2021-07-15

Panguitch elementary Demolition

FYI Panguitch


A lot of things and records have fallen this last week, and since we don’t get any newspaper, here are some of them. Heat, heat, heat; there is only one place to get away from it, Cedar Breaks at 10,000 feet is the place to be. Las Vegas and St. George both tied their high temps, at 117 degrees, Death […]

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Boulder Planning Commission July 2021


BOULDER – The July 2021 Boulder Planning Commission meeting began with Town Planner Lee Nellis going over recent Utah Legislature changes that affect local ordinances, including changes that must now be made to allow Internal Accessory Dwelling Units (IADU). The Town may create standards around IADUs, but may not otherwise limit them. Those who have them, however, still may not […]

Bryce Canyon Hwy 12 roundabuot under construction

Roundabout Bryce

Only time will tell whether or not drivers will embrace Garfield County's first and only roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 12 and 63

BRYCE – Leaving for work early, taking side roads home, downloading new audiobooks, being late. For the past few months, there’s been a lot of scowling about the new roundabout construction at the intersection of Highway 12 and 63, with epic tales of waiting in gridlock for an hour, flaggers enveloped in plumes of dust, jarring machinery noises, and the […]

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Hale Summer Playhouse is Open Again!

The Hale Summer Playhouse in Grover opens this season with a 3-day run of Over the River and Through the Woods on July 29

GROVER – The Hale Summer Playhouse in Grover, Utah is opening its doors again this summer with the hit Broadway comedy Over The River and Through The Woods. After a seven year hiatus, Tim Dietlein, one of Ruth and Nathan Hale’s grandsons, decided it was time to bring back the magic and fun of live theater to Grover once again. […]

Wayne County Cruisers at Spectacle Lake

The Wayne County Cruisers Add a Cooking Class, Rock Painting Class and ATV Club to Activity Lineup


WAYNE COUNTY – It seems like forever since the Cruisers submitted an update on our activities. We’ve added several new activities to the lineup. We have a cooking class, a rock painting class, and an ATV club. The cooking class has helped us learn nutrition and has added several new recipes to the book. We’ll resume classes in September. Our […]

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BIFF Rides Again in 2021

The Entrada Institute presents "The Final Fun-Tier—Films of Trent Harris" for this year's Bicknell International Film Festival

BICKNELL – The Bicknell International Film Festival (BIFF) 2020 got caught in the web of COVID cancellations, but the Entrada Institute is excited and committed to revive the event in 2021! “The Final Fun-Tier—Films of Trent Harris,” presented by the Entrada Institute, will happen July 23 – 24. The usual antics will include a caravan from Torrey to Bicknell, screening […]

Annual Race Boosts Spirits of Locals and Visitors Alike


BRYCE – Hundreds of runners of all stripes descended the dump on Saturday morning for the annual Bryce Canyon Half Marathon and 5k event. Participants began the run at 6 am, leaving the starting point near Ruby’s Inn to embark on a 13.1-mile course down Scenic Byway 12 through the iconic red rock landscape. The finish line is in Cannonville. […]

COVID Was Kind to WCWCD

Wayne County COVID was kind to Wayne County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) because there was no oversight after March 9, 2020—the last meeting I attended. WCWCD is a public entity supported by our property taxes. Their purpose was to distribute 50,000 acre feet of water granted in the 1960s. They couldn’t do it, so in 2006, WCWCD leased 49,000 + […]

ATV riders

Primary Children’s Hospital Seeing Spike in Traumatic Injuries to Kids from ATV Accidents

Experts Say Education, Safety Awareness, and Proper Gear Are Key

SALT LAKE CITY – After seeing a spike in ATV-related injuries in kids, child safety experts at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital are reminding riders to wear a helmet and to use the right safety gear to prevent tragedy.Primary Children’s Hospital saw a 34 percent increase in the number of traumatic injuries in kids riding ATVs between 2019 and 2020. So […]