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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

A Grand Slam Opening

Public Invited to BLM Land Health Workshops KANAB – The settlement of the West and livestock grazing on public lands is a shared heritage of all Americans. The iconic image of a lonesome cowboy tending his herd, ready to give his life to defend it from four-legged and two-legged predators, continues to stir the imaginations of Americans everywhere. A lot has changed, though. There are still cowboys on the range. There are still predators for them to deal with, including the two-legged variety. But today’s cowboy has to cope with additional pressures – increased demand for other uses of public lands from extractive resource development, recreation, invasive plant species and, of course, drought. So what’s a cowboy to do? Turn to science. Bureau of Land Management range specialists will be presenting a series of workshops/field trips of how science is used to monitor land health on BLM lands and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and how the collected data helps ranchers and land managers make livestock management decisions. These workshops will explain long-term trend studies, study site selection and set-up, how photo points are used, how data is collected and recorded, and plant identification. “You don’t have to be a scientist, or a rancher, or a land manager to learn something from these workshops. Our range specialists are very excited about the work they do and are really looking forward to sharing what they’ve learned with the public,” said Richard Madril, assistant monument manager for resources. The workshops are scheduled in Escalante for November 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.; and November 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to arrive at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 W. Main, 15 minutes prior to the start of the field trip. The workshops will be conducted in Kanab on November 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.; and on November 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Kanab BLM Visitor Center, 745 E. Hwy 89, 15 minutes prior to the workshop. Attendees will be required to provide their own transportation from the visitor centers to the monitoring sites. Comfortable hiking shoes and season-appropriate attire should be worn for the walk from the vehicles to the monitoring sites. Also, attendees should bring water and any snacks they may like. The workshops are free and open to the general public. If you have any questions, please call Richard Madril at 435-644-1245. —GSENM

Thursday, October 31, 2013 • Issue # 1020

Deadline Approaching for Students in Utah to Apply for Daniels Scholarship Program

WGCI Photos

Local supporters and members of the Pace and Munson families gathered Friday morning for the grand opening of the Escalante Home Center; and (at right) Greg Pace and Reed Munson officially open the store with a log cutting ceremony. ESCALANTE - This being the height of the World Series, baseball metaphors seem an appropriate way to describe other grand-scale events of the week. For Escalante residents and those from surrounding towns who came to enjoy last week’s opening festivities of the new Escalante Home Center, it’s pretty clear by all accounts that the new store— gleaming from floor to ceiling and now fully stocked with hardware, building supplies and housewares—is a home run. Last week’s events started with a “sneak preview” open house on Thursday evening, where guests could mingle among the wrench sets and joint compound while enjoying hot cider and hors d’oeuvres. Local dignitaries included Escalante Mayor Jer-

ry Taylor and Garfield County Commissioners Clare Ramsay and Leland Pollock, who came to congratulate Loa Builders Supply’s Pace family and Reed and Karen Munson on the opening of the new store. On Friday morning, before a crowd composed of local residents and supportive family members, Reed Munson and Mitchell and Greg Pace revved their Husqvarna chain saws and, by cutting through a 21 foot lodgepole pole, officially opened the store for the Escalante Home Center Grand Opening. Greatly anticipated, the two-day opening gala over Friday and Saturday proceeded without a hitch, and included giving away 24 prizes throughout both days to customers and participants. Visitors who completed an interesting yet

mildly challenging “scavenger hunt,” which was designed (successfully so) to acquaint participants with store’s array of merchandise, qualified to win the day’s grand prize. Friday’s grand prize winner of a Husqvarna chainsaw was Geraldine Liston, whose husband had been eyeing the prize throughout the day. The following day, Sarah Edmunds was the lucky winner of the outdoor BBQ grill, Saturday’s grand prize. Lunches were provided both Friday and Saturday by

the Future Farmer’s of America high school club, which earned $469 with their fundraising luncheons, allowing them to purchase club jackets for members to wear to presentations and competitions. The Munson and Pace families wish to thank everyone for making the opening such a fun and successful event. The next in-store event will be on July 4th, so save the date and keep an eye on the newspaper and at the store for details. —Insider Report

