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‘Starry, Starry Night’ theme announced for 2014 Moab Electric Light Parade
The Moab Electric Light Parade will take place Dec. 6, and last week the Moab Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2014 theme will be “Starry, Starry Night.” The theme was selected by last y...
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Grand County Credit Union looking to open Green River location soon
Ever since Key Bank closed its branch in Green River in June, residents of that community have been left without a financial institution. But the Grand County Credit Union (GCCU) will soon be allev...
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Local doctor donates vasectomy fees to non-profit groups
A local physician has contributed approximately $15,000 to local charities by collecting donations from the recipients of no-scalpel vasectomies performed at his Moab clinic. Through his program, D...
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New guide service aims to fill gap in backcountry offerings
A new backcountry guide service that specializes in custom journeys for small groups and families has opened in Moab. Deep Desert Expeditions, founded by Moab resident Mike Coronella, aims to fill ...
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  • Second Lives: Sara Melnicoff
    by Charli Engelhorn
    staff writer
    07.12.12 - 10:29 am

  • <b><i>Realtors give back... <br></b></i>
The Grand San Juan Association of Realtors (GSJAOR) recently presented the group’s fourth grant to Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit organization. The $1,500 grant is made possible through the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF). The fund is specific to assisting nonprofit groups that help with affordable homeownership and repairs to primary residences throughout Utah. Community Rebuilds works to create affordable housing for Moab’s workforce, typically through replacing dilapidated homes such as pre-1976 trailers, with energy efficient straw bale homes. Community Rebuilds has just completed their eighth home and is supported by a student labor crew, which lowers the cost of construction and provides educational opportunities in sustainable building. Pictured: GSJAOR Trustee for UARHOF, Rachel Moody, presents a $1,500 check to Community Rebuilds Director Emily Niehaus, who is joined (from left) by the recipient of the nonprofit’s eighth home, Steven Langello, the Community Rebuilds contractor, Eric Plourde, natural builder Doug Nichols and construction supervisor Daniel McCann. Courtesy photo
    Realtors give back...
    The Grand San Juan Association of Realtors (GSJAOR) recently presented the group’s fourth grant to Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit organization. The $1,500 grant is made possible through the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF). The fund is specific to assisting nonprofit groups that help with affordable homeownership and repairs to primary residences throughout Utah. Community Rebuilds works to create affordable housing for Moab’s workforce, typically through replacing dilapidated homes such as pre-1976 trailers, with energy efficient straw bale homes. Community Rebuilds has just completed their eighth home and is supported by a student labor crew, which lowers the cost of construction and provides educational opportunities in sustainable building. Pictured: GSJAOR Trustee for UARHOF, Rachel Moody, presents a $1,500 check to Community Rebuilds Director Emily Niehaus, who is joined (from left) by the recipient of the nonprofit’s eighth home, Steven Langello, the Community Rebuilds contractor, Eric Plourde, natural builder Doug Nichols and construction supervisor Daniel McCann. Courtesy photo
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    Pedestrian is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in central SydneyBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - A holiday lull settled over Asian markets on Tuesday after Wall Street closed at historic highs while oil prices suffered a stinging setback after Saudi Arabia quashed all thought of curbing supply. A revival in risk appetite undermined the safe haven yen and kept the U.S. dollar elevated across the board, while sovereign bonds were content to sit on recent gains. Equity investors chose to focus on the benefits that falling fuel prices would have for consumer spending power. ...


    2014-12-22 18:39:52 -0700

    File photo of French and European flags during an inaugural visit of the Alstom offshore wind turbine plants in Montoir-de-BretagneWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The French firm Alstom SA has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the U.S. Justice Department alleging the company bribed government officials to win business around the world.


    2014-12-22 16:45:30 -0700

    File photo of a worker filling a car with diesel at a fuel station in the western Indian city of AhmedabadBy Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices edged up in expectation of firm U.S. economic data later on Tuesday, with trading thin due to a public holiday in Japan and as traders begin closing their 2014 positions ahead of Christmas and the New Year. Front-month U.S. WTI crude futures rose over a dollar to a session high of $56.85 a barrel before dipping back to $56.11 at 0340 GMT (10.40 p.m. EST). Brent crude was up 46 cents at $60.57 a barrel. Analysts said expectations of firm U.S. economic data later in the day had pushed prices higher. ...


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