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From left, Alex Roybal, Bill Dunn and Mark Chatfield salute in front of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. The three men were part of the September Honor Flight from Utah.

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hree World War II veterans returned home to Sandy on Sept. 20 after experiencing the trip of a lifetime. Alex Roybal, Bill Dunn and Mark Chatfield are Navy brothers who met while living together at the Atria Senior Living Center in Sandy. Through a program called Utah’s Honor Flight, these three servicemen had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and visit, among other things, the World War II memorial erected

almost 10 years ago in honor of the armed forces who served during that war. Their trip was paid for entirely through donations made to the Honor Flight program. Roybal, Dunn and Chatfield didn’t travel alone. A total of 66 veterans ranging from age 87 to 98 made the trip, and each

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New Transit-Oriented Development At 9800 South TRAX Station By Linda Petersen


overnment dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx and Gov. Gary Herbert, broke ground Sept. 9 on the first phase of The East Village, a transit-oriented development at 159 Midvillage Blvd. adjacent to the 9800 South TRAX station.

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Michael Allegra said. Upon completion (which is expected in fall 2015), The East Village will offer 271 units with monthly rents ranging from $725 for studios to $1,387 for threebedroom units. Dignitaries present at the ground-

Police Department Overhauls Its Pay Scale By Peter Worona


f you’ve noticed fewer faces donning the uniform of the Sandy Police Department recently, it might be because the department is slightly understaffed. Since the first of this year, six Sandy police officers have left the Sandy PD for jobs in other cities, said Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker. In 2009, when the economy took a turn for the worse, most departments in the state had to get rid of their pay scales, the systems that were created to make sure officers knew how much they’d be making each year until they retired. “We couldn’t maintain it,” Thacker said. “We didn’t know how much money

prompted Sandy PD Human Resources to look into what West Valley pays its officers. They found that the city had re-implemented its pay scale system. Newly-hired officers that came from other cities were placed into the scale where they would have been had they worked for the West Valley PD the entire time, which meant that West Valley could afford to pay $3 to $4 more per hour than Sandy could. “They were bringing officers in and saying, ‘We’ll give you year-for-year on our pay scale for what kind of seniority you have,’” Thacker said. After seeing this new information,

Local state and federal officials break ground on The East Village. The $42.6 million development is a partnership between UTA and developers, Hamilton Partners, and is the first such partnership between developers and a regional transit authority in the country. “There’s an increased role for the private sector to play in transportation,” Foxx said. The development is being described as a “lifestyle community in Sandy, Utah providing living, working, and retail space with a modern flair.” “You’ll be able to live, work and play in this general area and not find it necessary to get in your car to do everything you want to do,” UTA CEO

breaking included Foxx, Allegra, Herbert, Utah State Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan. “The East Village is not just a place for people to live. It is designed for people who seek an active lifestyle,” said Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners’ founding partner. “We are creating a community unlike anything Utahans have ever seen. The East Village offers direct access to the TRAX station for residents who want an easy connection to the region, as well as interesting places throughout the property for residents who want to interact with friends closer to home.” l

Chief Kevin Thacker is working to give Sandy City’s police force competitive pay and benefits, thanks to newfound information about Sandy’s sister cities. Pictured is Sgt. Dean Carriger. we were going to have that goes into that budget.” An officer left Sandy for West Valley City about four months ago, which


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Police Pay continued from page 2 was in its system. The department found that while its starting and ending pay rates were on par with other cities (and higher, in some cases), the middle years of an

area is what we had to address.” The Sandy PD is now looking into what it can do as a temporary solution to entice officers to stay in Sandy. Bonuses and other incentives will be implemented using this year’s budget money, as approved

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Sandy City police officer current salary versus West Valley City police officer current salary. These numbers will be brought closer together when the pay scale is reassessed and re-implemented in Sandy.

new country music-themed docuseries called “Discovering Lucy Angel” is scheduled to air this fall on AXS TV. The 13-episode-long series focuses on Lucy Angel, a country-crooning trio comprised of daughters Lindsay and Emily, along with their mother Kate Anderton, who are all former Sandy residents. The show follows the three girls and the rest of the Anderton family as they attempt to make a name for themselves in the Nashville music scene. They were given the opportunity to film the series because the network believes that they are a promising new voice for the country scene, and their dedication to their dream will resonate with fans well. G-Man, Kate’s husband of 40 years, has many roles in the show, which include father, husband and band manager. “He’s been our biggest supporter and promoter from the beginning. We would not be here today if we did not have his support,” Kate Anderton said. Kate’s two sons Fletcher and Jake will also appear in the series.

officer’s career had a lower pay rate due to the way pay increases were distributed. “Rather than look at the top and the bottom, we said, ‘Okay, what does a beginning officer make, and what does a five, 10, 15 and 20-year officer make?’” Thacker said. “Our bottom was good, within a percent of what other places were starting officers at. Our top was one of the highest among our sister cities. In the middle, though, it was leveling off and dropping down, and then coming back up again toward the end. The whole middle

by the Sandy City Council. On July 1, 2015, the start of the next budget year, the department expects to have a new pay scale system in place. The proposed system will balance the pay increases much more evenly, fixing the dip in the middle years and offering competitive pay compared to other departments around Utah. “We found the problem, and now we’re working to fix it,” Thacker said. “We can make our department the place that people want to work if we’re competitive.” l

“It truly is a family effort,” Emily Anderton said. “We couldn’t do it without all of the Anderton men, which includes our brothers Fletcher and Jake . . . I think because it was always a family affair from the beginning, there wasn’t ever a question—it’s just what we do.” Anthony Smith, although not related by blood, is also a part of this family. Smith is Lindsay’s long-term boyfriend and the band’s chief songwriter. Together, the couple has a 21-month-old daughter named McCartney. “The whole world revolves around her,” Lindsay Anderton said. “McCartney is the best thing on this planet,” Emily Anderton said. “I will third that,” Kate Anderton said. “She is amazing.” All of these people and personalities combine together in one house, along with the family’s dogs Faith and Hope, which makes their residence in Franklin, Tenn. a packed home.

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Local Veterans continued from page 1 soldier was accompanied by a guardian of their choosing. Chatfield’s daughter, Diane Holbrook, 65, and Dunn’s daughter, Debbie Black, 62, both took time out of their busy lives to travel with their fathers to D.C. Cissy Heaton, 56, Roybal’s daughter, actually travelled from Florida to make the trip with her father. Roybal was a seaman first class in the Navy, and he served in the Pacific Ocean theater of war. Chatfield was a third-class

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ON THE COVER called back in 1950 for another three-yearlong tour during the Korean War. Dunn is 88, but he enlisted when he was 18. He served in the Navy for two and a half years. After he got out, he decided to go to college at the University of Utah on the G.I. Bill. “Well, back then, it was either enlist or be drafted. But we were also eager to fight the Japanese,” Dunn said of his reason for enlisting. Roybal, 89, also enlisted when he was 17. He spent “three years, 10 months and

Roybal went on to become a top sergeant in the Air Force, so after he retired from duty, he received a special commendation medal for his dedication to serving his country. “It was the case that our country had been invaded, and we thought—being youngsters—that we would do something about it,” he said. “Both Mark and I entered the Navy in the state of Texas and Bill in the state of Utah.” All three Sandy veterans agreed that having their daughters with them

Mark Chatfield (left), 87, enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 and served for a total of six years. Bill Dunn (center), 88, enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 18 and served for two and a half years. Alex Roybal (right), 89, enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 and served for a little over three years. He also served in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years.

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storekeeper on the U.S.S. Lexington, and he also served in the Pacific. Dunn was a storekeeper technical third class, and he served in Guam. Chatfield, 87, enlisted in the Navy in 1943 when he was just 17. He was deployed for a total of six years. His first three-year-long trip was during WWII, and he was released in 1947 for a short time. During his time away from the Navy, Chatfield hitchhiked around the country with no destination in mind. Then he was

17 days,” in the Navy, but the Navy wasn’t his first choice. He originally wanted to serve in the Air Force, but his father, who also served for about 23 years in the Army, thought that the Navy would be safer for his son. After World War II, Roybal joined the Air Force as he had wanted, and he served for another 18 years. During his many years of service, Roybal also fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired with a total of 22 years and some months of military service.

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was one of the best things of the entire trip. For some of them, it allowed them to open up and share, for the first time ever, some of their wartime memories with their daughters. “There was no other way to do it; it was absolutely wonderful. Now, we had somebody to talk to about it,” Chatfield said. “I, for one, didn’t talk much about my wartime experiences to my children growing up, so they didn’t know too much about it. Everything was pretty

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tah’s Honor Flight is an organization dedicated to honoring local veterans for all the sacrifices they had to make in service to our country. The organization focuses mostly on World War II veterans, but they have recently begun to honor those who served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars as well. The organization uses all the donations it receives from local people and businesses to pay for each veteran’s trip to Washington, D.C. From the flight to the hotel, everything is paid for through donations. The Utah Honor Flight allows veterans to travel to Washington, D.C. and visit the various historical monuments. The World War II Memorial is perhaps the most important one because it honors all the soldiers who served during that time.

much new to her.” Some of these memories were happy and some harrowing, but sharing them allowed each veteran to connect with his daughter in ways they hadn’t before. “Yeah, it’s interesting to talk to most people because most of the veterans did not talk about their war experiences to their families because they sort of wanted to forget them,” Dunn said. Out of the three, Roybal’s daughter Cissy knew the most about her father’s service time. “In my case, my kids always asked me about my Navy time,” Roybal said. Cissy even knew about some of his darkest memories. “The worst thing that happened was that a couple of times we had to bury people at sea,” Roybal said. “That was the worst: having to bury buddies in the ocean.” Family, friends and community leaders gathered at the Utah Air National Guard hangar to celebrate their sendoff. Then, the Patriot Guard Riders, a band of motorcyclists set on showing respect

