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Panguitch • Panguitch Lake • Hatch • Bryce • Tropic • Antimony • Henrieville • Cannonville • Escalante • Boulder • Fremont • Loa • Lyman Bicknell • Teasdale • Torrey • Grover • Fruita • Caineville • Hanksville

Thursday, September 19, 2013 • Issue # 1014

Epic Storm Pounds Region

Escalante Canyons Art Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

by Bob Phillips, Contributing Writer

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Escalante City personnel inspect conditions on Wednesday, September 11 at the Escalante River bridge crossing on Pine Creek Road just north of town. The river breached the bridge several times over the course of two days. Similar sights could be found throughout Wayne and Garfield counties during the course of last week’s storms. WAYNE AND GARFIELD COUNTIES - Rainfall of epic proportions pounded the area last week, creating widespread flooding and damage to roads and private property across the region as Mother Nature had her way over a huge swath of the southwestern United States. Rains that began falling Sunday and continued for most of three days dumped record precipitation across much of the Four Corners region and locally washed out numerous roads, flooded basements and yards and forced the closure of both unpaved roads and some highways across Wayne and Garfield counties. Perhaps remarkably, no emergencies that threatened human lives were reported, according to officials in both counties. However, damage to crops, hayfields, gardens, irrigation systems and other private property appears to be extensive, according to reports from various sources. “We’ve had a lot of flooding,” said Garfield County Sheriff James Perkins. “Every drainage has been running water. There’s a lot of damaged roads, crop damage, property damage.” No reports of injuries

or life-threatening emergencies have emerged perhaps because the magnitude of the storm convinced outdoor recreationists to be cautious, Perkins said. Garfield County Engineer Brian Bremner reported that Hole-in-the-Rock Road on the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument suffered major and extensive damage, with sections of road destroyed and numerous culverts washed out. “It is just really severely damaged throughout,” Bremner said. Sections of the Burr Trail were also seriously damaged by the rains, he added. While monsoons typically cause spotty damage every year, this storm produced damage across a very extensive area including the Henry Mountains and most of the monument, Bremner said. Indeed, record-breaking rains were reported throughout the Southwest, causing epic floods in places as diverse as Cedar City, Utah, and Boulder, Colo. On the monument, numerous roads were damaged and the Calf Creek Campground was closed due to flooding, said GSENM Manager Rene Berkhoudt. A crew


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of workers removing Russian olive trees in the Escalante canyon were temporarily stranded by the rains, but all were eventually able to leave without harm, he said. The river, now flowing at a normal seasonal level of about 90 cubic feet per second, hit flows of more than 2,000 cfs during the height of the storm, he added. The monument is working with county road crews on repair of Hole-in-the-Rock Road, and efforts are being made to obtain sufficient fill material to accommodate the repairs, Berkhoudt said. With all the widespread road repairs necessary, fill material is in short supply and “the county’s very concerned about that,” he added. In Wayne County, both

Highway 24 and Highway 95 sustained significant damage in spots, forcing a 24-hour closure of Highway 24 and reducing Highway 95 north of Hite to a single lane of traffic in one stretch, according to county Emergency Services Director Jeri Johnson. Extensive damage to agricultural lands also occurred in the Cainesville and Hanksville areas, with some local farmers and gardeners reporting total losses of hay, gardens and other crops, she added. While rainfall totals varied considerably across the area, records were set at Capitol Reef National Park among other locales. Capitol Reef National Park ranger Cindy Epic Storm

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Mid October Flu “Shoot-Out” Scheduled PANGUITCH, – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will be holding its annual Flu ShootOut for the Garfield County area on Thursday, October 17th, 2013, at the Fire Station. “This is a convenient way to get your flu shot and help us practice our mass-vaccination skills as well,” says Paulette Valentine, SWUPHD Emergency Preparedness Director. “A lot of people, especially seniors, appreciate the drive-thru option where you never have to leave your car, and people of all ages are invited to come inside the health department for walk-in vaccinations.” It is currently recommended that everyone over six months of age get immunized although young children, people over 65 years of age, and anyone with chronic health

problems are especially encouraged to do so. Flu vaccine at this event is $18 ($25 for nasal spray version) or NO CHARGE with some insurances. Flu Shoot-Out: Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Fire Station (100 E. 40 N., Panguitch) 11:00 am 3:00 pm: Drive-thru for adults 18 and over/ walk-in for all ages. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted, along with the following insurance cards: Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, PEHP, SelectHealth, Altius, DMBA, United Health, and Tall Tree. You can save time by printing the consent form (found on front page of www.swuhealth. org). Fill it out and bring it to the Shoot-Out. Also, wear a shortsleeved shirt! —Southwest Utah Public Health Dept.

ESCALANTE - Escalante Canyons Art Festival-Everett Ruess Days will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year, commemorating the untamed spirit of Everett Ruess—artist, poet, adventurer, and lover of the Escalante canyons—who followed “the sweeping way of the wind” deep into the desert 79 years ago and disappeared, leaving only mystery and myth in his wake. Plein-air artists from around the world will descend upon the small town tucked into the Escalante River gorge starting on September 20th, when the plein air competition begins. Artists will spend the week in the stunning slickrock canyons of the Escalante, eager to recapture the wild beauty of Ruess’ muse in their art. The week culminates in a full weekend of art, music, speakers, crafts, food, and art auction on September 27th and 28th. Highlights of this year’s festival include NPR commentator and critically acclaimed author of more than a dozen books, Craig Childs, who will speak on Friday, September 27th at 7:30 p.m. Childs, who has been called a “born storyteller” and a “modern-day desert father,” writes about the relationship between humans, animals, landscape, and time. His stories come from visceral, personal experience, whether in the company of illicit artifact dealers or in deep wilderness. In addition to Childs, Friday and Saturday offer a full line up of extraordinary speakers. The plein air painting competition welcomes artists of any age, experience, and ability. Cash prizes totaling more than $9,000 will be awarded. The silent auction, which closes the evening of Saturday, September 28th after a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception open to the public, creates an opportunity for avid art collectors, first-time buyers, and everyone in between to meet the artists and purchase outstanding original artwork at great prices.

Reward Offered for Vandalism Information BRYCE CANYON N.P. - The National Park Service is offering a $2,000 reward to any individual who can provide information leading to the successful conviction of the person or persons who defaced a rock in the Mossy Cave area of Bryce Canyon National Park. Rangers have determined that the rock was vandalized sometime between July 28th and August 3rd. The graffiti “tag” is black paint and depicts the letters “CAK”, “LAK”, “CAIS” or “LAIS” with an arrow. Please contact Bryce Canyon National Park Law Enforcement at 435-834-4761 or contact a ranger at the park’s Visitor’s Center with any information. —National Park Service Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726

I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants. —A. Whitney Brown

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The Escalante Canyons Art Festival-Everett Ruess Days has become one of the Colorado Plateau’s premier art, literary, and musical gatherings. The vast and beautiful Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument surrounds the town of Escalante located on Scenic Byway 12 between Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef National Parks. The Escalante Canyons Art Festival in cooperation with Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is pleased to host celebrated Salt Lake City artist, Wayne Geary, this year as its artist-in-residence. Geary, who works in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and other mediums will spend the month leading up to the festival in the town of Escalante and its surrounding canyons creating art and offering workshops to the public. Geary first traveled to the Escalante area in the 1970s. Since then, the landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, and in particular the canyons of the Escalante River, have drawn him back on a regular basis, becoming a main focus of his art. “I’m still amazed by the unique beauty of the region,” Geary says. “It provides an inexhaustible source of ideas and inspiration for my art.” Also appearing at this year’s festival is Dave McGraw and Crow Wing, a Flagstaff-based band, well known throughout the western region for their impassioned live shows. Dave McGraw and Crow Wing will be playing Saturday, September 28th, during the festival, and will close out the festivities Saturday night. Art lovers will have one last chance to buy art at the buffet brunch on Sunday, September 29th, at 9 a.m. at the Escalante Outfitters. All festival events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events visit our website at —Escalante Canyons Art Festival

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With the Rain, Beware of Mold Spores by Jessica Grow


With all the rain we had last week I’m sure many of us have found leaks in our roofs, basements, and windows that we didn’t know we had. I’ve heard many people mention the musty smell their homes and workplaces have developed. Humidity has been high for a long time and will remain high until we get enough sunshine or wind to start drying things out again. Mold spores have been waiting for a perfect time like this to set up camp behind your walls and make lots of toxic spores to share with you and your family. Until about five months ago when I was diagnosed with biotoxin illness, I had no idea of the serious effects that mold can have on your health, family, and pocket book. Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, a recognized leader in patient care and research and an education pioneer in the field of biotoxin-related illnesses, estimates that 25% of the population is genetically susceptible to biotoxin illness. Very few doctors are trained to recognize and treat it, and patients are often misdiagnosed with other diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, celiac disease, and cancer. Many patients, such as myself, are bounced around from specialist to specialist with no diagnosis at all. A person with biotoxin illness does not have the ability to process biotoxins from toxic mold, spider bites, and tick bites. As Dr. Shoemaker explains on his website,, Typically â€œâ€Śwhen the body is faced with a foreign substance, it immediately begins to process that substance —determine if it is good or bad, a friend or a foe. If the body determines the substance is a foe, it will develop antibodies to bind these substances, called antigens. Normally then, the next time a non-mold susceptible person walks into a water damaged building, his antibodies will target the antigen and clear it out fast. “In people with biotoxin illness the antigens stay in the body, and their own defenses bombard their body and cause inflammation in the body to go wild... “It is a vicious cycle—the foreign antigens stay in the body, causing the immune system to constantly fight back. This causes so much inflammation in the body that it leads to chronic illness and the occurrence of many symptoms.â€? Symptoms of biotoxin illness are wide ranging and can include: fatigue, weakness, aches , muscle cramps, headache, light sensitivity, red eyes, blurred vision, tearing, sinus problems, cough, abdominal pain, diarrhea, joint pain, morning stiffness, memory issues, focus/concentration issues, confusion, skin sensitivity , sweats, temperature regulation problems, excessive thirst, numbness, tingling, vertigo, metallic taste and tremors. Oh no! You might be thinking, “I have some or many of those symptoms I must have biotoxin illness!â€? Well, first ask yourself a couple questions: Have you been exposed to mold over your lifetime in your home, workplace, or hotels? Have you been bitten by a tick or poisonous spider? If you have had these exposures or are unsure, you can go to and take the “VCS eye testâ€?. This eye test checks your ability to dis-

