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Five men charged for organizing Recapture ATV ride
Federal prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges last week against a San Juan County commissioner and four other men who allegedly spearheaded a May 10 all-terrain vehicle protest near Blanding. Actin...
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Local girl killed in I-70 crash
A 15-year-old Moab girl has died from injuries she sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 on Thursday, Sept. 18. The driver of the vehicle, also from Moab, was seriously injured in th...
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Driver in crash that killed four pleads guilty to negligent homicide
A California man who was involved in a May traffic accident that claimed the lives of four undocumented immigrants pleaded guilty on Sept. 23 to misdemeanor negligent homicide. Elvis J. Quintanilla...
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Family asks community for help locating missing Breckenridge man
The family of a Breckenridge, Colorado, man who has been missing since last week, believes he may have headed to the Moab area and are asking for the public’s help in finding him. Jack McAtee, 27, ...
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Moab Free Health Clinic offers first Spanish only drop-in clinic on Sept. 26
Clinic hopes to expand services to Spanish-speaking residents
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<i><b>Canyonlands turns 50...</b><br></i>
Jessica Graymountain of the Utah State University-Blanding Cultural Performers, dances the traditional Navajo Fancy Shawl dance at the beginning of 50th anniversary celebration for Canyonlands National Park on Friday, Sept. 12. More than 300 people attended the event, which was held in the Needles District of Canyonlands. Speakers included noted historian and author Douglas Brinkley, who, describing Canyonlands as “a place of the mind,” praised the efforts of park employees present and past for serving as stewards of the land. Author Jen Jackson Quintano, read an excerpt from her book “Blow Sand in His Soul” and spoke about her experience in writing about Bates Wilson. The book follows Wilson’s efforts in the early 1960s to convince Congress and other federal and state officials that the park should be created. Wilson’s tireless work ultimately earned him the title “Father of Canyonlands,” and he also was named the park’s first superintendent. Wilson’s son, Alan “Tug” Wilson also spoke at the event, sharing stories about his father and memories of times they shared in backcountry areas of Canyonlands before and after the park was established. President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamation establishing Canyonlands National Park on Sept. 12, 1964. Last week’s celebration and a host of other other events held throughout the week were organized by the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands. Photo by Lee Gelatt
Canyonlands turns 50...
Jessica Graymountain of the Utah State University-Blanding Cultural Performers, dances the traditional Navajo Fancy Shawl dance at the beginning of 50th anniversary celebration for Canyonlands National Park on Friday, Sept. 12. More than 300 people attended the event, which was held in the Needles District of Canyonlands. Speakers included noted historian and author Douglas Brinkley, who, describing Canyonlands as “a place of the mind,” praised the efforts of park employees present and past for serving as stewards of the land. Author Jen Jackson Quintano, read an excerpt from her book “Blow Sand in His Soul” and spoke about her experience in writing about Bates Wilson. The book follows Wilson’s efforts in the early 1960s to convince Congress and other federal and state officials that the park should be created. Wilson’s tireless work ultimately earned him the title “Father of Canyonlands,” and he also was named the park’s first superintendent. Wilson’s son, Alan “Tug” Wilson also spoke at the event, sharing stories about his father and memories of times they shared in backcountry areas of Canyonlands before and after the park was established. President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamation establishing Canyonlands National Park on Sept. 12, 1964. Last week’s celebration and a host of other other events held throughout the week were organized by the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands. Photo by Lee Gelatt
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  • City council rejects proposed change to SAR zone
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    09.18.14 - 10:08 am
  • County removes Sego Canyon road from consideration
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    09.18.14 - 10:15 am
  • Judge revokes convicted sex offender’s probation
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    09.18.14 - 10:22 am
  • Jackson recall effort fails to meet deadline
    by Lisa J. Church
    Staff Writer
    09.11.14 - 09:38 am
  • Man sentenced to prison in child pornography case
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    09.11.14 - 09:35 am
  • Community chips in to help stranded family in need
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    09.11.14 - 09:40 am
  • Moab Music Festival wraps up 2014 concert season
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    09.04.14 - 09:49 am

  • national news

    Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Chinese Communist Party has long wanted a governing arrangement like Hong Kong's, for Taiwan.


    2014-10-01 05:56:02 -0600

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    2014-10-01 03:20:07 -0600

    Pigeons fly over Tiananmen Gate after they were released in a flag raising ceremony on National Day, the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.


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