DENVER - Collegebound high school seniors in Utah are encouraged to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program before the Nov. 15 deadline by visiting www. The Daniels Scholarship Program seeks out promising students who demonstrate strength of character, leadership potential, academic performance or promise, a wellrounded personality, and the potential to contribute to their community. Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and the program covers the expenses that remain after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied. It is a four-year scholarship and funding covers all or part of a student’s required college expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other educational expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer. “We provide Daniels Scholars with resources, encouragement, and support far beyond financial assistance to help them earn a college degree,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “We provide personal and professional development through leadership programs, and networking opportunities to help them succeed and thrive in life.” Visit www.danielsfund. org for more information. —The Daniels Fund

Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat’l Monument Releases Draft Business Plan for Public Comment KANAB - The Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is seeking public comment on its Draft Business Plan to increase camping, day-use and group reservation picnic fees at Calf Creek Recreation Area and Deer Creek Campground. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act authorizes BLM to collect recreational fees at sites and areas that meet specific criteria. The camping fee at Calf Creek Campground is currently set at $7.00 per campsite, per night. A fee for reservation use of a large group picnic site is currently set at $35.00 per day. A day-use fee of $2.00 per vehicle is also charged at Calf Creek. The camping fee for Deer Creek Campground is $4.00 per campsite per night. Fees at both campgrounds have not been increased for more than 12 years and operational costs continue to rise.

REGIONAL Weather forecast Thurs. Oct 31 - Wed Nov. 6 Highs in the low to mid 50s Thursday and Friday. Warmest day of the week is projected for Saturday with a high of about 60. Sunny throughout most of week with chance of rain Monday. Progressively cooler Sunday through Wednesday with highs Tues-Wed in the high 30s to mid 40s. Lows throughout week ranging from low to mid 20s.

If the proposed fee increases are approved, fees at Calf Creek Campground would increase to $15.00 per campsite per night; $5 per vehicle for day-use; and $50.00 per day for reservation use of the group picnic site. At Deer Creek Campground, fees would increase to $10.00 per campsite per night. An advance reservation system is also proposed for approximately five sites daily to be implemented in 2015-2017 that would be available for an additional $10.00 per reservation as a cost recovery fee. Senior and Access Pass Holders will continue to receive a 50% discount on all camping fees. The change is proposed to begin on March 1, 2014. Calf Creek Recreation Area offers overnight visitors amenities including vault toilets, pit toilets, picnic tables, 13 designated campsites, paved roads and parking,

shade shelters, campground host services, an interpretive trail , fire grills and culinary water. The group picnic site associated with this campground offers advance reservation for use by up to 75 people and offers shade structures, large picnic tables, fire grills, paved access, nearby toilets and drinking water. Deer Creek Campground has seven designated campsites with an access road, one vault toilet, picnic tables, and fire grills. BLM also provides campground patrol by both law enforcement and recreation personnel. The campgrounds routinely operate at 75-100% capacity beginning in the spring and continuing into the fall months. In addition to the two small developed campgrounds, the Monument continues to offer a wide range of dispersed roadside and backcountry camping opportunities, free of charge. The Draft Business Plan

addresses campground operational and infrastructure needs in both campgrounds and will be available online at www. on November 1, 2013. It is also available by request at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center and at the Kanab Visitor Center. The Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council will be meeting in January 2014 to consider the proposed fee increases.

Inside the Insider A first for the Insider, we are providing a summary of local town council elections in Wayne & Garfield counties, including statements from mayoral and town council candidates in those towns where elections are taking place. See pages 3 and 5 for candidate statements; sample ballots are available on pages 9 and 10. Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. —Walter Bagehot English economist & journalist (1826 - 1877) THE WAYNE & GARFIELD COUNTY INSIDER is owned and operated by Snapshot Multimedia, LLC and is distributed weekly to all of Wayne and Garfield Counties, Utah. Its purpose is to inform residents about local issues and events. Articles submitted from independent writers are not necessarily the opinion of Snapshot Multimedia, LLC. We sincerely hope you enjoy the paper and encourage input on ideas and/or suggestions for the paper.

