Organizers behind a statewide effort to put tax reform passed by Utah lawmakers in December to a voter referendum claim “victory” to be “within reach” as the 5 p.m. deadline on Jan. 21 approached.
Community Rebuilds has a problem. The nonprofit’s office is located down a long driveway at 150 S 200 E, behind three houses, leading potential homeowners, representatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others unfamiliar with the exact location of the office to go knocking on nearby homeowners’ doors, looking for the hidden office.
A man placed on leave from the Moab Post Office in November has been indicted in federal court on one count of mail theft by a postal employee. Richard C. Davis is scheduled to face trial March 16 in Salt Lake City after pleading not guilty to the charge on Jan. 7.
A 45-year-old Moab man was arrested and charged with sex crimes involving a teenaged girl. The allegations against Samuel Beauregard came after doctors at the Moab Regional Hospital called police to report a possible sexual assault victim had been brought to the emergency room on Jan. 5.
In December of 2019, a movement started. Like all grand things, “warm the bus up” had humble beginnings. On Dec. 3, the Red Devils boys basketball team handily beat the Monticello Buckaroos 75-50 and a small group of fans chanted “warm the bus up” at the tail end of the game.
The BEACON Afterschool Program is recruiting teams for its 8th annual dodgeball tournament, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Grand County Middle School Gymnasium. Teams must register by Jan. 31 by contacting Lindsey Bartosh by emailing [email protected] or calling 435-719-4717.
Grand County High students and residents are locked in a fierce battle for their rights. School spirit has been low for the high school over the years, but efforts to change that may have caused more conflict than celebration.
Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.
Last year, rural Utahns went to the hospital for preventable oral health issues 40% more often than their urban counterparts. Moab was no exception to this trend, according to the Moab Regional Hospital’s CEO, who was quoted in a state report on oral health released last month.
Arlo Jane Groves, born at 9:13 p.m. on Jan. 8, was Moab’s first 2020 newborn. Local businesses, including The Times-Independent donated various prizes. Among the awards: Baby moccasins, diapers, baby wipes, gift certificates to stores around town and a free tire rotation for the family vehicle.
Heavy equipment operators began moving dirt in the 2000 block of Spanish Valley Drive, home of the 300-unit affordable housing development known as Arroyo Crossing. The Moab Area Community Land Trust project is one of the more ambitious affordable housing projects in the county.
Snowpack in Utah got off to a good start for the second year in a row, according to Jordan Clayton, a supervisor and data collection officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.