The Moab-Times Independent

Freelance Reporter from 05.18-11.18

A Balancing Act: Acroyoga community blossoming in Moab

In a town synonymous with adventure and extreme sports, a delicate practice called acroyoga is quickly finding its own niche community in Moab. Alexandra ‘Alex’ Reynaldo and Michelle Griffith, two professional and passionate instructors, are enthusiastically building up an acroyoga community through their weekly classes. Locals and visitors alike are finding that acroyoga is an enjoyable hobby to learn and practice.

Grand County receives rural incident of the year awar - Critical medical response saves life of BASE jumper

On September 3, 2017 right around sunset, three experienced BASE jumpers prepared to jump off a wall on Lower Gemini Bridge Road named ‘French Kiss.’ Ammon McNeely, the second to exit, struck the wall which resulted in a partial chute collapse and an accelerated freefall to the ground from 400 feet. For the next 12 hours, the life of McNeely was put into the hands of Grand County Search and Rescue, Department of Public Safety emergency helicopter pilots, emergency medical technicians, Grand County Sheriff’s Office and others. The crews worked together to perform life-saving, critical care for McNeely until morning light when the helicopter could pick him up.

Creek Freak

The year is 1968. Chuck Pratt and Doug Robinson stand on top of North Six Shooter Peak near Indian Creek in southeastern Utah, completing the tower’s second historic ascent. Pratt looks out into the desert and says: “This is the future home of crack climbing.”

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