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Serving Wayne & Garfield Counties, Utah


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Kick Off Spring with Free Park Entrance on April 20 at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area GLEN CANYON - On April 20, the first day of National Park Week, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will provide free park entrance. The April 20 fee waiver includes entrance fees only. Other fees such as boating permits, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included. A wide diversity of land and water based activities are available at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Find all the information to plan your next adventure and the details about seasonal hours of operation at various park and concessioner facilities on the park’s website and Facebook page. A special opportunity for youth to be sworn in as Junior Rangers and participate in activities will be provided on April 20 at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, located on Highway 89 near Page, Arizona (between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Junior Ranger Corner). For those camping within one quarter-mile of Lake Powell’s Free Entrance Cont'd on page 7

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Boulder Tree City Celebrates Arbor Day with Presentation on Tree Pests and Disease

are near the end of their initial classwork. Testing is at the end of this month. Of the current class, two are from Hatch, three from Escalante, four from Panguitch, and the rest are from the Bryce area. Boulder had no new volunteers. Cost of classes is about $1K/student, but the county subsidy reduces that cost to $600/student. Municipalities and businesses often kick in funding: Boulder has been “incredible” about donating, as has Ruby’s Inn, Garfield Hospital, Garkane, and South Garfield Commission Cont'd on page 6

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Free pruning workshop that Boulder Tree City hosted as part of their Arbor Day celebration, in which community members gathered, under the instruction of Daniel Allen, to work on a heritage orchard in town. BOULDER - On April 6, Boulder Tree City celebrated Arbor Day by hosting a presentation on Tree Pests and Diseases, as well as a pruning workshop, both led by Daniel Allen. Allen is Boulder’s Tree City Representative. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and an Urban and Community Forester with Utah DNR, and is

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Adult deer survival is currently at 92% statewide.

well-studied in forestry, ecology, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In the workshop, he shared his extensive knowledge about pest mitigation strategies within the broader context of complex ecosystems, providing practical advice for people looking to care for trees and gardens. Allen began by explain-

deer survival is currently at 92% statewide. Biologists typically track deer survival rates from Dec. 1 to Nov. 30. And while they are currently only about a

third of the way through their survival monitoring year, the majority of deer deaths occur during the winter. They are happy that the survival rate is at 92%, according to DWR big game projects coordinator Kent Hersey. The highest survival rates are in southern Utah, with average rates in central and southeastern Utah. Northern Utah has belowaverage survival rates, with the highest mortality rates in the Cache and Kamas/Chalk Creek areas. "This is an above-average mortality year for the northern third of the state, but we have had worse," Hersey said. "For

by Veronica egan to presenters from academia and government in the west. Titled “Destination West,” the overarching theme was that the demographics and economy of the rural west have changed dramatically over the past century, but especially over the past 30 years or so. Jennifer Leaver of the Gardener Institute at the Uni-



Sunny with rain chances at the beginning of the week. Temperatures fluctuate a bit, corresponding with precip. Rain chances Saturday - Tuesday are low, with the highest being on Sunday, 40%. Highs in the 50s and mid to high 60s; lows in the 30s.

ing that all organisms operate within a larger ecosystem that functions as an integrated whole. Under normal circumstances, creatures that are often deemed pests actually serve valuable ecological functions. For example, just as arctic wolves help to weed Arbor Day

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What Is a Taxpayer's Association and Why Should I Join?

PANGUITCH - Taxpayers associations have organized on international, national, state, county and local city levels with a focus on promoting effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. These associations are usually non-profit and nonpartisan, and often formed by individuals who are concerned with governmental processes and fiscal issues that impact people’s daily lives. Through research and dissemination of

information, the associations support the cause for transparency, efficiency, accountability and fiscal responsibility by governments on behalf of constituent taxpayers. The statewide Utah Taxpayers Association was established in 1922. According to their website, their purpose is to represent taxpayers and to promote efficient, economiGCTA

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The Historic Old Blue Valley

Reinstating an Abandoned Townsite and Breathing New Life into a Forgotten History with Bi-Annual Earthing Day Celebrations

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The Annual Rural West Conference in Park City Highlights Changes of Populations and Economies Over Last 30 Years

PARK CITY - Sponsored by the Eccles Family Foundation and the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, this conference drew approximately 60 participants from around Utah and beyond. The presenters ranged from NPR reporter Kirk Siegler and Deseret News reporter Amy Joi O’Donohughe,

GARFIELD COUNTY Commissioner David Tebbs chaired the reporting session by the county department heads, prior to the Commission meeting, accompanied by Commissioner Jerry Taylor at the front table. This was the first such department reporting that has been open to public attendance in many months. Some highlights of that session: • Planning: County Planner Kaden Figgins received approval from the state for the Rural FastTrack wage adjustment that will enable more businesses to qualify for FastTrack grants. • Ambulance: Tammy Baldwin said 12 EMT students

by Tessa Barkan

Deer Survival is Good Statewide

SALT LAKE CITY While winters with heavy snow can be hard on deer and other big game animals, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists said that adult

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versity of Utah pointed out that “Canyon Country” (Grand, San Juan, Wayne, Garfield and Kane Counties) received $465M in revenue from tourism in 2017 whereas “Coal Country” (Carbon and Emery Counties) received $50M in the same year. She maintains that “the old economy isn’t coming back.” Jobs in both agriculture and coal mining are 10% of Rural West Conf. Cont'd on page 9

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1905 Blue Valley, Giles, Wayne County, Giles Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. OLD BLUE VALLEY Ten Miles east of Caineville and seven miles west of Hanksville, mile post 107 off of Highway 24, lies the Historic Old Blue Valley. What is now an unoccupied area of the Wayne County desert landscape, shows little to no signs of the human life that used to thrive by the waters of the Fremont River. This is the location of the former Giles Townsite, a place that has been abandoned and which has basically remained

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a ghost town for a hundred years. The historic cemetery lists the names of some of Old Blue Valley’s earlier inhabitants but the majority of them are faded and indecipherable. In 1970, when he bought the Blue Valley and its 3,200 acres, Kelly Taylor was quite unaware of the history of the place he had just acquired. Born in the Loa / Fremont area, Taylor relocated to grow corn and sorghum for a cattle feedlot in the more amenable climate of the Lower Valley.

After inquiring about purchasing water, he discovered that after the townsite had been abandoned, all water rights had been turned over to nearby Hanksville. This led Taylor to further delve into the former settlement, and he soon discovered a rich and storied background. “At one time, the Blue Valley was the largest gathering of residents in Wayne

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Letters to the Editor Send us your letters.

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Not a Level Playing Field!

not have the position-power of an editor, state representative, or Garkane board member. I’m just a lowly co-op member that feels uncomfortable with the status quo. I haven’t the “pull” or access to community funds to achieve front page coverage or counter tilted reporting and blatant lies. It seems unfair that I should be muzzled and forced to counter the use of my own money to get my message out. The November “open house” at the Loa Garkane office was a sham. It was advertised as a meeting to discuss scholarships and capital credits. Instead, Dave Anderson, editor of the Richfield Reaper,

Garkane’s Graph: Misleading?

Sooo...what is Garkane Energy trying to tell us through their misleading April-September power cost bar graph? Obviously many of us will be paying $.1025 per kWh for the SIX hours between four and ten PM (what became of the FOUR peak hours we were originally promised when the new meters were installed just a few short years ago?). Garkane’s

new bar graph is skewed waaay out of proportion and likely meaningly deceitful in an attempt to play down the 50% increase in peak hours and the resultant additional cost of energy usage. Perhaps Garkane could provide a believable explanation...and a revised bar graph? Dick Teasdale Torrey

Deer Survival

as the temperatures increase, the snow melts and vegetation starts growing, the deaths start to decline. Why doesn't DWR feed deer during winters with a lot of snow? While providing feed to deer and other big game animals may seem like a good solution for preventing deer deaths, it can actually cause more harm than good. Feeding with alfalfa hay or other feed can be damaging to the natural habitat, due to the large num-

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the Cache County area, we have had much worse adult survival, but the Cache fawn mortality rates are well above average. For the area around Echo Reservoir, adult mortality appears quite high and this is concerning." While the majority of deer deaths occur during the winter when it's hard for them to find food, winter-related deaths can still occur through April, Hersey said. However,

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was there to “report” on an altered agenda. CEO McClendon spent the first forty to forty-five minutes lauding himself and the Garkane Board, effectively avoiding the topics the meeting was advertised to cover. David Anderson then printed a slanted front page article in the Reaper that “somehow” managed to be reprinted in The Insider and Kanab Sun. Editor Anderson used his position to serve his bias; but, he refuses to print my letters to the editor. Yes; since November of 2018 David Anderson has not printed letters the Insider and Sun have chosen to accept. Power in the hands of

bullies is all too often used to beat down truth. I thank Erica Walz and Dixie Brunner for giving me a voice. There are, without a doubt, policies and practices currently in place at Garkane that should be substantially altered or abandoned─ polices that finagle capital credits from members to fund partisan and wasteful spending. No co-op CEO or board of directors has a moral right to wrest capital credits from the many for partisan redistribution. We need Garkane directors that desire to serve rather than to be served. LaVoy Tolbert, Loa

