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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Issue # 1272
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Come Watch 12 Films Inspired by Wilderness, September 21 in Escalante ESCALANTE - Kick off this year’s Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Everett Reuss Days with a free film
festival at Escalante High School, Friday, September 21st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Find your inspiration touring the country through twelve incredible films about discovering beauty in the wild. From the frigid coast of Alaska to the familiar shoreline along the Escalante River, there’s so
much to learn about! Come for a great night out, and support your local high school by purchasing refreshments. You could also leave with some great prizes by entering the Wild & Scenic raffle or learn more about one of your great local nonprofits like: Boulder Arts Council, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Glen Canyon Natural History Association and the Escalante Canyons Art Festival. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a nonprofit river conservation organization located in Nevada City, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The organization was formed in 1983 when a small group of concerned citizens banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s Wild and Scenic Cont'd on page 3
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Turns 22 on September 18, 2018! Here are 22 Reasons to Celebrate the Grand Staircase-Escalante by Grand Staircase Escalante Partners
Community Juicing Day Set for Saturday, September 22 Community Apple Juicing, Food Drive, and Apple Vendors
Wayne County Commission Meeting Sept. 4, 2018 by Veronica Egan
Scott T. Smith photography
As Robert Marc and Tracy Potter assist in loading apples into the mobile juicer, Ryal Schallenberger of Northwest Mobile Juicing seals pasteurized juice at the 2016 Community Juicing Day in Torrey, Utah. TORREY – Got apples? Got lots of apples? Got too many apples? Community Juicing Day may be your solution. On Saturday, September 22, in the parking lot of The Saddlery, a complete mobile apple juicing unit will be set up to take in and juice your apples, for free. People from throughout Wayne & Garfield counties are invited to show up with bins, boxes, bags, trash cans or even truckloads of apples between 9am and 3pm. “Whatever way you can
get it to us, bring us your fruit,” said Ann Torrence, of Torrey’s Stray Arrow Ranch, who is sponsoring Community Juicing Day. Torrence and her husband Robert Marc have hired Ryal Schallenberger of Northwest Mobile Juicing of Montana for the event. It is a full service processing unit that washes, juices, and pasteurizes fruit. “This is the deal,” said Torrence. “People get to bring their apples, get them juiced, and what they leave with is pasteurized, ‘bag in a box’
juice that is shelf stable for six months. For free.” Any surplus apples that are not juiced, Torrence will purchase, either as a direct payment to the apple-bringer, or as a donation to the Wayne County Food Bank. “If people have extra good condition fruit I will be happy to buy it, or make a donation in the same amount to the food bank, whichever they prefer,” said Torrence. This is a great opportunity to get free juice and make a little money from your apples. It could also serve as a way to raise funds for a civic or youth group, for groups that want to harvest apples and bring them in to support a charity. Torrence’s goal is to acquire 4,000 gallons of juice for her upcoming business, Etta Place Cider, and her hope is that people will bring in as much fruit as possible.
WAYNE COUNTY - The Wayne County Commission met on Tuesday, Sept. 4 due to the Labor Day holiday. First on the agenda was Dave Love, representing the Red Ridge subdivision south of Torrey. The property was originally subdivided by Commissioner Harward, but he no longer retains any interest it. It was originally created as a Special Service District, as relates to its septic system, but some of the 11 lots are “in” the District (on the community septic system) and some aren’t. Now that all of the lots are sold, the WCC
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Boulder Town Council Meeting September 4 by Tessa Barkan
BOULDER - The September Boulder Town Council meeting began by recognizing members of the Boulder Arts Council for their volunteer service. Present to accept their certificates were Cheryl Cox, Tina Karlsson, Dianne Oberhansly, Elizabeth Julian, and Jill Trombley. The Boulder Arts Council reported on a number of recent and upcoming events. Their summer music in the park
by Bonnie Mangold WAYNE COUNTY - In throughout the mid-west and Episode Seven, I alluded to the west are decreasing; conseimproved survival potential of quently aquifers are being groups and communities that drawn down, river flows are choose to cooperate. It seems diminishing and at the same the situation regarding our time water usage is increaswater supplies will make this Episode 9 Community Juicing BTC increasingly necessary. WishCont'd on page 4 Cont'd on page 6 Cont'd on page 8 ful thinking (false hope) dictates that we will have a great snow winter and all will be well, but that idea is not based on any known trends. So, how will we handle increasing water shortages? As a community we need to start addressing this and figure out how best to deal with these real world issues. How will we allocate water resources as they get scarcer? Next to having air to breathe, water is the most important natural resource in the world. Just ask the countries that are running out of Courtesy Stephanie Minnaert it! Singapore, for example, Youth from all over the Southwest join in Escalante to remove Russian Olive from along is a country with excellent the Escalante watershed. The four participating programs are Utah Conservation Corps, water management, but yet it Arizona Conservation Corps, Canyon Country Youth Corps, and Southwest conservation must import water. Areas like the southwest of the US have Corps—Ancestral Lands. This will be the final year for the project, and we wish them a safe been desert for thousands of and productive season! years, and not until irrigation ESCALANTE - Fall sea- City, UT), Arizona Conser- crews will be working mainly became common were such son in southern Utah means vation Corps (Flagstaff, AZ), in Harris Wash and in varilands more than sparsely inconservation corps crews in- Canyon Country Youth Corps ous locations along the main habited. Unfortunately population growth doesn’t come filtrating the local communi- (Monticello, UT), and South- stem of the Escalante River, with an increasing supply ties of the Grand Staircase-Es- west Conservation Corps including just downstream of water, and so here in the calante. The four participating – Ancestral Lands (Gallup, of the Highway 12 bridge west, and through much of conservation corps programs NM), and they’ve been hired from September through Nothe world, we are facing seri- are from different areas of to work on the Russian olive Watershed ous water issues. Snow packs the four corners region: Utah project on public lands within Cont'd on page 3 Conservation Corps (Cedar the Escalante Watershed. The
Conservation Corps Back for the Fall Season Working for the Escalante River Watershed
Courtesy James and Jenny Tarpley
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument turns 22 this September the 18th! GRAND STAIRCASEESCALANTE - 1. Eightyeight percent of Utahns support leaving our national monuments as designated, which is very important. However, these public lands belong to all Americans, and 99% agree that National Monuments should remain as designated. 2. The Monument is the richest bee landscape reported to date, with 650 bee species now described. For comparison, there are only about 200 bee species reported for all of New England (http://www.na-
tivebeesofnewengland.com/). 3. Per capita income in the Grand Staircase-Escalante region experienced a 17% increase from 2001 to 2015. National Monuments are good for their gateway communities! (Headwaters Economics, 2017) 4. Actions by the State of Utah to attack the designations of National Monuments have already had serious economic impacts to the $8.12 billion tourist industry (Alberty, 2017). Op-ed
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September 13, 2018
