Lora Dean Griffiths

FREMONT – Lora Dean Girffiths, age 47, passed away December 2, 2016 at her home in Fremont. She was born November 17, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Thomas Chase and Norma Dean Forsyth Griffiths. She graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1988. She married David K. Johnson, May 15, 1986 in Teasdale, Utah. They were […]

Virginia (Ginny) Sall

TORREY – Virginia (Ginny) Sall, 93, of Torrey, Utah, passed away on December 3, 2016. Virginia was born on May 30, 1923 in Malden, Ma. She married Edward Sall on June 30, 1941. They lived in Brooklyn, New York Massapequa , Long Island, New York, before moving to Orlando, Florida. She was a homemaker , driver for Avis, and worked […]

Jimmy Lee Woolsey

ESCALANTE – “Jimmy Mac”, beloved husband, father and best friend was taken way too soon tragically, on December 6, 2016 near Escalante, Utah. He was born August 21, 1955 in Richfield, Utah. He married his best friend, Brenda Roundy on April 17, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jimmy loved the outdoors. He was most at home hiking, fishing, hunting, camping […]

Iconic Hoodoo “The Sentinel” Falls in Bryce Canyon National Park

BRYCE CANYON – Large sections of The Sentinel have fractured before. The most major of these transformations occurred in July of 1986 when a paddle-like section of the formation crumbled and was found on the trail below. Subsequent years of frost-wedging, wind, and rain reduced the remaining spire to a gravity-defying form recognizable to more recent visitors. “This is a […]

Escalante City Council

ESCALANTE – The Escalante city Council met on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 during their regular meeting time at 6pm. Mayor Jerry Taylor, and council members Guy Graham, Louise Barnes, Melanie Torgerson, and Greg Allen were present as well as city recorder Stephanie Steed. Mayor Taylor opened the meeting with a few comments about the day, and talked about what a […]

Local Family Decorates and Donates Tree in Memory of Father

ESCALANTE – For 45 years the Festival of Trees has ushered in the Holiday Season in Utah. The event is held at the South Town Expo center the week following Thanksgiving. More importantly, every penny raised helps children at Primary Children’s Hospital. This year the family of Curt Richins felt inspired to decorate and donate a tree in honor of […]

Bryce Valley Alumna Receives Teacher of the Year Award

BRYCE VALLEY – Laycee Johnson was notified that she has been selected as Utah’s “Teacher of the Year” for Family and Consumer Sciences. Passion and hard work have made Laycee Johnson an outstanding Family and Consumer Science teacher for the past 19 year. Her career has encompassed 14 years at the middle school level and 5 years at the high […]

Escalante Grieves

ESCALANTE – Escalante is mourning the death of father, husband, friend and neighbor, Jimmy Woolsey, who lost his life the morning of Tuesday, December 6 at the hands of a student at Escalante’s Turnabout Ranch, where Mr. Woolsey worked as a night guard. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Mr. Woolsey was with a group of students around a campfire when he […]