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(1) Public entities (city, county, state, federal governments) can not sell or buy any property without appraisal report (how much it is worth) from certified licensed appraiser. This is worldwide law in civilized societies. Otherwise government cronies (city council member to US congress member) would sell public properties at pennies to their own and would sell their own properties to tax payers for millions. (2) Panguitch City council’s intention to grab Cameron Motel is for years. First the city council tried to shake up the owner thru threat to condemn it. Garfield County building inspector warned the city council that the city would have to condemn lots of other properties. So the city backed off. (3) In 2018, the city got it appraised. The value came out $40,000 to $90,000. In the auction, the city could not go above $90,000. The bid went up to $150,000. (4) Now the city wants to buy it for $160,000 and Garfield County is partnering for 50%. This means Panguitch City will pay $80,000 and Garfield County will pay $80,000. (5) Also, according to county, there is an asbestos issue. So lets say that would require another huge chunk (>$150,000 ?). (6) Now you got flat piece of land for >$300,000 that has county value of <$35,000. (7) Now what is the plan on it ? Where is the cost for that ? (8) How is boulder resident going to enjoy that in Panguitch ? (9) Mr. Barry Huntington (Garfield County Attorney / prosecutor / counselor + Panguitch City’s attorney) sits in the meetings and advises the entities. (10) Credibility - Where is the record of financial ditches of CCC arena (>$2 million baby), Base ball diamond (>$1 million baby), Airport (>$2 million baby), etc. ? Folks! Wake up and wake the county commission up. HARSHAD P. DESAI ber of deer that congregate to one small area, according to DWR big game coordinator Covy Jones. It can also increase disease concerns, and suddenly introducing a higher-nutrient feed when the deer have adjusted to a lownutrient feed during the winter can kill them. "A changing diet can be hard on deer," Jones said. "They are ruminants and have a bacteria in their gut that digests the feed. Because of that, it can take weeks for them to adjust from a diet of lownutrient woody vegetation to high-nutrition forbs and grasses. When a diet change occurs too quickly, some deer can die in the process." Overall, feeding deer isn't good for populations. When deer are being brought feed to their location during the winter, it causes them to congregate into a small area, and they end up kicking the fawns out of the herd, which increases their mortality rates. "We balance what is best for the deer populations, what is best for the habitat and what is best for the other animals that depend on deer for food,"

Jones said. DWR does have a policy to provide feed for big game animals during extreme winters, but the specific criteria necessitating feeding wasn't met this past winter. What should I do if I see a dead deer in nature? If you are hiking or camping and see a dead deer, leave it alone. If it is a buck deer, note that it is illegal to harvest the antlers if they are still attached to the deer — even when the animal is already dead. If you see evidence that suggests the deer was illegally killed, get a GPS coordinate if possible and report it to the UTiP Hotline at 1-800-6623337 as soon as you can. Try to avoid disturbing the carcass as evidence may be present that could lead to the identification of those responsible. "Be a good witness. Leave the area undisturbed and contact the UTiP Hotline at your earliest opportunity," said Lt. Wyatt Bubak with DWR law enforcement. —Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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out weak caribou and thereby strengthen the caribou gene pool, so-called pests such as pine bark beetles can help forests stay healthy by weeding out old or sick trees. “I don’t believe in pests,” Allen stated “Everything is out there for a reason.” When an ecosystem becomes imbalanced, however, due to issues such as drought or industrial activity, circumstances that favor these pests may grow, posing a risk to the existing ecosystem. This is when well-informed intervention by human beings can come into play. “Ecosystems tend to move back towards balance on their own,” Allen stated, “however nature can be moved towards its best with a little human help.” This human help can come in the form of IPM strategies—the primary strategy being prevention. Allen quoted one of his teachers, pathologist Fred Baker: “Healthy trees do not suffer from insects and disease... But there are no perfectly healthy trees.” If a level of “optimal health” can be maintained, however, a tree is much less likely to succumb to pests. Maintaining healthy trees starts with choosing quality plants. Allen suggested purchasing small plants— the smaller the better. “In a typical tree, the root spread is about four times the width of the canopy,” he explained. Large container plants bought at a store, however, often have roots that are only 10-20% of this ideal. Studies show that, after being planted, small, bare-root plants catch up to larger container plants in about five years and develop much stronger root systems. Though bare-root plants are initially less hardy, they are also cheaper to replace, and, once established, will live longer. Allen also advised planting trees at an appropriate depth, so that the root flare is at ground level. Often trees are planted too deeply, and the buried trunk may then rot. Giving trees a healthy start will reduce their suscep-

tibility to pests and disease throughout their lives. Allen provided a number of IPM-based remedies for when pest problems do arise. Discovering what organisms are causing the problem and learning as much about them as possible is essential. He suggests beginning with a Google search of both descriptive terms and images. “But keep an open mind,” Allen encouraged; “multiple pests can cause similar signs,” so it is necessary to consider all options. Use research published by universities, rather than by commercial sites. USU Extension, particularly the fact sheets provided online, provides a valuable research tool. Samples may also be sent to USU Extension for identification. The next step is understanding the proper timing for intervention, as certain strategies can only be used at distinct stages of a pest’s life cycle. An excellent free online resource for this is Utah TRAPS, which provides information about what part of the life cycle organisms are in at any given time, and what current and upcoming measures may be taken to reduce their reproductive capacity, spread, or survival. After timing evaluation, IPM advises beginning with the least invasive methods possible, known as cultural controls. Conditions that may lead to the proliferation of the pest, such as excess irrigation, should be evaluated and, if possible, removed. If, after monitoring, problems persist, the next step is mechanical controls, such as traps, followed by biological controls, such as introducing natural predators. Chemicals should be used as a last resort, and should be as selective as possible to cause the least amount of damage to other organisms, the soil, the air, and the water. Allen also covered a number of simple, non-chemical pest mitigation strategies. For insect larvae, stretch a tarp or sheet beneath the tree. Spray the leaves with water so that the larvae fall onto it. Then, collect larvae and toss

them into a chicken coop. Another option is to find a flowering plant that will attract natural predators of the pest. For deer, Allen suggests growing a periphery of “deer candy,” plants that deer particularly like, outside of the garden. One audience member suggested mulberries. The deer will then be less likely to enter the garden. Another audience member described a trick for removing large colonies of ants: first, place a bucket of compacted sand above an established ant hill. Many ants will move into the bucket, which can then be dumped into a chicken coop or elsewhere. An entire ant hill may gradually be removed in this way, without the use of chemicals. Allen also suggested that we reflect on, and potentially raise, our own tolerance levels. “Everything has the right to live,” Allen stated, and encouraged learning how to share with our animal, bacterial, and autotrophic neighbors. “Eradication [of a pest] is extremely impractical and unwise,” he said; not only is it nearly impossible but it can also cause unforeseen and often unfavorable consequences. We, as humans, have access to food supplies that other creatures do not. If severe drought causes gophers to eat more of our tomatoes, can that be okay? Can we plant extra? Can we be willing to share? One audience member spoke about the gardening philosophy in their household: “Plant three times: once for the weather, once for the predators, and once for yourself.” Though the system is large and complex, with careful research, gradual implementation, and attentive monitoring, humans, as a part of this system, have the ability to contribute positively to a balanced ecosystem. Boulder Tree City is committed to enhancing community knowledge about tree tending, by providing workshops, a resource collection at the Boulder Library, as well as fostering a community space for orchard trees in the Boulder Town Park.