Comments may be mailed to Grand-StaircaseEscalante National Monument, Campground Business Plan Comment, 669 South Hwy 89A, Kanab, UT 84741, or emailed to landersongale@ (please indicate “campground business plan comment” in the subject line). Comments are due by December 6, 2013. —GSENM

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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

Prescribed Fire Planned Near Antimony

RICHFIELD – Interagency fire and fuels personnel plan to conduct a prescribed burn in the Antimony area, under the direction of the BLM, Richfield Field Office. The Antimony project area is located in Garfield County, in the Deep Creek and Dry Hollow drainage’s. The project area is approximately 4 miles southwest of the rural community of Antimony, UT. Project implementation is scheduled to begin on October 28 through November 27, 2013. Exact dates will depend on favorable environmental conditions, and the availability of adequate firefighting resources. Those who plan to visit the area during the aforementioned dates may be subject to smoke impacts and temporary road/trail closures. This prescribed fire plan is specific to units that have been mechanically treated. These units total approximately 1,120 acres. The primary objective of this prescribed burn is to reduce the existing wildland fire hazard by removing dense, closed canopy pinyon and juniper trees, thus reducing potential negative effects from future wildland fire to Federal, State and private lands, while restoring fire-adaptive ecosystems. The project will also help improve conditions for public safety, as well as, reduce the risk of large scale wildfire to private land owners, rangeland improvements, and natural resources within the project area. The prescribed fire will only be implemented within parameters that meet specific management objectives; these include but are not limited to temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, soil moisture, and fuel moisture. If environmental parameters are unfavorable, the project will be postponed until conditions meet the prescriptive criteria outlined in the prescribed fire plan. After the burn is complete, a mix of desirable grasses, forbs and shrubs-suitable to the site, will be aerial seeded in November 2013. For more information on this project and additional prescribed fire projects throughout Utah, please visit . —USFS

Notice of Prescribed Fire

CEDAR CITY - With the recent shift in the weather, the Cedar City Ranger District will begin its fall through spring prescribed burn program on the Dixie National Forest. “These projects are part of a continuing effort to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire to mountain communities and improve forest health.” said the Cedar City District Ranger. Start Date: October 2013 through December 2013 and continuing into January through May 2014. Locations: Cooper Knoll Central (Up to 1500 acres) Prescribed Fire located 5 miles due northeast of Panguitch Lake Utah. (Map dark red) Duck Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction (Up to 2500 acres) Prescribed Fire area located in the greater Duck Creek, Strawberry Valley, and Swains Creek areas. Cedar City Ranger District Logging Slash (Up to 200 acres): Slash from logging activity located north of Navajo lake, west of Cedar Breaks and west of the Mammoth Creek Highway. Prescribed (RX) fire Goals: These prescribed fire treatments are designed to improve timber stands, watersheds, wildlife habitat, regenerate aspen, and reduce unnatural and heavy dead/downed woody debris, while improving ecosystem health. Healthier Forests with less dead woody debris in the understory are far less susceptible to unwanted destructive wildfires. Closures: None anticipated The Dixie National Forest is a fire dependent ecosystem. Prescribed fire is an essential tool in maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. Prescribed fire is applied to maintain these forest ecosystems by providing healthier trees, watersheds, forage and habitat for wildlife and livestock, while reducing the threat of a large destructive wildfire from occurring in the future. Years of planning goes into each specific prescribed fire project, with priority emphasis on safety for the general public and firefighters. Care and forethought is taken to reduce the amount of prescribe fire smoke exposure to the public. Strict guidelines regarding smoke, set forth by the Utah Division of Air Quality, must be met and followed before any ignition can begin. Large portions of these prescribed fire projects have been completed with a high level of success. We appreciate the Public’s patience, questions, and comments concerning any of these projects. Contact: Peter Goetzinger: (435)-865-3271 or Eric Eastep: (435)-865-3278 —USFS