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Local Veterans continued from page 4 for soldiers, escorted the buses full of the veterans to the Salt Lake City International Airport. On their flight from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., the veterans received another special surprise. The Honor Flight staff had contacted their loved ones back in July and had them write letters to the veterans. Each received a stack of letters full of love and gratitude. “We had tears,” Dunn said. “Two of the ladies that were on the staff passed boxes of Kleenex up and down the aisles for us old goats,” said Roybal. “It was very, very touching for us.” When their chartered flight landed in D.C., all 66 veterans were greeted with handshakes and cheers from a crowd of volunteers and local people in the airport. In fact, throughout the entire trip, many people, most complete strangers, stopped to thank them and shake their hands— including young children. “I reacted, ‘Wow!’ I just couldn’t believe that there was that many people who cared about an old man like me and what I did 70 years ago,” Chatfield said. “I think that explains it for all of us,”

Dunn agreed. In addition to seeing the WWII Memorial, the veterans spent their two-day trip visiting the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other historical sites.


hen they returned home, a crowd of their loved ones turned up to greet them. Their plane into the Salt Lake City airport was met with a Water Cannon Salute, which is a traditional ceremony used to honor certain flights. The Salt Lake City Fire Department stationed firefighters in the airport to soak the plane with the truck’s water cannon. “My favorite part was the homecoming,” Chatfield said. “That was absolutely spectacular and unexpected. I looked out the window just as the water cannon shot . . . I saw it, and that was a big deal for me. Nobody gets that kind of attention.” Being a soldier is engrained in every one of these men. Their time spent in service to their country will not be forgotten, and this trip was the perfect way for them to reflect. “I’ve been to Washington, D.C. many


times, but this was the most inspiring, enjoyable, patriotic time I’ve ever spent,” Dunn said. “And I second that exactly,” Chatfield said. “Same,” Roybal said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.” Although being successful soldiers is important to them, Roybal, Chatfield and Dunn all agreed that being a great family man is even more important. “The nicest thing about my family is that I feel like I can go knowing that they have been successful with their work, their integrity and their life,” Dunn said. Roybal and his wife Vera have been married for 69 years. He is the only one of the three Sandy veterans to have a wife who is still living. Chatfield’s wife Grace passed away about eight years ago; they were married for 58 years. Dunn’s wife Norma passed away about two years ago; they were married for 64 years. As a group, these veterans have a total of 13 children, 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat grandkid. “Being a great-grandfather is the best. You don’t have any of the work to do and you can just spoil them,” Chatfield said. l




unter Jarvis (center with trophy), age 12, has been voted Sandy Club Member of the Month for October. Hunter has been a member at the Sandy Club since he was 7 years old. He is now attending Mount Jordan Middle School, where his favorite subject is physical education. When Hunter grows up, he would like to be a professional basketball player. If he had one wish, he would wish to have more wishes. Hunter’s favorite thing to do at the club is to

play basketball in the gym with his friends. His favorite thing about himself is how he has been chosen to be Member of the Month. Since he has joined the Sandy Club, he has learned to behave and be responsible. Hunter says that he has been voted Member of the Month because he has been kind, follows rules and is responsible. Congratulations Hunter Jarvis for being Member of the Month. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please call (801) 561-4854

he Sandy Arts Guild presents the annual Sandy Visual Art Show at the Sandy Senior Center, 9310 south 1300 East, Nov. 11-21, 1-7 p.m. Mon.-.Fri.; 1- 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. The public is welcome free of charge to visit with artists from across the state featuring their original artwork in watercolor, oil, acrylic, clay art, sculpture and photography. Artists will also have their work for sale to the public. Utah artists are invited to enter up to three pieces of original artwork. There is a $20 entry fee for the first piece and $15 for each additional piece. Registration takes place online at www. sandyarts.com/artshow. Art drop off takes place Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Sandy Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone 18 years and older can exhibit. This is an adjudicated show that offers participants the opportunity to publicly exhibit and sell their work as well as vie for cash prizes. Jurors are selected from experts in their respective discipline. For more information and to register to exhibit, go to www.sandyarts.com/artshow or call 801-568-6097.

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Tree Climbing For Adults By Shawna Meyer


andy City’s main park was recently the site of the 21st annual Utah Tree Climbing Championship, sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Utah Community Forest Council. The event moves around a lot because it requires tall trees, and the organizers don’t want the climbers to have to climb the same tree twice. “It’s not a hobby. Most of these people who climb actually work for tree care companies and do tree climbing in their business . . . It’s just kind of a skills demonstration for these people; the guys that work the hardest and know how to

foot climb using a rope method as fast as possible; they have to climb a tree and retrieve a weighted dummy and lastly, they have to move to different locations in a tree and complete different tasks. The best and fastest competitors in these five events each won $100 for each event, and the top five out of 30 moved on to the Master’s Challenge. During this challenge, the climbers had to do all the events at once, and they were timed. The third- place climber, Ryan Torcicollo from Francis, received $200, and the second-place climber from West Jordan, Jake Bleazard was awarded $300. Mark Malmstrom from Layton won

Reality Show continued from page 3 “It has the entire family as the cast because our brothers and father are so involved behind the scenes. I know that every show says it’s unscripted, but we don’t have a script . . . There is a lot of

Sandy City Journal group in college . . . Mom was always doing something musical,” Emily Anderton said. After 12 years in Utah, the Anderton family moved to Mesa, Ariz., where they began to seriously consider making music as a possible career path. Kate and Lindsay

Lucy Angel is a country singing group composed of daughters Emily and Lindsay and their mother Kate. The girls are gearing up to release their first single and then their first full-length album and their entire family will be featured on a new reality series this fall.

Mark Malmstrom was the overall winner at the Utah Tree Climbing Championship on Sept. 20. do it the best,” said Mike Marett, Sandy City’s community forester and a judge at this year’s competition. At the Sept. 20 competition there were five events: climbers throw a ball with a string attached to it as high as possible into a tree and tie it off; they complete a 60-foot climb using a foot lock method as fast as possible; they complete a 60-

the Master’s Challenge and received $1,500 and the opportunity to compete at the ISA International Tree Climb Competition in Tampa, Fla. in March. Malmstrom is the owner of Total Tree Care in Logan. “Safety is a major factor. These guys are really well-trained . . . They work hard, and there’s a lot of practice involved,” Marett said. l



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behind the scenes of the music industry . . . And then we just do stuff as a family. We do laugh a lot, and we’re very close. Not that we don’t ever have arguments, but at the end of the day, there’s a lot of love,” Lindsay Anderton said. While the Anderton family now lives in the country music capital of the world, they started their journey as Sandy residents. Kate and her husband, whose professional name is G-Man, lived in Sandy for about 12 years, and they were pretty involved in the community. “I went to Altara Elementary School, Lindsay went to Alta High School and Jake, our brother, would have been in Crescent View Middle School at the time when we moved from Sandy to Mesa, Ariz.,” Emily Anderton said. “We’ve got great memories of living in Sandy,” Lindsay Anderton said. Out of the four Anderton children, two were actually born in Sandy, and all of them spent a significant portion of their childhood and early teenage years here. They participated in local sports, and their parents even helped coach little league football and cheerleading. “Growing up in the Anderton family, there was always something musical going on. Our parents actually met in a singing

started singing and performing together in public shortly after the move. “All of us love music, but it really can suck to be out on the road by yourself. This is the best of both worlds. We tour and get to be together as a family . . . it just sort of happened organically,” Kate Anderton said. Although Kate and Lindsay loved performing together, the duo knew that they were really onto something special when Emily decided to join them. About 10 years ago, the girls decided to take a chance, so the family packed up and moved to Nashville in the hopes of making music their career. Now Lucy Angel is getting ready to release their single, “Crazy Too,” from their forthcoming self-titled album. The group believes that their unique blend of three-part harmonies and more acoustic driven sounds will capture the best of classic country artists, while still sounding edgy and relevant. “We’ve been working this last year on a new record with our producer Noah Gordon, and we wrote more than we’ve ever written. We really feel like we’ve got just a really special group of songs, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear them,” Emily Anderton said. l


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s with hundreds of other cities across the United States, Sandy City has found great value in developing sister city relationships, with benefits that can be cultural, economic or humanitarian. These sister city relationship can be formal arrangements with regularly scheduled events or be simply informal exchanges of students or business leaders. Whatever the arrangements, cities universally report the relationship is valuable to learn more about each other, develop meaningful exchanges and contribute to the diversity of a community. We have experienced similar benefits with our two sister cities: Riesa, Germany as a cultural exchange and Piedras Negras, Mexico as a humanitarian exchange. Both officially began in 2002 and have resulted in several exchanges including a visiting delegation from Germany during the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake and medical supplies being donated, with the help of Rotarians, to Mexico after they experienced devastating floods and a tornado. Most recently, our Fire department was able to make a true difference in Piedras Negras by donating expired and obsolete equipment and supplies. Rather

Joel Rosenberg, music director for the American West Symphony of Sandy. than discard the items, they chose to donate them to our sister city knowing that Mexico is not bound by similar regulations. With the help of the Sandy City Rotary Club, the supplies were shipped and greatly appreciated. It is

— LEGAL NOTICE — NOTICE OF NUISANCE 2014-TAY-086 • Original Town Taylor, Blk 19, Lots 1-4 • Taylor, Nebraska 68879 The Village of Taylor Board has declared your property located at Original Town Taylor, Blk 19, Lots 1-4, Taylor, NE, a nuisance by Resolution No. 2014-TAY086, in reference to Nuisance Code #825. You have until November 7, 2014 to abate the identified nuisance. You may request, in writing, a hearing before the Village Board within five (5) days after service of this notice. If a hearing is requested, the Village Clerk shall fix date of said hearing to be no later than 15 days from receipt of the request for the hearing. Written requests shall be forwarded to the Taylor Village Clerk, PO Box 129, Taylor, NE 68879-0129. Notice of said hearing with the date and time shall be served upon you by certified and regular mail. The Hearing shall be a“show cause’hearing in which you shall provide evidence why the alleged condition should not be found to be a public nuisance and remedied. The hearing shall be heard before a quorum of the Village Board. At the hearing, the hearing officer shall mark and receive evidence which was presented when the finding of a nuisance was made, relevant evidence of the nuisance since that time, and evidence that the notices were properly given. The objecting party shall then provide its evidence. The rules of evidence is not required at said hearing, but all evidence must be relevant to the particular nuisance being heard. Testimony shall be under oath as administered by the hearing officer, and the person providing the testimony is subject to the laws of perjury. Evidence may be submitted in writing by affidavit. No later than 14 days after the hearing and consideration of the evidence, the Village Board may by majority vote rescind the resolution of violation. If the resolution of violation is not rescinded, it shall stand. Furthermore, if the Objector fails to appear at the hearing or does not provide evidence, the nuisance shall stand.

