Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in Wild Rabbits in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY – Rabbit hemorrhagic disease serotype 2 (RHDV-2) was confirmed on July 21 after some dead wild cottontail rabbits were found in the Teasdale area of Wayne County and then sent to a lab for testing. The disease was first detected in Utah on June 22 after the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food confirmed that a private farm […]

Wayne County Commission July 6 & 20, 2020

WAYNE COUNTY – My apologies, dear readers, for not getting the July 6 Wayne County Commission report out in a timely manner. I have included both July 6 and July 20 meetings in this report. July 6 Wayne County Commission Meeting Johanna Williams of the Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) presented information about a grant to fund indigent defense in […]

NPS Initiates Comment Period Regarding Mossy Cave Visitor Experience

BRYCE – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering improving the visitor experience at Mossy Cave in Bryce Canyon National Park and is initiating a 14 -day comment period to request your feedback on possible improvements. Some of our initial thoughts are provided below. The information obtained during this timeframe will be used to develop a proposal to address issues. […]

New Bicknell Veterans and Heritage Memorial Dedicated on July 24

BICKNELL – “Kudos” to the Town of Bicknell, Mayor Noreen Johnson, Mark and Beverly Hagel (land donation), The Bicknell Town Council, Town “Man” Scott Woolsey, W. Steve Albrecht and the Memorial Development Committee, major contributors and construction crew on a job “well done” on the new Bicknell Veterans & Heritage Memorial. The memorial was dedicated on July 24, 2020. —Adus […]

Utah School Workers: Safety Measures Needed to Reopen

SALT LAKE CITY – As Utah school districts work to meet an August 1 deadline to develop plans to reopen this fall, teachers and support staff say safety measures must be in place to protect them from COVID-19. But getting each district the estimated $2 million to pay for protective equipment and classroom alterations depends on a bill in the […]

Top Ten Best Things About Being a Dog or Cat Foster Parent

TORREY – Fostering a furry feline friend or best canine pal can be a wonderful experience. With so many local cats and dogs in need, being a foster pet parent is something that can be a fun reality. Here are our top ten reasons to foster an animal: 1. You can be a heroine or hero for a cat or […]