To the Water Guardians

I was struck by Constance Lynn’s letter in the recent issue of the Insider. While Rotenone poisoning of Boulder Creek is horrendous and efforts to force agencies to use non-toxic controls are essential, the health of Boulder Creek appears to be negatively impacted by excessive nutrient loading (eutrophication). While visiting the area over Memorial Day, I hiked off of Hwy […]

Arwin (Buck) James Buckles

CEDAR CITY – Arwin (Buck) James Buckles, age 89, passed away peacefully of natural causes in his sleep on May 25, 2018 in Cedar City, Utah. He was born on July 30, 1928 in Oklahoma, to Anona and James (Jimmy) Buckles. Arwin (Buck) served during the Korean War as an Army Medic between 1950 and 1952. He lived in Los […]

Ryan Carter

ESCALANTE – Ryan Lawton Carter, 41, was tragically taken from us in a motorcycle accident on June 9, 2018 in Escalante. Ryan was born August 27, 1976 in Phoenix. Arizona. Our husband, father, son, brother and BEST friend had no rival. He was a man of his word, loyal without condition and the glue that held us all together. His […]

Wells Arthur McInelly

ESCALANTE – Wells Arthur McInelly was born to Arthur Ernest McInelly and Twila Mary Moosman on September 24, 1931 in Escalante, Utah. He graduated from Escalante High School in 1949 and worked one year to help provide for his father’s large family. Wells then served a 2-year mission for the LDS Church in Northern California from 1951 to 1953.  Wells […]

Feathers: A Chorus at Dawn; The Declining Bird Population and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

by Kathy Munthe It was 5:30AM and just barely light. Jens and I stood on Main Canyon Rd., ready to start one of 5 Breeding Bird Surveys we do for U.S. Fish & Wildlife each year. Few voices reached our ears at first: the dry rattle of a Chipping Sparrow, sing-song notes of a Robin, 2-note chirrup of a Dusky […]