tinguish contrast and can be a good indicator as to whether or not you may have biotoxin illness. Interestingly enough, I passed the eye test but failed the exposures and symptoms section of the test. My mom took the test and failed it miserably. She has suffered from multiple illnesses all her life. The good thing about finding out that you have biotoxin illness is that it is treatable through diet and with medicines and supplements that have no side effects. In my case, within five days on one medication my eye sight returned to 20/20 vision! I had no idea that needing glasses could be a result of this chronic illness; I just thought it was part of getting older. Another part of the treatment is staying away from moldy buildings, which is why all the rain this week has got me on edge. If leaks have shown up in your home during these crazy rains we’ve been having, they should not be taken lightly. It only takes mold 48 hours to start growing when conditions are right, and believe me, they are. I had a window in my home get wet when the swamp cooler broke just before the rains started, and 4 days later it was still wet so I thought I should remove the trim around the window to facilitate drying. I was too late. Now I am in the middle of insurance claims and mold remediation. Local contractor Reed Munson said the walls and the floor have to go. Not to mention the $500 deductible I have to pay to my insurance. If you discover leaks in your home, there are some things you should and should not do. Do catch it as soon as it begins, then fix the problem causing the moisture immediately and begin drying as soon as possible. If the moisture is behind the walls or covers a large area, get someone with experience in drying out water damage to come do it professionally. Your insurance may cover it. This is not cheap, but it will cost far less than if you wait until it begins to get moldy, not to mention the possible health risk you may be subjecting yourself to. Do not disturb any mold you may see or suspect. When mold is disturbed it releases unbelievable amounts of toxic spores that will become airborne and inhaled or distributed throughout your home. Do not spray mold with bleach. Bleach is not effective and even can cause more mold and the release of more toxins. Call a reputable certified mold remediation company to inspect and determine the extent of the damage. Quarantine the room with the mold by putting up plastic sheeting if possible between the time you discover the mold and when the mold remediation company can come. Please share this article with your family and friends: it may be their key to better health! Information in this article is from Dr. Shoemaker’s website and from his book Surviving Mold –Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings. Other resources include:,, Mold Warriors by Ritchie Shoemaker, M.D. Mold Illness and Mold Remediation Made Easy by James Schaller, M.D., and Gary Rosen, Ph.D. Jessica Grow is a resident of Esclante.

Alex Waters of Escalante displays the only known purpose for goat heads.

Goat Head Herders Wind Up Second Round

ESCALANTE - The second Goat Head Roundup was held Thursday evening, September 12, at 6 p.m., around the Community Center and the City offices. Not quite so many folks turned out as on the first roundup, but there were plenty of weed warriors to carry on the good work. All the recent rain had given the goat heads a jump on the competition, but it also left the ground soft so it was easy to pull the weeds out, root and all. Everyone participating in the Arts Festival this year should notice a dramatically reduced number of goat heads around the Community Center grounds. When it became too dark to gather more weeds, everyone went to the pavilion for a pot-luck supper. It was decided that there would be one more roundup before Fall, probably early to mid-October. The time and date will be posted and there will be prizes for the most goat heads (based on weight) gathered. Thanks again to all who have contributed their time and effort and good cheer on this most worthwhile project. —Gwendolyn Zeta

CAPITOL REEF N.P. The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center operating hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily from Sunday, September 29, 2013 through Saturday, November 2. A free interpretive geology talk will be offered daily at the visitor center at 10:00 am. Evening programs at the campground may be offered on Fridays and Saturdays only, as staffing allows; check the visitor center for scheduling. The visitor center will be open on Monday, October 14, 2013 for Columbus Day. Capitol Reef will celebrate National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week October 16-20 with special geology programs and activities at Ripple Rock Nature Center. Check the visitor center for scheduling. The historic Gifford House,

RICHFIELD - The Fishlake National Forest will be performing maintenance on two roads management by the Forest. Both road maintenance projects are expected to create temporary closures in the areas impacted by the work. Starting on September 24, the Fishlake National Forest will be administering a contract to rotomill the Kent’s Lake Road beginning at Upper Kent’s Lake and extending 6.2 miles toward LeBaron Reservoir. This work is expected to take place September 2427; finishing up the following week, September 30-October 3. The road will be closed during these days in the project area. The public is urged to use SR 153 as an alternate route. This work will improve the road on this part of

The American Red Cross’ supply of type O Negative blood is low due to declining donations. Please make an appointment to donate blood in the coming days to ensure patient needs can continue to be met with your important blood type. As a donor with type O Negative blood, your support

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the Kent’s Lake Road and enhance future road maintenance activities. The second project will starting on approximately October 7 The Fishlake National Forest and Wayne County will be administering contracts to rotomill the North Slope Road beginning at SR 12 and extending approximately 8.5 miles to the Blind Lake Trailhead. This work is expected to take place October 7-10; finishing up the following week, October 14-17. The road will be closed during these days. These dates may fluctuate depending on unforeseen circumstances. This work will improve the North Slope Road and enhance future road maintenance activities. —U.S. Forest Service

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located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on Scenic Drive, will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Saturday, October 26, before closing for the season. Fresh baked pies, breads and pastries are available for purchase. Autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy the exhibits, park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore as well as fruit available for harvest from the park’s historic orchards. For more information, contact us at (435) 425-3791 or follow us on www. or Enjoy autumn at Capitol Reef National Park! —National Park Service

Road Milling to Cause Temporary Closures

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Last week I said something about needing rain. Did I really say that? Well, I think it was true back then, but now that seems like a long time ago. There’s been a lot of water both under and over the bridge since then, and I’ve got buckets in the yard that, standing empty a little over a week ago, have now completely spilled over. I’m lucky, as others are experiencing much more serious consequences from our recent heavy rains. At the risk of making someone mad at me I’ll still say that rain in the desert is a glorious thing and I’m grateful for it. It’s also good that this week’s weather forecast is sunny, sunny, sunny. It’s a funny thing running this paper. Last week we had a bunch of Wayne County news and items for the front page, and this week there seems to be a lot of Escalante-based news in particular. I’ve heard that people think the paper is prejudiced toward or against one place or another, but really, since a small fraction of stories are written in-house, what gets published is mostly a result of what comes in the door, or more literally, into the email inbox. I try as much as possible to maintain a balance between the counties and the towns, but as a community paper the content is pretty much settled by what people submit. So if you’d like your neck of the woods represented, send us a little news and a photo of what’s going on in your neighborhood. We’d love to hear about it. Erica Walz, Publisher The Wayne & Garfield County Insider

Capitol Reef October Hours & Events

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can make a world of difference! You have the universal blood type that can be transfused to nearly anyone, which is extremely important in emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Please act now. With just about an hour of your time, you can help save up to three lives. Schedule your blood donation appointment today or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767). Eligible type O Negative donors are encouraged to double their impact by making a double red cell donation where available. Learn more about double red cell donation and eligibility requirements. Thank you! —American Red Cross

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Fall is for Planting Color Country Nursery 378 W. Center St., Panguitch We are having our

Pre-Fall Sale Starting the 29th of August, running through September

20% off all nursery items Come early and get the pick of the litter. Call Bob Smith Phone: 676-8301 Cell: 616-8301

Discover America’s Outback in Escalante! Enjoy 3,000 miles of ATV & hiking trails, explore historic Hole-inthe-Rock Road & its red rock slot canyons. Visit indian heritage sites. Ride to cool mountain lakes and marvel at spectacular views around every turn! We provide safe, reliable, and FUN transportation to access remote area attractions where passenger cars and motor homes are not recommended. We equip all renters with a GPS guide to locations and an Emergency Spot Locator so you can feel safe to explore.

Discounts for Wayne and Garfield County residents! Call to Reserve. 435-826-4112

85 West Main Street, Escalante

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BLM Celebrates Youth Corps Accomplishments and Award-winning Partnership

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The Wayne Theatre 9/20 (FRI) - 7:30pm 9/21 (sat) - 7:30pm 9/23 (mon) - 7:30pm

R.I.P.D. PG13

Running time: 1 hr. 36 mins.

General Admission: $6.00 Seniors 59 and over & Children 11 and younger: $5.00

11 East Main, Bicknell UT 84715

Escalante Canyons ART FESTIVAL 10th Annual

Jacob W. Frank

Escalante River Watershed Partnership crew members and staff at the “graduation” ceremony, celebrating the completion of their habitat restoration training. ESCALANTE - At a recent ceremony, Bureau of Land Management Utah employees recognized the 80 Escalante River Watershed Partnership Conservation Corp members and staff who completed their intensive outdoor field and classroom training. BLM Utah’s Rene Berkhoudt, Grand Staircase Escalante monument manager; Allysia Angus, landscape architect; and Jeanette Matovich Shackelford, youth program coordinator, thanked the crews and expressed admiration for their efforts. BLM Utah Botanist Amber Hughes, an integral part of the program’s success, was on hand to cheer the crews on. Since its creation in 2009,

the ERWP has trained and hired hundreds of young people to combat invasive Russian olive trees that have overtaken the Escalante River’s stream beds and watersheds. Each season, the hard-working crews accomplish 10 years of habitat restoration work in only 10 weeks. In the past five seasons, over 1300 acres of this invasive species have been removed, and native plants are once again thriving along the Escalante River. Public Land Corps organizations employ young people to complete natural resource conservation projects. The participants gain paid work experience, tuition credits, life skills, and an appreciation for

the great outdoors. In 2012, the ERWP received a “Secretary’s Partners in Conservation Award,” and the Escalante was recognized as one of 12 America’s Great Outdoors Rivers for the second year. BLM Utah plans to continue its collaboration with ERWP to restore watershed health and enhance the lives of our nation’s young people. For more information about the 21st Century Youth Corps, visit http://www.doi. gov/21csc/index.cfm, or contact the youth coordinator in your state. —Michelle Thomas, The BLM Daily

september 27-28, 2013

Celebrating Ten Years of Art Inspired by Place

Plein Air Paint Out Award Reception Competition Sept 25 & Art Auction Sept 28 Sept 20-26

Escalante - UTAH

Looking for a great way to spend a summer evening? Join us for the Saturday Sunset Series!


The Entrada Institute presents a music program by

Doug Wintch & Anke Summerhill

Jacob W. Frank

BLM Utah visits Escalante River Watershed Partnership restoration crew on site.

