After the Grand County School District retested vaping devices that it recently found at the high school, a prior test that showed positive for methamphetamine was overturned to negative. The retest confirmed a positive test for THC, which is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.
The City of Moab has hired Kaitlin Myers as its senior project manager, according to Lisa Church, city spokesperson.
The City of Moab has named Carly Castle as the new assistant city manager. A Utah native, Castle holds a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and anthropology from the University of Utah. Castle joined the city’s staff on Sept. 30, according to city spokesperson Lisa Church.
Note: A version of this article published in the Oct. 10 edition of The Times-Independent published with a headline that erroneously stated that the date of this event is Tuesday, Oct. 14. The date of the event is Monday, Oct. 21.
Note: An update to this story explains that the vaping devices were retested since the publication of this article and showed no presence of methamphetamine.
The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on a proposal to drill an oil and gas well in northern San Juan County. The proposed well pad is located on public lands approximately 1.7 miles southeast of Looking Glass Rock.
Two-dozen female veterans and their guides and counselors make their way down the Colorado River. Warriors on Cataract Canyon, a nonprofit group that works with wounded warriors, took the women warriors – 21 Americans and three Britons – on a four-day whitewater trip through Cataract Canyon.
The Grand County High Speech and Debate team season started well Oct. 4-5 at the University of Utah’s Beehive Bonanza. Head coach Carrie Strecker said seniors Emma Millis and Ty Martinez finaled in Congressional Debate. Junior Jack Charlton placed fourth in Novice Informative behind sophomore Chessadie Garfield and Elana Ross, who placed second and third, respectively.
Members of the Moab Rotary Club recently distributed about 130 dictionaries to five classes of third graders at HMK and Moab Charter School, above. Teachers were pleased with the donation, especially since it came early in the school year, according to an announcement from the club.
The 10-year statewide management plan for bighorn sheep in Utah was approved in November 2018, and on Oct. 3 the Utah Wildlife Board approved plans for each of the specific regions in Utah that have bighorn sheep populations, according to Faith Jolley of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Members of the Moab Red Devils mountain biking team continued their amazing season, once again finishing first in points in their division at a new course in Price over the weekend, according to Greg Child.
The Moab Points & Pebbles Club is hosting the 60th annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show this weekend at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. There will be vendors, displays, demonstrations and prizes, along with field trips to Yellow Cat and Spring Canyon uplands. Admission to the show is free, and food concessions will be provided by the LaSal Masonic Lodge and Arches Shrine Club. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday. A club volunteer plays the spin game with show-goers during last year’s event, while other participants admire beads in all colors and forms. See more upcoming events in Save the Dates.