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Group seeks donations to help make Christmas special for local foster kids
For the last nine years, Gerri Swift, the foster and adoption coordinator for the Moab chapter of the Utah Foster Care Foundation (UFCF) has done her best to make sure that foster children in Grand...
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Unsung Heroes
John and Jean West

When John and Jean West welcomed their daughter Clarissa into the world 32 years ago, they had no idea how much their lives were going to change. Jean West said she knew something was different whe...
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Unsung Heroes
Rita Maldonado

Rita Maldonado came to Moab in 2013 to recover from a brain-eating parasite known as “rat lungworm.” It had nearly killed her. Even after recovery, Maldonado was left with nerve damage in more than...
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Local Brownies advance to Junior Scouts
Local Girl Scout Junior Troop 2222 recently handed out wings and congratulated nine members of Brownie Troop 776 they advanced to Junior Girl Scout status. One girl, new to scouting in Troop 776, r...
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<b><i>Dancing stars...<br></b></i>
Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison and Aurita Maldonado perform during the Oct. 17 “Dancing with the Moab Stars” event at Star Hall. Sakrison and Maldonado took home the first-place trophy for their performance. Four other dance pairs also won awards. Robbie Jones and Gretchen Wise took second place at the event and Tony Ramirez and Dona Ramirez placed third. Rafael Lopez and Alejandra Tavares won the People’s Choice award, and Cari Caylor and Mandy Turner received the award for Best Costume. All proceeds from Dancing with the Moab Stars will benefit the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Organizers said the competition was great fun and they hope to make it an annual event. Photo courtesy of Christy Williams
Dancing stars...
Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison and Aurita Maldonado perform during the Oct. 17 “Dancing with the Moab Stars” event at Star Hall. Sakrison and Maldonado took home the first-place trophy for their performance. Four other dance pairs also won awards. Robbie Jones and Gretchen Wise took second place at the event and Tony Ramirez and Dona Ramirez placed third. Rafael Lopez and Alejandra Tavares won the People’s Choice award, and Cari Caylor and Mandy Turner received the award for Best Costume. All proceeds from Dancing with the Moab Stars will benefit the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Organizers said the competition was great fun and they hope to make it an annual event. Photo courtesy of Christy Williams
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    by Laura Haley
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