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I enjoyed Bonnie Mangold’s article on CPR and ham radio. As she points out hams can provide contingency communications in the event of a disaster. In order to become a ham (nobody really knows the origin of the term ‘ham’) you need to obtain a license from the FCC. To operate in the ham bands without a license is illegal and you are subject to serious fines, like $10,000 per violation. But it easy enough to pass a simple test that allows you Technician class privileges on the VHF, UHF, and limited HF bands. Morse code is no longer a requirement for any class of license. For more information on getting your license, contact the American Radio Relay League at ARRL.org. The nearest testing site is in Cedar City. Contact the Rainbow Canyons Amateur Radio Club (www.rcarc.info). You may also contact me at scpKi7L@gmail.com. Amateur radio can be a very technical hobby, or just for 'rag chewing'. Hams have their own satellites in orbit, bounce signals off the moon, support county EOCs, use digital communication techniques, talk with other hams around the world and in space, and yes, many astronauts are hams! Whether you want to learn electronic skills or just chat, ham radio is fun and doesn't have to be expensive! There are about a dozen ham radio operators in Garfield County, with about 5 of us currently active. We hold an informal ‘rag chew’ net Wednesdays at 2000 hrs (8pm local) on the Mt Dutton repeater, 147.160+, 100 hz tone. Stations from Iron and Beaver counties often check in. If you can hit the repeater please join us. All within range are welcome. Stephen Peterson, Ki7L, Hatch
The 'Straight Party' Ballot Option Causes Confusion for Many
When I hear of great candidates running as 'Unaffiliated' or third party, I automatically cringe with worry they'll endure the same shock I did back in 2012 when I ran for office on a third-party ticket. At that time (and again in 2016) I was dismayed to discover how many people didn't realize they could vote for any candidate on the November general election ballot. Many people, young and old, had the mistaken impression that in both elections they were limited to voting only for candidates within their own political ranks! They somehow missed the fact that this restriction applies only to the June Primary election—the one in which we are in fact limited to voting from among the candidates of our own political party to ferret out the most popular for the general.. Many people I spoke with at their door would say they liked everything about my candidacy, and even that they regretted not being able to vote for me (in November) because they were registered as a _________ (political party). I'd jump to explain the difference between June primary election's limited voting option versus that of the November general election in which all candidateoptions are open to every voter. "The November general election ballot will have candidates from every party on the ballot for you to choose from," I'd say. Their response often would be, "Well my ballot always shows—right up front—where I select the party I can vote for, and since I'm a registered Democrat (or Republican), I have to mark the D (or R)." (Some even said they'd mark both their straight ticket option and then also mark a vote for their own party's candidates.) When I explained that every name listed on the general election ballot in November are names they can vote for—no matter party affiliation, they seemed surprised. Some didn't believe me. Others replied (in effect): "Oh, wow, all this time I thought only 'Unaffiliated' voters could do that. I didn't realize that I (as a registered Democrat or Republican) also could vote for any of those candidates!" Needless to say, it was quite discouraging to discover how many voters in our six-county district are confused in this way. This meant that I, and all other candidates running outside the two-party system, had a huge additional strike against us. Four years later, in 2016, I witnessed the same misconceptions among roughly a fifth of voters I spoke with. The 'straight-party' ballot option encourages uninformed voting. It also distorts the playing field for candidates, which is a huge disservice to Utah voters. Some of the best candidates are found outside the two-party system. Unaffiliated candidates aren't bound by party-politics, and aren't beholden to corporate sponsors. Third party and Unaffiliated candidates are the most likely to build bridges across party-lines to get things done. They could be and often are our very best option, yet go unnoticed by so many voters due in large part by the 'straight-party' voting option on our ballots. Most states have removed straight-party voting from their ballots. Utah is among only eight other states to continue such a practice. Nearly every year our state legislators take up this question, but vote (by large majority) to continue the practice. Seems they don't want our ballots to let it be clear that voters have other choices. I guess it just doesn't serve their own interests? Ty Markham, Torrey Former candidate for Utah House
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It’s About Fairness The Wayne County November Ballot Initiative & Fair Representation
To All Garkane Members
A few years ago, I was part of a citizen group that worked with the county to develop short-term rental regulations. Airbnb had changed the landscape, and the county wanted to make sure safety was attended to, that short-term rentals were paying taxes, etc. I felt the commissioners and county staff were excellent to deal with, and that we had a mutually beneficial outcome. Later, I got to wondering why, over many years, the three county commissioners were virtually always from Bicknell, Loa, and Lyman, and not set up the way our local school district was - with representatives from each district. It was explained to me that we have an "at-large” electoral system, where people can be from anywhere in the county and run, and that their job is to represent the whole county. It seemed odd to me that residents in the center part of the county (Teasdale, Torrey, and Grover) and the eastern part (Notom, Caineville, and Hanksville) were hardly ever represented among the commissioners. Also, that no one was representing those parts of the county that support the tourism industry, which makes up a significant contribution to the local economy. Back before Utah passed a revised law in March 2018, about how to change county government, I was exploring having elected representatives from geographic districts - as the school board is currently elected. Of course one solution is that this part of the county find someone to run for the commissioner slots that open. This makes sense - except the bulk of the population (2/3) lives in the west part of the county, so this system is somewhat unfair, as the west county folks are much more likely to vote for people they know and who represent their interests. Which leads me back to thinking that having commissioners elected by district makes much more sense. I imagine one argument might be that it will cost more $$. It might or it might not. But isn’t better representation, more fairness, and wider input worth it? Anyway, doesn't cost anything to explore our options. Recently, five sponsors supported by the Wayne County Taxpayer Association (a non-profit group), gathered signatures to put an initiative on the ballot to analyze the different kinds of county government available to us (won’t cost anything but time invested). I like the idea of a balanced, representative group of county residents reviewing our county’s diverse needs and exploring if there’s a better option - or perhaps decide there isn’t. I’ve spoken to enough folk in the county to know people at times don’t feel they have a voice. In addition, nearly 60% of the county’s property tax revenue and nearly 70% of tourism dollars are generated in the center part of the county - an area that currently has no commissioner representing it. Taxation without representation? I’m not saying the current commissioners aren’t trying to do a good job. I just think a fairer way would be for the different regions to have representation. Interestingly, our county is a bit like our country. We’ve got urban populations having more sway over politics because of their numbers —which is why, at least in part, our Founding Fathers developed the Senate system —to give even less populated areas representative muscle. Personally, I’m hoping we’ll shift to a system where commissioners or council members are drawn from the different districts/ areas of the county. I believe Wayne County folk have a strong sense of fairness. Shouldn’t we look at this option? Pam Parsons Dupuy, Teasdale
