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    Contrary to the rest of the valley, Rim Village has a problem with too much water. The Spanish Valley subdivision has been repeatedly flooded when it rains. Homeowners Association Manager and Rim Village resident Duane Stewart presented to the Grand County Council on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to explain...
    A teen has been charged with the devastating June 12 Cinema Court fire that destroyed several houses and properties. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office announced July 26 that a local 16-year-old has been charged with “reckless burning and causing a catastrophe.” The name of the juvenile has not...
    The Grand County School District will host a “truth in taxation” public hearing Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. regarding the proposal to increase its property tax revenue. Citizens are invited to express their concerns. The event will be held at the Grand County School District board room located at...

Moab Police Cheif
Jim Winder

    By mid-August the Moab Police Department will be at full staff for the first time in years, according to Police Chief Jim Winder, but the Grand County Sheriff’s Office is still short on people.     “It’s been many years since the agency has been fully staffed,” Winder said. “When I first...
    During its last budget season the Moab City Council discussed how to give money to local organizations. Should they continue to offer waivers of municipal fees for some causes and events? Or would it be better to directly sponsor events and organizations? The council decided to stop giving fee...
    The third quarter meeting of the Moab Tailings Project Steering Committee was held during a time of transition. The Tuesday, July 31 meeting was the last official day for Lee Shenton, who served as the community liaison for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action project since its...
    Moab could become the second city in Utah to enact a plastic bag ban. Dr. Roslynn Brain McCann presented a proposed resolution to the Moab City Council to limit the use of single-use plastic bags in Moab on Wednesday, July 25. A vote on the proposal will occur at a future date.     “Up to 80...
    At the July 27 meeting of the Moab Transit Authority Study Committee, members discussed various ways to improve Moab’s public transportation system. Topics ranged from the familiar – namely buses, trains and bikes – to more innovative ideas regarding flying cars. With the future of Moab’s...
    An inmate at the Utah State Prison is awaiting a parole board decision in his murder of a highway patrolman near Green River 25 years ago. This is his second request for parole.     Jason Scott Pearson was 18 in 1993 when he fired a rifle at Utah Highway Patrol cars chasing him on Interstate 70...
Tammy McFadden, the Moab post office’s new postmaster, started work in June. McFadden left her postmaster position in Evanston, Wyo., to move to Utah. After coming on vacation 18 years ago, McFadden and her husband fell in love with the Moab area. They wanted to retire here, but once she saw the...

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