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Officials urge caution as wildfire season begins
With the official start to Utah’s wildfire season, the open burning season has come to an end, state fire officials said. “Fire danger will increase as warmer and drier weather accompanies the summ...
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BLM makes improvements to Hittle Bottom boat ramp, campground
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office has announced that construction will soon begin on improvements to the Hittle Bottom boat ramp and campground located along state Route 128 nor...
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BLM Monticello area camping fees to increase in 2016
Beginning Feb. 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah Monticello Field Office will increase several camping fees, according to a news release from the BLM. The fee increase is planned to help ...
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Laura Joss named National Park Service Pacific West regional director
Laura Joss, a former Arches National Park superintendent, has been named the regional director for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service (NPS), according to a news release from Natio...
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  • Women head to Moab for annual Thelma & Louise race
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    06.02.16 - 10:42 am
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    by Jeff Richards
    contributing writer
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  • <b><i>Saddle up...<b></b></i>
Hundreds of bicyclists will set off from Moab on Friday, June 17 for the 525-mile Rockwell Relay. Teams of four will pedal through the night, taking turns as each cyclist rides an average of 44 miles before switching off with another team member. One teammate must be in the saddle at all times and other members of the team provide support services along the way. Once on the road, teams must be self-sufficient — food, water and sleeping arrangements are the responsibility of the riders. Each rider will complete three of the 12 legs of the race, event organizers said. Non-competitive teams begin the race in Moab at 7 a.m. on Friday at Swanny City Park, competitive teams start off at 9 a.m. and open teams begin the ride at 11 a.m. A police escort will lead the riders out of town from the park. The course follows the backroads of southern Utah, and riders continue through the night and into Saturday until each team reaches the finish line in St. George. Courtesy photo
    Saddle up... Hundreds of bicyclists will set off from Moab on Friday, June 17 for the 525-mile Rockwell Relay. Teams of four will pedal through the night, taking turns as each cyclist rides an average of 44 miles before switching off with another team member. One teammate must be in the saddle at all times and other members of the team provide support services along the way. Once on the road, teams must be self-sufficient — food, water and sleeping arrangements are the responsibility of the riders. Each rider will complete three of the 12 legs of the race, event organizers said. Non-competitive teams begin the race in Moab at 7 a.m. on Friday at Swanny City Park, competitive teams start off at 9 a.m. and open teams begin the ride at 11 a.m. A police escort will lead the riders out of town from the park. The course follows the backroads of southern Utah, and riders continue through the night and into Saturday until each team reaches the finish line in St. George. Courtesy photo
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