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Despite the partial government shutdown, three out of Utah’s five national parks will stay open through the holidays thanks to funding from the State of Utah. The state’s most popular parks, Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon, will remain open with basic visitor services during the federal shutdown....
A civil lawsuit that ex-City Manager Rebecca Davidson filed against the City of Moab and former Mayor David Sakrison was effectively dismissed Wednesday, Dec. 26, after Seventh District Judge Don Torgerson issued a ruling. Davidson filed the lawsuit, one of two, after she was terminated in 2017....
    Barry Ellison has joined the city’s planning and zoning team as the new building inspector.     Effective immediately, all applications, plans, and other construction documents required for new building permits within city limits should be submitted to the city’s Planning and Zoning Department...
    A Highway 191 widening plan 25 years in the making could come to fruition in 2019.     Representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation met with residents at Moab City Hall on Dec. 20 for an open house and to accept formal public comments on the project, which proposes to widen the...
     Near the end of each year in newsrooms across the world, reporters and photographers and their editors and publishers have debates over the most important stories of the past 12 months and the most gripping photographs.       Some of those newsrooms go so far as to rank them for public...
    The late Washington Post publisher and editor Phil Graham is most often credited with saying journalists write the first rough draft of history. He was right, of course, and it is a first rough draft that never ends because the history never ends.     The evidence of this simple truth is in our...
    Three people were injured in a single-car rollover on Highway 191 at milepost 115 at about 5:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.     According to Grand County EMS and the Utah Highway Patrol, one of the three was critically injured and was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.     The other two...
        In 2018, immigration arrests via Salt Lake City’s Enforcement and Removal Operations went up by 24 percent and deportation numbers doubled, as reported by the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department. This echoed reports throughout the nation confirming that President Donald...
    Everyone who works for Grand County and those elected to represent its citizens will receive a substantial bump in their salaries. At the regular meeting on Dec. 18, the Grand County Council approved three separate resolutions that gave pay raises to county employees, elected officials and...
By Nathaniel Smith The Times-Independent     Grand County’s efforts to incentivize more affordable housing developments have stalled for the foreseeable future after the High-Density Housing Overlay failed to gain traction. At the regular Grand County Council meeting on Dec. 18, the proposed...

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