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INSIDER Panguitch • Panguitch Lake • Hatch • Bryce • Tropic • Antimony • Henrieville • Cannonville • Escalante • Boulder • Fremont • Loa • Lyman Bicknell • Teasdale • Torrey • Grover • Fruita • Caineville • Hanksville Thursday, October 24, 2013 • Issue # 1019 High School Student Discovers Skeleton of Baby Dinosaur on GSENM CLAREMONT, CALIF. A chance find by a high school student led to the youngest, smallest and most complete fossil skeleton yet known from the iconic tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus. The discovery, announced today by the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools, shows that the prehistoric plant-eater sprouted its strange headgear before it celebrated its first birthday. Three-dimensional scans of nearly the entire fossil are freely available online, making this the most digitally-accessible dinosaur to date. The fossil skeleton was discovered in 2009 by high school student Kevin Terris, within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. Incredibly, the specimen was missed by two professional paleontologists, who walked within several feet of the exposed bones days prior to the discovery. “At first I was interested in seeing what the initial piece of bone sticking out of the rock was,” commented Terris. “When we exposed the skull, I was ecstatic!” Excavation and subsequent cleaning of the fossil, nicknamed “Joe” after a long-time supporter of Baby Dinosaur Cont’d on page 3 Ward Roylance and Friends of Entrada Awards Photos: Jen Howe Above left: “Oh, hi Don...Don?” Cache Valley Bank’s scarecrow entry takes a break from his regular duties to greet passers-by with a friendly smile and some bags of money. Above right: Across the street, visitors to the Wayne County Courthouse are greeted by an escaped jailbird. More than 60 scarecrows are dotting Wayne County, and hopefully many will remain ‘til Halloween. Seedy, Sophisticated, Scary & Sweet ... Some Interesting New Characters Have Occupied Wayne County During the Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival by Ann Torrence Photos: Annette Lamb Above left: Steve Lutz presents the Friends of Entrada award to Barry Scholl and the Scholl family. Steve Taylor (right) received Entrada’s Ward Roylance Award. TORREY - The Entrada Institute presented two awards at this year’s friendraiser event, held Saturday October 19th at the Cougar Ridge Ranch. The Entrada Institute’s Ward Roylance Award recognizes individuals and organizations that further public understanding and appreciation of the natural, historical, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Colorado Plateau. This year, local historian Steve Taylor of Fremont received this welldeserved recognition, the Ward Roylance Award. Steve Taylor is a local historian specializing in the early history of the Fremont River communities. Although he holds a Ph.D. in math and physics, spent forty years working in environmental management, and continues to do consulting, he returned to Wayne County where he was born and raised to focus on his passion for history. He is the sixth generation of his family to have lived in Rabbit Valley, with many of Wayne County’s first settlers being his direct ancestors. Mr. Taylor currently lives in Fremont on a small farm where he teaches a weekly history class in his home. He has been a speaker at Entrada’s Saturday Sunset series, the annual Heritage Starfest, and numerous other Wayne County events. This year, the Scholl family received the Friends of Entrada Award. Barry Scholl was the editor of Catalyst Magazine when he heard about Ward Roylance. Ward had a habit of writing grumpy letters to various newspapers about preserving the beauty of southern Utah while making tourism a bigger focus of the economy. Barry traveled to Torrey to interview Ward at his home, (now the Robber’s Roost Bookstore). The two hit it off immediately and soon hatched a plan to start the Entrada Institute to bring culture, science, humanities and appreciation of the Colorado Plateau to the residents of and visitors to Wayne County. With the assistance of several other Wayne County enthusiasts, the fledgling organization began offering hikes and talks often led by Barry or Ward or their wide variety of contacts. But within two years, Ward and his wife were dead and his plan to provide a home for Entrada was incomplete. Barry and Tiffany Scholl along with Barry’s sister, Laura, and another partner stepped in to purchase the property and establish it as a home for Entrada and a haven for creative thought, nature, music and good coffee. Over the years it has become hard for many people to tell the difference between Robbers Roost and the Entrada Institute, but the bookstore is totally owned by the Scholls. Entrada owns a small shed and the stage on the Robber’s Roost grounds. Barry continues to serve on the Entrada Board, and the Scholls have generously supported the Entrada Institute in every way possible. There likely would be no Summer Sunset Series of events, no Bernice Scholl Entrada Scholarship at Wayne High, and Wayne County would be a poorer place without Entrada and the Scholls. —The Entrada Institute REGIONAL Weather forecast Thurs. Oct 24 - Wed Oct. 30 Highs in the low to mid 60s Thursday through Sunday, then getting colder on Monday through Wednesday with highs in the mid to low 50s. Partly cloudy all week. Lows