Moab resident Felecia Amundsen found herself with a little extra time this summer. Because of coronavirus complications, one seasonal job ended earlier than planned, and her next employment started a month late.
Sunday, June 07, 2020
Moab is famous for its scenic, technical mountain biking trails, but local trail planners noticed a gap when it comes to access. While skilled mountain bikers are drawn to the challenge of Moab’s trail system, there are few options for beginners just dipping their toes into the sport.
Friday, May 22, 2020
The Whole Enchilada mountain biking route is one of Moab’s signature attractions. Officially designated by the Forest Service in 2009, the scenic and challenging trail covers about 30 miles, descending over 7,000 feet from Geyser Pass to the banks of the Colorado River.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
A seven-year-old Utah girl has died and her three-year-old sister remains missing a day after their family was caught in a flash flood on May 11 in Little Wild Horse Canyon, a popular slot canyon near Goblin Valley State Park.
Monday, May 11, 2020
A search and rescue operation is currently underway in the San Rafael Swell near Goblin Valley State Park, where over 20 hikers were caught in flash floods in Little Wild Horse Canyon, a popular slot canyon, during a thunderstorm.
Friday, March 27, 2020
UPDATE: Since this story was published, Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus and the Southeast Utah Health Department urged local National Parks to close.
Friday, March 20, 2020
When Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, the sports world came to a sudden halt. Events were canceled, tournaments were canceled, seasons were canceled.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, March 05, 2020
The Grand County Middle School boys basketball team, the Thunderbirds, hosted teams from around the region for a season-ending tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29. The Thunderbirds fielded two teams, one of which went undefeated in pool play, before both teams were eliminated i…
Friday, February 28, 2020
After a decorated group of seniors helped lead the Grand County High School boys soccer team to a Region 15 crown and a No. 5 final ranking in 3A in 2019, the Red Devils have moved to a new region with a new coach, and will look for players to step up and build on last season when they begin…
Saturday, February 15, 2020
During an interview on Buzzfeed in January, personal trainer Jillian Michaels said that Lizzo, a body-positive music artist who happens to be a fat woman, shouldn’t be celebrating her body. “Why are we celebrating her body?” Michaels, who starred on the TV reality show “The Biggest Loser,” s…
The Grand County High School boys and girls basketball teams learned when and where they would play their first-round state tournament games after their regular seasons concluded. The GCHS boys basketball team lost 99-79 at San Juan on Wednesday, Feb. 5, then fell one point short to heavily …
The Grand County High School swimming team concluded its season at the UHSAA Utah State 3A Swimming Championships at Brigham Young University in Provo on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, where the Red Devil boys finished fifth and the girls finished 11th.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
The Grand County High School boys and girls basketball teams each continued their Region 12 woes, going winless for the week and pushing their combined region records to 0-16, following lopsided losses to Carbon, Richfield, South Sevier and San Juan.
The Grand County High School wrestling team qualified five wrestlers for state via their performances at the 3A Divisionals at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team went 1-1 last week, beating Green River 90-83 in non-region road action on Wednesday, Jan. 22, before falling 90-70 at home to San Juan in a Region 12 home tilt on Friday, Jan. 24.
The Grand County High School (GCHS) swimming team competed in the Region 12 Championship meet on Thursday, Jan. 23, in Price, where the boys placed third with 315 points, while the girls placed fourth with 251 points.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Grand County High School swimming team competed in its final big meet of the regular season at the Cedar City January Invitational on Jan. 10 and 11, where the boys placed eighth and the girls 11th – both teams were second among the 3A classification schools in attendance.
The Utah office of the Bureau of Land Management is in the planning stages of a statewide oil and gas lease sale in June. According to the sale’s BLM e-planning website, there are seven parcels located in the Green River and Canyon Country Districts being considered for lease.
