2021-07-01

Panguitch Prevention Coalition and Kazan Clinic Staff

“Know Your Script” Signage Unveiled at Escalante’s Kazan Clinic


ESCALANTE – Where would you go to get a free lunch and talk about leftovers? If you were in Escalante last Thursday, that place would have been the Kazan Clinic at noon, where the Escalante Prevention Coalition unveiled new “Know Your Script” clinic and pharmacy signage. If you are headed to the Kazan Clinic or pharmacy, chances are you’ll see […]

Panguitch Valley Baloon Rally Balloon Glow 2021

FYI Panguitch


Oh, my! Wasn’t the balloon festival great? It has been four years since the wind slowed down enough to light up the sky with beautiful balloons. It was a little scary this morning when I looked out the window and I didn’t see any balloons flying in our area. I did see some really black clouds off to the east […]

Trent Harris

Entrada Hosts “Classic Conversation” with Filmmaker Trent Harris


TORREY – On the first Thursday of each month, the Entrada Institute sponsors a “Classic Conversation”—a 1-hour dialogue with an individual who has special connections to Wayne County, Utah. Trent Harris will be the guest for “Classic Conversations” on Thursday, July 1 at 6 p.m. at Robbers Roost in Torrey. Harris is an independent filmmaker based in Salt Lake City, […]

Power Grid

Heat Wave Generates Concerns Over Viability of Utah Power Grid


SALT LAKE CITY – Extreme drought has brought abnormally high temperatures across the Western states, and normally temperate Utah has not escaped the sizzling heat. With temperatures rising well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, many experts wondered aloud if Utah’s power grid could withstand the stress. Recent problems in Texas and California were cited in a study presented to the Utah […]

BLM Stage 2 Central Utah Fire Restrictions

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Implemented on BLM Lands in Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne, Piute, and Garfield Counties


SANPETE / SEVIER / WAYNE / PIUTE / GARFIELD COUNTIES – Conditions are alarming due to widespread fire danger and record breaking dry-hot conditions. The Bureau of Land Management, Richfield Field Office, and Henry Mountain Field Station, within the Color Country District, has increased their fire restrictions to Stage 2 in the following counties: Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne, Piute, and Garfield […]

Calf Creek Recreation Site Needs Safety As a Priority

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently seeking comments on “improvements” to be made to the Calf Creek Recreation Site (DOI-BLM-UT-P010-2021-0010-EA) under NEPA. These “improvements” are focused on the expansion of the recreation area, without appropriately addressing the numerous public safety issues at this site that go significantly beyond the size of the parking lot and the site entrance […]

trampled garden

If Ranchers Cannot Take Better Care of Their Cows, Please, Change Your Profession

I AM MADDER THAN SPIT! If I were a cartoon character, smoke would be coming out of both ears and a steam whistle out the top of my head. It’s the owners of the cattle and the lack of taking care of said animals: A couple of days ago, a herd was taken through our new neighbors’ yards. Right up […]

Mandy Danzig

Entrada Hosts Performer Mandy Danzig at Robbers Roost on Saturday, July 3, 2021


TORREY – Mandy Danzig will perform at Robbers Roost in Torrey on Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. Love, light, and laughter are at the heart of Mandy Lynn’s music. Her performances and compositions run wild though genres. She writes lyrics and melodies that one critic described as “songs that appeal to the heart and mind as well as the […]

Discharge of Fireworks Prohibited Until July 2

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands reminds the public that although legal firework sales began June 24, 2021, the use or discharge of any kind of firework remains prohibited statewide in Utah until July 2, 2021. Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, coupled with extreme fire danger across the state, fireworks will […]

Wayne County Court House

Wayne County Commission June 21, 2021

Grant money being used for new ambulance reduced from $131,000 to $120,000

WAYNE COUNTY – The June 21, 2021 Wayne County Commission Meeting opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. The commission approved the previous meeting’s minutes with one addition. Commissioner Wood wanted it clarified on the record that the Caineville stock trail currently follows the county right-of-way across the river. Julie Chappell and the Wayne County Swimming Pool was […]