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Kelly Taylor, Old Blue Valley, circa 2009. Metal sign and flag were found at site of old Giles cemetery. Giles Townsite

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County,” states Taylor. Giles once had upwards of 70 families that lived and made homesteads there. For over 40 years now, using journals, biographies, and local histories, Taylor has been researching the former community. He is a fountain of information, and will talk happily about the Old Blue Valley’s successes, trials, and tribulations for as long as you would like to listen. His curiosity is contagious. Taylor could quickly fill an Inbox with old black and white photos and photocopies of journal articles that he has amassed over the years. The first settlers entered the Blue Valley in 1883. Henry Giles was eventually elected as the first bishop in 1885, and thus the town was named in honor of him. Taylor has a colorfully graphic anecdote of Giles’ bout with gangrene, which Giles unfortunately did not survive. There were stories of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid coming to barter with the townspeople, trading for horses, fruit, nuts, and molasses, and providing them with the only gold and silver which they would ever see. After only a short 30 years, though, yet another massive flood event of the Fremont River caused the destruction of the town’s dams and canals, and would be the final straw for those who had seen crops and homes destroyed before. All of these inhabitants would later drift to Caineville and Hanksville after they were officially released by church authorities after the 190910 flood—the establishment years earlier being a settlement calling by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Almost 100 years later, and after years of finding out everything that he could about the location, Taylor found himself in front of the Wayne County Commission in 2009 in order to get the town reinstated. He doesn’t know what compelled him, and as he recalls, the Wayne County Commissioners weren’t sure why either. “I don’t know if I lived

a past life, but there is some- to party and just drive ATVs thing about that place that around. He has family like won’t leave me alone,” Taylor that, he says, and “they can come, but they have to be resays. Though it had been aban- spectful.” The land that he owns doned, there had been no official disbandment or termi- that surrounds the fifty deeded nation of the town’s status. lots, Taylor plans on maintainTaylor was able to get the ing as an animal preserve and original survey for the town. to act as a buffer from the outA surveyor then came in and side world. Will a new chapter arise marked the townsite and the 50 lots that it comprised. It for Giles? Now in 2019, the was then reinstated in Sep- site may see yet another act in tember of 2009, with what its history with Taylor’s newly proposed BiTaylor feels to be Annual Earthing "100% support" Days. Set to take from other Wayne place May 3 – 5 of County residents this year, Taylor is because, “everyplannning Earthone had and still ing Days as a three has ties to Giles.” day event in which With the r e i n s t a t e m e n t , Giles/Old Blue Valley, people are invited to tell stories and Taylor was then Mile Post 107, to learn about the approved as and Off of Highway 24 Giles Townsite, appointed to be the area’s geolMayor of the Old ogy, paleontology, Blue Valley, a the Mars rover self-designation training area, and that Taylor bestowed to himself. Contact Kelly Taylor to learn about the at history of "what He found it oldbluevalley@gmail. you are looking appropriate seecom at and the ground ing as though he that you are walkwas the only land owner, and according to Tay- ing on." There will be free camplor, the County Commission ing, breakfast, a concert by also thought, "'why not?'" That same year, Taylor the Blue Valley Boys n’ Girls put a call out in the Richfield Band, nature walks, etc., This Reaper to anyone that could will take place once in the prove their ancestry and trace it Spring and once in the Fall so to the Giles townsite. Anyone that people have something to that could provide this ances- do for Easter and Labor Day. Taylor has further offered try, would be given the first of a free 3' by 6' "green" burial site the fifty lots for free. In ten years, he has yet to certificate for the Giles Cemesee anyone come forward with tery, which has been expanded this information and is now to include a 20 acre parcel, to thinking of selling the lots, but anyone who attends the Earthhe says he may be willing to ing Days festivities. Green honor this agreement if some- burials must be done within a one were to come forward in 24 hour period after death and don't necessitate traditional the future. Taylor says that his goal is caskets and embalming. "That is much like beto breath new life into the area. He hopes that it will one ing given a small piece of the day become a place for retired Mars Lunar landscape...very individuals and others who isolated, lonely, remote, tranenjoy nature and solitude to, quility at its max." The events are still be“own a piece of ground to get away from the hectic rat race ing finalized, but anyone with questions can contact Taylor of the world.” Giles is far from ameni- at ties and in a pretty desolate He hopes that all will come place, so those that come will to learn and to share their be people that want to be there, knowledge. Taylor states. He is not inter—Emily Leach, ested in those that are looking Insider

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Schools & Sports

STEM Expo Hosted by SUU, DSU, GWA Engaging Families in Stem

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Coach Curtis Barney announced his retirement from the Girls Basketball program. Coach Barney has been the coach for 27 years and has produced 12 State championships. Curtis started out coach-

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The Expo included hands on STEM explorations, planetarium, coding, Chemistry demonstrations, and more. It is the only event of its kind in St. George and brings together all the Dixie Tech, Dixie State University, Southern Utah University, and George Washington Academy SAINT GEORGE - On April 12, Southern Utah University Center for STEM Teaching and Learning, Artsfusion, George Washington Academy, Dixie State University, Dixie Tech College, and Code Changers introduced the first annual STEM Expo in Southern Utah. The only event of its kind in Saint George, the STEM Expo included a Planetarium, Coding, SUU Animal Ambassadors, Chemistry Demonstrations, Robotics, Virtual Reality Areas, LEGO-ify using Adobe, hands on STEM

explorations, and much more! George Washington Academy’s Executive Director, Blake Clark said, “We appreciate the support from various community members and industries across Southern Utah. We are excited about the recent partnerships that we have developed this year and look forward to many more in the years to come. One of the key staples in Southern Utah is the focus on education and we are excited to work with so many of those educational platforms every year. We pride ourselves on being a commu-

nity of learners and this event highlighted that mission." The STEM expo was possible through generous donations of time and resources of the three educational institutions mentioned above. The event was a huge success and George Washington Academy is looking forward to engaging families in the Saint George community in STEM activities year after year. —George Washington Academy

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ing the JV team under Ted Chidester, for four years. The 12 championships makes Coach Barney Utah’s High School basketball coach with the most wins – EVER. The Lady Cats have dominated the sport, winning five straight Championships and, recently, championships in 5 of the last 6 years. Currently, the have won two of those Championship in a row. Also leaving will be his assistant, for the last twelve years, Tammy Bennett. She

has been his assistant for ten of those Championships. Tammy had a lot to do with these championships, working with the younger players and the JV teams, getting them ready for championship play. Both will be missed greatly, but all good things come to an end. There are openings for their jobs, so all of you Monday morning quarterbacks get signed up.

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Wills, Trusts, and More

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Choosing an Estate Planning Attorney

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by Jeffery J. Mckenna Choosing an estate planning attorney can be as complex as choosing any other professional. If you are not somewhat educated about estate planning, it can be very difficult to know if the attorney is qualified. Even if you have spent time learning about estate planning, it can still be difficult to know which attorney will be best for you and your family. The following are suggestions in selecting an estate planning attorney who will meet the needs of your estate: First, you must select an attorney who is qualified. Regardless of the size of your estate or your family's circumstances, you should strongly consider using an attorney who specializes in estate planning. Even in a small community, there are a number of attorneys who dedicate their practices to estate planning. Utilization of an attorney who has committed his practice to estate planning should assure you of better service at a lower price. Because much of an attorney's fee is based on the time it will take to complete a task, an attorney who focuses exclusively on estate planning will be more capable of completing your estate planning needs more efficiently than an attorney who only occasionally addresses estate planning issues. Additionally, an attorney who has dedicated his practice to one area of the law is likely to be more enthusiastic about that area. This enthusiasm will benefit you as a client because the attorney will be more willing to take the time to research a new issue unique to your family and more willing to take time to

educate you about your estate plan. Second, in addition to picking an attorney who limits his or her practice to estate planning, you should use an attorney who is willing and capable of explaining your estate plan in a manner that you can understand. Although it can be a difficult and timeconsuming task, it is critical that you understand your estate plan. If you do not understand your estate plan, you will not be able to properly implement it. Individuals who purchase “estate plans” at seminars are rarely properly served. The attorney is usually not available after the seminar to properly address questions or concerns the client may have. Seminars should be attended for educational purposes and not for the purchasing of an “estate plan.” Third, you must select an attorney who is capable of handling your specific situation at a fee that is acceptable to you. One of the best ways to know if an attorney is capable of handling your specific situation is to talk to other professionals involved in estate planning. Accountants, financial planners, insurance agents, and bankers are all excellent sources to consult for estate planning attorney referrals. Additionally, other professionals should be familiar with what range of fees the different attorneys charge. Although I do not believe the fee for estate planning should be the main factor in selecting an estate planning attorney, it is, of course, a primary concern. Significantly, the fee charged does not always represent the quality of the estate plan. Many experienced and capable estate planning attorneys actually charge

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WITH A SATELLITE OFFICE NOW IN PANGUITCH. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney McKenna and Olmstead. He is a founding member and former President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions regarding this article or if you have a topic you wish to have addressed in this column, you can call 435 6281711 or email jmckenna@ less for their services than less experienced and less qualified planners. In conclusion, there are several factors that should be considered in the selection of an estate planning attorney. After considering the items discussed in this article and after meeting with the attorney, the most important factor may just be how does the estate planning attorney make you feel when you are with him or her. You should feel comfortable and not intimidated. Most importantly, the estate planning attorney you select should make you feel that he or she is there to serve your and your family’s needs and should never act like your needs are a burden.

