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Moab Gear Traders snapped this photo of a recent smokey sunset.

    Smoke and haze hang over the Moab Valley, obscuring traditionally blue skies. Images in distant vistas—even the La Sal Mountains—can be difficult to see. People may feel irritation in their eyes or have trouble breathing when outside. The culprit is clear: wildfires raging throughout the West...

Kyler Wood went missing for approximately 16 hours in the Gemini Bridges area the night of Friday, Aug. 3. The teen was found and brought to safety Saturday morning.  Courtesy photo

 

Searchers comb Gemini Bridges     A 15-year-old Boy Scout from northern Utah is lucky to be alive after getting lost and spending a hot afternoon and night in the Gemini Bridges area alone after going missing from the group he was with. He was reportedly without water for 16 hours.     Last Friday...

It appears there is more shoreline than water at Ken's Lake. It now contains less than 349 acre-feet of water under current severe drought conditions.
                                  Photo by Rose Egelhoff 

    On a good water year, Ken’s Lake might have 1,600 acre-feet in August, but this isn’t a good year.     As of Aug. 2, Ken’s Lake contained 349 acre-feet of water, according to Dana Van Horn, agency manager for Grand Water and Sewer Service Agency. At the 200 acre-foot mark, the outlet is exposed...

A representative from Armstrong Consulting details upcoming construction projects for the airport board.
                                                Photo by Nathaniel Smith

 

    The new runway and terminal have been completed at Canyonlands Field Airport, but there are still more improvements in the works. Meanwhile, enplanements are up more than 50 percent from the same period last year. At their regular meeting on Aug. 6, the Grand County Airport Board approved...
    Federal District Judge David Nuffer has ruled that Native American Willie Grayeyes legitimately lives in San Juan County, Utah, and that he may be on the ballot for San Juan County Commission District Two for the general election Nov. 6. The decision was rendered in Moab Tuesday afternoon, Aug...
    A federal judge in Boise ruled Monday that the U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments. U.S. District Judge David Nye said Aug. 6 that the records are protected...
    After a June nine-acre blaze consumed a handful of structures including eight homes, Grand County Office of Emergency Management sprang into action to help the affected families. Now, the office’s Cinema Court Fire operation is getting close to being finished, according to a report that...
    Several Moab hotels reported receiving fake $50 bills on Saturday, Aug. 5. The Sleep Inn was the first to report that a female suspect had exchanged a counterfeit bill for smaller bills, according to Moab City police reports. The woman had gone to at least four hotels and exchanged or attempted...
    A major water line burst near City Park Aug. 3. As a result, the city shut water off between 100 North and 400 North for part of the day Friday while city crews located and repaired the break, according to city reports. Water service was restored by 3:15 p.m.     The break happened after a...

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