Experts and community leaders discussed high-level problems and solutions regarding recycling, as well as some of the particulars of the process of recycling in Moab, during a League of Women Voters-hosted event at the library on Monday, March 11.
Rep. Mike McKell (R-Spanish Valley) attempted to pass his bill that would have banned bans on plastic bags, preempting rules passed in Moab and Park City.
The last days of the Utah Legislature will be filled with a frenzy of activity, with some notable efforts on new bills dying, and others taking hold. Still climbing through the legalization process is an effort that would require rural counties to have a three-person county commission, outlawing any grassroots effort to approve another kind of government.
After attempting to get his bill to the floor of the Utah House of Representatives, Rep. Mike McKell (R-Spanish Fork) was jeered by his colleagues in the Utah Legislature who were opposed to his bill, H.B. 320, which would have preempted local bans on the use of plastic bags in Park City and Moab.
Can you hear me now? The Moab Police Department has gone digital.
Police arrested the driver of a semi truck on Sunday after they said he veered out of his lane and hit a car, causing minor injuries and disabling the car. The accident occurred at roughly 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the intersection of Center and Main.
The trial of a man accused of murder has been postponed pending a mental competency review.
Utah gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.33 per gallon Monday, March 11, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 17.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
The City of Moab in a statement released Tuesday, March 12, announced Nora Shepard has been hired to lead the planning department. Shepard will join city staff April 15.
The Bureau of Land Management’s Moab field office has withdrawn a multi-year special recreation permit authorizing a private helicopter company to shuttle customers in and out of Mineral Bottom, south of Labyrinth Canyon and north of Canyonlands National Park in the Green River corridor.