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Mulitple dinosaur footprints found vandalized at Bull Canyon Tracksite
A dinosaur tracksite at Fisher Mesa northeast of Moab has been vandalized three times since early June, and U.S. Forest Service officials are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsib...
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Local groups celebrate completion of eight new affordable homes
Open houses on June 26 celebrated the completion of several new homes for very low- and low-income Moab residents. Six newly completed townhomes were built through the “sweat equity” program of the...
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Stakeholders seek solution to Arches traffic congestion
A broad spectrum of community stakeholders met June 30 to discuss solutions to traffic congestion problems in Arches National Park. The group included representatives from Moab City and Grand Count...
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Kanab man found dead near Canyonlands
A Kanab man who was reported missing on June 21 was found dead six days later near Canyonlands National Park. Kenneth Johnson, 69, had last been seen in Monticello on June 21 and was believed to be...
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Park Service announces fire restrictions in southeast Utah parks and monuments
Forest Service reminds visitors that fireworks are banned
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<b><i>Muddy mess...<br></b></i>
Utah Department of Transportation crews, with help from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol, work to remove mud, rocks and other debris from a section of state Route 128 near Takeout Beach (mile marker 10.5) on Thursday, June 11. Heavy rains washed boulders and mud onto the roadway just before noon, blocking both lanes of travel and forcing the closure of SR 128 from U.S. 191 north of Moab all the way to Interstate 70, said Kevin Kitchen, UDOT Region 4 communications manager. The road was closed for just over an hour as crews used loaders, a backhoe and a grader to clear the roadway, according to Kitchen. UDOT crews later spent the afternoon cleaning up flood debris from state Route 279. Kitchen said workers from Intrepid Potash came to assist UDOT workers with the cleanup and UDOT’s supervisors were “very grateful for what they did to help.” No damage was reported to either road, but Kitchen said it will take about a week for UDOT to repair the roadway drainage system on SR 128. Photo by Brian Evans, Utah Highway Patrol
Muddy mess...
Utah Department of Transportation crews, with help from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol, work to remove mud, rocks and other debris from a section of state Route 128 near Takeout Beach (mile marker 10.5) on Thursday, June 11. Heavy rains washed boulders and mud onto the roadway just before noon, blocking both lanes of travel and forcing the closure of SR 128 from U.S. 191 north of Moab all the way to Interstate 70, said Kevin Kitchen, UDOT Region 4 communications manager. The road was closed for just over an hour as crews used loaders, a backhoe and a grader to clear the roadway, according to Kitchen. UDOT crews later spent the afternoon cleaning up flood debris from state Route 279. Kitchen said workers from Intrepid Potash came to assist UDOT workers with the cleanup and UDOT’s supervisors were “very grateful for what they did to help.” No damage was reported to either road, but Kitchen said it will take about a week for UDOT to repair the roadway drainage system on SR 128. Photo by Brian Evans, Utah Highway Patrol
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