Honesty Will Always Be the Best Policy

I hope everyone read the “Letter to the Editor” in The Insider dated Mar. 31, 2022 by Bud Donmoyer of Escalante. I was especially impressed by its basic message, and I hope it will be noted seriously by Democrats and Republicans. Mr. Donmoyer, I salute you! Victory Crawford, Escalante

National Geographic Magazines to Donate or Give Away

When I was growing up, I had access to National Geographic magazines at my grandparents. The magazines fired my imagination, aroused my curiosity and made me hungry for knowledge. The magazines are a treasure of insight and information. I have been a long time subscriber. Consequently, I have dozens of magazines that I am loath to throw away or recycle. […]

Should Alton Coal Mine Be Forced to Relinquish Property to County?

In the March 24, 2022 issue of The Insider, Dr. Sky Chaney wrote an excellent criticism of the Alton Coal Mine. I won’t quote extensively from his opinion piece, but recommend it highly to anyone, who like me, watched in dismay as this coal mine got a green light in spite of the many objections that locals voiced. A decade […]


Weekly Sky Report April 11 – 17, 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. The parade of planets continues in the morning sky and is well-worth making the […]


FYI Panguitch

The 193rd General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is over, and what a great conference it was. Oh, so many words of wisdom put in such a short time. Once again, after two years, a live audience was at the conference. It was limited to 10,000 Saints instead of the 23,000 that the conference center […]


SUU Community on the Go Opens Trip to Spain with School of Humanities

CEDAR CITY – Southern Utah University’s Community on the Go adult travel program recently opened registration for its 2022 international expeditions, including an exploration of the cultural wonders of Barcelona and Madrid in October. Throughout the eight-day journey, travelers will be guided by SUU experts in Spanish history, literature and psychology to some of the most spectacular locations in Spain. […]


PHS Sports Sidelines

Bobcats Basebell wins 17 - 11 against the Milford Tigers, Cats come in 1st in 1A schools at track meet in Pineview, and no games or meets will be played during Spring Break next week

Kadee Harland didn’t feel much like playing ball on Wednesday. It is a good thing that she did, because she tallied five hits and lead the Bobcats to a 17-11 win over the Milford Tigers. Harland homered in the first, singled in the third, singled in the fourth, tripled in the sixth, and singled in the sixth. The Bobcats got […]


Garfield County Commission March 28, 2022

GARFIELD COUNTY – Commissioner David Tebbs was excused from the March 28 Garfield County Commission meeting. Piute County Commissioner Darin Bushman addressed the Commission on OHV trails. He thanked Garfield County for its ongoing support and cooperative working relationship with Piute County. Currently trying to establish Butch Cassidy boyhood home as a state monument, Bushman is also pursuing extension of […]


After 35 Years of Service, Retirement Party Celebration Held for GMH Administrator Alberto Vasquez

PANGUITCH – During a retirement party held on March 30, 2022, community and hospital leaders shared in celebrating Alberto Vasquez’s 35 years as Garfield Memorial Hospital Administrator. Vasquez has spearheaded numerous facility developments, leading the hospital to win top awards in emergency, outpatient and long-term care services. DeeAnn Brown will transition into the role as GMH Administrator, and an announcement […]


Brand New Rental Houses Unveiled in Tropic

TROPIC – Several years of planning and hard work culminated in one happy moment, when the Williams family was delivered the keys to their new home. On Thursday, March 31, 2022, an open house was held in Tropic’s Bryce Meadows subdivision to celebrate the completion of two new single-family rental houses, which have been made possible under an attainable housing […]