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Micheli called the storms “epic,” dumping more than a half-year’s worth of rain in just three days, and wiping out trails and roads, uprooting big old cottonwoods and stranding visitors for almost a day. Both the park’s scenic drive and Highway 24 were closed due to debris flows, washouts and flooding on Wednesday, she said. Road crews from the Utah Department of Transportation fought continuing rains while attempting to repair one lane of the highway that day, and tourists were forced to stay in the area until the road was reopened, Micheli said. The rains set both oneday and monthly precipitation records in the park, according to meteorologist Mike Seaman of the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Through the first 11 days of September, the park had already recorded 4.19 inches of precipitation, shattering the September 1997 record total of 3.21 inches set in 1997, Seaman said. September rainfall has averaged 0.81 inches since records began being kept in 1938, he added. The 1.86 inches of rain recorded on Wednesday, Sept. 11, was the third-largest oneday total in history in the park, the wettest being 2.15 inches back in 1947, Seaman said. By comparison, an ex-

tremely heavy rain in October 2006 dumped 5.22 inches of rain on the park, most coming in a three-day period, he said. Annual precipitation in the park to date has hit 9.94 inches, well above the annual average of 7.54 inches, he added. Bryce Canyon National Park hasn’t broken any rainfall records thus far, but has experienced well above average rainfall totaling almost 10 inches in July, August and September alone, Seaman said. The heavy regional rains resulted from abundant lingering tropical moisture in the atmosphere triggered by a low pressure front along the Nevada-Arizona border, he explained. For the region in general, the storm was a once in 10 year event, Seaman said, although he added that specific locales may have experienced considerably heavier rainfall. Surprisingly to some of the officials queried, aside from the Russian olive crews in Escalante canyon, no reports have emerged of backcountry recreationists or tourists facing serious emergencies from the storms. Garfield County Sheriff Perkins said that more problems arise with people venturing into slot canyons and other danger zones during periods of lower storm risk than when rainfall is virtually assured. “People go down there

and they chance it,” he said, adding that forecasts of big storms compel hikers to be more cautious. Capitol Reef National Park ranger Micheli said that the National Weather Service should be commended for providing ample regionwide warnings to visitors about the impending storms. Those repeated warnings clearly helped keep people out of the backcountry or from venturing by car into areas where they could become stranded, she said. The “phenomenal amounts” of “prolonged, sustained, heavy rains” that hit the park forced visitors to deal with the situation at hand, but didn’t necessarily detract from their enjoyment, Micheli said. Countless waterfalls pouring over the cliffs dazzled visitors, who were still able to enjoy some of the park’s homestead buildings and other attractions, she said. And while the rains have created major damage and a long list of necessary repairs all across the region, the park ranger noted that rainfall is what has carved the Colorado Plateau landscape and made it such a draw for people from around the world. “The rocks are so vivid now, and the waterfalls. That’s been a real treat for people to see,” she said. “And that’s how we got our landscape in the first place. It’s erosion in action.”

Songwriters Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch form a duo whose sound includes soulful vocals, harmonies, guitars, bass, harmonica & mandolin. Anke and Doug feature their award winning original songs, spanning the range from quirky love songs to rock nÕ roll to ballads. Doug Wintch and Anke Summerhill make their lively performances fun and refreshing, combining songs that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone.


Everyone is welcome!


Music Program


Saturday, Sept 21, 2013 7:30-8:30PM

Where: RobberÕs Roost Bookstore, Highway 24 in Torrey, UT Cost?

This series is FREE and open to the public.

Supported by the Wayne County Travel Council at Weather permitting, weÕll be outdoors. Bring camp chairs for comfort. Coolers are permitted with the exception of events when liquor is sold. (Utah law) Donations made to Entrada to assist in funding our programming are greatly appreciated. For more information, go to

Epic Storm: GSENM Followups Regarding Local Conditions Update as of Monday, September 16

Calf Creek Campground The Calf Creek Campground trail head has partially washed out and some campers were initially stuck on the other side of the stream ford but were successfully recovered and no one was injured. The foot bridge that goes over Calf Creek at the Escalante River has been moved down stream about five feet. Color Country District Engineer Dave Barfuss and GSENM Facilities Manager Jim Yelton are conducting a site visit to assess the damage today and determine necessary repairs. The campground is currently closed and the camp hosts have been safely moved to Escalante. Hole-in-the-Rock Garfield County has officially closed Hole-in-the-Rock Road (HITR) which is washed out in multiple places. No one was trapped in the HITR Road area during the flood event. Garfield County would like to repair the road as expeditiously as possible. One of Garfield County’s biggest concerns is finding the fill material to make the necessary road repairs. Soils may be available in retention dams on the Monument however if the saline content is too high the soils cannot be used. There is a significant amount of spoil available in the drainages upstream of where several areas washed out, but an initial assessment indicates that there is not enough spoil to fulfill all material requirements. The BLM and Garfield County are currently out on HITR together to assess the situation and conduct a quick assessment of the damage. The field inspection is currently ongoing but it is evident that rain over the weekend has caused additional damage. —Rene Burkhoudt, GSENM Manager

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School Notes Grading Schools Recently, you may have heard about the release of school grades in the State of Utah. Over the years, public schools have been graded on at least five different grading structures. The accountability systems are: No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (UPASS), School improvement plans submitted by Community Councils, Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS), and SB 271 S3. Each one of these accountability systems were either required by the Federal Government or the State Office of Education as a result of legislative action. For the most part, the accountability systems are tied to the end of level Criterion Reference Test (CRT) in math, language arts and science in grades 3-12. From the CRT test, levels of proficiencies are given to each student indicating that a particular student has passed the content for that grade. From the CRT testing scores the five different grading structures change dramatically. Some systems give points for attendance, and other systems may give points for Special Education students, or graduation rates, the list goes on and on. That is why you may hear one school is in the top ten percent of the State on one test but, may not even be in the top 100 on a different assessment. It is important to note that I believe accountability for schools is very important and we should be accountable to the public for the quality of education the students receive. With that said, it is difficult to simplify how each grading system works and what areas a particular assessment is trying to measure. The latest grading system that was released on September 3, 2013 is SB 217 S3. As a result of legislation passed, each school was given School Name

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a letter grade. On September 30, 2013 the UCAS scores will be released to the public which gives a total point structure for each school but, the two systems do not calculate a student’s growth in the same way so the two assessment systems will give different results. If you would like additional information on how the SB 217 S3 or UCAS grading systems is calculated, you can access this information on the Garfield School District web page under the Parents & Students tab. The grades released last week under SB 217 S3 are based on student proficiencies in math, language arts and science. A growth score is also given and high schools receive points for graduation rates under the term College and Career Readiness. Of Utah’s 855 traditional and charter schools, 11% received an A, 45% received a B, 30% received a C, 10% received a D, and 4% received an F under the SB 217 S3 school grading system. Escalante High, Boulder Elementary and Antimony Elementary did not receive letter grades because of the low student enrollments. Garfield School District letter grades under SB 271 S3 as identified in the table below. Every school can improve in one area or another. However, I would like to list some of the positive accomplishments each school in the District achieved in the 20122013 school year: Bryce Valley High School is ranked #8 out of 143 high schools in the State in total points. Bryce Valley High School was 100% proficient in 7th grade mathematics with over 90% proficiencies in 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade language arts. Escalante Elementary ranked #6 out of 712 elementary and middle schools. Escalante Elementary also had 100 % of their students profi-





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cient in 4th and 6th grade language arts, 4th, 5th and 6th grade mathematics and 6th grade science. Bryce Valley Elementary was 90 % proficient in 3rd grade mathematics. Panguitch Elementary received over 90% proficiency in 3rd, 5th and 6th grade language arts, 5th and 6th grade mathematics and 5th grade science. Panguitch High School received 100% proficiency in 10th grade language arts with over 95% proficiencies in 9th and 11th grade language arts. Mathematics also increased 12% in algebra I and chemistry increased 35% at Panguitch High School. Panguitch Middle School received 100% proficiency in 8th grade language arts and over 90% proficiency in 7th grade language arts, 7th grade mathematics, algebra I and 8th grade science. Antimony received 100% proficiency in 6th grade language arts, 5th and 6th grade mathematics, and 5th and 6th grade science. Boulder Elementary was 100% proficient in 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade language arts, 3rd, 4th and 6th grade mathematics and 5th and 6th grade science. Escalante High School received 100% proficiencies in 7th and 10th grade language arts and over 90% proficiency in 8th grade language arts. I would like to thank all of the teachers, para educators and students for their hard work in the classroom. I would also like to thank all of the parents and individuals who helped students outside of the classroom. It takes all of us working together to achieve academic success. —Superintendent Ben Dalton

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September 2013 Board Report Wayne School Board held its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Minutes and financial obligations were read and approved. Time was given to Kenra Stephenson and other parents and students to provide input and discuss the possibilities of providing a football program in the High School. Parents and students discussed the positive aspects of a football program and its benefits to students. They proposed providing full funding through donations and anticipated football gate receipts for start-up funds and implementation for the next school year. The Superintendent and board members mentioned some of their concerns as well as some support in implementing such a program in the district. Board members expressed the need to take time and collect data and information to address concerns, both pro and con. Board members wanted time to discuss the issue, and visit with their constituents. It was decided to put the discussion on “information items” for the Oct. Board Meeting, and gather information by meeting to discuss concerns before that meeting. Mrs. Jessica Grundy provided a Board Spotlight on Schools based on her Professional Development experience with the DuPont Corporation. Mrs. Grundy was chosen from among her peers to serve as an Agri-Science Young Ambassador for the DuPont Corporation, representing AgriScience teachers from around the nation. She gave some excellent examples of Inquiry Based Learning modules and the importance of requiring students to collaborate to solve

Bryce Valley Elementary News

by Maren Stewart

First grade: First grade class has started the year strong! we are already adding doing science and reading every day! Second-grade: We have been learning about the place value and 10 frames and we have Done art for art Sonya website and IXL Fourth grade: We are Applying what we learned about place value to numbers in the millions place and we are using more real world Example we’ve begun our study of Utah symbol to do you know what the state fruit is it’s the cherry this year we have 20 industrious students in the fourth-grade! “bee” your best Sixth grade we have been working on Arthur reports an are working With decimals we also go to math groups with Mr. Platt 4th Grade measured the rain in Tropic and there was seven inches from Friday the 6th through Thursday the 12th. Lots of rain! Lots of reading, writing and arithmetic going on in 4th grade.

of Amber Draper 2. Hire Paige Cook as paraprofessional 3. Accept and follow the State of Utah, and the State Office of Education procurement policies 4. Awarded the coal bid to K & K Crane for coal hauling Awarded the Propane bid to Blackburn’s Propane 5. Final reading and adopted the new “Employee Leave” policy 6. Final reading and adopted the Orderly Termination Policy 7. Final reading and adopted the Wayne Middle School Credit Requirement Policy 8. Tabled the decision on ethics policy BBF1 and BBF2 9. Board members will not attend National School Boards Convention 10. The following people were approved for substitute teaching pending the results of any unfinished background check information: Patty Krause, Bobbie Jo Cartmell, Kristina Elmer, Margie Taylor, Kim Neff and Kerry Anderson. 11. Board will start visiting schools with their first visit scheduled for WHS on Monday, Sept. 23. 12. A few Board member items included, maintenance issues at Loa Elementary, a fungus problem on the lawn at WMS, and more information about bus pick-up, delivery times, and bus stop locations posted on the district web site. An executive sessions was held to discuss personnel —Superintendent Burke Torgerson

WMS Launches Little Ceasar’s Fundraiser Wayne Middle School has started their annual Little Caesar’s pizza fundraiser. Sales will be held from September 16 – September 30. State requirements no longer let students go door to door to sell this year. If you are not contacted, and would like to support Wayne Middle School please call a middle school student or the school office at 435-425-3421. Thanks for supporting Wayne Middle School.

