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    The Moab City Council drew criticism from property owners throughout the city for its decision last month to pass Ordinance 2018-01. The ordinance made numerous changes to the city’s municipal code, but one change in particular drew the ire of residents: the removal of overnight lodging...
​    More than 70,000 people died of a drug overdose in America in 2017, making it the deadliest year on record, topping the roughly 63,600 that died the year before, which was also a record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ​    Opioids were the type of drug involved...
    A public hearing regarding the re-evaluation of proposed improvements and widening of Main Street between 400 North and the Colorado River Bridge will get underway at 5 p.m. Dec. 20 in council chambers at Moab City Hall.     The Utah Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the City of...
    The Grand County Council has paid acute attention to how every resident might be impacted as members work their way through the proposed High-Density Housing Zoning Overlay ordinance.     Members during a workshop held prior to their Dec. 4 meeting contemplated a number of those impacts,...
    The vision for bringing passenger rail service to Moab is gradually taking shape. On Monday, Dec. 10, the ad-hoc Moab Transit Authority Study Committee hosted Mike Christensen; the executive director of the Utah Rail Passengers Association, for a discussion about how Moab fits into plans to...
    The Kokopelli 100/140, a mountain bike ultramarathon that for the last two years began in Fruita, Colorado and finished at the Sand Flats Recreation Area just outside of Moab, has been deemed to pose a “significant danger to the safety of the public.”        The Grand County Special Event...
    The Grand County Council on Dec. 4 voted 7-0 to fund a deputy county attorney position to oversee criminal prosecution once Grand County Attorney-elect Christina Sloan takes office in January.     Sloan, who won election Nov. 6, said she would handle much of the civil law work for the county...
    The Moab City Council solicited public feedback on its proposed Planned Affordable Development Ordinance at a well-attended town hall on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Nearly 70 people packed into the council chambers where more than 15 citizens addressed the council with their comments, questions and...
    While the sun has mostly melted the snow on the valley floor, the same cannot be said in the La Sal Mountains, where more than 30 inches of new snow fell between Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2, which saw more than 19 inches of new snow in a 24-hour period, according to the Utah Avalanche...
     Every vote matters, or when it comes to petitions, every signature. ​    The Grand County Board of Education was reminded of that fact when the petition challenging its method of funding the construction of a new middle school missed the threshold by a mere 10 signatures. ​    On Monday, Dec...

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