Faye Miller

PANGUITCH – Faye Miller passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2019. She was born September 25, 1926 to Bernard Haycock and Elma Judd in Panguitch, Utah. Faye graduated from Garfield High School in Panguitch and began her career with the phone company while waiting for her high school sweetheart (Nyal) to return from World War ll. Upon […]

Garfield County Commission July 22

GARFIELD COUNTY – continuing discussions of conditional use permits and short term rental management The Garfield County Commissioners held their regular meeting, including three public hearings, on Monday, July 22. The initial Board reports touched on the meetings and activities the three commissioners have engaged in since the last commission meeting, without going into much detail: Commissioner David Tebbs reported on […]

Locals in Tropic Smash World Record

TROPIC – When the world is looking for greatness, it will always find it housed within the small towns of southern Utah. A small-town Father and Son from Tropic, Utah decided to promote their two small businesses by attempting to break a Guinness World Record. Rob Brannon and his son, Josiah Brannon (aka, “The Ripped Ranger”) leveraged their SoccetBall training […]

Trogons and Barbets and Hornbills, OH MY! Malaysia Part 1

ESCALANTE / MALAYSIA – Great Argus. Crested Fireback. Red-bearded Bee-eater. Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler. Bornean Bald Laughing Thrush. These Malaysian bird names would whet the appetite of any serious birder. Malaysia, plus Sumatra and Java, form the Sundaland Zoological Region, separated from lands to the south and east (parts of Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines) by the Makassar Marine Trench, over […]

Wells Fargo Branch Closure Leaves Escalante’s Future Financial Services in Limbo

ESCALANTE – The “break up” letter came in early July. Wells Fargo Bank customers received a brief letter, dated July 5, 2019, thanking them for “being a valued Wells Fargo customer.” The letter also informed them that Wells Fargo is leaving town, with the Escalante branch due to close its doors on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at noon, sharp. The […]

Barbara Ellen Munson

ESCALANTE – Barbara Ellen Munson died peacefully from a brain tumor on July 23, 2019 in her niece’s home. Since the diagnosis in January, Barbara determined to be happy about her situation. She was an inspiration to all who came to visit including family and friends who traveled from all over the United States and Canada to reminisce and share […]