2019-05-03

Teasdale Amusement Hall to Hold Open House on May 6

TEASDALE – “Then we will just have to dance.” This was the response of one longtime Teasdale resident on hearing that there may not be many chairs available in time for the Teasdale Amusement Hall open house. Yes, it is indeed May 6th, and yes that is a Monday—from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Most likely there won’t be dancing—this time. […]

Dixie National Forest Invites Public Comment on Hut-to-Hut Project

Escalante – The Dixie National Forest is inviting the public to participate in a comment period ending May 10 on a Bike Hut Project on the Powell and Escalante Ranger Districts to allow Escape Adventures Inc. to install four non-permanent overnight huts on the forest. “The proposed hut locations are within the administrative boundary of the Dixie National Forest’s, Powell […]

Garfield County Commission April 22

Link to audio recording of the Garfield County Commission April 22, 2019 meeting: www.utah.gov/pmn/files/489271.mp3 GARFIELD COUNTY -The Garfield County Commissioners held their regular meeting and two combined public hearings on Apr 22. First, Commissioners’ reports: Commissioner David Tebbs attended a Bryce Canyon Partners meeting and discussed the trail closures. Visitation at Bryce has been down about 10 percent for the […]

ECAF Donates Proceeds from Art Festival Events to Local Area Schools and Scenic Byway 12 Foundation

BOULDER / ESCALANTE – The Escalante Canyons Art Festival (ECAF) Committee recently provided a portion of proceeds from two of the previous year’s special programs to local entities. Donations exceeded $2250 to the two combined. New to the festival programming roster last year was a Paint-Around event where four teams of four artists created a painting per team. Over a […]

Part 2: It’s Spring!!!

ESCALANTE – Spring is an exciting time of year for birders. There are interesting migrants passing through, resident birds are being joined by family members wintering elsewhere, and representatives of at least a dozen bird families not usually present in winter are arriving to nest. Before discussing some of these, however, let’s mop up some winter birds. At the end […]

Julia B. Sorenson 1935 – 2019

Axtell – Julia Brian Chappell Sorenson, our dear and beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed from this life and was welcomed into the next on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Centerfield, Utah, from conditions related to aging. Born June 25, 1935, in Bicknell, Utah, Julia was the oldest of 11 children born to Reed Bastian and Marjorie […]

Helen Willis

HENRIEVILLE – Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend Helen Jean Blondin Willis, age 88, passed away peacefully at Brookdale Senior Living in Cedar City, Utah on April 29, 2019. She was born July 26, 1930 in Kamas, to Harold and Veda Turnbow Blondin. She moved to Bryce Canyon to worked for Ruby Syrett, where she met […]

Lois Spencer

ESCALANTE – Lois Schow Spencer passed away April 27, 2019 in St. George. She was born on June 16, 1938 in Richfield to Ronald and Sarah McInelly Schow. Lois grew up in Escalante and there met the love of her life, Dan Spencer. They were married a few days after she graduated high school, May 29, 1956 in the St. […]