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    A petition to bring the financing of a new middle school before voters narrowly failed, but the petition’s sponsors have problems with how that result was reached. The petition was 10 signatures short and now organizers claim the threshold changed and that a number of signatures were not...
    Mill Creek Animal Hospital recently diagnosed another eight dogs with a rare (Gulf State) parasite, after having diagnosed three dogs with the same parasitic worm last month, two of which resulted in death and one more suspected to have died from it some time back. The third dog was treated...
    An emotional scene played out in a packed Seventh District courtroom Tuesday, Dec. 18 when a Moab man who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to a decade in prison.     Charlie Hernandez, 32, earlier this year pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual...
By Zenaida Sengo The Times-Independent ​    Irrigation rates for Grand Water Sewer and Service Agency customers won’t increase after all. The agency met with special districts for a full board meeting earlier this month to discuss budgets, rates, drought recovery and representation on an overdue...
    As Christmas draws near, the people who own retail outlets and their employees in Moab talk about their struggles and successes trying to provide the needs of a rural community after the tourists have gone home – all the while having to compete with online retailers.     In turn, locals...
      The City of Moab hosted a presentation Dec. 12 aimed at planning Moab’s future around sustainable and more natural living, zero-energy buildings and zero-energy individual communities within the city.     The presenter, Kenner Kingston, president of Architectural Nexus, designed the first...
By Zenaida Sengo The Times-Independent     Grand County Community and Economic Development Director Zacharia Levine at the Moab Chamber of Commerce luncheon Dec. 18 presented ways the local economy stands to benefit from a new federal government program.     A large portion of Grand County...
    Jessica Lawley couldn’t stop smiling.     The Grand County resident and Rim Cyclery employee greeted people as they came to her brand new Lance Street straw bale home as part of an open house sponsored by Community Rebuilds, an organization founded by Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus.     “It’s been...
    Former outfitter and businessman Mark Thayn pleaded guilty to a number of felony counts related to guns and drugs Tuesday, Dec. 18 in front of Seventh District Court Judge Don Torgerson, who agreed to release Thayn from custody until his sentencing hearing Jan. 29.     Thayn pled guilty to...
    Moab’s new and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment plant celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 13 with nearly 100 people in attendance.     The city has been awaiting the completion of the new plant for two years, ever since tourism growth and...

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