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Escalante High School News

by Makayla Churilla This year Escalante High School started off with some exciting new changes. We have three new teachers: Mr. Fisher, Mrs. Rose and Ms. Wood. Mr. Fisher is the new social studies teacher. He minored in criminal justice and is now teaching a new class, law enforcement. Mrs. Rose, from Bryce Valley, is our new math teacher and Ms. Wood is our new resource teacher. We are excited to have them join our school. This year’s fall sports have started off well for EHS. The volleyball team has ten girls, the seniors being Shelby Steed, Makayla Churilla and Sarah Gardner. The baseball team has ten boys, including two seniors, Jesse Barney and Jake Christensen. The cross-country team’s numbers vary each meet, but Larkin Brodie and Cort Durfey are the superstars of cross-country, usually placing 1st or 2nd. The cheer team consist of six girls. Mckinzi Stowe is the captain and Lexi Johnson is the co-captain. There is a 4-H Teen Leadership Training on October 17-19th. Teens who are interested can print out the application at Recently many 4H clubs have started up, from cooking to robotics. On September 5, the seniors will be attending a college exploration in Beaver. All the Region 20 seniors will be attending. As you can see, Escalante High School is moving along smoothly. We’re excited to be here, and will keep you posted about any events concerning the high school.

problems. She will incorporate these learning strategies into her daily teaching. Her discussion was very informative and well presented. Congratulations to Mrs. Grundy on this accomplishment. Superintendent information items included: 1. A report on school grading and how the letter grades were figured for the recently published state grading system. Parents can access our Schools’ results on the district web site, and also the USOE state web site and then click on the psdGateway icon to find more assessment data about our schools and all schools state wide. 2. School board members were provided with information on legislative priorities for the 2014 legislative session. 3. They were given individual school reports from the principals for the first month of school. 4. The Superintendent reported the resignation of Colleen Chappell as school nurse and reported that Piute County School/Community nurse is picking up health services until a new nurse is chosen for Wayne County. 5. Capital projects were discussed with a discussion about problems with the new finish on the WMS gym floor. Other Capital Projects have been, or are nearing completion. 6. Board members were reminded that Governor Herbert would be visiting Wayne High School on Wed. Sept. 18. Business items included: 1. Accept letter of resignation

by Lisa Stevens

Something’s Fishy at LES School has started and things are going swimmingly! The halls are decked out with colorful sea life to go along with this year’s theme “Hooked on Learning!” Teachers have each picked a pupil to be honored as the classrooms “What a Great Catch” student. This month’s students are: Kingdergarten- Mrs. Blackburn - Presley Elmer, Mrs. Jackson - Timber Giles, First Grade- Mrs. Brinkerhoff - Kage Lyman, Mrs. Potter - Kaysie Jefferery, Second Grade- Miss Davis - ShaTerya Snow, Mrs. Liz Torgerson - Jake Peterson, Third Grade- Mrs. Libby Torgerson - Nicholas Brown, Mrs. Williams - Hadlee Taylor, Fourth Grade- Mrs. Barlow - Shaleen Nelson, Mrs. Ekker - Mizuki Ito, and Fifth

Grade- Mrs. Brown - Kali Maw, Mr. Ellett - Abby Stevens. Four fifth grade students have also been asked to serve in student government; this month Jackie Christensen, Trevor Barlow, Kortni Blackburn, and Kash Beeler will have the honor. During the first week Mrs. Blackburn’s Kindergarten students got to know each other and learned what is expected of them. “We have had a great start to begin Kindergarten” said Mrs. Blackburn, “We are learning that we are all special in our own way.” The Kindergarten class has also been learning the letters in their names, and identifying, counting, and writing numbers 1 to 5, as well as starting to learn phonograms in Spalding and that sounds

make words. “I’m looking forward to a wonderful year.” Mrs. Barlow’s fourth grade students are excited to be learning a lot of fun things this year! Fourth grade is the year students spend the year studying our great state’s history! Students will spend the entire year compiling information for their Utah History book; a project that every student looks forward to. Students will also learn about the Water Cycle, the Rock Cycle, weather, and study plants and animals found in Utah. “Fractions will be a big item this year”, said Mrs. Barlow, “We will be learning some fun ways to work with fractions; 201314 will be a fantastic year!!” Mrs. Barlow would also like to thank all the parents who do so much to help our school!

September 19, 2013

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Sports Wayne Sports This Week Photos and Captions by Lisa Stephens

Wayne Middle School Football (Below): Brayden Lawton, Brody Durfey, Stran Beeler and Kolt Pace swarm one of the Millard Eagles during the 5th and 6th grade football game on Saturday September 14.

Wayne Baseball (Above): Freshman Conner Rees eeks past Piute’s catcher to score a badly needed run in last Friday’s game at Wayne High. Wayne went on to win 9 to 8.

Bryce Valley High School Sports UPCOMING EVENTS AT BVHS: *Cross Country @ Panguitch Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 *Baseball @ Piute Friday, Sep 20, 2013 *Mid-Term Friday, Sep 20, 2013 *Baseball @ Wayne Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 *Volleyball @ Escalante Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 *Cross Country @ Escalante Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 *Baseball @ Escalante Friday, Sep 27, 2013

BASEBALL: Coach Clint Brinkerhoff reports that BVHS beat Valley 9 to 7 on Friday. They will play Escalante at BV on Monday, Panguitch on Wednesday at BV and Piute at Piute on Friday. Game are at 3:00 P.M. VO L L E YBALL: Coach Janalee Jackson says the team has a by this week and will play Escalante on the 25th at Escalante. Their

by Vicki D. Syrett

Home game is on the 27th at Bryce Valley at 5:45 P.M. TRACK: Coach Nathan Platt says there was a cross country meet in Milford this week. Rain threatened all the way to Milford, but the weather during the meet was absolutely perfect for running. Our teams ran well with both the Varsity Boys and Girls taking 2nd overall. Awards were given to the top twenty places. For the Varsity: Adam Platt took 2nd, Chandlyr Tebbs 11th, John Cloud 13th, Joshua Rose 14th, Gerald Nez 15th, Lizzy Platt 2nd, Ashlee Chynoweth 5th, Samantha

Chynoweth 7th, Sierra Leech 10th, and Tyerah Tebbs 13th. The following JV runners also placed: Morgan Platt 1st, Baylee Baugh 7th, Madison Syrett 11th, Trayten Tebbs 6th, Joshua Brinkerhoff 10th, Jacob Brinkerhoff 13th, Kristopher 15th, and Taten Leech 16th. It is nice to have a girls varsity team this year. We have a lot of potential. .

RSVP Honored at Annual Recognition Event RICHFIELD - Six County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) held their annual Recognition Event on September 5th, 2013 at the Youth Center in Richfield. The theme was RSVP is a friend for all seasons and the entertainment was provided by Doug Jenkins. Lunch was catered by Big Daddy’s Deli. Over 100 RSVP Volunteers from the Six County Region – Juab, Piute, Wayne, Sanpete, Sevier, and Millard attended the event. During the past fiscal year 272 volunteers served over 54,541 hours. The purpose of the event is to thank these volunteers for the excellent service they provide to their communities. Sixty-two local area busi-

nesses in Sevier, Sanpete, Millard, Piute, Juab, and Wayne Counties expressed their appreciation to the volunteers by contributing goods and services – which made it possible for every volunteer who attended the event to receive a valuable door-prize. Each volunteer received a Ceramic Soup Bowls and Soup from RSVP in appreciation for their outstanding service. One hundred and twendy-seven RSVP volunteers received a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Presidential Service Award for qualifying hours over a 12 month period. – and one exceptional volunteer received the 2013 President’s Call to Service Award for over 4,000 hours of documented

SALT LAKE CITY - Verizon is making a legal challenge that could lead to faster Internet speeds for “some” in Utah and elsewhere. A federal appeals court heard arguments from Verizon, which would benefit if it and other Internet service providers could start charging fees to content providers to reach some customers through faster speeds. This idea of an Internet “fast lane” would create an uneven playing field in the eyes of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which said established, deep-pockets companies such as Facebook and Google would have an

edge over small startups. That could prevent the next Google or Facebook from succeeding. Jen Yeh, a policy council for the advocacy group Free Press who was in the courtroom, said the three-judge panel could do away with what is called the “Open Internet Order.” “That order prevents content providers from paying for priority access to get to users,” she said. “It prevents a tiered system of superhighways for the rich and slow speedways for the poor.” Most observers felt that by their questioning, two of the three judges leaned toward

service over their lifetime. The Volunteer Connection is only allowed to include the service of volunteers who are affiliated with and reporting their service hours to us as we report to the Corporation for National and Community Service and to the Hands On Network/Points of Light Foundation about the level of service and the difference that comes about in communities because of volunteer service. We realize that this is only the “tip of the iceberg” in reporting the volunteer service that is being done in the Six County area, and would LOVE to include YOUR service as we Tell the Story of what is being accomplished by selfless volunteers in Central Utah. Please con-

tact us so that we can include YOUR service, and “Tell the Story” of what you are doing in your community. Call Shara Bastian, Program Manager at 435-893-0735 or toll-free 1-888-899-4447 ext. 735. Bronze awards through Six County RSVP—for reporting 100 to 249 hours of service over the last year were awared to Wayne County’s Elspeth Cooper, LuJean Hunt, Wilber Jones and Rolayne Russell Silver awards through Six County RSVP—for reporting 250 to 499 hours of service over the last year were awarded to Wayne County’s Delores McGee and Janeal Moosman —Six County Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Verizon Wants Faster Internet, For Some freeing Verizon from some of the control the FCC has over it. If this case results in the FCC losing some of its regulatory authority over the Internet, said amalia deloney, policy director for the Center for Media Justice, it could lead to voices of dissent and the disenfranchised being blocked from the Web. “We need to be able to have groups like Iraq Veterans Against the War be able to express their anti-war views within the current debate between the president and Congress on Syria,” deloney said. Yeh said it is not hard to imagine what would happen if

