The driver of this tour bus got into trouble exiting the Sweet Cravings parking lot at Highway 191 and 400 North Monday afternoon. His international travelers exited the bus while a tow truck operator worked to free the vehicle after the bus’s rear end bottomed out. The bus blocked off both southbound lanes of Highway 191 and traffic was impacted for quite some time.
The gift of a “generous and anonymous” donation will allow Grand County EMS to put two dozen people through the American Heart Association CPR course for free – a $50 value.
According to Moab City Police, a local woman has been arrested amid a string of burglaries over recent weeks in the area of Grand Oasis and Walnut Lane.
The United States Postal Service placed a city mail carrier with the Moab Post Office on “non-duty status” on Thursday, Sept. 5, according to Jeffrey Krafels, a spokesperson for the Inspector General of the Postal Service, after the employee became a subject in a mail theft investigation.
Utah’s Community Impact Board, a statewide entity that grants money for essential public services, preliminarily offered Grand County EMS slightly more than $5 million in a combination grant and loan on Sept. 5 when Elizabeth Tubbs, chair of the Grand County EMS Special Service District governing board, presented the need for facilities.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking information to help identify the person or persons who vandalized trailhead kiosks on public lands near Moab. This past weekend, someone cut down three large BLM wooden kiosks and knocked over a “Stop Highway Crossing” sign along State Highway 313, according to spokesperson Lisa Bryant.
Moab Mosquito Abatement District Manager Libby Nance is warning residents to drain or dump standing water on their property due to the presence in Grand County of a new invasive mosquito known as Aedes aegypti, or the “yellow fever mosquito,” which can carry the Zika virus and yellow and dengue fever.
The Southeast Utah Health Department was recently awarded $370,000 for Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting funding, according to the department.
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.
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.
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.
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.”