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Schedule of Summer Events & Celebrations



Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Schedule of Events

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Moroni City July 4 Celebration

June 28, 29 Co-ed softball Tournament, Moroni City Recreational Parks. Contact Chelsee Dalene, 435-8514777. July 3 5:30-8 p.m., Famous BBQ turkey dinner, sponsored by Norbest. Moroni City Park. July 4 6-6:45 a.m., Rregistration for fun run. 7 a.m., Fun run begins. Sign up at Moroni City tennis courts. The run will begin west of Moroni. Contact Tyler Bailey, 435-436-8455. 8 a.m., Flag ceremony, Moroni City Hall. 7-9 a.m., Breakfast at Moroni City Hall Park. Bring dishes and utensils. 9:45 a.m., airplane ping pong ball drop with hundreds of prizes along parade route. 10 a.m., Mammoth parade begins on 300 West. Contact city hall, 435-436-8349. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Carnival includes 25’ waterslide, fun games, famous turkey sandwiches sponsored by Norbest and fun activities. 11:30 a.m., Relay races Noon, Basketball shootout at Activity Center across the street from carnival events. 12:30 p.m., Minute-to-WinIt contest, north end of ball park. Sign up to compete and win cash prizes. 1 p.m., Ice cold watermelon bust. 1 p.m., Family fun trap shoot, west of town. 7:30 p.m., Pre-fireworks variety show featuring Junction 89. Hot dogs hot off the grill. 8:30 p.m., Colored chalk throwing. Color yourself and friends beautiful; pure entertainment 10 p.m., Spectacular fireworks show presented by Fire Chief Paul Anderson and Moroni City Fire Department.

Fairview Pioneer Days July 13 Softball Tournament-Ball Fields July 15 - 17 Lace Days-Museum July 19 7 p.m., Ice Breaker 8 p.m., Youth dance- Ball Fields July 20 Golf Tournament-Skyline Mountain Resort Volleyball Tournament and Horseshoe TournamentFairgrounds 6 p.m., Horse Parade State Street 8 p.m., Rodeo - Fairgrounds July 22 Kids Rodeo $3.00 admission - Fairgrounds July 23 7 p.m., ATV Rodeo and Lawn Mower Races - Fairgrounds July 24th 6 a.m., Firemans Wake-up 6:30 a.m., Fun Run/5K; entry fee- city park 7 a.m., Flag raising ceremony-Museum Pioneer Day fireman’s breakfast-city park 9 a.m., DUP programDance Hall Craft fair/boutique-city park 10:15 a.m., Motorized kid’s parade-AmericanWest Bank 10:30 Kids parade (no motorized vehicles) - AmericanWest Bank 11 a.m., Pioneer Days Mammoth parade - State Street 12 noon EMT lunch-city park 1-4 p.m., Vintage car showMuseum 1 p.m., Fairview IdolDance Hall 2 p.m., Kid’s old fashioned games - city park 7 p.m., 29th Annual Pioneer Days Demolition Derby - Fairgrounds (all seating is reserved - no alcohol, coolers, or pets allowed) 10 p.m., Fireworks lollowing the Derby – Fairgrounds

July 20 8 a.m., Fairview City Pioneer Days tournament; shotgun start; 2 person scramble; no handicaps required. Aug. 3 8 a.m., Skyline Golf Sponsor Tournament; shotgun start; ‘Throw Mama From the Train.’ No handicaps required. Aug. 10 8 a.m., Optic Cup Golf Tournament; 2 person scramble; no handicaps required. This is a donation tournament to provide eye glasses to local children in need. Sept. 21 9 a.m., Fairview Parks and Recreation; shotgun start; 2 person scramble; no handicaps. This is a donation tournament to assist with the Fairview Sports Complex. For more information or to register for any event, contact the Skyline Pro Shop, 435-427-9575.July 20 8 a.m., Fairview City Pioneer Days tournament; shotgun start; 2 person scramble; no handicaps required.

Skyline Mountain Resort Golf Schedule June 8 9 a.m., Food Bank Tournament; shotgun start; 2 person scramble. No handicaps required. June 22 8 a.m., Mixed couples tournament; shotgun start. Chapman handicaps required. June 29 8 a.m., Hub City Day Tournament; shotgun start, 2 person ‘Throw Mama From the Train.’ No handicap required. Peoria System will provide all handicaps. July 13 8 a.m., Men’s golf tournament; shotgun start; all entrants must have UGA handicap; individual stroke play.

Spring City Heritage Day

May 25 8-10 a.m., Breakfast, sponsored by Spring City Second Ward YM/YW 8:30 a.m., DUP bake sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Art and antique sale, old schoolhouse 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Home tour 12-1:30 p.m., Lunch, sponsored by Spring City First Ward YM/YM 2 p.m., Art squared auction closes; Contact M’Lisa Paulsen, 462-3454 or Robert Buckner, 262-2852 June 22 Sanpete Classic Bike Race Cyclists of all ages compete ini various races. Contact Eric Thompson, 801-5413840

Pioneer Day

July 18-24 July 18 7 p.m., “Saga of Spring City” ice cream social July 19 Youth Dance - City Bowery July 20 Co-ed softball tournament Contact Andy Osborne July 21 7 p.m., Old Time Gospel Music Revival – City Park July 22 6 p.m., Home run derby Contact Andy Osborne July 23 Volleyball tournament Contact Andy Osborne 8:30 - 11:30 p.m., Family street dance with “Junction 89” July 24 7 a.m., Fun run/walk 7-9 a.m., Fireman’s breakfast – Spring City Fire Department volleyball tournament - all day 10 a.m., Parade 11 a.m., Horseshoe tournament 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Children’s carnival – city park 12-1 p.m., – Lunch at city park, live music at city park bowery 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., children’s



games/pioneer activities - city park park. Muzzle loader shoots, etc. 7 p.m., Free concert at the city 6 p.m., Council fire. Contact Dave park - Shepherd Family Gonzales, 435-462-0152. 9 p.m., Free family movie, city park July 27 Car show, by old elementary school, 150 East Center 8-10:30 a.m., Registration of veMay 27 hicles 8-10 a.m., Lions Club breakfast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jjudging City Park 3 p.m., Awards given July 24 10 a.m., Parade Aug. 3 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Games, food, giant Bluegrass festival water slide, dunking pond, entertain12-10 p.m., Bluegrass Festival, 35 ment with Junction 89 West 100 North Noon, Live auction Plein Air Painting/artist studio 1 p.m., Volleyball, greased pig chase, and races tour 2 p.m., Famous duck race, winner Aug. 28-31, Sept. 2 receives 4x4 side-by-side Aug. 28 Contact Lee Sorenson, 528-5700 7 p.m., Artist reception, art sale preview, judging, reception Aug. 29 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art sale, quick-paint event Aug. 31, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artist studio tourJuly 24 nament 6:30 a.m., Wake-up call, Sterling fire department 7 a.m., Breakfast at the church pavilion, 5k run begins at Town Hall. Pre-registration-Call Amber Jarvis by July 22, 435-851-0032 10 a.m., Parade, greased pig chase Hub City Days following parade June 29 11:30 a.m., Children’s games 8 a.m., Golf kick-off-Skyline Moun1 p.m., Horseshoe tournament tain Resort 3 p.m., Watermelon bust July 1 5 p.m., Dutch oven cook-off 6 p.m., Team sorting – Rodeo Dusk, fireworks Grounds Contact Marilyn Lyon at 435-835July 2 7 p.m., Rodeo fun night – free ad- 5553 or Yvonne Larsen, 835-8241 mission July 3-4 7 p.m., Mutton bustin’ 8 p.m., Professional rodeo Mountain Man Rendezvous – All day, city park Monthly guided ATV tours will be July 4 given by Palisade State Park Rangers 7 a.m., Breakfast in the park Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 12, Cancer fun run-free T-shirt; park- 13; July 17, 18; Aug. 14, 15; and Moning lot of El Mexicano day and Tuesday, Sept. 16, 17. 8 a.m., Tennis tournament at May 18 NSHS Palisade Sanpete County Open 9 a.m., Book sale on Library lawn Tee-time, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m., Line up for children’s Palisade Senior Amateur parade, 700 South June 28 11 a.m., Children’s parade, led by 9 a.m. Shotgun start, ages 50 and fire department up. 11:30 a.m., Mammoth parade Palisade Pro-Am Golf Tournament 12 p.m., Craft/food booths; carniAug. 5, 10 a.m., Shotgun start val and entertainment all day at the Palisade Amateur Golf Tournapark 1-4 p.m., Free wagon rides at the ment Sept. 14 park 8 a.m., Shotgun start 2 p.m., Youth City Council free games and prizes for youth. Mountain Man Rendezvous-all day in the park. July 5 Mountain Man Rendezvous-all day in the park Lamb Days 7 p.m., Dutch oven cook off judgJuly 13-20 ing. Contact Pat Gonzales, 801-367July 13 9849 to pre-register. Limited entry. 7 p.m., “Mutton Mow-Town,’ preJuly 6 sented by community theatre, Dance Mountain Man Rendezvous, city Hall.



Mt. Pleasant

Palisade Events

Fountain Green

July 15 6 and 8 p.m., “Mutton Mow-Town,’ presented by community theatre, Dance Hall. July 16, 17, 18 Co-ed softball tournaments July 19 12 p.m., Youth lamb show and judging. 5-8 p.m., Lamb and sourdough dinner 8 p.m., Lamb pit preparation July 20 6:30 a.m., Fun run 7-9 a.m., Chuckwagon breakfast 7:30 a.m., Flag ceremony 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Craft fair 10 a.m., Parade 12 p.m., Talent showcase; activities in the park 1:30 p.m., Lamb sandwiches available 2 p.m., Lamb sale 3 p.m., Mutton bustin’ 4 p.m., Sawdust dive and prize drawings 6 p.m., Co-ed championships 10 p.m., Fireworks 9-12 p.m., Youth dance

Welsh Days June 28, 29 June 28 4:30 p.m., Junior strongman, ages 12-18. Contact Tammy, 851-1575. 6 p.m., Children’s parade. 6:30 p.m., Town raffle. Need not attend to win quilt. Contact Tammy, 851-1575 or Erika, 851-0759. 7 p.m., Potluck dinner pulled BBQ turkey sandwiches. 8:30-11 p.m., Live entertainment with Phat Ol’ Professors. June 29 6:30 a.m., 5k fun run registration at city park. 7 a.m., 5k fun run, contact Laura Lee, 469-1894. 7:45 a.m., Flag raising ceremony 8 a.m., Breakfast, sponsored by Wales Town Council. Strongman registration. 10 a.m., Mammoth parade. Contact Liz Brothersen, 469-0165. 10:30 a.m., Strong Man Competition. Must be present and registered by 8 a.m. Strong Man T-shirts available for sale. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Children’s games. 12-2 p.m., Hamburgers and hot dogs available for sale. 1 p.m., Tug-of-War (mud pit)

Gunnison Hell’s Canyon Endurance Ride May 18 7 a.m., 25 and 50-mile rides. Entry fee includes catered Dutch over dinner at the base camp. Contact Bruce Burnham, 435-851-3441, 435-835-9381 or 435-5286278. Old Rodeo Grounds north of Cemetery in Gunnison

