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At stake: Form of government
The Grand County election ballot for the Nov. 6 general election includes three proposed constitutional amendments, a non-binding question and four propositions – but only one that is specific to G...
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Art takes flight downtown
The city’s outdoor art scene got a makeover Saturday when volunteers at the MoabArTTrails installed 16 new sculptures downtown. The exhibition will be up for a year and features “a really strong sh...
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River symposium: 'Let's figure out how to do a good job'
Imagine the future of the Colorado River and the numerous communities it supports. Can we balance water supply, hydropower demands and environmental health? On Saturday, Oct. 13, experts from acros...
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New normal? Dam releases help offset drought's low flows
The impact of climate change and the health of rivers at the local level could have ripple effects – that beg the question: Are low water years the new normal in southeastern Utah? “I could walk fr...
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Stop watering! Fall storms, temps will sustain vegetation
The past week of rainy weather and cooler temperatures has made it easier for Moab residents to forget we’re in the midst of a severe drought, but officials locally and at the state level are still...
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 The past week’s numerous storms have brought more than a foot of snow to the La Sal Mountains and an inch and a half of rain to the Moab area. A forest service team doing fieldwork on the eastern side of the mountains reported that the snow was “thigh deep” in certain places. A week ago, mountain bikers could ride the Whole Enchilada trail, but now Burro Pass is buried in white stuff.
 A rockslide during heavy rainfall on the morning of Oct. 4 forced the closure of Highway 128 for about an hour. After a relatively quiet Oct. 5, more rain saturated the region Oct. 6-8. According to the National Weather Service, the widespread storm affected all of eastern Utah and western Colorado, closing Vail Pass on Interstate 70 for a few hours Sunday.
 Photo courtesy of Matt Ribarich, U.S. Forest Service.
The past week’s numerous storms have brought more than a foot of snow to the La Sal Mountains and an inch and a half of rain to the Moab area. A forest service team doing fieldwork on the eastern side of the mountains reported that the snow was “thigh deep” in certain places. A week ago, mountain bikers could ride the Whole Enchilada trail, but now Burro Pass is buried in white stuff. A rockslide during heavy rainfall on the morning of Oct. 4 forced the closure of Highway 128 for about an hour. After a relatively quiet Oct. 5, more rain saturated the region Oct. 6-8. According to the National Weather Service, the widespread storm affected all of eastern Utah and western Colorado, closing Vail Pass on Interstate 70 for a few hours Sunday. Photo courtesy of Matt Ribarich, U.S. Forest Service.
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    The Times-Independent
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    10.12.18 - 09:55 am
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    by Anthony Militano
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    10.12.18 - 09:50 am
  • County planners send assured housing ordinance to council
    by Doug McMurdo
    The Times-Independent
    10.12.18 - 09:49 am
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    by Doug McMurdo
    The Times-Independent
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