Southeast Utah Group of National Parks officials began burning piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash Monday, Feb. 10. Burns can occur throughout February, March, and April as conditions allow, according to a statement from the group.
A car that remained in the passing lane moving at nearly 15 mph under the speed was enough to earn the attention of a Grand County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday. Before he was done, two men were in custody and about eight pounds of marijuana were confiscated.
According to Carolina Infante, a friend of the Camey family, funeral services for Israel and his father Vilsar Camey, who died as a result of Sunday’s car crash, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Grand Center. The service, which is scheduled to last until 1:30 p.m., will move to the Grand County Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Israel Camey, the 10-year-old boy involved in Sunday’s car crash, has died. He had sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident, which also killed his father, Vilsar.
According to Moab Police Chief Bret Edge, local pastor Vilsar Camey died at the age of 45 in Sunday’s car crash on Main Street, and his 10-year-old son, Israel was flown to Salt Lake City in critical condition after the collision.
One Moab resident has died and three other people were injured after a pickup truck collided with at least two other vehicles at the intersection of Center Street and Main Street in a crash that occurred shortly before 8:09 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Officers with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently reported finding 250 pounds of marijuana during a search of an SUV a deputy had initially pulled over for tinted windows and closely following vehicles ahead of it.
Veteran-led Team Rubicon volunteers will assist in ongoing fire mitigation efforts, debris management, sawyer operations, volunteer organizations active in disasters (VOAD) integration, heavy equipment operations, training and education, and spontaneous volunteer management when they return to Moab next month. These efforts will be in coordination with local and state authorities.
Moab Head Start shared a “great big thanks” to Whitney Saggboy and Sandy Jacobsen of Grand County EMS for sharing about what they do on the job and for showing the group inside the ambulance.
Two San Juan County residents who returned from a trip to China are no longer being actively monitored for coronavirus and were at low risk to contract the virus, according to the Utah Department of Health.
According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, local Deputy Jamison Wiggins saved an elderly man and his dog from a residential fire on Sunday, Jan. 26. The man and his daughter were treated for smoke inhalation; the man was transported to Moab Regional Hospital and has since been released.
Choosing her words as carefully as a man walking through a minefield chooses his next step, Moab Regional Hospital CEO Jen Sadoff in an interview with The Times-Independent expounded on what impacts a planned health clinic on the San Juan County side of Spanish Valley could have on MRH’s bottom line and future plans.