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Dairy Days

June 6 5 p.m., Little Miss Dairy Days pageant 7 p.m., Miss Dairy Days pageant June 7 1 p.m., Petting zoo, quilt show, games/activities, booths, basketball, softball, archery shoot, bingo and much more 9 p.m., Barn dance 10: 30 p.m., Fireworks June 8 7:30-9:30 a.m., Breakfast at Gunnison Market, sponsored by Gunnison Market 9 a.m., Archery shoot, softball, dairy tours, cook-offs, ping-pong ball drop, etc. 10 a.m., Tractor parade/show 2-4 p.m., Big Wheel races and relays 6-8 p.m., Cook-offs and milk can dinner

Nephi Ute Stampede

Thursday, July 12 9 a.m., Longhorn cattle drive thru Nephi Main Street 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., baby contest at Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building (435) 660-1342 4 p.m., Main Street entertainment 6:30 p.m., Western parade on Main Street, sponsored by the Nephi Nebo Posse. For information call Lynne (435)660-1716 or Jessica (435)6609329 7:30 p.m., introduction of visiting royalties and special guests at the Rodeo Arena 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo featuring Flying U rodeo stock July 13 7-10 a.m., Lions Club chuckwagon breakfast at the City Park 10 a.m., Craft show opens at Juab County complex 2 p.m., Main Street entertainment 4 p.m., Mammoth parade on Main Street 7:45 p.m., Introduction of visiting royalties and special guests at thet Rodeo Arena 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo featuring Flying U rodeo stock July 14 7-10 a.m., Lions Club chuckwagon breakfast at the City Park 7 a.m., Ute Stampede “Fun Run” at the City Park (435) 623-1485 8 a.m., Golf tournament at Canyon Hills Golf Course 10 a.m., Craft show opens at Juab County Complex, car show at City Park, horseshoe pitching tournament, 100 East 100 North, call (435) 623-0822; Nephi Gun Club “Stampede Shoot-out” (435) 749-2494 t 2 p.m., Main Street entertainment 4 p.m., Bathing Beauty Parade on Main Street with judging at City Park 7:45 p.m., Introduction of visiting

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royalties and special guests at the Rodeo Arena 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo featuring Flying U Rodeo Stock Daily activities: craft show - Juab County Complex on Main Street open Friday and Saturday City of Fun Carnival; best in rides and games for everyone nightly, Juab County Fairgrounds.

Ephraim Scandinavian Festival

May 23 7 p.m., Scandinavian Heritage Conference, with Corey Jensen, Huntsman Library, Elder Russel M. Nelson, Quorum of Twelve Apostles will speak in the YSA May 24 9-10 a.m., Scandinavian Heritage Conference, Roger Baker 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Pioneer Heritage Company pioneer demonstrations, Snow College west lawn, quilt show at Ephraim Co-op. 10-11 a.m., Scandinavian Heritage Conference cooking school, Kim Cragun, Huntsman Library Noon-dark, Craft, food booths open; entertainment 12-4 p.m., Pioneer house, granary, Fort Ephraim and cabin tour, Pioneer Park, 85 West 100 North Noon, story time, Ivo Peterson, Heritage Plaza 12:30 p.m., Storytelling, Andrew Clark, Heritage Plaza 1 p.m., Storytelling, Shirley Bahlmann, Heritage Plaza, entertainment, Strings of Fire, Snow Main Stage 1:30 p.m., Storytelling, Michael Bahlmann, Heritage Plaza 1:45 p.m., Entertainment, Nyra Nielson/Rhonda Ogden, Snow Main Stage 2 p.m., Storytelling, Andrew Clark, Heritage Plaza 2:15 p.m., Entertainment, children’s maypole dance, Snow East Main Stage 2-3:30 p.m., Drop off bread for contest, Snow College 2:30 p.m., Storytelling, Ivo Peterson, Heritage Plaza 2:45 p.m., Entertainment, Tyler Clark/Tara Gunderson, Main Stage 3 p.m., Storytelling, TBA, Heritage Plaza 3:15 p.m., Entertainment Snow College Cadence, Main Stage 3:45 p.m., Entertainment, Scandinavian Folk Band, Main Stage 4 p.m., Judging of bread contest, Greenwood Student Center, Cindy Simmons, Main Stage 6 p.m., Bread contest winners announced, Greenwood Student Center. 6-8 p.m., Little Scandinavian Dinner with entertainment by Venlige Fremmede, Greenwood Center May 25 6 a.m., Race registration, Co-op, 96


North Main 6:30 a.m., Half marathon, Co-op 6:45 a.m., 10k begins, Co-op 7 a.m., 5k fun run, Co-op 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Craft, food booths; Old World craft booths open, College Ave. 100-300 East, tours, pioneer house and cabins, Fort Ephraim, Jensen Granary, Pioneer Park, Pioneer Heritage Company pioneer demonstrations, Snow College West campus lawn 10 a.m., Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Quilt show, Co-op 11 a.m., historical home bus tour, NE corner 100 E 100 N 11 a.m.-2 p.m., entertainment, Mechanical Skies, Pioneer Park, fun for all; balloon caricature/face painting 11 a.m.,- ongoing, Mock covered wagon rides, Senior Center 11:30 a.m., Entertainment, Lincoln Highway, Snow Main Stage, BBQ turkey lunch, Pioneer Park Noon, ‘Viking on a Bike’ race 12:20 p.m., Entertainment, Snow College Cadence, Main Stage 12:30 p.m., Storytelling, Carol Esterreichier, Heritage Plaza 12:40 p.m., Musical entertainment, Janet Todd, Snow College 1 p.m., Entertainment, children’s Maypole, Snow East Main stage, historical bus tour, 100 East 100 North 1:30 p.m., Storytelling, Ivo Peterson, Heritage Plaza, entertainment, Cori Conners, Merlyn Schofield, Heritage Plaza 2 p.m., Storytelling, Carol Esterreicher, Heritage Plaza 2 p.m.-ongoing, Bingo, Senior Center 2:30 p.m., Entertainment, Roda Oknen, Snow Main Stage, storytelling, Shirley Bahlmann, Heritage Plaza 3 p.m., Storytelling, Michael Bahlmann, Heritage Plaza, historical bus tour, 100 East 100 North 3:30 p.m., musical entertainment, Phat Ol’ Professors, Snow Main Stage, storytelling, Carol Esterreicher, Heritage Plaza 7 p.m., BYU International Folk Dancers, Eccles Center

Memorial Day May 27 10 a.m., Memorial Day Program, Ephraim City Cemetery; Delilah Olsen, speaker.

Sanpete Gives Back May 31, June 1 Fourth annual all-night softball tournament, Ephraim Baseball Complex. Contact Brandon or Kory Olson, 435-851-4154 or go to Aug. 6-9 Civil War Seminar Free seminar in celebration of 150th anniversary of Gettysburg and Emancipation Proclimation. Snow College. Open to the public. Contact Jon Cox, 435-283-7540.

Manti Annual Rat Fink Reunion


raising, stage at City Park 10:30 a.m., Children’s fashion show and Little Miss and Mr. Fourth of July, stage at city park, Contact Breanne Keisel 835-4771 11 a.m., Booths at park open, Contact Bill Wayne 835-2470 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Local entertainment. Contact Tomica Beohrer 8510179 11 a.m., Foot races, Annette Squire 835-8511 12 p.m., Horseshoe tournament, Brandy Cox 835-2726 12:30 p.m., Candy scramble, Sheryl Vernon 835-7997 1 p.m., Money in the hay, Sheryl Vernon 2 p.m., Watermelon bust, Manti City Council 1:30 p.m., Egg toss, Bridget Olsen 835-8343 2:30 p.m., Greased pole climb, Jolynn Hodson 835-8471 3 p.m., Tug of war, City Fire Department 3:30 p.m., Free swimming, Manti Aquatic Center 4 p.m., Tennis tournament, Darren and Michelle Dyreng 835-7998 6 p.m., Home run derby, Dave Stevens, 340-0775 6:30 p.m., Parade line up Red Church on Main 7 p.m., Parade. Contact Jeff and Claudia Killian 835-4008 8 p.m., Program and fireworks, Manti High Stadium

May 30, 31, June 1 May 30 1 p.m., Special guided tours of the Roth residence 1-5 p.m., Cruise downtown Main Street and visit Millers Drive-In, Candies On Main and Fred’s for goodies 6 p.m., Travel to Liberty Hall for dinner Come meet the Roth Artists; pinstriping; air brushing 7:30 p.m., Concert-Rock of AgesRoth Residence May 31 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Come tour the Roth Convention Center and shop the Rat Fink store 10:30 a.m., Rat Fink Pinewood Derby race. Awards for best FINK derby. Check out all your favorite Roth Artists; live music More guided tours of the Roth residence 1:30 p.m., Print your own special custom t-shirts 5:30 p.m., Evening fund raising dinner 7:30 p.m., Evening 5k fun run. Register at 7 p.m, June 1 8 a.m., Saturday Car Show at Manti City Park Breakfast and lunch at the park Noon, art auction to follow Mormon Miracle Pageant awards June 20 - 29, except Sunday and Monday 3 p.m., Awards by Roth Artists 9:30 p.m., Gates open at 6 p.m., on Donations to Manti City. Temple Hill. Free of charge. After the car show, return to the Roth residence for a “Roth-rageously” good time Manti Mountain ATV Run 7-9 p.m., Home tours Aug. 16, 17 More live music and hanging out with the Roth Artists, shop the Rat fink Store everyday! Reunion colSanpete County Fair lectibles Aug. 7-24 Aug. 7 4th of July Noon, all Sanpete County Fair tick“America, the Dream Lives On” ets go on sale at the ticket outlets and C h a i r : D o u g a n d K r i s t i n e Frischknecht-Evertsen 435-835-9802 Aug. 10 Co-chair – Mike and Suzy Howell Sanpete Slam softball tournament. 435-835-5750 Contact Amanda Bennett, (435)851June 27 7030 Miss Independence Pageant, Eva 7 p.m., Miss Sanpete Scholarship Beal Auditorium. Contact: 835-5037 Pageant at the Eccles Center for the July 4 Performing Arts, Snow College 6–7 a.m. Ring Out for Freedom, Aug. 15 Manti American Legion Hall. All are 1-7 p.m., Rodeo entry call-ins at welcome to come ring the bell the RMPRA office (719) 486-0599. 6:30 a.m., Registration for 5k, west ( pavilion, city park 4 p.m., 4-H horse show registra7 –10 a.m., American Legion tion Breakfast, Manti City Park East Pa4:30 p.m., 4-H horse show test vilion. Contact Cliff Moses 813-2738 5 p.m., 4-H horse show, fair7 a.m., 5K run/walk and kids grounds arena, open horse show pre1-mile run. Contact Shirlene Albee registration ends. Call Lynsey Bailey 835-5037 or (307) 871 -9030 7:30 a.m. Registration for bike Aug. 16 ride, west pavilion, city park 6 p.m., Jr. rodeo, contact Carrie 8 a.m., Family bike ride/race. Con- Alsop, 835-2652 tact Alan Justesen 835-4033 Aug. 17 10 a.m. Patriotic program and flag 8 a.m., Sanpete County open horse


