Moab

Ray Bloxham / Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

  • As Capitol Coverage journalist Scott Franz reports, new Colorado laws that took effect Friday include less power for the state government, fewer hurdles for workers who lose their jobs due to domestic violence, stronger protections from discrimation for renters, higher taxes on cigarettes and other nicotine products, and more paid time off for sick workers
  • RMCR Fossil Fuel Collaboration: KZMU's Justin Higginbottom reports that with changing commodity prices and speculation, oil and gas wells on public lands aren't always pumping

Jon Kovash

A Radio Special by Jon Kovash and Josie Kovash

Utah law currently allows ‘street legal’ ATVs and UTVs to drive on public roads. As the industry gets more popular, there are more vehicles on the road, and more noise reverberating across impacted communities. This program, by independent producers Jon Kovash and Josie Kovash, aims to capture Moab residents' mounting frustration around quality of life issues and community health.

Bill Rau

  • Cedaredge Town Trustees begin discussing where marijuana shops can open
  • Pitkin County requiring a traveler's affidavit from all visitors
  • Grand Junction artist Linda McBride opens memorial for COVID dead at Art Center
  • KZMU Moab's Justin Higginbottom reports on residents' opposition to a new 35-mile highway proposed for southeast Utah

  

  • State hospitals prepare for surge, want 1,000 more beds ASAP
  • Colorado Supreme Court allows legislators to extend session
  • Delta County volunteers organize a drive to collect medical supplies
  • Parks closing, other measures taken in Utah as coronavirus spreads

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Colorado schools closed until April 30
  • Second Chance Animal Shelter offers pet food and supplies, needs donations
  • US Census underway
  • Beware of COVID-19 scams

  • Bills at statehouse would ban plastic bags and styrofoam from stores, restaurants
  • Craig community discussing what to do with water after coal plant gets shuttered
  • Oil and gas land parcels pulled from development outside Moab, Utah

  • Vaccination debate takes center stage at state capitol once again
  • Many Colorado residents do not speak English, challenge Census takers
  • Efforts to trim population of non-native animal paying off
  • Utah bill would raise money for new dinsoaur themed state park near Moab