2022-03-10

Replace Senator Mike Lee and Don’t Wait Until Nov. to Make Your Voice Heard

In a recent Insider, Tom Stechschulte made a strong case for replacing Senator Mike Lee. I agree with him and have one further suggestion. Don’t just wait until November, 2022, to make your voice heard. The Republican primary on June 28th is your first opportunity to oust Senator Lee. It’ll be a lot easier to do it then because far […]

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Notes from the Nuthatch

Winter Whimsy

From the kitchen window, I can see two garlands of snow draped along the t-shaped posts that hold up the clothesline. Heavy snowfall has ornamented everything, and I am festive, reveling. Outside, the hard edges of the landscape are submerged, drawn inward, rounded over. Yesterday’s stump is today’s teddy bear. A young pine tree has become a knobbly and misshapen […]

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Human Interest Stories

Sibling Reunion

Indian-born siblings Diane Call and Casper Anderson were adopted to the United States—specifically to Loa, Utah and Denmark, respectively—from the same orphanage and found each other after 43 years. They recently spoke with Cynthia Kimball Davis about their reunion: Cynthia Kimball Davis: So, how are you two? Diane Call: We’re really excited, but very tired. Casper Anderson: Yeah. CALL: Exhausted. […]

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FYI Panguitch


Remember when May used to be mud month? Well, now it is March. We again got hit with some more snow on Friday, and it was really coming down, but the wind was blowing hard and pushed the storm up to the SLC area. The roads were so warm that the snow plow wasn’t needed, but it really cooled the […]

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Eugene M. Brinkerhoff

BICKNELL – Our beautiful baby boy, Eugene Melvin Brinkerhoff, was born March 1, 2022 and passed away March 2, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the son of Jeffrey Eugene and Justi Lyn Cox Brinkerhoff of Bicknell. Although we could only hold him in our arms for a short while, he has left footprints on our hearts that […]

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Doran Lyman

ESCALANTE – Doran Lyman, 60, passed away in his home on February 20, 2022, in Escalante, Utah. He was born December 11, 1961, in Panguitch, Utah, to Mason Dale Lyman and Lillian Christiansen Lyman. Doran grew up in Escalante and spent most of his life there except for the few years he lived in St. George. He graduated from Escalante […]

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PHS Sports Sidelines

Piute Thunderbirds win Girls and Boys State Basketball Championships, but Bobcats have strong showing and end a great basketball season. In a couple of weeks, track season will begin

The mighty Piute Thunderbirds have won both the Girls and Boys State Basketball Championships. Congratulations to their teams and their Coaches Jenson and Westwood. The Birds played hard and wanted the Trophy more than their opponents. The T-Birds girls are repeat champions, and the boys won their second championship—and the first since 1994. Region 20 rules the 1A division, with […]

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Nichol Stringham Selected as Wayne Middle School Principal


WAYNE S.D. – Wayne School District recently conducted interviews to fill the administrative vacancy at Wayne Middle School. On behalf of the Wayne Board of Education and District Administration, I am pleased to announce that Nichol Stringham has been offered the position of Middle School Principal. She was interviewed, along with several other excellent candidates, by a committee consisting of […]

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Garfield County Commission February 28, 2022


GARFIELD COUNTY – In their Feb. 28 Garfield County Commission meeting, the agenda included Utah’s Prevention Coalition in D.C., legislative actions, various land recording matters, and feral cows in the Escalante River. Commissioner David Tebbs said Prevention Coalition members were able to communicate their concept of “prevention” as “preventing putting anything in their bodies” as opposed to providing mitigants once […]

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Arches of the Escalante

Arches bring together two citizen scientists to compile a mass public database of arch descriptions & locations in GSENM region

ESCALANTE – On paper, Jens Munthe and Adiyan Haran may not appear to have much in common other than the fact that they both call Escalante, Utah home. Haran is a general contractor, and Munthe is a retired geologist. But both men would discover a shared interest in arches, especially in and around the Escalante Canyons, which would bring the […]