The United States Postal Service placed a city mail carrier with the Moab Post Office on “non-duty status” on Thursday, Sept. 5, according to Jeffrey Krafels, a spokesperson for the Inspector General of the Postal Service, after the employee became a subject in a mail theft investigation.
With the help of 25 volunteers and public lands officials, the Canyonlands Field Institute recently organized its largest cleanup of the Colorado River to date, trolling from Hittle Bottom to Takeout Beach, for litter caught up in this year’s high waters.
The family of the late Terry Page presented four checks totaling $13,000 to Red Devil athletic teams. Page’s granddaughter, Hannah Tuft, gave the formal announcement of the donations before the opening serve of the varsity volleyball match Thursday evening, Sept. 5.
After the Spartans of Emery High School put away Grand County’s Red Devils junior varsity team, the varsity girls faced each other on the court, and the home team came out of four close sets with the match win.
Joanna was known to most as “Sarani.” Born Aug. 8, 1941 in Evanston Illinois to John and Mildred Hamrin, she passed away Aug. 30, 2019.
With the help of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Moab City Police tranquilized the female bear and are moving it to the Book Cliffs.
After two pedestrians died crossing Main Street last month, a side-by-side closely missed construction workers on Mill Creek Drive, and a collision with a car injured two motorcyclists, traffic safety is on the fore of many Moabites’ minds.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 on her way home from work, Moab resident Petenia Pfnister collided head-on with a truck towing a covered trailer. Pfnister was in a 65 mile per hour zone on Highway 191 south of Moab. The collision broke her left arm in a couple of places, damaged her left ankle and her left hand, but she survived.
First responders removed on a stretcher the driver of a truck that went off the road near the intersection of Mill Creek Drive and Highway 191. Grand County EMS Outreach Coordinator McKay Vowles said the man was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital and is in “serious condition.”
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in conjunction with state laws, generally requires that municipalities like the City of Moab establish justifications for its taxation and fees for the sake of “equal protection under the law,” as the Constitution reads. As such, changing local churches’ billing structures will be no trivial feat and could cost the city a hefty consulting fee to accomplish, if officials choose to do so.
The Moab City Council recently voted unanimously on measures to begin eminent domain proceedings to secure rights-of-way at two different locations in conjunction with the city’s wastewater improvement project, construction of which is set to begin in the near future.
Two new shops recently endowed Moab with a snack offering that was not previously available from any local, stand-alone shop: Doughnuts.