Bill Talbot

PROVO – William “Bill” Hugh Talbot, bank manager for 44 years in Silicon Valley and Utah, business community leader, and chairman and founder of the Balloon Festival of America’s Freedom Festival at Provo for 33 years, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 13, 2017 in Provo. Bill was born on February 4, 1942 in Panguitch, Utah. He […]

Mary Elizabeth Carr

CLARK FORK, IDAHO – Mary Elizabeth Carr, 81, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, December 4, 2017, at home in Clark Fork, Idaho. A celebration of her life and service will be scheduled at a later date. Mary was born on October 21, 1936 on Dorne Ridge, in New Brunswick, Canada to Byron and Mabel Boone. She grew […]

Loyia T. Rees 1925 – 2017

BICKNELL – Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Loyia Torgerson Rees, age 92, passed peacefully from this life December 16, 2017 in Loa, Utah. She was born February 24, 1925 in Bicknell, Utah, the youngest of 4 girls born to Wilford Andrew and Lucy Sorensen Torgerson. Loyia married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth B. Rees May 11, […]

Merry Christmas from Garfield County School District

GARFIELD COUNTY – With Christmas season upon us, the school district held their annual Christmas card contest for district students. After sorting through 145 entries, the school board selected their final drawing. This year’s winner is Abigail Holman, an 8th grade student at Panguitch Middle School. Abbee is the daughter of Kelly and Joann Holman. Each year the district selects […]

New Burglaries in Wayne County

LOA/BICKNELL – Wayne County experienced a couple new burglaries last week, one at the Loa Post Office on the morning of December 9, followed by another at Wayne High School on December 10. On December 9, 2017 the Wayne County Sheriff’s office was called to the Loa Post Office at about 7:30am. Sheriff Taylor was dispatched and assisted by Deputy […]

Q&A: Why fossil scientists are suing Trump over monuments downsizing

by Emily Underwood In a move likely to lead to a precedent-setting court battle, President Donald Trump earlier this week dramatically downsized two national monuments in Utah. On 4 December, he lifted strict protections from about 85% of the 61,000-hectare Bears Ears National Monument, which was created by former President Barack Obama last year. And he cut in half the […]

Historical Photos, Cultural Heritage, and Preserving the Past

WAYNE COUNTY – Photos bring history alive for people of all ages. However they’re particularly important as a way to share cultural heritage with children. Whether enjoying family pictures or examining historical photos taken in familiar locations around rural south-central Utah, the National Endowment for the Humanities Spark Squad project will be igniting conversations about local history over the next […]

Mormon Gold Miners Take Center Stage in New Discovery Road Episode

MT. PLEASANT – In its newest episode, “Saints of Gold,” Discovery Road, the TV series sponsored by the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area (MPNHA), examines the little-known story of Mormon gold miners and their central role in the California Gold Rush. Discovery Road host James Nelson takes viewers on a tour of Marshall Gold Historic State Park with its replica […]