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show; books close at 7:30 a.m. 10 a.m., open swimming at Manti Swimming Pool 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., 2nd Annual Sanpete Outdoor Expo/Cooking @Home Trade Show 10 a.m., Bunco tournament, baby contest and Little Miss Pageant, Manti High School 1 p.m., Dutch oven cook-off 12 -6 p.m., open-class and 4-H entries accepted at Exhibit Building (except baked goods, and vegetables. See Monday Aug. 19. For floral entries see Wednesday, Aug. 24) 5 p.m., auction of handcrafted knives at Outdoor Expo. Donated by local artists. Aug. 18 Last day to register 4-H projects for Exhibit Building Hometown entries for hide races accepted from 6-9 p.m. Contact Todd Tree, 462-2629 Aug. 19 3-6 p.m., 4-H entries/open class baked goods and vegetables accepted at Exhibit Building (except gardening entries, see Tuesday, Aug. 24) 7 p.m., Cowboy poetry and music festival, Manti High School Auditorium Aug. 20 9-10 a.m., 4-H gardening entries accepted at Exhibit Building. Exhibition Building closed for judging 6 p.m., Team Sorting

Aug. 21 9-11 a.m., Enter open-class floral exhibits at Exhibit Building 12-5 p.m., Small animal barn entries received 2 -7 p.m., Exhibit Building open 5-8 p.m., lamb, swine, market beef receiving and weigh-in, Jr. livestock test 7 p.m., Farm Bureau Talent Night, Manti High School, Pee-wee motor barrel racing 7-9 p.m., pet show pre-registration; limited to first 50 entries. Call Carrie Alsop, 835-2652 Aug. 22 8:30 a.m., swine judging/showmanship 10 a.m., beef judging/showmanship 11a.m.-7 p.m., Exhibit Building and small animal barn open Noon -5:30 p.m., small animal poster contest entries taken 1 p.m., market lamb fitting/showmanship 4 p.m., Brown’s Amusements opens 4 p.m., Open class showmanship, non 4-H and FFA, 4 years and under and ages 5-7 4-6:30 p.m., local talent shows in front of the Exhibit Building 4-7 p.m., Fun on the Farm exhibit open 5:30 p.m., Rabbit, poultry judging begins (closed to the public) 7-7:45 p.m., Mutton bustin’

7:45 p.m., Rodeo Grand Entry 8 p.m., RMPRA Rodeo, Broken Heart Rodeo Company Aug. 23 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Antique tractor/farm equipment show 9 a.m., Dairy judging 11 a.m., Beef judging/showmanship 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Exhibit Building opens 2 p.m., open class pet show in front of Exhibit Building (limited to first 50 entries. See Wed. Aug 24th for preregistration info) 3 p.m., Brown’s Amusements open 4 -7 p.m., Local talent shows in front of the Exhibit Building 4 p,m.,Fun on the Farm Exhibit Opens 6-7 p.m., Cruzin’ The Sanpete County Fair on Manti Main Street 7:30 p.m., Demolition Derby Aug. 24 7 a.m., 5K Fun Run sponsored by Sanpete Valley Hospital(Sign up 6 a.m., 100 East 450 North) 8 a.m., EMT breakfast in front of Exhibit Building 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Antique tractor/farm equipment show 9 a.m., Tractor games, Fairgrounds Arena 9 a.m., Livestock buyer’s breakfast 10 a.m., Livestock sale, large animal barn 10 a.m., Car show, 500 N. Main

Street (sign up from 8-10 a.m.) 10:30 a.m., Home Depot workshop 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Science Alliance Exhibit open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 4-H public speaking and talent performance, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mud volleyball, mud pit, contact Tara Alder or Sheri Henningson. Limited to 8 teams) 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Local talent 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fun on the Farm ex-t hibit open 10-11 a.m., Clown show, Willie the Clown 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Exhibit Building opens Noon, Cattleman’s Association Beef Dinner (in front of Exhibit Building) Brown’s Amusements Open 1 p.m., Horse pulling competition 2 p.m., Mud scramble for cash prizes, ages 3 to 10 t 3 p.m., 4-H Volunteer Recognitiont at the Exhibit Building 3:30 p.m., Pie eating contest in front of Exhibit Building 4 p.m., Car show awards presentation 5 p.m., Mammoth parade, Manti Main Street, 7-7:45 p.m., Mutton bustin’ 7:45 p.m., Rodeo Grand Entry t 8 p.m., RMPRA Rodeo, Broken Heart Rodeo Company Aug. 26 3-6 p.m., Pick up Exhibit Buildingt items and prizes t



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Wednesday, May 15, 2013



Ready, set, go to the Sanpete County Fair

Gather up the critters, produce out of the garden, special craft items made during the long winter months and of course, friends and families and make sure all the little ones come along to the 2013 Sanpete County Fair. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 7, at all ticket outlets and also online at www. Be first in line for the best seats at the derby and rodeo. A Sanpete Slam softball tournament will be held. Contact Amanda Bennett, 435851-7030. Miss Sanpete and Miss Teen Sanpete Scholarship Pageants will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts at Snow College. Open horse show pre-registration ends Thursday, Aug. 15. Call Lynsey Bailey, 307871-9039 for details. 4-H horse show registration, testing and show will take place Friday, Aug. 15, beginning at 4 p.m., at the fairgrounds arena. The junior rodeo will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16. Contact Carrie Alsop, 8352652. Sanpete County Horse show begins the day early Saturday, Aug. 17, with open swimming at Manti Aquatic Center at 10 a.m. and the Second Annual Sanpete Outdoor Expo and Cooking at Home trade show from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Bunco players may enter to play in a tournament at 10 a.m., and there will also be a baby contest and Little Miss Pageant at Manti High School. Open-class entries, except floral entries, will be accepted at the Exhibit Building from Noon to 6 p.m. Be one of the great cooks to enter the Dutch oven cook off that will be held at 1 p.m. New this year is an auction of handcrafted knives at 5 p.m., at the Outdoor Expo. Items are donated by local artists. Sunday, Aug. 18, is the last day to register 4-H projects at the Exhibit Building and hometown entries for hide races will be accepted by calling Todd Tree at 462-2629. 4-H entries, except gardening entries will be accepted at the Exhibit Building Monday,

Aug. 19, and the ever-popular cowboy poetry and music festival will be held at 7 p.m., in the Manti High School Auditorium. Gardening entries for 4-Hers will be accepted at the Exhibit Building Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m., and then the building will be closed for judging. In the evening there will be team sorting in the fairgrounds arena at 6 p.m. Things pick up a bit Wednesday, Aug. 21. People can enter the open-class floral exhibits in the morning and small animal barn entries will be received from 12 to 5 p.m. The Exhibit Building will open to the public from 2 to 7 p.m., and from 5 to 8 p.m., Ride ‘em cowboy! Saddle bronc riding is just one of the exciting events of every rodeo, from Ute lamb, swine and market beef Stampede to Fairview Pioneer Days, to Hub City Days and the Sanpete County Fair. Rodeo is a large will be received and weighed- part of the lives of folks living in the Sanpete Valley. in. Jr. Livestock testing will also take place. The annual Farm Bureau Talent Night will be held at Manti High School at 7 p.m., and there will be pet show pre-registration from 7 to 9 p.m., with the show limited to the first 50 entries. Call Carrie Alsop for additional information. Also new this year is a Pee-wee motor barrel racing, in the arena. Swine and been judging and showmanship will begin the day, Thursday, Aug. 22, with the Exhibit Building and small animal barn opening. Small animal poster contest entries will be taken from Noon until 5:30 p.m., and market lamb fitting and showmanship at 1 An old Fashioned 4th is planned. p.m. Brown’s Amusements, with Call Manti City Offices rides and booths, open on the May 31 & June 1 midway at 4 p.m., for evfor Information eryone’s enjoyment and the open-class showmanship for non 4-H and FFA members, four years and under and ages five-to-seven. There will be on-going, local talent shows in front of the Exhibit Building, Fun on the Farm Exhibit opens, rabbit and poultry judging begins. However, judging is closed to the public. Don’t miss mutton bustin’ from 7 to 7:45 p.m., in August 16-17 the arena prior to the Rodeo Grand Entry and RMPRA Rodeo, by Broken Heart Rodeo Company. Friday, Aug. 23, begins early with the all-day antique See FAIR, page 8

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tractor and farm equipment show from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and dairy judging at 9 a.m. The Exhibit Building will be open all day. The open-class pet show at 2 p.m., in front of the Exhibit Building is limited to the first 50 entries and Brown’s Amusements opens on the midway at 3 p.m. There will be on-going local talent shows in front of the Exhibit Building and the Fun on the Farm Exhibit opens with fun activities for kids of all ages from 4 to 7 p.m. Get a good spot on Manti’s Main Street to watch Cruzin’ The Sanpete County Fair, with dozens of vehicles restored to pristine condition. Hope everyone got tickets to the annual metal-crunching demolition derby in the fairgrounds arena at 7:30 p.m. The Sanpete County Fair

comes to a close Saturday, Aug. 24, with an early 5K Fun Run, sponsored by Sanpete Valley Hospital. Sign up at 100 East 450 North at 6 a.m. The run begins at 7 a.m. Enjoy the annual EMT breakfast at 8 a.m., in front of the Exhibit Building before heading over to the antique tractor and farm equipment show, followed by tractor games in the fairgrounds arena at 9 a.m. There will be a livestock buyers breakfast and livestock sale at the large animal barn. A car show will be held at 500 North Main Street, and 4-H public speaking and talent performance throughout the day. Anyone for mud volleyball? Head over to the mud pit from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., to participate or just enjoy watching others get muddy. Those interested in participating may contact Tara Alder or Sheri Henningson. Event is limited to the first eight teams.. Fun on the Farm Exhibit will open for kids to enjoy, Willie the Clown will perform and the

Exhibit Building and Brown’s Amusements opens. Enjoy the annual Cattleman’s Association beef dinner in front of the Exhibit Building at Noon before heading over to the fairgrounds arena for the horse pulling competition at 1 p.m., followed by a mud scramble for cash prizes for kids ages three-to-10 at 2 p.m. 4-H volunteers will be recognized at 3 p.m., for their hard work at the Exhibit Building and a pie eating contest will take place at 3:30 p.m., in front of the Exhibit Building, followed by the car show awards at 4 p.m. Have a good seat reserved for the 5 p.m., mammoth parade on Main Street, then head to the arena to watch the little buckaroos participate in the mutton bustin’ from 7 to 7:45 p.m., before the RMPRA Rodeo by Broken Heart Rodeo Company to end the fair. Those entering their projects and other items, may pick them up in the afternoon Monday, Aug. 29.

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Spring City a beehive of fun

The usual quiet of historic Spring City is anything but during summer months as the little town bursts with visitors during Heritage Day, May 25 and ending with a Plein Air Painting Competition and Artists Studio Tour and Art Festival, Sept. 2. The annual Pioneer Day celebration takes almost a week to complete, beginning Thursday, July 18, with the reading of “Saga of Spring City” and an Ice Cream Social at 7 p.m. A youth dance in the city bowery will be held Friday, July 19, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Andy Osborn is in charge of the co-ed softball tournament Saturday, July 20; the home run derby Monday, July 22; and the volleyball tournament Tuesday, July 23. Sunday, July 21, relax to an Old Time Gospel music revival in the city park at 7 p.m. Be sure to bring a comfy chair and/or a blanket. On old-fashioned family street

dance will be Tuesday, July 23, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., in front of the Post Office. Folks can take part in the 7 a.m. fun run/walk to begin the day Wednesday, July 24, then gather at the Spring City Fire Station from 7 to 9 a.m., for breakfast. Volleyball tournaments will take place throughout the day. A parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street and the children’s carnival at the city park from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., will keep everyone entertained. Participate in the horseshoe tournament at 11 a.m. and over at the park, take time for lunch from Noon to 1 p.m., while listening to live music. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., there will be children’s games and pioneer activities in the park and the Shepherd Family will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Don’t go home yet, there is a free family movie at the park at 9 p.m.

