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BLM seeks public feedback on three oil, gas sites in Utah and Arizona

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking feedback on proposed oil and gas lease sales in Utah and Arizona. According to the BLM website, the first Utah site will be 14 parcels making up nearly 27-thousand acres in Sanpete County, Utah. The second site is four parcels at about 5-thousand acres in Wayne County.
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Coming Together and Paying Tribute

Another season is nearing the Spardettes as they gear up to compete. While 12 returners are coming back to the fold, there are also many new faces, including head coach Britnee Olsen. “I’m really enjoying it. I did drill team in high school as well, and I’ve danced my whole...

Emery Cheer Excited to Show Off Skills

The 2022-23 season marks a big change not just for Emery cheer, but all of the state cheer teams. Previously, cheer was considered a club sport, but from here on out, it will be a Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) sanctioned sport. “We love it, I love it, all...

Depth Key to Spartans’ Success

The Spartans will dive into another season, ready to improve on last year. Emery brings back roughly 40 swimmers to go along with 18 freshmen for a good balance between experience and youth. While some top swimmers moved on and graduated, head coach Alicia Whitzel believes this year’s team will have more depth and, as a result, score higher.

Familiarity Helping Spartans

Suffice it to say that there has been a lot of turnover in the Emery basketball program over the last couple years. When it comes to high schools, there is always a revolving door with the students, but the program is also trying to find some stability after three seasons with three different coaches.

Did You Know The Grinch’s Famous Cave Is Located in Utah?

Who knew that Dr. Suess’s most famous anti-hero lived so close to Idaho?. Well, close depending on what your threshold for road trips is. It’s about a nine-hour drive from Idaho’s capitol city, but if you live somewhere closer to the Idaho-Utah State you could be at the Grinch’s front door in under seven. It turns out that Mount Crumpit is actually on the outskirts of Boulder, UT or at least that’s what Vacasa wanted you to believe in 2021.

Spartan Grapplers Rising Up

After taking fourth in state last year, the Spartans have their sights set on cracking the top three. Emery brings back a number of state qualifiers, including Monty Christiansen, Merritt Meccariello, Hayden Christiansen, Dane Sitterud, Easton Thornley, Dalton Birch and Gregory Swan. They will be joined by other returners and a big class of quality freshman.

Lady Pirates Fall to Wayne

The Lady Pirates struggled on the road as they traveled to Bicknell on Tuesday. Wayne took advantage of its home court as the Lady Badgers ran away with the non-conference win. The teams appeared to be evenly matched in the early going, trading buckets throughout the first. Wayne had a...

Gas prices tumble in some US cities, not so much in others

SALT LAKE CITY — There’s not much consistency in Utah or across the nation when it comes to the price at the gas pump. For example, Triple-A reports that people in Texas are currently paying $2.95 for a gallon of regular. But some in California are paying well over $5.


Emery County is actively seeking citizens interested in filling positions on the Castle Valley Special Service District Board. There is (1) board vacancy at this time. This vacancy is for one (1) four (4) year term beginning January 2023 and ending December 2026. Any citizen living within Castle Valley District...
Lake Powell Chronicle

Hite's colorful history recounted in library lecture

Page resident Cindy Stafford gave a presentation on the history of Hite, Utah, at Page Public Library on Nov. 15. The event was part of the Glen Canyon Conservancy’s monthly lecture series. Many locals know Hite – located at the northernmost extent of Lake Powell – as a place...

Lady Spartans fall for first time this season

The Emery Lady Spartans fell in a tightly-contested game against Judge Memorial, 60-50. The Lady Spartans did their best to keep up with the defending state champions, but ultimately their comeback fell just short. Emery opened the first quarter with solid defense, but the first eight minutes ended with Judge...

Apartment fire displaces dozens in Richfield, community jumps in to help

RICHFIELD, Utah — A fire Thursday night has displaced 70 people in Richfield according to the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office. The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at the Ville Apartments on 647 South Main St. In a press release, Richfield City Police said that all tenants were believed to be evacuated, and accounted for.

Emery boys swimming enjoys being home with first place finish

The Emery boys swim team grabbed another first place finish at home on Tuesday as they welcomed Carbon, Grand and Gunnison Valley to Castle Dale. The Lady Spartans finished the day in second. Behind Emery it was Carbon finishing the day in second place, followed by Grand and Gunnison. For...

Structure Fire In Richfield

Around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, authorities responded to a fire at Ville 647 across the street from Pearson Tire in Richfield. All local law enforcement, fire and EMS responded. Multiple people were pulled from the building and taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and minor injuries, but authorities believe they were able to get everyone out of the building and accounted for. According to Sevier County Commissioner Ralph Brown, the displaced individuals were offered shelter at the Sevier County Fairgrounds for the night with food provided by the LDS church. The Red Cross has also been contacted and is responding for further assistance. The Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office will respond Nov. 22 to investigate the cause of the fire.

Another traffic stop on I-70, another large drug bust by UHP

GREEN RIVER, Emery County — Another day, another big drug bust for Utah Highway Patrol troopers working in Emery County. About 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a Dodge van was pulled over on I-70 for going 86 mph in a 60 mph zone. During the stop, a trooper could smell marijuana in the vehicle, according to a police booking affidavit. He also noticed stacked cardboard boxes in the back of the van.

Does Escalante get snow?

Southern Utah is known for its scorching hot and extended summer seasons. Here, temperatures frequently reach over one hundred degrees fahrenheit! While the Grand Staircase National Monument and nearby town of Escalante have the benefit of a slightly higher altitude which serves to moderate the temperature a little, summertime can still be extremely hot and dry. Despite these sweltering summer months, Ecalante and the Grand Staircase National Monument are not spared from chilly winter weather! Believe it or not, during the winter season, temperatures in the Escalante area can frequently dip below freezing. If you visit The Grand Staircase National Monument from November until February, don’t assume that you won’t have to pay attention to the weather just because you’ve dodged the hottest months. Wintertime in Escalante can bring with it sudden and heavy rain showers, so be prepared for these abrupt deluges at any time. Although infrequent, the Escalante region is also known to see a little bit of snow in the wintertime, so be ready to encounter some chilly weather if you plan a wintertime visit to the National Monument.

High School Rodeos Wrap Up for the Winter

The final weekend of the Dixie 6 rodeo series added points for several Carbon and Emery athletes. The rodeos, held in Hurricane at the Washington County Legacy Arena, were again filled with many competitors and huge crowds. The culmination of the event was the annual highly-anticipated Cowboy Prom on Saturday night.

Monday, November 14 2022

BARTER BAR – MAIL BAG:. Grain Fed Beef for sale: ½ or whole beef for sale, harvest date March 14th. Market Hogs: Will have 20 AWESOME market hogs for sale, the harvest date for these is 20 April. I have had a great track record providing pork for Carbon & Emery Counties and the surrounding area. Please give me a call and reserve some great freezer meat for your family! Please call Wayne @ 435 919 2655😊!