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5. The Grand StaircaseEscalante is important for the future of healthy rangeland on the Colorado Plateau. The Monument represents an important infrastructure that facilitates broad-scale, applied research on issues of improved rangeland management and sustainability. Since its inception, the Monument has been the focus of many important research investigations focused on assessing rangeland health and identifying factors critical to managing and restoring sustainable rangeland ecosystems. 6. The Monument has demonstrated that this is a biologically unique ecosystem. This derives in part from the geologic, topographic and hydrologic diversity of the Monument and the habitats specifically identified in the Monument proclamation support regionally rare or unique species, making the Monument ecologically distinctive. 7. Important Mormon heritage sites such as Dance Hall Rock, the infamous Hole-in-the Rock Trail, and the Old Paria Town-site are protected within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 8. The Monument is biologically diverse and contains a significant percentage of all the plants found in Utah. For example, of a total state-wide flora comprising approximately 2600 species, nearly 85% are found in the Monument (Shultz 1992, http://www. wildflowersearch.com/). 9. Education and national monument staff help protect the antiquities they were designed to protect, and in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, vandalism is very low. 10. Utah’s “Mighty 5” – Of Utah’s Big 5 National Parks – Arches, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Zion and Bryce Canyon – all but Canyonlands were originally protected via presidential use of the AntiquiWild and Scenic Cont'd from page 1
namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The flagship festival kicks off each January in Nevada City, CA with 100+ films, art, music, activist workshops, and more. Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, SYRCL shares their success with other organizations by taking the film festival on tour to 150+ communities worldwide. Films are then lovingly selected by local volunteers to showcase the stories that matter most to our community. For more information, visit: http://www.glencanyonnha.org/calendar or email: programs@glencanyonnha. org —Escalante River Watershed Partnership Watershed
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vember this year. To prepare these crew members for the season ahead, nearly 70 crew members were trained in Escalante between August 24 – 29 on treatment methodology, riparian ecology, wilderness first aid, emergency response, chainsaw skills, and much more. If you’re out and about and see crew members treating Russian olive in the area, feel free to say hello and speak to them about their experiences. —Escalante River Watershed Partnership
ties. Even though they are now central to Utah’s marketing campaign and tourism industry, these designations weren’t always celebrated by Utah’s politicians. 11. The Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument is a prominent feature in the State Tourism’s new campaign: https://www.visitutah.com/road-to-mighty. Take a look at why the amazing Grand Staircase-Escalante deserves to remain protected. 12. “Counties where high quality natural amenities have been protected are successfully navigating from being dependent on a few natural resource industries to having a modern, diversified, service-oriented economy. The future of the West lies not in extractive industries, but on industries that benefit from the presence of environmental amenities (Lorah & Southwick, 2003, p. 268). 13. Service jobs (doctors, engineers and teachers) grew in the Grand StaircaseEscalante region by 42% from 2001-2015 (Headwaters Economics, 2017) 14. The largest riparian restoration project in BLM history is currently winding down along the Escalante river-comprising over 700 Conservation Corps Crew members, over 30) federal and state agencies, conservation organizations and private landowners joining together in a groundbreaking collaboration to improve the Escalante watershed. 15. Monuments Benefit Small Business – A study by Small Business Majority finds that the 10 natural and cultural monuments protected by President Obama are responsible for $156.4 million in annual economic benefits for local communities, with national monument visitation resulting in approximately $58 million in labor income and supporting 1,820 jobs. Further, the study finds that this economic activity is particularly beneficial to small businesses in these predominantly rural communities. 16. Archeological findings in the Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument
represent some of the oldest evidence of human habitation on the Colorado Plateau, and are challenging what we know about technology, food cultivation and trade patterns of its earliest inhabitants. 17. Ute, Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Paiute nations all have cultural affiliation with the lands protected within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 18. Protected Federal Lands Benefit Rural Western Counties – A 2014 study by Headwaters Economics found that Western non-metropolitan counties with more than 30 percent of the county’s land base in federal protected status, such as national parks, monuments, wilderness, and other similar designations, increased jobs by 345 percent over the last 40 years. By comparison, similar counties with no protected federal public lands increased employment by 83 percent 19. The largest riparian restoration project in BLM history is happening in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument along the Escalante river. Preliminary research indicates this has greatly improved the health of the watershed, and serves as a model for the restoration of other rivers in the West. 20. The Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument currently has the only BLM paleo lab in the United States (you’re up next, Bears Ears!) 21. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is home to the oldest tyrannosaur fossil ever found, and one of only three mass mortality sites for Tyrannosaurs. 22. Over 21 new dinosaur species to science have been discovered here and 14 officially named, Akainacephalus johnsoni is just the latest. Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to preserving and protecting the vast landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
ITC Made the Right Call in Reversing Newsprint Tariffs by David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance
WASHINGTON, DC We applaud the International Trade Commission (ITC) for today reaching a final, unanimous negative determination that Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint used by newspapers, do not cause material harm to the U.S. paper industry. The Department of Commerce recently upheld the tariffs and, though they revised them to slightly lower levels (but still as high as 20 percent), the tariffs would have been unsustainable for newspapers, other printers and publishers and printers. Fortunately, our voice was heard at the ITC hearing last month, and they made the right call today in reversing these harmful tariffs. Over the last several months, while the Department of Commerce and the ITC conducted their investigations into the trade case (brought by one paper mill, NORPAC), we have empha-
sized that the decades-long shift of news and information from print to digital platforms – not imports from Canada – is the cause of the decline in demand for newsprint. Local papers provide essential coverage of local governments and community news and events. In many communities, the local paper is the only source of community news. Unfortunately, the damage to newspapers from preliminary tariffs imposed by the Department of Commerce since January has already been done. The tariffs have disrupted the newsprint market, increasing newsprint costs by nearly 30 percent and forcing many newspapers to reduce their print distribution and cut staff. We hope today’s reversal of these newsprint tariffs will restore stability to the market and that publishers will see a full and quick recovery. Our democracy depends on it.