Although our choir generally practises together, occasionally we split into sectionals: basses with tenors (men), altos with sopranos (women). Each group requires a pianist. As we were preparing for one concert, our choir director, who is also a pianist, thought it wise to split into our sectionals to practice. She turned to one lady, another pianist, and instructed, "I'll go upstairs with the women while you play with the men."

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l A u G h i N g pOiNt!! Bathroom Signs

Over the years, my husband and I have usually managed to decode the cute but confusing gender signs sometimes put on restaurants' restroom doors (Buoys and Gulls, Laddies and Lassies, etc.), but every so often we get stumped. Recently my husband Dave wandered off in search of the men's room and found himself confronted by two marked doors. One was labeled "Bronco," and the other was designated "Cactus." Completely baffled, he stopped a restaurant employee passing by. "Excuse me; I need to use the restroom," Dave said. Gesturing toward the doors, he asked, "Which one should I use?" "Actually, we would prefer you to go there," the employee said, pointing to a door down the hall marked "Men." "Bronco and Cactus are private dining rooms."

Meeting for Coffee

Two mothers met for coffee. "Well Ruthie, how are the kids?" "To tell you the truth, my son has married a real tramp!" says Ruth. "She doesn't get out of bed until 11. She's out all day spending his money on Heaven knows what, and when he gets home, exhausted, does she have a nice hot dinner for him? Ha! She makes him take her out to dinner at an expensive restaurant." "Oh! What a shame. And how about your daughter?" "Ah! Now there's a lucky girl. She has married a saint. He brings her breakfast in bed, he gives her enough money to buy whatever she needs, and in the evening he always takes her out to dinner at a nice restaurant."

Back Ache

His aching back made it impossible for my friend's husband to get a decent night's rest on their lumpy mattress. "Until I feel better, I'm going to sleep on the couch," he announced. Ordinarily, a spouse moving out of the bedroom isn't a good sign for the marriage. So his wife couldn't resist: "Okay, but as soon as we have an argument you're back in our bed."


On her forty-first birthday, a woman received, among other presents, an extravagantly expensive wrinkle-removing cream from her teenage daughter. "And what did she give you last year?" a guest asked the mom. Her reply without hesitation was: "The wrinkles!"

Today's Thought

Forgive and forget, but keep a list of names just in case.

Shower Thoughts

Those bathrooms with the light switch on the outside are solid proof that most architects don't have siblings.


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SALEM/LOA - Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Luzenia Mayhew Rees, age 95, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Holden, Utah on April 12, 2019. She was born August 27, 1923 in Maben, West Virginia, a daughter of Charles Baker and Rebecca Mosley Mayhew. She graduated from Portsmouth High School, Class of 1941. Luzenia married the love of her life, Spencer T. Rees March 24, 1944 in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they raised six children in Loa, Utah. Spencer passed away December 3, 2009. Luzenia was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the Primary and as Relief Society President and in many other callings. She worked as a Temple Ordinance Worker, and served a 6 month mission to the Northern States and 3 other missions with her husband, Spencer, to the Philippines, San Diego and Cove Fort. She was an avid indexer and has done over 230,000 names. She attended the Temple regularly until 2 months ago when her health started failing. She was a genuine ministering angel, who drew people to her where ever she went. She had a listening ear for everyone. Luzenia enjoyed reading, cooking for her family and feeding anyone that she could. She often said her greatest accomplishment was her 6 children. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She was looking forward to being with her sweetheart, her son and all of her family members who have preceded her in death. Luzenia is survived by her children: Stephen and Linda Rees of Salem, Stanley and Karen Rees of Sandy, Carolee and Craig Tatton of Centerville, Jolynn and Jim Blodgett of Holden, Sterling and Cynthia Rees of Salem, 27 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law: Claudia Rees of Midway. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Spencer T. Rees; a son, Devon Rees; a grandson; and all of her siblings: Harry Mayhew, Charles Mayhew, Earl Mayhew, Park Mayhew, Ed Mayhew, Jim Mayhew, Carrie Stonebraker, Virginia Wiggins and Rebecca Keller. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Millard County Hospice Team, for their kind and considerate care of our Mom in her last days. You are truly angels here on earth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Knoll Park LDS Ward Chapel, 160 South 400 West in Salem, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. prior to the services. Graveside services and burial will be Monday, April 22, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Loa Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at:

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by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting Attention Parents and Grandparents: The 22nd annual Easter Egg hunt will be this Friday the 19th. It will be at the City Park Pavilion and will start at 10:00 am. The Easter Bunny will be brought to the park in the big red Fire Engine. There will be plenty of candy and lots and lots of stuffed Easter bunnies, so kids bring your baskets and bags for all of the goodies. The Easter Bunny would like to thank all of you that donated your change in the jars that were around town. Thanks to Panguitch City, Joe’s Market, Fire House Antiques, Linda Olsen, April Hookham, Karla Owens, the residents at the care center and the many students in Ms. Caine’s class that help out each year. It seemed like the whole town was at the Junior Prom last Friday night, and wasn’t it grand? There is a whole week of all out work that goes into the decorating of the high school gym. The theme this year was Paris, and they had an Eiffel Tower as their Center piece. The students were in-

troduced coming through the Arch of Triumph, and they really looked sharp in their tuxes and prom dresses. The whole hall was decorated, ,even the upstairs, with different storefronts from Paris. The students did a great dance, and then they danced with their parents. It was a wonderful evening, and one that the students will remember for their lifetime. It wasn’t that long ago that the students used a parachute for the ceiling, and the Class of 2020 changed the ceiling to lights strung across the gym. This was a first class Prom and many thanks to the parents and students for your efforts. It was a fun night. This is Easter weekend, the Holiest time in the Christian religions throughout the World. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, in Panguitch, they will be honored to have Apostle Cook here for Sunday services. Don’t forget the Car Show down in Hurricane on Saturday. With the road through Zion’s being closed, I think that we will go down through Kanab and over to

Hurricane that way. The date on the Utah Power shutdown is going to be changed from the 25th to the 30th. The power will be off from 10 pm. to 5 am the following morning. They have put in some new poles up at Maryville, and they will use that time to hook them all up. I have been getting a lot of calls on my phones from people trying to sell something or give something for nothing, lately, and if you are having the same problem, I came across this item in the latest AARP magazine. 888382-1222 is the number to call to get these unwanted calls done away with. You just call and dial in your number and, while it may not block all calls, it can help reduce the number of unwanted calls. It is the National Do Not Call Registry. Now if they would figure out a way to do away with all of the request that we get for donations, that would really be something. Tiger Woods won the Master Golf Championship today. In the last 3 years, Tiger has undergone 4 back surgeries and had work done on

his knee also. A year ago, he didn’t know if he would ever play again. During the 90s, he dominated the golf world, winning 7 or 8 tournament each year, being the #1 golfer for 10 years straight. During that time, he won four Masters Championships. The last one was 22 years ago. Wood's last major championship win was in 2005. However, he has passed Sam Snead in tournaments won with 82. He has also won about 15 foreign tournaments, that don’t count on his totals. His 15 national championships is second only to Jack Nickolas 18. It is an exciting time for golf again, with Tiger back. Thanks to genetic selection, the U.S. chicken industry can now produce a 6.3 pound chicken in just 47 days. That’s twice as fast as it was fifty years ago. Meat processors last year produced 42 billion pounds of chickens. The 400 richest Americans have more wealth than the 150 million adults that make up the bottom 60% of the country’s wealth distribution.

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roads in the area that need repair, on lunching with the seniors in Escalante and touring their soon-to-be opened Community Center, and on the need to pressure Bryce Canyon to keep the roads and trails in the park open throughout the year as closing access affects the businesses. He met with the Director of Natural Resources Mike Stiler and other officials to encourage ranchers and farmers to work together with the agencies on the vegetation and water projects in the works. Commissioner Taylor reported on the possibility of a new power line between Offshore Marina and Ticaboo and its importance to the Ticaboo Utility Improvement District, Offshore Marina and Ticaboo in general. He also met with Ticaboo residents to discuss their fire station and equipment. On another topic, Taylor said he’s enlisting the experience of a West Virginian commissioner who has success in with main street renovation projects. He and Greg Puckett will work on re-vitalizing main streets in each community and “help make them more quaint.” He will also be meeting with the BLM regarding the Escalante Science Center and doing a one-day dinosaur-dig field trip with GSENM paleontologist Alan Titus. Commissioner Leland Pollock reported meeting with the Sheriff, Bryce Canyon Park officials, and owners of Bryce Canyon Trail Rides regarding trails closed due to safety concerns. He said the business had lost $12K in revenue over a four-day period due to this closure. Pollock spoke with Tim Williams in the Dept of Interior, who in turn spoke with the National Director of Park Service to get the trails open by Apr. 8. Pollock recommended getting a local working group together to fix these issues. That business, he said, has been doing trail rides for 47 years and “they’re the ones who are liable, not the park service. If they say the trail is safe, it’s safe.” In other safety matters, he noted the recurrent traffic problem on Hwy 12 at Mossy Cave and the “near misses” of vehicles and pedestrians there. Pollock said he works on public land issues “pretty much every day.” There are 12 water projects on the Monument that were previously restricted but can now be completed. Next on the agenda was

