2023-05-25

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News from Wayne County

Hanksville Trees

WAYNE CO. – Much to the appreciation of the Tree Utah staff—Amy Nay, Executive Director and Planting Coordinator and arborist and all-around good guy Ian Peisner—half of Hanksville showed up in force at the Town Park on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, to plant trees. The large contingency of Hanksvillians, ranging in ages from young to aging gracefully, were wearing a […]

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FYI Panguitch


It is too bad that every day couldn’t be like spring. Spring brings long daylight days, warmth in the morning and a cool down in the afternoon with a few sprinkles. The trees are in full bloom, with beautiful red and white blossoms; you have to go back to D.C. to see anything better. Maybe with all of the moisture […]

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Weekly Sky Report May 29 – June 4, 2023


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. Turning first to planets, Mars and Venus form a pretty pair in the evening […]

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Jens Munthe 8 March 1945 – 16 May 2023

ESCALANTE – He chose his time. “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” —Robert Frost Donations to ColorCountryAnimalWelfare.org.

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Garfield County School District Teacher Highlight

Jace Howell - 8th - 11th Grade - Panguitch Middle School

GARFIELD CO. – Jace Howell has taught in Garfield County for five years and is a math teacher, teaching grades 8th – 11th in his classroom at Panguitch Middle School. He has a wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and working on and creating new ideas for his 3D printers. For outdoor activities, […]

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The Bobcats have done it again, with both track teams winning state championships. It was a real effort for both teams, since 51 qualified for state. These victories are Coach Norris’ 37th and 38th championships, which includes volleyball. Coach Norris gives much of the credit to those that help out with coaching. There are so many different events that it […]

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Wayne County Commission May 15, 2023


WAYNE CO. – The May 15, 2023, Wayne County Commission meeting kicked off with a prayer led by Commissioner Blackburn followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The first item on the agenda was a discussion about ambulance billing services with Tyler Peterson, Director of Billing at Gold Cross Services. Peterson gave an overview of how ambulance billing works and presented […]

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Soda Shop Craze Arrives in Loa via the Soda Pipeline


LOA – Utah’s dirty soda craze has officially landed in Loa adjacent the brightly colored double-decker bus. The Soda Pipeline opened on May 13, 2023, and offers every kind of soda imaginable mixed with various syrups, fruit purees, and cream. “We know that there was no other soda shop like FiiZ or Sodalicious in Wayne County, so we thought why […]

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Join Entrada Institute for a “Classic Conversation” with Layne Jones, June 1


TORREY – The first of the Entrada Institute’s summer “Classic Conversations” will take place on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m., when Layne Jones will be the topic of conversation. Jones and Don Gomes will converse at Robbers Roost, 185 South Main Street, in Torrey, Utah. This 1-hour conversation will include a limited live, in-person audience that will be encouraged […]

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New Lees Ferry Backcountry River Permit System


GLEN CANYON N.R.A – Beginning June 1, 2023, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is implementing a free Lees Ferry Backcountry River Permit system for watercraft using the Glen Canyon Reach, the 16-mile stretch of the Colorado River between the Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry. According to Superintendent Michelle Kerns, “This Glen Canyon stretch of the Colorado River is experiencing […]