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ing. This does not bode well. This entire subject, being both complex and often a source of volatile emotion, merits multiple episodes. Perhaps the best place to start is by defining some important terms, providing a bit of information about usage and practices in Utah, and information about our water sources. The following definitions are mostly taken from the Utah Division of Water Rights web page. AQUIFER: The saturated zone below the surface of the water table where all the interconnected openings between rock particles are filled with water. Navajo sandstone can provide for an excellent aquifer, as it is very porous and will hold a great deal of water. ACRE-FOOT (AF): Unit commonly used to measure volume of water; equal to 43,560 cubic feet, or 325,851 gallons (will cover one acre one foot deep). C.F.S. (cubic foot per second, or second-foot): A unit of flow measurement equal to one cubic foot per second past a given point, or 448.8 gallons per minute. COLORADO RIVER COMPACT: A 1922 agreement among seven states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah) as to the general allocation of the waters of the Colorado River. This is the cornerstone of what is known as the Law of the River. GROUND WATER: That portion of precipitation that infiltrates through the soil down to the water table (zone of saturation). Sources are precipitation, interception, subsurface flow and soil moisture. SHARE: Stock in a mutual irrigation company. Many irrigation companies exist in Utah which own water rights used by their share holders. The amount of water the company allows each share holder to divert is usually determined by the company stock shares owned or rented. Shares in an irrigation company are not water rights. The company collectively
owns the water right(s), the benefits from which are distributed to the share holders. This is evidence of the holder's right to a portion of the water delivered by the company. SURFACE WATER: All waters whose surface is naturally exposed to the atmosphere, e.g., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, impoundments, springs. WATER RIGHT: A water right is a right to divert (remove from its natural source) and beneficially use water. The defining elements of a typical water right will include: a defined nature and extent of beneficial use; a priority date; a defined quantity of water allowed for diversion by flow rate (cfs) and/or by volume (acre-feet); a specified point of diversion and source of water; a specified place of beneficial use. A ZONE OF SATURATION: Underground region within which all openings are filled with water (aquifer); top of the zone is called the water table. As the pioneers flooded into the Territory of Utah, there was an increasing need to farm land that had previously been barren, hence the development of widespread irrigation—the first such extensive irrigation by AngloSaxons within the United States. In 1903 the water code was enacted and with amendments became the Utah Code, Title 73, still in effect. As all waters in Utah are public property, we now have a State Division of Water Rights directed by the State Engineer— the state’s chief water rights administrator who is in charge of appropriation and distribution of water throughout Utah. Early on, the principle that has become known as the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation was established: those who first make beneficial use of water are entitled to continued use from that source in preference over those who come later. If this were not the case, and as demands for water and the number of water users increase, eventually a supply would need to be divided into such great numbers of shares or rights that there would no longer be any viable usages. Each share of the pie, to use a
common analogy, would continuously shrink in actual size or amount down to virtually nothing as users increase. But with the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation, the earlier the user the higher the priority over the available water. New users receive their shares from any remaining portion of the pie. If the pie shrinks, the latest users are the first to be cut back, or completely cut off. At this time, certain areas of the state are closed to new appropriations of water, but beneficial usages may still be established through purchase of existing water rights from others. Most of us—particularly ranchers—are quite aware that we currently have a shrinking pie and that the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation is not without its problems. Much of the water supply we are dependent upon in Utah, and throughout the immense area (246,000 square miles) drained by the Colorado River, originates in the snow packs of the Rocky Mountains, which feed the rivers. Our Utah mountain ranges are critical as well. As the snow melts, some percolates down through the soil to underground aquifers, recharging those; some flows into lakes or is captured behind dams in reservoirs. Much of the snowmelt flows into river channels, eventually becoming what we refer to as the Colorado River. (The Green River combines with and is the major tributary of the Colorado; other rivers running through Utah that flow into the Colorado include: the San Juan, San Rafael, Dirty Devil, Fremont, Escalante, Paria, Kanab, Virgin and Price rivers.) In the Upper Colorado River Basin, where the streamflows originate, 56% of the flow is coming from ground water (see definition above). As the water table drops from overpumping, those flows can dry up, so there is a correlation between ground water and the surface water of the river flows. Our monsoon rains contribute only a small percentage to the river flow. As the snow pack goes, so goes our water supply. To be continued next episode.
September 13, 2018
Schools & Sports
Escalante High School Athletic Schedule 2018 - 2019
VOLLEYBALL Saturday, September 15 Parowan 2 Tournament Wednesday, September 19 EHS @ Bryce Valley Friday, September 21 Valley @ EHS Saturday, September 22 Parowan Varsity Tournament Wednesday, September 26 Diamond Ranch @ EHS Friday, September 28 Milford 3 Tournament Thursday, October 4 EHS @ Water Canyon Wednesday, October 10 EHS @ Panguitch Friday, October 12 Bryce Valley @ EHS Friday, October 19 Region @ EHS Friday/ Saturday, October 26 & 27 State VB @ UVU Home Game in BOLD Game Time: Freshman 4:30 JV 5:30 Varsity 7:00
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September 13, 2018
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Unequal Business Asset Distribution Among Children by Jeffery J. McKenna What if your business represents the majority of your estate, but you do not wish your business assets to be distributed equally among your children? There is an alternative to accomplish your objective. You can create additional liquid assets in your estate at the time of your death which could be used to equalize the assets of the children who are outside the business, with those assets of a child who will inherit your business. This strategy is accomplished through the use of life insurance held in a trust. The life insurance proceeds are first used to equalize the assets to the three children, and any additional funds can be utilized to pay any death settlement costs, estate taxes, or other expenses. Often the best vehicle to own and distribute the life insurance proceeds is an
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, which would hold the insurance death benefits outside of the estate (free of estate tax). This strategy avoids potential family conflicts which might occur if business assets must be divided equally among the children or even sold to equalize the inheritance to the children. Either strategy could dilute your chosen child's ownership to the point where he or she could not function adequately as the majority leader of the business. Since most small businesses are not liquid and not easily marketed, a forced sale could be financially disastrous and foil your goal of having one child continue the business. The additional influx of liquidity from your Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, at the exact time it will be needed, can accomplish your objectives.
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@ barney-mckenna.com.
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When my youngest daughter was three, she begged to be allowed to attend a concert with her older sister and brother. She assured me she was a big girl and would behave herself. As we took our seats in the orchestra hall, I handed programs to the kids. Following the lead of her older siblings, my three-year-old opened her program, and in her most grown-up voice said, "Mommy, I'll have the chicken, please..."
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Dancing with Coyotes
I heard a story from Teasdale Town Of the vengeful ride of Nancy Brown. She woke one morning and had a bad fright, 'Cause her dogs were involved in a coyote fight. They were heading for home at a furious pace, But a big ole coyote was a-giving chase. Old Nance yells at 'em, and the whole bunch stops. That coyote was hungry for doggy chops. So Nancy, she climbed on her ATV And starts chasin' coyote, as fast as can be. I wished I'd of been there. It must have been grand. The old gal in her nightie with a gun in her hand. I bet the wild critter that she was hot after Ran up on the mountains and died of laughter. But hey, you coyotes who want to munch dog-leg, Don't mess with Miz Brown when she's packing her hog-leg.
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Saturday, September 22 in Torrey Community Juicing Day 9 AM to 3PM Bring your apple bounty and get free, fresh apple juice! Community Food Drive Canned goods and personal hygiene products.
