Garfield County Commission April 27, 2020

GARFIELD COUNTY – As approved by the last legislature, counties will be responsible for administering their own funding received from state-awarded grants. First, however, each county must have its respective County Economic Development Board established by May 15. Garfield County’s draft ordinance establishing its CED Board, along with selection and approval of board members is scheduled for public hearing and […]

Intermountain Healthcare Collecting Homemade Face Coverings to Help Protect Visitors and Caregivers

UTAH – Intermountain Healthcare is making it easier for people to donate homemade cloth face coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community. The donated coverings will be used by visitors and non-frontline caregivers at hospitals and clinics throughout Utah. This will not only keep people safe, but also help conserve medical-grade masks and personal protective equipment. […]

Gov. Herbert Issues Executive Order Placing Utah Under “Moderate Risk” Protocols for COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an Executive Order that formally placed the state of Utah under “moderate risk” protocols for COVID-19 on May 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Detailed guidelines are provided in the updated Utah Leads Together Plan, and apply to individuals and businesses. “We aren’t returning to business as usual yet,” Gov. Gary R. […]

With “Opening Up,” Masks Become Even More Important

On Friday, May 1, Utah began relaxing restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus — allowing in-restaurant dining, the reopening of businesses such as gyms and salons, and gatherings of up to 20 people. Good news up until this point is that both Wayne and Garfield counties have had zero (Wayne) to three (Garfield) reported COVID-19 cases. Although local […]

Parley “Keith” Steele 1917 – 2020

PANGUITCH – Keith Steele passed away peacefully, Friday, May 1, 2020, at home in Taylorsville, Utah, at the age of 102. Keith was born in Delta, Utah, on August 16, 1917, to Parley Bunker and Lemira Turner Steele. When he was two years old, he moved to Panguitch, Utah, with his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He spent his […]

David Rudd Nelson

TORREY – David Rudd Nelson was born in Abilene, Texas, on September 3, 1945. He died unexpectedly early in the morning of April 27, 2020, in the place he loved most in the world: Torrey, Utah. He is survived by his children, Nikole and Travis; their children, Naima and Taylor; and his stepchildren, Carrie and Aaron. The greatest joys in […]

Charlene J. Brown 1930 – 2020

RICHFIELD – Charlene Jenson Brown passed away at her home in Richfield on April 30, 2020. She was born April 13, 1930 in Fremont, Utah to Charles William and Dolly Thenelda Morrell Jenson, the oldest of two daughters. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1948, where she was active with the school newspaper staff and was a member of […]