2023-11-23

Panguitch City Sign

FYI Panguitch


I think that white stuff coming down might have been snow. It wasn’t a lot, but it makes November 19 our first snow storm this year. It didn’t last too long, but it was snowing. We had gone 45 days without any moisture, so we will take anything we can get. Most of our excitement was right here in old […]

Obituary photo for Sharon Gurr

Sharon Marie Gurr 1955 – 2023

LOA – Our kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, aunt, sister, neighbor, and friend, Sharon Marie Stewart Gurr, age 68, passed away on November 15, 2023, at her home in Loa surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born May 21, 1955, in Richfield, Utah, a daughter of Albert Deloy and Hazel Irene Parks Stewart. She grew up […]

Kendal Gardner battles for two of his game-high 23 points to lead the Moquis to the win on November 15.

Escalante Boys Basketball Win Home Opener


ESCALANTE – Escalante boys’ basketball coach Kevin Griffin didn’t waste any time getting the Moquis into action for the 2023-24 season with a game against Fredonia, Arizona on November 15—just one day after the Utah High School Activities Association permitted games to be scheduled. The home team Moquis easily handled Fredonia, 59-28, to notch their first win of the season. […]

Panguitch High School Bobcats logo

PHS Sports Sidelines


I know it is a little early in the season, but our basketball teams really did well. On Friday night, the boys met with Millard, a 2A team. There wasn’t much competition, and the Cats won all three games by a triple score. The Varsity team won 66 to 27, and held the Tigers to only 7 points in the […]

Garfield County Commission chamber doors

Garfield County Commission November 13, 2023


GARFIELD CO. – The theme of the November 13 Garfield County Commission meeting revolved around the county’s response to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s (GSENM) draft Resource Management Plan and the citizens’ response they’ve rallied against it. On October 26, Garfield County hosted a Q&A at Bryce Valley High School, attended by the state Attorney General, Solicitor General, the Commissioners, and […]

Wayne County Building

Wayne County Commission November 6, 2023


WAYNE CO. – The November 6, 2023, Wayne County Commission meeting began with an appointment with Mike Higbee with PEHP to discuss changes with the county’s health insurance plan. Costs will increase between 1-2% next year, and changes include more accessible mental health services. The commission will review the numbers and budget before approving. Next, Doug Kirkham, Director of Aging […]

Boulder Community Center

Boulder Planning Commission November 2023


BOULDER – The November Boulder Planning Commission (PC) meeting began with a presentation by the Town Planner on building Boulder’s new zoning with average lot sizes. Goals of using average lot size include protecting open space and encouraging attainable housing. Factors such as presence of an existing dwelling, shape of parcel, access to parcel, amount of irrigated land and zoning […]

On November 10, 2023, the Moony Wash Boys band gave $2600—money made from busking at the Wayne County Farmers' Market—to the Wayne County Food Bank.

Moony Wash Boys Raise $2600 for Wayne County Food Pantry


TORREY – On November 10, 2023, the Moony Wash Boys—a Torrey-based music group—gave $2600 to the Wayne County Food Bank. The band presented Mike Riddle, the volunteer coordinator of the county food pantry, with fifty-two $50 gift cards to Royal’s Market. “We are a Wayne County band, and we wanted the money to stay in Wayne County to help folks […]

Solar Kiosk at Teasdale Community Park

What is that New “Shark Fin” in Teasdale Park?


TEASDALE – The new solar kiosk—resembling a shark’s fin—was installed at Teasdale Community Park on November 11, 2023, with assistance from Vern of Iron Anvil and the citizens of Wayne County. The metal structure creates space to experience the relationship of the moving Earth to the stationary Sun, including pointing to the sunrises and sunsets of the summer and winter […]

Garfield County Sheriff's Deputies stand on stage in a school auditorium and give a presentation to a group of students.

PPC Focuses on Drug Awareness During Red Ribbon Week and Promotes Community with Christmas Lights Contest on Dec. 4


PANGUITCH – Educating students on the consequences of drug use is a crucial focus of the Panguitch Prevention Coalition. Through partnerships with law enforcement during Red Ribbon Week—November 6 – 10—students at Panguitch Middle and High School were provided with valuable information about the legal implications of drug use. Sergeant Tom Talbot and Deputy Wes Syrett of the Garfield County […]