Bryce Canyon Featured in Google’s 360° Virtual Tour

BRYCE CANYON N.P. – To commemorate the National Parks Service’s 100th birthday, the NPS teamed up with Google to put together a 360° video tour of five national parks, including Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Park Ranger Kevin Poe guides and narrates the Bryce Canyon portion in The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. He takes the viewer through tall […]

DWR Recommends Bait Fishing & Archery Hunt Strategy Changes

Changes for 2017 and 2018 will be discussed at public meetings. SALT LAKE CITY – Utah is the only state in the West that doesn’t allow anglers to use corn for bait. That might change in 2017, though. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending a two-year pilot study at eight waters in Utah. The study would help biologists […]

Wayne Community Health Center Hires New Executive Director

BICKNELL – Wayne Community Health Center’s Board of Directors has chosen a new Executive Director to take the helm of our rural healthcare facilities located in both Wayne and Garfield Counties. Evan Christensen, RN,BS,MBA worked in the medical field for 25 years and graduated with his Masters in Healthcare Business Administration in 2015. Evan was a Director of Nursing for […]

Paint and Palette Community Workshop with GSENM Artist in Residence

September 8, from 7 – 9 PM Escalante Interagency Visitor Center ESCLANATE – Join Loretta Domaszewski, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s 20th Anniversary Artist In Residence for 2016 in a fun-filled two-hour adult workshop creating your own painting with step-by-step instruction. Inspired by natural rock formations and beautiful expansive skies of the surrounding area, each participant will follow along with a […]

Six-Day Search Effort Locates Missing Hiker

PAGE, AZ – After a friend reported an overdue hiker, a multi-agency search and rescue team located him near Willow Creek Canyon in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. After six days out in the elements, he was dehydrated and sunburned, but otherwise in good health. Before departing for a day hike on August, 29, a 72-year-old Richfield, Utah man informed […]

Connie Bailey Jepsen 1930 – 2016

ESCALANTE/CEDAR CITY – Connie Bailey Jepsen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home in Cedar City, UT. Connie was born November 8, 1930 in Escalante, UT to Clive and Nellie Littlefield Bailey and was the first of three daughters. Raised in Escalante she attended elementary and High […]

Baseball is Hot; Volleyball Playing Well

The baseball team had a great last week, winning all three games that they played. On last Friday they went down to Valley for a match up with the #2 team in the state. Jerom Frandsen pitched a dozers of a game, he went 10 innings and only gave up one run. In the top of the 10th inning, Jace […]

When Does the District Get Paid?

  by Tracy Davis, Superintendent, Garfield County School District A few weeks back I talked about the WPU (weighted pupil unit) and other state funds, but that is not enough to run our schools. So where else does our revenue come from? During November of each year, local citizens pay their property taxes, which provide a large portion of revenue […]