Weekly Sky Report May 30 – June 5, 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. In 2007 I was alerted to a brief meteor shower that might happen one […]


FYI Panguitch

It looks like we are going to get through May without any moisture, I wish we could get something out of the north besides the cold wind. These warm days, even with the wind, are sure to be welcome. May still has a few things to go, tonight is the High School Graduation and there will be 40 that will […]

Ben Jackson

Planting a Seed: Food, Health, and Choice

Welcome back for another installment of Food, Health, and Choice. Reminder, my name is Ben Jackson of Ben’s Hens, and these are my own thoughts and opinions. Last week, I mentioned that I would provide a list of some of my teachers, but I am going to push that back to another week. However, I also mentioned that I would […]


Harold S. Staton Jr.

MESQUITE, NEVADA – Harold S. Staton Jr. Of “Harolds Place” wanted to say goodbye to all his workers, friends and people he so loved in Utah. He passed at 1am on May 16, 2022 he was 71. The Holy Father brought him home after over 8 years of suffering. He was in the Army 3 years and the Guard 1 […]


Rachel Cronin

ESCALANTE – Rachel Marie Riggs Cronin—wife, mom, nana, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away on May 15, 2022 in her home in Escalante at the age of 45. She was born on May 11, 1977 in Panguitch, to Mayo John and Tina Marie Kay Riggs. She was the oldest of five kids. Rachel grew up in both Vernal and Panguitch. […]


Marva Mounteer

KEARNS/ESCALANTE – Marva Joan Mounteer died May 15, 2022 at her home in Kearns due to Pancreatic cancer. She was born on February 3, 1944 in Richfield, Utah, the 2nd child of Marvin Charles “Coty” and Louise Spencer Mounteer. Marva grew up in Escalante, Utah, graduating from Escalante High School in 1962. She moved to Provo, Utah and attended Brigham […]


Bryce Valley High School Class of 2022!


Escalante High School Class of 2022!


Wayne County Commission May 16, 2022

WAYNE COUNTY – The Wayne County Commission Meeting held on May 16, 2022. Commissioners Wood, Brian and Blackburn were in attendance. The agenda for the meeting was accepted and approved. Minutes from the commission meeting held on May 2, 2022 were accepted and approved with the exception of a grammatical error. The first order of business was the opening of […]


A Last Chance to Drive-In

LOA – Misty and Brian Bown have made a long time dream come true in starting the Last Chance Drive-In. As the definition of a mom-and-pop restaurant, Misty works the front, ice cream, and drinks while Brian cooks the meals. When things get busy, two of their three daughters, Raven and Kasha, come in to help. It’s definitely a family […]