Wayne County to Spark Humanities Conversations Again in 2019

WAYNE COUNTY – From playing Jacks to constructing sushi rolls, the first season of Wayne County’s cultural heritage grant project was declared a success by those who participated in the program. Whether exploring the lives of the Native peoples and pioneers who lived on this land before us or connecting our traditions to those found around the globe, the Sparking […]

This is a Letter Celebrating the Very Kindest of Strangers

Earlier this month my husband and I came through Panguitch, where we lunched at Kenny Ray’s Café. In Zion the next day I realized that my wallet was missing—lost? stolen? Unable to find it after a ransacking search of our van, I canceled my credit cards and we continued our travels. While visiting our son and daughter-in-law in Las Vegas, […]

Wild Water is Not a Fish Farm

Seeking solace I sit in a meadow by a creek…within moments river songs begins to soothe my weary heart. The scene is idyllic, like something from a long ago time, with tree leaves breezing on a late spring day, birds in the branches singing to the setting sun and crickets adding their steady rhythmic beat. Fish are literally jumping out […]

Boulder Announces Music in the Park

BOULDER – The Boulder Arts Council has created a new arts event this year with Music in the Park. There will be incredible talent at the Boulder Town Park under the pavilion on the First Saturday of June, August and September. No need to include July since that first weekend is already packed with the 4th of July Celebration organized […]

Chef “Q”: Torrey Grill & BBQ Serves Barbecue with a Twist

TORREY – The dining room at Torrey Grill & BBQ has a couple of white boards where guests can find the special side dishes and salads and desserts of the day. In addition, the white boards may include an aphorism or two, such as, “Life is better with Q.” “I don’t know. Do you think people will get it?” asked […]

McKay G. Bailey

ESCALANTE – McKay G Bailey, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Escalante, Utah on Sunday, May 20, 2018. McKay was born on February 16, 1930, to Gail and Reva Bailey in Richfield, Utah. He graduated from Escalante High School and continued his education in auto mechanics in Salt Lake City, Utah. During the Korean War, he served […]

Golda Cottam 1935 – 2018

ESCALANTE – Golda Henderson Cottam, 82, of Escalante, passed away May 27, 2018 in Cedar City. She was born July 12, 1935 in Cannonville to George Judson and Fern Ora Goulding Henderson, the 11th of 12 children. She married Rodney Cottam, September 8, 1957 at Bryce Canyon. He preceded her in death September 16, 2000. Golda was raised in Cannonville […]

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ESCALANTE – Vergean Porter, 91, lifelong resident of Escalante passed away May 22, 2018 in Cedar City resulting from a 7-month illness. He was born at home in Escalante to Roland and Mina Haws Porter on November 23, 1926. He married Carolyn Spencer on September 21, 1948 in Salt Lake City. They would have celebrated their 70th anniversary this year. […]