Handmade happiness

Isaiah Flint, Mandy Brown and Bailey Nichols (left to right), of Moab, held up handmade worry dolls during Community Art Night on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center. Seekhaven partnered with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) to host the event and provide craft supplies. About 20 participants created worry dolls […]

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Park City leaders looks to Moab for help with social equity​

​ By John Hales (Moab Times Independent)- Officials from Park City are looking to Moab as an example of how to successfully promote diversity and inclusion. ​ While Park City may well be considered an older sibling to Moab in terms of their tourism-centered livelihoods, it was the elder that took advice from the younger […]

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Moab Valley Multicultural Center expands its reach in 2017

By Jacque Garcia (Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) helped a record number of people this year, and staff hope to help even more in 2018. “[This year] at the multicultural center was epic,” said MVMC executive director Rhiana Medina. Medina said this year was special for a number of reasons, one being that […]

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BEACON after-school programs ready to enroll K-8 students for fall

By Jeff Richards (The Times-Independent)- Now in its 12th year of serving Grand County schools, Moab’s BEACON Afterschool Program is ready to start enrolling students in its fall programs. BEACON offers a blend of free academic assistance and enrichment programs at three schools within Moab: Helen M. Knight Elementary School, Grand County Middle School and the […]

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Unsung Heroes Zaida Agreda-Winn

By Rose Egelhoff (The Times-Independent)- Zaida Agreda-Winn was surprised when she got the front desk job at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. In Bolivia, Agreda-Winn was an award-winning journalist with 10 years of experience, but in Moab in 2008, answering the phone in English was a challenge. Over the years, she became fluent in English and became more […]

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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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MVMC camp introduces kids to diverse cultures

By Emily Lawson (Moab Times Independent)- On Monday, June 20, a group of Moab children visited Afghanistan for a day, exploring the country through pictures, crafts, games and lessons at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC). Through the center’s “Multicultural Mondays” community outreach program, local kids (grades one through six) participate in a summer camp designed […]

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GCHS Students of the Month for March 2016

Grand County High School’s students of the month for March 2016 are Lindsay Farnsworth and Christopher Marquez. Farnsworth is the daughter of Robert and Celeste Farnsworth. She says her favorite class at GCHS is drama. “I love drama because it throws me out of my comfort zone, and it’s the only place I can act […]

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Moab Arts Council grants $7,000 to local nonprofits

(The Times-Independent)- The Moab Arts Council (MAC) recently granted $7,000 to various local organizations and events to support the arts in Moab. Ten organizations and events were awarded funding for 2016 during a brief award ceremony at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center on Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to a news release from the MAC. […]

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