Stephanie Zimmerman, 1982-2020

On June 15, 2020, our beloved Stephanie was taken from us in a tragic car accident. Stephanie Marie Hansell Zimmerman was born July 11, 1982 to Kelly Sims and Pete Hansell. She graduated Grand County High in 2000 with a 4.0 GPA. She was the Homecoming Queen her senior year and won the Sterling Scholarship Award. Stephanie’s passion was gardening. […]

Monticello PD to disband June 30

By Bill Boyle, Editor, The San Juan Record The Monticello Police Department will disband June 30 and law enforcement services will be contracted through the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department. A contract for the change was approved at the June 9 meeting of the Monticello City Council. The five-year contract between the city and county is $230,000 per year. The […]

Sex offender gets year in jail

A Moab man will spend a year in the Grand County Jail following convictions involving unlawful sexual activity with a teenager. Samuel Beauregard, 45, faced up to five years in prison on each of three counts he faced. Grand County Chief Deputy Attorney Matt Brooks said the matrix from the state recommended Beauregard serve between zero and 120 days in […]

Hit-and-run accident leads to felony DUI arrest

A 50-year-old man was arrested for his third alleged DUI within 10 years Saturday after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper investigating a hit-and-run crash found him and a woman trying to change a perfectly fine tire. Kevin Howard Harris was also charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to remain at the […]

Barbara Gerety, 1949-2020

Barbara Gerety, many of us knew her as “B,” died at home on June 12. She was born Barbara Anne Chukoski in 1949. Her parents immigrated from Ukraine to Canada before being allowed to come to the U.S. Her early childhood was spent in Boulder, Colorado. She lived at the edge of what was then a small town and played […]

Jerry Pruitt, 1940-2020

Jerry Pat Pruitt was born on April 21, 1940 in Mountainair, New Mexico to Walter Pat Pruitt and Gracie Thelma Beevers. He passed away in Roswell, New Mexico on June 12, 2020. Jerry spent his school years in Melrose, New Mexico, graduating from Melrose High in 1958. Jerry married Patricia McCutchen in 1959 in Clovis, New Mexico. To this marriage […]

New publication highlights natural hazards near Bullfrog, Wahweap areas of Lake Powell

Stunning landscapes and a variety of recreational opportunities centered on Lake Powell attract nearly 4.4 million visitors annually to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; however, the active geologic processes that shaped this rugged landscape can create hazardous conditions for visitors, employees, and infrastructure, according to a statement from the National Park Service. To assist the NPA manage and mitigate natural […]

Seniors at higher risk of scams due to COVID-19

Monday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Utah Department of Commerce used the occasion to urge Utahns to be alert to the dangers to seniors from investment fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Utahns look out for one another. We care for those in need in our communities,” said Chris Parker, executive director of the Department of Commerce. “Today […]

Youth Garden Project reaffirms commitment to equality

In common with many organizations and individuals across the country, the Youth Garden Project team is reeling from the recent events across the nation, and wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts and define our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Youth Garden Project wholeheartedly acknowledges the systemic racism that is woven into the fabric of this country. […]

Man arrested after striking someone with a metal cane

Samuel Joseph Welch is not a sharing man. Welch, 47, allegedly punched a man who asked for a drink from Welch’s bottle of vodka in front of the Moab Pizza Hut on Friday and then cracked open the man’s skull with a metal cane. He faces a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of intoxication and disorderly conduct. […]