Hunter Education Class

BICKNELL - There will be a traditional Hunter Education class offered at the Wayne High School beginning November 6th at 3:30 PM. Classes will be on the following dates; November 6th, 13th , 20th and December 4th. All classes will be taught at the Wayne High School at 3:30 pm for 3 hours each class. The qualification shoot will be on November 23rd at the Bicknell Rifle Range at 10:00 am. This class will be limited to the first twenty students to sign up. You may sign up by calling Jim Lamb at 435-691-2073 or Mark Elmer 435-691-5553. If you get the voice mail leave a message with the first and last name of the student. Anyone interested in taking the Hunter Education course that cannot attend the classes at the high school is invited to do the coursework online at (International Hunter Education Association). After locating the website follow the links for “Hunter Education” and then “online courses”. There is a lot of reading associated with the online course and you must complete and print the quizzes at the end of each chapter and bring them with you to a field day. There are field days held around the state at different dates and times published on the DWR website We will hold a field day at the Bicknell rifle range on November 23rd beginning at 12:00 noon. Field Days typically take around four hours to complete. You must visit Royal’s Market in Loa or go online to the DWR website and purchase a Hunter Education Voucher ($10) and bring it with you to class. After successfully completing the course your voucher will be validated and become your small game hunting license for the following year. Those who take the online course must also purchase a Hunter Education voucher to bring with them to the field day. If you are planning to attend the field day on November 23rd please register with Jim or Mark. If you have any other questions please contact Jim or Mark. —Jim Lamb

RICHFIELD, UT, October 28, 2013: For many families, the adventure of traveling to the forest and cutting their own Christmas tree has become a tradition. Christmas tree permits will be available again this year from the Fishlake National Forest. These permits allow individuals the opportunity to cut a tree from the National Forest for their personal use; they cannot be resold. All personal use permits sell for $10.00 each, and they must be picked up in person. Mail orders and phone requests will not be accepted. The permits must be securely attached to the harvested tree and remain with that tree during transport. Most species of trees on the National Forest may be cut, except for ponderosa pine. Permits may be bought at any of the Fishlake National Forest offices. These offices are not open on weekends, except as noted. Location and dates of sale at national forest office are as follows: Richfield Ranger District – 115 East 900 North, Richfield, UT – Beginning Monday November 18, permits may be purchased during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 435-896-9233 Fremont River Ranger District - 138 South Main, Loa, UT – Permits may be purchased during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Fishlake Basin Recreation Area, including Johnson Valley, is closed to tree cutting from the Forest Boundary on the West to Zedd’s Meadow on the East. For more information, call 435-836-2811. Fillmore Ranger District – 390 South Main, Fillmore, UT - Permits will be sold November 18 through December 20 at the office in Fillmore, 390 South Main Street, Fillmore, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Office will be open three Saturdays: November 30, December 7, and December 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Purchase limit is one permit per household (additional tags may be purchased for neighbors, family members, etc.). Suggested cutting areas are as follows: Whiskey Creek, John Williams Canyon, Chalk Creek, Meadow Creek, Cove Fort, Willow Creek, and Wild Goose Canyon. NO trees may be cut in Dry Creek and Oak Creek Canyon. For more information, call 435-743-5721. Beaver Ranger District – 575 South Main, Beaver, UT Permits may be purchased during regular office hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Blue Spruce may NOT be cut. Trees are NOT to be cut in the Merchant Valley Summer Home area or along the visible edge of SR-153. For more information, call 435-438-2436. As a convenience to the public, permits will be available again this year at: · Beaver Sports and Pawn, 91 N. Main, Beaver, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week · Fishlake Lumber, 1627 N HWY 357, Beaver 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday · Piute County Sheriff Office, 550 N. Main, Junction, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday The Fishlake National Forest encourages those purchasing permits to be prepared for bad weather and poor road conditions. In addition, be sure that trees are cut on the National Forest, not private land. Maps are available from National Forest Offices. —USFS

This program provides a Christmas package for Wayne County Seniors over the age of 84. This year there are 81 seniors over 84 years old.