Tropic Town’s Mayor WaLon Brinkerhoff and council member Dennis Pollock to discuss the town’s aging sewer system and leaking lagoons. They will be appearing before the Community Impact Board (CIB) the first week of May to apply for funding the $3.1M project. They wanted a “show of support” from Garfield County. County Engineer Brian Bremner said the amount of material Tropic needed to move “would take the county months to be of benefit,” meaning a soft match of equipment would not be as useful as a direct cash match. The Mayor said they’d be draining the existing lagoons and needing to purchase about 15 acres of property to build a new lagoon. He said the town is not allowing people to buy new connections right now. They’ve recently raised water and sewer rates, cut the basic allowance of water, and established tiered billing to increase revenue. Commissioner Pollock said the county could reach out to CIB to try to find the best way to assist the town. He wanted this issue back on the agenda for the April 22 commission meeting, as “this is an emergency situation.” Commissioner Tebbs asked if they can get the CIB information before that meeting so they can review what a reasonable county match might be. Public Works Director Brian Bremner said he needed the commission to approve “assurance relating to real property acquisition” for the NRCS project at Clear Creek to do restoration projects on private land. On another matter of updating the county’s Resource Management Plan, Bremner said he will be adding a “guidance document” to the RMP appendix during next several months. That document will be referenced in describing the county’s upcoming travel and transportation evaluation planning, part of which is associated with the monument lands, part with eastern end of the county, and used for coordinating language with the different agencies. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA): Six Panguitch FCCLA students presented their competition projects, including improving communication with moms and girls, promoting healthy nutrition in sports, and career investigation and self-assessment. They have

competed at the state level and want to attend the national conference in Anaheim. The cost this year is $1600/ student. The Commission approved funding $400/student as there are fewer students this year than last. Next, Erica Walz, editor and publisher of the WayneGarfield County Insider, and Mark Austin, co-owner, requested a retraction of and apology for erroneous statements made by Commissioner Pollock in public testimony before the Utah legislature on February 20. Walz said Commissioner Pollock and Rep. Phil Lyman were testifying in public hearing at a Political Subdivisions sub-committee hearing on behalf of Lyman’s HB 257, a bill that would have prohibited citizens in the smaller rural counties, such as Wayne and Garfield, from the engaging in the process of analyzing/recommending change to their three-commissioner form of county government. [Note: The state’s process entails 1) obtaining sufficient voter signatures in the county to 2) place on the ballot the question of approving or denying formation of a study committee that would 3) spend a year researching costs, options, benefits and weaknesses in order to 4) produce a recommendation that would appear on the next ballot to keep or change the form of county government. Lyman’s bill was approved by the House, but ran out of time to be voted on in the Senate.] In the hearing, Rep.Lyman had claimed “special interest groups” were actively engaging in “hostile takeovers” of local governments, and were moving in “to manipulate and force” these changes. Lyman deferred to Commissioner Pollock when asked to specify. Pollock said he’d give a good example: “the Wayne County Insider” … which is basically a propaganda.” “We know who is running this local paper. We have no defense against the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and these special interest groups..” “They got it on the ballot, ‘they’ meaning the outsiders with pressure,” and “out of 2,400 people—and they really don’t know what they’re voting for other than what they read in The Insider.

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Central. Baldwin said many businesses get insurance breaks if they have personnel who serve as EMTs. The county received one new ambulance, with existing ambulances to be inspected and re-dispersed among the communities. 1st quarter ambulance runs are nearly the same as last year. • Travel Council: Falyn Owens said Transient Room Tax is up for the year so far, but it’s uncertain whether the increase is due to tourist volume or increased collections due to state audits. About 85 local employees attended a tourism training workshop; others attended the Southern Utah Tourism Summit in Cedar last month. The next Travel Council meeting will be Apr 23, in Boulder. • Hospital: Alberto Vasquez said the 3D digital mobile mammography unit will be going to Boulder twice this year (compared to zero in recent years), and also to areas outside Garfield County such as Parowan, Hildale, Washington Co, Beaver Co, and Iron Co. • Assessor: Joe Thompson said the appraisals on the east side of the county are mostly finished, except for some of the new buildings. Panguitch Lake and Mammoth Creek areas are still inaccessible due to snow. Property sales have increased, resulting in more comparables, and thereby more accurate data. • Clerk: Camille Moore said she met with the Town Clerks the previous week and discussed plans for the 2019 vote-by-mail municipal elections. The regular County Commission meeting began at 11 a.m., with Commissioner Leland Pollock chairing. Commissioner Tebbs requested moving the discussion on the Planning Department’s Water Concurrency Ordinance until after the executive session. The commission agreed to hold the executive session related to litigation at the end of the meeting, following lunch. (That discussion should be on the clerk’s 4/8/19 recording, not available as of this writing. Executive sessions themselves are not recorded.) Commissioner Tebbs reported on inspecting some

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How to Turn a 4-H Project into a Youth Entrepreneurship Opportunity Callie Ward, Utah State UniverSity extenSion aSSiStant profeSSor, Garfield CoUnty

We know spring is getting closer when the seed and hatchery catalogs start showing up! While browsing catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather and a producing garden, my son and I found something that sparked our interest – the Fly Tyer’s Special. The bundle included cockerels that produce hackle feathers, which are used for tying flies. My 8-year-old son, who has a love of all animals and all things outdoors, could start a 4-H poultry project and sell the feathers, or he could take up fly tying and turn it into a small business. With an amazing 8-year-old mind tied in with an entrepreneurial spirit, we had just turned a 4-H project into a youth-entrepreneurship opportunity! Entrepreneurship is

widely recognized as a driver of rural economic growth and community vitality. Its creation is crucial to the economic vitality of all communities, especially those in rural locations. So, why not prepare our youth to be entrepreneurs through their 4-H projects? The National Institute of Food and Agriculture notes that 4-H prepares youth for successful futures with a strong emphasis on the development of life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, social skills, citizenship and leadership. These skills are fostered through educational programming grounded in the experiential learning model, better known as “learn by doing.” Through 4-H projects, youth can learn by solving problems, experimenting, replicating efforts and making mistakes. How do we take it to

the next step and make a 4-H project a youth entrepreneurship opportunity? Youth can gain entrepreneurial competence through having experiences. Youth should interact with local producers, businesses, and community leaders in order to learn authentic work practices and gain experience, according to researchers at The University of Kentucky. Producers and business owners can help provide entrepreneurial opportunities for youth in many ways. Some include: having a 4-H member shadow or interview you, sharing personal experiences with 4-H youth and encouraging them to solve their own problems and work through their mistakes. In addition, producers and business owners can provide youth with the support to pursue their passion. This might include a financial in-

Could Utah Mandate Immunizations? We’ll get back to property law next time, because in the last week, I’ve been very curious about the legality of mandating vaccinations. To catch everyone up, on Tuesday, April 9, New York City’s mayor ordered mandatory measles vaccinations for certain parts of the city. We live in Utah, with our own constituency. But like New York City, we have a broad swath of individuals choosing not to vaccinate themselves or their children. Is this legal? Could mandatory vaccinations happen in Utah? Let’s go back in time to review some federal constitutional law. In Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 US 11 (1905), the United States Supreme Court upheld the Massachusetts’ authority to enforce compulsory vaccination. Why? The Court opined that if a public danger looms, the public’s freedoms are subordinated for the common good. It upheld the utilitarian view to mandate vaccinations. This means, simply, that a state can make laws forcing individuals to comply with state vaccination mandates if the mandate helps the greater good. Modern utilitarian laws include speed limits, illegal drug prohibitions, health inspection standards, and building permitting. In 1922, the United States Supreme Court further allowed state schools to refuse admitting students without the vaccination requirements. It reasoned that students were not a protected class under the 14th Amendment and Equal Protection Clause. This case is fascinating, check it out: Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922). In 1944, we go back to Massachusetts where the United States Supreme Court upheld Massachusetts’ requirement to vaccinate children regardless of a parent’s religious objection because, quote, “the right to practice religion freely does not include liberty to expose the

