About The Byway

Utah Highway 143 between Panguitch and Brian Head: one of the many scenic byways in Southern Utah. August 24, 2020.

Welcome to The Byway! We are a newspaper covering events and commentary on issues along the Utah Byway 12 in or around Piute, Wayne and Garfield counties, Utah. Our area is one of the most remote corners of Utah, with 9,000 residents spread over an area roughly the size of New Jersey.

Our missions are to:

  1. Open a forum for positive civil discourse.
  2. Unite Rural Utah with content written by us, about us.
  3. Provide an opportunity for our youth to write and be read.

We strive to make content that residents will be proud to call theirs.

Green fields, red rocks, and a couple of cows in Cannonville, Utah
The green fields and red rocks in Cannonville, Utah, represent a picturesque keepsake for the tourists, but the homeland of our fathers and a source of unity for us. Courtesy Abbie Call, The Byway.

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Learn More About The Byway

panguitch volleyball team blocks a hit

Sports: Unity on the Field, Court and Track

by Abbie Call — Funny that as sports seasons start, what’s on my mind is how to foster unity between the schools. But I don’t think sports have to divide us.

Three beef cows grazing in a field under Powell Point.

Environmental Stewardship: Ranching for Generations

by Elaine Baldwin — In 1945-1947, over 7 million U.S. soldiers returned home from WWII. Many returned and found jobs in ranching, farming, mining or timber cutting.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a debate

Politics: Principles-Based Politics

by AJ Martel — Discovering what principles guide our political beliefs, we then choose what policies to support. Principle is where lies most disagreements.


Mailing address: PO Box 3, Escalante, UT 84726
Email: [email protected]
Sr. Editor: B. E. Davis
Editor: Elaine Baldwin, Panguitch
Editor: Abbie Call, Cannonville
Editor: Karen Munson, Escalante
Youth Coordinator: AJ Martel, Escalante
Designer: Nadia G.