Every year during the Easter week holiday here in Moab you can count on two things: The Jeeps will come and the Moab Police Department will disappear.
Outgoing Moab Police Chief Jim Winder has taken a job with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office as chief of investigations where he will work under the direction of DA Sim Gill.
It’s hard to not be a little bitter. To feel a little used. To have “professionals” from the big city come on down to little old Moab and help us deal with our problems, only to have them leave because our style doesn’t fit their lives. To have them leave when they really had no intention of staying. To have them leave after they’ve jacked up salary levels that are beyond prudent budgets and could be spent on more meaningful things than inflated payrolls.
Administrators at the Grand County School District put all district schools on lockdown near the end of the school day on Monday, March 11, after mistaking U.S. Marshals for a threat to school safety.