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Mortgage company celebrates opening of Moab branch
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI), hosted an open house Dec. 18 at their new Moab branch located at 23 South 100 West. Rarni Schultz, PRMI Moab branch manager, and Melissa O’Donnal joined o...
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Hospital offers discount to help uninsured women receive mammograms
Moab Regional’s Oct. 11 golf tournament will also raise money for digital mammography program
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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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    Man looks up as he is reflected on an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing stoked concerns about the regional giant and overshadowed better news from Japan. Investors reacted by selling the Australian dollar , often a used as a liquid proxy for bets on China, while shares in Shanghai dropped 0.5 percent . MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 0.6 percent, with indices in South Korea and Taiwan in the red. The Markit/JMMA flash Japan PMI jumped to a seasonally adjusted 52.4, up from 50.5 in July and the highest reading since March just before a hike in taxes sent demand cratering.


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    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in WashingtonFederal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating. At the same time, most Fed officials wanted further evidence before changing their view on when rates should rise, according to the minutes from the central bank's July 29-30 meeting. "Labor market conditions had moved noticeably closer to those viewed as normal in the longer run," the minutes said, adding that policymakers "generally agreed" the job market was healing faster than they had expected. The Fed had said in its policy statement following the July meeting that there was "significant" labor market slack, but the minutes showed many members of its policy-setting panel thought this characterization "might have to change before long." "The committee as a whole has started to shift its stance," said Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics in London.


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    A Bank of America sign is pictured in Encinitas, CaliforniaBank of America Corp is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, in a deal that could be announced as early as Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said. An agreement in principle was reached earlier this month after a phone call between the bank's chief executive, Brian Moynihan, and Attorney General Eric Holder. Representatives of the Justice Department and Bank of America declined comment.


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