The toppling of a colossal block of sandstone effectively destroyed a popular rock climbing route earlier this month. The collapse of the first section of the ‘Jah Man’ route, located on a tower called Sister Superior above Castle Valley, went unreported until this week as the rock was shrou…
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Grand County High School’s Blane Thompson faces off against the San Juan Broncos’ Jeter Perkins. Thompson triumphed in the home match for the Red Devils on Jan. 7. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]
The GCHS swimming team competed in a five-team meet at South Summit on Jan. 3, where the Red Devils won the girls division and took second in the boys division. Meanwhile, the GCHS girls basketball team won its first game of the season on the same day while the wrestling team competed at the…
Thursday, January 02, 2020
The Grand County High School swimmers competed at the Tooele Invitational on Dec. 20 and 21, gaining more experience in a large meet against large schools as the season progresses. The GCHS boys finished seventh out of 11 teams, while the girls finished 10th. Of the 10 other schools, only Mi…
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team won two games and lost one at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in Cedar City Dec. 26-28, while the girls basketball team had two scheduled winter break games postponed.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Grand County High School (GCHS) swimming team had its final two home meets of the 2019-20 season over the weekend, competing with North Summit, South Summit and South Sevier on Friday, Dec. 13; and North Summit, South Summit and Carbon on Saturday, Dec. 14.
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team overmatched the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers in the Devils’ Den on Thursday, Dec. 12, winning the non-region game 86-78.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Local powerlifter Leah Stamp competing in the squat portion of the Utah Powerlifting 2019 Winter Classic held on Dec. 7 at the Ironground Gym in Murray, UT. Stamp placed first in the Woman’s 165 lb. open division competition. [Photo Courtesy of Ironground Gym]
The Grand County High School wrestling team welcomed 13 other teams to the campus for the Red Rocks Invitational round-robin tournament on Dec. 6 and 7, where the Red Devils came away in sixth place with 184 team points.
The Grand County High School swimming team took second in the boys division and third in the girls division at the Richfield Invitational, which took place on Dec. 6 and 7, setting 25 new personal records in the process. The boys scored 342 team points, behind host Richfield's 624, while the…
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team went 1-1 last week, beating Monticello 75-50 on Dec. 3 at home before falling to Summit Academy 67-59 in Draper on Dec. 6.
Saturday, December 07, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Grand County High School boys basketball team competed at Union, the girls basketball team competed at Monticello, and the swimming team competed with six other teams at Carbon.
The Grand County High School (GCHS) wrestling team begins its season hosting the Red Rocks Invitational in Moab this weekend with a larger turnout than the team has seen in the past several years.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Grand County High School Senior Kaine Allred gets his basketball portrait taken on Nov. 19 before practice by Karisa Larsen of Karisa Larsen Photography. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team shot just 28% from the field in its season-opening game against North Sanpete on Friday, Nov. 22, falling to the Hawks 62-59 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, home of the Utah Jazz. GCHS outperformed the Hawks in almost eve…
Thursday, November 21, 2019
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys and girls basketball teams are set to begin their 2019-20 seasons this week as the Red Devil boys play versus North Sanpete at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Friday, Nov. 22, while the girls open play at Monticello on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Grand County High School swimming team had its second meet of the season on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9. Competing at the Cedar City Invitational along with schools from 2A through 6A classifications, the Red Devils collected 14 personal best times.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
River Martucci of Moab made some eye-catching moves at the 14th Annual Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival, a nonprofit fundraiser to benefit the Moab Bike Park. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]
The Grand County High School volleyball team lost to San Juan 3-0 in Blanding on Oct. 22 to end the regular season, falling to the Region 12 champion and state tourney No. 1 seed 25-21, 25-23, 25-20. The Lady Red Devils earned the No. 5 seed and a first-round bye in the UHSAA Utah State 3A V…
The Grand County High School football team gave up four passing touchdowns to the Manti Templars en route to a season-ending 35-7 loss. GCHS got the game's first points on a two-yard touchdown run from senior Bryant Troutt in the first quarter, but Manti scored 35 unanswered after that, putt…
Grand County High School junior Kylah Ricks won her second consecutive state 3A individual cross country championship, beating the entire field by more than 90 seconds. Senior Evan Ellison was less than three seconds from a title in the boys race, taking second place at the UHSAA Utah State …
Thursday, October 24, 2019
In the last mountain bike race of the season, the 16 riders of Moab Red Devils mountain bike team came second out of 20 teams in their Division Three category. Overall, 65 Utah high schools competed in Cedar City on the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, fielding 2,078 student riders – the league’s …
Grand County High School junior Pat Pakkarato practices with the school swim team on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center. Swimming season begins in late October or early November and concludes with the state championships in late February. [Photo by Murice D. Miller /…
Grand County High School’s football, volleyball and girls soccer teams were each shut out last week. The Red Devils football team lost 34-0 at Richfield in its regular season gridiron finale on Thursday, Oct. 17, while the volleyball team fell 3-0 to Carbon after a hard-fought battle. The gi…