If you would like to donate items for the packages or cash to buy the items, please contact Diane at 435-491-0135.

Thursday, October 31

Tuesday, November 5

n Halloween Dance Party at The Saddlery Cowboy Bar & Steakhouse, Torrey, featuring Charley Jenkins Doors open at 5pm.

n Election Day

n Hanksville Turkey Shoot

Showing Nov. 1 - 7 at 1pm & 6pm

at 330pm &


Christmas Tree Permits To Go On Sale

Senior Angel Project

Saturday, November 2

October 31, 2013

Tuesday, November 7 n Education Night, Wayne High School Auditorium, 6-8pm

Friday, November 22 n Nathon Osmond at Ruby’s Inn

Introducing, Myrica Harding, a new stylist at “Changes by Desi Salon”. Myrica received her Cosmetology Degree from Marinello School of Beauty, Layton Campus. She specializes in cuts, colors, perms, manicures, pedicures, waxing and basic facials. Call or text for an appointment: 435-979-7614.

 Changes by Desi Salon  220 E. 700 N., Loa

Wayne County Early Area History Classes by Steve Taylor will start at 1pm on November 1 at Steve Taylor’s home 830 East 200 South in Fremont Questions? Call 435-836-2747

H.E.A.T Assistance The Utah Home Energy Assistance Target Program starts November 1st this program provides winter home heating assistance for eligible households throughout Utah. For those living in the Wayne County area please call to schedule an appointment at 435-893-0744 For residents living in Hanksville and surrounding areas applications will be taken at the Hanksville Community Center, at 30 South Highway 95 in Hanksville on November 12th. Please call to schedule a time at 435-8930744.

The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

October 31, 2013

The Wayne Theatre escapeR plan

11/1 (FRI) - 5:00pm 11/2 (SAT) - 5:00pm

Running time: 1 hr. 55 mins.

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11/1 (FRI) - 7:30pm 11/2 (SAT) - 7:30pm 11/4 (mon) - 7:30pm

Running time: 1 hr. 30 mins.

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

11 East Main, Bicknell UT 84715

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2013 Wayne and Garfield County City and Town Election Information and Candidacy Statements

For the upcoming November 5 election, the Insider has offered—as a free service to candidates who are running for mayoral and town council positions—the opportunity to make a statement of up to 150 words in the newspaper regarding their candidacy. These statements are published below. In a few cases we were unable to reach candidates, and we have noted where this is the case and also where candidates have opted not to make a statement. Also included are notations regarding towns where elections have been cancelled, and where the information is available we’re including information on council members who will be reinstated without an election. [Pursuant to Utah Code to Utah Code 20 A-1-206: “A municipal legislative body may cancel an election if all the municipal officers are elected in an at large election: and the number of municipal officers candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates, if any do not exceed the number of open at large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed.] This is our first time the Insider has provided this kind of election information to our communities, and we plan to make this an annual activity around our local elections. Regardless of the outcomes of our local elections, each candidate—as well as all standing mayors and members of our town councils— deserve a thanks for their courage to run for election, and for their commitment of time and energy to our communities. —The Insider