If the resolution is not rescinded, the Village Board may, by resolution, extend the date that you shall abate and remedy the said public nuisance, but in no case shall this time exceed 60 days. The findings of the Village Board shall be made no later than 14 days after the hearing and notice of its finding shall be served upon the objecting party by regular US Mail within 5 days of the finding. The finding of this hearing is final, provided that an interested party or parties may appeal such decision to the appropriate court for adjudication. If the Nuisance Officer determines the nuisance is not remedied and abated within the time period designated above, the Village Board shall cause the abatement of the nuisance. If an interested party properly appeals to an appropriate court the findings and order of the Village, the Village actions shall be stayed during until such time that the legal proceedings are completed or dismissed. When the Village has effected the abatement of the nuisance, the actual cost thereof shall be charged to the owner. The billing shall be calculated at the actual cost of abating the nuisance plus a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) administrative fee. This billing shall be submitted to the last known address of the owner of the nuisance property as found in the County Treasurer’s office by regular US Mail. If said costs are not paid within two (2) months after the work is done and one month after the expenses and costs are submitted to the owner, the Village may levy and assess the expenses and costs upon the real estate benefitted by the actions in the same manner as other special assessments are levied and assessed, and the Village may collect said assessments in the same procedure as other special assessments are collected. The Village may also recover said expenses and costs of abating the nuisance in a civil action in the courts of Loup County Nebraska. Judy Petersen • Nuisance Officer • P.O. Box 201 • Chambers, NE 68725 • 402-340-0106 PUBLISHED IN: Sandy Journal, October 24, 2014

hard to imagine an entire city having to reuse C-collars (commonly used for neck injuries), washing them after each use. Our donation of approximately 300 collars means they no longer have to wash and reuse, greatly increasing both availability and hygiene. We were honored to participate in a music conductor exchange with Riesa, Germany. Germany graciously hosted Joel Rosenberg, the music director for the American West Symphony of Sandy in October. This cultural exchange allowed Joel to lead the esteemed Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen for their American Music tradition. We will be pleased to welcome the Riesa delegation to Sandy in the fall of 2015 and have their director, Christian Voss, guest conduct the American West Symphony. Our sister cities program develops lifelong friendships, truly impacts lives and creates valuable citizen diplomacy. Sister Cities International , originally founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, exists to allow people of different cultures to celebrate and appreciate their differences while building partnerships. Our twelve years has proven to be as rewarding to Sandy as President Eisenhower hoped it would be. l

— LEGAL NOTICE — NOTICE OF NUISANCE 2014-TAY-120 • Original Town Taylor, Blk 12, Lots 16-18 • Taylor, Nebraska 68879 The Village of Taylor Board has declared your property located at Original Town Taylor, Blk 12, Lots 16-18, Taylor, NE, a nuisance by Resolution No. 2014TAY-120, in reference to Nuisance Code #825. You have until November 7, 2014 to abate the identified nuisance. You may request, in writing, a hearing before the Village Board within five (5) days after service of this notice. If a hearing is requested, the Village Clerk shall fix date of said hearing to be no later than 15 days from receipt of the request for the hearing. Written requests shall be forwarded to the Taylor Village Clerk, PO Box 129, Taylor, NE 68879-0129. Notice of said hearing with the date and time shall be served upon you by certified and regular mail. The Hearing shall be a“show cause’hearing in which you shall provide evidence why the alleged condition should not be found to be a public nuisance and remedied. The hearing shall be heard before a quorum of the Village Board. At the hearing, the hearing officer shall mark and receive evidence which was presented when the finding of a nuisance was made, relevant evidence of the nuisance since that time, and evidence that the notices were properly given. The objecting party shall then provide its evidence. The rules of evidence is not required at said hearing, but all evidence must be relevant to the particular nuisance being heard. Testimony shall be under oath as administered by the hearing officer, and the person providing the testimony is subject to the laws of perjury. Evidence may be submitted in writing by affidavit. No later than 14 days after the hearing and consideration of the evidence, the Village Board may by majority vote rescind the resolution of violation. If the resolution of violation is not rescinded, it shall stand. Furthermore, if the Objector fails to appear at the hearing or does not provide evidence, the nuisance shall stand.

If the resolution is not rescinded, the Village Board may, by resolution, extend the date that you shall abate and remedy the said public nuisance, but in no case shall this time exceed 60 days. The findings of the Village Board shall be made no later than 14 days after the hearing and notice of its finding shall be served upon the objecting party by regular US Mail within 5 days of the finding. The finding of this hearing is final, provided that an interested party or parties may appeal such decision to the appropriate court for adjudication. If the Nuisance Officer determines the nuisance is not remedied and abated within the time period designated above, the Village Board shall cause the abatement of the nuisance. If an interested party properly appeals to an appropriate court the findings and order of the Village, the Village actions shall be stayed during until such time that the legal proceedings are completed or dismissed. When the Village has effected the abatement of the nuisance, the actual cost thereof shall be charged to the owner. The billing shall be calculated at the actual cost of abating the nuisance plus a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) administrative fee. This billing shall be submitted to the last known address of the owner of the nuisance property as found in the County Treasurer’s office by regular US Mail. If said costs are not paid within two (2) months after the work is done and one month after the expenses and costs are submitted to the owner, the Village may levy and assess the expenses and costs upon the real estate benefitted by the actions in the same manner as other special assessments are levied and assessed, and the Village may collect said assessments in the same procedure as other special assessments are collected. The Village may also recover said expenses and costs of abating the nuisance in a civil action in the courts of Loup County Nebraska. JJudy Petersen • Nuisance Officer • P.O. Box 201 • Chambers, NE 68725 • 402-340-0106 PUBLISHED IN: Sandy Journal, October 24, 2014

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or years, the community, including the Sandy City Council and Canyons School Board members, have lined historic Main Street between 280 East and the Utah Trax line, approximately 160 East, on Halloween morning for a special parade. This year will be no different as 550 little ghosts and goblins from Sandy Elementary are expected to parade Historic Sandy on Halloween morning. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. leaving the school grounds. The route will take the school children on Main Street to the Trax line and then return to the school. They will be accompanied by Sandy Police, along with Sandy Elementary faculty and staff.

and some teachers. It was a highlight for our community so it was important to bring back the tradition,” she said.

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dressed in costumes will walk up 11000 South to Alta High to be greeted by student and school leaders and then head back to the school. Alta View Elementary, which has held outdoor parades during good weather, plans to hold its elementary Halloween parade outside this year, circling the school throughout the neighborhood. East Sandy Elementary will also hold its parade outside, weather permitting. l

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Sandy Principal, Former Superintendent Tops In District By Julie Slama


andy Elementary Principal Sandra Dahl-Houlihan and former Canyons School District Interim Superintendent Ginger Rhode were recently awarded District APEX awards. The awards, which started in 2010, serve as tributes to the dedication and professionalism of educators, employees and community partners. Dahl-Houlihan learned from Canyons K-16 Middle School Executive Director Mike Sirois in late summer that she was the recipient of the School Administrator of the Year award. “I was flattered, surprised, just in shock,” she said. “I told a few friends, but the school surprised me with an awesome assembly. They had red carpet, confetti, and every student had a sign that said ‘Jawsome,’ ‘Shark It’ or ‘Fintastic’ to tie in with our school mascot, the shark. It was just wonderful.” Her award presentation by Canyons

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School District said Dahl-Houlihan greets each student by name with a radiant smile, encourages parent and community engagement and constantly looks for ways to connect diverse students and their families with opportunities for growth. Assistant Principal Diana Wallace said Dahl-Houlihan is loved and respected throughout the district. “She is a leader who brings true inspiration to me,” Wallace said. “The passion and joy she shares with students, staff, parents and community members at large exemplifies her love of learning. Sandra wants everyone she encounters to be successful in whatever they chose to pursue and tries to support them in their efforts.” Dahl-Houlihan and Rhode received crystal awards. Rhode was honored with the Legacy Award. Described as disarmingly charming, wickedly funny and uncommonly kind, Rhode is well respected in Utah public

Sandy Elementary students throw their principal Sandra Dahl-Houlihan an assembly to celebrate her Apex award. Photo courtesy of Sandy Elementary education. Rhode began teaching so her schedule would be the same as her son’s. “I loved the students immediately and knew that I had found my passion,” she said. “I feel fortunate to have spent my time in such meaningful work.” After retiring this summer, she said she misses the people — families, colleagues, mayors, business and education leaders, friends — and is proud of the projects she helped Canyons School District accomplish. “In accepting the position of deputy superintendent and chief academic officer

in 2008, I had hoped to assemble a topnotch team to create a framework that would improve instruction and student achievement in the new school district. Today, I’m most pleased to have had the opportunity to oversee building of the academic master plan to ensure collegeand career-readiness for all,” she said. Rhode was “very surprised and humbled” to learn she was selected for the Legacy Award. “It was nice of the Board (of Education) to choose to honor me. It’s icing on the cake,” she said. l

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International Teachers/ Visitors Bring Culture To Dual Immersion Programs

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR DUAL IMMERSION Canyons School District is accepting applications for its dual language immersion programs for the 2015-2016 school year. The deadline to submit an application to the district office is Wednesday, Nov. 26. An informational meeting about the program will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the professional development center at the Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 South 300 East. CSD has eight elementary dual language immersion programs offering Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish.

By Julie Slama


lta View Elementary and Silver Mesa Elementary recently hosted the newly appointed Spanish Embassy education counselor. As part of her duties to oversee all education regarding Spanish language and culture in the U. S. and Canada, Maria Jose Fabre Gonzalez talked to students and observed instructors from Spain teaching in two Canyons School District dual immersion Spanish schools.

Silver Mesa teacher Rosario Sanchez teaches fifth-grade Spanish dual immersion students.

