Grand County

Steven Martin


As most of Utah moves into the yellow, or low-risk, phase for coronavirus mitigation, Grand County is among a few areas that remain at the orange, or moderate risk, level.


Mayor Emily Niehaus and Developer Mike Bynum speak at a development conference in Moab.
Molly Marcello, KZMU

Moab’s elected officials are looking for solutions to an imbalance in their local economy, specifically when it comes to unparalleled growth in overnight accommodations. According to officials, hotels and motels are pricing out other commercial or residential development.


Grand County Republican Rep. Carl Abrecht's HJR1 is pretty straightforward. Its 36 short lines of text conclude with an appeal to Utah's congressional delegation. The message? Pass legislation to make Utah exempt from future National Monument designations.