Story Telling in Ephraim In the cold, dark winters of old Scandinavia, storytellers were held in high esteem because of their ability to spin tales of adventure, romance and war providing a welcome diversion from everyday tasks. Eager listeners stared into the flames while images of magical conquests swept through their minds and inflamed their imaginations. Over time, electronic entertainments seem to have shuffled storytellers off to the pages of history books, except for special events such as Ephraim’s Scandinavian Heritage Festival. Drawing on the old and cherished tradition of storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, storytelling has expanded to include pioneer stories and other folk tales from various tellers who love the craft. Ivo Peterson is a perennial favorite at the festival for his appearances as Hans Christian Andersen. Playing Andersen is a lot of fun, Peterson said. His stories “are deeper than most people realize.” Many people are familiar with sweetened up versions of the tales, some of which are dark and disturbing in their original versions, similar to many of northern Europe’s folk and fairy tales. Andrew Clark is in his third year telling stories at the festival. Several years ago as

a student at Utah State University, Clark enrolled in a storytelling class. For him, storytelling is an art form, a performance and a hobby. He shares stories of the early Sanpete settlers, who combined the traditions of the early Mormon pioneers as well as Scandinavian immigrants. Shirley Bahlmann has been delighting audiences for years through the spoken word at the festival and through the written word in her books. As a part-time author, she does most of her storytelling through writing. It’s not simply a livelihood for Bahlmann, but a passion. She discovered the power of wellchosen words could move listeners to tears or laughter. Michael Bahlmann first appeared as a festival storyteller when he was nine. Michael won the Sanpete County Fair Farm Bureau talent contest and he’s been comfortable on a stage ever since. He also enjoys public speaking. Carol Esterreicher will retell last year’s first place winning story, her dramatization of Ephraim’s first telegraph operator, who was 15 years-old. She is a member of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts and the Utah Storytelling Guild. She won a 2011 National Storytelling Oracle Award.

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Welsh Days set schedule for celebrations Spring City

The tiny town of Wales, formerly known as ‘Coal Bed,’ will hold the annual Welsh Days Celebration Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. Events get off to a ‘strong’ start with the Junior Strongman Competition for those ages 12 through 18. The children’s parade will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the town quilt raffle. Raf-

fle ticket holders need not be present to win the quilt. Contact Tammy or Erika, 851-0759 for details or to purchase raffle tickets. Don’t miss the pulled BBQ turkey sandwich potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and stick around to finish the day with live entertainment with Phat Professors from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Early the following day, June 29, register for the

5k fun run at the city park. The fun run gets set to take off at 7 a.m. Contact Laura Lee, 469-1844 for details. At 7:45 a.m., there will be a flag raising ceremony, followed by breakfast sponsored by Wales Town Council and strong man registration at 8 a.m. The mammoth parade will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Strong Man Competi-

tion at 10:30 a.m. Participants of the contest must be present and registered by 8 a.m. Strong Man T-shirts will be available for sale. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., enjoy watching children as they play games in the park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be on sale for lunch from Noon until 2 p.m. The mud pit Tug-A-War will take place at 1 p.m.

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Unearthing History on the Energy Loop. From the hideouts of gun-slinging outlaws to the dangerous and profitable world found beneath the earth’s surface, the Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway will take visitors on a thrilling ride through the setting of several of Utah’s intriguing historical sites. Become immersed in the stories and legacy of this 85-mile stretch of road and unravel the mysteries the

years have left behind. Joes Valley Bouldering. A fairly recent addition to the canon of nationally-recognized Utah climbing areas, Joes Valley bursts with hundreds of routes on gorgeous sandstone boulders. Located just outside of Orangeville on the Energy Loop: Huntington and Eccles Canyon Scenic Byway, Joes attracts bouldering enthusiasts from around the world to try their skills on some of the valley’s classic problems.

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Spring City Annual Heritage Day

Spring City celebrates Heritage Day each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day May 25. The event includes a tour of many of the town’s charming pioneerera homes and buildings, built along and around Main Street. The Friends of Historic Spring City sponsor the event; an art and antique sale is held at the Old Spring City School. In an effort to focus on bringing the restoration of the Old School to completion, a campaign to raise funds and unify efforts will be represented by the slogan, “Preserving our past, restoring for the present, ensuring our future.” Tickets for the home tour are sold at the Old Spring City School and old Firehouse on Main Street. Funds benefit preservation and restoration efforts in Spring City. A silent auction, called “Art Squared,” is held at the school, where patrons bid on one-foot square paintings done by well known Spring City artists including Osral Allred, Lee Bennion, Susan Gallacher, M’Lisa Paulsen, Doug Fryer, Kathleen Peterson, Cassandria Parsons and many other Utah artists. Another art item, the “Spring City Suite,” a collectors’ series of 10 handpressed prints by select artists, limited to 35 editions and preserved in an archival box, is available for sale. Lee Bennion and Brian Kershisnik completed the ninth and 10th prints last year. Spring City leads the way in historic preservation and restoration in Utah. The town was designated as a national historic district in the late 1970s, and since then over 50 buildings in town have been restored. Some homes have been honored with the Utah Heritage Awards. Additional artwork by well-known artists will be available for sale in the old school and in local galleries. Breakfast and lunch are served at the city bowery and provide a fundraiser for the local LDS ward; coffee is available in the Old School. There will be a DUP bake at old city hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. Homes scheduled to be open for the tour include Wiley Payne Allred house, currently owned by Greg and

Dina Strong; Judge Jacob Johnson house, Chris and Alison Anderson; Endowment House, Randall Lake; and Rasmus, Sarah Ann Justesen house, Susan Gallacher. Lauritz Larsen house, David Ericson; Freeman Allred house, Craig and Susan Christensen; ??Lars and Petra Larsen house, Louis Jensen; Sentker cabin; Reid H. Allred, Doug and Joan Durfey; Baxter Store, Lanny and Shirley Britsch. Emil Erickson house, Craig Paulsen; Iver Peterson house, David Rosier; Aiken Service Station, Scott Allred; Marinus Peterson house, Lothar and Anita Janke; HansenJensen house, George and Midge Delavan; Guelke/ Paulsen adobe and cabin; four old standard buildings, old school; Johnson Meat Market; Strate’s Garage, art gallery; old City Hall; DUP A small cabin will be one of the houses on the home tour during Spring City Heritage Days, May 25. Tickets are available for the tour at the old school and the old firehouse on Main Street. Museum and LDS Church.

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79th Annual Ute Stampede

Nephi City sponsors the 79th Annual Ute Stampede Thursday through Saturday, July 11-13, beginning with a Longhorn cattle drive. Events will be held each day including parades, contests, PRCA rodeos featuring Cotton Rosser Flying U rodeo stock, entertainment, car and craft shows, golf tournament, horseshoes, ‘shoot-outs,’ Rodeo info Cotton Rosser is a name that has become synonymous with quality rodeo production. After a ranch

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times for PRCA Comedy Act of the Year, three times for Clown of the Year and has finished in the top five, six times for the “Coors Man in the Can competition. He has worked the DNCFR as a barrelman and Specialty act. And has performed at the WNFR. Kent Lane will jump into the arena with a giant American Flag in a Patriotic Opening Ceremony. Announcer Mike Mathis calls the action on horseback from the arena floor. He has been voted one of the top five PRCA

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announcers. Mike has announced the Dodge National Circuit Finals, Texas Circuit finals and has also been an alternate at the WNFR. Bullfighters are Louie Jones and Aaron Hargo. From humble beginnings in 1934, the Ute Stampede has grown into one of Utah’s largest celebrations. Make plans now to come to Nephi for this fun, familyfriendly celebration. Plenty to do for the entire family. The grandstand on the west side of the arena was rebuilt in 2009. Complete with concession stand and new restrooms. The new seats are wheelchair accessible with companion seats located next to the wheelchair spots. Thursday is Family Night: children under 12 admitted to General Admission sections for a nominal price when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Friday is ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night,’ Show support for Breast Cancer


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Where did Sanpete get it’s name?

Where did Sanpete County get its name? Easy question, right? Of course the name comes from the name of the San Pitch River that flows through the area. And the river, in turn, gets its name from the band of Indians who lived here at the time the Mormon pioneers moved in. Tracing back further, the Sanpitch Indians got their name from a leader, one Chief Sanpitch, who led the tribe in the late 1700s. Simple as that. Maybe not, said Phillip Gottfredson, a man who has studied Native Americans for many years. It’s not uncommon for people who live in Sanpete to face questions about the county’s name. For instance, they often encounter the name of the county written as “San Pete” or even “St. Pete,” as though it came from the Spanish custom of naming places after saints or holy people. In Spanish, the word “san” means “saint,” so “San pete” looks like many other Spanish place names sprinkled across the west, such as San Francisco, San Bernardino and San Diego. But those who live here know better than that. Or do they? Gottfredson said “Sanpitch” comes from “San Pete,” which was a nickname the Spanish gave to the old Indian chief. Gottfredson said the names Sanpete and Sanpitch “both have their origins in the Spanish name San Pedro,” which, in English, means Saint Peter. He also said, “There would be no Indian translation for Sanpete or Sanpitch because they are not Indian words.” How, then, did a Native American receive the name of Sanpitch, if “Sanpitch” is not a Native American word? Gottfredson can answer that question also. He makes the point that what people call themselves is often not what others call them and provides an example: “The name Black Hawk [the Indian chief] is not Ute. It is a name Brigham Young in jest called him and the name stuck.” He makes a few more points on names and languages: “The Ute have a

hard time determining a lot of the names because they are spelled phonetically and cannot be translated.” So when Gottfredson gives us a Ute name, he’s giving us no more than hints on how to pronounce it. Gottfredson said, “The word ‘Sanpitch’ phonetically in Ute sounds like ‘sawpeesh.’ That’s why the different versions of Sanpete, Sanpitch and so forth.” But who was this original Sanpitch/ Sanpete, and what was his life like? Gottfredson can tell that story as well. Gottfredson said the man called “San Pedro” was really named Pana-pitch (again, only a hint of how he thinks the Utes would pronounce it). So here’s the story of Pana-pitch, based on Gottfredson’s website ( It’s the story of the man who was later known as San Pedro by the Spanish and then known as Sanpitch or Sanpete by those who spoke English. Pan-a-pitch was born in the Uintah Basin on the banks of the Green River around 1752. When he was three or fouryears-old, his father was forced to leave their homeland. So Pan-a-pitch rode from the Green River about 150 miles to what was known as the Timpanogos River (now the Provo River which flows through Wasatch and Utah counties) tied to the back of a pony. Pan-a-pitch was a great warrior, and his feats of daring made him legendary among the neighboring tribes. He stole horses from other tribes and ranged as far south as Santa Fe to sell Piede and Paiute slaves to the Spaniards. On one expedition, the Spaniards captured him and tortured him to get him to tell the source of the Ute gold, which the Indians wore as trinkets on their bodies. He refused to tell them, saying he’d die rather than betray his people. “The Spanish governor devised a plan to convert him to Christianity in the hopes that he would then reveal his secrets. Pan-a-pitch was sent to a monastery in Mexico