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Both Alma and Gwen Magleby celebrated turning 80 years old recently. Gwen’s birthday was July 6, while Almas birthday was August 27. Additionally, Alma and Gwen marked their 60th wedding anniversary. The Maglebys were married September 11, 1958 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They are lifelong residents of Richfield. Their children and grandchildren recently gathered in Richfield to celebrate this “eighty years young and 60 years in love” milestone at a family dinner held in Alma and Gwen’s honor. They are the parents of three children: Shelly (John) Hawley, Bakersfield, CA; Kim (Drew) Memmott, Dover, MA; and Kelly (Judy) Magleby, Richfield, UT. They have 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. WCC
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“Though we don’t support apple rustling,” she chuckled. Apples brought for juicing must be in good condition. “No wormy apples,” said Torrence. “Nobody wants to drink worms.” And apples cannot be picked up from the ground. Torrence advises that if apples fall off the tree during picking they need to fall onto a tarp. Torrence is tagging the event with a food drive for the Wayne County Food Bank. She will be collecting packaged and canned goods and personal hygiene products such as soaps, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. During the Saturday Community Juicing Day event, farmer’s market vendors will also be selling local apples to those who want to come by and take part in the bounty. For more information or any questions related to Community Juicing Day, contact Ann Torrence at Ann@ strayarrowranch.com or 801557-0611. —Insider
Unit, completing the 100-mile Poison Spring Loop located on NPS and adjacent Bureau of Land Management lands. Lastly, the ORV Plan includes a permit system for ORVs accessing shorelines, the Lone Rock Beach and Play Area, and most ORV routes. The permit fees will support education and provide cost recovery for administration and monitoring of the program. Final regulations implementing the approved plan will be published in the Federal Register. Federal law requires any unit of the National Park Service that allows ORV use to develop special regulations to address that use. The proposed regulations were made available for public comment earlier this year. More than 6,000 public comments were received. The park will begin implementation of the plan, including education, in 2019. Throughout the planning process, the NPS consulted with cooperating agencies, elected officials, tribes, and
the Arizona and Utah State Historic Preservation Officers. The NPS also solicited public comments while evaluating the Draft EIS (released in January 2014) and the Final EIS (released in January 2017). The ORV EIS analyzed a range of alternatives to evaluate off-road use by conventional and nonconventional motor vehicles and onroad use by nonconventional motor vehicles. The ORV EIS and associated special regulations do not evaluate opening or closing roads nor the validity of any R.S. 2477 claims (Rightsof-Way) on roads within the recreation area. For additional information, including definitions of ORV use, or to obtain a copy of the EIS/ORV Plan, visit: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/glca-orvplan. Specific questions may be addressed to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters at 928-608-6205. —National Park Service
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the potential work-at-home jobs include airline reservations and call-centers. The internet can also be utilized to market local goods, including agricultural products. The ROI would be linked to the Wayne County website, including an UpWork site listing online job opportunities. Nan and Adus Dorsey have been working together, utilizing these resources, to create an Entrepreneurial Incubator in Wayne County that can utilize the energy and talents of local residents and enable them to earn “big-city” wages while remaining in their home towns. Watch the Wayne County website, waynecountyutah.org for announcements of the town hall meetings introducing these resources and how to use them. Wayne County Commission meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month at the Wayne County Courthouse.
natural and cultural resources that make the recreation area special. This balance was only possible because of the substantial collaboration from our partners and public.” Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica signed the Record of Decision (ROD) to complete the park’s OffRoad Vehicle Management Plan/EIS. The ORV Management Plan authorizes street legal ORV use on the majority of paved and unpaved roads throughout the recreation area and permits off-road use along 14 accessible shorelines, at Lone Rock Beach and Play Area, and on approximately 21 miles of ORV routes. The Glen Canyon ORV Management Plan allows ORV use on unpaved roads south of the Orange Cliffs Unit that were previously limited to conventional vehicles and street-legal all-terrain vehicles. ORV use is also authorized on approximately eight miles of road in the southern portion of the Orange Cliffs
homeowners must appoint a board of directors for the special service district, but Mr. Love stated that none of the homeowners are interested in participating in this. County Attorney Mike Olsen suggested that Mr. Love compile all pertinent documents related to CCRs and the Special Service District, and he would assist in creating the appropriate board and appointing board members. He stressed that responsibility for the septic system was the responsibility of the homeowners. Proper maintenance of the community septic drainage field, as well as routine pumping of all septic tanks, was discussed. Next, Trent Wilson, Program Coordinator of the Rural Online Initiative (ROI), a program of Utah State University, gave a presentation on the Initiative. Its goal is to “create employment opportunities for Utahns in rural areas by training people to use existing online platforms to market and sell their skills and products to buyers around the world, and incentivize companies to contract with Utah freelancers and non-traditional workers.” The fiber-optic lines currently being installed by South Central Communications will facilitate working from home for many Wayne County resi-
dents, whose online skills can be increased through the ROI, using scholarships and reimbursements to enroll in a series of 8 trainings. This could provide substantial opportunities for primary and secondary incomes for many rural residents. ROI is planning several “town hall meetings” this fall and winter to introduce the program to business and community leaders in rural counties. The search is on for vacant commercial spaces that can be set up as co-working places equipped with computers, office equipment such as printers, and quality internet service. This would, in turn, help to revitalize the “downtown” areas of many small towns. Nan Anderson, representing the Rural Economic Development program, dovetailed her presentation into Trent’s, saying that the ROI can be a way of pulling some jobs (and wages) from the Wasatch Front into the rural areas. Some of
PAGE – Today the National Park Service (NPS) will move forward with plans to increase access and recreational opportunities within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area by approving a Record of Decision (ROD) for the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on managing off-road vehicle (ORV) use throughout the NPS unit. “Our intent with this plan is to increase access for these classes of motor vehicles and also ensure we offer a wide and diverse range of opportunities to maximize all public recreation use,” said Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Superintendent William Shott. “I believe we successfully met these objectives while ensuring we continue to protect and preserve the
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CEDAR CITY - Make time for learning this fall and meet a group of interesting visiting authors through SUU Community Education. The new course, titled The APEX Experience, includes admission to presentations by four exceptional authors, meet and greet luncheons and private group book discussions. The APEX Experience begins on Sept. 11 and runs through Nov. 6 bringing Cedar City residents culture, diversity and depth, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth while adding experiential activities with some of the country’s greatest minds, including: Gustavo Arellano, Sarah Lewis, Dr. Penny Minturn and Florence Williams. As a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Gustavo Arellano’s work focuses on America’s largest minority, the Mexican culture. His nationally syndicated column, “Ask a Mexican,” won several awards as he answered questions about Mexican heritage. Arellano is also the recipient of awards ranging from an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition to being recognized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus with the Spirit Award in 2008. Sarah Lewis is an assistant professor at Harvard University in the Department of History, Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies. Her articles on race, contemporary art and culture have been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Smithsonian, and The Museum of Modern Art. She authored the Los Angeles Times bestseller, “The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery,”which has been translated into seven languages and made required reading for all incoming freshman at Hofstra University and