Silver Mesa dual immersion second-grade teacher Victoria Llongo decorates a bulletin board. Photo courtesy of Lidia Ordaz She was joined by Sonia Cabrerizo, the Spanish education specialist in Utah and the Spanish Embassy attaché from Los Angeles. “I like the way the teachers interact with students and get their attention,” Gonzalez said. “The students speak Spanish very well, very fluently and are learning the right way.” School District Spanish Dual-Language Immersion Director Ofelia Wade said that she hopes this visit will

give Gonzalez a better idea of how the dual immersion program works and how Spain can prepare teachers to teach in Utah. At the same time, she wants to know how Canyons School District officials can learn how they can best support the Spanish teachers. The visit coincides with the International Conference on Immersion Education, scheduled for Oct. 15-18, where Silver Mesa will receive the same distinction that Alta View has achieved: being named an International Spanish Academies school, identifying its excellent program. At Silver Mesa, two new teachers, one from Mexico and one from Spain, have teamed up with three other teachers from Spain to give Silver Mesa Elementary dual immersion students more cultural experiences. “These teachers bring culture to the school that we wouldn’t have otherwise,” Principal Julie Fielding said. “The teachers typically bring items from their countries to share with students so they are learning their culture at the same time as learning the language.” The teachers are contracted through an agreement that allows them to work in Utah for three years, renewable

Maria Jose Fabre Gonzalez, the newly appointed Spanish Embassy education counselor, asked Alta View dual immersion first-graders what their names are in Spanish. after each year. A representative from the Utah State Office of Education initially screens candidates before school principals interview them for positions. International teachers are trained in strategies for teaching American students and curriculum before they begin. Fifth-grade teacher Rosario Sanchez said that school procedures in Utah greatly differ from those in Mexico. “Here, students switch rooms, so they experience

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ne of the unspoken niceties about fall, is the financial relief of turning off the A/C. Isn’t it lovely to have the reprieve where we neither have to heat nor cool our home? As we begin to turn off the grill outside and tuck ourselves in for the winter, I look forward to hunkering in with my favorite comfort foods. Have you broken out the slow-cooker yet? Rocky Mountain Power reports that small appliances like electric woks, electric griddles and slow-cookers, are a great way to save on the high cost of heating the oven or range top. Coming in at around $30, these small and handy appliances of the 1970’s that are making a comeback, are not only frugal to use but to purchase too. Today’s chef’s use them for roasting squash, baking pies and stewing up breakfast. You can find a plethora of Crock-Pot recipes on various websites devoted to honoring the magic of slow cooking. Check out CrockPotLadies.com, GetCrocked.com and 365DaysOfCrockpot.com for some inspiration. Here’s one of our family favorite go to recipes I learned years ago at a cooking demonstrations at a Tupperware party. It has some surprising ingredients that I bet most of you have in your kitchen right now. No bellbottoms or avocado green containers are required.

CROCK-POT RECIPE 2lbs Beef or Pork - You can use pretty much any cut of meat. Short ribs or pork loin are good choices. 1/2 c. flour 3/4 c. Ketchup 3/4 c. Cola 1/2 Onion (thinly sliced) 3-4 Baking Potatoes (I like to use 3 very large ones and then cut them in half when serving) Olive Oil Salt & Pepper DIRECTIONS: Dredge 2lbs of the meat of your choice in a mixture of salt and pepper seasoned flour. Preheat a skillet to a nice hot temperature and brown all sides of your meat in olive oil (about 2 tablespoons). It’s tempting to skip this step (and I do on occasion) but the added flavor this adds to the meat, coupled with the pan juices and thicker sauce the flour creates is worth the additional dirty pan. Place

the meat in your slow-cooker and top with the onions. Combine the Ketchup and Cola in the skillet you browned the meat in and scrape up all those bits of yumminess on the bottom. Pour the sauce mixture over the meat. The two ingredients paired together make a nice BBQ flavor plus, the cola actually acts as a tenderizer for the meat. Poke the potatoes with a fork, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap the potatoes in heavy duty foil or two layers of regular foil. Place the potatoes on top of the meat with the fold of the foil on top. Cover and cook on low for 7 or 8 hours until the meat is falling apart and the potatoes are fork tender. Serve with a salad or your favorite veggies and enjoy. l

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Petersen Reaches Semifinals of State 5A Tennis Tourney By Ron Bevan


lta senior Mariah Petersen picked up a key upset win early on in the state 5A tennis tournament to help propel her into the second day of the playoffs, held Oct. 8 and 11 at Liberty Park. Petersen’s second round, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Region 2’s top- ranked Ashley Hekking from Cottonwood boosted Alta’s No. 1 singles player into the semifinals. “It was an exciting game to watch,” Alta coach Janine Petersen said. “Hekking only lost one match this season, but Petersen was playing at her best and handled the No. 1 seed quite well.” Petersen came into the tournament as the No. 2 two seed from Region 3, after losing out to Bingham’s Jean Noh in the region finals. Petersen picked up a first-round, 6-1, 6-0 match over Fremont’s Bethany Minnoch before beating Hekking. She lost out to eventual runner-up Leah Heimuli, Lone Peak, in the semifinals. Alta qualified its entire team for the state tournament, but only Petersen made it to the final day. The only other player to emerge from the opening round was NO. 3 singles player Kat Hickey. Playing in her first varsity season, Hickey, a sophomore, amassed a 10-3 record and qualified for state with a third-round region

finish. She took her first match with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Hillcrest’s Lauren VanRoosendaal. She lost to Davis’ Eliza Hafen in the second round, 6-0, 6-0. Alta moved former No. 2 doubles player Hailee Horton to the No. 2 singles this season. The junior finished second at regions before losing in the first round at state. “She improved a lot this year,” Petersen said of Horton. “She will be one our team leaders next season.” Senior Maddy Zundel teamed up Mariah Petersen picked up a key upset win early on in the state 5A tennis tournament to with junior Lauren Ogden to finish third help propel her into the second day of the playoffs. at regions to earn a state playoff berth. The duo took the opening match with Layton’s Megan Hagen found themselves facing the eventual champions Benson and Breanna Taylor to three games before losing in the first round. Lone Peak’s duo of Olivia Harkness out. The first two sets went past the normal six-game and JJ Bitton beat the Alta duo 6-1, 6-3 and cruised on set, with Layton winning the first, 7-5 and Alta taking through the final rounds for the state title. the second with the same score. Layton took the win “We were in a tough region with Brighton and with a 6-1 final set. Bingham, so some of our players ended up with lower “That match could have gone either way,” Petersen seeds in the first rounds than we are used to having,” said. “I think we just ran out of gas and couldn’t finish.” Petersen said. “That meant they had to face a lot of Alta’s No. 2 doubles team of Ali Pferdner and Nina higher-seeded players right off the bat.” l

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Jordan Qualifies Entire Tennis Team for State Tourney By Ron Bevan


ith a young team on his hands, Jordan tennis coach Matt Bell wasn’t sure how the girls would respond to the 2014 season. But the Beetdiggers answered with a late-season charge that enabled all three singles players and both doubles teams to make it to the state 5A tourney. The state tournament was held Oct. 8 and 11 at Liberty Park. Bell used an eight-girl rotation throughout much of the season, putting senior Kate LeSueur into early No. 2 doubles play. LeSueur was one of only two seniors on this year’s team. “I had eight good players but only seven slots on varsity,” Bell said. “We mixed it up on the second doubles, but the other girls maintained their positions, which helped them stay ready for each match.” The other senior, Kjersten Jones, cemented the final spot in the No. 2 doubles team that made the state playoffs. Jones played alongside cousin Sol Jones, a junior. The duo finished third in the Region 3 tournament, but lost out in the opening rounds of state play. Kjersten’s younger sister, Tabby Jones, also played on the varsity team. Tabby joined sophomore Hannah Dutson for a second-place showing at regions, but also lost out in the first round at state. “It was fun having the three girls related to each other on the team,” Bell said. “They were always competitive with each other, but especially the sisters, who pushed each other to get better.” Jordan relied on junior Jenni Milne

to hold down the tough No. 1 singles slot, the bracket where the best 5A players in the state reside. Milne used her previous varsity experience to finish third in regions and make a first-round appearance at state. “She was on our No. 1 doubles team last year and qualified for state in 2013 as well,” Bell said. “She moved to singles this year and filled the No. 1 role nicely.” Sophomore Jill Holley came in for the No. 2 singles slot. She finished fourth at regions and lost in the first round at state. “It was her first year on varsity,” Bell said. “She became a much different player from the beginning of the season to the end. You could see the change in her progress.” Freshman Makenna Terry filled in the No. 3 singles slot with a fourth-place region finish and a first-round appearance at state. “It was her first year on a tennis team,” Bell said. “She figured it out midway through the season and began beating quality opponents.” Bell said his team isn’t comprised of players that put all their effort into just playing tennis year round. The girls participate in other sports during the fall and spring seasons. “(Tabby) Jones is the star of our girls’ basketball team,” Bell said. “And Dutson is the long distance running star at our school. We aren’t a pure tennis team like other schools. All but one of my girls play another sport. So they don’t get to practice tennis year round. But it’s good to see them excel in their sports, then come out here and also excel at tennis.” l

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Spanish, but they already know it, so I teach the subject in Spanish,” Sanchez said. Second-grade teacher Victoria Llongo, of Spain, said the teaching style is different in Utah compared to Spain. “Classrooms here are really decorated (with) a lot of visual aids,” she said. “It helps students to learn. The teaching style is very active. We teach all the vocabulary, content and everything at one time. The students speak and participate. They collaborate. It’s very different and enriching.” l

different teachers teaching some subjects,” she said. “They have choices for lunch, and they have two recesses instead of one. I think when the kids move around more they have more focus on what they are learning.” She is impressed with the students’ Spanish. “It is amazing. The students speak well and understand. They translate for their parents. I thought I’d be teaching


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Support The Young Entrepreneurs Academy CONTRIBUTION TOWARD LIFE-CHANGING EDUCATION FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Sandy, Utah, October 17, 2014 - The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. YEA! is excited to have BD Medical as a Presenting Sponsor of the YEA! program at the Salt Lake Community College-Miller Campus, January 2015. YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes students between the ages of 11 and 18 through the process of starting and launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims to teach students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job. It is the ONLY pre-college program developed by an entrepreneur, at a university, with support from a major entrepreneurial foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, and the United States Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to have the support of BD Medical to expand our YEA! Program to the Salt Lake Community College-Miller Campus,” says Gayle Jagel, the CEO and Founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. “This will mean so much to the students as they make strides toward launching their businesses this fall.” Presenting Sponsors will be given an exclusive judging seat when the students present their big ideas at their first Investor Panel Event for REAL start-up dollars. Judges will be able to provide students with positive feedback and encouragement as they pursue their passions. Additionally, presenting sponsors will be publicly recognized for their invaluable contribution to the community at all YEA! signature events throughout the year including the YEA! Investor Panel Event, YEA! CEO Roundtable, YEA! Media Meet and Greet, and the YEA! Trade Show. “We are more than happy to be a part of promoting entrepreneurship in our local students,” says Jeff Jones, BD Medical. “We believe in providing the means to encourage these young students to embrace their creativity

and passions. We hope that empowering them at such a young age will inspire them to do even greater things in the future. Investing in causes like this one is priceless.” THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans

to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in communities across America. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 585.272.3535 or visit www.yeausa.org U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Campaign for Free Enterprise are national sponsors and partners of YEA!, helping to promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.

