Wayne High Boys XC Win First State Title, Girls Place 3rd

WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL – As Wayne High sophomore, Miles Guerrero, crossed the finish line at the 1A State Cross-Country Championships at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City, he couldn’t believe what he had just accomplished. He had just taken 2nd place in a very tough State race with a time of 17:21.2, only 4.5 seconds behind the 1A champion, […]

Birding 101 Part 3: Raptor Identification

ESCALANTE – OK, kids. It’s time to get serious again and do some work on our identification skills. Early this year, we studied some of our common wintering birds, like White-crowned Sparrows, Juncos, and various finches, which began arriving last month. With the Christmas Bird Count coming up in mid-December, please review those. This time, we’ll concentrate on raptors—eagles, hawks, […]

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Cell Tower in BCNP

BRYCE – Bryce Canyon National Park is considering the issuance of separate right-of-way permits to Verizon Wireless, South Central Utah Telephone Association, and Garkane Energy Cooperative for the installation of a cellular telecommunications tower, fiber optic utility, and electric utility rights-of-way, respectively. The NPS is required to consider this wireless telecommunication application in accordance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. […]

Survivors Need Your Help

Panguitch – For 25 years, Canyon Creek Services, formerly known as Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center, has been offering free and confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Although the organization is based in Cedar City, its’ service area includes all of Garfield, Beaver, and Iron counties. Though Canyon Creek still provides emergency shelter for survivors, the […]

Garfield County Commission October 28

GARFIELD COUNTY – At the beginning of the meeting, County Clerk Camille Moore reported on the county’s election problems, specifically that two of the five municipalities in Garfield County that are holding elections—Escalante and Panguitch—have not received their ballots. (As of November 1st, none had been received.) She said the Oregon vendor had first assured her that all ballots had […]

Kevin Porter

PAROWAN – Each child greeted by name at the door, boisterous singing down the halls, a quarter given for every lost tooth, always an open door, an attentive ear and unconditional love. This is how Mr. P. the beloved principal of Parowan Elementary for thirty-five years, will be remembered. 14,000 kids over the years knew they were Mr. P.’s favorites. […]

Louise Brinkerhoff Shakespear England

TROPIC – Louise Brinkerhoff Shakespear England passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the age of 80 from pneumonia in the Cedar City Hospital. She was born on a cold, blustery day of March 28, 1939 in Tropic, Utah to Eldon J. “Dutch” and Ora LeFevre Brinkerhoff. She is the oldest of nine brothers and sisters. She was raised in […]