Emergency Planning— Episode Twenty-Three: Wrapping Up the Big One

WAYNE COUNTY – By now, if you have read the two previous episodes, you may be thinking we really don’t have much to worry about relative to direct earthquake damage here in Wayne County, or for that matter in Garfield County, given that we are unlikely to experience a Big One—that is to say, a quake of magnitude 6.5 or […]

Fatal Plane Crash in Wayne County Still Under Investigation

WAYNE COUNTY – On Friday May, 24th 2019, at approximately 11:22 am Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Miner’s Mountain Road in the Grover area. The reporting party called 911 to report they had witnessed a plane crash. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office requested Wayne County EMS and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue were on standby. They, then, […]

Garfield County Commission May 28

GARFIELD COUNTY – The Garfield County Commission met Monday, May 28 with three public hearings and an agenda stretching from 10 a.m. to nearly 3 p.m. First, Commissioners’ Board Reports: Commissioner David Tebbs said he’d like a draft of a restructured business license ordinance to be available for initial review at the June 10 meeting. … The State Tax Commission […]

Bryce Canyon and UDOT Study to Repair State Route 12 Available for Public Comment

BRYCE – The National Park Service (NPS) and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are partnering to improve safety and mobility on State Route 12 in Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA) between mileposts 14.42-18.16. An Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available online at www.udot.utah.gov/go/SR12BryceCanyon for public review and comment. Comments can be made from May 28, 2019 through June 27, 2019 […]

Escalante Welcomes New Postal Clerk

ESCALANTE – Joyce Taylor arrived on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 as the new clerk at the Escalante Post Office. Though she transferred from another Postal Service position at the Santa Clara (Utah) office, Joyce is no stranger to small town life, as she is originally from Bicknell. Joyce is also no stranger to Ryan Crosier, her new boss, whom she […]

Gaelynn Peterson Retires After Seven Years with USU Extension, Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY – GaeLynn Peterson joined the USU Extension, Wayne County, family in March 2012. Her interests included 4-H Youth Development, Strengthening Home and Family, and Health and Wellness. One of GaeLynn’s accomplishments early in her career was bringing the State 4-H Leadermete conference to Wayne County. This event brought hundreds of 4-H employees and volunteers to Wayne County. These […]

Vincent Paul Salvato

PANGUITCH – Vincent Paul Salvato, 77, passed away April 17, 2019 in St George, Utah. Born April 17, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY to Peter and Marie Salvato. He is survived by his wife Bobbi, brother Nick, sister Joyann, daughter Lisa (Ken) Crow, grandchildren Cameron (Kiara),and Zoe, sons DJ (Mylee) Pittel, Ryan (Gloria) Pittel, grandchildren Justyce, Jaelee, great-grandson Xavier and numerous […]