With the help of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Moab City Police tranquilized the female bear and are moving it to the Book Cliffs.
Two members of the Utah Legislature, the vice president of Utah State University Extension department and USU Moab Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger lobbied the Grand County Council for its financial support Tuesday in adding Extension services to the planned Moab campus.
After two pedestrians died crossing Main Street last month, a side-by-side closely missed construction workers on Mill Creek Drive, and a collision with a car injured two motorcyclists, traffic safety is on the fore of many Moabites’ minds.
Seeking “a higher quality of communication” regarding the need to ease traffic congestion at Arches National Park and, by extension, elsewhere in Grand County, Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells and Moab City Council Member Kalen Jones have worked behind the scenes trying to find ways to solve one of the most vexing problems in the region.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 on her way home from work, Moab resident Petenia Pfnister collided head-on with a truck towing a covered trailer. Pfnister was in a 65 mile per hour zone on Highway 191 south of Moab. The collision broke her left arm in a couple of places, damaged her left ankle and her left hand, but she survived.
A former longtime Grand County Sheriff’s deputy and his family’s desire to subdivide their property to provide a lot on which one of their children could build a home saw a spark of light at the end of a long tunnel Tuesday when the Grand County Council held a public hearing on his rezone request.
The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office on Sept. 11 will begin gather operations to remove excess wild horses from the perimeter and outside of the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area in Tooele and Juab counties. The operation is expected to last about nine days.
Winners of $300 scholarships awarded each year were announced during intermission at Monday’s free family concert at Old City Park. Rocky Mountain Power sponsored the concert, which is part of the Moab Music Festival.
The Bureau of Land Management proposes to offer 24 parcels, totaling nearly 13,420 acres, at the Dec. 10 quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The parcels are located on BLM-managed lands in the Canyon Country, Color Country and Green River districts.
Grand County Hospice will host its annual Volunteer Training from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 12 in Education Room 2 at Moab Regional Hospital, 450 West Williams Way.
First responders removed on a stretcher the driver of a truck that went off the road near the intersection of Mill Creek Drive and Highway 191. Grand County EMS Outreach Coordinator McKay Vowles said the man was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital and is in “serious condition.”
A tie vote doomed plans to build a 130-foot cell tower on the grounds of Old Spanish Trail Arena when the Grand County Council met earlier this month, based in large part on a perception the proposed Option and Ground Lease Agreement between the county and InSite Towers Development 2, LLC did not offer enough revenue to the county, as well as “pushback” from nearby residents opposed to the plan.