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Moab city bans fireworks during Pioneer Day holiday
The Moab City Council has enacted a temporary ban on certain fireworks in advance of the Pioneer Day holiday on July 24. Council members said the ban is needed due to extreme dry conditions and enh...
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Work on La Sal Loop Road to continue through October
Closures on the La Sal Mountain Loop Road will extend into October as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) works to rehabilitate portions of the well-used roadway. The project, FHWA representa...
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Plans for airport runway expansion go forward as SkyWest, Boutique Air bid for 2018 EAS contract
SkyWest Airlines and Boutique Air have both submitted bids for the 2018 Essential Air Service (EAS) contract at Canyonlands Field. The contract would begin next spring. According to Canyonlands Fie...
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Committee members urge DOE to step up funding for Moab UMTRA project
Members of the Moab Tailings Project Steering Committee met with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) leaders in Washington D.C. last month to make the case for increasing funding support to the Moab Ur...
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Reward offered for information about July 14 fire in Mill Creek Canyon
Bureau of Land Management rangers and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a case of suspected arson in Mill Creek Canyon. The blaze, which burned a small area of grass and brush nea...
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Local fire crews responded to a brush fire that burned approximately 1.3 acres near the 2400 block of Spanish Valley Drive on Sunday evening, July 9. Several property owners who live nearby were outside with garden hoses trying to keep the flames from reaching their homes. Lt. Erik Edge of the Moab Valley Fire Department said firefighters responded quickly to the blaze and extinguished it before it damaged any structures. “We had it under control within 10 minutes of arrival, and we had units arriving on scene within two minutes of the call,” Edge said, adding that the response included 13 firefighters, five fire engines and two command vehicles. The fire appears to be human-caused, but the incident is still under investigation, fire department officials said.       Photo John Covey
Local fire crews responded to a brush fire that burned approximately 1.3 acres near the 2400 block of Spanish Valley Drive on Sunday evening, July 9. Several property owners who live nearby were outside with garden hoses trying to keep the flames from reaching their homes. Lt. Erik Edge of the Moab Valley Fire Department said firefighters responded quickly to the blaze and extinguished it before it damaged any structures. “We had it under control within 10 minutes of arrival, and we had units arriving on scene within two minutes of the call,” Edge said, adding that the response included 13 firefighters, five fire engines and two command vehicles. The fire appears to be human-caused, but the incident is still under investigation, fire department officials said. Photo John Covey
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