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Grand County Clerk/Auditor race headed for recount
The Grand County Clerk/Auditor’s race is headed for a recount. With the final results showing incumbent clerk/auditor Diana Carroll defeating Zacharia Levine by only four votes, Levine on Monday, N...
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SkyWest announces it will end service to Moab next spring
SkyWest Airlines informed the manager at Canyonlands Field Airport on Monday that the airline will discontinue service to the airport effective April 30, 2015, ending its Essential Air Service cont...
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Park Service considering reservation system to visit Arches
There’s no doubt that Arches National Park is by far the most popular of the federally managed parks and national monuments in southeast Utah. This year alone, between January and October, visitati...
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Grand County Council to hold public workshop Nov. 21 on Bishop public lands initiative
The Grand County Council will hold a council workshop on Friday, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m. to review the status and progress of Grand County’s input into U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop’s public lands bill initiativ...
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WabiSabi’s free Thanksgiving dinner helps build community bonds
Group will not host community Christmas dinner in 2014
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<b><i>Rocks on the rails...</i></b><br>
Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Department of Energy personnel are evaluating damage to locomotives after a major rockslide above the rail bench across from the Uranium Mill Tailings Removal site on Tuesday, Nov. 18. No damage occurred to containers, even though a train was in the process of being loaded at the time of the avalanche, and officials are currently working to determine the extent of damage to the tracks and the effects that will have on tailings shipments. Rockfall is blocking more than 90 percent of the entrance to the rail portal at the south end of the bench, and even though the portal is not used by the UMTRA project, it is near the load-out area. Some rock has also fallen on the uphill haul road used by trucks that carry containers loaded with uranium mill tailings to the train. Between the damage to the tracks and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, train operations aren’t expected to resume until the beginning of December. Photo by Tony Chacon
Rocks on the rails...
Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Department of Energy personnel are evaluating damage to locomotives after a major rockslide above the rail bench across from the Uranium Mill Tailings Removal site on Tuesday, Nov. 18. No damage occurred to containers, even though a train was in the process of being loaded at the time of the avalanche, and officials are currently working to determine the extent of damage to the tracks and the effects that will have on tailings shipments. Rockfall is blocking more than 90 percent of the entrance to the rail portal at the south end of the bench, and even though the portal is not used by the UMTRA project, it is near the load-out area. Some rock has also fallen on the uphill haul road used by trucks that carry containers loaded with uranium mill tailings to the train. Between the damage to the tracks and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, train operations aren’t expected to resume until the beginning of December. Photo by Tony Chacon
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  • The affordability gap: Living and working in Moab
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    11.13.14 - 11:25 am
  • Residents urge city to reject proposed B&B
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    11.06.14 - 09:39 am
  • Canyonlands Care Center announces hiring of new administrator
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    11.06.14 - 09:31 am
  • Donations sought for monument to legacy of uranium mining
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    11.06.14 - 09:35 am

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