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County sends letter to federal officials clarifying Grand’s stance on PLI
Concerned that Grand County’s position might be misrepresented regarding the Public Lands Initiative proposed by Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, the Grand County Council voted 4-3 on May 17 to...
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County approves initial plans for 220-unit Arroyo Crossing subdivision in Spanish Valley
Initial plans for a 220-unit housing subdivision in Spanish Valley got the green light from the Grand County Council on Tuesday, May 17. By a 4-3 vote, the council approved a request to rezone 38.9...
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Texas teenager killed in crash near entrance to Arches N.P.
Park Service, UDOT develop temporary plans to help mitigate traffic flow issues at park entrance road and U.S. 191
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Centenarian crosses Colorado River trip off bucket list
When Nina Sullivan turned 100 years old last October, longtime family friends Carl and Debbie Rappe invited her to make another visit to Moab for a celebratory river trip. Sullivan said she would p...
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Body found in Montrose County identified as missing Moab woman
A body found May 10 in Montrose County, Colorado, has been identified as that of a Moab woman who had been reported missing from a campground near Buckeye Reservoir since May 4, according to a news...
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<b><i>State record holder...<br></b></i>
A large Fremont cottonwood tree in Castle Valley is officially the largest of its kind in the state of Utah. The tree, which is likely at least 200 years old, is 77 feet tall, has a trunk circumference of 515 inches and a crown-spread average of 104 feet. Johnny Atkin and Angel Lopez of Atlas Tree Service spent part of Friday, April 29, which was also Arbor Day, climbing the tree, making final measurements and checking the cottonwood’s health. Atkin first noticed the tree, which is located on Castle Valley Drive at the site of one of the valley’s first homesteads, when the company was doing work in Castle Valley in March and after taking measurements at that time he determined that it surpassed the size of the former record-holder, which is located on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo. The tree has now been officially registered with the State Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands as the biggest Fremont cottonwood in Utah and the largest of any species of trees in the state. It is also currently listed as the second largest cottonwood tree in the nation with the largest located in Arizona. Photo by Ron Drake
State record holder...
A large Fremont cottonwood tree in Castle Valley is officially the largest of its kind in the state of Utah. The tree, which is likely at least 200 years old, is 77 feet tall, has a trunk circumference of 515 inches and a crown-spread average of 104 feet. Johnny Atkin and Angel Lopez of Atlas Tree Service spent part of Friday, April 29, which was also Arbor Day, climbing the tree, making final measurements and checking the cottonwood’s health. Atkin first noticed the tree, which is located on Castle Valley Drive at the site of one of the valley’s first homesteads, when the company was doing work in Castle Valley in March and after taking measurements at that time he determined that it surpassed the size of the former record-holder, which is located on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo. The tree has now been officially registered with the State Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands as the biggest Fremont cottonwood in Utah and the largest of any species of trees in the state. It is also currently listed as the second largest cottonwood tree in the nation with the largest located in Arizona. Photo by Ron Drake
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    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
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    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:21 am
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    by Lisa J. Church
    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:24 am
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    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    05.12.16 - 09:26 am
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    by Lisa J. Church
    The Times-Independent
    05.05.16 - 09:20 am
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    by Jeff Richards
    The Times-Independent
    05.05.16 - 09:23 am
  • USU–Moab honors newest graduates at commencement
    by Jeff Richards
    The Times-Independent
    05.05.16 - 09:25 am
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    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    04.14.16 - 10:20 am

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