Haunted hospital

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.

60 years of gems and minerals

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.

New abstract mural completed in Swanney

Esty Pinto paints her signature, the final touch on a new mural at Swanny City Park, commissioned by the City of Moab, in photos above and at right. The project is part of a larger initiative by Moab Arts to create murals around the city, including the welcome mural recently painted on the Bowen Hotel. Arts and Special Events Assistant for Moab Arts said the initiative aims to support and improve “the economic vitality of the Moab Community, and to support our artists.”