Longtime Grand County Weed Control Supervisor Tim Higgs was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers at the Board of the Utah Weed Supervisors Association.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently named local employee Wendy Mayberry as its employee of the quarter, out of the departments approximately 650 employees statewide. Mayberry was rewarded with a plaque and performance bonus.
New leadership roles, new positions and a new investigative reporting initiative are coming to KUER, the station announced Monday. The plan includes new staff for KUER News and external communications, as well as new responsibilities for the NPR member station’s current editorial leaders.
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., recently awarded an $8,000 2019 NBCC Foundation rural scholarship to Pippa S. Thomas, of Moab. The rural scholarship is awarded to counseling students who are from rural communities and commit to practicing in rural areas upon graduation.
Grand County High junior Anika Scherer was one of a handful of Utah students out of more than 800 to win an award in the Clean Air Poster Contest.
One hundred years ago the United States emerged as a global power and paragon of democracy. In 1920, women finally got the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and on Feb. 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded to educate women about the rights and responsibilities of suffrage and how to effectively participate in the democratic process.
The officers of the Moab Valley Fire Department at a recent ceremony presented the coveted Firefighter of the Year Award for 2019 to Ronnie Dolphin, “For outstanding service to the people of the Moab Valley,” according to the department.
The Moab Chamber of Commerce honored the late Don Knowles with the Citizen of the Year Award for 2019 during its annual banquet in November. A further tribute to Knowles happened at a luncheon Dec. 17.
Ron Pierce of Moab receives a 25-year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office. Presenting the award is John Kyle, the NWS’s data acquisition program manager. Pierce has provided The Times-Independent with weather information for many years.