Internet service providers were freed from the FCC’s current oversight. “There will be no government oversight of our communications network, and corporations will retain control over what content we see, how much we pay for that content,” she said. “In other words, our Internet will start to look a lot more like our cable system.” Critics also said added costs would be passed on to consumers. The case could be decided late this year or early next year. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

Riding Lawn Mowers and Kids Don’t Mix SALT LAKE CITY - It’s still summertime in Utah, and cutting the grass with the riding lawn mower is a pursuit that experts say should be strictly for grown-ups. Children may beg to ride along, but it’s not a good idea. Earlier this summer, a 12-year-old boy was treated at a Salt Lake City-area hospital after a lawnmower blade propelled a nail into his heart. Doctors say the boy was lucky to survive. Dr. Junichi Tamai with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital says it’s more proof that lawnmowers are powerful, dangerous tools that can cause serious injuries. “Oftentimes, it’s either a

child who was riding with a relative on a riding lawnmower, who fell off, or a child who was walking or running behind someone on a riding lawnmower,” he says. “The relative would back up without seeing the child, and then run over the feet.” Tamai says children under age 15 should never be in the yard when someone else is mowing, and children or adults should never be allowed as passengers on riding mowers. According to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, more than 9,000 children a year are treated in emergency rooms for lawnmower injuries, most of which occur in their own backyard. Tamai says the majority

of children treated for lawn mower-related injuries are very young, between the ages of three and five. “When a kid is that small, you can always get hurt from just falling off,” he warns. “But the part that is most concerning for us is, when a child is actually on a moving, riding lawnmower or nearby, because the degree of injury is almost catastrophic.” He adds that it’s up to adults to take the necessary safety precautions when operating a lawn mower. “Lawnmowers are designed to cut, and they work very well,” he says. “And they have to be treated as a dangerous instrument - and it’s not

just a ride.” And when it comes to who cuts the grass, Tamai says children younger than age 12 should not use a push mower, and those under 16 should not be allowed to use riding mowers. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

WMSFootball (Above): The Wayne Broncs football team played in Fillmore against the Millard Eagles last Saturday. Pictured: Tyler Chappell and Barlow Pace members of the Broncs 7th and 8th grade team.

Antelope Point Launch Ramp Closes PAGE, AZ – Antelope Point launch ramp will close on September 23, 2013 to all launches with boat trailers due to low lake levels. A barricade will be placed at the lower portion of the ramp to allow for hand launching of kayaks, canoes, and other small vessels. Boaters should still be aware that while the ramp is open, launching at these water levels is not safe for all sizes of boats and launching is at your own risk. Parking is prohibited on the ramp and self-certification for mussels is still required for all vessels. —National Park Service

Fence Lines

by Ray Conrad

The Blue Shirt Blues The woman had an old blue shirt. Frayed. Threadbare. Decrepit! Patched and mended. Ripped and tore! I wondered why she kep it. Then one day, she balled it up And tossed it in the trash. That beat-up, wore out faded garment Was no longer part of her stash. I guess that it had got to the point It was no longer able to please, And she’d be embarrassed if it showed up At Deseret Industries. I kinda notice her eyeing me, Some days when I’m not too alert. I hope I don’t get slam-dunked in the junk Like that poor pitiful blue shirt

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By Cynthia Kimball According to Newsweek (2008), “In general, ‘thrown under the bus’ is a metaphor for what happens when someone takes a hit for someone else’s actions.” I would like to add, that this can be done in one’s presence, but also in their absence. Baker (2012) defines this “thrown under the bus” metaphor, “.as meaning ‘to sacrifice; to treat as a scapegoat; to betray,’ but . . . the key to the phrase really lies in the element of utter betrayal, the sudden, brutal sacrifice of a stalwart and loyal teammate for a temporary and often minor advantage.” I know one woman, Barb*, who is friends with another, Tiffany*. Barb texted Tiffany a simple request, but instead of Tiffany texting Barb the answer, she ignored her and went to their boss instead and created a frenzy that could have been avoided had Tiffany simply communicated straight to Barb. I heard of another woman, April*, angry with her friend, called up state offices and told a lie that her friend, Mona*, was selling her food stamps. Why is someone willing

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to “throw [another] under the bus”? What is the purpose? What is the motive? For gain? To look better? Out of habit? Ego? Pride? Sick joke? Power? Sarcasm? Plain meanness? Simple mistake? Whatever the reason, don’t do it. People want to know their name is safe with you. They want to know there is trust. They want to know that you “mean what you say”. They want to know that if you are talking about them, that it is good and you are only spreading positive gossip; especially since this is one of the best and healthiest communication skills there is. Yet there is a dark side to mankind where he can do evil and unkind things because he can. However, stand apart from it. Work to build people up. Work to find good in them. Tell others of their goodness. You will be amazed at what it will not only do to you, but others. People will come to know their name is safe with you. And you will feel good because you are spreading and speaking well. So the next time you even have an inkling of “throwing

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someone under the bus,” first stop to ask yourself why you are doing this. Then do not do it. And if you just have to say something, say something good instead. Barb likely wishes Tiffany had done so (since her reputation has now been damaged). And I’m sure Mona wishes April had done so as well (especially since an unfounded fraud investigation is taken place). Just because someone else is “throwing others under the bus” is no reason for you to do it. Instead, be a force of change for the good, and if you are going to figuratively “throw anyone near a bus”, throw and lift them up. *Name change Cynthia Kimball is a speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Workforce Education Leadership. She sometimes writes for Deseret Connect. E-mail:

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“An abstract noun,” the teacher said, “is something you can think of, but you can’t touch it. Can you give me an example of one?” “Sure,” a teenage boy replied. “My father’s new car.”

I was attending an outdoor music concert with a young woman I’d recently begun dating. Standing at the back of the crowd, we wrapped our arms around each other, swaying to the music. After a particularly romantic song, my date turned to face me. With a loving smile, she said, “I wish we were closer.” Totally thrilled, I looked into her eyes and whispered, “Do you mean our houses or our friendship?” Puzzled, she replied, “To the stage.”

Bachelor Cooking

Bachelor cooking is a matter of attitude. If you think of it as setting fire to things and making a mess, it’s fun. However, it’s not so great if you think of it as dinner. Nomenclature is also an important part of bachelor cooking. If you call it “Italian cheese toast,” it’s not disgusting to have warmed-over pizza for breakfast.

Travelling from the East Coast to Oregon, I was looking forward to sampling seafood from the Pacific Ocean. At a small open-air restaurant, I selected the clam chowder. “Is it fresh?” I asked the waitress. “Oh yes,” she replied. “We opened the can just this morning.”

Free Dance Lessons

I was preparing lunch for my granddaughter when the phone rang. “If you can answer one easy trivia question,” a young man said, “you’ll win ten free dance lessons!” Before I could tell him I was not interested he continued, “You’ll be a lucky winner if you can tell me what Alexander Graham Bell invented.” “I don’t know,” I replied dryly, trying to discourage him. “What are you holding in your hand right now?” he asked excitedly. “A bologna sandwich.” “Congratulations!” he said. “And for having such a great sense of humor......”


Recently, while I was on a shopping trip in a department store, I heard a little five-yearold talking to his mother while they were on the down escalator. He said, “Mommy, what do they do when the basement gets full of steps?”

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Thorough estate planning includes considering what happens if you become incapacitated and are unable to make medical or financial decisions for yourself. The Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions (sometimes called a Special Power of Attorney) and the Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters allow you to appoint whomever you want to have the authority to act for you if you become incapacitated. You dictate whatever conditions and limitations you want on the powers you grant the person you appoint to act for you (the “Attorney-inFact”). You can keep all control over your affairs unless and until incapacity occurs. These documents are reasonably short. You don’t need to transfer title of your assets. You can revoke them at any time, unless you become incapacitated. No court review or approval is needed. They don’t have to be filed or recorded with any governmental agency. If you have had drafted the Special Power of Attorney and the Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters you are well on your way to the peace of mind of knowing that you have made provisions for decisions pertaining to your medical and financial affairs to be made by someone you have selected based on your trust in them. There is, however, another document that is becoming used more frequently that is a valuable help in the event an adult becomes incapacitated to the point that he can no longer care for his own personal safe-

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Weekly Utah Hay Market Report Utah Hay prices lighty tested, with prices softer trading was very slow on dairy qualtity and on other quality’s of hay. Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies. Fourth crop harvest winding down. Confirmed sales 6,125 tons. Cube prices strong on top quality export cubes. Trade slow and demand moderate on top quality export cubes. Confirmed sales 0 tons. Guidelines for Alfalfa Hay: Visual exam and intent of sale; Relative Feed Value (RFV); Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF); Crude Protein (CP). USDA Grades are based on 100% Dry Matter content. All prices are in dollars per ton, FOB at stack, unless otherwise noted. Bales large and small. Cubes all sales FOB slab, unless noted. Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No 1 dairy: 185200.00; Premium Dairy: 160.00-180.00; Good Feeder: No Quotes; Fair: No quotes; Low: No Quotes. Alfalfa Standing in Field: 90.00-100.00. Premium retail horse sales No Quotes. Alfalfa Cubes: Premium export no quotes; Off quality N/Q. Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No 1 dairy 185.00220.00; Premium Dairy: 160.00-180.00; Good Feeder: 140.00-150.00. Fair: No Quotes; Low: No Quotes: Oat Hay: No Quotes. Premium retail horse sales No Quotes. Alfalfa Cubes: Premium export: n/q; Off quality: No Quotes. Southern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No 1 dairy: 190.00225.00; Premium Dairy: 155.00-175.00; Good Feeder: 140.00-150.00; Fair: No Quotes; Low: No Quotes Premium retail horse sales No Quotes. Alfalfa Cubes: Premium export: n/q; Off quality: No Quotes. Uintah Basin: Alfalfa: Supreme No 1 dairy: no quotes; Premium dairy: 180.00190.00; Good Feeder: No quotes; Fair: No Quotes; Low: n/q. Premium retail horse sales No Quotes Alfalfa Cubes: Premium retail: bagged for retail sale n/q Local sales no quotes; Off quality no quotes. Note: Fair and Low quality hay can be weedy, or weather damaged or all of the above.

