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Tuesday, December 07, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a press release on Nov. 17 with the sobering news that the United States reached a record number of deaths from drug overdose in a 12-month period for the period ending in April 2021. There were an estimated 100,306 deaths, a 28.5% increa…

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The Salt Lake Express recently expanded its services to stop in Vernal, Heber City, Price, Blanding and Moab. The Blanding route, which Moab is on, stops in Monticello, Moab, Green River, Price, Spanish Fork, Orem, and Salt Lake City, with stops at the airport and downtown.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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The Youth Garden Project announced that Emily Roberson will replace outgoing executive director Kaitlin Thomas. Roberson has worked at the Moab food and farming educational nonprofit as outreach & development coordinator for two years after working a season as a garden intern. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Grand County Commission approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding plans for future management of Mill Creek Canyon, after tabling the issue at its last two meetings. The commission also considered a proposal for a cell phone tower near Highway 313, approved a slight ch…

Thursday, November 11, 2021
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The Moab City election has been an exciting race, with six candidates running for mayor and five candidates running for the two open seats on the city council. Last week, results for the city council seats were too close to be sure—Luke Wojciechowski and Josie Kovash were within one vote of …

Last week, the Federal Drug Administration gave the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization for use in children ages 5-11. The approval also started a count-down in the Grand County School District—after Dec. 18, the first day of holiday break, the Southeast Utah Health Depa…

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This week the Utah State Legislature passed new districts for congressional, state house and senate, and state school board districts in Utah. Two smaller bodies, the Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee and the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission, have been collecting public input…

Thursday, November 04, 2021
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Mill Creek Canyon is a riparian natural area close to Moab, popular with hikers and for wading or soaking in the creek. In recent years, the area has seen significant increases in visitation, causing damage to natural resources and parking congestion at the trailhead and in adjacent neighbor…

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
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The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 22, but if you missed it, don’t worry: you can still vote in person during early voting—Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of Moab Recorder’s Office (217 E. Center St.)—or on Election Day, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m. …

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
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Moab’s lack of affordable housing is becoming a defining feature of the city: local Facebook pages are packed with people searching for rooms or houses to rent, the Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah’s “What’s For Rent Wednesday” typically only has five available rentals, and every singl…

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Jace Jarman, 33, passed away on Oct. 10 at his home in Moab. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary. A viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will follow the services…

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On Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, James D. Charles (Big Jim), passed away at the age of 66, due to complications of surgery at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.

Sunday, October 10, 2021
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On Oct. 8, President Joe Biden signed three proclamations restoring the former boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, and restoring protections to Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments, which had been reduced by the previous administration.

Saturday, October 09, 2021
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Three Moab governance positions are up for election in 2021: the position of mayor and two positions on the Moab City Council. Current mayor Emily Niehaus and council members Karen Guzman-Newton and Mike Duncan are not running for re-election.