Brandon Birch 1993 – 2016

PANGUITCH – On September 24, 2016 our loving son, brother, uncle, and grandson, Richard Brandon Birch, was taken too early from this mortality back to his eternal Heavenly home. He passed away in Panguitch, Utah. Brandon was born July 8, 1993 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the son of Richard and Teresa Birch. He graduated Panguitch High School in 2012 where he […]

MPNHA’s Discovery Road Presents “Paradise on the Prairie” the Story of Clarion

CLARION, UT – The tale of Clarion, the ill-fated early 20th century Jewish agricultural experiment near Gunnison, Utah, comes alive in the newest episode of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area (MPNHA) “Discovery Road” series. Clarion spoke to the dream of Russian immigrants to America who wanted to return to the soil and carve out a future for their families. […]

Panguitch Hosts 2016 National Senior Pro Rodeo Finals

PANGUITCH – Rodeo cowboys over age 40 can still ride, lasso, holler and compete in the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association. Held for the first time in Utah, Panguitch is proud to host the National Finals on Oct. 5-8. For 43-year-old Panguitch native Lance Miller, this is the year he’s been waiting for. “Not only have I been working for […]

Celebrate the Dark Night Sky at Heritage Starfest

September 30 and October 1, 2016 CAPITOL REEF N.P. – Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute are partnering to present the 7th annual Heritage Starfest. The weekend will be full of special events, guest speakers, stargazing, telescope viewing, storytelling and more. The dark skies of Wayne County and Capitol Reef are among the darkest in the nation allowing […]

Criminal Act Leads To Power Outage – Garkane Energy – Utah

KANAB – Around 12:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon, September 24, power was knocked out for thousands of residents in Garkane’s southern system, which includes Kanab, Big Water, Orderville, Glendale, Hatch, and surrounding towns in Garfield County. It was determined that the main transformer in Kanab was shot with a high-powered rifle in multiple places. Garkane is working with local police authorities […]

Another Tornado in Panguitch, Utah

PANGUITCH – For the second time in less than a month a tornado has hit Panguitch this time causing property damage. The tornado hit at approximately 6:55 p.m. striking a building located at 609 North Main Street and taking off the roof. This caused damage to the house located on the north side.. The tornado then traveled in a northeast […]