Wolverton Wins Moqui Motor Madness Prize

ESCALANTE – This year’s Moqui Motor Madness car show attracted 44 entries. The people’s choice award went to a ’56 Buick Special owned by Mike Bradley of Mayfield, Utah, and the Kermit’s Kruisers Car Club Award went to the ’53 Buick Special owned by Escalante’s William Wolverton, above. The Rodder’s Choice award went to Mitze Fuller’s Chevy Corvette; The Mayor’s […]

Best Friends Community Cat Fix Set for August 26 in Escalante

ESALANTE- With the support of Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization located in Kanab, the Escalante cat fixing crew is getting set for the next Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) of community cats.  The date is scheduled for Sunday, August 26th. Cats will be safely trapped, transported to Kanab for spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, and released back to […]

Interested in County Government Decisions?

Garfield County holds bimonthly meetings at which decisions affecting the county and towns are discussed and voted on. It is difficult for citizens to follow the issues, decisions or provide input. I have been requesting an improvement: uploading the audio recordings of their public meetings for over a year. Kane and Wayne Counties upload audio recordings of their commission public […]

County Government in Wayne County

There are four forms of county government permitted in Utah. Two forms are County Commissions and two are County Councils. And each of these two forms has two further options. The question before Wayne County voters in November is whether a study committee should be appointed to see which of these forms of government best serves the citizens of the […]

The Schools are Here to Stay. Period.

Escalante citizens would like to permanently put to rest the decades-old notion that our schools are closing. The schools are here to stay. Period. We would also like to make it clear to all concerned individuals that we will not be bussing our children. It simply is not a viable option for 56+ reasons. Plus, wouldn’t we lose 60% of […]

Freedom of the Press: Under Attack

by Brian Allfrey UTAH – When will it stop? The last few years have seen an unprecedented attack against the freedom of the press and those that tirelessly work to protect our freedoms. Known as the Fourth Estate, the press has the essential responsibility to inform the populace of the functionality of its democracy. Our Founding Fathers knew the importance […]

Garfield Commission Examines “Glamping”

GARFIELD COUNTY – Glamping (Glamour Camping) got a lot of attention at the August 13 Garfield County Commission meeting. The result of the discussion was a vote to approve a moratorium on all glamping permits in the county for the next six months (excluding municipalities) while the Planning Department determines the best way to establish requirements and controls. A resolution […]

Episode Seven – Sheltering at Home

WAYNE COUNTY – Like the info on the Grab and Go Bag, this episode is not meant to address “end of the world” scenarios. This is not to say that such a scenario is impossible, and perhaps the preparations some folks have made (think underground bunkers, etc.) might indeed allow people to survive, but into what kind of a world? […]

RESEP Clinic Holding Public Meetings in Panguitch and Escalante

PANGUITCH / ESCALANTE – The RESEP (Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program) from Dixie Regional Medical Center will be holding public informational meetings in Panguitch and Escalante on August 24, 2018. Information will be presented about the RECA law and the possible compensation available to “Downwinders” in the area. The term Downwinder is used to describe the more than 60,000 […]

Mildred Chappell Wood 1918 – 2018

ST. GEORGE / LYMAN – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Mildred Chappell Wood, age 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at her home in St. George, with her family at her side. She was born November 3, 1918 in Lyman, a daughter of George Alvin and Ethel Mae Maxfield Chappell. She graduated from […]