hour on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30…

Friday, July 03, 2020

For years, the Youth Garden Project (350 S. 400 East) has hosted Weed ‘N’ Feed volunteer events during the warmer months, and 2020 is no exception – though there will be a few changes to protect attendees’ health during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic was first becoming a national concern, Sarah Barstow decided to close the doors of her business, even though it wasn’t required and she had just done a large amount of inventory purchasing for her Main Street shop, The Rave’N Image (59 S. Main St. #5). The Rave’N I…

While tourists might assume her business is a popsicle or lollipop place, “people from Utah know we’re a soda pop place,” says Lindsey Vacarro, who owns Lop’s Pop Stop with her husband, Stephen.

During the second week of Youth Garden Project’s Summer Camp, our campers graduated from Astronaut Academy and launched into space during this “Intergalactic Exploration” themed week.

Spending a lot of time at the Grand County Public Library has made me realize how important it is for kids to start learning even before they begin kindergarten. The other day, my librarians showed me a website that has tons of resources to help preschool children and their caregivers with e…

Friday, June 26, 2020
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The City of Moab announced that planned Independence Day events would be canceled "due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state and out of an abundance of caution," a statement read.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

“It’s going to look very different,” said Director Carrie Valdez, standing in the currently-closed Grand County Public Library.

The Humane Society of Moab Valley was started in 1999 with “no money, no office, no phone, and no foster homes,” staff say. Twenty years later, the organization and the animals in its care are thriving.

Hey kids, this is Cosmo, the library cat! Every year for as long as I can remember Rocky Mountain Puppets has presented a summer reading show for our community. Meghan Casey, owner of Rocky Mountain Puppets, is an award-winning ventriloquist and entertainer who knows just how to make human c…

Friday, June 19, 2020

Allison Stegner is a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University who studies small mammals as a way to understand present and past environments. Here, Science Moab host Kristina Young speaks with Allison about the diversity of small mammals in our area, how they affect the landscape, and…

The Youth Garden Project wrapped up the first week of our 2020 Summer Camp, as campers became “Eco-Warriors” as they participated in different “Eco-Adventure” activities and learned all about how we can be protectors of our one and only planet Earth.

I’ve been celebrating with a catnip treat because last week we reached our first summer challenge community-wide reading goal! Our Read to Feed goal of 50,000 total minutes of reading has been achieved, so City Market and Moonflower Market are each donating $500 to the Grand County Food Bank…

“On March 16, we closed the doors of the KZMU Radio studio for safety,” says KZMU Radio Station Manager Serah Mead, “and on June 8, we went to phase one of our planned reopening schedule.”

Moab Community Gardens is getting its hands back in the soil, just in time for the summer solstice.

When Courtney Reese opened Desert Power Yoga on 500 West, she knew she wanted to create partnerships with other community organizations. Her first opportunity came when she was contacted by Underdog Rescue and Rehab, a Moab nonprofit that finds homes for stray dogs from Native American reser…

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Moab moviegoers can now head to the theater again, after public health restrictions were lifted on entertainment venues, but they’ll be seeing something a little different up on the screen.

Kids can get their hands dirty and their imaginations active this summer, as the Moab Arts and Recreation Center is holding three of their annual Arty Farty camps.

Hey Tweens and Teens! It’s me, Cosmo the Library Cat. I miss prowling by the library's weekly Code Club and checking out the cool games and websites that were being created. I’ve heard that the club is now online and available any time of day. It is free and everyone can learn how to create …

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Get ready to crack those books and compete for prizes with the Grand County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. This year the entire community is encouraged to participate, logging their time spent reading in order to support those in need.

Most summers, the Canyonlands Field Institute would be welcoming both local groups and visitors from across the country to explore the Moab area on overnight paddling and trekking trips. However, like individuals and organizations worldwide, CFI has had to pivot its operations to adapt to th…

Moab’s homegrown storytelling event, The Storied Self, won’t be returning to the Moab Arts and Recreation Center stage for the foreseeable future, but heartfelt stories from local residents still demand to be told. The event has moved online, where listeners and storytellers can join on the …

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 sculpture.

Hi kids! Today, I got crafty! Our librarians have been very busy creating to-go bags for our Children’s Summer Reading Challenge. I got into one of the bags for this week and found out that the theme is “Here Be Dragons.”

It’s getting hot here in Moab and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat...and maybe get creative too!

Friday, May 29, 2020

“I just get the biggest kick out of looking at her every day,” said Dee Gulledge, who works at the Veteran’s Affairs Clinic in Moab. She was talking about Sheila, a stylish mannequin on display in a neighborhood yard near Rotary Park that Gulledge passes on her way home from work. Sheila spo…