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USU unveils phase 1 design for local campus
USU-Moab presented its final design for phase one of its new campus last week, revealing a facility that will focus on sustainability by using natural resources in an integrated permaculture system...
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San Juan County to leave Southeastern Utah District Health Department
San Juan County will leave the Southeastern Utah District Health Department by Dec. 31 in favor of opening its own Utah health district. The new 13th district will be the smallest in the state, acc...
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Housing Authority of Southeast Utah hopes to break ground on Moab townhome project in early November
Earlier this month the Moab City Council approved a final plat for a new affordable housing subdivision on Moab’s west side. The project — the Deer Trail Townhome Subdivision — will provide six aff...
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Moab River Rendezvous’ symposium supports both Plateau Restoration and KZMU
River film festival and symposium will be held Nov. 1 at Star Hall
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Day of the Dead festival is a cultural celebration of life
The Moab Valley Multicultural Center will be celebrating its fourth annual Día de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — festival on Saturday, Nov. 1. The grounds of the Multicultural Center, located at 1...
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<b><i>Out for a walk...<br></b></i>
Tom Higginson poses with his pet tortoise, Kobae, during an outing in downtown Moab on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Higginson said he takes the now-14-year-old tortoise out for a walk in downtown Moab “a couple of times a year.” He added that Kobae, an African spurred tortoise, enjoys hiking. Higginson, owner of Base Camp Adventure Lodge near Hurrah Pass southwest of Moab, said some of his customers stay at the lodge specifically so they can go hiking with Kobae. The tortoise lives at the lodge March through early November then Higginson transports Kobae to San Diego for the winter months. The African spurred tortoise is the third-largest species of tortoise in the world and can live to be 150 years old. Photo by Lisa J. Church
Out for a walk...
Tom Higginson poses with his pet tortoise, Kobae, during an outing in downtown Moab on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Higginson said he takes the now-14-year-old tortoise out for a walk in downtown Moab “a couple of times a year.” He added that Kobae, an African spurred tortoise, enjoys hiking. Higginson, owner of Base Camp Adventure Lodge near Hurrah Pass southwest of Moab, said some of his customers stay at the lodge specifically so they can go hiking with Kobae. The tortoise lives at the lodge March through early November then Higginson transports Kobae to San Diego for the winter months. The African spurred tortoise is the third-largest species of tortoise in the world and can live to be 150 years old. Photo by Lisa J. Church
slideshow

  • Airport gets $270,000 in county funding for runway improvements
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.23.14 - 09:53 am
  • Moab man expresses remorse for theft of dinosaur track
    by Lisa J. Church
    Staff Writer
    10.23.14 - 09:54 am
  • ‘Summer of bears’ wreaks havoc on local honeybee colonies
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:06 am
  • City joins initiative to develop ‘solar roadmap’
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:05 am
  • USU-Moab, SITLA finalize land exchange
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:09 am
  • Moab Farmers’ Market gets new management
    by Molly Marcello
    Contributing Writer
    10.16.14 - 10:12 am
  • High-adrenalin films featured in Radical Reels tour
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    10.09.14 - 11:10 am

  • national news

    This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)Pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo ejected, suffered serious injuries; co-pilot died.


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    Nurse Kaci Hickox is accompanied by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur as she speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)A state judge in Maine has sided with nurse Kaci Hickox and rejected a request by state officials that her movements be restricted out of an abundance of caution over her recent exposure to the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa.


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    Secretary of State John Kerry gestures while participating in the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The forum is presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic at the Harman Center for the Arts. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Foreign service officers vs. political appointees, round 1 million. The State Department rejects criticism that President Barack Obama's administration has given too many diplomatic jobs to political appointees.


    2014-10-31 12:37:28 -0600