where he was held by the provincial minister of the Franciscans. He was shorn of his long hair, made to wear Spanish clothing, and taught the Spanish language, as well as the rudiments of Catholicism. He was fitted with a metal collar and chained to the floor at night,” said Gottfredson. “After several years of captivity, Pan-a-pitch was able to effect his escape and returned to his mountain home in the north, with an undying hatred of the Spaniards. For many years thereafter he would raid their territory and steal their horses, until the [Ute] warriors became the best mounted and best experienced in the region.” “The Spaniards gave Pana-pitch a new “Christian” name, San Pedro (Saint Peter). In time this was shortened to simply ‘San Pete,’ though his people, wrapping

their tongues around the syllables, called him ‘Sanpitch.’ The place where his tribe lived came to be known as Sanpete Valley.” In about 1815, a detachment of Spaniards came up from Santa Fe and once again captured Pan-a-pitch (aka San Pedro/Sanpitch/Sanpete) and tried to convince him to lead them into the mountains to the source of the Ute gold. “When he still obstinately refused, they fired a cannon into his tepee, killing his favorite wife and at least one of his young sons. He finally agreed to lead them. After the Spaniards had found the source of the gold, they put Chief Sanpete and two of his men to death and buried their bones in rock cairns in the mountains. But his people found them and rode hard for the valley to warn the tribe of the treachery.” Sanpete”s son, Uintah (Old

Uinta), then in his late 30s, was now chief of the Sanpete Utes because of the death of his father. Old Uinta was the father of another Chief Sanpitch, who ended up being killed near Fountain Green in 1866 during the Black Hawk War. In fact, this second Sanpitch was the father of Black Hawk, or Nooch, the one Brigham Young named in jest. So there it is. Many years have come and gone since the original Sanpete/Sanpitch lived, yet his name remains on San Pitch River (earlier called San Pete Creek), the San Pitch Mountains and on the county itself. And assuming Gottfredson is correct, the name traces back to relationships between the Spanish and Native Americans during pre-Revolutionary War times, more than a century before the Mormon pioneers arrived.


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Moroni happenings Moroni was settled by families from Nephi in 1859, but it had a real identity crisis. It went through the names Sanpitch, Mego, Little Rome, and Duck Springs before Sanpete’s first probate judge named it Moroni City after a Nephite Prophet in The Book of Mormon. Moroni sits midway between Nephi and Manti on the most pronounced “North Bend” of the San Pitch River. Families from Nephi moved there early in 1859. High water in 1862 forced the town’s founders to move away from the river site and spread north over the rolling hills, a setting best seen when approaching Moroni from the south. For water, they tapped the San Pitch farther east with an intricate and expensive system of canals and ditches that stretched from Mt. Pleasant to Fountain

Green’s south fields. Reaching out in all directions, the city was big enough by 1891 to support an “opera house” that seated 1,000 persons. Small town celebrates Fourth of July with big bang Moroni City, a small town

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Where is the Arapeen OHV Trail?

The Arapeen ATV Trail System, located two hours south of Salt Lake City, on U.S. Highway 89, is a great family trail with plenty of advanced sections for experienced riders. The Sanpete Valley has 10 major canyons to explore near the towns of Fairview, Ephraim and Manti. People can ride up one canyon, travel along the “Skyline” and come down another. The Utah Arapeen ATV Trail System is a great place to ride a four wheeler if riders want to avoid the crowded canyons closer to the city. Exciting ATV trails can be found up every canyon in Sanpete. Trails are side-byside (UTV) friendly with hundreds of miles of OHV riding. Although only 350 miles of trail have been designated as the Arapeen Trail System, there are more than 1,000 miles of forest trail in the central Utah area. ATV trail system ascends from 6,000 to 10,000 feet (1,829 to 3,048 meters) through aspen and pine forests of the Manti-LaSal National Forest and includes the “Skyline Drive” and trails branching off from it. Skyline Drive is a mountain road that winds for 87 miles along the spine of the Wasatch Plateau and is perhaps one of the highest roads in the nation. From the Skyline riders can often see both sides of the mountain. Some routes are passable only by ATVs, UTVs, or dirt bikes; others can be traveled in a high-clearance fourwheel drive vehicle. The National Forest is also a great place to camp, fish, hunt and rock climb. All ATV and OHV trails are open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. On the ride look for deer, elk, and other mountain wildlife. Be sure not to miss the colorful summer wildflowers. Primitive backcountry camping is allowed, so find a nice location in a grove of trees and set up camp. Motor vehicle use off designated roads and trails for the purpose of dispersed camping is permitted for up to 150 feet from the centerline of the road or trail. Log, Maple and Wales Canyons The road to Log Canyon

The Arapeen ATV Trail System, located two hours south of Salt Lake City, on U.S. Highway 89, is a great family trail with plenty of advanced sections for experienced riders. The Sanpete Valley has 10 major canyons to explore near the towns of Fairview, Ephraim and Manti. People can ride up one canyon, travel along the “Skyline” and come down another. From the Skyline riders can often see both sides of the mountain.

is located approximately 1.7 miles north of Fountain Green City on Highway 132. Maple Canyon is located Northwest of Moroni City. Look for road signs to Maple Canyon on the west end of Moroni or on the south end of Fountain Green. To ATV the Big Hollow area, head east in Fountain Green on 100 North. The Water Hollow ATV trail leaves Highway 132 approximately 3.5 miles north of Fountain Green. The Big Hollow/Water Hollow loop is a low altitude ride (6,300-7,400 feet) that can be done when snow covers higher elevations. Non-resident OHV Permits Owners of OHVs, brought into Utah by non-residents, may need a non-resident permit for their machine. Many states offer reciprocity, meaning there is a mutual

agreement between states not to charge non-residents fees. Utah has reciprocity with most western states, with the exception of Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. To see if a permit is needed, visit the Utah State Parks web page. Permits can be purchased locally at Maverik County Store, 89 North Main Street, Ephraim; call (435) 283-6057: or Palisade State Park, 2200 Palisade Road, Sterling; (435) 835-6676. Rules and regulations To drive an ATV on public lands in Utah riders must be at least eight years-of-age. Riders between the age of eight and 15 must obtain an OHV Education Certificate issued by the Utah State Parks and Recreation or comparable from their home state. Riders 16 years-of-age


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or older must have either a driver’s license or an approved education certificate. Online Education Course. All riders younger than 18, riding on a public highway not limited to OHV use, must be under the direct supervision of someone 18 yearsof-age or older. Supervisors must be within 300 feet, have visual contact and be able to advise or assist the rider. A properly fastened helmet having a DOT approved safety rating is required for all OHV operators and passengers under the age of 18. Travel only on designated roads and trails. Do no travel cross-country. It is illegal for anyone to operate an OHV in a way that damages the environment, including, air, land,

water, watershed, plant or animal life. Riding on local streets People can ride an ATV right from a motel up the canyon on city streets. There are two rules, however, First, keep the speed to 15 MPH or less and do not ride down Main Street. It is illegal to ride on a state highway unless a machine is street legal. Also, all roads owned, maintained, or operated by Sanpete County are open to general off-highway vehicle use. Renting a machine Visitors may rent a machine at Big Pine Sports, 340 North Milburn Road, Fairview; call (435)427-3338; or Skyline Recreation, 88 North Main, Sterling; (435) 851-2288 or (801) 598-8060.

Monthly OHV Ride Monthly guided ATV tours will be given by Palisade State Park Rangers Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 12, 13; July 17, 18; Aug. 14, 15; and Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16, 17. Bring an ATV and ride with area experts who know local trails, terrain and histo-

ry. Each ride is limited to 30 guests. Registration fee includes guided ride, two-night stay at Gold Hill Group Site and T-shirt. Contact Shon Tripp 435-835-6676 or 1-800322-3770 for reservations; parks/palisade; shontripp@

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Manti holds celebrations, pageants throughout summer months

For ATV/OHV enthusiasts, Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17. pete County Fair, Saturday, Manti City, county seat of a program at 8 p.m., at Manti Aug. 7 through Saturday, Sanpete County will hold var- High Stadium, followed by there will be the annual ATV Contact city hall for details. Mountain Ride Friday and Last but not least is the San- Aug. 24. ious celebrations, pageants fireworks. and of course the county fair to keep residents and visitors alike busy throughout the summer months. The Annual Mormon Miracle Pageant will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 20 - 29, except Sunday and Monday, 24, 25. The pageant begins at 9:30 p.m., is free to attend and open to the public. Gates open at 6 p.m. Come to the Eva Beal Auditorium to watch the Miss Independence Pageant Thursday, June 27, in preparation for the Fourth of July celebration. Call 435-835-5037 for additional information. “America, The Dream Lives On,” was chosen as theme for the 2013 celebration which begins Thursday, July 4, from 6 to 7 a.m., for “Ring Out For Freedom” at Manti Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome to come ring the bell. Registration for the 5k run/ walk and kids one-mile run will be at 6:30 a.m., at the west pavilion in the park. The run begins at 7 a.m. Also at the pavilion, people can register at 7:30 a.m., for the family bike ride/race that will begin at 8 a.m. The American Legion breakfast will be available at the east pavilion in Manti City Park. Contact Cliff Moses, 813-2738. On the stage in the park, there will be a patriotic program and flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m. A children’s fashion show and Little Miss and Mr. Fourth of July will take place on the stage in the park at 10:30 a.m. Contact Breanne Keisel, 835-4771. Booths at the park open at 11 a.m., with local entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games in the park include foot races at 11 a.m.; a horseshoe tournament at Noon; candy scramble at 12:30 p.m.; money in the hay, 1 p.m.; watermelon bust at 2 p.m.; egg toss at 1:30 p.m.; greased pole climb, 2:30 p.m.; rug-of-war by the city fire department at 3 p.m.; free swimming at the Aquatic Center at 3:30 p.m.; tennis tournament at 4 p.m. and home run derby at 6 p.m. Line up for the parade will be at 6:30 p.m., at the red LDS Church on Main Street, followed by the parade at 7 p.m. The day comes to a close with



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Mt. Pleasant annual Hub City Days events brings visitors Mt. Pleasant will celebrate the annual Fourth of July Hub City Days beginning Saturday, June 29, with a golf kick-off tournament at Skyline Mountain Resort at 8 a.m. This is a shotgun start, two-person ‘Throw Mama From the Train.’ No handicap required. Peoria System will provide all handicaps. Monday, July 1, at 6 p.m., team sorting will take place at the Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Grounds and the next night, Tuesday, July 2, the annual Family Rodeo Fun Night, with free admission for evThe annual Mountain Man Rendezvous is held in conjunction with Mt. Pleasant Hub City Days, as part eryone at 7 p.m. The concesof the Fourth of July celebration. There are many mountain man demonstrations, food, booths and sion stand will be open for those with a thirst or hunactivities to peak the interest of visitors. The event is held in Mt. Pleasant City Park. ger. A professional rodeo will be held two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 and 4, at 8 p.m., with the ever-popular mutton bustin’ at 7 p.m. Also on those two days, Mountain Man Rendezvous will take place in the Fairview Office, RR1 Box 247, Fairview, UT 84629 city park. The morning of Thursday, (435) 427-9591 • FAX (435) 427-9505 July 4, at 7 a.m., be at the city park for breakfast or in the parking lot at El MexicaSkyline Mountain Resort no to take part in the Caner offers unparalleled outdoor Fun Run. Free T-shirts to all

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participants. If someone is a tennis buff,t they can go up to the hight school tennis courts to watch a tournament at 8 a.m.; buy books on the Mt. Pleasant Library lawn beginning at 9 a.m. or pick a spot to watch the children’s parade, led by the fire department at 11 a.m. Don’t move, as the mammoth parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Over at the city park from Noon on, there will be craft and food booths, a carnival and entertainment provided by “Rock of Ages,” and “White Hot.” Free Wagon rides from 1 to 4 p.m., and Mt. Pleasant Youth Council will have free games and prizes for youth. Always a favorite, Mountain Man Rendezvous will play a large part in the festivities, with primitive demonstrations, candy cannon, Navajo Tacos, muzzle loader shoots, Dutch oven cook-off, council fire and booths. The Dutch oven cook-off has a limited entry, so those interested must register by July 3, by contacting Pat Gonzales at 801-367-9849, Entries will be judged at 7 p.m., Friday, July 5.

