Torrey Celebrates July 4th with Christmas in July

TORREY – Torrey residents and family and friends enjoyed a reduced in scope but very enjoyable 4th of July. The theme was “Keep Wayne County Great with Christmas in July.” Christmas lights and patriotic materials were combined for a colorful celebration. The parade was followed by a patriotic program honoring the first responders and clinic workers who keep our county […]

Bicknell Veterans and Heritage Memorial to Hold Dedication on July 24

BICKNELL – After hard work, sacrifice and generous contributions by many individuals, businesses and foundations, the Bicknell Veteran’s and Heritage Memorial will be dedicated on July 24, 2020 (See our separate article for individuals who have generously made this memorial possible). The dedication will be held at 350 West Highway 24 at 5:00 p.m. on July 24th and will include a […]

Capitol Reef National Park Implements Fire Restrictions

TORREY – Capitol Reef National Park is joining with neighboring land managers to implement fire restrictions in central Utah. Drought conditions are occurring in the region creating the potential for destructive fires.Starting Monday, July 13, 2020 at 00:01 am, the following restrictions went into effect at Capitol Reef National Park and in neighboring state, federal and unincorporated county administered public […]

A Bird by Any Other Name

The Origin of Bird NamesESCALANTE – Well, May was certainly as advertised, very birdy, indeed. In early June, however, birds started drifting away, at least at our place, and our “dawn chorus” was reduced to one Mourning Dove and one Black-headed Grosbeak. Things were much livelier up higher where, according to my source at Bryce, various species were actively raising […]

Boulder Planning Stories

1. Late last summer, August or September, I can`t remember, I was sitting at the counter of The Burr Trail Outpost Coffee Shop, enjoying a brew.A traveler entered, sat down next to me and ordered a mocha-latte to go. He sat there waiting, looked my way and said, “Are you from around here?” I said that I was, that I […]

Boulder Planning Commission July 2020

BOULDER – The July Boulder Town Planning Commission meeting was held over Zoom. It began with a work meeting with Boulder Town Planner Lee Nellis to discuss revisions to the Table of Uses and Zoning Ordinance.The regular meeting began with a discussion of the lack of language on cell towers in the current ordinances. Nellis provided an overview. He stated […]

Michael Woolsey

ESCALANTE – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our much loved son, brother, family member, and friend, Michael Eric Woolsey, on July 10, 2020. Mike was born on December 19, 1979 in Panguitch to Eric Griffin and Sheri Michelangelo Woolsey. He will be greatly missed by his parents and his siblings: Jared (Tara) Woolsey, Shane Woolsey, Derek (Lori) […]