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County seeks legal options for affordable housing agreement on Spanish Valley property
The Grand County Council has asked planning staff, legal counsel, and potential developers to create a development agreement for a 20-acre parcel in Spanish Valley owned by Judy and Gary Carmichael...
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County asks for public input on state-required RMP
Local officials and planners are asking for community input on Grand County’s Resource Management Plan (RMP), a state-mandated amendment to the general plan that will identify local preferences for...
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Produced water facilities Harley Dome, Danish Flats falter under impact of oil, gas market decline
The downturn in the oil and gas markets has taken a significant toll on the two produced water facilities in Grand County — Harley Dome and Danish Flats — according to local officials. Harley Dome ...
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N.M. truck driver killed in one-vehicle crash on U.S. 191
A truck driver was killed Wednesday night, Jan. 18 in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 191 near Moab. The crash occurred at approximately 7:29 p.m. near mile marker 132, approximately 1 mile north...
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BLM to honor William Grandstaff by replacing vandalized trailhead signs
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office will be replacing signs that were stolen last fall at the Grandstaff Trailhead. BLM officials said that while viewpoints differ regarding the b...
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Lola Hoffman (second from right) receives prizes from several local businesses as the winner of the fifth-grade Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. Hoffman read her winning essay during the second annual “Coffee with the King” event Jan. 16. Grand County High School graduate Madison Johnson (left), who lobbied the school district in 2015 to honor King’s life and work by recognizing the holiday, created the event. Speaking about the essay contest, Johnson said she wanted to see more active civic engagement for younger people. “We strived for real community involvement this year, which led to our reaching out to local 5th graders to be given a chance to feel relevant in their community on MLK day.” Hoffman said she wanted to write an essay about King, noting that his “I have a dream” speech really affected her. “This world wouldn’t be exactly how it is right now unless we had him say a speech and stand up for everybody ... His history really strikes me to do an essay about it.” Johnson plans to host “Coffee with the King” every year as a way for the community to reflect and engage with King’s life and work. “I really wish to incur change by being an example for the way we relate to each other, not only in agreement for our likeness but to understand each other in our differences,” Johnson said. “Knowing that difference is OK and that’s what truly makes this life interesting.”                          Photo by Molly Marcello
Lola Hoffman (second from right) receives prizes from several local businesses as the winner of the fifth-grade Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. Hoffman read her winning essay during the second annual “Coffee with the King” event Jan. 16. Grand County High School graduate Madison Johnson (left), who lobbied the school district in 2015 to honor King’s life and work by recognizing the holiday, created the event. Speaking about the essay contest, Johnson said she wanted to see more active civic engagement for younger people. “We strived for real community involvement this year, which led to our reaching out to local 5th graders to be given a chance to feel relevant in their community on MLK day.” Hoffman said she wanted to write an essay about King, noting that his “I have a dream” speech really affected her. “This world wouldn’t be exactly how it is right now unless we had him say a speech and stand up for everybody ... His history really strikes me to do an essay about it.” Johnson plans to host “Coffee with the King” every year as a way for the community to reflect and engage with King’s life and work. “I really wish to incur change by being an example for the way we relate to each other, not only in agreement for our likeness but to understand each other in our differences,” Johnson said. “Knowing that difference is OK and that’s what truly makes this life interesting.” Photo by Molly Marcello
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    by Jeff Richards
    The Times-Independent
    02.16.17 - 10:39 am
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    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    02.16.17 - 10:47 am
  • Cases dismissed for final three in Davidson defamation lawsuit
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    02.16.17 - 10:46 am
  • City commits to 100% renewable energy by 2032
    by Rose Egelhoff
    The Times-Independent
    02.16.17 - 10:44 am
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    by Laura Haley
    The Times-Independent
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