Local Park Service Staff Serve Country While Protecting Our National Parks

BRYCE CANYON N.P. – The National Park Service Staff at Bryce Canyon is indeed diverse and very talented. There are some employees who also serve through the Reserves or the Army National Guard. Brian Roanhorse, Visual Information Specialist/Interpretation at Bryce Canyon National Park, is also a Citizen Warrior with the U.S. Army Reserve and is an active member with the […]

Garfield County Tourism Office Awards

PANGUITCH – The Garfield County Office of Tourism in January awarded $50,000 through its Event Funding Program to help local non-profit organizations host community events in 2016. “Community events serve a valuable purpose for both residents and tourists,” said Falyn Owens, director of Garfield County’s tourism office. “Not only do these events boost local businesses, but they also draw visitors […]

Wayne School District Superintendent Torgerson to Retire

BICKNELL – Superintendent Burke Torgerson, the Wayne County School District Superintendent, announced his plans for retirement from that position effective July 1, 2016. Superintendent Torgerson handed his notice of retirement to the Wayne School Board in the January 13, 2016 Board Meeting. Superintendent Torgerson is a native of Wayne County and has been employed by Wayne School District his entire […]

Vera Olsen 1926 – 2016

Panguitch – On January 23, 2016, our beloved mother and grandmother, Vera Jean Anderson Olsen, passed away at her home in Panguitch, at the age of 89, just five days shy of her 90th birthday. She was born January 28, 1926 in Ephraim to Kenneth and Margaret Jewkes Anderson. She was one of 13 siblings. She married Max Draper in […]