Moab City Police arrested a woman Monday, July 8, after she allegedly went into her husband’s house, from which she had been trespassed one month prior. The two, who have a daughter together, are undergoing a divorce.
A Grand County High School employee mistakenly failed to send Advanced Placement (AP) tests taken by students in 2019, possibly forcing some students who are now enrolled in college to reschedule their first semester of classes.
According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Grand Junction will become the new home of the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters, part of a “realignment of resources to the West.”
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office reported that around 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, a local man, Spencer W. Connolley, suffered fatal injuries in the landing zone for skydivers at Canyonlands Airport after a “fast and hard landing.” Connolley was 23.
Independence Day 2019 was “coordinated chaos” for the Moab Valley Fire Department, according to its chief T.J. Brewer.
In a letter sent to Moab City and Grand County officials, State Rep. Carl Albrecht, R-Richfield, expressed concern with proposed ordinances that would remove lodging as a protected use in and around Moab, which is part of District 70.
Twenty-seven children, each of whom had lost a law enforcement parent in the line of duty, were escorted by Moab City Police, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol and numerous other law enforcement agencies on Saturday, July 6 as they made their way to Bluff for a river trip.
The Moab City Council reviewed a draft ordinance from the city’s planning commission at a meeting on Tuesday, July 9, that would remove lodging as a protected use inside city limits, protect existing lodging operations and set a soft deadline for developing new regulations by the end of the year.
In a 6-1 vote, the Moab City Planning Commission July 3 voted to favorably recommend ordinances that would remove lodging as a protected use inside city limits with the exception of existing lodging businesses.
After receiving public input regarding the city’s ordinances allowing idling motors, Moab City Mayor Emily Niehaus recently instructed city staff to present draft ordinances that limit idling times in the city.
The City of Moab announced the promotion of Officer Mike Thurston to Assistant Moab Police Chief with a swearing-in ceremony at the start of the city council meeting Tuesday, July 9.
City Engineer Chuck Williams reported to the Moab City Council on Tuesday, July 9, that the engineering department had plans to change the traffic pattern on Uranium Boulevard and 100 East to mitigate negative traffic impacts while multiple construction projects take place in the area.