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Articles by: Mary Pipes

United We March event

The United We March event will be held Saturday, September 8 at the Gunnison City Park.  It’s an opportunity to honor servicemen and women, fire fighters, medical personnel, law enforcement officers, and Search & Rescue members.  There will be a dinner and auction Friday, September 7 at the Gunnison City […]

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State agency thanks locals for efforts on Hill Top fire

State agency thanks locals for efforts on Hill Top fire

The Hill Top fire in Sanpete County is 100% contained, and a State Forestry, Fire and Lands representative had nothing but praise for local firefighters and law enforcement with regard to their help during the fire.  Leann Fox, Communications and Prevention Coordinator, thanked local firefighters, the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Evacuation order for Hill Top fire being rescinded

Evacuation order for Hill Top fire being rescinded

There was good news Thursday night for residents of Sanpete County who have been affected by evacuation orders due to the Hill Top fire.  Sheriff Brian Nielson told the crowd that as of Friday morning at 10 a.m., all evacuation orders will return to pre-evacuation status.  This means residents and […]

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Tour of Utah will affect traffic on SR-132 on Wednesday

Tour of Utah will affect traffic on SR-132 on Wednesday

The 2018 Tour of Utah bicycle race will be passing through Salt Creek Canyon in Central Utah on Wednesday, August 8 as the riders prepare to challenge Mt. Nebo during the final stage of the days  race.  Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah is scheduled to begin in Payson […]

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Miss Sanpete County and Miss Sanpete Outstanding Teen pageants to be held Friday

Miss Sanpete County and Miss Sanpete Outstanding Teen pageants to be held Friday

A total of nine young ladies will be competing Friday evening to become the next representatives of Sanpete County.  Four contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Sanpete, and five will be participating in the Sanpete County Outstanding Teen pageant.  Contestants for Miss Sanpete include Whitney Dyreng, Manti; […]

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Improvements coming to Mt. Pleasant industrial park

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA), the Mt. Pleasant industrial park will be seeing some much needed improvements in the near future.  The Mt. Pleasant Community Development and Renewal Agency (CDRA) received a federal grant for over $249,000 to improve the infrastructure at the park, […]

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Red Cross Blood donation

Mount Pleasant 8/2/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mt. Pleasant North Stake, 500 N 300 W Junction 8/2/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Piute Event Center, 500 North 180 West Manti 8/3/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Manti Mercantile, 155 South Main Salina 8/4/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Salina […]

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Fire starts at Sterling Town fireworks display

Fire starts at Sterling Town fireworks display

Sterling town billed their 24th of July celebration as the Greatest Show on Earth, and they didn’t disappoint.  Towards the end of the fireworks display, a burning ember from one of the fireworks started the knoll west of town on fire.  The fireworks display finished as the volunteer fire department […]

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Mt. Pleasant man pleads guilty to enticing a minor

Mt. Pleasant man pleads guilty to enticing a minor

A Mt. Pleasant man has pleaded guilty to enticing a minor through text messages.  Bradford Bentley, a former North Sanpete High School teacher, entered the guilty plea to the Class A misdemeanor at his initial appearance on Wednesday.  Bentley sent sexually enticing texts to a 16-year old student earlier this […]

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Fayette Town employee arrested on misuse of public funds charges

Fayette Town employee arrested on misuse of public funds charges

A former Fayette Town employee has been arrested in connection with the misuse of public funds dating back to 2009.  Tracy Kay Mellor was booked into the Sanpete County Jail on Thursday following an investigation initiated when Mellor quit her job as town clerk in January following a confrontation with […]

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