the University of Houston. When we think of anthropology, it usually relates to ancient civilizations and ruins. But, Dr. Penny Minturn has been a forensic anthropologist for the United States military since 2011. Minturn works for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which strives to locate and identify the remains of missing military personnel from the Gulf War back to 1940, and return them to their families. There are currently more than 72,000 World War II personnel missing around the world, and more than 8,500 missing from the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Minturn and her staff travel the world searching for downed service personnel, burial sites and battlefields, and take the remains they find to their laboratory in Hawaii and attempt to identity the owner using the latest forensic technology. Florence Williams is a journalist, bestselling author, podcaster and public speaker. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and numerous other publications. As a fellow at George Washington University, her work also focuses on the environment and health. Williams’ most recent book, “The Nature Fix,” uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection, innovation and ultimately strengthen our relationships. For more information on The APEX Experience, or any of the more than 30 classes being offered by SUU Community Education this fall, visit suu.edu/wise, call (435) 865-8259 or stop by the office at 136 W. University Blvd., Suite 003, Cedar City. —Southern Utah University
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Hilma Tanner Brinkerhoff 1923 - 2018
BICKNELL - Hilma Tanner Brinkerhoff slipped peacefully into eternity on August 31, 2018. She was born on April 7, 1923 in Fremont, Utah, the first child of Jesse Hilma Anderson Tanner and Rosella Morrell Tanner. She grew up on a farm in Fremont and often talked of working hard, riding her horse to school and spending time with friends. She graduated from Wayne High School and went on to attend LDS Business College. Her mind was sharp, and she continued to learn throughout her life. She enjoyed serving a mission in Northern California and working in Salt Lake City until her marine came home. On November 18, 1946 she was sealed for time and eternity in the Manti temple to her only true love, Wilford Stanley Brinkerhoff. Hilma and Stanley resided in Bicknell, Utah where they raised 6 children: Marvin, Duain, Roy, Russell, Marshall and Susan. Hilma worked as a mother, homemaker, school teacher and school district clerk. She and Stanley purchased the Wayne Theater and ran it for 30 years. She served on the Bicknell town council and helped with many civic projects. She was an expert gardener, a poet, an historian, a writer, a quilter and a prolific preserver of food. She loved serving in the temple, having the whole family together in Bicknell, eating cherry pie, reading, watching Lawrence Welk, researching family history, and keeping a spotless house. Hilma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in numerous callings. She was a rock of faith and shared her testimony with her children, grandchildren and friends whenever possible. The only thing she loved more than the Church was her family. The last sentence in her book of memories reads, “My arms seem to grow longer and longer to reach around such an honorable and wonderful growing family… I give my love and blessings to my special family.” Hilma is survived by three sons: Marvin T. (Cailynn) Brinkerhoff of Beaverton, Oregon; W. Duain (Debra, deceased) of Provo, Utah; Roy A. (Ann) Brinkerhoff of Orem, Utah, as well as 14 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; three children: Russell, Susan and Marshall; daughter-in-law, Debra Brinkerhoff; and all of her siblings. J. Blair Tanner, Colleen T. Jeffery, Carolyn T. Rees, Nedra T. Hanks, George Vernon Tanner, Douglas Bruce Tanner, Rosella Tanner and Iris Tanner. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, where friends may call for viewing Friday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com
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LegaL Notices PUBLIC NOTICE GARFIELD COUNTY Please take notice that the Garfield County Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Monday September 24th, 2018, at 11:10 a.m. in the Garfield County Courthouse, 55 South Main, Panguitch, Utah, to receive public comment regarding the following: Zone Change Burdell Henrie Lot 5 Beginning at the Northeast 1/16 Corner of Section 33, Township 34 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base & Meridian, Utah, and running thence South 89°48'08" East along the east-west centerline of the Northeast ¼ of said Section 33, 834.36 feet; thence South 00°39'37" East 84.01 feet; to the westerly line of an existing Garfield County Road; thence along said westerly rightofway line with the following courses: thence South 48°25'59" West along said westerly rightof-way line, 53.61 feet; thence South 32°49'08" West 12.15 feet; thence South 53°35'25" West 58.67 feet; thence South 34°48'51" West 39.03 feet; thence South 37°24'04" West 109.21 feet; thence South 42°21'51" West 24.73 feet; thence South 27°52'07" West 55.29 feet; thence South 35°00'49" West 74.19 feet; thence South 34°00'00" West 71.19 feet; thence South 20°21'31" West 13.49 feet; thence South 42°24'17" West 91.12 feet; thence South 31°23'47" West 50.61 feet; thence South 88°23'22" West 34.46 feet; thence South 73°31'29" West 13.94 feet; thence North 67°47'19" West 11.12 feet; thence South 79°27'30" West 25.66 feet; thence South 73°57'18" West 26.57 feet; thence South 47°11'40" West 68.57 feet; thence South 64°27'09" West 25.76 feet; thence North 84°39'15" West 26.25 feet; thence South 76°54'53" West 29.77 feet; thence North 88°31'35" West 7.51 feet to a curve; thence along a curve to the left with an arc length of 94.16 feet, with a radius of 85.00 feet, with a chord bearing of South 59°44'17" West, with a chord length of 98.42 feet; thence South 28°00'09" West 145.55 feet; thence South 40°10'26" West 33.47 feet; thence South 47°35'13" West 143.00 feet; thence South 30°54'47" West 61.09 feet; thence South 18°29'16" West 10.31 feet; thence North 59°55'27" West leaving said Garfield County Road’s westerly right-of-way line and along an existing fence line, 256.11 feet; thence North 78°16'12" West 15.84 feet to an existing fence line; thence along the following course of said existing fence line; thence North 12°20'14" West 13.66 feet; thence North 28°05'48" West 130.54 feet; thence North 31°28'09" West 206.39 feet; thence North 21°01'34" West 58.57 feet; thence North 32°12'19" West 115.53 feet; thence North 11°38'11" East 128.16 feet; thence North 30°13'48" East 79.76 feet; thence North 07°55'00" East 352.81 feet; thence North 11°06'34" West 32.61 feet; thence North 33°04'25" West 113.45 feet; thence North 52°31'35" West 120.18 feet; thence North 55°34'04" West 33.18 feet; thence South 89°56'59" East 687.20 feet to the northsouth centerline of the Northeast ¼ of said Section 33; thence South 00°20'05" West leaving said fence line and along the north-south centerline of the Northeast ¼ of said Section 33, 321.93 feet to the point of beginning containing 24.914 acres. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 13 & 20, 2018
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series in the Boulder Town Park was a huge success. Each event had larger attendance than the last, with the last performance attracting over 100 people. Both locals and individuals from around the world who were passing through town attended. The Arts Council plans to continue these events next summer. Upcoming events include a collage workshop on September 8th, a Samba fundraiser on September 25th, the tenth anniversary of the Cliffnotes Writing Conference on the first weekend of October featuring speakers such as Craig Childs, as well as the Artrageous fundraiser on December 8th. Over 30 artists have already committed to donating a piece for the auction. In the past, the auction has raised over $5,000. Next came a discussion about the town’s fire hydrants. In 1984, an agreement was made that stated that the Town Council would be responsible for maintaining the hydrants. The most recent contract expires this month. Randy Catmull represented Boulder Farmstead Water Company to speak about the new potential contract between Boulder Farmstead and the town, which will entail their providing of hydrant maintenance, testing, and repairs. He said that many of the hydrants have not been serviced recently and that this problem must be remedied. It is necessary to do such tasks such as make sure the water system is working and clearing the area of weeds, in addition to system-wide flow testing and making repairs. Under the new contract, Boulder Farmstead would provide hydrant servicing for the next five year term, renewed annually, with termination allowed by either party. An annual report of maintenance activities must be provided to the town. After this, the Council continued the discussion about the proposed dumpster ordinance, which will address the large amount of construction waste being dropped at the Boulder landfill. The county does already have an ordinance that requires those with a building permit to have a dumpster to contain waste generated on site. This waste may not be added to exist-
