Op-Ed: Dark Sky Parks, Such as Capitol Reef N.P., are Important to Appreciation of the World Around Us

CAPITOL REEF N.P. – Because my dad was an amateur astronomer, I grew up with an appreciation for the night and all things astronomical. And, despite my near-sightedness, which actually helped me pick out constellations quickly because those were the only stars I could see, I loved observing meteor showers, comets, planets, and the few satellites crossing the skies in […]

Time for Change

For 20 years of my life, Wayne Middle School was my home. I loved growing with the kids in our community and helping them navigate the challenges of our complex world. I gave my all to my job and those around me. It was disheartening that all the school board could muster when I left was, “did we get that […]


Weekly Sky Report February 14 – 20, 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. Bright moonlight compromises stargazing this week. The moon doesn’t pass close to anything that […]


FYI Panguitch

The drought is still continuing, with no moisture on the news for the next seven days, making this winter one of the driest on record. The SLC area, since the first of the year, has only received less than 1” of the wet stuff. Watching the Olympics in China, they don’t have any snow either. If you watch the downhill […]


Ardith Davis

PANGUITCH – Heaven gained a true angel on February 1, 2022. Ardith Roe Davis, age 89, peacefully passed in the home her father built, which she was born in; a long-held wish. She was surrounded with love by all six of her children. Ardith was born on December 6, 1932, in Panguitch, Utah to Wilford and Ruby Roe. She graduated […]


Dr. Gordon Rex Greener, DC

PANGUITCH – Dr. Gordon Rex Greener, DC, husband of Sara Lea Henrie Greener, (formerly of Panguitch, Utah) of Broken Bow, passed away February 1, 2022 at 77 years old. His death came as a shock to his family, friends and loved ones. He insisted that he would never retire, and he managed to see clients within a week of his […]


Alma Magleby

RICHFIELD – Longtime resident and businessman, Alma Gray Magleby, 83, passed away on February 3, 2022, in Richfield, Utah. Alma was born on August 27, 1938 to Neal S. and Crystal Gray Magleby in Richfield, Utah. He married his high school sweetheart, Gwendolyn Jensen, on September 11, 1958, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were both members of the […]


PHS Sports Sidelines

Panguitch Wrestlers are headed to the State Finals in hopes of their third straight championship win, both basketball teams win their away games, and the Region Tournament will take place Feb. 18 - 19

The tough guys are heading to Richfield for the State Finals in search of their third straight championship. I asked Frank Houston last week how the Cats did at the divisional in Bryce Valley. He said that 26 qualified for State and that Altamont was second with eight. I found the score of the meet, and the Cats blew away […]

Boulder Community Center

Boulder Town Council February 2022

BOULDER – The February 2022 Town Council meeting began with a recorded presentation from Colleen Engel of American Legal, with a proposal to codify the town minutes. American Legal has already codified the town ordinances, and doing the same for the minutes could be added to the contract. The presentation showed how to look up minutes with their codification structure […]

Bryce Canyon City Town Council building

Bryce Canyon City Town Council February 3, 2022

BRYCE – Mayor Syrett facilitated and Sydney Syrett-Lamas took the minutes. The meeting began with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Financial Audit – Morris Peacock, an accountant from Hinton Burdick, provided a report on the FYE 6/30/21 town audit. Town revenue dipped last year, although the accountant reported that it was still a good year. Resort tax […]