Adam McEwen

PANGUITCH – Adam Wyatt McEwen, 32, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Adam was born on May 9, 1984 in Choteau, Montana to loving parents, Steven Eugene and Leslie Diane Kirby McEwen. Adam was raised and spent most of his life in Panguitch, Utah, with occasional periods in Salt Lake City where he worked […]

Elaine Chidester Matthews

PANGUITCH – Elaine Chidester Matthews, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed from this life May 31, 2016, in Panguitch, Utah. Elaine was born July 21, 1939, in Highland, Utah to James Earl and Thelma Esma Strasburg Chidester. Elaine’s childhood was spent in the Highland area. She graduated from American Fork High School in 1957. Following high school, she studied […]

Garfield School District – Class of 2016 & New District Employees

I would like to congratulate the class of 2016. It was a privilege for me to attend all three graduation commencement ceremonies for the high schools in Garfield County School District and acknowledge each student as they received their diploma. I would also like to thank the private business, individuals, hospital, and cities who provide our students with scholarships to […]

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Issues Proclamation Lauding Historic Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon

BRYCE CANYON CITY – Ruby’s Inn, which offers the closest lodging to Bryce Canyon National Park, was hand-delivered a proclamation Monday from Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s Chief of Staff, Justin Harding, in recognition of the lodge’s centennial. Harding read the proclamation at a ceremony inside Ruby’s Inn. In it, the governor lauded the vision of Reuben and Minnie Syrett, who […]

Entrada Board Attends the Ground Breaking Ceremony

TORREY – The Entrada Institute has taken the first step in transforming their organization from a powerful, local nonprofit into a world-class center for promoting public understanding and appreciation of the natural, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Colorado Plateau. On Saturday June 28, nearly 50 people helped the Entrada Institute board break ground for the new Entrada Center and […]

Respect America by Norman McKee

PANGUITCH – In America the Beautiful, we sing “This land is your land, this land is my land”. Unfortunately, not all American citizens are respectful of America’s lands. In Southern Utah, we are extremely fortunate to live, work, and enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet earth. Question is, how do we treat these lands? Of the […]

Senator Hatch Pays a Visit to Kazan Clinic

ESCALANTE – Senator Orrin Hatch, center, paid a visit to Escalante’s Kazan Medical Clinic on Thursday, June 2. Above, Senator Hatch is joined by local officials and staff members of the Wayne Community Health Center and Escalante’s Kazan Medical Clinic, and residents from Escalante. Locals shared stories with the senator regarding the importance of their new clinic to receiving medical […]

Vaccination Clinic Hosted by Color Country Animal Welfare

WAYNE COUNTY – Color Country Animal Welfare will host a vaccination clinic from 9:00 to 3:00 on June 25th at the Wayne County Fair Grounds. There are 50 vaccinations available – 25 each for cats and dogs. They will be given on a first come, first serve basis. However appointments are required. Please call 435.491.2050 to reserve your spot. Dogs […]