Unsung Heroes Paige Stuart

(The Times-Independent)- Paige Stuart came to Moab for outdoor adventure but it’s the community that kept her here, she said — a community to which she has given back generously. Stuart started a tool lending library and a bicycle cooperative. She also volunteers and helps organize the Moab Pride Festival. The Moab Tool Shed is […]

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Multicultural Center launches 10th anniversary celebration on April 28

By Molly Marcello (Moab Times Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) has spent 10 years building bridges across language and culture through family support, community collaboration and education, and their staff says it’s about time to celebrate. A “pink themed” public party featuring music, yard games, and, of course, cake will ring in the multicultural […]

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City, county honor local AmeriCorps volunteers

by Molly Marcello (The Times-Independent)- National service volunteers working throughout the Moab community were honored April 4 with “National Service Recognition Day.” Elected officials in both Moab city and Grand County proclaimed the special holiday, acknowledging that the many volunteers serving locally — all associated with the federal AmeriCorps program — meet direct needs in the […]

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Kids go back to school with BEACON

(Moab Sun News)- BEACON Afterschool Program opened its 12th year of programming on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for K-8 students at Helen M. Knight Elementary, Grand County Middle School and Moab Charter School. During the last school year, BEACON served 665 students at the three sites, and program officials are expecting similar or greater enrollment numbers […]

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Ni hao Chinese visitors promote language culture with free classes

By Jeff Richards (Moab Times-Independent)- Three visitors from China conducted a free beginning Chinese class last Friday afternoon, July 29 at the Extension 4-H room at Utah State University–Moab. During the hour-long class, participants learned how to recognize several basic Chinese characters, along with their meanings. They then used these characters to create their own Chinese […]

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‘Multicultural Mural’ celebrates peaceful change

by Molly Marcello (The Moab Times Independent)- Community members and artists celebrated completion of phase two of the “Multicultural Mural” at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) on June 16, with a toast and a tour of the completed paintings. In the future, representatives say the mural project, which depicts nine peaceful change leaders, will include […]

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Six GCHS students to vie for Sterling Scholar honors

(Moab Sun News)- Six Grand County High School seniors will vie for top honors and scholarship opportunities at the annual Sterling Scholars regional competition this week. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 10, at the Utah State University Eastern campus and at Carbon High School in Price. Austin Aubry Austin Aubry, […]

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Multicultural center succeeds with community’s help

(Moab Sun News)- Rhiana Medina, Executive Director, Moab Valley Multicultural Center Dear Editor, The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) would like to thank the Moab community for supporting our mission this year. In 2015 we were able to provide 700-plus hours of advocacy and crisis support services. At least 1,300 people attended an MVMC cultural […]

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Do-Gooder of the Week: Karen Feary

This Week: Karen Feary by Lara Gale (Moab Sun News)- For some people, the mere existence of a mountain is enough to create a sense that there’s an adventure to be had. After a lifetime of recreating, volunteering and working outdoors, Karen Feary began making plans to seize the adventure ahead when she saw retirement […]

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Unsung Heroes: Rhiana Medina

Unsung Heroes: Rhiana Medina (Moab Times-Independent)- When Rhiana Medina started volunteering for the Moab Valley Multicultural Center five years ago there were three people on staff, and they were all part-time employees. “The center wasn’t open all week long because they didn’t have the staffing,” said Medina, who is now the center’s executive director. “I’d tell […]

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