Sanpete County Happenings


Many events requiring the congregation of people have been cancelled in the interest of public safety due to the new coronavirus outbreak.



Thursday, May 21 – Friday, May 22


Spring Cleanup—Gunnison City will hold its annual spring cleanup until May 22. Dumpsters will be located at 200 E. Center and 200 West 50 N.  Please no tires or household garbage.


Friday, May 22


Graduation Days—All three public high schools, Manti, North Sanpete and Gunnison Valley, will be holding graduations ceremonies in the afternoon and evenings. CentraCom will be live-streaming the graduation ceremonies. The company is honored to make these ceremonies available and showcase the accomplishments of the class of 2020. For a complete schedule, visit

Ephraim Fireworks—An aerial fireworks show will be held at Ephraim’s North Sports Complex. The show is especially designed with aerial fireworks in mind so that people do not have to congregate at the sports complex. Residents should be able to see the show from their automobiles and even from their own patios.


Saturday, May 23


Spring City Heritage Days—Due to the new coronavirus outbreak, most events will be held online this year. A virtual home tour, online auction and live-streamed music will be available. Go to



Monday, May 25


            Memorial Day Holiday



Wednesday, May 27


Blood Drive—The American Red Cross is looking for blood drive hosts to help ensure a stable blood supply. There will be a drive held from 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake, 122 South State Street.



Thursday, June 4 – Saturday, June 6


            Virtual Rat Fink Reunion—This year’s Rat Fink Reunion is going virtual with recorded interviews of the reunion artists and posts on Facebook. There will also be a virtual reunion car show and even a virtual 5K fun run. Visit for all the details.


Saturday, June 6


Virtual Cabin Tours—As part of the Scandinavian Summer, virtual cabin tours will be available for viewing today. See. for all the information.





Gunnison Breakfast Cancelled—The Gunnison Lion’s Club will not be holding their annual breakfast for Memorial Day. Questions, call 528-3548.

Manti Temple limited opening—LDS Temples in Utah are beginning a four-phase plan for temples to fully reopen. During the first phase, sealings will be limited to one family at a time in the temple and all government and public health directives will be observed. The temples that will start opening are Bountiful, Brigham City, Cedar City, Logan, Manti, Monticello, Ogden, Oquirrh Mountain, Payson, Provo City and Provo.

Food Pantry Update—The Sanpete Pantry will serve clients two times a month at the Mt. Pleasant location on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next mobile food drop for Gunnison will be Tuesday, May 19 at the Gunnison Stake Center from 11 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions or are in need of food please call 462-3006.

Palisades Fishing Tournament—The date for the Eighth Annual Palisades State Park fishing tournament has been moved from Saturday, May 9 to Sept. 12 due to the new coronavirus outbreak. More than $1500 in prizes will be awarded. Every participant must check in before fishing. Check in is from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. at the Pioneer Group site. Tournament will start at 7 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. To register call 835-6676. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Two hundred people maximum.

Manti Library—The library will be in a soft closure: people can still physically use the library by appointment. Materials can still be reserved and checked out via phone 835-2201 and internet

Gunnison Civic Library—The library is now offering curbside service. If you would like a book call the library to confirm your book, drive to the library and call to let librarians know you are there. Librarians will bring your books out to you. Wi-Fi is also available at the library. Call 528-3104 for more details.

Reward for Graffiti—There is a $2,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for graffiti in the towns of Mt. Pleasant and Moroni. If you have information contact Michael Olsen at 851-4084.

Rural Coronavirus Assistance—The United State Deptartment of Agriculture has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit

COVID-19 Hotline—Sanpete residents should call the hotline at 844-442-5224 before visiting a testing location. Calling ahead allows a medical professional to assess your symptoms over the phone and determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.

Twelve-Step Meetings—The YSA is open to holding 12-step meetings via zoom video conference. Last week, five students joined in. If you wish to join, send a text to 81010 with the message @ysa12step. You will added to our remind app group texting list and receive updates and instructions on how to join our Wednesday night group at 7 p.m.

Department of Workforce Services—The department has launched a new webpage with COVID-19-specific resources for customers called, This site has the most current information related to unemployment benefits, child care and other temporary assistance. This information will be updated frequently, so check back regularly for updates.

School Meals Available—The South Sanpete School District is participating in seamless summer option after March 30; meals will be provided to children from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis at Gunnison High School, Gunnison Elementary School, Fayette Church Parking Lot, Mayfield Church Parking Lot, Centerfield Church Parking Lot, Ephraim Middle School, Ephraim Elementary School, Manti Elementary School, Manti High School and Sterling Church Parking Lot.

North Sanpete Food Service—The North Sanpete School District is implementing its summer food program after March 30. This will include breakfast and lunch for all children ages 0-18 free of charge. This food will be provided as a Grab and Go. Both Breakfast and lunch will be picked up at the same time. Pick up locations will be at your local elementary schools. For students living on the east side of Mt. Pleasant, Indianola, Wales and Chester, the meals will be delivered via school bus at the bus stops. For specific places and times visit





Granary Arts—While the doors to the center and the physical workshops are cancelled, Granary Arts still will be providing free online art workshops designed for kids and families. Check out or visit Instagram or Facebook.

Senior Singles—Gunnison Stake Senior Singles will not be holding their monthly socials until further notice. We hope you are staying healthy and getting along OK during this time. If you are having problems or need assistance with anything please contact your ward leaders.

Snow College—All performances, ensembles, convocations and other events at the Ephraim and Richfield campuses with over more than 10 people have been cancelled or rescheduled.

Hub City Gallery—The art gallery in Mt. Pleasant is closed until further notice.

Manti City—All city league sports, including soccer games and practices, have been postponed until further notice.

Senior Centers—All senior centers associated with the Six Counties Association of Governments will be closed until further notice. Meals can still be picked up curbside at the senior centers if you call and make arrangements.

North Bend Entertainers will reschedule its comedy play “Barefoot in the Park” at the Peterson Dance Hall in Fairview until a later date. For updates see

Resource Clothing Bank—The board has decided to temporarily close, with every intention of continuing services in the future. They ask that you postpone dropping off donations at this time.

NAMI—All NAMI support groups and classes are temporarily suspended in compliance with Covid-19 prevention efforts. Please continue to watch for information when programs will resume. If you or a loved one are in crisis you can text “NAMI” to 741741 or call the CUCC crisis line at 1-877-469-2822.  For additional information on mental health assistance call 435-851-5206.