Boulder Planning Commission January 9

BOULDER – The January 2020 Boulder Town Planning Commission meeting began by confirming the yearly meeting schedule. The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. during daylight savings and 6 p.m. the rest of the year. The chair and vice-chair, each to serve two-year terms, were then voted on. Colleen Thompson was voted to […]

Renny Thomas is First Baby Born at Gunnison Valley Hospital in 2020

GUNNISON – Gunnison Valley Hospital is pleased to welcome Renny Thomas to the world. Renny is the first baby born at Gunnison Valley Hospital in the new year—born on January 3, 2020 at 9:26 PM. Because of the exceptional care she received, new year baby Renny is home being spoiled by her two big sisters—Constance and Rohwyn. Congratulations to the […]

Wayne County Commission January 6, 2020

WAYNE COUNTY – Commissioners Blackburn and Wood present. Following the prayer and pledge and the approval of the agenda and last meeting’s minutes, the first item of business was a presentation by Candence Peterson. This was regarding the Rural Career Fair that is to be held at Ruby’s Inn in Panguitch on January 22. Many businesses including Garkane, South Central, […]

Lewellyn Stephenson Cook 1930 – 2020

BICKNELL – Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend Lewellyn Stephenson Cook, age 89, returned home to our Heavenly Father on January 5, 2020. Lewellyn was born November 5, 1930 in Bicknell, a daughter of Alburn Adonis and Clara Ellen Ellett Brown. She attended Duchesne High School, where she graduated with the Class of 1949. She […]

Taylor Record Joins Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

WAYNE COUNTY – The Wayne County Sheriff’s office has welcomed a new deputy to their staff, to round out their staff of five deputies serving Wayne County. Deputy Taylor Record graduated from Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training on December 19, and has served at his new post for a few weeks. Deputy Record previously worked for three years as […]

Winter Star Party at Capitol Reef on January 24

CAPITOL REEF N.P. – Cold, clear, and long nights are perfect for exploring the heavens above. Come experience the incredible dark skies of Capitol Reef National park with professional astronomers and physicists at Utah Valley University’s Capitol Reef Field Station! On Friday, January 24, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m., astronomers will guide you to constellations, galaxies, and nebulae while providing […]

Moony Wash Boys Raise Over $2000 for Torrey’s Starry Skies

TORREY – Torrey music group, the Moony Wash Boys, presented a check for $2011.85 to Torrey Town’s Night Sky Committee member Karen Rohr at the January Torrey Town Council meeting. The money is earmarked to help fund the Astronomical Information and Viewing Center to be built in Torrey. The Moony Wash Boys busk (play for tips) at the Wayne County […]

“Well, Wonders Never Cease!”

Well, wonders never cease! We finally found a dictator that President Trump doesn’t love. In spite of showering constant admiring words and other sweet nothings on some of the world’s worst tyrants, Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and North Korea’s “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-un, Trump for some unknown reason hasn’t fallen in love […]

A Clarification on the GCTA Article of December 26, 2019

I thought it would be beneficial to clarify a statement made by the Garfield County Taxpayer’s Association in the Dec. 26, 2019 edition. GCTA cites a Utah Taxpayers Association report in comparing Garfield County’s revenue of $91-per-$1,000 of citizen income, to the state average of $33. While the report is correct to deduct some non-tax items from this figure, it […]

Western Watersheds Project Works on Behalf of All Americans

In the December 26, 2019 issue, Garfield County commissioner Leland Pollock is quoted as speaking about Western Watersheds Project (WWP) in a possibly misleading way. WWP works on behalf of all Americans and our public lands to promote freedom of choice for public lands livestock operators. WWP supports a free-market solution where willing operators are free to choose to accept […]