What is a LEPC and Do We Have One?

WAYNE COUNTY – Contrary to popular opinion LEPC does not stand for Let’s Eat Pizza Committee but rather Local Emergency Planning Committee. To quote from the Utah State Department of Public Safety: Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) are community-based organizations that assist in preparing for emergencies. They are required to develop an emergency response plan, review it annually and inform […]

Upper Colorado River Pilot Program Paying Irrigators to Leave Water for Lake Powell Will End After 2018

by Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism SANTA FE — A four-year pilot program that paid ranchers and farmers in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico about $200 per acre-foot of water saved by fallowing fields in order to boost water levels in Lake Powell will be put on hold after 2018. On Wednesday, the five members of the Upper Colorado River […]

Christina Brown Design Creates Interiors that Work

LOA – Who hasn’t looked around the house and thought, “Gee, it would be nice to spruce this place up. But how? And what can I afford?” Owning a home, or building one from scratch, presents a lot of design and design-related cost challenges. Interior spaces—the parts of a building that we actually live and work in—are often the last […]

Hartnet Permit Buyout

The permit to graze cattle on the Hartnet Allotment, on the northern edge of Capitol Reef National Park, was recently sold by the Pace family to the National Wildlife Federation and Western Watersheds Project, for a price nearly double the going rate for AUMs in the area. The Paces drove a hard bargain, and are to be commended for taking […]

Letter to Rep. Stewart from the Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance

Dear Rep. Stewart, We, the undersigned, constitute the executive board of the Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance (MESA).  We represent a growing grassroots nonprofit organization comprised of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with friends and allies. Church leaders have long encouraged members to be engaged in political and community affairs. Recent and timely Church announcements […]

Panguitch City Water Bills

On June 17, 2018 – I visited Panguitch City to understand water / sewer rules. Total frustration. The city employee was equally clueless. (1) Why does it have rate increase ? Water Sewer fund is independent fund (like social security). Is it in red ? (2) If the water / sewer fund is in surplus, the rate needs to be […]

Arlevia (“Art”) Lucretia Anderson McNeill Snyder

ESCALANTE – Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend—Arlevia (“Art”) Lucretia Anderson McNeill Snyder, age 90, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Heron Place, an assisted living facility in Nampa, Idaho. Granddaughter, Laura Churchman, remembers Grandma Art as a “teacher, scientist, seamstress, stargazer, and tenacious advocate and activist for what she believed in.” Art Snyder was […]

George W. Coombs 1948 – 2018

TEASDALE – George Wyllie Coombs was born January 6, 1948 in Richfield, Utah to Guy Lewis and Phyllis Wyllie Coombs and was a lifelong resident of Teasdale, Utah. George had a tenacious work ethic working the family farm/ranch his entire life as well as 30 years at the Egan Fish Hatchery. He was an up early in the morning tough […]