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    In a revelation that will likely shock the senses of most Grand County residents, sex trafficking is occurring in Moab, according to the people in a position to know.     Moab’s Marriott Springhill Hotel on Nov. 29 hosted an educational event on sex trafficking in the nation – and in the local...
    Legislative intent is at the heart of a court matter pitting members of the Grand County Republican Party against Grand County and its governing body over Utah’s Changing Forms of Government Act.     Seventh Judicial District Judge Don Torgerson took the issue under advisement at the...
    A recent legislative action by the Moab City Council has drawn criticism from residents, most prominently attorney Christina Sloan. The council passed ordinance 2018-01, titled “Resolution Repealing Conditional Uses from the Moab Municipal Code,” during its regular meeting on Nov. 13. The...
    How medical marijuana will be distributed, how many dispensaries can be in operation and a limit on edibles were among the issues agreed upon Monday when members of the Utah House of Representatives and Senate approved a bill that would replace the voter-sanctioned Proposition 2 in the Nov. 6...
    A salary increase could be on the way for Grand County elected officials, including members of the Grand County Council, who currently are the lowest paid legislators in the state.     The council held a pair of public hearings at Tuesday’s meeting. The first regarded pay increases for the...
The late Don Murray, who retired as a lieutenant colonel, poses at the Grand County World War II Memorial on the Grand County Courthouse grounds, to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Murray was assigned to Wheeler Field in the field artillery unit adjacent to Pearl Harbor. He...
    Members of the Youtube group “Global Witness,” attempted to gain entrance into the Monument Valley Tribal Park on Nov. 29 without prior permission or permitting and were denied access. Park officials closed the park to the general public and the estimated 50 members of the Youtube group were...
    A fully loaded semi-truck drifted into a ditch just south of milepost 123 on Highway 191 around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, seriously injuring the driver. The Utah Highway Patrol reports the truck hit a tree, which ripped off the driver’s door and split the aluminum skin of the trailer, spewing contents...
    As the home of iconic red cliffs and open blue skies, it is no wonder nearly 100 movies have been filmed in the Moab area in past decades. But that’s not all Moab has to offer, said Bega Metzner, director of the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.     “We have this incredible range of...
    Utah is home to the most dinosaur fossils on the planet – and Grand is home to more fossils than any other county in the state.     So said Dr. Jim Kirkland during a teleconference Monday, Nov. 26, regarding Utah Sovereign Lands’ proposal for the future management of the Dalton Wells dinosaur...

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