Monday August 2, 2021

Right now, the only employee of Utahraptor State Park is its manager – Joshua Hansen, who recently spoke at a Utah Friends of Paleontology meeting in Moab. Hansen expects the park to cover around 8,000 acres in the Dalton Wells area, bringing a visitor center and developed campgrounds – including water and other utilities – to the site. Today on the news, we speak with Hansen and others about this new state park effort for the Moab area. Plus, our partners at KHOL report that many pandemic-era changes in the Mountain West are likely here to stay.
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This Utah Adventure Town Wants To Put The Brakes On Promoting Itself

Most days by about 8 a.m., the gates at Arches National Park in Utah close because all the parking lots are full and the trails are at capacity. Many tourists then spill out onto the surrounding federal public lands — those red rock canyons and river cut gorges that first put one of the West's adventure tourism capitals, Moab, on the map.
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Early Tourism with Lin Ottinger on The History Hour

Imagine it’s 1960, and you’ve just rolled into the tiny town of Moab, Utah for vacation. You’ve seen photos in magazines of the ‘canyonland area’ and you’re looking for someone to guide you to these spectacular places. Well, there’s pretty much just one expert guide to do the job – Mr. Lin Ottinger of Lin Ottinger Scenic Tours and the Moab Rock Shop. On the latest History Hour, Lin guides us back in time to the early days of Moab tourism.
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Cosmo’s Corner: So many prizes!

Hey Friends! It’s me, Cosmo, your favorite library cat! It’s cool to see how many of you joined the Grand County Public Library Summer Reading Challenges and are logging reading minutes to help with the Paws to Read Challenge! You’re all doing great! Now it’s time to start picking up your registration or completion incentives: There are little prizes waiting here for adults and kittens alike, just for signing up! There are stickers with my handsome face on them, and coupons for free doughnuts, just to name a few. Plus, kids are earning other little reading prizes that are stacking up in the back room. Remember to put those virtual tickets in the running for a prize that you like: the prize drawing winners will be announced the third week in August. So come down to the library for a visit, pick up your incentives, and don’t forget to say “Meow” to yours truly! Happy reading, everyone!

Dinner in the garden: Meal benefits youth garden programs

On July 31, the Youth Garden Project will host their first Garden Dinner of the season featuring guest chef Brian Sward, director of operations at the Moab Brewery. Sward will provide a meal using the fruits and vegetables grown in the garden and sourced from other local farms. Each year,...

Pioneer Days Ice cream social at the Moab Museum

The Moab Museum hosted Pioneer Days in the form of an ice cream social Saturday. Scores of people were in attendance at the Center Street venue to, well, eat ice cream and socialize, listen to live music and celebrate Utah’s storied pioneer history. Photos by Doug McMurdo.
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Do Not Miss this Hike in Arches National Park

In this video, we travel to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah for some truly breathtaking views. Watch our video to learn how to see 7 arches all in one hike! We suggest, at minimum, having the below digital guide with you but it's an even better idea to have an AllTrails map downloaded before you enter the park (and lose your cell service) that can show your GPS along the trail. The Devil's Garden Trail Guide: <a href=""></a> The desert is a very sensitive habitat and it's extremely important to stay on the trail to avoid disrupting the delicate biological desert crust. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe for more quality travel content! [Music credits for this video: Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. <a href=""></a> Ft: Airtone]
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This River Cabin Resort In Utah Is The Ultimate Spot For A Getaway

The ideal Utah getaway combines the natural beauty of the Beehive State with lots of activities and some opportunities to rest and relax. With its scenic views of the Colorado River and stunning red-rock cliffs, outdoor recreation, yoga, and spa retreat, Sorrel River Ranch fits the bill. Are you ready to book your trip to […] The post This River Cabin Resort In Utah Is The Ultimate Spot For A Getaway appeared first on Only In Your State.

Friday July 16, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management initiated a wild horse gathering for the Onaqui Herd Management Area this week. The Onaqui herd roams in northern Utah and is often seen near the Pony Express Trail in Skull Valley. The BLM plans to remove about 300 horses due to concerns over limited forage. Our radio partners report on the ongoing struggle between maintaining an ‘iconic’ symbol of the West and sustainability. Plus, the federal government is planning emergency releases of water from reservoirs in Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico to prop up the nation’s second largest reservoir – Lake Powell.
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Take This 5.7-Mile Trail In Utah And Look 75 Feet Above You To See Morning Glory Natural Bridge

Utahns are spoiled when it comes to hiking trails. Not only do we have hundreds to choose from, but almost every trail features a unique rock formation, beautiful view, or stunning scenery. The Grandstaff Trail near Moab takes you to a cool natural bridge, and it’s a little less crowded than the trails inside Arches […] The post Take This 5.7-Mile Trail In Utah And Look 75 Feet Above You To See Morning Glory Natural Bridge appeared first on Only In Your State.