The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

September 19, 2013

Bryce Valley Area News by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or

Max Stewart was the speaker in Cannonville. The new church house will be dedicated on 29th September at 5:00 P.M. Congratulations to Jeremy Bybee and Holly Forbush on their upcoming marriage on the 28th of September. They are having the ceremony up Cedar Canyon at the SUU Cabin. It is a beautiful setting for a wedding. Holly is from Monroe and Jeremy is the son of Rick and Renon Bybee of Tropic. We send our condolences out to the Eva Pollock family on her passing. Eva was a very special lady and will be missed. She is happy now to be reunited with her husband Larvin in Heaven. Her funeral was done very nicely and she passed away one year after Larvin did. Eva wrote her own funeral out and one request she had was for her grandson, Shawn Pollock, to sing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”. Which he did. He sang the first verse and then his wife Mary and daughter Shawnee sang the rest of the song with him. It was very touching to hear them sing. They had a huge family turnout and son Bill and wife Stacy flew in from Hawaii where they are serving a mission. They work

at the Polynesian Center over there and came home to honor Bill’s mother along with the rest of his brothers and sisters. Eva was a gentle, kind lady and loved her family very much. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. Shelby Huffaker came to Henrieville to visit her grandparents, Ernie and Wynona Henderson. They were delighted to see her son, Carter, who is soon two years old and they had never seen him before. It was a fun visit for them. They held the Henderson Family Reunion and all six of the Henderson children and their families came. Kevin and Dorsie Denny of Riverton, Dallas Henderson of Kearns, Dan and Wendy Davis of Mesa Arizona, Brian and Trish Dixon of Riverton and Lynne Granger also of Riverton all came to join in the family fun. Coming from St. George was Mitch and Pam Henderson. There were 32 folks in all who came. They camped out in the Henderson’s yard in the rain. They had a great time however. Also attending was Kevin and Kerry Carver of Ephraim whose granddaughter-in-law is Candace Davis. The family made this a Service Reunion for their parents Ernie and

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If there were a street corner anywhere in Wayne County with less than four inches of water on it, surely there would be some whiskered guy in irrigation waders, waving a wet cardboard sign declaring the end of days. Culinary water usage in Torrey Town is way down and road and water line repair costs are way up. Up county beasts of all kinds are gathering two by two and headed straight for Hanksville in hopes of finding a suitable houseboat for hire that will comfortably accommodate at least a thousand party animals or more. They have also advertised for a skipper, preferably a mild mannered Captain with a Middle Eastern accent named Noah that has at least 40 days experience navigating stormy seas. As recently as last week some farmers purchasing worn out parts for tractors and overburdened farm vehicles at places like Gordon’s, Harry’s and M&D, local Wayne County farmers wearing worn out Levis or bib overalls have been prompted into distressing discussions about the extraordinary 2013 water event. And some farmers hunched over the counter can even recall stories told by the oldest of Wayne County residents of the 1906 deluge in Wayne County’s history that would make the recent rain fall of the summer of 2013 seem like a slow drizzle. Nonetheless, farming in Wayne County is and always has been a gamble, much more than any card game in Las Vegas, lucky for the rest of us there are still a lot of local folks willing to bet against the odds and plow ahead. Surely there is some other news to report but if there is I haven’t heard about it because the only thing folks are talking about is the rain. Hopefully when the Governor gets here on Wednesday he will bring with him some sunshine and good news.

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Wynona. They built a fire pit in the backyard, put siding on the sheds, went up and got a winter’s worth of firewood and cleaned out the rain gutters on the house. What a nice thing for the family to do for their parents. Dorsie Denny came to visit Lauren and Anthony Senary and their kids and they met in Henrieville. She also visited with Logann Eagar and together they canned a lot of peaches. Everyone pitched in to help get them finished. Artoise Platt was released as Music Chairman in Henrieville with a big thank you for nine years of arranging special musical numbers in Sacrament Meeting. Wynona Henderson was called to that position. Marilee Platt spoke today before leaving on October 9th for her mission. Nathan Platt was the High Council Speaker with his daughter. The Young Women sang a special number for the meeting. Had a lot of family here visiting to support Marilee. Alan Torgerson was awarded a Silver Beaver in Scouting. His wife Melanie was his escort and she was recognized along with Alan. Klin Chynoweth was presented the LDS-BSA Commemoration Award of the Buffalo for his service in scouting. Recognition of 100 years of the Church in Boy Scouts of America. Can’t think of a nicer person to receive this award. The Senior Citizen bus made a trip to Richfield and Manti on Friday. It was a nice trip and going to enjoy the day were Anita Fletcher, Glenna Fletcher, Catherine Littlefield, and Karin Barker along with Doug and Vicki Ahlstrom. If you want to join the trips just give Vicki a call at 679-8666

and get your name on the list. Release as Choir Director was Marie Pollock who has done a great job. Called to be the new Choir Director is Janalee Jackson. Rod and Bryce Syrett, father and son, spoke in Tropic today and Jessica Stewart and Megan Brinkerhoff sang a beautiful rendidtion of “Sweet Hour of Prayer”. Saturday 21 September will be the Cub Scout POW WOW in Richfield at the High School. Registration is $23.00 and you can register online at Registration at 8:00 A.M. and classes begin at 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. All adults working with Cub Scouts are invited to attend. Congratulations to Lesha Le Fevre on her engagement. We are so excited for her. Lesha is the daughter of Layne and April LeFevre of Tropic and the granddaughter of Jenny Le Fevre. Malory Clarke is home for a short visit to recuperate and then she will be going back to her mission. We wish her good health and a quick return to her mission. The 20th and 21st is the Fall Scout Camp at Tropic Reservoir. Meet at the church on the 20th at 4:30 P.M. Pennies by the Inch runs September 15th thru October 15th. This is for the Primary Children’s Hospital. A very worthy cause. On September 25th is the R.S. Fall Social at 7:00 P.M. Bring an idea or item to share that represents one of your favorite things. Bring a food prepared by you with the recipe to share. Have a great week and stay safe. Please call or email your news to me. Thanks VS


Sister Danielle Jo Batty FREMONT – Sister Danielle Jo Batty has been Called To Serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She will serve for 18 months in the Des Moines, Iowa Mission. Danielle is the daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Batty. She is the granddaughter of Miriam and the late Kent Jackson of Fremont, and George and Barbara Batty of Loa. She is a 2012 graduate of Wayne High School. She attended Southern Utah University last year, and received her Associates Degree. Danielle will be speaking in the Fremont Ward on Sunday, September 22 at 10:00 am. She will enter the MTC in Provo on September 25. We Love You Danielle!

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Meals include milk & bread. NOTE: PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND CALL AHEAD. The ladies work diligently to prepare a good dinner, and a head count helps them prepare enough for everyone.

Escalante Senior Citizens Menu Tues. Sept.24th Sausage cheese potato soup Wheat bread Salad bar Jell-o fruit salad Pumpkin cookies

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obituaries Eldon Wayne Reed 1935 - 2013

TORREY - Eldon Wayne Reed, 78, of Torrey, UT, died peacefully on September 10, 2013 surrounded by his family. Born on January 12, 1935 in Donna, TX to Sterling and Iva Reed. He married Erika Schuettler on May 9, 1964. Eldon was a retired plant manager for Utah Power and Light. Eldon was an avid woodworker, boater and pilot. He enjoyed the outdoors and exploring south central Utah. Eldon is survived by Erika, his wife of 49 years, his sons, James (lone) and John (Marlene) and his grandson Cassidy. Condolences may be sent at

Kent J. Wintch TROPIC - Beloved husband, father, grandfather, greatgrand-father and great-great-grandfather, Kent J. Wintch, 90, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 in Grand Junction, Colorado where he has been residing in the care of his daughter and her husband, Pam and Randy Spencer. Kent was born on November 15, 1922 in Tropic, Utah to Charles and Hannah Hope Ott Wintch. He married Betty Lou Graff December 23, 1942 in the St. George Temple. He returned to his beloved wife of 63 years, who preceded him in death October 12, 2005. Kent’s fondest memories were of hiking the hills and valleys of the small towns of Tropic, Cannonville and Henrieville, especially if he had his fishing pole with him. He met his future love-of-his-life, Betty Lou at a sheep shearing out at Promise Rock. He and Betty were 10 and 11 years old when they met while jumping on the sacks of wool. Shortly after their marriage, he was drafted into WWII where he served honorably until his release. After the war he and Betty returned to Tropic where he ran a general store for several years before accepting a position at Bryce Canyon where he began a long and successful career working for the National Park Service, this career spanned over 25 years and took his family to such beautiful places as Zion, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Arches and Canyonlands. He and Betty retired in Tropic, making the full circle where Kent began to put his energy into a beautiful garden every summer along with fruit trees and the endless demands a home and garden create. Kent served in numerous positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including bishop, bishopric member, and numerous teaching positions. He enjoyed the service he rendered and spent much time in study and thought in every position he held. To sum up the life of this wonderful man in just a few words are the words of a man who declared: “He is one of the finest men I have ever met.” Indeed, he was a fine man in every respect. He is survived by four of his children: Charlene Higuera, Pam (Randall) Spencer, Kenneth (Barbara) Wintch and Rhett (Lisa) Wintch; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; sisters: Joann (Ron) Otteson, Hannah (Jim) Goulding, and Suzanne (Royce) Griffin; brother, Michael (Judy) Wintch; brother-in-law, Merrell Woodbury. Also preceding him in death were his parents; son, Samuel Kent Wintch; son-in-law, Edward Russell Higuera; grandson, Adam Kent Wintch; brother, Dean Wintch; sisters: Mary (Milton) Wells, and Jillyn Woodbury. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in the Tropic LDS Ward Chapel where friends may call from10:00-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Tropic Cemetery with military rites by the Bryce Valley American Legion Post #18. Funeral Directors: magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3090 N. 12th St., Unit B., Grand Junction, CO 80505. With sincere thanks we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the hospice staff and their kind and professional care of our father.