hovering around freezing through the weekend and then colder, moving into the high 20s on Monday. Winds also picking up early in the week with Monday the windiest, possibly up to 17mph. WAYNE CO. - Over 60 scarecrows flapped their strawstuffed limbs in the Wayne County breeze last week. Organizers of the first ever Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival were elated by the enthusiastic participation from the community. There was just one setback: there were too many awesome scarecrows for the team to select an outright winner. “We are sorry, but we are a victim of our own success. How can you possibly choose between the wonderful cross section of colorful, funny, scary and creative scarecrows that popped up in Wayne County on the week of October 12th? We can’t,” said Carol Gnade, Presi- dent of the Entrada Institute. New scarecrows popped up across the valley throughout the week-long event. “A dad called me on the phone after taking his daughter out to look at the scarecrows. They get home and the daughter said, ‘What’s wrong with us Dad…. why don’t we have a scarecrow?’” Gnade recounted. The father called the festival committee, asked to be added to the list and the famiily had built one by morning. Scarecrow-makers took inspiration from their businesses, even their owners. Penny Torgerson at Royal’s Food Town said that their scarecrow “Hilda” is pushing a shopping cart full of items and photographs selected to represent the store’s proprietor, Joe Hiskey. “Have you noticed that some of the scarecrows actually look like the owner of the business or the president of a bank?” Gnade pointed out. About 30 kids participated in the youth event at the Robber’s Roost Bookstore on October 12, where they, made crafts and showed off their creations in a pumpkin-carving contest. Mary Sorensen from 4H for bringing Charity Faddis and doing a great job with face painting. The scarecrows aren’t going away quickly: some businesses plan to display their scarecrows until Halloween. And plans are already being made for the 2014 festival, with additional events and even more scarecrows “Next year we will have a captain in each town who will help with additional festival ideas and implementation,” said Gnade. Volunteers for the committee can sign-up by emailing her at carolgnade@ As for the future contests, the organizers are delegating the difficult job of selecting the winners. Gnade said, “Next year it’s going to be ‘people’s choice awards.’” More scarecrow photos on page 11. Escalante Canyons Marathon: Fast Becoming A New Tradition by Mary Parkin BOULDER/ESCALANTE - Beginning at sunrise on October 12th, the second annual Escalante Canyons Marathon and its companion 10-mile race drew 80 runners intent on conquering the rugged terrain between Boulder and Escalante. From anxious anticipation at the start lines to elated smiles at the finish, these runners crossed the Hogs Back, ran down to the Escalante River, ran up the switchback to Head of the Rocks, and eased toward the finish across the high range country backed by the Straight Cliffs. Someone must be living right, because a sunny race morning dawned once again between two stormy days. For the runners, this just reinforced Fox News’ recent recognition of Scenic Byway 12 as the “second most beautiful high- Gregory Patrick Hayes, Desert Action Images way in the world.” Several racers from last year returned to run again, including the overall winner of the inaugural marathon, Gary Krugger from Flagstaff, Arizona. Although Gary ran a little slower than last year, he won the event by a long shot. In general, this year’s races were slightly slower-paced than last year’s, due, perhaps, to warmer temperatures. Other top finishers in the marathon included Riccardo Tortini from Houghton, Michigan, and Jedediah Kowalski from Murray. The women’s winners were Caroline Milleson of Salt Lake City, Jac- Marathon Cont’d on page 3 Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726 Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care. —William Safire (1929 - ) THE WAYNE & GARFIELD COUNTY INSIDER is owned and operated by Snapshot Multimedia, LLC and is distributed weekly to all of Wayne and Garfield Counties, Utah. Its purpose is to inform residents about local issues and events. Articles submitted from independent writers are not necessarily the opinion of Snapshot Multimedia, LLC. We sincerely hope you enjoy the paper and encourage input on ideas and/or suggestions for the paper. qualynn Gordon of Encinitas, California, and our top local finisher, Halley Pollock from Bryce City. Cody Adamson from Lehi, Escalante’s Kimberly Dolatta, and Allessandro Zanazzi from Provo were the winners of the 10-mile race. Kim, who was the only woman to place in the top three in either race, deserves special recognition. Other local runners included Alberto Vasquez of Panguitch, Krystal Porter of Escalante, and Zornitsa Bozhinova of Bryce. Congratulations to these hometown heros! Everyone who ran these races accomplished something amazing. The marathon course is among the most difficult in the country, and the ALL content for THE WAYNE &GARFIELD COUNTY INSIDER must be submitted on FRIDAY before 5:00 pm to be included in the following Thursday edition of the paper. BOXHOLDER PRE-SORT STANDARD PAID RICHFIELD, UTAH PERMIT No. 122

October 24, 2013 Wayne & Garfield County Insider

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