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Spring duathlon, trail run starts March 5
Moab’s second annual “Spring Trail Run and Off-Road Duathlon” will be held March 5 and March 6 on a variety of trails throughout Grand County. The event kicks off with a Trail Half Marathon and 8K ...
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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  • Cyclists converge on Moab for 16th annual Skinny Tire Fest
    by Lisa J. Church
    The Times-Independent
    03.10.16 - 10:05 am
  • Solar panels can add sustainability
    by Jeff Richards
    contributing writer
    03.11.10 - 09:51 am

  • <b><i>First honey bee swarm...<br></b></i>
Annie and Tim Payne, of Hobbs Street in Moab recently discover the arrival of their first honey bee swarm (and Moab’s first of 2016). It was about two weeks ahead of most years, according to Grand County Honey Bee Inspector Jerry Shue. The swarm emerged from the Paynes’ hive “like a force of nature,” according to Tim Payne, and proceeded to settle on neighbor Kristie Whipple’s wisteria vine. The swarm was installed in a new hive in the Paynes’ backyard, where it will pollinate nearby gardens and produce local honey. “Honey bee swarms are a dramatic natural form of colony reproduction, and while impressive to the lucky observer, present almost no risk if left undisturbed,” Shue said. “The bees are temporarily homeless and have nothing to defend. If you see a swarm this spring, relax and watch in amazement, not fear.” Anyone seeing a bee swarm is encouraged to contact Shue at 435-260-8581 or call their neighborhood beekeeper, “not the exterminator,” he said. Photo courtesy of Jerry Shue
    First honey bee swarm...
    Annie and Tim Payne, of Hobbs Street in Moab recently discover the arrival of their first honey bee swarm (and Moab’s first of 2016). It was about two weeks ahead of most years, according to Grand County Honey Bee Inspector Jerry Shue. The swarm emerged from the Paynes’ hive “like a force of nature,” according to Tim Payne, and proceeded to settle on neighbor Kristie Whipple’s wisteria vine. The swarm was installed in a new hive in the Paynes’ backyard, where it will pollinate nearby gardens and produce local honey. “Honey bee swarms are a dramatic natural form of colony reproduction, and while impressive to the lucky observer, present almost no risk if left undisturbed,” Shue said. “The bees are temporarily homeless and have nothing to defend. If you see a swarm this spring, relax and watch in amazement, not fear.” Anyone seeing a bee swarm is encouraged to contact Shue at 435-260-8581 or call their neighborhood beekeeper, “not the exterminator,” he said. Photo courtesy of Jerry Shue
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