Thomas Dale Martin 1945 – 2017

  MOAB/ARIZONA – Thomas Dale Martin, 71, Passed Monday, February 6th 2017 at his home in Peoria, Arizona surrounded by his family. Born in Moab, Utah April 4th, 1945 to Earl and Neva Martin. Married to Gloria Johnson, May 8th 1971. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one son, Lance. Survived by his eternal companion, Gloria Martin, […]

Cross Country & Wrestling State Champion, Jonah Schoppe, Accepts Full Ride Scholarship

  PANGUITCH – Jonah Schoppe, one of the all-time great runners from PHS has accepted a full tuition scholarship, including books to the College of Southern Idaho in Idaho Falls. Yesterday, surrounded by his parents, brother, coaches and PHS Cross Country teammates, he signed his name on the dotted line and made it official! In true Jonah fashion, he had little […]

Wayne County Commission Reviews Hanksville Diversion Plans

LOA – The Wayne County Commission met during their regular meeting time on Monday, February 6 at 10am.   It was a short meeting agenda, but two events made for a longer, in-depth meeting. First was a civics lesson with Mrs. Torgerson’s fifth grade class from Loa Elementary, and second was a project update on the Hanksville Canal Company’s engineering […]

Kane County Commission Passes Resolution to Minimize Monument Boundaries

  KANAB – Kane County’s, Monday, February 6 commission meeting was standing room only, and was moved from commission chambers to the largest available court room to accommodate the crowd that showed up to respond to Kane County Resolution No. R 2017-1. The resolution states Kane County’s “Intent to identify the minimum area necessary for the Grand Staircase – Escalante […]

Escalante City Council Weighs Zoning Change Request

  ESCALANTE – The Escalante City Council chambers were packed for the February 6 council meeting. Topics of interest included a public hearing regarding a requested zoning change, the selection and swearing in of a new city council member, and discussion of street lighting. All current members of the council were present, including Mayor Melani Torgerson, Greg Hughes, Marlene Stowe, […]