REQUEST FOR BIDS WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County Weed Department will accept bids for the removal of Russian Olive trees in the Torrey area. Successful bidder will be required to cut and pile trees and treat the stumps with herbicide. If interested meet at the Wayne County Road Shed, 295 N 100 W, Loa at 9:00 a.m. on Monday September 24th for a mandatory walkthrough of the project. Bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 28th, at the Wayne County Clerk's Office, 18 South Main, Loa. If you have any questions, contact the County Clerk's Office at 435-836-2765. Wayne County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 13 & 20, 2018
ing residential or commercial dumpsters in town. Possible options for Boulder were discussed. Because the landfill contract states that it operates as non-commercial, it is not at this time possible to implement higher fees for those who want to drop larger loads at the dump. It was proposed that, instead of creating a new ordinance, the town adopt the county’s already existing ordinance and refuse any incoming waste that comes from outside Boulder limits. These sites will require rolloffs to take waste to John’s Valley. All members were in agreement, the landfill attendant will be informed, and the issue will be revisited in the future if necessary. It was also decided that the fee for weekday drop-offs will be raised to $25. Following this was a discussion about lifting the fire ban. Currently, the ban will expire on October 1st, although the state lifted their fire ban on August 20th. It was decided to rescind the current fire ban. Next came reports from the various departments. The Cemetery Board suggested implementing a fee of $200 to reserve a plot, and asked for a larger discussion on this issue next meeting. The Wildfire Preparedness Council has been formed, and all meetings are open to the public. The report from the Planning Commission included that the Lee
Nellis workshop, with the purpose of updating the Boulder General Plan, has been scheduled for October 10th. This meeting will also be open to the public, and it is hoped that as many community members as possible will be able to attend and voice their ideas for the future of the town. The next Planning Commission meeting, which will be held on September 13th at 7pm, will include further discussion about the proposed accessory dwelling unit ordinance, as well as continued conversation about short term rentals. The Park Committee is planning on moving forward with replacing the gate for the highway-side entrance to the Town Park, as well as adding a sign. They have approved Tree City’s request to replace many of the dying trees located in the park with grafted apple trees taken from various heritage trees around Boulder. The Park Committee is also working towards changing the location of the weekly farmer’s market to the Town Park for next summer, in order to reduce traffic on Highway 12 and encourage more vendors to participate and more community members to attend. Further discussion on this matter will occur once liability issues have been assessed. The Boulder Town Council meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Boulder Community Center.
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NOTICE TO WATER USERS The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Wayne County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-62. 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 841146300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours on or before OCTOBER 3, 2018. Please visit waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)538-7240 for additional information. NEW APPLICATION(S) 97-2431 (A81364): McKade Cook propose(s) using 1.73 ac-ft. from groundwater (Near Escalante Airport) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. C H A N G E APPLICATION(S) 61-3155 (a43989): Robert C. Coffman propose(s) using 0.0063 cfs or 0.5 acft. from groundwater (6 mi. South of Panguitch Lake) for DOMESTIC. 95-5387 (A81370): Natalie Allen propose(s) using 0.015 cfs. from groundwater (3 miles NW of Grover) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 6 & 13, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE GARFIELD COUNTY Please take notice that the Garfield County Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday September 19th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Garfield County Courthouse, 55 South Main, Panguitch, Utah, to receive public comment regarding the following: AMENDING THE COUNTY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN TO UPDATE INVENTORY ROADLESS AREA MANAGEMENT ON FOREST LANDS IN GARFIELD COUNTY Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 6 & 13, 2018
PUBLIC HEARING LYMAN TOWN Lyman Town will hold a Public Hearing on September 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with the regular Town Board Meeting, Lyman Town Hall to hear public comment on the purchase of a maintenance pickup including a snow plow with bed. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 6 & 13, 2018 SURPLUS PROPERTY GARFIELD COUNTY Garfield County Public Works Department, 55 South Main, P.O. Box 77, Panguitch UT, phone (435) 676-1101 is accepting separate and sealed bids for a surplus Flatbed Railroad Car until 5:00 pm September 19th 2018. The railroad car can be inspected at the Johns Valley Landfill from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Minimum bid $10,000.00 Garfield County is a tax-exempt local government and reserves the right to reject or accept any or all bids. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on AUGUST 30 and SEPTEMBER 6 & 13, 2018
PUBLIC MEETING WAYNE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION The Wayne School District Board of Education regular board meeting scheduled for September 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM has been rescheduled for September 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The Wayne School District Board of Education has also scheduled a work meeting for September 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Both meetings will be held at the Wayne Middle School at 75 North Center Bicknell, UT 84715. If you have questions please contact the district office at 435-425-3813. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 INVITATION TO BID GARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Project: Panguitch Elementary School 110 South 100 West Panguitch, Utah 84759 CM/GC: Hughes General Contractors, Inc., 900 North Redwood Road North Salt Lake, Utah 84054 Phone: (801) 292-1411 Fax: (801) 295-0530 Email: email@example.com Owner: Garfield County School District 145 E Center St Panguitch, Utah 84759 Architect: VCBO Architecture 524 South 600 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Pre-bid: There will be a non-mandatory Pre-bid Q&A Meeting and Jobsite Walk on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Panguitch Elementary School. Please meet at the main office. Bids Due: Bids will be received until 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the office of the CM/GC or by Fax or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Scope: Gymnasium Exterior Updates consisting of New Metal Stud Framed Roof Features and New 12,000+ SF Metal Standing Seam Roof, Soffit and Fascia over New Self Adhering Underlayment and New Sheathing, Weather Sealing, Site Concrete Demo and Excavation, New Site Drainage, Concrete and Landscaping. Documents: Project documents are available on the Website of the CM/GC. Bidders should contact the CM/GC in order to inform them of intent to bid and to receive documents and addendum. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 PUBLIC AUCTION SITLA Three parcels containing 0.56 to 1.00 acre each, located in the re-developing historic Widtsoe Townsite will be offered at a public auction on October 24, 2018. For more information, please visit our website at trustlands.utah.gov or call (877) 5263725.
Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 6, 13, & 20, 2018 PUBLIC AUCTION SITLA Two parcels containing 240 and 279.15 acres each, located in Garfield County, near Cannonville will be offered at a public auction on October 24, 2018. These beautiful parcels are located in close proximity to several state and national parks and monuments. For more information, please visit our website at trustlands.utah.gov or call (877) 526-3725.