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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, without warranty as to title, possession, liens, encumbrances or condition, payable in lawful money of the United States, at the main entrance of the Sixth Judicial District Courthouse, 18 S. Main Street, Loa, Utah, on Thursday, October 24, at 12:00 Noon, for the purpose of foreclosing a Deed of Trust dated September 21, 2010, executed as to PARCEL 1 by THE VELVET RIDGE, LLC, A UTAH LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; as to PARCEL 2 by THE BOULDER MOUNTAIN INN, LLC, A UTAH LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; and as to PARCEL 3 by BOULDER MOUNTAIN INN LLC, A UTAH LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, as Trustor, in favor of ZIONS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, as Beneficiary, covering real property located in Wayne County, State of Utah, and more particularly described as follows: PARCEL #1: Beginning at a point which is North 531 feet along the 1/16 section line from the Southwest Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 30 South, Range 5 East, Salt Lake Base and Meridian, and running thence South along said 1/16th section line 531 feet; thence East along the 1/16th section line 447.56 feet; thence North 19º43’08” East 355.66 feet along adjoining property boundary; thence North 70º55’50” West 600.52 feet to the point of beginning. Area 6.0 acres, more or less (0-969-8; 2-74983) PARCEL #2: Beginning at a point which is North 900 feet along the 1/16th section line, and South 89º56’30” East 787.84 feet from the Southwest Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 30 South, Range 5 East, Salt Lake Base and Meridian, and running thence South 89º56’30” East 500 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of State Road U-12; thence South 26º31’ West along same 300 feet; thence North 53º41’41” West 454.24 feet to the point of beginning. Area 1.56 acres, more or less (0-969-7; 2-74-982) PARCEL #3: Lot 5, Eagle View Ranches Subdivision, (EVR-5; 4-48-5) TOGETHER WITH all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. The street address of the property is commonly known as: Parcel 1 & 2: Highway 12, Approximately .30 Miles South of Miner’s Mountain Road, Grover, Utah 84773; Parcel 3: Eagle View Ranches Drive, Grover, Utah 84773. The undersigned disclaims any liability for any error in the street address. The current Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is ZIONS FIRST NATIONAL BANK and the record owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Default is reported to be THE VELVET RIDGE, LLC, a Utah Limited Liability Company, and THE BOULDER MOUNTAIN INN, LLC, a Utah Limited Liability Company. Bidders must be prepared to tender to the Successor Trustee a $10,000 deposit at the time of the sale with the balance delivered by 12:00 noon the following business day to Trustee’s office located at 15 West South Temple, Suite 1700, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. The deposit must be in the form of a cashier’s check, bank official check, or U.S. Postal money order, payable to Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler. The balance must be in the form of a cashier’s check, bank official check, U.S. Postal money order, or by wire transfer, payable to Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler. In addition Beneficiary may, pursuant to the Utah Commercial Code, cause any personal property described in the Deed in which Beneficiary was granted a lien to be sold in connection with the real property. THIS NOTICE IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATED the 13th day of September, 2013. Thomas J. Erbin, Successor Trustee Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler 15 West South Temple, Suite 1700 Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1549 (801) 524-1000 PYG File No. 7486-1564 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 19 & 26 and OCTOBER 3, 2013

$709,250 in Grants Awarded to Outstanding Utah Nonprofits DENVER, CO -September 16, Organizations providing educational services to seniors, youth, and the homeless are the recipients of $709,250 in grants to Utah nonprofits announced this week by the Daniels Fund. Grant recipients include: Ability Foundation, Murray – general operating support; American Legion Utah Boys State – program support; Grand County School District -- BEACON Afterschool Program; Jewish Family Services, Salt Lake City – Project EncourAge/Caregiver Connection and capital construction support; Nephi City – lighting for Canyon View Baseball Field; Parents for Choice in Education, Salt Lake City – general operating support; People Helping People, Salt Lake City – general operating support; Playworks Education Energized, Salt Lake City – development of sports leagues; Special Olympics Utah – general operating support; The Community Foundation of Utah – Utah Social Enterprise Collaborative; TURN Community Services, Salt Lake City – day center renovation; The School for the New Americans, West Valley City – replication of the American Preparatory Charter model; Utah Foundation for the Blind and

Visually Impaired, Riverton – comprehensive sports and athletics program; and Your Community Connection of Ogden, northern Utah – Senior LifeCare Program. “The importance of the nonprofit sector to our society and the size of its impact are generally not well known,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “The amount of good these organizations do is remarkable, and the services they provide to those in need are irreplaceable.” The Daniels Fund will award a projected $1.6 million in grants to Utah nonprofits in 2013. Funding areas include: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development. Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television who owned the ABA’s Utah Stars, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Visit for more information. —The Daniels Fund

Garfield County School District Public Budget Amendment Hearing Notice Thursday, September 19th , 2013 Garfield County School District will be proposing to the Board of Education a budget amendment hearing for fiscal year 2014. This budget amendment hearing has been scheduled at Antimony Elementary School at 4:00PM, on September 19th, 2013 in conjunction with the regular monthly Board of Education meeting. A copy of the budget can be obtained from the District’s internet web site or from the District Office at 145 E Center Street, Panguitch, Utah, 84759. Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 5, 12 & 19, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE A meeting of the Wayne County Special Service District #1 will be held on Monday September 23, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Room at the Wayne County Courthouse. The directors will discuss allocation of district money. All interested citizens are invited to attend the meeting. For additional information, call the County Clerk=s office at 435-836-1300. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

NOTICE TO WATER USERS The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Wayne County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-6-2. 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 Box146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 9, 2013. Please visit or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. NEW APPLICATION(S) 95-5312 (A79832): Aaron P. Jacobs propose(s) using 0.015 cfs. from groundwater (3 miles NW of Bicknell) for STOCKWATERING. 95-5313 (A79838): Water E. Hanks propose(s) using 0.015 cfs. from groundwater (1 mile NW of Grover) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on SEPTEMBER 12 & 19, 2013

September 19, 2013 NOTICE

The Wayne County Assessor’s / Motor Vehicle office will be closed on Fridays at 11:30 am beginning October 4th thru December 27, 2013. We are beginning our 2014 re-appraisal of the Teasdale, Torrey and Grover areas. We will be out in the field doing the Inspections of each property during this time period.

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munity Foundation, http:// The Honor Flights are a great way to say “thank you” to veterans for their contributions to America, Nelson said. However, she added, time is a critical factor for many World War II vets, who are now in their 80s and 90s - and in some cases, in poor health. “One of the most compelling parts of the message we’re getting out is that these veterans, these World War II veterans, are dying at the rate of about 600 a day, if you can imagine,” she warned. Nelson added that the Community Foundation’s goal is to raise enough money to send at least 20 veterans to Washington, D.C., by the end of October. Information about the Honor Flight Network is available at www.honorflight. org. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

Rainbow Bridge National Monument Closed PAGE, AZ - Rainbow Bridge National Monument is closed indefinitely due to a trail washout after heavy rains fell in the area over the last several days. The damage includes a complete loss of approximately 150 feet of trail between the dock and the first shade structure, with a 21 foot drop-off into Bridge Creek. Debris has collected at the mouth of the creek and will need to be removed from the dock area. Crews assessed the damage yesterday and plans are underway to develop a temporary trail until a more permanent trail can be constructed. The Chains area near Page is closed to vehicular traffic due to rains. Several feet of sand and mud were deposited on some areas of the road, while in other areas the water cut down through the dirt, making the road impass-

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Look Who’s Coming to Town... “Elmo Makes Music” Fun & Furry Musicians Arrive in Cedar City on Nov. 13. CEDAR CITY - Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other—monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” at Heritage Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Tickets for all both performances are on sale now. Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed…rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. Through the razzle-dazzle of this Broadway-quality musical production, children learn about patience, acceptance and teamwork. The universal appeal of a Sesame Street Live production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written scripts, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “The Hustle,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “Rockin’ Robin.” “Elmo Makes Music” features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as “C Is for Cookie” and “The Alphabet Song.” —Sesame Workshop

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CEDAR CITY –The Cedar City Arts Council is pleased to announce that the Cedar City Fine Arts and Jewelry Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 20-21 at the Cedar City Main Street Park (200 North and Main). In addition to the new location for the fall arts festival, the jewelry category has been expanded to bring a vast array of handcrafted and wearable art to this exhibition. This event hosts over 30 booths from fine art to fine crafts in multiple categories such as ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, painting, and more. It’s an exceptional opportunity for families and art enthusiasts to take advantage of a variety of distinguished artists and their work in a friendly and easily accessible setting. The Cedar City Fine Arts Festival is produced by the Cedar City Arts Council, which supports artists in folk, literary, visual, and performing arts in Cedar City and the surrounding area. To become a member, or download an application, visit Questions can be directed to Artist Coordinator Sandi Levy at (435) 531-3089, or via email at —Cedar City Arts Council

WAYNE COUNTY Bookmobile Summer/Fall Schedule

Monday Every 2 weeks August 12 & 26 and September 9 & 23 Torrey East Main St. 12:30pm - 1:15pm Teasdale Old Church 1:30pm - 2:00pm Fremont LDS Church 2:30pm 3:15pm Loa Courthouse 3:30pm - 4:30pm Lyman LDS Church 5:00pm - 5:45pm Bicknell Library 6:00pm - 6:30pm Tuesday Every 2 weeks August 13 & 27, Sept. 10 & 24 Hanksville Elementary 1:30 - 3:00pm (Tuesdays @ Loa Elementary starting in September)

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Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to HELP WANTED NOTICE Garfield County is accepting applications for a Corrections Officer. Applications are available at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013. Anyone interested in applying for this position must pass the Standardized P.O.S.T. Exam prior to making application. The Exam is given at the Browning Learning Center on the Dixie College Campus. For additional information regarding the Exam and registration requirements, contact the Browning Learning Center at (435) 652-7696. The exam is also given at Southern Utah University. Call 435-586-5419 for additional information. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Health Registered Nurse *Wayne County* Full-Time Registered Nurse to work various Public Health programs for the Central Utah Public Health Department in the Wayne County area. This position is full-time with full benefits. Applications will be received at 70 Westview Drive, Richfield, UT 84701 until the position is filled. Contact Russell W. Anderson for more information at 435-896-5451 ext. 320 or email at An Equal Opportunity Employer.

