Two people died after falling near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park early in the morning Nov. 29. They have been identified as Torrance, California residents Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and 60-year-old Etoko Amimoto, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
A local man told Moab City Police that his family is okay after receiving a phone call from a person claiming to be from a Mexican criminal group. The caller had named and threatened to kill the man’s ex-wife, kids and mother.
The San Juan Health Service District plans to build a new rural health clinic in Spanish Valley. The district has purchased land and secured funding for the $6.4 million facility, which will be constructed on what is set to become one of the main intersections in the growing community.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently found a pipe bomb, a machete, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a backpack that allegedly belonged to a recently arrested suspect who the sheriff’s office said is a convicted felon who had two open arrest warrants against him.
A woman faces two misdemeanor charges for illegally distributing intimate photos of herself and her husband without permission and one count of misdemeanor harassment. Police arrested the woman Nov. 19 after interviews with her, the husband and a girlfriend.
Moab City Police cited the driver of a semi-truck passing through Moab with three traffic infractions, including one misdemeanor citation. Police said that, when they pulled the man over and he opened his door, they allegedly heard music from the TV show “Seinfeld” playing from his phone, which was mounted on the inside of the windshield.
A woman has been charged with assault after endangering a physician’s assistant during a medical appointment at Moab Regional Hospital. The incident occurred after the health provider told the 31-year-old woman that “there was nothing else they could do for her,” according to Moab City Police. The patient allegedly started throwing things around the room and hit the PA in the arm and chest.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Moab Regional Hospital is focused on carrying out its mission: “Our dedicated team puts the patient first, delivers quality cost-effective healthcare, and promotes wellness to all we serve,” according to a recent press release from the facility.
Dr. Kimberly Franke will give a presentation on shoulder pain and strategies to help alleviate symptoms as part of Moab Regional Hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the hospital.
The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital continues to offer convenient walk-in flu shots to residents and currently has supplies of both regular and high-dose shots (recommended for those 65 and over). Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25, according to a statement from the hospital.
One person is under arrest after a break-in last week at the Moab Grill and two attempted break-ins at nearby businesses. The suspect gave police the names of three other people he said were involved during the evening of the break-in, but according to Moab Police Chief Bret Edge, one of the people may not exist and the two others likely had no involvement.
A recent report from nonprofit Voices for Utah Children shows how well Grand County’s youth are doing in educational, health and economic terms compared to the rest of the state and country. Among the starkest findings: The county has the second worst insurance rate for children in the state.