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Libraries in Sanpete County have scheduled summer reading programs for youngsters throughout the summer. Manti Public Library will begin the summer program Wednesday, June 12, with the theme, “Dive Into a Good Book.” Story hour for children ages three through eight will be held at 11 a.m. and a reading contest for youth age eight through 15. Details are available at the library. Mt. Pleasant Carnegie Library reading program will also be held Wednesdays, beginning May 29 through July 17, with the theme, “Dig Into Reading.” The event will be held in the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Center. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities centered on ‘all things underground.’ Registration begins May 29. A teen reading program will be offered for

middle and high school age students. Participants may register at the library. Gunnison Public Library will begin the summer reading program Tuesday, June 4 and run through Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m., in Gunnison City Hall. This year’s theme, “Dig Into Reading” will include story time, crafts, games, prizes and all around good fun for children ages two through 12. Library staff will involve the 12-yearold youth in the events. Ephraim Public Library will work with Ephraim Elementary School on the packet given to each child on the last day of school. Throughout the summer, as an incentive to keep reading, students may bring their packet into the library each month with items marked off and the library staff will also sign off and give a treat or prize of some sort.

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11th Annual Rat Fink Reunion begins May 30

The 11th Annual Rat Fink Reunion will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 30, June 1, to honor the memory of Ed Roth, creator of the beloved cartoon character Rat Fink from the 1960s. Ilene Roth and family carry on the legacy of Ed “Bid Daddy” Roth, visiting shows and events across the US. There will be special guided tours of the Roth residence Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m., and cruise downtown Manti Main Street and visit Millers Drive-In, Candies On Main and Fred’s Grill for goodies. Be at Liberty Hall to chow down at 6 p.m., before attending a concert by ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Roth residence at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Rat Fink Pinewood Derby race with awards for the best Fink derby car at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 31. Check out all the artists, enjoy live music and

take another tour of the Roth resident. Print a T-shirt at 1:30 p.m. and attend the evening fundraising dinner at 5:30 before signing up for the 5k run at 7 p.m. Race begins at 7:30 p.m. A car show begins Saturday, June 1, at 8 a.m., in Manti City Park. Also at the park, breakfast and lunch will be available. An art auction at Noon, followed by awards by Roth artists at 3 p.m. After the car show, return to the Roth residents for a “Roth-rageously” good time. Home tours will be from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by more live music and hanging out with the Roth artists. All proceeds from the annual Finkster reunions are donated to Manti City Park Restoration. The Rat Fink Museum, 404 East 300 North, Manti, is open year around by appointment by calling 435-835-2393.

Inside the Rat Fink Store in Manti is a wide array of art work by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, creator of the Rat Fink cartoon character. The 11th Annual Rat Fink Reunion will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 30, June 1, with all proceeds donated to Manti City Park Restoration. The Rat Fink Museum, 404 East 300 North, Manti, is open year around by appointment.

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Mormon Miracle Pageant 47th year

For an exciting evening under a canopy of stars, join others at the foot of the magnificent Manti LDS Temple to watch the Mormon Miracle Pageant. Performances run June 20 through 29, except Sunday and Monday. The Pageant begins at 9:30 p.m., and is free of charge. Gates open at 6 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-serve. The pageant’s three intertwined stories of the restoration of the gospel, the witness of the Book of Mormon and the journey of the faithful pioneers to the beautiful Sanpete Valley, demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ for all people. The “Mormon Miracle Pageant” performed each June at Temple Hill in Manti, is the remarkable story of how the LDS Church was founded and of the Mormon pioneers who colonized the west. A cast of more than 500 perform the eight-night production for 80,000 spectators. Special needs- Handi-

capped, signing, closed-captioned, Spanish soundtrack and other language seating are available. Ask an usher to assist in situating wheel chairs. Seating- 14,000 chairs are provided for seating of the general public. Personal chairs may be set up outside the seating area but are not permitted on the temple grounds. Blankets may be used over chairs for warmth and comfort but are not allowed in the isles of the seating area. Strollers are discouraged. The pageant and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assumes no responsibility for personal items left or lost in seating area. Public Restroom- facilities are located to the west of pageant seating behind Beehive Distribution and to the southeast of the seating area. Handicap restrooms are in the back of Beehive Distribution on 100 East. Miscellaneous Water fountains are pro-


The LDS Temple sits on a grassy hill overlooking the city of Manti and at night, with lights shining from within, is visible throughout the Sanpete Valley. The temple is built with stone quarried fromt the surrounding mountainside. The annual Mormon Miracle Pageant will be held at 9:30 p.m., June 20 through 28, except Sunday and Monday, June 23, 24.

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LDS Sunday services will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Manti LDS Tabernacle; and 9 and 9: 30 a.m.; 1 and 1:30 p.m., at the LDS Stake Center, 600 East Union. Manti LDS Temple is open during pageant at 7:30 a.m., however there are no sessions after 3:30 p.m. For additional information call (888) 255-8860 or email mantipageant@mail.manti. com. Community services Camping at the City Park during Pageant only. Turkey dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Manti LDS Tabernacle, 100 South Main, every night of the Pageant; and at the Manti LDS Stake Center, 300 South Main, Thursday-Saturday of both weeks. Identical menus are served at each location and include:

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Fairview Museum of History and Art draws big crowds

Fairview Museum of History and Art, 85 North 100 East, Fairview; is full of historical data, artifacts, pictures and art work. One part of the museum is the Horizon Building, which houses a full-scale replica of a Columbian Mammoth that was unearthed on the nearby Wasatch Plateau in 1988 while excavating Huntington Reservoir. The skeletal remains of the animal were preserved in a peat bog, where he died some 10,000 years ago. The bones were so well preserved that scientific testing has accurately fixed the date of his demise. With DNA testing, it has been determined the animal was 65 years-old when he died. He suffered from arthritis, as evidence by obvious deformities present on the bones and must have been in pain as he moved about. Material found in the rib cage indicated the animal’s last meal included leaves, grasses and pine trees. The work of one of Utah’s most famous artists, Avard T. Fairbanks, as well as local artists of various mediums are on display. One art gallery honors Ted Wassmer, who added much to the museum art collection. There is an area dedicated to Fairview Elementary School student’s art work and a unique gift shop. Heritage Building In the Heritage Building, there is a wealth of pioneer

Many hand-carved miniatures are on display at the Fairview Museum of History and Art. The museum consists of two buildings, each displaying many areas of interest, including a replica of a Columbian mammoth. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., and is free to explore at your leisure.

artifacts in several galleries. The ‘Love and Devotion’ sculpture, honoring the longest married couple in the U.S., the Petersons of Fairview, is in the main lobby. There is the Avard Fairbanks Religions Sculpture Gallery, Golden Sanderson Victorian Parlor and Lindon and Lila Graham Room, featuring unique carvings. Several other galleries contain pioneer furnishings and portraits.. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 435427-9349 for additional information. There is no charge to visit.

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Big festivities for Fairview Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days 2013 in Fairview will begin Saturday, July 13, with softball tournaments at the ball fields and continue Monday through Wednesday, July 1517 with the annual Lace Days at Fairview Museum of History and Art. There will an ice breaker at 7 p.m., Friday, July 19, followed by a youth dance at 8 p.m., at the ball fields. Saturday, July 20, things get into full swing with a golf tournament at Skyline Mountain Resort, volleyball

and horseshoe tournaments at the fairgrounds, At 6 p.m., have a good spot saved on State Street for the horse parade, then head over to the rodeo grounds for the rodeo. Monday, July 22, is the kids rodeo and the ATV Rodeo and Lawn Mower races at 7 p.m. is a must at the fairgrounds. The annual fireman wakeup siren will go off at 6 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, and the fun run and 5k will begin at 6:30 a.m., at the city park. At 7 a.m., at Fairview Museum

of History and Art, there will be a flag ceremony and also the Pioneer Day fireman’s breakfast at the city park. The craft fair and boutique will begin at 9 a.m., in the city park and a DUP program will take place in the dance hall. The motorized kids parade starts at 10:15 a.m., at AmericanWest Bank, followed by the kids parade at 10:30 a.m. Keep still, the mammoth parade will begin at 11 a.m. Go over to city park for the annual EMT lunch. Over at

the museum, there will be a vintage car show from 1 to 4 p.m. Also at 1 p.m., Fairview Idol will entertain everyone at the dance hall and there will be kids old-fashioned games beginning at 2 p.m., in the city park.

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Milburn, a picturesque mountain valley

Milburn occupies a picturesque cove barely visible from the US 89 scenic overlook near Hilltop. Platted in 1886 on a rocky slope watered by Dry Creek, it was organized as a ward in 1896. The fair number of sawmills already built in canyons above it sparked the choice of name. Families began homesteading this herd ground of Fairview as early as 1876, so a majority of Milburner’s never lived in the town itself- loosely clustered around a school, church and stone store/dance hall whose walls still stand. When Dry Creek turned wet and wiped out the town in 1903, the population spread out even more. Eventually so many moved away that the church dissolved the ward and transferred the last 33 members to Fairview in 1961. The following is taken from “History of Sanpete County” Milburn is a most picturesque mountain village, situated five miles north of Fairview and occupying

the nicest little cove in the county. The village was first located about 1875, when Richard Graham, the present postmaster, took up a farm. He was followed by others, chiefly from Fairview and the present agricultural community was formed. The cooperative plan of constructing irrigation canals and forming financial companies was adopted, and a colonial farming town completed. A co-op store was run for a time, but the town being small, it was closed. The Rio Grande Western Railroad was completed through the settlement in 1890 and a flag station established, giving a daily mail service connecting the colony with the markets of the world. The people are engaged in farming, stock raising and wool growing, and have erected some neat homes. One of the most noticeable buildings in Milburn is the elegant schoolhouse erected a few years ago. The schools are equal to any in the county, being pre-

sided over by Professor Eli A. Day, the oldest teacher in Sanpete County. The district has 88 pupils and the school property is valued at $2,528.45. A Latter-day Saints Ward was organized in 1890, with James W. Stewart as bishop. The several societies are all in a flourishing condition and peace, happiness and prosperity prevail throughout this rural settlement. The location is one of the best natural reservoir sites in the state and with capital and business management, could be made of inestimable value to the county as a source of water supply for the reclamation of thousands of acres of now desert land, and creating here one of the most delightful pleasure resorts in the west. The community had several early names such as Milborn and Millburn, all of which were related to the early sawmills built at the mouth of the nearby canyons. Today it is primarily an agricultural region.

