News from Wayne County

Moab vs. Torrey

Ever since the Moab river runners went from wearing ragged shorts to dressing in street clothes and Moab Main Street started to take on a Sun Valley, Idaho appearance—complete with bicycle shops, restaurants, bars and prayer flags—there has been the underlying fear in Torrey that something similar could and would happen along the lower Fremont River (Rabbit) Valley.  Aside from […]


Weekly Sky Report December 12 – 18, 2022

THE astronomical event this week is the finest meteor shower of the year. Although it’s the year’s best, few people watch it for the simple reason that it’s COLD in mid-December. Still, curious minds want to stay informed. The shower is called the Geminids because the meteors radiate from the direction of the constellation Gemini, and Gemini is in the […]


FYI Panguitch

What a glorious time of the year; everyone seems to be of good cheer! Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a visit to the Social Hall on Saturday morning. It was a record crowd of little happy people. Santa spent a lot of time speaking to each child, and each one was given a stocking filled with coloring books, crayons, and […]


Louie Bernardo

ESCALANTE – Louis “Louie” Joaquin Bernardo, 66, of Escalante, Utah passed away surrounded by his loving wife and family at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 28, 2022, after a valiant and heroic fight with cancer. He did everything possible to stay with this family as long as he could. During the last 10 months, […]


Monty Twitchell

CANNONVILLE – Desmond Lamonte Twitchell, 64, of Cannonville, Utah passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2022, after a valiant fight against cancer. Lamonte, Monty, or often known as Bro. was born on December 6, 1957, in Panguitch, Utah to Desmond and Gretha Twitchell. He was welcomed to his hometown of Cannonville by his five older sisters and quickly […]


Ask an Expert: Once You’re Done with Holiday Shopping, Stop Looking, Stop Spending

UTAH – With inflation eating away at our budgets, starting the holidays with a spending plan is more important than ever. Have your family help you determine things that are most important this year, then look for ways to reduce, simplify, and save money. Consider these tips. Create a budget and stick to it. Don’t be so excited about getting […]


SUU Guided Experiences: Portraits in the Great Hall

CEDAR CITY – In celebration of Southern Utah University’s 125th Birthday, SUU, in partnership with the Visit Cedar City • Brian Head is hosting a series of guided experiences. These tours will showcase the University as never before. Exploring the past, present, and future of SUU, these guided experiences are a true celebration of the spirit of our founders. The […]


Boulder Town Council Dec. 2022

BOULDER – The December 2022 Boulder Town Council (TC) meeting began with a public comment period. One commenter stated that, in the to-be discussed fire ordinance, in one section it says “an engineer” and in a different section it says “town engineer” and that these should be consistent. Following this, Andy Rice spoke about opening the 100 N. road. Rice […]


Garfield County Commission Nov. 28, 2022

GARFIELD COUNTY – The Garfield County Commissioners are eager to make their personal phone numbers available to the public, said Commissioner Leland Pollock in their Nov. 28 meeting. In addition to contact information provided on the county website, the Commission will also be taking out newspaper ads every other month to provide their numbers (Leland Pollock, 435-616-2718; David Tebbs, 435-231-1272; […]


Lex de Azevedo Directs Local Production of ‘A Musical Christmas’ on Dec. 16 & 17

PANGUITCH – Get ready for something new and special to celebrate this Christmas season. A Musical Christmas, directed by Lex de Azevedo, will be performed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Panguitch, at 176 N. 400 E., on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at 7pm. A non-denominational community event, A Musical Christmas will feature […]