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County considers protecting local honey bees
For many years, local honey bees have been buzzing about in what Grand County Bee Inspector Jerry Shue calls a “unique zone” — a 50-mile radius in the Moab-Castle Valley area that is insulated from...
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Bishop, Stewart launch group to explore state takeover of public lands
Two Republican Utah congressmen, Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Chris Stewart, have launched a congressional group that plans to develop “a legislative framework” for transferring federal public lands to...
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Council asks county attorney to take trail issue to court
The Grand County council on May 19 voted unanimously to postpone further action on a controversial trail that would connect the Grand Vu Park subdivision to the city. The county requested that the ...
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City PC splits vote on revised rezone application from Super 8 motel owners
In a rare, split-decision, the Moab City Planning Commission voted to forward a rezone request to the Moab City Council without a recommendation. The Wang Organization’s request to rezone a 4.4-acr...
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Parents urged to take precautions to protect kids from online dangers
Cyber stalking, cyber bullying and cyber predators — all these online situations present real dangers to students across many grade levels. To help parents better understand some precautions they c...
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<b><i>It’s raining...<br></b></i>
Castle Valley received over 1.5 inches of rain during a three-day storm two weeks ago that left waterfalls along state Route 128. This week, rain again soaked the region. Photo by Ron Drake
It’s raining...
Castle Valley received over 1.5 inches of rain during a three-day storm two weeks ago that left waterfalls along state Route 128. This week, rain again soaked the region. Photo by Ron Drake
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  • Moab Giants making tracks as it nears completion
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    05.14.15 - 09:07 am
  • County proposes water load-out site on Potash Road
    by Molly Marcello
    Staff Writer
    05.14.15 - 09:17 am
  • Super 8 owner submits revised rezone request to Moab City PC
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    05.14.15 - 09:16 am
  • County to approach CIB for funds to upgrade jail, EMS
    by Molly Marcello
    Staff Writer
    05.14.15 - 09:21 am
  • Local musicians to be featured at Canyon Céili concert May 9
    by Elizabeth Becker
    Contributing Writer
    05.07.15 - 10:03 am
  • Airport without scheduled passenger service as SkyWest departs
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    05.07.15 - 09:22 am
  • Jury finds two San Juan County men guilty in Recapture Canyon protest ride
    by David Boyle
    Special to The Times-Independent
    05.07.15 - 10:00 am

  • national news

    Partners Adrian, left and Shane, arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Drogheda, Ireland, Friday, May 22, 2015. Ireland began voting Friday in a referendum on Gay marriage which will require an amendment to the Irish constitution. Opinion polls throughout the two-month campaign suggest the government-backed amendment should be approved by the required majority of voters when results are announced Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)The issue attracts sweeping support, advocates and opponents say.


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    FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)The Senate struggles unsuccessfully early Saturday to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs.


    2015-05-22 23:38:53 -0600

    This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Members of the Islamic State group have captured the ancient town raising fears that the extremists will destroy its archaeological sites that have stood for two millennia. Palmyra, home to one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO world heritage sites, was under full control of militants on Thursday after troops withdrew to nearby bases. (SANA via AP, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says government forces and Shiite militias have recaptured a town lost to Islamic State militants a day earlier.


    2015-05-23 05:51:31 -0600