2022-04-21

“High 5” to Garkane Energy

In mid-February of this year, we were notified, by Phillip Burr of Garkane, that a legacy (mid-1970’s) 7,200 volt buried power line that runs through our property would have to be replaced. Because the line ran through our front yard, I called Mr. Burr and asked to meet with him about our concerns and options, if any. He responded immediately, […]

A Thank You to Daniel Palmer

We want to thank Daniel Palmer for his role in organizing and leading the Wayne County soccer program and also thank all the parents who volunteered to coach. More than one hundred kids participated. They learned skills and teamwork and had fun. Parents also enjoyed the games. We hope this successful program continues. Chip and Linda Ward, Torrey

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Weekly Sky Report April 25 – May 1, 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 planets have been putting on a great show in the morning sky, and […]

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FYI Panguitch


Easter has come and gone, and it ended with a giant full moon. Easter is the holiest of days in the Christian faith. It keeps the hope of eternal life and the return of Christ. The Easter Egg Hunt was a little on the windy side, but the kids had fun, and everyone got an Easter Bunny for a prize. […]

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Thomas Chase Griffiths

SALT LAKE CITY – Thomas Chase Griffiths (Tommy), 79, passed away peacefully at St Mark’s in SLC, Utah. He is the son of Nephi Rolfe Griffiths and Mae Watterson Griffiths. Dad is an adrenaline junkie, skydiver, and pilot, owning several planes. Tommy enjoyed jumping from the DC-3 the most with his buddies. Dad had a 5000 jump pin from the […]

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SUU Offers Five Ways to Increase Your Earning Potential this Summer with No-cost Professional Certificates


CEDAR CITY – Southern Utah University has received funding to offer five no-cost professional certificate programs this summer to assist adults with upskilling, increasing earning potential and enhancing careers. As part of the Learn and Work in Utah initiative, these online certificate programs can also position adults to explore new career paths with low-risk. The five summer career certificates being […]

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Boulder Planning Commission April 2022


BOULDER – The April 2022 Boulder Planning Commission (PC) meeting began with a discussion on amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. Easements and rights of ways were discussed. These terms, though at times used interchangeably, have the main difference that easements will not be excluded from the acreage of a lot. This ordinance amendment will be up for a public hearing […]

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Garfield County Commission April 11, 2022


GARFIELD COUNTY – Commissioners Leland Pollock and David Tebbs comprised the quorum for an unusually brief meeting on April 11. Commissioner Jerry Taylor was attending a Behavioral Health conference in Washington, D.C. The Commissioners went into an executive session to discuss potential litigation and real estate transactions. In regular session, the Commission approved Cannonville Mayor Jeff Stock’s request to waive […]

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Heal the Planet, Heal the Self:

One Conservationist’s Journey

CEDAR CITY – Spending three months to a year living and working on Utah’s public lands is hard work, but over 2500 young people have ventured from across the U.S. to Utah in the past 20 years just to do this. Many of these alums now lead conservation and environmental work around the nation. This is the story of a […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park Summer Construction Schedule Announced

The park is planning a variety of entrance fee funded projects this summer

BRYCE – Hoodoos, potholes and cracking pavement—the power of frost wedging shapes Bryce Canyon National Park in a variety of ways. To help preserve and improve existing pavement, the park is planning a variety of entrance fee funded projects this summer. Minimal impact to visitor experience is expected for most of these projects, though some traffic delays and detours will […]