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USDA Pilot Project Offers Help to Provide Transitional Housing for Opioid Treatment and Recovery Services SALT LAKE CITY – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that USDA has formalized an innovative agreement in which a nonprofit organization will purchase homes from the Department and convert them to transitional housing for people recovering from opioid misuse. This has been achieved through a pilot program run by the Department and aimed to provide transitional housing solutions in communities affected by the opioid epidemic. “From quality of life to workforce and economic opportunity, the opioid crisis is impacting rural prosperity in communities across our country,” Hazlett said. USDA Rural Development’s partnership with Isaiah House, a Kentucky nonprofit, will allow the organization to purchase and rehabilitate two USDA-owned homes and convert them to transitional housing for individuals and their families. This agreement is the first in an initiative that enables the Department to sell vacant, foreclosed homes at a discount to provide housing, treatment, job training and other key services for people in drug treatment and recovery. This type of partnership may be replicated in other states where nonprofits have similar needs. In Manti, Utah, a roundtable discussion was recently held in partnership with USDA during which participants identified transitional housing as a need for communities in Sanpete County. “Our rural communities are very engaged in fighting
this epidemic,” said Randy Parker, USDA Rural Development State Director in Utah. “We at USDA see this partnership opportunity as a potential solution to one of the very specific problems faced when tackling addiction recovery in rural areas.” There were 635 drug-related fatalities in Utah in 2016 with rural counties including Carbon and Duchesne Counties exceeding the state average for opioid-related deaths. The most recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports show that number is decreasing within the state, while nationwide numbers of drug-related deaths continue to climb. For a rural community or county already struggling to attract new businesses – or maintain existing ones – the impact of opioid misuse on the quality of life and economic prosperity can be enormous. CDC reported in October 2017 that death rates from drug overdoses in rural areas have now surpassed drug overdose death rates in urban areas. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/ut. —United States Department of Agriculture
Three major philanthropies will also join Civica Rx as governing members: the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Gary and Mary West Foundation. The engagement of philanthropic members is intended to further support and safeguard the company’s not-for-profit, social welfare mission. Civica Rx has identified 14 hospital-administered generic drugs as the initial focus of the company’s efforts. It will be an FDA approved manufacturer and will either directly manufacture generic drugs or sub-contract manufacturing to reputable contract manufacturing organizations. Martin VanTrieste, former chief quality officer for Amgen, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has been named CEO of Civica Rx. VanTrieste has more than 35 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and was ranked No. 2 on the 2018 Medicine Maker Power List of Industry Influencers. VanTrieste has agreed to lead Civica Rx without compensation. “We are creating a public asset with a mission to ensure that essential generic medications are accessible and affordable,” said VanTrieste. “The fact that a third of the country’s hospitals have either expressed interest or committed to participate with Civica Rx shows a great need for this
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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 www.garfk12.org Food Service Worker for Boulder Elementary School PE Para Professional for Bryce Valley Elementary School SpEd Para Professional for Bryce Valley High School Para Professionals for Escalante Elementary School Math Teacher for Escalante High School Head Basketball Coach for Escalante High School Para Professional for Panguitch Elementary School Substitute Custodians, Food Service, and Teachers 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) Online application available: www.garfk12.org 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. 9/13
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Not-for-profit Generic Drug Company Officially Established,Attracts Interest of More Than 120 Health Organizations 14 Generic Drugs Used in Hospitals are Initial Focus of Efforts, CEO Named SALT LAKE CITY – Civica Rx, the initiative previously known as Project Rx, is the name of a new not-forprofit generic drug company that will help patients by addressing shortages and high prices of lifesaving medications. Since the initiative was announced in January 2018, more than 120 health organizations representing about a third of the nation’s hospitals have contacted Civica Rx and expressed a commitment or interest in participating with the new company. The company is organized as a not-forprofit corporation and will be headquartered in Utah in the Salt Lake City area. Initial governing members of Civica Rx will include Catholic Health Initiatives, HCA Healthcare, (operates nine hospitals in Utah as Mountainstar), Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Providence St. Joseph Health, SSM Health, and Trinity Health. These seven organizations, representing about 500 U.S. hospitals, will each provide leadership for the Civica Rx Board of Directors and will provide much of the initial capitalization for the company. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will also work in consultation with Civica Rx to address its particular needs. Other health systems participating with Civica Rx will be announced later this year.
initiative. This will improve the situation for patients by bringing much needed competition to the generic drug market.” Civica Rx will first seek to stabilize the supply of essential generic medications administered in hospitals, many of which have fallen into chronic shortage situations, putting patients at risk. The initiative will also result in lower costs and more predictable supplies of essential generic medicines, helping ensure that patients and their needs come first in the generic drug marketplace. Civica Rx expects to have its first products on the market as early as 2019. Research into the actual costs of manufacturing and distributing generic drugs suggests that, in many instances, prices for generic drugs used in hospitals can be reduced to a fraction of their current costs. This can save patients, and the healthcare systems that care for them, hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Civica Rx is collaborating with the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) newly formed AHA Center for Health Innovation to address inquiries about the initiative. Health systems and hospitals may call 800-242-4677 with questions, or visit www. civicarx.org for information. —Intermountain Healthcare
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The Insider has a part-time position opening for a staff writer/reporter. This person will provide standard content, such as news reports and features. Required skills will include excellent verbal communication and writing skills and a genuine interest in in the communities located within Wayne and Garfield counties. Duties will include, carrying out research, pitching ideas, attending events and writing content on a weekly basis for the newspaper. On the job training will be provided. This position is located in Escalante, hours are 10-12 hours per week, with flexibility in work hours. Wage at $14/hour. To apply, send letter of inquiry, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Insider is seeking community reporters to help cover local activities and events in all areas of Garfield and Wayne counties. These are part-time, hourly positions. This is an opportunity to translate your interest in civic activities and community events into a small wage. Hours and compensation commensurate with interests and experience. To apply, send letter of inquiry, resume and writing sample to email@example.com. Need more info before applying? Call us at 435-826-4400
HELP WANTED WAYNE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT CHIEF The Wayne County Fire District will accept applications for the following position: WAYNE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT CHIEF Operating under the authority and direction of the Wayne County Fire District Board (Special service District #3) and with the cooperation of community fire officers, the Wayne County Fire District Chief manages all activities of the District in compliance with the laws of the US and the State of Utah, and Wayne County ordinances. Duties include: respond to and command emergency incidents, organize the operations, recruitment, retention, supervision and training of personnel of six volunteer stations; enforce the International Fire Code and the Utah Wildland-Urban Interface Code; establish policies and procedures; implement Incident Command Systems; provide for fire inspections, training, equipment and station maintenance etc; specify new fire equipment; apply for grants; determine cause and origin of fires; assure compliance with inter-local and state agreements; formulate and manage budgets; operate computers, fire equipment and vehicles; update and formulate District plans; assure provision of records and reports of fires and other activities and perform other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate shall have successful structural and/or wildland fire department management experience and appropriate accredited certifications. Firefighter 1 & 2, Instructor I, Inspector I, Officer I, Crew/Engine Boss, Fire inspector and Investigator certifications are preferred on date of hire or may be required within a negotiated time period. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in fire /emergency services management or related field from an accredited institution of higher education. This position is part time but may transition to full time, based on availability of funding. Pay is negotiable based on qualifications. Applications can be picked up at the Wayne County Clerk’s Office and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2018. If you have questions, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 435-836-2765. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor
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