community or the child to communicable disease or the latter to ill health or death.” I’m partial to 1940-50s era literature (Steinbeck, Stegner, Wilder, etc.), and this case is great writing: Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U.S. 158 (1944). Like we’ve discussed before, there are state and federal laws and they mix and match somewhat complicatedly. How do these cases fit within Utah’s laws? The United States Supreme Court upheld that She's your local lawyer! any state (such as Utah) can mandate vaccinations but the local health department. does not force states to manVaccinating children date vaccinations. This means is controversial. Mandatory Utah could mandate vaccinavaccinations are even more tions if the mandate met the controversial. As always, my standards stated in the cases articles are meant to merely above. However, there are inform the discussions about laws and then there is political relevant legal topics. I hope sway. From my experience, this information helps you Utah would seem to be a state form your opinion about the that would not mandate vaclegality of mandatory vaccinacinations, but it still has the tion. If you’d like to read the power to do so if there ever cases or statutes mentioned, was an appropriate reason for there are links on my website, such a mandate. Until then, Utah has codified its student immunization Disclaimer. As always, exemptions under Utah Code my column is not legal advice, Ann. § 53G-9-303. Utah vacinstead merely insight into the cination exemptions can be law and legal profession. If for medical or personal and you have a general question religious beliefs. about the law or legal profesThe parent or legal sion, please email me at meguardian of the child (1) must or call fill out the proper forms and my office at 435.610.1431. (2) take the online immunizaMeGan MUStoe, tion education module or must attorney, receive an in-person tion and exemption form from Richfield

vestment in a livestock or horse project, donating an unused sewing machine or providing cooking supplies for a local club. Support can also include the donation of time, which can be such things as judging projects at the local county fair or reviewing a 4-H portfolio and providing helpful feedback. Once youth have learned by doing and are provided with support, they can transition into an opportunity for entrepreneurship by starting simply. For example, they could sell fresh-baked rolls door to door, sell produce at the farmers market, or go into the fly-tying business! Free Entrance Cont'd from page 1

shoreline, please follow “Lake Powell Pure” practices by properly disposing of human and pet waste. Visitors are encouraged to follow guidelines for desert and boating safety. Life threatening dangers to avoid include heat stress, swimming at marinas, flash floods, cliff jumping and carbon monoxide. More safety information is available here. Quagga mussels have been confirmed both above and below the dam. All boaters and fishermen are reminded to clean, drain, and dry their boats and all equipment after contact with infested waters. Specific information about applicable state laws is available for Utah and Arizona. While Lake Powell is one of the largest and most beautiful man-made lakes in North America, it is only 13 percent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Glen Canyon’s 1.25 million acres stretch from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, proposed wilderness areas, and a vast panorama of human history. —National Park Service

cal government and fair and equitable taxation. Currently there are five county taxpayer associations in Utah, all nonpartisan, volunteer organizations. The Garfield County Taxpayers Association (GCTA) is a newly-formed county-wide non-profit organization. It is 100% comprised of volunteer county residents - a group of diverse individuals interested in, and dedicated to, fostering an accountable and fiscally responsible government. The group obtains information and conducts research with the purpose of educating the public primarily through an easily navigable website ( which includes resources, news links and information on issues that impact most, if not all, Garfield County residents. Signing up for membership on the website adds members to the mailing list for announcements and notifications. Individuals without email or internet access can join the GCTA and Garfield Commission

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… That’s an absolute fact.” (Pollock’s comments can be heard in full on the legislature’s website, https://le.utah. gov/av/committeeArchive. jsp?timelineID=134427 at timemarker 6:49.) Walz directed her comments at Commissioner Pollock saying, “What you said is not a fact. Neither the newspaper nor myself are financially supported by SUWA or any other environmental group, or any group of any kind, nor do they have any influence over content of the newspaper. What concerns me most is this a false statement about my business and our local newspaper. It has been used to influence public policy. The statement currently stands as an official testimony before the Utah State legislature and it is a misstatement of the newspaper and how we function and its role in the community.” Walz asked for a retraction, in writing, to correct the false statements, and also “as constituents,” an apology for this mischaracterization. She invited the commissioners to meet with her at any time they have questions or issues with the newspaper. Mark Austin said he sup-

receive information through the U.S. mail. The GCTA is not associated with any partisan efforts. We do not endorse, support or oppose any political party or candidate for any city or county office. Membership is free, confidential and open to EVERYONE - you don’t have to be a property tax payer to become a GCTA member. Not everyone has the time, or is willing, to actively participate in taxpayers association activities. However, by becoming a member you will be supporting the efforts of those who do the work to provide residents a focused, objective, and principled assessment of governmental tax and spending issues. It’s easy to sign up at and become a member. Individuals without internet or email access can join by calling 435268-2431 (accepting voice mail messages) or by writing: GCTA, P.O. Box 414, Panguitch, UT 84759. —Garfield County Taxpayers Association ported Walz’s comments and would like to see that retraction recorded at the legislature. He said, he’d initially invested in the paper to help Walz buy it, but now the newspaper “entirely pays for itself” with no further investment by him. Commissioner Pollock said, “You wanted a response, and I’m not agreeing to anything, that's my response." In final business, the Commission: • Approved $495 to participate in the Rural Cowboy Caucus at the state legislature. • Approved a resolution to make a CIB payment on behalf of Escalante to prevent defaulting on their loan. • Approved recommendation of Escalante Mayor Melanie Torgerson to temporarily replace Cannonville’s Mayor at Five County Association of Governments. • Voted to obtain more information on costs associated with building a countywide dog pound. County Attorney Barry Huntington said he was asked by some of the smaller communities if the county could provide a centrally located facility for the animals. —Insider

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April 18, 2019

LegaL Notices ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Laura M. Gray, No. 5960 LAURA MILLIKEN GRAY, PC 1555 East Stratford Avenue #100 Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 (801) 983-3309 (801) 315-0008 (Fax) Attorney for Successor Trustees IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST ESTATE OF: Arthur R. Adelman, Deceased.


Estate of Arthur R. Adelmann, Deceased Frances Metcalfe and Duncan Metcalfe, whose address is 211 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102, have been appointed Co-Successor Trustees of the Arthur R. Adelmann Living Trust, of the estate for Arthur R. Adelmann. Creditors of the estate are hereby notified to: (1) deliver or mail their written claims to the Successor Trustees at the address above; or (2) deliver or mail their written claims to the Successor Trustee's attorney, Laura M. Gray, at the following address: 1555 East Stratford Avenue, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, or otherwise present their claims as required by Utah law within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. Laura M. Gray Attorney for Successor Co-Trustees Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 4, 11 & 18, 2019 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, without warranty, payable in lawful money of the United States, at the Main entrance, Wayne County State Court Building, 18 S Main, Loa, Utah 84747, on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. of said day, for the purpose of foreclosing a Deed of Trust for Utah (Deed of Trust), originally dated May 1, 2009, executed by BRANDON C. WHIPPLE and ERICA L. WHIPPLE, as Trustor, in favor of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE OR SUCCESSOR AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, as Beneficiary, recorded May 1, 2009 as Entry No. 148108 in Book 214 at Page 47, covering the following real property purported to be located in Wayne County at 40 West Rookie Lane, Hanksville, Utah 84734 (the undersigned disclaims liability for any error in the address), and more particularly described as: Lot 4, WHIPPLE SUBDIVISION PLAT 'A', according to the Official Plat thereof, recorded in the Office of the County Recorder of Wayne County. EXCEPTING THEREFROM all oil, gas and other minerals, together with the right of Ingress and Egress for the purpose.of exploring and/or removing the same. TOGETHER WITH all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, Appurtenances, and fixtures which now or hereafter are a part of the property. All replacements and Additions shall also be covered by this Security Instrument. All of the foregoing is referred to in this Security Instrument as the "Property." The current Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE OR SUCCESSOR AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE and the record owner of the property as of recorded of the Notice of Default is BRANDON C. WHIPPLE and ERICA L. WHIPPLE. The Sale is subject to a bankruptcy filing, a payoff, a reinstatement or any other condition of which the Trustee is not aware that.would cause the cancellation of the sale. If any such condition exists, the sale shall be void, the successful bidder's funds returned and the trustee and current beneficiary shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damage. The opening bid will be the net recovery value of approximitley $76,560.00, which is not a representation of the exact amount owed. Bidders must tender to the Trustee a $5,000.00 deposit at the sale and the balance of the purchase price by 12:00 noon the day following the sale. Both the deposit and the balance must in the form of a wire transfer, cashier's check, Bank Official Check, U.S. Postal Money Order or certified funds payable to PROFESSIONAL TITLE SERVICES, as Trustee. Cash payments are not accepted. A successful bidder who fails to tender the full purchase price will forefeit the entire deposit. A Trustee's Deed will be delivered to the successful bidder within five business days after receipt of the amount bid. Dated April 3, 2019 PROFESSIONAL TITLE SERVICES AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE 41 South 100 East RICHFIELD, UTAH 84701 (435)896-6426 Office Hours: 8:00 A.m. - 5:00 P.M. 18-W-224 USA THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED Will BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25 and MAY 2, 2019