Sanpete Classic Bike Race

The Sanpete Valley will host bicycle racing enthusiasts from across Utah Saturday, June 22, in the annual Sanpete Classic Bicycle Race. Cyclists of all ages will compete in 46, 72 and 98-mile races on courses that wind through the local countryside. The race begins in Spring City and features categories for

men, women, juniors 17 or younger and master-level competitors. For the more casual bicycle enthusiast, the Sanpete Classic Fun Ride will be offered to riders of all ages and abilities who don’t want to necessarily race but want the state and region. to test themselves and enjoy Contact Eric Thompson at a great day on the road with 801-541-3840 for additional other cyclists from around information.

The ever-popular, sold-out 29th Annual Pioneer Days Demolition Derby will be at the fairgrounds. All seating is reserved. No alcohol, coolers or pets allowed. Fireworks will begin immediately following the derby.

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Rock climbing continues to attract visitors to Sanpete area Maple Canyon Maple Canyon is one of Utah’s most unique rock climbing areas. Climbers from around the world come to test their skills on Maple Canyon’s unique cliffs. On any given weekend climbers of all abilities, ranging from novice to expert, can be seen testing their skills. Maple Canyon has more than 550 routes with climbing grades from 5.4 to 5.14 in difficulty. Routes are easily accessed from the road and various hiking trails. Maple Canyon is a cool place to climb in the summer heat due to the shade of the narrow canyons. Rock

in the canyon consists of cobblestone-sized conglomerate that has eroded to form cliffs and an impressive natural arch. The arch can be found along the Middle Fork trail, which begins at the campground. Maple Canyon also has various ice climbing routes during the winter months. In past years, winter access to Maple Canyon has been difficult due to roads not being plowed. Since December 2010, the road has been cleared to the Forest Service Campground, as conditions permit. The road, however, may not be open for a few

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days after a storm. Be prepared for a hike if the road is not open. Maple Canyon Campground has 12 individual campsites and one large group campsite. Huntington Canyon Huntington Canyon, located east of Fairview on Highway 31, has 14 bouldering locations. The canyon is part of the Manti-La Sal National Forest and can be accessed year round. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to short climbs over a padded mat called a crash pad or bouldering mat so a fall will not result in serious injury. It is typically practiced on large natural boulders or artificial boulders in gyms and outdoor urban areas. However, it may also be practiced at the base of larger rock faces. Climbing on buildings or public architecture is called bouldering. Bouldering locations are found throughout the canyon at altitudes ranging from 6,800 to 8,300 feet above sea level. GPS coordinates are listed on the map to help climbers locate boulders. Huntington Canyon is also known for ice climbing opportunities during winter months.

Fish free June 8

Pack a lunch, gather up kids, chairs and fishing gear and head to a favorite fishing spot somewhere in Utah Saturday, June 8, for a free day of fishing. Anglers won’t need a fishing license but Utah fishing regulations are in force. To learn fishing rules, read the 2013 Utah Fishing Guidebook, available at wildlife. fishing. Copies are also available at DWR offices and from fishing license agents across the state. Before Free Fishing Day, DWR will stock extra fish in waters across Utah. Most of those fish will be placed in lakes and reservoirs, so those might be good places to try.

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Camping; a fun summer activity for the entire family Camping is very popular in the Sanpete, Utah area and many excellent campgrounds can be found in canyons and mountains. Developed public and private campgrounds exist in Sanpete. In addition, primitive backcountry camping is allowed in the Manti La-Sal National Forest. So find a nice location in a grove of trees and set up camp. Camping rules on the Manti- La Sal National Forest are as follows: Vehicles may be no more than 150 feet off the road for picnicking and camping unless otherwise posted. Camping time limit is 14 days. Campers must move their camp at least 10 miles after 14 days. Camping equipment may not be left unattended for longer than 72 hours. “Pack It In, Pack It Out” is Forest policy. Dumpsters are not available for public use. Weed-free hay or pellets are required for livestock. Shooting is not allowed within 150 yards of campsites, roads, or lakes. Campers in Camping in the mountains of Sanpete County is a great way to developed sites must use the spend some time outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of toilet facilities, trailer holdeveryday life in the clean air with friends and family. ing tanks, or porta potties

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and campers must abide by current fire restrictions. Go to pagescamp for maps and campground and cabins rental information. Other camping options: Skyline Mountain Cabins/ RV, 22130 North 11750 East RR1 Box 247, Fairview, UT 84629. Phone (435) 427-9590. Big Mountain RV Campground, Salt Creek Canyon, HWY 132, Ft. Green, UT 84648. Phone: (435) 623-4800. Yuba Lake State Park, PO Box 159, Between I-15 & SR 28, Levan, UT 84639.Phone: (435) 758-2611 Mobile/Other: (800) 3223770. Temple Hill Resort, 296 E Johnson Road, P.O. Box 235, Manti, UT 84642. Phone: (435) 835-2267 Mobile/Other: (435) 8517114. Stay 3 weekday nights, get 4th night free (not valid 6/15-6/30). National Forest Campgrounds in Manti-LaSal; Phone: (877) 444-6777 Autumn Family Reunion; SE of Town, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647. Phone: (801) 4738621. Buckhorn Flat Resort Campground, 7 Miles East of Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647. Phone: (435) 8514357. Camper World, 2903 South 1700 East, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647. Phone: (435) 462-2010. Carter’s RV Park, P.O. Box

374, 150 W 1000 S, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647. Phone: (435) 462-2226; Mobile/Other: (435) 8511339. Heritage Grove Campground, 11355 East 16000v North , Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647. Phone: (435) 327-9378. Cabins G r e a t B a s i n E n v i r o n -t ment Education Center. 150 E 100 N, Ephraim Canyon,t Ephraim, UT 84627. Phone: (435) 283-7164. Old Whitlock Cabin Rental, Clear Creek Canyon, National Forest, Mayfield, UT . Phone: (435) 528-7031. Indian Creek Guard Station, Ferron Reservoir, National Forest, UT. Phone: (435) 384-2372. Seely Creek Guard Station in National Forest, Ephraimt Canyon, National Forest, UT. Phone: (435) 283-4151. t Six Cabins at Palisade State Park, 2200 Palisade Road, Sterling, UT 84665. Phone: (435) 835-7275.

Gunnison announces second annual Dairy Days, June 6-8 Gunnison City will hold the second annual Dairy Days, Thursday through Saturday, June 6, 7 and 8, at the Gunnison Valley High School football field. Individuals and businesses purchased cows to paint or decorate to suit their tastes and prizes were awarded to the cows with the most votes. The event begins at 5 p.m., with the Little Miss Dairy Day pageant and continues at 7 p.m., with the Miss Dairy Days pageant. Friday, June 7, beginning at 1 p.m., there will be a wide range of events including an antique tractor show, petting zoo,

cow milking, calf feeding, chicken chase tournaments, races, a ping pong ball drop, competitions and culminating in a barn dance. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Gunnison Market, sponsored by Gunnison Market. Activities begin at 9 a.m., and run throughout the day, ending with cook-offs and a milk can dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a nominal entry fee per person. There are also family passes and twoday family passes. A family may consist of six persons. Discount tickets are available at local merchants and sponsors.

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Ephraim population grows for Scandinavian Festival

The 2013 Scandinavian Heritage Festival is set for Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25. Memorial Weekend, in Ephraim. The festival begins with a special event Thursday evening at 7 p.m., when Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church will speak at the YSA First Stake Center, 100 East College Avenue. Additional conference speakers are scheduled for Friday morning at Snow College. From Friday noon through Saturday at dusk, the festival grounds on the north side of the Snow College campus and at Pioneer Park, 50 North 100 West, will buzz with costumes, dancing, storytelling, entertainment, historical tours, craft and food booths, parade, quilt show at the Ephraim Co-op and more. New this year is the ‘Viking on a Bike,’ which will begin at Noon, immediately following the parade. Grand marshal for the parade will be Roger Johnson, WWII pilot. The festival expresses the warmth people will feel as they visit with other people and enjoy the beautiful setting. Many residents are descendants of the plucky Scandinavians who crossed ocean and plain to settle the gorgeous valley. That proud past is part of everyday lives here and residents delight in

People of all ages don authentic Scandinavian clothing as part of the annual Scandinavian Days Festival held in Ephraim on Memorial Day weekend. Events for the festival include storytelling, Little Denmark dinner, Scandinavian conference, pioneer demonstrations and much more.

sharing it with visitors. About 650,000 Utahns trace their ancestry to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland and many are descended from 19th Century Scandinavian converts to the

Vikings on the Main Street of Ephraim? Yep! Descendants of various Scandinavian countries are proud of their viking heritage and celebrate in a big way during the annual Scandinavian Festival held Memorial weekend with parades and festivities in honor of their ancestors.

LDS Church, Mormons. Scandinavian Conference The Scandinavian Heritage Conference Thursday evening, 7 p.m., and Friday morning, in the Noyes Building, gives participants an opportunity to learn about and reflect on the lis of pioneer founders of the Sanpete Valley. Delivered in laymen’s terms, the presentations are particularly captivating for adults and teens with Scandinavian or other pioneer ancestors. The Scandinavian Heritage Conference will contain a little bit of something for everyone, from those who want to learn, to those want to be entertained, to those who want to eat. The conference this year features presentations focusing on family history, fun stories and food. Cory Jensen will discuss central Utah’s unique architectural heritage. Friday session features Roger Baker- How Many Pioneer Forts in Ephraim? And food conference speaker Kim Cragun will teach about ‘Kok-

keskole.’ Little Scandinavian Dinner The Little Scandinavian Dinner, a gourmet Scandinavian smorgasbord, will be served Friday at 6 p.m. at the Greenwood Student Center at Snow College. There is a nominal cost for each meal but no reservations are required. Come early, as the food usually goes fast. Bus tour Since the early 1980s, bus tours have been a part of the Scandinavian Festival, putting festival attendees as close to the history of

the Sanpete Valley as can be without a time machine. Tour participants will receive a history of the settlers of Ephraim, beginning at the site of the dugout of Isaac Behunin, Ephraim’s first resident. It will include important and infamous events like the Ephraim Massacre, when in October 1863, Indians raided fields west of town, killing seven people and driving off over 300 head of horses and cattle.

