Mowgli the cat

Mowgli, the Cat A CCAW Animal Rescue Story

This animal rescue story was written by Pat Kearney of Hondoo Rivers & Trail and submitted to The Insider by Color Country Animal Welfare.

TORREY – Mowgli the cat was around my place for about two years. I’d see him go through my yard. He had a collar on, so we thought, ‘He obviously belongs to somebody.’ He’d come and he’d go like lots of cats do around this area. He disappeared again, then he showed up again in spring 2020. I noticed he […]

Clark Frandsen

Clark Frandsen

PANGUITCH – George Clark Frandsen, 86, died January 9, 2021 at his home in Panguitch, Utah surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 24, 1934 in Panguitch. Clark was a loving, faithful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all those who knew him. He graduated from Panguitch High School in 1952 and attended BYU for a short […]

James Walstad

James Walstad

TROPIC – James Oliver Walstad passed away January 4, 2021 in Tropic, Utah after a long illness. Jim was born in Minot, ND on June 29, 1942 to Judith Satran and Oliver Alexander Walstad. He was one of five children. Jim went to high school at Wadina, MN and later joined the Navy where he was stationed in Hawaii as […]

First 20201 baby at Garfield Memorial Hospital

First Baby Born in the New Year at Garfield Memorial Hospital

PANGUITCH – Josie James Manumaleuna was born January 8 at 1:00 a.m. as this years Garfield Memorial Hospital’s New Year Baby! Josie weighs in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and is 19.3 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great and excited to be the new year baby! —Garfield Memorial Hospital

Hopes for a Return to Sanity

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, we witnessed an insurrection against this country by Trump’s goon squad, composed of everything from the Quack-Anons to “Proud Boys” to so-called religious zealots—all of whom have swallowed whole the lies the propaganda, misinformation and the conspiracy theories that the Trump administration and his right-wing media voices have blared at all of us since day […]

Bryce Valley Elementary

Bryce Valley Receives National Grant for Small and Rural Libraries

BRYCE VALLEY – Bryce Valley Elementary School (BVES) has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries. This is an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities and is in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). […]

Wayne County employee swearing-in 2021

Wayne County Commission January 4, 2021

WAYNE COUNTY – The first Wayne County Commission Meeting of 2021 kicked off with the swearing-in of newly elected officials. County Clerk Ryan Torgerson swore in Commissioner Roger Brian, Treasurer/Recorder Colleen Allen, and County Assessor Sharon Torgerson for another term. Next, the commissioners finalized the commission meeting schedule for 2021 and reviewed commissioner assignments. The Wayne County Fire Department will […]

First Responders, K-12 Teachers and School Staff Can Now Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

SOUTHWEST UTAH – First responders (including EMTs, law enforcement, firefighters, etc.) can now get the COVID-19 vaccine, along with any healthcare workers and K-12 teachers and school staff. They can register at swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine to set up an appointment at their nearest clinic. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will continue vaccinating healthcare workers and first responders as K-12 school […]

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney

Romney Statement On Certification of Presidential Election Results

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement in response to an announcement that several Republican senators plan to oppose certification of the presidential election results: “The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic. The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the […]