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YEA! continued from page 16 THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) & U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTNERSHIP In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to help promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and

tomorrow’s future leaders. Through coordination with its network of local chambers of commerce, the U.S. Chamber has helped communities across the country adopt the YEA! program. Together, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the power and promise of young people in business and encouraging the next greatest generation to make a job, not just take a job. l

Karma Indian Cuisine Ribbon Cutting

The Bryan J. Miller Essay Contest was created to recognize members of our community who perform selfless acts for others with no thought or desire for personal attribution. This essay contest aims to give any high school sophomore in the state of Utah the opportunity to recognize someone who has impacted their life and/or the lives of others in 1,000 words or less. This is not only a great way for these sophomores to honor someone who has affected them, but the five winners of this essay contest, chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, will receive a $1,500 college scholarship donated by the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. The scholarship money is then deposited into a Mountain America Credit Union savings account which will accrue 10% interest each year until the student graduates.

Karma Indian Cuisine, located at 863 E 9400 S, Sandy, UT, is a great place to experience a fine dining ambiance as well as exquisite and authentic Indian Cuisine. The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Mayor Tom Dolan welcome Karma to the Sandy Chamber and the great city of Sandy.

To nominate your hero, please visit www.sandychamber.com/silent-heroes and submit your essay

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Last month The City Journals sent a request to candidates running in local municipal elections for a brief biography and response to the following question: “What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents, and how do you propose to address or solve it?” Following are the submitted responses. (Some candidates did not respond to our request.)

Leslie D. Curtis (Ind), Utah State Attorney General Leslie D. Curtis, Attorney. Born, Payson, Utah. Married. Six children. Persian Gulf Veteran. My desires in serving you: Support/defend U.S. and Utah Constitutions. Encourage only sending Utah soldiers to war after the U. S. Congress declares war, as clearly stated in the U. S. Constitution, Art 1, Sec 8, Par 11 – instead of sending our soldiers all over the globe without following this great “check” on unjustified wars. Encourage laws that originate in the legislature and the people. Continue to stand for Utah’s right to define marriage. Promote fiscal responsibility: Stay within budget; encourage those incarcerated to work;“…when men are employed they are best contented. For on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful.” See, Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography.. Respect religion and morality as one of the best ways to support political prosperity. See, George Washington’s Farewell Address.

Gregory G. Hansen (C), Utah State Attorney General We need new, honest leadership in the Utah Attorney General's Office, dedicated to the U.S. and Utah Constitutions, not leftovers from former scandals or candidates that will take Utah toward an Obamastyle dystopia. As the state's chief legal advisor, I will work with Utah lawmakers to promote fairness, equality and economic opportunity for our citizens, and the rule of law in government. I will uphold the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitutions, hold government officials accountable as public servants, and promote Utah's right to self-govern free from encroachments by federal officials. As Utah's chief law enforcement officer, I will promote self-governance and individual responsibility rather than the growing trend toward a police state. Law enforcement officials must protect life, property, and freedom with deference to individual rights, and will be held accountable under the same standard as the citizens they serve. For additional information, please visit www.constitutionpartyofutah.com/platform/

W. Andrew McCullough (L), Utah State Attorney General I have practiced law in Utah for over 40 years, doing mostly criminal defense and civil rights cases. During that time, I have become increasingly concerned about the State's use of its power. If I am elected Attorney General, I hope to review State policies in order to be less oppressive and more fair with the citizens of the state. I will try and represent the interests of the people rather than state employees, who may seek to increase their authority. I graduated from both BYU and the University of Utah, and I have been chair of the Libertarian Party and a longtime board member of the ACLU of Utah. I have the experience and the passion for the job. If you value individual rights, you should consider voting for me. www.andrewmccullough.org

Sean Reyes (R) (I), Utah State Attorney General I’m humbled and privileged to serve as your Attorney General. I’ve spent my entire 17-year legal career in Utah winning cases on behalf of Utah citizens and businesses at every level of federal, state and administrative courts and successfully managed large teams of lawyers. From courtrooms to boardrooms to nonprofit and pro bono work, I’ve found success surrounding myself with talent, providing clear vision and leadership and finding the resources to put my team in a position to win. My priorities as Utah’s Attorney General include protecting citizens, particularly children, from violent crime and drugs; protecting businesses and consumers, especially senior citizens, from white collar frauds and scams; defending Utah’s laws and our state against overreach from the federal government; and restoring public trust by focusing the office on ethics and excellent legal work. I’ll work tirelessly for Utah to ensure these priorities are achieved. I respectfully ask for your vote. www.seanreyes.com

Charles Stormont (D), Utah State Attorney General I have served the public as an attorney for the state for the past six years. Before that, I worked on complex civil litigation in private practice. I also have extensive business experience as a restaurant owner and managing my family’s 6,000 acre farm/ranch. It is time for the attorney general to lead on ethics and transparency. Real ethics reforms are desperately needed and long overdue in Utah government.That is why I will create an independent state ethics office. Combined with real structural reforms and modernizing the way the office works, the Attorney General’s Office will serve all Utahans more effectively, not just special interests. Under my watch, our resources will be better spent serving the priorities of all Utahans: restoring the people’s trust in government, keeping our children and consumers safe, and getting politics out of the Attorney General’s Office. Charles@Stormont4AG.com; www.Stormont4AG.com

Kevin Jacobs (R) (I), Salt Lake County Assessor I am the Salt Lake County Assessor. I was elected in September 2013 by the Salt Lake County Republican Central Committee. In addition to being a licensed appraiser, I am also a CPA. I have been in a management position in the Assessor’s Office for over twenty years. I have served as the Chief Deputy, Director of Administration, Director of Motor Vehicles, and Financial Manager. Throughout my career, I have made recommendations and changes to better serve the public and make the office more effective and efficient. The budget has increased at the very low rate of 1.4 percent per year over the last ten years. My focus is constantly on assessing property in a fair and equitable manner. I have the management skills, knowledge, and background to continue to lead the office. I have the experience you can trust. www.Kevin4assessor.com

Jeff Hatch (D), Salt Lake County Auditor As your elected Auditor 2007-2010, I made great strides in improving efficiency in County government, making sure tax money is protected from loss and used for public benefit. I led a bipartisan effort to replace the property tax and financial computer systems with new, more efficient technology and won Council funding and approval for both systems.The Auditor sets property tax rates and notifies taxpayers of proposed rate increases in the summer, and sells delinquent properties in May. The Auditor also conducts Internal Audits to protect tax dollars from loss and private benefit. We need to restore protection over County computer systems and theft of credit card identity, and do management performance audits—all three dropped by the current Auditor. My private sector accounting, technology and finance background is a great fit for County Auditor, and nothing tops my on-the-job experience. www.hatchforauditor.com

Scott Tingley (R), Salt Lake County Auditor My name is Scott Tingley, and I am running for Salt Lake County Auditor because I believe that it’s time we elected an Auditor for County Auditor. I am a life-long Salt Lake County resident with over ten years of auditing and accounting experience. I am the only candidate for Salt Lake County Auditor who is a professionally certified auditor (Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional). I have the right experience and qualifications to restore the integrity, confidence, and trust in the County Auditor’s office. As your County Auditor, I can best serve you by providing in-depth audits of County programs and organizations that ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability for your tax dollars. I understand the value of what a professional auditor can bring to the County for better quality government. I would be honored to have your vote on November 4th. www.ScottForCountyAuditor.com

Wanda Amann (R), Salt Lake County Clerk While running the clerk's office, I will be accountable to taxpayers by managing tax dollars wisely. I will do outreach in schools, to teach our children about civics. I will create a website that gives voters early access to information about candidates and issues to save voters time. Voting will be convenient, secure and efficient. I have 30 years of business experience managing efficient organizations. I have invested hundreds of hours in civic service overseeing caucuses and voting locations. I have successfully managed employees in a customer service capacity. I have a strong work ethic and will work hard for you. My opponent has been in office for 24 years. Our current voting system has been in place since 2006 and is antiquated. I plan to modernize our current system and increase the low voter turnout through improved customer service, with a focus on cost-efficient technology and security. www.vote4wanda.com/

Sherrie Swensen (D) (I), Salt Lake County Clerk I am honored to serve the citizens of Salt Lake County and I hope to continue in that service where I oversee the Marriage, Passport, Council Clerk and Election Divisions. As county clerk, I have greatly expanded voter registration opportunities by establishing outreach drives at high schools, senior citizen centers and many events. By offering a permanent vote-by-mail program and establishing numerous early voting locations, I have made it convenient and accessible for our citizens to vote. My office website (www.clerk.slco.org) allows voters to check their registration status, view their sample ballot, find their polling location, track their vote-by-mail ballot and obtain a marriage license application, etc. I am experienced and dedicated to ensuring that elections are conducted honestly, accurately and securely. I would like to continue to work for the citizens of Salt Lake County and I am reapplying for my job. Thank you. www.votesherrie.com; sherrieswensencountyclerk@gmail.com

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Sim Gill (D) (I), Salt Lake County District Attorney My name is Sim Gill and I am proud to serve as your Salt Lake County District Attorney. Since the voters elected me in 2010, I have worked diligently restoring the public’s trust. A champion on issues of fairness, justice and equality, I believe nobody is above the law. As a veteran prosecutor, I have led on issues of therapeutic justice and criminal prosecution, and have collaborated on the creation and implementation of successful programs including Mental Health Court, Domestic Violence Court, Misdemeanor Drug Court, the Family Justice Center and Early Case Resolution. These alternatives seek to transition out of the criminal justice system those offenders who can most benefit from other programs – giving them a much greater chance to not re-offend. I am a proud graduate of the University of Utah and received my J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. www.votesim.com