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Municipal elections for the town of Bicknell will be held November 5, in the Bicknell Town Hall, 64 W 100 N, Bicknell, UT. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m Bicknell Mayoral Position: Candidate: Gilbert Hunt (unopposed) Statement by Gilbert Hunt: As long time residents of Bicknell know, I grew up here and am fifth generation Wayne County native. I left in 1974 to attend the U of U and have a career. Both were successful and I retired in June 2010. My wife and I soon moved back. I loved growing up in Bicknell and always wanted to return. I was approached by many residents asking me to run for Mayor. I decided after considering it for awhile that it would be a good way to give back to the community utilizing my experience and talents gained during my career. I would sum up my Mayoral intentions with these four items; 1) fiscal responsibility 2) communication 3) fairness and 4) honesty. I guess I will be running unopposed (except for Smudge the Dog) and I would appreciate your vote of confidence. Bicknell City Council Positions (4 year terms): Candidates: Maurice Albrecht, Julie Howard, Noreen Johnson, Kerry Stevens Statement by Maurice Albrecht: My name is Maurice Albrecht. I moved back to Bicknell five years ago. I was born and raised in Bicknell. I owned my own business in Salt Lake City for forty years. I sold my business after my wife was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away in 2009. After that, I decided to return to my hometown. I am enjoying retirement. In fact I have remarried a high school sweetheart, the former Lola Ann Ellett originally from Loa. I have decided I need to give something back to the community I love; therefore, I have filed for one of the four-year Bicknell Town Council seats open this year, I have the time to serve and believe I can bring common business sense to the Town Council. I would appreciate your vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Statement by Julie Howard: Hello Bicknell residents! I am running for Bicknell Town Council. I have recently retired with my husband after 30 years of federal service working for both the Forest Service and BLM in Utah and Colorado. I enjoyed my career but I am now interested in giving back to my community sharing both my time, experience, and expertise. I was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah. I have always loved the area surrounding Bicknell. During my youth I spent summers working for the Forest Service building log worm fences and completing trail maintenance on the Fishlake National Forest. I am so happy and enthused to serve the local community. I believe that it is “Time for Change”, the Bicknell community needs improvement with open communication, networking for outside resources and connections, transparency, and vision. Please vote for me on November 5th! Noreen Johnson: No statement filed. Statement by Kerry Stevens: My name is Kerry Stevens; I have lived in Wayne County for nineteen years, fifteen of those in Bicknell. I love it here and I have served the county in many different capacities, including a volunteer EMT for over 10 years, volunteer firefighter since 1998 and served as the fire chief for 6 years. I love serving and helping the people. I have served on the city council for the past 6 years and would appreciate your vote.


Hanksville election cancelled. The Hanksville Town Legislative Body has declared the cancellation of the General Municipal Election on November 5. Each Town Officer Candidate is unopposed and the number of candidates for an at -large municipal office does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offices. Candidates declaring candidacy and those who will fill the open positions are as follows: 4 Year Mayor – Ronnie L. Albrecht; 4 Year Councilmember – Lucinda J. Wallace; 4 Year Councilmember – Chylene Whipple.



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Loa election cancelled. Loa Town passed a resolution on October 10 to cancel the November 2013 local election in accordance with State Law 20A-1-206. All the candidates are unopposed: Jeffery M. Olsen – Mayor (4 year term), Gary R. Brian - Town Council Member (4 year term) and Ryan Rees – Town Council Member (4 year term).


Lyman Mayoral Position: Candidate: Clenn Okerlund (unopposed) Clenn Okerlund: No statement filed. Lyman City Council Positions (4 year terms) Candidates: Paul Chappell, Lance Peterson, Kimber Wood Paul Chappell: I’m running because I believe I can contribute to Lyman’s improvement. My politics are that everyone has equal protection under the law. As a member of the Constitution party, I realize this is a republic, not a democracy. We have a couple of properties that have trash on them. As your public servant, I will do my best to clean them up. We need some street signs. I’ll work to get them placed. I know how to be diplomatic, having worked for Provo City’s Animal Control, the IRS and as your Water board President for 2 years.. Gaining compliance through mutual win-win and education accomplishes wonders. Like on the water board, you knew what I was doing, and I will be the same here. If you elect me, I will serve with integrity, fairness, and compassion. Lance Peterson: No statement filed. Statement by Kimber Wood: My name is Kimber Wood. I was born and raised in Cedar City and moved to Lyman in 2006. I’m married to Marc Wood. I love living in Lyman and have seen a lot of good things the mayor and town council have accomplished since I moved here. I would like to be a part of the team that works to make Lyman the best town in the county, and would appreciate your vote on November 5.


