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       Moab Regional Hospital hosted its second annual Youth Sex Education program for middle and high school students on Friday, Nov. 2 in collaboration with Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. The program was funded by a WabiSabi “Make a Difference” grant, requested by MRH with the support of...
    Fire and water are the two concerns most on the minds of residents offering input to the U.S. Forest Service as it updates its official plan for the Manti-La Sal National Forest.     Protecting the watershed in terms of quality and quantity and addressing the potential for devastating...
    A Grand County man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years probation in district court on Tuesday, Nov. 6, several weeks after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse of a child.     Anthony Clay Ekman, 32, allegedly fondled a 14-year-old girl and committed other...
    Concerns over public safely and other issues compelled Grand County Sheriff’s deputies to shoot and kill a water buffalo that escaped its owner and was wandering loose on Spanish Valley Drive near its intersection with Beeman Road on Nov. 3. A horse also died after the buffalo damaged...
    Impassioned residents and local lawmakers filled nearly every seat in the room at Moab’s Oct. 30 town hall meeting. A broad range of topics included water use, school funding, recycling and the plastic bag ban. But the primary concerns regarded the proposed high-density housing overlay zone...
    Construction will commence Friday, Nov. 2 at the Scott. M. Matheson Wetland Preserve near Moab to build a native fish nursery to help build populations of the threatened Razorback suckers.     After facing extinction for more than 30 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will recommend...
    Registered voters received their ballots in the mail a couple of weeks ago and now have until Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their votes. Ballots that are mailed must be postmarked no later than Monday, Nov. 5. Ballots can be hand-delivered to the Grand County Clerk’s office at 125 E. Center Street...
    The manhunt continues for Omar Guerro, the man Moab Police believe shot and killed longtime resident Edgar Luna Najera, 30, inside a trailer crowded with people at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a Walnut Lane trailer park.     According to court documents, two witnesses – one who claimed to be an...

The dramatic growth of tourism in the Moab area was a hot topic at a joint meeting of the Grand County and City of Moab councils Tuesday.
                            Photo by Doug McMurdo

 

    The downside of a heavy tourism economy was laid bare during a joint meeting of the City of Moab and Grand County councils Tuesday, Oct. 30.     City Manager David Everitt in a PowerPoint presentation led an informal discussion on the positive and negative impacts of robust visitation to the...
    Last weekend the Mayberry Native Plant and Propagation Center in collaboration with Rim to Rim Restoration hosted a day of propagation appreciation that included volunteered planting of native seeds and a tour of the largest known outdoor biological soil crust operation in existence.     The...

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