William D. Duckett

HATCH – Our loving dad, Bill Duckett, 86, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on July 18, 2017 in Fort Mohave, Arizona. He was born June 25, 1931 in Long Beach, California to Lucy Ruth Mitchell and James Franklin Duckett. Bill was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called […]

Becky Castleman 1955 – 2017

REDMOND/ESCALANTE – Becky Marie Norman Castleman, 62, of Redmond, UT passed away on August 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 15, 1955 in Panguitch, UT to John Ellis and Yukon Griffin Norman. Becky was raised in Escalante, UT and attended local schools. She married and had one son, Jonathan. She later divorced and moved to […]

Sushi, Sliders…or Both? Hummus & Heifer Spices up Panguitch Valley’s Cuisine

PANGUITCH – Listen up, vegetarians. And meat eaters—don’t go away—there’s something here for you, too. But first, vegetarians. If you’re a vegetarian you know it can be tough in the rural outback eating out at restaurants. It often means hoping you are in the mood for the one or two vegetarian-compatible items on a menu, or creating a meal out […]

Meet New USU Extension Family Consumer Science Faculty: Callie Ward

PANGUITCH – Being a small town girl and living on a cattle ranch in Central Utah, I was heavily involved in agriculture and participated in 4-H and FFA. My fondest memories are focused around a show barn filled with the smell of fresh sawdust and animals, the sounds of clippers at work with kids climbing panels, and that overly intense parent […]

11th Annual Geology Festival a Success at Bryce Canyon National Park

BRYCE, UT – In its 11th year, Bryce Canyon’s Annual Geology Festival (GeoFest) was a great success. “We didn’t come to Bryce because of the GeoFest, but it was such a great addition!” and “This was fantastic for the kids!” were typical of comments made by its many visitors. Dr. Rebecca McKean’s keynote presentations, “Life and Death in the Cretaceous […]

Smartphone Photography Workshop at Capitol Reef National Park

CAPITOL REEF N.P. – Artist-in-Residence Kit Frost will be teaching smartphone photography techniques at Capitol Reef National Park on Thursday, August 10, 2017. This workshop will be conducted from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Picnic Area, One mile south on the Scenic Drive. Kit will demonstrate simple techniques to take quality still shots, videos, panoramics and time-lapse photographs […]