Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the State of Utah will no longer honor off-highway vehicle registrations from any other states.
Some retired senior Bureau of Land Management leaders are stepping up their efforts to prevent the agency from relocating its headquarters and hundreds of senior positions to Grand Junction, Colorado. A coalition of people has been visiting with congressional leaders and their staffs this week in Washington, D.C. to raise objections to the move.
Following a formal and written request from President J. Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson, Gov. Gary Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah Legislature. The session will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, according to a statement from the Governor’s Office.
Two people died after falling near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park early in the morning Nov. 29. They have been identified as Torrance, California residents Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and 60-year-old Etoko Amimoto, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
In separate incidents on consecutive days last week, first responders made air rescues for two climbers who sustained injuries while climbing in the same area near Professor Valley, both requiring a helicopter for extraction.
Former San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman is representing himself in a $10 million lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management, claiming collusion between the BLM, the media, the U.S. Attorney’s office, and special interest groups harmed his business and professional relationship.
Grand County is increasing its efforts to get tough on invasive weeds, according to Tim Higgs, supervisor of the noxious weed control special service district.
A downed power line caused multiple fires near Zimmerman Lane in Spanish Valley Tuesday night, Oct. 29, according to Moab Valley Fire Chief TJ Brewer. Three vehicles were lost to the fire, but Brewer reported no injuries.
Grand County School District has been awarded federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community-Oriented Policing Services and the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), to improve school safety measures. The competitive grant funding will provide GCSD with roughly $114,000, according to a press release from the district.
After many years, plans for construction of the new Utah State University Moab campus have begun with groundbreaking for the first building expected next spring, according to USU Moab Marketing Director Loren Miller.
The Youth Garden Project has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Grand Conservation District to be used for projects supporting the organization’s agricultural education, according to Executive Director Kaitlin Thomas.
The City of Moab has hired Laurie Simonson as the new in-house attorney. The hiring of Simonson marks the first time the city will have a full-time attorney on staff to handle the municipality’s legal matters, said Communications and Engagement Manager Lisa Church in an email.