Steve Nelson (R), Salt Lake District Attorney I am a prosecutor – not a politician. I am the unit chief of the Violent Felonies Unit in the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. I am endorsed by the firefighters, police officers and public employees of Salt Lake County because of my experience, work ethic and integrity. I plan to best serve Salt Lake County by working cooperatively with all of our community partners, and assigning prosecutors to teams focusing on domestic violence, elder abuse, and DUIs, because evidence shows these programs reduce crime. I was raised in Salt Lake County and graduated from West High School in 1993. I married my college sweetheart, Natalee, and together, we are raising four children. I have a bachelor’s degree in economics from Westminster College, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah. I have extensive felony trial experience, including homicide, racketeering and organized gang prosecutions. Read more at www.votestevenelson.com; www.facebook.com/votestevenelson; votestevenelson@gmail.com

Mary Bishop (D), Salt Lake County Recorder I was born and raised in Salt Lake County and am a proud descendant of pioneers. I attended East High and the University of Utah. My husband Larry and I just celebrated 41 years of marriage and together, have been partners in several small businesses. I enjoy restoring and showing classic cars, and as an actor, appeared in the films “SLC Punk” and “Rubin & Ed.” A fence line dispute in 2013 led me to discover an error in recording that cost our family $15,000 in legal fees. This experience made me realize we can do better. My vision includes free internet access for the public and better customer service. I will use all the budgeting, accounting and management skills I’ve learned operating my small business in the recorder’s office and bring real efficiency and accountability to work for you. It’s time for a change you can trust. marybishop2014.com; mary@marybishop2014.com

Gary Ott (R) (I), Salt Lake County Recorder I am the 2014 Best of State Winner for elected officials. I have been your county recorder for the past 13 years. The Recorder’s office records and protects your land records. I have done more to modernize the recorder’s office than any previous recorder and am a pioneer in implementing technology, being the first in the state and nation to implement digital recording. I cut my budget by 37 percent and reduced staff by half through attrition. I took a very expensive website making it cost neutral, having those who use it pay for it, and protecting your personal information from being viewed by anyone in the world. I am a Utah native and veteran. I have owned and operated my own businesses in the private sector. I am a graduate of Utah State University, with a Chancellor’s Certificate in public administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. gwo343@yahoo.com


Jake Petersen (R), Salt Lake County Sheriff 15 -year law enforcement veteran. Master’s degree and PhD candidate in public administration. Experienced police leader and leadership trainer. Endorsed by Unified Police Federation (my fellow officers of the UPD). I give you the bully-free guarantee. As sheriff, I will build relationships and create partnerships that benefit the public, not myself. Public trust is my number one priority. Like you, I’m tired of the police horror stories. Police officers are some of the most caring and selfless people around. I will focus on patrol-based programs that reconnect the police to the public we’ve sworn to serve in meaningful ways. As your next sheriff, I will be sure you are getting the best service for every tax dollar spent on public safety. We can stretch the tax dollar on many services that public safety uses, such as fleet or technology, by introducing private market competition for better savings and responsiveness. jakeforsheriff.com; jakeforsheriff@gmail.com

James “Jim” Winder (D) (I), Salt Lake County Sheriff I am the Salt Lake County Sheriff and have been a working cop for 29 years. Over the past eight years as the Salt Lake County Sheriff, I have produced results to real problems for Salt Lake County residents. I, along with my staff, have transformed the Office of Sheriff into one of the most efficient and effective organizations in law enforcement. I am currently working to streamline our 9-1-1 emergency communication system because emergency calls for service are frequently misdirected, delayed and, at times, lost.The system is failing us and putting people’s lives in danger. I will continue to implement and support programs based on therapeutic models within our jails. Offering inmates the ability to turn their lives around and become productive members of society. I will continue to work with elected officials and law enforcement agencies to improve communication, provide greater operational efficiencies all while maintaining a safe community. www.reelectsheriffwinder.com; #windersworking

Reid J. Demman (R) (I) (U), Salt Lake County Surveyor The most pressing issue for my constituents is personal finances relating to family, jobs, health care and taxes. For this reason, I have worked diligently and successfully the past eight years to reduce government spending by reducing the operating budget of the county surveyor’s office more than 20 percent the first year. I accomplished this reduction through efficient use of technology and collaboration while enhancing the services. During my term, I have: I developed innovative, cost effective programs; enhanced technology; implemented electronic filing of surveys and launched a “municipal outreach program.” As the county surveyor, I responded to the fiscal concerns of the public through the wise use of tax dollars yet ensuring the protection of property rights and improving the services. I am running for re-election to complete and enhance the projects I’ve started. In addition to my education, I have over 35 years combined experience in surveying, engineering and administration. www.reid-demman.net; rdemman@networldmail.com

K. Wayne Cushing (R) (I), Salt Lake County Treasurer A lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, I graduated from Highland High School and the University of Utah. I married my wife SuZie Fox in 1978 and we have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. My main accomplishments since being elected in 2010 have come from bringing my over 32 years of corporate financial experience and combining them with the experience and knowledge of those in the treasurer’s office. We have increased property tax collection rates 4 percent from 2009 to 2013 to 97.7 percent. This increase alone saves property tax payers tens of millions of dollars on the amount of property taxes required to be billed. We have also made significant improvements in investment returns, and finding those who qualify for tax relief and did so while reducing our controllable budget. I am asking for your vote for re-election. Thank your for your consideration. http://www.cushing4treasurer.com/

Mike Fife (D), Salt Lake County Treasurer

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Hi, I'm Mike Fife and I'm running to be the next Salt Lake County Treasurer to bring transparency, fairness, and my education and business experience to the treasurer's office.With a BBA-Accounting and an MBA, I’ve spent almost 30 years with EDS (later purchased by HP) in corporate accounting and finance and recently in corporate strategy. I plan to serve my constituents by: Bringing transparency to our investments so anyone can go to the website and see where our money is invested, the quality of those investments and the return on investment. Educating seniors about tax assistance programs and ensuring wealthy developers pay their taxes on time. Running the treasurer's office in a way that values the employees and county property owners, and spends your tax dollars in the most effective and efficient way possible. I appreciate your vote for Mike Fife for Salt Lake County Treasurer. www.mikefife.com

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Micah Bruner (R), Salt Lake County Council At Large A My name is Micah Bruner. I am an attorney and I own a small law firm in Sandy. I am running because I believe we need someone in this seat who is representative of you, someone who is responsible with your money (ensuring you get quality service at a reasonable price tag) and someone who will fight for government that is restrained from meddling in your business. In the next few decades, our population is expected to double. As your councilman, I will work to ensure that the growth is managed wisely. In doing so, I believe eminent domain should be used sparingly, as personal property rights are among our most important. I also believe that the unincorporated parts of the county should have the right to self-determination while being afforded protection from unfair annexation practices. I would appreciate your vote. Please contact me at Micah@MicahBruner.com and find me online at www.MicahBruner.com

US House of Representatives, District #4 Tim Aalders (Ind) My name is Tim Aalders and I am proud to be chosen by individuals who want a different voice in Washington. The main problem with Washington is they no longer listen to the voices of their constituents. Congress has become a never-ending cycle of campaigning and putting on a show. This year alone, the Democrats and Republicans have raised collectively over $1 billion. With that amount of money being contributed by big business it’s evident who they represent. Not you. As the only person to ever evaluate every piece of legislation submitted by both the states and federal government and grade them on constitutional authority, my approach will be the same when elected. I will spend less time in Washington and more in Utah informing my constituents of upcoming legislation, educating them through open meetings, using media and asking and heeding citizens’ opinions. Vote Tim Aalders this November. www.Tim4Utah.com

Mia Love (R)

The people of Utah deserve an honest, transparent government with experienced leaders who are dedicated to solving problems rather than pointing fingers. Our leaders must be accountable and easy to reach, and that’s why I have committed to holding regular town hall meetings with voters. I understand the issues important to Utahans. As a mother with three children enrolled in public schools, I believe that Utah–not the federal government–knows what is best for Utah’s students. To promote economic growth, I recognize the importance of keeping taxes low and eliminating unnecessary red tape. I oppose Obamacare, but more importantly, I have a plan for what to replace it with. My health care plan calls for common sense solutions that reduce costs, increase competition and place more freedom and options back into the hands of Utahns. I pledge to run a positive, issues-oriented campaign dedicated to attacking problems, not people. www.love4utah.com; mia@love4utah.com

Doug Owens (D)

I'm Doug Owens. I'm a sixth-generation Utahan, Salt Lake City native, husband and proud father of four. Like you, I'm tired of the dysfunction in Washington. I'm running for Congress to find common-sense, bipartisan solutions that help hardworking Utah families and improve the quality of life for all Utahans. As a successful business defense attorney, I understand what it takes to bring opposing sides together to find common ground. As your Representative, I'll work to reduce regulations on Utah businesses so they can create good jobs. I'll strive to make sure our children receive a quality education and can access an affordable higher education. I'll fight to protect Social Security and Medicare for today's seniors and future generations. It's time to put people before politics. My Utah roots run deep. I understand what’s important to Utahans and I'll always put the priorities and values of Utah families first. www.votedougowens.com; doug@votedougowens.com; 801-290-2469

Collin Simonsen (C)

I am running for Congress in the Utah Fourth Congressional District. I have been nominated by the Constitution Party. I believe that the government must follow the Constitution even when it is inconvenient. However, we’ve seen the national government skirt around the requirements of the Constitution all the time. This is part of the reason why trust in government is at an all-time low. Another reason for public mistrust of government is corruption and mismanagement. In order to restore trust in government, I propose the creation of an anticorruption commission to actively investigate all branches of government, including the NSA and the IRS. Finally, I would propose that members of Congress be forbidden from working as lobbyists after serving in Congress. Special interest groups have too much control over our nation’s treasury and it harms the ‘general welfare’ of the people.” See Constitution Art I Sec. 8.


