Meet the Folks at Raven Horse Farmz

First of a two-part series. WAYNE COUNTY – If you’ve been puzzled by the rows of odd-looking bushes growing in fields in Torrey or on Highway 12 south of Grover, what you’ve been seeing are the industrial hemp fields of Raven Horse Farmz, a new agricultural enterprise in Wayne County. RHF is the brainchild of a partnership consisting of Jeff […]

Groups Object to Proposed Forest Service Rule Changes

CEDAR CITY – Conservation groups are challenging the Trump administration over proposed changes to U.S. Forest Service rules to allow approval of major projects such as mining and logging on public lands without public input. The groups object to the use of so-called “categorical exclusions” that would exempt the Forest Service from soliciting public comment on changes to national forests […]

Wayne County Commission Report September 3

WAYNE COUNTY – For the Wayne County Commission meeting on September 3, Commissioners Blackburn, Harward and Wood were present, as well as Sheriff Jensen, Fire Chief Steve Lutz and Deputy Ernie Robinson. First on deck was Wendell Roberts, Trial Court Executive for the Sixth District Court, who led a discussion on making the existing courtroom in the Wayne County courthouse […]

Boulder Town Council

BOULDER – At the September 2019 Town Council meeting, a presentation was given about the Town website upgrade. Discussions with Granicus, a website development company who also created the Garfield County website, have occurred. Granicus is a company that specializes in providing websites for government agencies. It has tools to directly take care of many governmental needs such as record […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Selects 2019 Artist-in-Residence

ESCALANTE – The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) has selected artist Carol Johansen as the 2019 GSENM Plein Air Artist-in-Residence (AiR). “Plein Air” is a French phrase for being out in nature. Johansen’s residency will culminate with an exhibit and public programming during the Escalante Canyons Art Festival in Escalante on Sept. 20-29. The purpose of the GSENM AiR program […]