Weekly Sky Report January 24 – 30, 2022

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. Jupiter is the sole planet in the evening sky (not counting Uranus and Neptune, […]


FYI Panguitch

It would be nice if along with all of this cold weather, we would get some white stuff to go with it. We are almost through January, and there has been nothing so far as a flake. This has been the case for the last few years, that there has been a nice snowstorm in November or December and very […]


Larry Davis 1937 – 2022

BOULDER – On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Larry Draper Davis—husband, father, grandpa, friend, river runner, woodworker, Dutch oven cook, archaeologist, and teacher—died at his home in Boulder, Utah with his wife, Judi Davis, by his side. Larry was born September 24, 1937 in Price, Utah to John H. and Stella Draper Davis. He lived in Hiawatha, Utah until he was […]


Garson Baker 1944 – 2022

TORREY – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Garson Reid Baker, age 77, passed away January 13, 2022 in Washington City, Utah. He was born February 14, 1944 in Cedar City, a son of Howard Constantine and Edith Reid Baker. He grew up in Price and loved living there. The family moved to Salt Lake City in 1960, where […]


Larry Cole

TEASDALE – Larry Cole, of Teasdale, Utah, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2021, after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Larry grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After earning a degree in mathematics from Oregon State University, he returned to the Bay Area to begin a career in the fledgling industry of Information Technology. His […]


Lewis McFerrin Crofts

ORDERVILLE – Lewis McFerrin Crofts passed away peacefully in his sleep January 6, 2022 in Page, Arizona, where he lived for the past 18 years. He was born February 9, 1938 in Kanab, Utah to Josiah H. and Ireta Crofts. He was the third of six children. His younger years were spent in Orderville, St. George, Salt Lake and then […]


PHS Sport Sidelines

Bobcat Basketball has two more home games, Region 20 will be in Panguitch on February 18 & 19, and wrestlers have division playoffs on January 28 and state tournament at SVC on February 12 & 13

It was another good week for the Bobcats with both basketball teams winning some big games. The Lady Cats took it to the Escalante Moquis and had a rather easy time with them. It is really good to see the Moquis do so well, and now, they have a really big fan club. In the past, the bus driver was […]


USU Releases First Official Land Acknowledgment Statements

LOGAN – After a months long collaboration with Indigenous communities, Utah State University has finalized its first land acknowledgment statements, recognizing that USU’s facilities across the state reside on the lands of Indigenous peoples. In March of 2021, Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett announced the formation of a working group to draft the university’s land acknowledgment statements. Now […]


Wayne County Commission January 3, 2022

WAYNE COUNTY – The January 3, 2022 Wayne County Commission Meeting began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance per usual. The first item on the agenda was an update on the Hanksville Diversion Project by Garrick Wilden from Jones and DeMille Engineering. He’s currently addressing comments on the proposal and will need to resubmit the design back to […]


Garfield County Commission January 10, 2022

GARFIELD COUNTY – The following article was prepared from the clerk’s recording, available on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website: www.utah.gov/pmn/files/799737.mp3 The full complement of Commissioners was on board for the first Commission meeting of 2022. Commissioner David Tebbs reported on the County Fire Chiefs’ meeting. He asked them to assemble a 5-year plan for foreseeable capital expenditures. Fire training […]