Jenny Wilson (D), Salt Lake County Council At Large A This campaign season I have enjoyed meeting many county residents and participating in various festivals and celebrations. I had an early education in politics as my father, Ted Wilson, was the mayor of Salt Lake City. I went on to run the office of U.S. Congressman Bill Orton, then served as a director of volunteers for the 2002 Olympic Games. I am a wife and mother of two sons, a University of Utah graduate and I received my master’s from Harvard University. In 2004, I was elected to the office I now seek to return to. Previously, I focused on open space preservation, community development and public safety. I reformed the county’s ethics laws and was a co-founder of the Jordan River Commission. If elected to return, I will focus on the effect growth will have on our county in the coming years.

Steven L. DeBry (R) (I), Salt Lake County Council District #5 (Unopposed)

The Salt Lake County Council makes decisions each week that impact taxpayers throughout Salt Lake County. For five years, it has been my honor to serve the Southwest Valley on that council. A little about my background: For over 32 years, I have proudly served and protected our community as a police officer. Currently Deputy Chief of the Millcreek Precinct of the Unified Police Department, I care deeply about public safety. South Jordan is home for me and my wife of 34 years, Lorraine.We have three children, all adults now, and five grandchildren. Having lived on the West Side my whole life, I understand the issues that impact our growing and thriving community. I also know the value of protecting limited taxpayer resources, especially after the burden forced on Jordan School District taxpayers. Count on me to serve your interest on the county council, and protect your tax dollars. (385) 468-7458; SLDeBry@SLCo.org

US House of Representatives, District #3 Ben Mates (UNA)

A Salt Lake City native, I recently managed a small charitable foundation for seven years. Currently, I am launching a permaculture design business. I have served on nonprofit boards and committees, been a community and climate activist and a proponent of local food. To create a livable future for coming generations, we need effective democracy, free from polarizing gridlock and short-sighted, profit-driven interests of large corporations. We need to focus on common ground rather than differences. We must conserve Earth’s resources by efficiently meeting human needs. Government should be trustees of our common wealth, for every current and future citizen. Those who extract from or pollute this commons should pay for the privilege, with revenues returned equitably to citizens.Thus, we will internalize costs currently invisible to the marketplace, create jobs and motivate healthy, efficient practices. A bright future requires a shift from “business-as-usual.” I am committed to that shift. www.benjmates.com

Stephen P. Tryon (UNA)

My vision for serving as your representative in the United States Congress is to use the office to educate and empower all registered voters in the 3rd District. With 10 years as a senior internet executive and 21 years as an Army officer, I am a career citizen, rather than a career politician. I come to this endeavor as a servant-leader with 31 years of practical experience. This gives me a different perspective from people who spend most of their working lives as politicians. Success for me will be measured by the impact I have on the lives of my constituents. As a Senate Fellow 14 years ago, I relished the opportunities I had to solve constituent problems. Inside Congress, I would use this office to work for a balanced budget, campaign finance reform and a non-partisan caucus to improve cooperation between the parties. Find out more at www.tryonforcongress.com

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Kathryn Gustafson (D), Utah State Senate, District #9 Not a typical politician and fed-up with the "business-as-usual" attitude, I’m qualified to break the current political mold. I believe in politics of conscience and a new bottom line. I bring forward-thinking perspective about the role we share in policy-making for Utah. Once we outlaw the undue influence of money in politics, ordinary people will do extraordinary things. Together, we can secure the health and well-being of our children, families and seniors. I’m taking a stand for new conversations and new politics - to improve the quality of life for all. I will serve as voice of people without conflict of interest. Lived, raised my seven children in District 9 since 1968. Single mother since 1983, realtor for over 25 years. Served on realtors : governmental affairs, grievance, professional standards and political action committees. President, president elect Women's Council of Realtors 1996, 1997. Served on Foster Care Citizens Review Board. katgus1223@q.com; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathryn-Gustafson -Senate-District-9 www.kathryngustafson.com

Wayne Niederhauser (R) (I), Utah State Senate, District #9 Government should be accountable. As your state senator, I am accountable to you! I held regular town hall meetings, responded to email and phone calls and sent weekly newsletters during the legislative session. My commitment to accountability has resulted in a more transparent, accessible state government. I supported ethics reform, including the creation of independent ethics commissions for the Legislature, executive branch and local governments, along with legislator ethics training. As senate president, I instituted policies ending lobbyist-sponsored caucus lunches and gift distribution. My training as a CPA has helped balance the budget, reduce debt and carefully plan for the future. In 2007, I sponsored Utah’s largest tax cut. In 2008, I created Utah's financial transparency website (transparent.utah.gov), where you can see exactly where tax dollars are being spent. Together, we can keep working to better government, state accountability and transparency. I ask for your vote. Learn more at www.wayneniederhauser.com.

Alain Balmanno (D), Utah State House of Representatives, District #32 I am running because I am greatly dissatisfied with the way the Legislature is configured. A one-party system does not work, and our Legislature is very one-sided. Public policy suffers when group-think dominates a legislature. Our Legislature is dominated by people who have no faith in government and who are adverse to collective action (the social contract). Their strikingly individualistic approach to society is reflected in the laws they pass. This has negative impact on social goods such as education, our future water needs and ethics in government. I am a retired Army officer, a former professor at West Point, and a practicing attorney. Public office should be about public service, not self-service; and should be about ideas, not ideology. I will bring practical solutions to actual problems, not create problems to advance a particular point-of-view. We have been married 40 years; have five children and 12 grandchildren. http://www.balmanno32.com/abalmanno@comcast.net; (801)834-3081

LaVar Christensen (R) (I), Utah State House of Representatives, District #32 Utah is nationally recognized as “Best Managed State” and best “overall well-being” of its citizens." We continue to excel through our combined best efforts.Thank you for all we share and have accomplished together. I am an attorney and business owner. Sue and I have three children and six grandchildren. As your elected representative, I have worked diligently to support the education and classroom needs of our children and their teachers, strengthen our economy, correct the federal government’s overreach and mistaken attempts to control our state, limit taxes and reduce government regulations, protect parents and children and our fundamental liberty interests, uphold our Constitution and founding principles, honor our veterans and safeguard and promote the shared values that are the very basis of public virtue and a moral society. (lavarutahhouse.com). I care deeply about every individual. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our great state.


Bret Black (L), Utah State House of Representatives, District #44 I was born and raised in Utah. I have three children and a granddaughter in Utah. I’m not happy with the world my children are in, compared to the way we were when I was a child. I now look at my beautiful baby girl being raised by my oldest son and I’m terrified.We are living in a police state. I oppose the increase of the Utah Prison. I support ending the War on Drugs. America has the largest prison population in the history of the world. This is horribly wrong. Our children are being gunned down by police with military weapons. Utah needs less laws and more freedom. I believe all people are equal. If we treat anyone as the lesser or we don’t give all people the same rights, none of us are free. Visit my Facebook and take time to know what your options are this election. https://facebook.com/BretBlackRep44

Bruce Cutler (R), Utah State House of Representatives, District #44 I’m a Utah native. I’ve been married for 40 years and lived in Murray most of that time. I have four daughters and 15 grandchildren. I currently work in the high-tech industry. My vision includes goals for education, the economy, the environment and helping those trapped by intergenerational poverty. I seek to improve school resources for our children and teachers. I will work to lure good companies to Utah to provide better employment opportunities and generate tax revenue. I am eager to collaborate with the citizens in our community to reduce the number of red-air days we have each year. In this spirit of collaboration, I hope to provide mentors for families that continuously struggle with poverty and raise them to a level of self-reliance. I am passionate about upholding our constitutional and God-given liberties. I will defend these principles of freedom with all my heart and soul . www.electbrucecutler.org; cutler4leg44@gmail.com

Christine Passey (D), Utah State House of Representatives, District #44 I became involved in the political process as a mother advocating for her child. After years of hard work and dedication, this year legislation passed a law that provides access to therapy for my daughter and children with autism across the state. I want to use this proven experience and my passion and dedication to making a difference, to advocate for the needs of my community. There are big challenges facing Utah. These issues need to be tackled head on with innovative and bipartisan solutions. I am proud to have bipartisan endorsements and will work across the aisle to pass meaningful solutions into law. I am dedicated to education, supporting our local businesses and improving our quality of life. I am a dynamic and energetic bipartisan leader with a proven track record. Actively listening to my community and advocating on their behalf will be a hallmark of my representation. christine.passey@gmail.com; www.christinepassey.com

Steve Eliason (R) (I), Utah State House of Representatives, District #45 I am running for re-election in House District 45. As the only CPA in the Utah House of Representatives I feel that I bring a unique skill set to the body. Some areas that I feel strongly about are: education, low unemployment and the environment. My wife and I have six children in Utah’s public schools so I have a vested interest in seeing our schools succeed. I was recently named the Public Charter School Legislator of the Year. It is also important to maintain a business-friendly environment in the state to keep our unemployment numbers low (currently at 3.6 percent, second-lowest in the nation). I believe that clean air is critical to maintaining our high standard of living, which is why I have co-sponsored several clean air bills. I ask for your vote on November 4th. Please call me at 801-673-4748 with any questions.

Susan Booth (D), Utah State House of Representatives, District #45 Growing up in Sandy, Utah, I learned the value of hard work from my parents who included my sisters and me in our family businesses. In fact, I received my first 1099 form, as an independent contractor, at 8 years old. Sandy has been home to my wonderful children, Eliza and Oscar. I currently work in insurance as a corporate trainer. I’m running because I care about our community.We need to bring balance back to the Utah House of Representatives and we need to consider all Utahans when making public policy. My focus is on education, economy and environment. Our teachers need to have every available resource to educate our children. To grow our economy we need to be both business and worker friendly. We also need to protect our state’s limited resources. I hope to earn your vote. VoteSusanHD45.com

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Zach Robinson (D), Utah State House of Representatives, District #49 Andrew Boyce, Canyons School Board of Education, District 6 Hi, I am Zach Robinson and I’m running to represent Utahans in District 49. I am a lifelong citizen of the area and reside in Sandy City with family. Professionally, I work as a firefighter. Serving others is rewarding and important to me and I want to continue my service at the legislature. I have a degree in political science, and a master’s in public administration, from the University of Utah. As your representative, I will bring common sense approach to Utah laws that support people, not politics: Education: Empower teachers to do their jobs, support schools that need help, and reduce class size. Air quality, healthcare & job creation: collaborate with all stakeholders to bring viable solutions to a complex problem of air quality, leading to jobs and lower healthcare costs. Public Safety: Ensure the safety of our first responders and provide them the tools to do their jobs. www.votezachrobinson.com; zachfordistrict49@gmail.com

I have been on the Canyons School District Foundation Board where we have raised $250K each year in support of STEAM initiatives. I have been on the Canyons School District fundraising committee in helping form fundraising policy. I have helped coach Alta and Corner Canyon football and have been associated with girls LAX. I have been in the Canyons School District for 20 years and have had all my children attend school within the district. I am endorsed by Draper Mayor Troy Walker. My Focus: Have consistent town meetings so your voice can and will be heard. More effective communication on district initiatives; no more finding out policy after the fact. Leadership within the district starting with the superintendent and the Board of Education. Let’s make correct choices for a better future for our kids. (Corner Canyon overcrowding, busing policy, city relations and teacher morale) Hands-on style.

