Utah Alliance 2019 Summer Meeting in Wayne County

  WAYNE COUNTY – In the fall of 2018, the powers that be at The Utah Alliance for Economic Development reached out to officials in Wayne County exploring the idea of hosting their 2019 summer meeting “In God’s Country.” Having had attended a highly successful and well attended Utah Alliance meeting in Orem in years prior, Wayne County didn’t immediately […]

Utah Runners Take Part in 16th Annual Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

CANNONVILLE – The 16th annual Bryce Canyon Half Marathon started with a blast, sending off over 800 florescent clad sunrise runners who threaded their way down through Bryce Canyon National Park along Hwy 12 to Cannonville Park, 13.1 miles away. Mild 60-degree temps, occasional light drizzle and cloudy skies accompanied runners to the finish line. Many Utah and local runners […]

PHS Students Attend National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California

PANGUITCH – A record number of 8,600 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Anaheim for the 2019 National Leadership Conference. This year’s conference was based on the student-originated theme, “Believe In Yourself.” Three students from Panguitch High School were among the members and took part in STAR […]

WCWCD Revisited

WAYNE COUNTY – So, citizens of Wayne County, here is more information on the Wayne County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) after several meetings on July 15, 2019. As a result of the Op. Ed. of July 4, 2019 in The Insider, a number of interested citizens contacted me with concerns and comments. I met with Ryan Torgerson, our county clerk, […]

Midget Faded Rattlesnake Found Coiled Up Beneath a Boulder

“An unusually colorful Crotalus viridus concolor. It was so cute I almost petted it, but later [GSENM Wildlife Biologist] Terry Tolbert told me this is one of the most poisonous rattlers. The critter as coiled here is three inches in diameter, maybe a bit over a foot long. It was under a boulder beneath the Fremont ruin at about MP […]

Calvin (Cal) Rotas Durfey 1936 – 2019

BICKNELL – Calvin (Cal) Rotas Durfey passed away at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in St. George, Utah. He was born in Bicknell, Utah to Rotas S. Durfey and Ethel Heaps Durfey on March 8, 1936. He grew up on the family farm outside of Bicknell graduating from Wayne High School in 1954. After graduating from high school and […]

Brian Foy

St. George / Panguitch – Brian Myers Foy, 70, headed to the 19th hole on July 19, 2019 in St George, Utah. Born in Panguitch, Utah on September 28, 1948 to Martin Vee and Mary Myers Foy. The youngest of three children, Brian was brother to Stan (Lana) Foy and Marilyn (Afton) Morgan. Brian was raised in Panguitch and graduated […]

Dorothy Henrie

RICHFIELD – Our mother, sister, grandmother, grandma great (great-great, too) and dear friend, Dorothy Riddle Henrie, 90, passed away July 18, 2019 at the Monroe Canyon Assisted Living Center, Monroe, UT with many of her family members at her side. Dorothy was born December 11, 1928 in Antimony, UT. She was the beautiful daughter of LaMawn and Amber Hanford Riddle. […]

Wayne County Commission July 15

WAYNE COUNTY – Commissioner Harward and Blackburn present. The first order of business was for commissioners to approve the hiring of a new deputy sheriff. The candidate is Taylor Record, who must commit to 2 years of service and complete the required Peace Officer Standards course, which he will do in the fall. Next, Ramona Brown presented materials regarding the […]