Jeffrey McKenna

Wills, Trusts, and More: Marital Relationships and Inheritance

A surprising number of marriages end with one spouse trying to disinherit the other. However, the law of most states protects both husbands and wives from being disinherited by the other. If a person fails to provide for his or her surviving spouse, or even fails to provide a certain percentage of the estate to the surviving spouse, the surviving […]

Attention Panguitch Residents

Please join us and come to [the Panguitch] City Council on October 26th to support our concern over generating an effective ordinance to better manage short term rentals in our city limits. A group from Washington State has purchased 7 lots for the purpose of building 7 short term rentals in our neighborhood. This may encourage other business groups to […]


Weekly Sky Report October 25-31, 2021

The Sky Report is presented as a public service by the Stellar Vista Observatory, a nonprofit organization based in Kanab, Utah, which provides opportunities for people to observe, appreciate, and comprehend our starry night sky. Additional information is at www.stellarvistaobservatory.org. Send questions and comments to John@StargazingAdventures.org. The three bright planets visible tonight are Jupiter and Saturn in Capricornus and Venus […]


Notes from the Nuthatch: Seeds and Ice

BRYCE – A walk along the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau on a recent morning revealed a landscape transformed. The iconic views of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater had been smudged out by snowfall and fog. Pine needles were outlined by delicate snow accumulation, the roadside scrub heaped with snowflakes. The smell of chimney woodsmoke from nearby park housing laced the […]

Elaine Allen Obituary

Elaine Allen

KINGSTON / CIRCLEVILLE – Elaine Lewis Allen, 85, returned to our Heavenly Father October 12, 2021 in Beaver, UT, Her smile, laughter and presence will be sorely missed by her new friends at the Care Center as well as all her family. Elaine was born August 11, 1936 in Circleville, the 4th child of 9 children [not counting another set […]


PHS Sports Sidelines

Bobcats baseball finishes second in State Championships, Lady Cats Volleyball finish 1A season undefeated, and fall sport season is coming to an end

The Bobcat base-ballers had a really great year and finished it off with a second place finish in the State Championships. The Cats final game was against the Piute T-Birds, and it was so close, with the Bobcats losing 3-4. The Birds finish off the season without a loss and their second championship in a row. The Cats should be […]

Boulder Planning Commission

Boulder Planning Commission October 2021

BOULDER – After approving the agenda and last month’s minutes, the October 2021 Boulder Town Planning Commission meeting opened with a public comment period. A member of the public, and previous Planning Commision member, spoke about the recent Table of Uses and Zoning Ordinance amendments on RV Parks, Campgrounds, and Guest Ranches that had been sent up to the Town […]

Garfield County Commission

Garfield County Commission October 11, 2021

GARFIELD COUNTY – The last conversation in the October 11 Garfield County Commission meeting was with Hospital Administrator Alberto Vasquez, who will be retiring next April. Although Intermountain Health Care’s rehiring process is not currently known, Vasquez will keep the Commission apprised of their timeline. Vasquez currently fills two functions—as hospital administrator and nursing home administrator. He said nursing home […]


The First Snow of the Season Falls on Bryce Canyon N.P. Last Week

BRYCE CANYON N.P. – The first snow of the season recently fell on Bryce Canyon on October 11 – 12. Strong gusts of wind shook the pines on the morning of the 11th and into the afternoon, becoming still with cloudy gray skies. Between that Monday and Tuesday evening, the area was under a winter weather advisory, receiving more than […]


Sheriff James D. Perkins Jr. and Dusty Veater Honored at Utah Rural Opioid Health Consortium

GARFIELD COUNTY – Melissa Veater, who is the Prevention Supervisor for Garfield County, nominated both Sheriff James D. Perkins Jr. and Dusty Veater, with Adult Probation and Parole, for the work they do fighting the opioid problem in Garfield County. They were honored at the Utah Rural Opioid Health Consortium, which was held at SUU on October 13 2021. Sheriff […]