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Garfield County declares state of emergency with decline in student enrollment

PANGUITCH, Utah – Commissioners in Garfield County have declared a state of emergency, saying a decline in school enrollment in rural communities has put the future of those cities at risk. 399 more words


Survival is a Good Thing

A couple years ago this month I went on a camping trip to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. Nine days. Went up with a couple friends, met a couple more there. 981 more words

Action And Adventure

Devil's Garden (Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT)

For the geologically-minded, the Hole-in-the-Rock Road in Utah’s vast Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument provides access to extraordinary cuts and sluices in the Navajo sandstone (e.g., … 410 more words


Dry Fork Narrows (Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT)

Though just a short walk from Peekaboo, Spooky, and Brimstone Gulch in Utah’s Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument, the Dry Fork Narrows are often overlooked. Situated at the base of the steep descent from the Dry Fork Trailhead, however, this ½-mile slot canyon is both easily accessible and easily navigable. 590 more words



Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lies between Capitol Reef and Bryce National Parks. We spent the next couple of nights in Escalante itself from where we hiked to Escalante Natural Bridge. 122 more words