Thanks From the Beekman Family

We would like to thank all those who participated in Lanny’s Memorial Celebration. We will not forget the kindness and support of his many friends. It was indeed a memorable sendoff! With Gratitude, Beekman Family

Why Would My “Representative” Want to Do This?

In a previous letter, I identified several concerns I have with Garkane Energy management practice. The concerns mentioned included the use of a portion of member power charges for purposes other than paying down power costs, misrepresenting the nature of unclaimed property, and implementing a property ownership transfer in secret. Accusations aren’t worth much unless they are accompanied with credible […]


Notes from the Nuthatch: Pollen Tonic

BRYCE – The wind whooshes through the meadow. I watch as a fog of neon yellow separates from the Ponderosa pines, hanging heavily in the air before dispersing. Running a fingertip along our countertop leaves it coated in grainy dust. Atop the water in the bird bath is a pale, swirling film. When I open the cabin door, a cloud […]


FYI Panguitch

June is coming to a close. The summer solstice is this week, and this signals the start of summer. The summer solstice is the day that has the most daylight time of the year. In Europe, it is a time for celebrating. Ireland loves celebrations, and they even celebrate the 4th of July. With the end of June, the year […]


Weekly Sky Report June 27 – July 3, 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. How soon after sunset can you see stars with your eyes alone? Here’s a […]


Ruth Owens-White

PANGUITCH – Ruth Annette Frandsen Owens-White, 88, passed away June 15, 2022, in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren who loved her. She was born April 21, 1934, to Randolph Frandson and Mary Annette Sherman in Hiawatha, Utah. She was a true “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” She was the oldest of seven children. She is preceded in death by […]

Garfield County Commission June 13, 2022

GARFIELD COUNTY – At the June 13 Garfield County Commission meeting, Commissioner David Tebbs reported on the Stage 1 fire restrictions announced June 1 across all Color-Country, including Iron, Washington, Kane, and most of Garfield counties, which specifies that there are to be no open fires, fireworks, or spark producers of any type allowed throughout the region. All the agencies […]


Local Rider Heads to High School Nationals for Fourth Time

PANGUITCH – All it took was one afternoon—and a song—and he was hooked. Bronson Wehrli, who is eighteen years old this year and just graduated from Panguitch High School, is headed off to his fourth National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, which takes place July 17 through 22, 2022. “I’ve been riding rodeo for about three and a […]


BIFF ‘Makes a Big Splash’ in 2022, July 22 & 23

BICKNELL – The Bicknell International Film Festival (BIFF) is headed for the water in 2022. The Entrada Institute notes this year’s theme is “Bad Boats and Sorry Surfboards.” According to Entrada President Marci Milligan, “BIFF 2022 promises to uphold the ongoing moniker of ‘Better Living Through Bad Cinema.’ Of course, costumes and sidebar activities will surely maintain the BIFF tradition […]


What’s New, Panguitch Quilt Walk?

Rannie Beaver immortalizes Sir Tom Jones' female fan propelled panties with quilt at 2022 Panguitch Quilt Walk

PANGUITCH – On May 10, 1978, Sir Tom Jones came to Salt Lake City to perform. I was 13 years-old at the time, and my mother allowed me to attend the concert. Boy, were my eyes opened. Imagine ladies throwing their panties at a complete stranger who was singing just to them. I wondered what happened to all those undergarments […]