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Naval veteran from Moab takes Honor Flight
A U.S. Navy veteran from Moab recently returned from a special trip to the nation’s capital to visit war memorials and other important historic sites. John Hagner, 88, was one of 48 participants in...
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County to allow Danish Flats, Harley Dome to accept briny wastewater
The Grand County Council approved a land use code amendment May 17 that will allow the local disposal facilities, Danish Flats and Harley Dome, to accept “formation water” — briny wastewater that i...
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Veteran radio broadcaster Phil Mueller dies at 72
Longtime news journalist and radio broadcaster Phil Mueller, 72, died at his home in Blanding on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, after a five-and-a-half year battle with colon cancer. Mueller passed away ...
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CIB helps fund repairs to Loop Road
The Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) has awarded the Grand County Transportation Special Service District $267,400 in grant money to help cover the cost of repairing and resurfacing...
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Realtors donate pedestrian crossing flags to city
Members of the Grand/San Juan Association of Realtors recently donated 300 pedestrian crossing flags to the city of Moab for use at crosswalks on Main Street. The group came up with the idea of ins...
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<b><i>Strengthening connections...<br></b></i>
Representatives from the Colorado River Indian Tribes, including Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe tour the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRA) site on May 24. The group was in Moab to learn about former uranium mill projects that have the potential to affect the Colorado River. After the UMTRA tour, Howard Dennis of the Ute tribe said many milling companies go bankrupt, leaving communities with the cleanup bill. “I hope that if mining is going to continue, [businesses] have learned enough now to not make the same repeated mistakes in the future in regards to land and water, which is our mother,” Dennis said. Amanda Barrera, tribal council member, said it is important to stay connected with the issues along the river. The group also met in San Juan County, discussing the continued health effects of the White Mesa Uranium Mill on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. “It’s the tribes’ responsibility — to the land, the water, the air, to our people — to continue that protection that’s instilled in us,” Barerra said. “I think that in uniting us all back together, it’s remembering that along the river, it all connects.” Photo by Bradley Angel
Strengthening connections...
Representatives from the Colorado River Indian Tribes, including Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe tour the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRA) site on May 24. The group was in Moab to learn about former uranium mill projects that have the potential to affect the Colorado River. After the UMTRA tour, Howard Dennis of the Ute tribe said many milling companies go bankrupt, leaving communities with the cleanup bill. “I hope that if mining is going to continue, [businesses] have learned enough now to not make the same repeated mistakes in the future in regards to land and water, which is our mother,” Dennis said. Amanda Barrera, tribal council member, said it is important to stay connected with the issues along the river. The group also met in San Juan County, discussing the continued health effects of the White Mesa Uranium Mill on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. “It’s the tribes’ responsibility — to the land, the water, the air, to our people — to continue that protection that’s instilled in us,” Barerra said. “I think that in uniting us all back together, it’s remembering that along the river, it all connects.” Photo by Bradley Angel
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  • Texas teenager killed in crash near entrance to Arches N.P.
    by Lisa J. Church
    The Times-Independent
    05.19.16 - 10:49 am
  • Centenarian crosses Colorado River trip off bucket list
    by Jeff Richards
    The Times-Independent
    05.19.16 - 11:01 am
  • Search for funding continues for proposed USU–Moab campus
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:23 am
  • Family, friends pay tribute during memorial for Miguel Valdes
    by Jeff Richards
    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:21 am
  • Colorado authorities find body while searching for Moab woman
    by Lisa J. Church
    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:24 am
  • County developing protocol for code enforcement
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:26 am

  • national news

    Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.


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    Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.


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