Moab http://kuer.org en Medical Helicopters Flying From Moab http://kuer.org/post/medical-helicopters-flying-moab <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A medical helicopter service that serves rural communities in the West has added Moab to its operations.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.classiclifeguard.com/">Classic Lifeguard</a> added a base in Moab this summer and since then, it’s been flying about ten calls a month.&nbsp; Company spokesperson John Gottfredson says having a medical helicopter close by can make a huge difference for patients.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:20:46 +0000 Dan Bammes 40041 at http://kuer.org Medical Helicopters Flying From Moab Government Shutdown Would Close Utah's National Parks http://kuer.org/post/government-shutdown-would-close-utahs-national-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the clock ticks down on a possible shutdown of the federal government, Utah&rsquo;s tourist industry is already hearing from worried visitors. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Visitors to Utah&rsquo;s five national parks could encounter locked gates if the government shuts down because Congress can&rsquo;t agree on a funding bill.&nbsp; Marian DeLay, the head of the Moab Travel Council, says foreign tourists in particular are telling Moab businesses they don&rsquo;t want to get to Utah and find the parks closed.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:23:24 +0000 Dan Bammes 36117 at http://kuer.org Government Shutdown Would Close Utah's National Parks DOE Marks a Milestone at Moab Cleanup Site http://kuer.org/post/doe-marks-milestone-moab-cleanup-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Energy says it’s moved six million tons of uranium mill tailings off the old Atlas mill site in Moab.&nbsp; That’s 38-percent of the total, with about ten million tons still to go.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers on the site take three months off every winter, but project director Don </span>Metzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says President Obama has proposed an increase in funding to keep them working longer.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:15:05 +0000 Dan Bammes 31124 at http://kuer.org DOE Marks a Milestone at Moab Cleanup Site International Visitors Look at Moab Tailings Cleanup http://kuer.org/post/international-visitors-look-moab-tailings-cleanup <p>Millions of people across the West depend on the Colorado River for drinking water and irrigation, and that's what's made cleaning up the site of an old uranium mill in southern Utah a high-priority project. &nbsp;Many other countries have the same concern. &nbsp;Their representatives got a close-up look last week at how the United States is handling that project.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:35:40 +0000 Dan Bammes 17002 at http://kuer.org International Visitors Look at Moab Tailings Cleanup