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPOINT TRUSTEES FOR WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019, the Wayne County Commission will appoint (or re-appoint) three trustees to the governing board of the Wayne County Water Conservancy District. The trustees will be sworn in on or after July 15, 2019, for a three year term, and will represent the divisions of Torrey, Teasdale, and Loa. Anyone interested in serving on the Water Conservancy Board should send a letter to the Wayne County Commissioners at PO Box 189, Loa, UT 84747 by July 1, 2019. For additional information, persons may contact John Jackson at 435-456-9121. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 11, 18 & 25, 2019

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ANNEX PANGUITCH CITY Three annexation petitions have been filed with Panguitch City for the purpose of annexing the areas into Panguitch City. The Panguitch City Council received the notice of certification on April 9, 2018. The area proposed for annexation can be viewed at the Panguitch City Office or on the website. The complete annexation petitions are available for inspection and copying at The Panguitch City office. Written protests or letters of support for the proposed Annexations can be delivered to the Panguitch City Recorder at 25 S. 200 E. by May 8, 2019. A final Public Hearing on the annexation petitions will be held May 14, 2019 at the regular Panguitch City Council meeting. CEMETERY EAST AREA ANNEXATION BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION Commencing at the Corner of Sections 27, 28, 33 and 34, Township 34 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base & Meridian, Utah, and running thence South 00°20'41" West along the line between said Sections 33 and 34, 82.50 feet to the True Point of Beginning, said point being on the boundary of Panguitch City; and running thence following the City Boundary South 78°27'31" West 309.23 feet; thence South 55°59'43" West 233.06 feet; thence North 00°58'16" West 2170.77 feet to the northerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 89; thence North 89°10'28" East leaving said boundary of Panguitch City and along the northerly right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway 89, 602.50 feet; thence South 00°49'57" East leaving said northerly right-of-way line, 149.85 feet to the southerly right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway 89; thence South 89°04'50" East along the southerly right-of-line of said U.S. Highway 89, 169.66 feet; thence South 79°26'43" East continuing along said right-of-way line 485.01 feet; thence South 72°23'01" East 194.12 feet; thence South 00°01'17" East 520.25 feet; thence North 89°27'07" West 205.46 feet; thence South 00°33'01" West 768.47 feet; thence North 89°43'21" West 265.84 feet; thence South 00°07'31" East 323.03 feet to the line between said Sections 27 and 34; thence North 89°26'14" West along the line between said Sections 27 and 34, 48.63 feet; thence South 00°22'10" West 439.60 feet; thence North 89°26'12" West 13.79 feet; thence South 00°22'12" West 152.99 feet; thence South 33°57'18" West 141.37 feet; thence South 12°59'35" West 104.83 feet; thence North 89°33'29" West 164.32 feet; thence North 00°20'41" East 331.21 feet; thence North 89°39'23" West 96.65 feet to the line between said Sections 33 and 34; thence North 00°20'41" East along the line between said Sections 33 and 34, 400.00 feet to the point of beginning containing 58.56 acres. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25 and MAY 2, 2019 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING GARFIELD COUNTY The Garfield County Commission will hold a Public Hearing on proposed Garfield County Ordinance 2019-3, an ordinance amending chapter 8, Conditional Uses, of the Garfield County, Utah Zoning Ordinance and Garfield County Ordinance 2019-4, an ordinance amending Chapter 9, Planned Unit Development, of the Garfield County, Utah Zoning Ordinance. The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Garfield County Courthouse. The draft ordinance can be viewed at www.garfield.utah. gov. Please send written comments to kaden.figgins@garfield. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 11 & 18, 2019 CITY COUNCIL POSITION PANGUITCH CITY Panguitch City has an opening for Council Member. Position will be filled at a regular City Council Meeting on May 14, 2019. Interested parties may submit a letter of interest and qualifications to Panguitch City, PO Box 75, 740 N Main (Garfield County Fair Building), Panguitch, Utah 84759 by May 10, 2019. Interviews will take place on May 14, 2019 and will be conducted by the City Council. Panguitch City is an Equal Opportunity Employer Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 11 & 18, 2019

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL OFFICES HATCH TOWN The following offices to be voted on in the Hatch Town Municipal General Election on November 5, 2019: * Town Council Member- 4 year term *Town Council Member – 4 year term Candidate Filing Period Begins on June 3, 2019 and ends on June 7, 2019. Declaration of Candidacy Forms must be filed in person with the Hatch Town Clerk at 49 W Center, Hatch, Utah. Please contact her for an appointment at 435-735-4160. Jacie Torgersen Hatch Town Clerk Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25, 2019

BRYCE CANYON CITY MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE FILING NOTICE Primary Election August 13th, 2019 General Election November 5th, 2019 Each person seeking to become a candidate for an elected position will need to file a Declaration of Candidacy. Filing is June 3rd, 2019 – June 7th, 2019 Those interested may file with the City Clerk by email, “Write-In” Candidates will also need to file a Declaration of Candidacy Positions for Election * Council Member 4-year term * Council Member 4-year term * Council Member 4-year term Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 11 & 18, 2019

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LegaL Notices PUBLIC NOTICE ESCALANTE CITY ESCALANTE CITY WILL HAVE THREE VACANT POSITIONS FOR THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER ELECTION. 3– Council member positions – 4 year terms You may file at the Escalante City Office located at 56 North 100 West, in Escalante, Utah. Filing will be held June 03, 2019 through June 07, 2019. The city office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stephanie Steed, CMC/City Recorder Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25, 2019 NOTICE TO WATER USERS The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Wayne County. These are informal proceedings per Rule 655-6-2. Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be filed with the Division of Water Rights, PO Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours on or before May 15, 2019. Please visit or call (801)538-7240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATIONS(S) 61-3177 (a44608): Tru North Holdings LC propose(s) using 1 ac-ft. from groundwater (Bryce Canyon) for COMMERCIAL: 10 hospitality units at 150 gpd/unit for 214 days. EXTENSIONS 61-1721 (a18644): Cherokee Springs Ranch, LLC is/are filing an extension for 0.138 cfs OR 100 ac-ft. from groundwater (4 miles S. of Hatch) for DOMESTIC. 97-2203 (a24040): Mary Louise Lockhart, William B. Lockhart is/are filing an extension for 0.75 ac-ft. from groundwater (Lot 6 Black Boulder Mesa Prop) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION. 95-5346 (A75595a): USA National Park Service is/are filing an extension for 0.008 cfs OR 0.64 ac-ft. (15 miles SE of Torrey) for IRRIGATION. 97-2202 (a24039): William J. Lockhart, Teresa Martin is/ are filing an extension for 0.75 ac-ft. from groundwater (Lot 5 Black Boulder Mesa Prop) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION. FIXED-TIME EXTENSION(S) 97-2334 (F78103): EFR Henry Mountains LLC is/are filing a fixed-time extension for 0.4456 cfs (Tony M Mine, near Ticaboo) for MINING. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25, 2019 Need to give public notice about a town meeting, budget proposal, or seeking public comment on a prospective project? Call 826-4400 or email

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL OFFICE CANDIDATE FILING HANKSVILLE TOWN The following offices to be voted on in the Hanksville Town Municipal General Election on 5th November 2019. 2 - Council Member 4-year term Each person seeking to become a candidate for an elected position will need to file a Declaration of Candidacy. Filing is June 3rd – June 7th, 2019. Those interested may file with the Town Clerk by email, Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25, 2019 PUBLIC NOTICE PANGUITCH CEMETERY DISTRICT FLOWER REMOVAL Please remove flowers and other Items The Cemetery needs to be made ready for Memorial Day and the summer season. Memorial day flowers may remain until June 8th Then only flowers that are attached to the headstone can remain for the summer. Thank You, Pangutich Cemetery Board Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18 & 25 and MAY 2, 2019 PUBLIC NOTICE USDA FOREST SERVICE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT USDA Forest Service Fishlake National Forest Fremont River Ranger District, Sevier, County, Utah Fish Lake Marinas and Recreation Improvements Project The Fishlake National Forest is requesting comments for the Fish Lake Marinas and Recreation Improvements Project. Information concerning this project can be found at: http:// Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18, 2019 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOULDER TOWN The Boulder Town Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Boulder Community Center Meeting Room, 351 N. 100 E., for the purpose of receiving public comments on the Planning Commission's recommendation for adoption of a proposed change to the Zoning Ordinance which would govern Residential Short-term Rentals. A copy is available on the Town's website http://boulder.utah. gov/announcements or by requesting a copy from either Town Clerk Michala Alldredge or Judi Davis. Written comments will also be considered and can be given to either clerk. Judith Davis Boulder Town Clerk Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on APRIL 18, 2019

