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Workers move rocks on the Scarface Trail near Indian Creek. A colobarative effort is restoring some areas that have been heavily used. Photo by Zenaida Sengo

    Several climbing organizations and local trail crews have recently joined efforts with the Bureau of Land Management to rebuild two steep approach trails to popular climbing walls, one in Indian Creek National Monument and the other on Highway 128 across from Take-Out Beach near the river road...
    The year is 1968. Chuck Pratt and Doug Robinson stand on top of North Six Shooter Peak near Indian Creek in southeastern Utah, completing the tower’s second historic ascent. Pratt looks out into the desert and says: “This is the future home of crack climbing.”     Pratt’s intuition was correct...
    Equestrian campers in the Moab area have a new place to spend the night with their horses. A partnership between the Canyonlands Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen, the Bureau of Land Management and Grand County Trail Mix has resulted in a new set of corrals at the Courthouse Rock campground...
    The John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River will induct a class of three influential river runners into the River Runners Hall of Fame during a benefit banquet to be held Sept. 29. Gaylord Staveley, George Wendt and Kenny Ross will be inducted.     “The history of river culture...

Despite low water levels, experts say the potential for drownings remains high.                   Photo by Sena Hauer

    With the Colorado River at extremely low levels, the temptation to enjoy the water without a life jacket is great. But the Utah Department of Health estimates that 26 Utahns die from unintentional drowning each year, with infants to four-year olds having the highest rates of drowning deaths...
    On Aug. 1 the U.S. Forest Service extended the public comment on a supplemental notice of intent in the Federal Register to prepare an environmental impact statement which would amend the Forest Service land management plans regarding greater sage-grouse. The comment period is extended by 14...
On Tuesday, Aug. 7 Grand County Emergency Medical Services and Grand County Search and Rescue responded to a serious mountain bike accident on the Ramblin’ Trail in the Navajo Rocks trail system, according to an EMS report. The patient suffered serious injuries but was in stable condition. Rescuers...

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