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City, county consider future ways to jointly tackle economic issues
Grand County and Moab city are discussing the possibility of creating of a joint economic development position, but a better understanding of government’s role in building the local economy is need...
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Red Devil wrestlers defeat Emery in dual meet, compete at Gunnison
The Grand County High School wrestling team defeated Emery in a dual meet at Moab on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Red Devils won eight of 13 matches to outlast the Spartans, 45-27. The meet began with G...
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Grand County Council votes to apaprove cost of living wage adjustment for council members, other elected officials
Newly elected members of the Grand County Council joined their colleagues in voting to approve a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for elected officials during the first meeting of 2017. Council mem...
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WabiSabi to host its 12th annual free community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24
WabiSabi will host its 12th annual free and by-donation Thanksgiving Dinner for the Moab community on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West. The meal, which includes the traditi...
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Award recognizes Southeast Utah Group superintendent for leadership, dedication
  National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded its Stephen T. Mather Award to Kate Cannon, superintendent of the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service. Cannon received the awa...
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Lola Hoffman (second from right) receives prizes from several local businesses as the winner of the fifth-grade Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. Hoffman read her winning essay during the second annual “Coffee with the King” event Jan. 16. Grand County High School graduate Madison Johnson (left), who lobbied the school district in 2015 to honor King’s life and work by recognizing the holiday, created the event. Speaking about the essay contest, Johnson said she wanted to see more active civic engagement for younger people. “We strived for real community involvement this year, which led to our reaching out to local 5th graders to be given a chance to feel relevant in their community on MLK day.” Hoffman said she wanted to write an essay about King, noting that his “I have a dream” speech really affected her. “This world wouldn’t be exactly how it is right now unless we had him say a speech and stand up for everybody ... His history really strikes me to do an essay about it.” Johnson plans to host “Coffee with the King” every year as a way for the community to reflect and engage with King’s life and work. “I really wish to incur change by being an example for the way we relate to each other, not only in agreement for our likeness but to understand each other in our differences,” Johnson said. “Knowing that difference is OK and that’s what truly makes this life interesting.”                          Photo by Molly Marcello
Lola Hoffman (second from right) receives prizes from several local businesses as the winner of the fifth-grade Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. Hoffman read her winning essay during the second annual “Coffee with the King” event Jan. 16. Grand County High School graduate Madison Johnson (left), who lobbied the school district in 2015 to honor King’s life and work by recognizing the holiday, created the event. Speaking about the essay contest, Johnson said she wanted to see more active civic engagement for younger people. “We strived for real community involvement this year, which led to our reaching out to local 5th graders to be given a chance to feel relevant in their community on MLK day.” Hoffman said she wanted to write an essay about King, noting that his “I have a dream” speech really affected her. “This world wouldn’t be exactly how it is right now unless we had him say a speech and stand up for everybody ... His history really strikes me to do an essay about it.” Johnson plans to host “Coffee with the King” every year as a way for the community to reflect and engage with King’s life and work. “I really wish to incur change by being an example for the way we relate to each other, not only in agreement for our likeness but to understand each other in our differences,” Johnson said. “Knowing that difference is OK and that’s what truly makes this life interesting.” Photo by Molly Marcello
slideshow

  • Neighbors object to Mill Creek housing development
    by Laura Haley
    The Times-Independent
    01.12.17 - 09:43 am
  • County council approves hiring of part-time code enforcement officer
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    01.12.17 - 09:57 am
  • Whooping cough cases are on the rise
    by Cases of pertussis reported in Grand County
    10.20.16 - 08:35 am

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