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what they were 100 years ago. Of course, different skills are required now, and in 2019 one person can do the job of 20 or more a century ago. In addition, many rural locales are attracting “amenities migrants,” often retirees, whose backgrounds and values are very different from long-time residents of these small rural towns. Their purchase of real estate in these places can drive real estate prices out of reach of the children of old-time families. This, of course, requires adaptation, new land-use policies and enhanced educational opportunities, to name but a few. Two rural towns that have accepted the challenge of the new realities are Helper in Carbon County and Midway in Wasatch County. Helper’s Mayor Lenise Peterson recognized that the tiny town needed to update its image and income stream, and led the charge into the 21st century by capitalizing on the town’s unique geological setting, which lends itself to the popular sport of bouldering, among other things. Several art galleries have opened, the town now hosts a beer festival and an up-to-date coffee shop, Cup of Joe’s. Every August Helper hosts an Arts, Music and Film Festival, and artists are increasingly moving into the scenic, affordable area. Historically Midway, located in the Wasatch ”Back” south of Park City, had relied on a thriving dairy industry as its main source of revenue. When the dairy farms began to subdivide and sell acreage for homes (and second homes) Midway began to develop family friendly activities. Its location provides ample outdoor recreation winter and summer, and Midway has managed to retain its small-town, dairyfocused feel. Since it is located close to a major urban area, the idea is to provide plenty of daytrip activities, while encouraging visitors to return home or

stay in local accommodations at the end of the day. Wasatch County is the 4th fastest growing county in the US, and Midway didn’t wish to become “another Moab!” The fact remains, however, that more and more “amenities migrants” are purchasing or building homes in many small rural communities that had previously had a fairly homogeneous population of farmers, ranchers, miners and proprietors of the small businesses that supported them. Moab was one such town that didn’t start to get a handle on its growth spurt in the 80s and 90s in time to prevent some lessthan-optimal growth it is now grappling with. A major challenge for attractive small rural towns now is to ensure sustainable growth by enacting policies that reflect the capacity of an area to absorb in-migration and all that it entails, including affordable housing, adequate infrastructure and attractive surroundings, including open space. Among the numerous excellent presenters was Nan Groves Anderson of Torrey, representing the Governor’s Office of Rural Development, who provided information about the numerous state programs to towns experiencing or anticipating this sort of growth. In particular, the Rural Online Initiative (ROI) strives to provide broadband connectivity to remote locations, which will enhance all phases of life, from education to health care to marketing and access to national and global online opportunities. She and several presenters emphasized that recognizing and embracing diversity and change, rather than fearing and resisting them, is the only way to successfully cope with the increasing popularity of the rural American west. For generations people have been drawn to these beautiful places, but they will only stay beautiful if we take realistic steps now to protect what brought us all here in the first place.

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USU SUMMER INTERN Don’t miss out on $4,000 this summer! Applications are being accepted until MAY 1, 2019. Apply for the USU Summer Intern position by contacting GaeLynn Peterson at or by calling 435-836-1313. Job details include planning and teaching summer camps, working with the USU Extension staff as needed, and assisting with the County Fair. The camps are up to you but typically include a sewing camp, a cooking camp, STEM camp etc. but if you have any fun ideas let’s talk! The pay is $13.50 an hour up to $4,000 so you can basically choose your own hours. If you enjoy working with youth, and like to plan your own programs, this is the summer job for you! Contact USU Extension for further information or if you have questions! Utah State University is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity institution. GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE PARTNERS KANAB / SURROUNDING GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE GSEP EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is excited to post our full-time Education Director position. This position will have four functions: creating interest and appreciation for National Conservation Lands System; providing opportunities to teach students land stewardship; promoting initiatives to get youth outside and engaged in onthe-ground projects on public land; and supporting youth career development and employment opportunities in natural and cultural resource management. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree or college-level teacher education credentials and classroom experience. Desire to work with students, teachers, and district staff. Working knowledge of Microsoft programs and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Must pass educational security background. Compensation includes paid holiday, vacation and sick time-off. Health Insurance, 401k. Salary range $42,000 - $46,000 based upon experience. Position will ideally be based out of Kanab, UT but qualified applicants in other locations surrounding Grand Staircase-Escalante will be considered. Visit for full position description. Submit resume and cover page to Closes April 29, 2019 GSEP COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is excited to post our part-time Communications Assistant position. This position will be responsible for the GSEP website, quarterly newsletter production, public outreach through social media, email, press releases, etc. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Excellent written communication and email etiquette skills. Understanding of social media operations and be willing to create a personal Facebook and Instagram profile. Experience with email marketing and WordPress front end development preferred. Position will work 10-20 per week. Occasional weekend or evening support may be required. Pay range $1520 per hour, depending on experience. Location is flexible, though within the gateway communities of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is preferred. Visit for full position description. Send resume and cover letter to Closes April 29, 2019.

WAYNE SCHOOL DISTRICT OPEN TEACHING POSITIONS FOR 2019-2020 Wayne School District has an opening for the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year: Full-time elementary teacher at Loa Elementary School Full-time secondary English teacher at Wayne High School Applicant must possess a valid Utah teaching certificate and applicable endorsements or be able to obtain both by August 2019. Applicant must also possess a knowledge of the subject matter and appropriate instructional methodologies, good communication skills, and be proficient working as a member of a team. Interested individuals should submit a letter detailing their interest in the position, their qualifications, and experience. A current resume, a university transcript showing all course work, a copy of applicant’s teaching certificate, and two letters of recommendation should accompany the application letter. Pay is dependent on education and experience according to the current salary schedule. This position also includes a full benefits package with medical, dental, and life insurance. Applications should be submitted before 5:00 P.M. on April 25, 2019, but both positions will remain open until filled. Please submit applications to Wayne School District, PO Box 127, 79 N 100 W, Bicknell, UT 84715. If you have questions please contact Heather Okerlund at 435-425-3813. Wayne School District is an equal opportunity employer and provider and reserves the right to reject any or all applications

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Garfield County School District is hiring the following positions. For a description of each, please see the district website Speech Language Pathologist for the Garfield School District ESL/Spanish Teacher for Bryce Valley Schools Teacher for Bryce Valley Elementary School Teacher for Escalante Elementary School Teacher and/or Counselor for Escalante High School Carpenters for Garfield County School District Para Professional for Bryce Valley Elementary School Para Professional for Escalante Elementary School Para Professionals for Panguitch Elementary School Food Service Worker for Boulder Elementary School Substitute Custodians, Food Service, and Teachers Language Arts Teacher for Escalante High School SALARY: Please see 2018-2019 Garfield County School Districts Classified Salary Schedule and Certified Salary Schedule. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be fingerprinted and satisfactorily pass an employment background check. Applicant must work well with children. See the job description for additional requirements. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District classified or certified application. Please direct questions to: AES Teacher Sierra Westwood (435-624-3221) BES Head Teacher Elizabeth Julian (435-335-7322) BVES Principal Layne LeFevre (435-679-8619) BVHS Principal Jeff Brinkerhoff (435-679-8835) EES/EHS Principal Shawn Bybee (435-826-4247) PES Principal Nick Reynolds (435-676-8847) PHS Principal Russ Torgersen (435-676-8805) District Office Tracy Davis (435-676-8821) Online application available: Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: See the district website for closing date of each position. Garfield County School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield County School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications.

PANGUITCH DENTAL OFFICE DENTAL HYGIENIST We need a great Dental Hygienist to join our team in our Panguitch Dental Office. Panguitch Dental is looking for a permanent part-time Registered Dental Hygienist to work in our office 2-3 days a week doing single chair hygiene from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We use Dentrix and Dexis software. Candidate needs to be willing to work as a team, provide excellent hygiene skills and great patient care. We have an excellent team and are looking for someone who can join with us to provide the best dental care for our patients. Benefit package available and wage is depending upon experience. Please send resumes to tpace@

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We are looking for friendly, hardworking professionals who enjoy the hospitality industry and interaction with guests. P O S I T I O N S AVA I L A B L E: Front Desk Agents Laundry Services Housekeepers Maintenance Bellmen Positions to start April 1st through October 31st At Capitol Reef Resort we promote from within. Please stop by in person to complete an application. We are located at 2600 E SR 24, Torrey, UT 84775 435-425-3761

DEPUTY RECORDER/ SURVEYOR Garfield County is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Recorder/Surveyor. Applicants should have a knowledge of GIS systems, legal descriptions and CAD drafting and the ability to work well with the public. Surveying experience/license is preferred. Applications are available at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office 55 South Main, Panguitch and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2019. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer.

FRONT DESK / GAS STATION CLERK TROPIC Help wanted front desk and gas station clerk. Part-time or full-time with possible year round employment. Bryce Pioneer Village, call Travis for more information 436-616-8337 or pick up an application at the motel front desk.

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The Insider is the newspaper of general circulation for Wayne & Garfield counties, Utah.