Cold temperatures were not enough to keep hundreds of people from attending this year’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Sponsored by the Grand County Family Support Group at The Christmas Box House, this was the fifth annual Trunk or Treat. The Moab Rotary Club also participated, as did local law enforcement and other government entities, businesses and civilians, and all good-hearted Moabites.
The sixth annual Moab Celtic Festival, also known as Scots on the Rocks, was held on Friday, Nov.1 thru Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, in Moab.
November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to see mule deer without spooking them. Because it’s deer mating season, also known as the rut, mule deer bucks spend their energy focusing on does or fighting other males, rather than worrying about people nearby, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
Four people face criminal drug distribution charges after Grand County sheriff deputies two weeks ago allegedly found them in possession of roughly an ounce of methamphetamine and heroin, scales and hundreds of dollars in cash, a check and debit card.
Utah Conservation Corps chainsaw crews started work in a dense block of ladder fuels along Pack Creek, between Hunt Creek and Arbor drives – where 50 homes and outbuildings are in the immediate area and where a windblown burning ember could reach one of more than 100 more, according to Kara Dohrenwend, director of Rim to Rim Restoration.
Grand County property tax owners recently received their property tax bills in the mail but a select few received them more than a week earlier thanks to a new program that allows the bill to be sent by email.
Mark Weissinger and Tiffany White from Urgent Care at Moab Regional Hospital dress as the frighteningly creepy twins from the Stephen King film, “The Shining” at the hospital’s Halloween party. They were among a cast of characters to roam the halls Oct. 31. A pumpkin carving and decorating contest was held. Each department participated but the operating room staff used surgical precision to win with their patient, Patty Pumpkin, which involved a colostomy bag filled with gooey seeds and stitches, while hooked up to an IV drip, according to Christy Calvin, MRH spokesperson.
The Moab Community Recycle Center will participate in America Recycles Day events Nov. 15-16.
The Grand County varsity volleyball team broke even with two wins and two losses and landed in seventh place out of 19 schools that participated in the UHSAA State Championship Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Utah Valley University in Orem.
The winter prep sports season began on Friday, Nov. 1 when the Grand County swim team hosted the first meet of the year at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center. The Red Devils faced off against Millard, North Sanpete and Logan and they performed well, including first-place finishes in backstroke for both boys and girls, and a boys win in the butterfly.
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash at Arches National Park beginning Monday, Nov. 11. Burns might occur throughout November, December and January as conditions allow, according to park officials.
The Moab Area Travel Council’s Do It Like a Moab Local Town Hall held at Star Hall Oct. 28 was well received, according to Executive Director Elaine Gizler.