This Utah county ‘hit the panic button’ when a big employer left. Here’s what happened next.

November 6, 2023

Beaver • For one busy October weekend, hotels in Beaver County filled to near capacity, campsites were fully booked for weeks, and diners packed restaurants.

The occasion was the Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse — and Beaver County sat on the path of full annularity, where the moon passed directly in front of the sun and created a “ring of fire” for several minutes.