Robert Spendlove (R) (I), Utah State House of Representatives, District #49 Sherril Taylor (I), Canyons School Board of Education, District 6 I proudly represent District 49 in the Utah House of Representatives, where I serve on the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, the Public Utilities and Technology Committee and the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee. I also work as the Public Policy Officer for Zions Bank. I previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Federal Relations to Governor Gary Herbert and as the State's Chief Economist, where I was instrumental in reforming Utah's tax system, shaping economic and education policy, and reforming our healthcare system. My passion for public service stems from my community focus and my desire to improve the lives of Utahans. I received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah, where I now teach public policy as an adjunct professor. I live with my wife and our four children in Sandy. Please visit www.robertspendloveutah.com for more information.

Clareen Arnold, Canyons School Board of Education, District #4 I’ve demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the field of education. I have a genuine compassion for students. I have 25 years of experience in education. I have served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and a college instructor. I worked as an educational talent search coordinator, serving middle schools and high schools, working with first-generation, low-income students bound for college. I am passionate about educational equality and putting students first. I will listen and be the voice for students, parents and educators’ concerns. I will trust educators as professionals knowing they have degrees, endorsements and experience. I will monitor expenditures to provide accountability. My degrees include a master’s in education in administration/curriculum development from Azusa Pacific University, a Bachelor Of Science in secondary education from Utah State University, a Bachelor Of Science in elementary education from Southern Utah State University and an accounting degree from Salt Lake Community College. electclareen.us; clareenarnold.weebly.com

Tracy Scott Cowdell (I), Canyons School Board of Education, District #4 Canyons District Four has been my family’s home for six generations. As a graduate of Jordan High, I earned degrees in political science and sociology at the U of U and a law degree from BYU. At Canyons, I have worked on student achievement, parental choice, local control and transparency, and hold strong views about conducting our business in “daylight.” Our neighborhood schools have long been neglected while others get funding. Despite opposition, I ensured that bond proceeds were spent on Mount Jordan, Hillcrest and local schools, and continue to seek increased legislative funding. Safe schools are my priority; I have strongly advocated building, seismic and safety upgrades and am a strong proponent of anti-bullying. I support students becoming career/college ready, including creating Canyons Honors Diplomas, grade reconfiguration and competency-based grading. I believe the best decisions are made locally with parent/teacher input. www.tracyscottcowdell.com

Steve Wrigley (I), Canyons School Board of Education, District #5 I want to continue to be “Your Voice in Education.” I am the father of five children - in high school and college. I want my children, and your children, to have a quality public education opportunity. I have a master’s degree in counseling, with administrative experience in providing for complex needs on a limited budget. My four major areas of focus will continue to be quality education, financial responsibility, balanced curriculum and parent and community involvement. I want to develop a culture of trust, respect and open communication where our children can obtain a quality public education. I will work to explore and implement cost-effective, fiscally conservative solutions, gathering public input to assist the board in establishing and carrying out educational and budgetary priorities. I will work hard to give you a voice on the Canyons School Board and move Canyons towards a quality learning environment for our students. http://www. wrigley4education.com/; wrigley.steve@gmail.com

I'm so proud of Canyons School District. In five short years, we have set a path toward college and career readiness, increased the number of students who earn advanced and honors diplomas to over 70 percent and raised the bar for education, not just in Canyons, but statewide. I believe that arts, sports and CTE can help students to be well rounded. I have served as a classroom teacher, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal and district administrator. I believe in public education and I'm working to ensure that the education we offer in Canyons rivals that of anyone else, with STEAM as our focus. I believe that Canyons is responsible for our curriculum and that the Board of Education has to be responsible for what our students are being taught. Parents have a choice in their child's education and I want Canyons to deserve to be that choice. www.electsherriltaylor.com; electsherriltaylor@gmail.com

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spotlight on: Merco Local

Merco Local


hopping local is a great idea, but unless word of mouth reaches you or you stumble upon a store, you may resort to a national chain. Enter Merco Local. After 15 years of working for a large publicallytraded corporation, Don Hamp knew it was time for a change. “I felt like a mouse in a cage. I needed to do something to make a difference; something that mattered. While growing up, I watched my mom and dad both run small businesses. I watched their struggles and their victories. I felt like I owed it to the memory of my mother to make a difference for small businesses,” Don said. Don launched Merco Local, a business that caters to the marketing needs of the small business owner and those of us who want to support them, in September 2013. For the locally-minded consumer, Merco Local is your website answer to the search for all things local. Simply enter your zip code at mercolocal.com and browse through the profiles and listings for your local mom-and -pop shops. Look through them all or browse by categories such as food and dining, arts and

entertainment, shopping and retail and many more. Would you like to sample the local retailer’s offerings, but find your schedule interferes? The answer is a MercoBox. For $19.99, a busy local consumer may purchase a box online to be shipped to their doorstep. Local retailers, working with Merco Local, include samples, coupons or gift cards inside the box. For example, the October box has a $176 retail value. It’s a box the whole family can enjoy or it makes the perfect gift. November’s box will be here before you know it. You may purchase a single box or subscribe to a monthly delivery. Are you interested in a rewards card that features offerings of a local flavor? “We are launching a Community Card in midNovember. It’s a card only for locally owned businesses where they can offer sensible discounts with the flexibility to change their promotions with the seasons. It’s a living entity. Go to our website to check promotions

at any given time,” Don said. The Community Card costs $15 with $3 of that going to support local charities. These cards are also available to people looking for fundraising opportunities. How about a one-day event? Join Merco Local on Nov. 29 for Small Business Saturday. Check their website under the events tab for tickets to their Party Buses with the first stop at a local restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Mimosas or sodas will be served on the bus on the way to stopping and touring five to six local businesses with time to shop at each stop. Do you like to hear about local events and

offerings through social media? Like Merco Local on Facebook and take advantage of the latest in local small business happenings. So, how does the small business owner get a piece of the action? Think it’s out of your budget? Nope. For a limited time, Merco Local is offering their services for life at $35 a month. What will $35 buy for your business? Have your business profiled on Mercolocal.com with the ability to create promotions when you want. There’s also the opportunity to have your business participate in product placement in the MercoBox as well as the ability to participate with the Community Card, along with much more. Take a look at the website mercolocal.com for additional information. “Currently, our website has 10,000 people a month. It’s not just a directory listing; it’s a beautiful presentation. It’s a very visual representation of who a business is and what they do. The average user views 10 businesses. That’s what community is and what sharing is,” Don said. Give Don and his team a call at 385-229-4377, stop in at 4659 South 2300 East Suite 203 in Holladay, or browse through more than 290 local businesses at www.mercolocal.com. l

Be Very Afraid By Peri Kinder


t was a cold, dark night in October. I huddled with my friends from Riverview Junior High, shivering to stay warm because seventh graders don’t wear coats. I was dressed in my Levi’s 501 button-fly jeans with pink leg warmers and a pink Levi Strauss T-shirt. I was 12 and not only was I cold, I was terrified. If I could have been anywhere else on the planet I would have been. But it was my friend’s birthday and she’d scheduled a visit to a haunted house. There was no escape. When I received the invitation to her party, my heart dropped. There were three things I dreaded more than going through seventh grade without a boyfriend: dentists, vaccinations and haunted houses. Since birth, I’d been convinced sharptoothed monsters lived in my room, and snot-dripping goblins hid in the closet. “Dad!” I’d scream in the middle of the night. “There’s something under my bed.” “Yep, it’s either a troll or a hungry

alligator. Don’t let your toes touch the floor.” I didn’t sleep for 10 years, afraid my foot would slip out of the covers and I’d wake up with a missing toe . . . or worse. I could never admit to my friends I was petrified of a) creepy clowns, b) chain saws or c) peeing my pants in public, and I had two weeks to stress about the experience. Even though I prayed for a serious illness or the apocalypse, the night of the party arrived and I was on my way to the scene of every childhood nightmare. We pulled into the attraction where a long, slowmoving line snaked around the building. My heart leaped! Maybe we could go home! Maybe we could watch funny movies! But everyone ran to get in line, excited for the adventure ahead. I had no choice but to follow. Like the cheerleader in every slasher movie, I walked toward certain death. The two hours in line were the longest of my life as screams echoed from inside the building. I had plenty of time to worry. What if a real killer had sneaked into the attraction? What if the people hired to scare the daylights

out of teenagers didn’t care about the “no real knives” rule? What if that blood wasn’t fake?! When it was our turn, I took a deep breath and walked into the darkness. Suddenly, strobe lights flashed, claws clutched at me, and I ran in place for 30

seconds before my knees kicked into gear. I ricocheted off three walls and crashed into a door frame before escaping into a foggy graveyard where witches hung from trees and zombies staggered in my direction. I darted from room to room, barely registering the hair-raising images, wanting only to get to the exit, wanting only to survive. Creatures lunged toward me. I elbowed an alien in the head. I dodged a deranged lumberjack with a chain saw. I punched a clown in the kidneys. Somehow, I made it to the end, falling across the threshold, gasping for breath, so happy to be alive. Here’s what I learned from that experience: I should wear a coat when I’m cold. Pink leg warmers are never a good idea. I hate haunted houses. It’s been many years since that night and, except for a few incidents with my foolhardy daughters, I’ve avoided haunted attractions (and leg warmers). But sometimes I still hear my dad’s voice, “That noise in the closet? It’s just the bogeyman. Now go to sleep.” l

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