2020-09-03 E-Edition

Voters to decipher governance question

Until last month, the matter of what form of government Grand County would have in the near future seemed obvious. Proposition 10 seemed likely to pass, which in 2022 would turn the county government into a five-person, part-time council. That council would then appoint a county manager to take care of day-to-day executive functions. The Grand County Council (a body […]

Board approves cat, cougar hunting regs

The Utah Wildlife Board approved a few changes to the 2020-21 cougar and bobcat hunting seasons, as well as a few other items during a virtual meeting held late last week. As with each wildlife species in Utah, cougars are managed according to guidelines established in a management plan, which includes regulated hunting. DWR biologists make determinations and gather input […]

Tales of Trails: 4th in Hayden series

The Hayden Survey of 1875 involved a group of scientists and cartographers who packed and rode mules across the desert country of the Four Corners, one of the least-explored regions of the lower 48 states at the time. Their goals were numerous, but their primary endeavor was to map the lands and its possible riches. The venture was rarely smooth […]


The GCHS girls tennis players had a match against San Juan in Blanding on Tuesday and next hit the court against South Sevier on the morning of Sept. 8 and against Richfield that afternoon. The next home meet is Sept. 15 against Gunnison and the Wasatch Academy. The state tournament is scheduled for Oct. 2-3 in Liberty Park in Salt […]

BLM no longer asks climbers to avoid Indian Creek climbs

The Bureau of Land Management in a statement thanked the climbing community for its efforts in avoiding raptor nesting sites during the spring climbing season. The BLM now welcomes climbers to use any walls within the Indian Creek corridor, and no longer asks for voluntary avoidance of nesting areas. Each spring, the BLM asks climbers to voluntarily avoid routes near […]

Getting your family’s vaccine information is now much easier

In 2019, a top official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Safety wrote about his experience trying to access immunization records for his daughter to send to her school. His experience is one in which many parents can relate. “The whole process to call, get the accurate records, and wait to receive them took more time than I […]

Flu shots available at City Market; appointment recommended

City Market is offering flu shots at all pharmacy locations. Flu shots are available for ages 7 and up, and high-dose flu shots are available for ages 65 and older, according to an email from the grocery chain. “Flu shots can reduce the risk of more serious symptoms and outcomes, including flu-related hospitalizations. An annual flu shot is the best […]

Deputy arrests prolific sex offender

A prolific but seemingly inactive sex offender was arrested Saturday, Aug. 29, in Thompson Springs after he called dispatch to report a theft. Thomas Alexander Mallum, 57, was arrested on two felony counts of failure to register as a sex offender after a Grand County Sheriff’s deputy questioned him about two pickups on his property that he allegedly failed to […]

Struggles continue for football team

Grand County High’s porous defense gave up 58 points to the Union High Cougars last week in the first home game of the season. Through three games the Red Devils have surrendered roughly 180 points. Quarterbacks Dante Wells, a senior, and sophomore Chandler McDougall combined for nine completions out of 18 attempts for 191 yards and three of the team’s […]