Gerald Stock

Gerald Stock

CANNONVILLE – Gerald Stock, 82, passed away on February 20, 2021, at his home in Cannonville, Utah. He was born on July 24, 1938, to Adelbert “Bert” Jr. and Arma Dutton Stock. Gerald was the oldest of Bert and Arma’s six children. He married Lila Rae Smith on November 2, 1959. She passed away in 1969. Gerald married Lora Dawn […]

Illustration of Prairie Dog

Notes from the Nuthatch: Sea Lions of the Snow

BRYCE – On the Paunsaugunt Plateau, the prairie dogs emerge from hibernation between Valentine’s Day and early March. I’ve been keeping an eye on the meadows in Bryce Canyon these last few weeks, wondering if the sleepy dogs are beginning to crave the sun. I imagine their restless legs kicking off crumbles of dirt accumulated in the long sleep, the […]

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Panguitch Utah History— Black History of Southern Utah Part 2: “The Mockingbird” & the Marshal

PANGUITCH – The story you are about to read is the culmination of 18+ months of continuous research and documentation. It is the most challenging history that I have compiled thus far for a number of reasons. The first of which is that after all this time, I still don’t quite know how the story ends. By sheer chance alone, […]

Denise Dastrup and Tammy Barton

Friendly Faces Give Vaccination A Boost

PANGUITCH – Denise Dastrup, the Garfield County Emergency Manager (left), and Tammy Barton, the Garfield County Ambulance Director (right), provide a friendly and upbeat welcome to folks arriving to get their Covid-19 vaccination. On this day, they were staffing the patient intake table at the Southwest Public Health Department in Panguitch, making sure that consent forms were being filled out […]

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A 2021 Update from the Wayne County Cruisers

WAYNE COUNTY – Wow, I can’t believe that we are almost three months into the new year. A lot has taken place already for the Cruisers. We are excited to report we have a new Senior Represenitive for Six County Association of Governments, JR Alexander. He lives in Teasdale with his wife and two of his three children. He enjoys […]

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Zions Bank Aims to Bring More Diverse Businesses to Its Supply Chain

SALT LAKE CITY – Zions Bank has launched a supplier diversity program aimed at bringing more diverse businesses to its supply chain. The program helps identify businesses as owned by people in traditionally underrepresented groups—including minorities, women, LGBTQIA individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities—that may be able to offer products and services needed by the bank. “Banking is a local […]

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Aspire365 Receives Grant for Treatment of Opioid Addiction

GARFIELD / WAYNE / KANE / PIUTE COUNTIES – Aspire365 is partnering with the Utah Rural Opioid Healthcare Consortium (UROHC) at Southern Utah University to expand treatment and recovery services for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Garfield, Wayne, Kane and Piute counties. Thanks to this opportunity, Aspire365 will be able to provide treatment for a select number of individuals in […]

American Kestrel

Falcons: Fighter Jets of the Bird World

ESCALANTE – Faster than a speeding bullet! Well, not quite. Falcons are very fast and powerful fliers and, with streamlined bodies and long pointed wings, very agile. A Falcon surprises its target prey animal with speed, knocking it or grabbing it out of the air or off the ground with sharp-clawed feet, then using its specially-adapted notched beak to sever […]

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Garfield County Commission February 22, 2021

GARFIELD COUNTY – A busy Feb. 22 meeting, with Commissioner David Tebbs excused, began with Commissioners’ board reports: Commissioner Jerry Taylor said he’s hoping the county might obtain some state funding for upfront costs of affordable housing projects. He said Panguitch City is now working on six units, coordinating with the Beaver Housing Authority, plus the four units in Escalante […]