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Saturday, April 12 was the annual Redd Ranches Bull Auction in Paradox, Colo. Yearling bulls, which sold for an average of $2,300 each, are headed to new homes on the range in the four corners area. Redd Ranches, which has been breeding and selling bulls for the last 50 years, run the bulls through a gamut of tests before the auction, checking their weight-gain ratio and expected progeny differences, among other things, to genetically engineer sires to improve cattle herds and eventually, beef quality.
Bidding for bulls...
Saturday, April 12 was the annual Redd Ranches Bull Auction in Paradox, Colo. Yearling bulls, which sold for an average of $2,300 each, are headed to new homes on the range in the four corners area. Redd Ranches, which has been breeding and selling bulls for the last 50 years, run the bulls through a gamut of tests before the auction, checking their weight-gain ratio and expected progeny differences, among other things, to genetically engineer sires to improve cattle herds and eventually, beef quality.
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2012 GCHS Homecoming Parade
Grand County High School's 2012 Homecoming King and Queen, Dexter Sheets and Torrie Lopez, wave to the crowd during Friday's parade. Photos by Tom Taylor
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House fire...
Firefighters work to put out a blaze that destroyed a home on Maynard Lane, located south of Moab off of Spanish Valley Drive, on Tuesday evening. The fire erupted just after 6 p.m. and crews from the Moab Valley Fire Department were able to extinguish the blaze by about 7:30, said Phil Mosher, public information officer for the Moab Valley Fire Protection District. Five trucks and 18 crew members worked at the scene, Mosher said. Firefighters rescued and administered oxygen to a dog found inside the structure. The animal was then transported to a local veterinarian for treatment, officials said. On Monday night, a fire charred several acres in a field located between 200 South and 500 West. It took fire crews some time to bring the blaze fully under control and about two hours to completely extinguish it, Mosher said. He said several small spot fires erupted in the area, complicating the firefighting effort. The fire department sent in 12 trucks and 32 firefighters to fight the blaze. The cause of both fires remains under investigation.
Photo by Izzy Nelson
House fire... Firefighters work to put out a blaze that destroyed a home on Maynard Lane, located south of Moab off of Spanish Valley Drive, on Tuesday evening. The fire erupted just after 6 p.m. and crews from the Moab Valley Fire Department were able to extinguish the blaze by about 7:30, said Phil Mosher, public information officer for the Moab Valley Fire Protection District. Five trucks and 18 crew members worked at the scene, Mosher said. Firefighters rescued and administered oxygen to a dog found inside the structure. The animal was then transported to a local veterinarian for treatment, officials said. On Monday night, a fire charred several acres in a field located between 200 South and 500 West. It took fire crews some time to bring the blaze fully under control and about two hours to completely extinguish it, Mosher said. He said several small spot fires erupted in the area, complicating the firefighting effort. The fire department sent in 12 trucks and 32 firefighters to fight the blaze. The cause of both fires remains under investigation. Photo by Izzy Nelson
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Hot ride...
Castle Valley resident Joe Kingsley poses inside his recently restored 1976 Excalibur Phaeton IV convertible, a rare, custom, hand-built car patterned after a 1923 Mercedes touring car. Kingsley entered the vehicle in this year’s April Action Car Show, held in Moab at Swanny City Park on Saturday, April 28. Kingsley said the car was originally tan in color but recently received a new two-tone look (forest green and gold) thanks to Tony’s Auto and Body of Moab. The interior upholstery was also recently remodeled by Michael B’s of Moab, Kingsley said.
Photo by Jeff Richards
Hot ride... Castle Valley resident Joe Kingsley poses inside his recently restored 1976 Excalibur Phaeton IV convertible, a rare, custom, hand-built car patterned after a 1923 Mercedes touring car. Kingsley entered the vehicle in this year’s April Action Car Show, held in Moab at Swanny City Park on Saturday, April 28. Kingsley said the car was originally tan in color but recently received a new two-tone look (forest green and gold) thanks to Tony’s Auto and Body of Moab. The interior upholstery was also recently remodeled by Michael B’s of Moab, Kingsley said. Photo by Jeff Richards
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Helping kids...
Joe Kingsley, president of the Grand/San Juan Board of Realtors, presents a check for $800 to Geri Swift, Moab representative for Utah Foster Care. The money was donated as part of the Realtors Give Back campaign to help children in foster care in the Moab area.
Helping kids... Joe Kingsley, president of the Grand/San Juan Board of Realtors, presents a check for $800 to Geri Swift, Moab representative for Utah Foster Care. The money was donated as part of the Realtors Give Back campaign to help children in foster care in the Moab area.
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Supporting 
the troops...
Members of the Moab Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2221 were recently commended by a U.S. military commander for their efforts to send cookies and handmade cards to soldiers in the 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment of the Combined Task Force Tracker regiment. A relative of one of the Brownies is serving in the unit and the girls wanted to let him and the other soldiers know they were supported, Troop Leader Rachel Paxman said. In a letter sent to the Brownie troop, Command Sgt. Major Craig Simpson thanked the girls and conveyed the appreciation of the military troops. 
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Supporting the troops... Members of the Moab Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2221 were recently commended by a U.S. military commander for their efforts to send cookies and handmade cards to soldiers in the 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment of the Combined Task Force Tracker regiment. A relative of one of the Brownies is serving in the unit and the girls wanted to let him and the other soldiers know they were supported, Troop Leader Rachel Paxman said. In a letter sent to the Brownie troop, Command Sgt. Major Craig Simpson thanked the girls and conveyed the appreciation of the military troops. Courtesy photo
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