Cisco, Utah: The Enigmatic Transformation of a Ghost Town
Cisco, Utah, once a bustling center during the railroad and oil era, now stands as an enigmatic ghost town, its story etched into the crumbling facades of abandoned buildings. The town's origins trace back to the 1880s, serving as a vital stopover for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, and later thriving as Utah's oil powerhouse. Yet, the town's fortunes reversed with the advent of diesel locomotives and the construction of Interstate 70, leading to its poignant decline by the 1990s.
Grand County Residents Invited to Public Hearing on Proposed Rezoning of 1540 Spanish Valley Drive
The Grand County Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for a rezone application. The property in question is located at 1540 Spanish Valley Drive, Moab, Utah. Jared Shumway, the applicant, wants to change the zoning district from Large Lot Residential (LLR) to General Business (GB). The current owner of the property is Rosanne Nicol.
Arizona man charged after fatal crash in Utah nearly 4 years ago
MOAB — An arrest warrant has been issued for an Arizona man accused of causing a fatal crash about four years ago near the Utah-Colorado border. Brennan Kinlachleeny, 32, of Kayenta, Arizona, was charged Thursday in Utah’s 7th District Court with automobile homicide, a second-degree felony; and DUI, a class B misdemeanor.
Local Archaeological Societies: Uniting Past, Present, and Future
On November 16th, the Castle Valley Archaeological Society played host to an insightful meeting at the Prehistoric Museum, featuring Dr. Tim Riley. An expert archaeologist and Director at the Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum, Dr. Riley shared significant findings from the Great Basin Anthropological Conference. His presentation spotlighted Utah-centric discoveries and engaged attendees with discussions on ancient diets and 'paleocuisine' gleaned from studying coprolites, along with other topics like ceramic design and aerial photography in rock art research.
The Evolving Legacy of Castle Valley's Ranching Heritage
In the heart of Utah's majestic landscapes, Castle Valley stands as a bastion of American history, its soul intertwined with the enduring legacy of ranching. Since the late 19th century, the valley has been a crucible of agricultural pursuit, initiated by Euro-American settlers drawn to its fertile expanses. The Pace and Martin families, early stewards of the land, left their mark as pioneers, with John E. Pace extending his influence into the legislative realm, shaping the future of Grand County. Despite mining's rise and fall in outlying towns, ranching remained the economic mainstay of the valley.
Meeting at a glance: Grand County Commission, Nov. 28, 2023
Regional Flood Hazard Mitigation Project Alternatives Discussion. Grand County Building Official Bill Hulse, and County Engineer Dan Stenta presented proposals to prevent flooding and protect hundreds of properties. One option is to apply to the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)/FMA grant. Acquisition of land (13 million in easements), or...
2 base jumping accidents over holiday weekend reported in Grand Co.
Officials say yesterday a base jumper was injured north of Moab.
Rescue crews help 2 injured base jumpers near Moab over long holiday weekend
GRAND COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 28, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Rescue crews helped two injured base jumpers near Moab on Wednesday and Sunday, helping the men with first-aid treatment on the scenes before transporting them by helicopter to a nearby medical center. The Wednesday case involved a 37-year-old BASE jumper...
Man dies after being hit by semi while walking on U.S. 191 in Grand County
MOAB, Utah, Nov. 25, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — A man died Saturday evening after being hit by a semitruck while walking on U.S. 191 in Grand County. The approximately 50-year-old man was wearing dark-colored clothing about 6:20 p.m. when he walked onto the highway and was struck by the semi, Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Luis Silva told Gephardt Daily.
LIST: Light the night, Santa parade, pub crawl and MORE weekend fun in Utah
It's officially December and Utah is fully in the holiday spirit with a slew of weekend events for the entire family across the state!
Today the gas price is close to $3.69 in Thompson Springs as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Calling all weather nerds: Locals can join effort to collect weather data near Moab
Every morning, rain or shine, Bob Russell, resident of Castle Valley, checks his rain gauge and reports the data to a website called the CoCoRaHS—the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network. Russell’s data reporting is part of a larger effort to collect regional weather data led by John Kyle, a data acquisition program manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service (NWS) in Grand Junction.
Man killed in crash that closed US 191 in Moab
MOAB — A 61-year-old man was killed in a crash in Grand County Tuesday morning. The Moab Police Department said the crash happened after 5 a.m. when a red SUV was T-boned by a semitruck. According to investigators and witness reports, the SUV pulled out of a hotel parking...
Coping during the holidays with HOPE Squad’s Amanda McIntosh
The holidays can be overwhelming in general, but for those that are grieving or coping with loss can make the holidays very difficult. Suicide Prevention Specialist, Amanda McIntosh took time to speak with Castle Country Radio about how there are healthy ways to cope with your grief and learn to heal.
Ghost Towns of Grand County, Utah
“Small museum — big stories.” That’s the motto of the Moab Museum, which uses stories, documents and artifacts to preserve and share the cultural and natural history of the Moab area. Since reopening after a major renovation in 2020, the Moab Museum has been offering a variety of in-person events: tours, demonstrations, guest speakers and presentations.
Man struck and killed by semi in Grand County
The Utah Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a man after being hit by a semi-truck on Highway 191 near Moab, early in the evening of Nov. 25.
SUV driver killed after pulling out in front of semi on Hwy 191 north of Moab
MOAB, Utah (KUTV) — The main road through Grand County was closed for several hours after a fatal collision between an SUV and a semi truck. The crash happened on Highway 191 near 1430 North in Moab Tuesday just after 5:15 a.m. Officials with the Moab Police Department said...
Wedding trashes ‘largely untouched’ Utah landmark, council member says
CASTLE VALLEY, Utah (KTVX) — The residents of Castle Valley, a small town about 16 miles northeast of Moab in southeastern Utah, are expressing their concerns after a wedding trashed a scenic area largely untouched by humans. Castle Valley Councilmember Pamela Gibson told Nexstar’s KTVX that a wedding in...
Wedding trashes ‘largely untouched’ Utah landmark, council member says
The residents of a small Utah town are asking for change after a wedding left a "largely untouched" landmark trashed.
Public Invited: Thompson Springs Fire District Budget Hearing on December 5, 2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Thompson Springs Special Service Fire District Administrative Control Board will open public hearings on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. or later, at the Grand County Commission Chambers located at 125 E. Center Street in Moab, to hear public input and to consider amending the 2023 budget and adopting the 2024 budget. The budgets are available at the Grand County Clerk's office, 125 E. Center Street, Moab.Visit here for more details.