Arches opens, then closes due to crowds

Between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, administrators at Arches National Park prevented vehicle entries into the park after its three main parking lots inside began to fill up. The public’s rush into the park followed two months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary closure incited Moab resident Michael Liss to […]

Herbert: ‘Common sense requires’ staying in yellow risk phase

After members of a Utah commission voted unanimously Tuesday, June 2 to forward a recommendation to Gov. Gary Herbert that the state move to the lowest risk phase in the state’s COVID-19 response guidelines, Herbert overruled the recommendation, instead extending the state’s current guidelines another week, through June 12. “Common sense requires keeping our current health risk guidance in place,” […]