SOCIAL HALL MONITOR Panguitch City Panguitch City has an opening for a Social Hall Monitor for the winter months. Position will be responsible for keeping the Social Hall open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Hall will close for major events, holidays, High School athletic events, and when rented for a public event. Monitor will be responsible for maintaining order, care of equipment, and making sure building is open and maintained. Position will start on approximately November 1, 2013 and will continue until approximately April 1 of the following year. Hours and overall schedule will be determined by use, events, weather, and budget. Monitor must be willing to work with youth and have evenings free. Salary is $8.00/hour. Applications can be picked up at the Panguitch City Office or Job Service in Panguitch and must be received at Panguitch City Office by 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2013. More detailed questions can be directed to Lori Talbot at the Panguitch City Office (25 South 200 East - 435676-8585) during normal business hours. Send applications to: Panguitch City Attention Lori Talbot PO Box 75 Panguitch, UT 84759 Panguitch City is an equal opportunity employer. Panguitch City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 9/26

JANITORIAL SERVICES Panguitch City Panguitch City is hiring a part time employee on a contract basis to provide janitorial services for the Panguitch City Offices (25 South, 200 East) and the Panguitch City Fire Station (50 North 100 East). Duties will include but not limited to the following: general janitorial services including vacuuming, dusting, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash, cleaning windows at the entrance to the buildings and other duties as assigned. Buildings will need to be cleaned twice per week (Wednesdays and Weekends) in the evenings or early morning. Panguitch City will provide all cleaning supplies. Sealed bids should be turned in to the Panguitch City Office by October 7, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Bids will be opened at a regular City Council meeting on October 8, 2013 and the job will start immediately on October 9, 2013. For more information or to tour the buildings involved, contact the City Office at the address listed above or call 435676-8585. Applicants must be Panguitch City residents and a criminal background check may be completed. Panguitch City is an equal opportunity employer. Panguitch City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 9/26

CONSTRUCTION LOA-BASED construction company has position available for concrete work - footings and foundation labor. Experience necessary. Also general labor position available. Wages negotiable 435691-2386 9/26

AA Open Meetings

Every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:00 pm Bicknell Town Hall

COOKING AND NUTRITION EDUCATOR USU Extension - Garfield County Utah State University Extension Food Sense nutrition education program in Garfield County is seeking a qualified individual to work part-time (10 hours per week, depending on availability of grant funding) teaching nutrition and cooking skills to limited income adults and youth who are Food Stamp eligible. Training and teaching materials will be provided. This is a non-benefited position. Apply online at: Search Postings for Position Title: Food Sense Nutrition Education Assistant - Garfield County For More Information contact SuzAnne Jorgensen 435-6769/26 1114 or



Apartment for rent in Lyman. $325.00 per month, plus utilities. No smoking. No pets. Cleaning deposit required. Call 8362344 evenings. Available August 1, 2013. rtn

ESCALANTE PROPERTY - 575 S. Center St. 1/2 to 3 acres for sale, price negotiable. Out of greenbelt, all 7 years back taxes paid, making perfect building lots. Water neg. Flat ground w/mature trees on west boundary. Seller motivated. 435-826-4982 or 435-6909455 or 535-690-9456 rtn

Shane’s Carpet Cleaning Carpet, Tile and Upholstery Reasonable prices Call Shane at

435-691-3504 FOUND CAMERA - Saturday, Sept. 7 on Donkey Flats Road, Teasdale. Call 801-541-9439 9/26

3 ACRES FOR SALE - In Loa. Beautiful views, power and water accessible. $23,999. Call 435-691-0689 9/26 TORREY - SANDCREEK RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND is for sale. Serious inquiries, only. Call 435-4253577 10/31

12-Step Addiction Recovery

Meetings are held at the Bicknell Seminary every Thursday @ 7:00 PM

You have the right to choose your home health & hospice agency. Please consider:

Our Team of Local Nurses: Teri Leavitt, RN 435-979-7495

Trista Morgan, RN

45 E. 100 N., Gunnison


Sara Rees, CNA 435-691-0980 Connie Durfey, CNA Julie Chappell, RN Serving Wayne & Piute Counties, & Boulder, Utah

The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

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Practical Money Matters

Don’t Dawdle on Student Loan Search by Jason Alderman

Millions of young Americans recently began their senior year of high school. If your kid is among them, he or she is probably busy juggling homework, extracurricular activities and maybe a part-time job – all while trying to savor the last official year of childhood and simultaneously prepare for impending adulthood. You, on the other hand, are likely just wondering how the heck you’re going to pay for college. College may be a year away, but scholarship and loan application deadlines are just around the corner. As you’ll soon learn, there are tons of decisions to make and documents to fill out. Plus, some states award aid on a first-come, firstserved basis, meaning funds for your child’s dream school could be exhausted by the time you get your paperwork together. If that doesn’t make you want to get the jump on financial aid, I don’t know what will. Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is required by virtually all colleges, universities and career schools for federal student aid, as well as for most aid from states and individual colleges. It’s easiest to file an FAFSA online at You can also get a hard copy from your child’s school or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. The FAFSA filing deadline for federal loans isn’t until June 30, 2014, but many state and individual school deadlines fall months earlier.

Many types of student aid are available to help cover costs at four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and trade, career or technical schools, including: • Hundreds of thousands of free scholarships and fellowships are awarded each year. Visit scholarships for helpful tips. • Federal Pell Grants are needs-based grants given to low-income students to pursue post-secondary education. The maximum annual Pell Grant amount is $5,500; but students can receive Pell Grants for no more than 12 semesters. They need not be repaid. • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants for up to $4,000 a year are awarded to undergraduates demonstrating exceptional financial need. • Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. • Low-interest Federal Perkins Loans are for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. They are “subsidized,” meaning the government pays yearly interest while students are enrolled. They have no origination or default fees. • Direct Stafford Loans are low-interest federal government loans with no origination fee and come in two varieties: needs-based “Subsidized” loans for undergraduate students where the

government pays the yearly interest while students are enrolled; and “Unsubsidized,” for undergraduate and graduate students of any income level, where students are responsible for interest that accrues while enrolled. • Private Education Loans are offered by lenders to students and parents to supplement government loans. They aren’t governmentguaranteed or subsidized and typically carry higher interest rates, although you can borrow greater amounts. Details and rates vary widely. • Some colleges sponsor their own loans to students and parents. Interest rates may be lower than federal loans. Check each college’s aid materials to see if they’re available. • PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate or professional-degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to pay for education expenses. They are made through participating schools at a fixed interest rate. There is an origination fee. Visit the Federal Student Aid site (http://studentaid. ) and for complete explanations of the different types of grants/ loans, calculators and many other tools. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney

Sevier Valley Medical Center Affiliated Providers

Justin Abbott, DO Family Medicine

*also provides obstetrics

Roger D. Blomquist, MD Radiology

Brent Allen, DO General Surgery

Lance Allen, DO Family Medicine

*also provides obstetrics

Jeffrey Brown, DO Family Medicine

*also provides obstetrics

Devone Burton, MD Radiology

Kevin Anderson, PA-C Physician Assistant

L. Jeffery Chappell, MD Family Practice

September 19, 2013

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The Rim Rock Restaurant

evenings Fine dining

The Patio

lunch and dinner casual dining

Participation Call for Poetry Out Loud “To have great poets, there must be great audiences, too.” —Walt Whitman SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Arts & Museums invites all educators in Utah’s secondary schools to encourage students to participate in Poetry Out Loud (POL). The state competition is presented by Utah Arts & Museums. Poetry Out Loud is a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages students in grades 9-12 to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. In each state, Poetry Out Loud begins at the classroom or school level. Classroom winners advance to a schoolwide competition, school winners advance to a regional competition, and regional winners advance to the state finals. The Utah champion competes in Washington, D.C. at the national finals, April 30 and May 1, 2014. Awards totaling $50,000 go to first-, second-,

third-place and honorablemention winners, as well as supporting the purchase of poetry books for represented schools. Students from schools not associated with an accessible region compete at a preliminary competition held the day of the state finals. Participating schools must register and complete their school-wide competition by February 7, 2014. Regional competitions will end by February 21, 2014. The Utah State Final Competition is at 7:00 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. “Utah has had four finalists in the national top nine,” said Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Last year, Devin Jones of West Jordan High School received an honorable mention at the national finals. We’re very proud of our students who compete and excel in this wonderful program.” In 2012, senior MarKaye Hassan of Logan High School competed against 53 state and

Garfield County Bookmobile

Fall - Winter Schedule

Kyle Christensen, PA-C Physician Assistant *Orthopedics

Bret Hilton, PA-C Physician Assistant

David Pope, MD Family Practice *also provides obstetrics

Jesse Spencer, MD Family Medicine

*also provides obstetrics

David R. Crimin, DO Family Medicine

Charlie Jacques, FNP Family Nurse Practitioner

Mark R. Greenwood, MD Family Medicine *also provides obstetrics

Robert Nentwich, PA-C Physician Assistant

Dixie Rasmussen, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife

Sherree Rechtsteiner, FNP Family Nurse Practitioner

James Thomson, MD Internal Medicine

Gary Zeluff, MD Orthopedics

• 1000 North Main • Richfield • UT • 435-893-4100 •

Mark W. Greenwood, MD Family Medicine

Tuesday Every 2 Weeks Oct. 1, 15, 29 / Nov. 12, 26 Tropic - Bryce Valley Elem. 10:30am - 2:45pm Tropic - Bryce Valley H.S. 2:45pm - 3:45pm Cannonville City Park 4:00pm - 4:45pm Henrieville Main Street 5:00pm - 6:00pm Bryce Canyon Residential Area 6:30pm - 7:00 pm

Rebekah Patterson, FNP Family Nurse Practitioner

Wednesday Every 2 weeks Oct. 2, 16, 30 / Nov. 13, 27 Panguitch Elem. 8:30am - 11:20am Panguitch Head Start 166 N. Main 11:30am - 12:00pm

Daniel Smith, MD Family Medicine

Thursday Every 2 Weeks Oct. 3, 17, 31 / Nov. 14 Escalante Elem. 9:00am - 10:30am Escalante H.S. 10:30am - 11:30am Boulder Elementary 12:30pm - 2:15pm Escalante Elem. 3:00pm - 3:45pm Escalante Phone Office 4:00 - 5:45

*also provides obstetrics

Blake Zobell, DPM Podiatry

territory champions. Hassan received the third-place prize and a $5,000 award, and was invited to return to Washington, D.C., to recite at the National Book Festival. In 2008, Skyline High School senior Madison Niermeyer also placed third at the national competition and received a $5,000 scholarship award. Niermeyer was contacted by noted Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti to congratulate her on her recitation of his poem “I Am Waiting.” For information on participating, call 801.533.5760 or e-mail —

Got a Knack for Numbers? Become a Tax Assistance Volunteer (VITA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is looking for volunteers to assist the community with free tax preparation. VITA has several tax sites around the Five County area from Beaver to St. George. If you’re looking for an opportunity to volunteer, VITA is a great avenue to serve your community. We will offer free tax law training necessary to become IRS certified in tax preparation. Certified volunteers will prepare tax returns for low-income households. Serving at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is a very rewarding opportunity and offers a unique way to strengthen your community. To learn more about VITA please contact: Tom Everett, Regional Coordinator VITA / Five County Association of Governments (435) 673-3548 Ext. 104 or —Five County AOG

Sept. 19, 2013 Wayne and Garfield County Insider  

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

Sept. 19, 2013 Wayne and Garfield County Insider  

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