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School district says lack of affordable housing keeps many teachers from moving to Moab
When Helen M. Knight Elementary School Assistant Principal Lee Petty accepted the job in Moab, he didn’t expect to have such a hard time finding a place to live. “I wasn’t sure we were going to get...
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Planning commision tables request for sensitive-area resort amendment
The Moab City Planning Commission wants more information before it makes any recommendations on a proposal to loosen size restrictions inside the city’s sensitive-area resort zone. By a 3-0 vote on...
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Scientists make big discoveries at dinosaur track site
Amateur paleontologists knew that they were working on something special when they first began to volunteer at a recently publicized dinosaur track site near Moab. But they had no idea just how uni...
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County to hold public forum on 7-county coalition plan
The Grand County council will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West, to share information and answer questions regarding a proposed “I...
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HBO TV show seeks extras; Discover Channel announces casting call
HBO and the Discover Channel have both recently announced casting calls in the Moab area. A number of Moab residents have already responded to a casting call for extras needed for an upcoming shoot...
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<b>Cleaning up...</b><br>
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Greg Halliday (left) and Mark Roth of the Castle Valley Roads Department examine the damage caused by flash flooding the previous night. Mud, rocks and debris covered Taylor Lane and several other roads after torrential rains flooded the valley on Aug. 19. “The storm heavily impacted all crossings from Pope [Lane] through Buchanan. Shafer Lane was heavily impacted as well as the two Upper Eighty Crossings,” Castle Valley resident Laura Cameron said on Wednesday, Aug. 20. “Our Roads Department will be busy for some time fixing the damage done to the roads and are prioritizing which roads need to be dealt with first.” The heaviest rains hit the upper end of Castle Valley and blocked the crossings on the Upper Eighty where the road was breeched by Placer Creek, according to Cameron. “Rain was coming in torrential sheets for a while and the culvert on Taylor Lane was completely filled with rocks making the road impassible for residents living on the upper part of Taylor Lane,” she said. Photo by Laura Cameron
Cleaning up...
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Greg Halliday (left) and Mark Roth of the Castle Valley Roads Department examine the damage caused by flash flooding the previous night. Mud, rocks and debris covered Taylor Lane and several other roads after torrential rains flooded the valley on Aug. 19. “The storm heavily impacted all crossings from Pope [Lane] through Buchanan. Shafer Lane was heavily impacted as well as the two Upper Eighty Crossings,” Castle Valley resident Laura Cameron said on Wednesday, Aug. 20. “Our Roads Department will be busy for some time fixing the damage done to the roads and are prioritizing which roads need to be dealt with first.” The heaviest rains hit the upper end of Castle Valley and blocked the crossings on the Upper Eighty where the road was breeched by Placer Creek, according to Cameron. “Rain was coming in torrential sheets for a while and the culvert on Taylor Lane was completely filled with rocks making the road impassible for residents living on the upper part of Taylor Lane,” she said. Photo by Laura Cameron
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  • Sale of city culinary water to commercial haulers slows
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    08.21.14 - 09:00 am
  • Red Leaf Resources begins work on oil shale project
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.21.14 - 09:45 am
  • Phillip Mosher named new Moab Valley fire chief
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    08.14.14 - 09:25 am
  • Court continues hearing in human smuggling case
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.14.14 - 09:32 am
  • Grand County to join Utah’s special needs registry
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.07.14 - 09:55 am

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