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Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board recently awarded the Moab Museum a grant to continue digitization of the Fran and Terby Barnes Photograph Archives. The project, which began in 2020 in partnership with the Special Collections Library at Southern Utah University, scanned over …

Monday, July 26, 2021
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Onlookers stood shoulder to shoulder on the bridge over Pack Creek on Mill Creek Drive on Sunday evening, watching ash-blackened flash flood waters rush below. The creek swelled its banks and quickly picked up speed, bringing an earthy smell of ash and silt and dragging logs and other debris…

Thursday, July 22, 2021

In 2018, a company called Insite Development approached the Old Spanish Trail Arena with a proposal to lease a 2500 square-foot parcel on the arena property to erect a 130-foot tower that would be used to improve cell phone coverage in the south part of the valley. The lease was approved in …

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Pack Creek Fire has subsided to minimal interior burning, but continuing high temperatures and smokey conditions attest that wildfire season continues in the West. Where has all the smoke this week been coming from?

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is asking the public to report any river otter sightings to the agency, it announced in a July 12 press release. There is no current population estimate for otters in the state, and the DWR hopes to gather information to support better management of th…

Thursday, July 08, 2021
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The Pack Creek Fire was 100% contained on Friday, July 2, and on July 5, the fire was downgraded from a “Type 3” incident to the less complex “Type 4” classification. Though crews have successfully built a secure fire containment line around the entire outer perimeter of the fire, there are …

Local students Ellie Burton and Jacelyn Shumway traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to compete at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Conference, which was held from June 27 to July 2. Ellie won Silver in the Interior Design category, accompanied by Grand County High S…

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One morning earlier this week, Linda Whitham “unceremoniously” unlocked the metal gate that bars the driveway at the Scott and Norma Matheson Wetlands Preserve, allowing the public to return to the privately-owned 894-acre natural area near Moab that provides habitat for hundreds of species …

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The City of Moab announced hiring Annie McVay as the city’s new Parks, Recreation and Trails director, effective on June 14. The role oversees the management and development of all city parks, as well as supervising the recreation department, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, the Moab Aqu…

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Minimal precipitation and careless campers led to the destruction of nearly 9,000 acres in the La Sal Mountains this June, and with water sources few and far between, firefighters turned to the right fork of Mill Creek. But the solution came at a cost: the creekbed dried up, killing hundreds…

Sunday, June 27, 2021
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Amanda McIntosh has worked at the Southeast Utah Health Department since 2018, where she has worked to raise awareness of mental health care and the high suicide risk in the area. She also administers QPR training — the mental health equivalent to CPR, meaning “question, persuade and refer.”…

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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With tourists flocking to Moab and surrounding areas for summer vacation, search and rescue groups and recovery teams have, unfortunately, been busy. The Grand County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue oversees the public safety of those who recreate in Grand County, including 2.5 million annual visitors.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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