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Annual Lamb Days attract visitors

Festivities for the annual Fountain Green Lamb Days, always attracts visitors to town to enjoy the clean air and environment, along with rubbing shoulders with local folks and participating in fun events. Lamb Days begins Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m., with the presentation of “Mutton Mow-Town,� performed by Fountain Green Community Theatre group in the refurbished dance hall on Main Street. The play will also be presented Monday, July 15, at 6 and 8 p.m. The play is entirely produced locally with amazing local talent. Tuesday through Thursday, July 16-18, there will be co-ed softball tournaments. And at Noon, Friday, July 19, the annual youth lamb show and judging will take place. The Lamb and sourdough dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m., and lamb pit preparations will begin at 8 p.m. Lamb Day main events are held Saturday, July 20, beginning with a fun run

at 6:30 a.m., followed by the chuck wagon breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., in the city park. The flag ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. There will be a craft fair in the park all day, from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m. The mammoth parade will take place at 10 a.m. along the main thoroughfare, so have a great spot reserved. Events in the city park include various activities, a talent showcase at Noon, lamb sandwiches for lunch at 1:30 p.m., a lamb sale at 2 p.m., mutton bustin’ at 3 p.m., sawdust dive with prize drawings at 4 p.m., and co-ed championships at 6 p.m. Lamb Day festivities come to a close with fireworks at 10 p.m., while the youth among the crowd will dance the night away from 9 p.m. to Midnight. What in the world is mutton bustin’? Ask anyone in Sanpete and they will first get a huge smile on 2013 Miss Lamb Day roy- their face and say it is one of the highlights of each rodeo and of course Fountain Green Lamb Days. alty, Jadie Langford, Tiffa- Many little ones get their first try at participating in rodeo events as mutton riders. ny Christensen, Paola Hiltbrunn and Valerie Beck will reign over the events.

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Quilt Show The Scandinavian Heritage Festival’s Quilt Expo will be held upstairs at the Ephraim Co-op Building at 96 North Main Street on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The expo includes quilts from local artists, particularly quilts that exemplify Ephraim’s Scandinavian or pioneer heritage. For information about entering a quilt, call Marcia Christensen, (435) 283-2212. Pioneer House Tour While the Scandinavian

Heritage Festival celebrates the food and traditions of Scandinavia brought to the Sanpete Valley by pioneers, a unique exhibit at Ephraim’s Pioneer Park offers guests a glimpse inside the meager day-to-day lives of those early settlers. On Saturday, May 24, guided tours of Ephraim’s exquisitely restored pioneer homes and cabins will be offered after the parade ends until 4 p.m. On the grounds of the park, at about 75 W. 100 North, stand two log cabins; one of Ephraim’s earliest houses, built in 1889; and a barn. Margaret Riding, who organizes the tours, said the interiors of the structures


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are fully furnished with period furniture and antiques. “It’s pretty fascinating,� Riding said. Pioneer Heritage Re-enactments Pioneer Heritage Company will show festival-goers how the pioneers lived, worked and played. Come to the Snow College west lawn (west of the library) for two days of re-enactments that should give modern day folk a glimpse into the pioneer way of life. See how pioneers cooked historic Scandinavian recipes over an open fire. Then, stick around for demonstrations on beekeeping, period sewing, woodworking, and listen to some good old-fashioned pioneer storytelling. The kids should have fun participating in pioneer children’s games and activities. The reenactments and demonstrations go from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. Come to the information booth at 150 East 100 North to get answers and pick up a printed guide to the festival. 2013 Scandinavian Festival pins are available at Ephraim Co-op or Ephraim City Hall.

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CentraCom, one of Utah’s leading rural telecommunication companies, is celebrating 110-year anniversary. The festivities will be held May 17th at the company headquarters located at 35 South State in Fairview. The gathering will feature demonstration booths with prizes and a free lunch. Established in 1903, CentraCom is one of Utah’s earliest telephone pioneers. Today the company provides telephone, Internet and Cable TV service in ten Utah counties. CentraCom provides critical data services to nearly all schools, hospitals, courts, and other government agencies throughout its service area. Members of the public are invited to attend the celebration and open house on Friday, May 17th (11 AM to 2 PM) at the company’s headquarters building in Fairview.

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Lace up for Fairview’s Lace Days

Like icing on the cake, a lovely dress becomes a masterpiece with the addition of a lace collar. Although lacing is on the “Endangered List of Fantastic Handwork,” due to stouthearted folks such as the Sanpete Lacers, the elegant and fascinating talent is reemerging. Young and old are passing on these skills that enhance our environment for generations to enjoy. Grab thread and join the Lacing fun and finesse, or just stroll amazed through the groups of lacers at the 22nd Annual Fairview Lace

Days, Monday, through Wednesday, July 15-17, at the Fairview Museum of History and Art. In cooperation with the Academy Lacers, Beehive Lacers and Sanpete Lacers, people can learn about the different types of lace and the tools used in lacing through demonstrations, information, displays and supplies. This year no classes will be presented in Fairview’s Lace Days, because two weeks later, the International Organization of Lace, Inc. (IOLI) Convention will be held Aug. 4-10, at the

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July 18

7:00 pm “Saga of Spring City” Ice Cream Social

July 19

Youth Dance - City Bowery

July 20

Co-ed Softball Tournament Contact Andy Osborne

July 21

7:00 pm Old Time Gospel Music Revival – City Park

July 22

6:00 pm - Home Run Derby - Contact Andy Osborne

July 23

Volleyball Tournament - Contact Andy Osborne 8:30 - 11:30 Family Street Dance “Junction 89”

July 24

7:00 Fun Run/Walk 7:00 to 9:00 am – Fireman’s Breakfast – Spring City Fire Dept. Volleyball Tournament - All Day 10:00 am – Parade 11:30 – 1:30 Children’s Carnival – City Park 11:00 Horseshoe Tournament 12:00 to 1:00 – Lunch at City Park 12:00 to 1:00 – Live Music at City Park Bowery 1:30 - 2:30 Children’s Games/Pioneer Activities - City Park 7:00 Free Concert at the City Park - Shepherd Family 9:00 – Free Family Movie at City Park

July 27

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Car Show at City Park (Pre-Registration $20.00, or $25.00 if registered day of show)

Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake City. For more information, go to internationaloldlacers. org. The popularity of Fairview Lace Days is growing so fast that people of all ages come from all over the country to observe and participate in this once disappearing skill. Drop by the Fairview Museum of History and Art, 100 East 65 North, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., July 1517, to enjoy the variety of lacework, the buzzing of the sociable Lacers, or bring unfinished project for expert help. For more info, contact the Museum, P.O. Box 157, Fairview, UT 84629; telephone, 435-427-9206 or Nancy MacKay at 435-4279408 or




The annual Lace Days, held in the Fairview Museum of History and Art will be held Monday through Wednesday, July 15-17. Lacers from all around the area come to show their skills and learn from others. The public is welcome to observe. There will be demonstrations, information, displays and supplies.

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Pioneer cemeteries

Dover In 1875, John E. Forsgren, assisted by others from Santaquin, attempted to establish a community after “The Order of Enoch,” on the west side of Sevier River, but failed in their scheme. Under leadership of William Robinson, in 1877, the area was resettled and called Dover. At its peak, there were 50 homes, a store and a community building River floods ruined crops and swarms of mosquitos brought diphtheria epidemics. The death rate was very high. By 1900. all the town people had left, leaving only the dead. Zina Pickett bought the cemetery and gave the deed to the LDS Church. Information taken from DUP South Sanpete County marker 422. Clarion On a lonely windswept knoll in central Utah, rest two solitary graves. The tombstones are inscribed in both Hebrew and English. They are reminders of a short-lived Jewish settlement known as Clarion located three miles west of Centerfield, some 135 miles south of Salt Lake City. Ephraim In 1854, Ephraim’s first settlers erected a one and one-half acre fort for housing and protection against Indian attacks, a cemetery was not included in their plans. The first pioneer to die was Mr. Manwaring, permission had been granted to use Allred Settlement’s (Spring City’s) cemetery. The funeral party was en route to that site when a warning came of a threatened Indian attack, instructions were given to dig a grave, bury the body, and return to Fort Ephraim. This burial took place about two miles north of Ephraim and is the present site of Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery. It was used almost exclusively until May 1905. Manwaring’s grave site is unknown as are other burials recorded in journals but not on grave markers. Numerous markers bear names of young children, as various diseases and malnutrition took a terrible toll in those early years. Ornate oolite, granite and

simple wooden markers dot the cemetery, most engraved with loving words, poetry and decorative emblems. A striking granite marker designates the burial site of seven pioneers who were massacred by Indians in 1865. Seven Ephraimites, who drowned in Funks’ Lake in 1878, are buried nearby. For many years, the cemetery had an unkempt appearance until 1990 when the present transformation occurred under the direction of the Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery Committee. Spring City Pioneers of Spring City established a cemetery at 240 North 100 East in 1857. It is in the shape of the state of Utah. The earliest known burial was that of Newton Devine Allred in 1857. Three men who were casualties of the Black Hawk War, James Meek, Martin Andrew Johansen and Lars Alexander Justesen, were buried here in 1867 and 1868. Isaac Allred, brother of James Allred, founder of Spring City, was interred in 1870. Many of the markers were of local sandstone and the elements have washed away some of the names and dates. The cemetery was nearly covered with wooden markers, mostly children’s graves. Some graves were marked with only a square stone at the head and a smaller one at the foot and still others with a pile of rocks. The last person buried here

was Isaac Morton Behunin in 1910. Fairview This sacred plot, laid out by Joseph Gaston Garlick, was first used in 1860. Three small children, Maria Terry, Henry Weeks Sanderson, Jr., and Lucy Jones, were the first buried here. Later, John Givens; his wife, Eliza, and their son and three small daughters were buried in the cemetery. The graves of Lauritz Jens Larsen and David Jones, killed by Indians during the Black Hawk War, are also located here. The cemetery was originally laid out in a rectangular shape. In the late 1800s, a flood from the west draw washed out several graves in the northeast section of the cemetery, causing burial to cease in that section. Many of the headstones, the oldest of native limestone, mark the graves of mothers and children who died of disease, childbirth complications and accidents. Entire families were laid to rest here, having worn out their lives making the desert “blossom as a rose.” In turn, an honorable legacy was left. Fairview, settled in 1859, was first named North Bend. Because of the incomparable scenery of the mountains to the east, blanketed with pines, aspens and wild flowers in perfusion, the name was changed in 1864. The monument stone at the Pioneer Cemetery was an original stone from the Fairview Fort, built in the

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buried in the cemetery due to an an epidemic of Diphtheria which took the lives of many. There is one Indian buried in the cemetery, named “Indian Jim” or Jin Wanup. The Mt. Pleasant DUP put a beautiful marble headstone on his grave in 1975 but his name is misspelled on it. It is spelled James Onump on his headstone. He was a full-blooded Ute Indian. Indian Jim was a good friend to the people of Freedom and he would spy for them and let them know when the Indians were going to attack. The people of Freedom built him a dugout to live in on the west side of Freedom. The cemetery is still visited by many people each Memorial Day and other times during the year.

1860s. During the Black Hawk War of the mid-1860s, some Fairview residents moved to nearby Mt. Pleasant for protection. Those who remained complied with leader Brigham Young’s instructions to build a fort. By the end of 1866, a thick, tenfoot-high rock wall enclosed the center of town. Freedom After Doc Draper lost a four-month-old son and a five-year-old girl in 48 hours, he buried them side-by-side on his farm. This was the beginning of the Freedom Cemetery in 1885. Doc Draper’s father died one year later on May 28, 1886. He was the next person to be buried in the cemetery. The Doc, himself, died May 2, 1887 and was buried there too. There are many children

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