Sanpete County Happenings


Thursday, Aug. 13 – Friday, Aug. 14


            Manti High Registration—New student registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be by appointment. Please contact Melissa Lund at 435-835-2281 Ext: 306.


Friday, Aug. 14


            Water Fight—The Sanpete County Sheriff’s Department is holding a water fight with the youth ages 3-16 at the Manti City Park at 4 p.m. Social distancing will be practiced; please wear a mask. Water balloons and cups will be provided. No water guns.


Saturday, Aug. 15


            Farmer’s Market—The Manti’s farmer’s market opens today from 8 a.m. to noon at the historic city hall, 200 N. Main.  Come and enjoy fresh produce, home baked goods, handmade products and a seed exchange.

Monday, Aug. 17


Flag Football—The deadline to register for Mt. Pleasant flag football is today. This program is for boys and girls K-8th grade. $37 Registration Fee. Sign up online at


Thursday, Aug. 20.


            Back to School—Both the North and South Sanpete School Districts are holding their first day of classes today.



Friday, Aug. 21


New Rotating Artist—Local artist and BYU botany teacher Melinda Ostraff will be showing off her collection of pigmented art that focuses on the visual poetry of plants as the new rotating artist at the Fairview Museum. A reception will be held in her honor at the Fairview Museum, 85 N. 100 E, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please wear masks.

Saturday, Aug. 22


Pressure Canning Test–A USU Extension Agent will be at the farmer’s market in Manti, 200 N. Main, to test pressure canners from 10 a.m. – noon. Bring your canner lid with the gauge. No fee. For more information contact Hunter 851-3258.

            Snow College Drive-In Movie—The college is starting the semester off with an old-fashioned drive-in movie at the Mt. Pleasant Basin Drive In from 8-11 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 24


            Snow College Classes Begin—Face to face classes are scheduled to start today at Snow College. Face coverings, social distancing and preventive hygiene are required.



Wednesday, Aug. 26


            Richfield Community Job Fair—Snow College is holding a job fair at the Washburn Building by the flagpole from 10:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. for those looking for a job to meet employers. Please contact career services at 893-2221 if you have any questions.


Saturday, Aug. 29


Chalk it up to Music—The Snow College Department of Music is inviting everyone to get their hands messy at a “Chalk it up to Music” street art and outdoor music festival at the campus central mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at Each artist block is $10.Food trucks will also be on hand.





Spring City Water Restrictions—Residents need to follow water restrictions because the city pond keeps going dry. Violators are subject to a $150 fine. If you have questions, please call 851-5047.

Manti Flag Football—The deadline to register for youth flag football Registration is Aug. 27. For boys and girls grades K-5th grades. To register, go to

Fun on the Farm—Exhibits normally seen at the Sanpete County Fair are going virtual this year. Adults and kids of all ages are encouraged to join in a virtual game that will take them to all the buildings and farm exhibits normally seen at the fair. The game ends Aug. 24. To join in the fun, visit the Sanpete County Fair Facebook page and click on the link.

Firewood Permits—The Manti-La Sal National Forest has extended the issuing of free use firewood permits through Nov. 30. All free use wood permits will be for up to four cords of wood, per household and will expire on Nov. 30. To secure a permit, call the Sanpete Ranger District at 636-3300 and leave a call back number.

Fire Restrictions—Fire managers in Central Utah have imposed fire restrictions on public lands in Juab, Millard, Sanpete Sevier, Piute and Wayne counties. No open fires of any kind, except for improved campgrounds and picnic areas, where running water is present. For more information visit

NAMI—With COVID-19 still shutting down in-person groups, free NAMI seminars and programs are available online on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Register at The online connection support group is Wednesdays 12:30-2 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.