Turnabout Youth “Runners” Commit Car Theft, Burglary

ESCALANTE – On Thursday, February 22, Escalante resident Stephanie Minnaert, woke up to find her car gone. Two male youths, students at Escalante’s Turnabout Ranch, a facility that treats 13 to 17 year olds with emotional and behavioral problems, had gone missing the previous day. Around 7 a.m. Minnaert called the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, reaching Deputy Sheriff Ray Gardner, […]

Journey to Fish Lake, Utah’s Fishing Gem and Home to “Trembling Giant”

LOA – Located just 22 miles from the historic Road Creek Inn in Loa, Fish Lake is Utah’s largest natural mountain lake offering trophy fishing and bird watching opportunities, as well as a variety of outdoor recreation including remote country backpacking, horseback riding, and off-highway vehicle use on designated trails. Located in the Fishlake National Forest in central Utah, Fish […]

WHS Participates in District Day on the Hill: Wayne High School Band and Choir Perform in Capitol Rotunda

SALT LAKE CITY – Each year the legislature spends several months, during January, February and March, working on legislation to help improve the State of Utah. While in session many individuals and groups provide information to our Senators and Representatives. One opportunity our school districts have to provide information to our legislators is the District Day on the Hill. On […]

Alvin Cripe

PANGUITCH – Alvin Don Cripe, 82, passed away peacefully at his brother-in-law Doug Talbot’s home surrounded by his family in Panguitch, Utah on February 23, 2018 from causes related to Alzheimer’s. He was born October 19, 1935 in Longview, Washington to Calvert Quinter and Mabelle Elizabeth Thompson Cripe. He had one younger sister.   Al’s family moved to Everett, Washington […]

Weaving Across Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY – From baskets to rugs, weaving has been part of the cultural heritage of Wayne County for thousands of years. Locally, people associated with the Fremont and later the Southern Paiute cultures wove baskets using local fibers such as willow branches and pine needles. They gathered the resin from Pinyon Pine trees to make pitch that was used […]