Thais Griffin

ESCALANTE – Thais Roe Griffin, age 86 passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017 surrounded by her husband and loving family in Panguitch, Utah. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. Thais was born September 1, 1930 to Wilford and Ruby Roe in Salina, Utah. She was the fourth of six children. She graduated […]

Danny Mullen

PANGUITCH – Otis Daniel Mullen, 59, passed away July 3, 2017 at his home in Panguitch. He was born October 15, 1957 in Cambridge, NY to Otis Henry and Beaulah Myrtle Glover Mullen. Danny enjoyed fishing and going to rock & roll and country music concerts. He loved to volunteer at the Western Legends Festival in Kanab. He especially enjoyed […]

Noel C. Lyman

OREM – Noel Cleverley Lyman unexpectedly passed away July 16, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family. Noel was born December 20, 1957. He was the son of Truman Snow Lyman and Leona Cleverley Lyman. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Michelle. Noel and Michelle were sealed in the Washington, DC temple on June 18, 1981 and began […]

Larry Knighton “MacTavish” Torgerson

BICKNELL – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Larry Knighton “MacTavish” Torgerson passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017 in Provo, Utah. Larry was born February 24, 1943 in Richfield, Utah to Arthur Henry and Alice Luella Knighton Torgerson. He graduated in 1961 from Wayne High School in Bicknell, Utah. He attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, […]

Alden Black 1925 – 2017

PANGUITCH – R. Alden Black passed away July 26, 2017 in St. George, Utah. He was born September 14,1925 in Hurricane, Utah. He was the eldest of six children born to Rial and Kathleen Isom Black. Alden grew up and attended high school in Hurricane. He married Mary A. Parkinson, his high school sweetheart, on October 23, 1944 in Hurricane, […]

Garfield County School District Proposes Tax Increase

GARFIELD COUNTY – On August 17, the Garfield County School District will present information to the public about a tax increase. Sounds ominous, right? Here’s the rest of the story. The district is replacing the elementary schools in Bryce Valley and Panguitch within the next few years. It has saved over $10 million to accomplish the task. While that is […]

The Old is New Again

The Old House at Center and Main Grand Opening August 5th TORREY – One of the oldest standing wood frame houses in Torrey, left abandoned and empty for years, is getting a new lease on life thanks to the vision and hard work of Don Gomes and Annie Holt. Located in the heart of town, The Old House at Center […]

Garfield County Passes Resource Management Plan

PANGUITCH – The Garfield County Commission held a public hearing on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 25, following their regular meeting, to accept public comment on Garfield County’s newly drafted Resource Management Plan. With just two constituents in attendance to make comment, the hearing was brief and the plan was approved unanimously by Commissioners Pollock and Taylor. Commissioner Tebbs was […]

Wayne County Businesses Shared Information, Great Food and Entertainment at WCBA General Meeting

TORREY – Members of the Wayne County Business Association were treated to a brisk program, a sumptuous buffet style lunch and live music during their general meeting on July 26, 2017, hosted by Gary and Francine Hallows at The Saddlery. There’s a lot going on in Wayne County with both new businesses and changes taking place at existing establishments. Nycole […]

Skepticism Should be Order of the Day When Evaluating Political Statements about Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M.

Reading the “news of the day” about the campaign to shrink or terminate Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument can leave the impression that the debate is between “locals” and “outsiders”. Which side am I on? My great great grandfather, Albert King Thurber, brought the first church cattle herds into Wayne County in 1875. The next year he founded the town of […]