The Moab Mosquito Abatement District Board will seek a tax increase after enduring a substantial struggle coping with one of Moab’s worst mosquito seasons in years, but just how much additional revenue the district will need is unknown – as is the question of whether the board will even exist in another year.
A Moab woman faces felony burglary charges after she allegedly entered a local hotel, asked its front desk about job openings, then stole an employee’s credit card. Police said she admitted to the crime after they arrested her.
Utah Highway Patrol officers recently arrested two men after a woman, with whom the men had been driving north on Highway 191, told police dispatch that the men were keeping her in the car, holding her at gunpoint.
A deputy with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a man as he was driving through Moab and charged him with intent to distribute a controlled substance after officers allegedly found him high on methamphetamines and carrying seven grams of the drug, a scale and $213.
Deputies with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office seized 25 pounds of cocaine from two men during a traffic stop near Crescent Junction that started, according to police, on suspicion that the car had illegally tinted windows.
The Grand County School District said last week that “more than one” of the vaping devices it recently tested showed positive for methamphetamine, although it is unclear whose property the devices are.
The Grand County Senior Center will host an AARP driver safety class from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West.
The Home Energy Assistance Target Program will begin to take appointments for assistance starting Nov. 1. The HEAT program is for low-income residents to assist in paying the cost of heating their homes during the winter months, according to a press release from the Southeast Utah Association of Governments.
A 57-year-old Colorado man died in a paragliding accident Sunday, Oct. 6, near Blue Hills Road.
The Moab Valley Fire Protection District requested help from the Grand County Council to fill a projected $200,000 budget shortfall during a joint meeting Tuesday, but Grand County has its own budget problems that could lead to either the first property tax increase in 13 years or sweeping, across-the-board cuts to its 13 departments – including a potential reduction in force.
Dr. Russell Beecher, Moab Regional Hospital’s new visiting specialist, will give a presentation and answer questions on pain management techniques as part of Moab Regional Hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The event is free and dinner is provided, according to Kate Jagla of MRH.
Moab City Police arrested a woman Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, after witnesses said she walked into a restaurant near Main and Center streets fully naked and invited the people in the restaurant to a nearby party. The woman was accompanied by her dog, which allegedly bit an officer as they attempted to arrest the woman.