Celebrating Wayne County Heritage After Dark

WAYNE COUNTY – Whether sharing a story around the campfire or stargazing at constellations, nearly half our lives are spent living under our pristine night skies. Capitol Reef National Park’s motto “half the park is after dark” reflects our heritage of outdoor activities after dark. For instance, people have been enjoying night hikes under our clear, starry skies for generations. […]

GCTA Extends Invitation

GARFIELD COUNTY – Whether merely curious or already committed, nearly 40 people attended last week’s mid-afternoon kickoff of the Garfield County Taxpayers Association (GCTA) at the Escalante Interagency Auditorium. The purpose of the GCTA is to conduct research, disseminate information, and generally provide both a resource and a forum for county residents who want to better understand the workings of […]

Bryce Canyon National Park Prepares for Summer Visitation and Construction

BRYCE – Visitation is beginning to pick up at Bryce Canyon National Park as seasonal facilities reopen, hours are extended, and construction projects are scheduled to begin. Trail access is still limited by unstable winter conditions that inhibit the park’s ability to respond to emergencies. For visitor safety, hiking is only permitted along the Rim Trail between Inspiration and Fairyland […]

Gail Stock

MANTI – Gail Spencer Stock, 70, of Manti and formerly of Escalante and St. George, Utah, passed away on March 22, 2019 in Mt Pleasant, Utah. Gail was born on January 12, 1949 in Panguitch, Utah to Joseph Grant and LoReta Mitchell Spencer. She was raised in Escalante where she attend high school. She married Martin Stock on February 3, […]

Wayne County Commission March 18

WAYNE COUNTY – The meeting was called to order at 10:10 this morning. Commissioners Wood and Blackburn present, Commissioner Harward was in Washington DC that morning. Following the prayer and pledge, the first order of business was a conference call with Darrin Robinson of Jones and De Mille Construction regarding progress on the Hanksville Diversion project on the Fremont River […]