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Torrey election cancelled. Torrey Town passed a resolution on October 13, cancelling the town election, based on Utah Code 20 A-1-206. There are two candidates for the two at large 4 year town council seats and one candidate for the office of Mayor 4 year. The following candidates are considered to be elected to the following offices: Sheila Pat Kearney, Councilmember; Dustin Oyler, Councilmember; Adus F. Dorsey, II, Mayor, 4-year term. Candidate Statements Cont’d on page 5


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School Notes

October 31, 2013

Loa Elementary Snippets by Lisa Stevens

Red Ribbon Week Thank you, Volunteers! With many classroom Halloween parties occurring in the elementary schools, I wanted to take some time to thank all of the volunteers who help in our schools. Volunteers are so valuable in our schools and I would like them to know they are greatly appreciated. Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have – • higher grades, test scores and graduation rates • better school attendance • increased motivation and better self-esteem • lower rates of suspension • decreased use of drugs and alcohol • fewer instances of violent behavior I would like to thank anyone who helps teachers and students in or schools by volunteering their time. We have volunteers who help in planning classroom activities, listen to students read, and donate time to present curriculum to our students. If you would like to volunteer in our schools, please contact the school principals to see where we could best utilize your time. —Superintendent Ben Dalton

PHS Notebook

Loa Elementary School

Dates to Remember: Loa Elementary School has been celebrating Red Ribbon Week; an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed • October 31st (R-F) – Halloween annually in October throughout the United States. Activities throughout the day. On Monday the students listened to presentations by • November 7th (R) Parent/Teacher the Central Utah Public Health Department; Aubrey Conferences 1-8 Thompson and Amber Bray also visited classrooms • November 27th- (W) Minimum and talked to the students. On Tuesday students wore Day red to school to show their support and pledge to be • November 28th-29th (R-F) Thanksdrug free. This year’s national Red Ribbon Week giving Break theme is A Healthy Me is Drug Free. Today Loa Elementary has been invaded by zombies, princesses, and all manner of costumed figures in celebration of Halloween. Many Halloween activities will be carried out during the day; there will not be a carnival after school this year, instead the community council with the help of teachers and room mothers will host games and festivities during school for students, and don’t forget to go watch the annual Halloween parade around the block. The parade will start at 2:25 for all those who would like to watch the students show off their Halloweeny Best.


by Donnie Corwin

Sirens and the Second Term A short week at PHS was packed with excitement and celebration, as we kicked off the Tuesday after Harvest Day with a dress-up day for Red Ribbon Week. Students were encouraged to wear red in support of drug-free awareness, and classes were awarded Pride-Points based on the number of students who participated in the dress-up day. Tuesday was also highlighted with a fun and energetic pep rally for the PHS cross country team, as the supportive cheerleaders helped the student body wish our dedicated runners good luck and happy trails to Sugarhouse Park for their state championship meet. Whether it was the encouragement from the pep rally, the filling, celebratory dinner at Olive Garden (paid for by the coaches) or just

sheer talent and determination, the cross country team did not disappoint. With what Coach Danny Yardley reported to be a group of some of the fastest team times ever ran by PHS cross country at state, the boys and girls of PHX brought home a shiny new pair of state trophies on Wednesday—gold for the girls, and silver for the boys. This marks three consecutive state championships for the girls, and a second year taking 2nd for the boys. A pair of pretty impressive accomplishments, if you ask this Historian! As the running season draws to a close, I think it’s safe to say that all of the early mornings and aching legs were worth it on Wednesday, judging from the smiling faces of the runners as they triumphantly rode into town—sirens blazing.

Thursday was well marked by celebration for the cross country team, as well as an important and enlightening presentation by the Zero Fatalities campaign, and of course, by donut Thursday). As we end this short week, we also reach the end of the first quarter. Wow, that was fast!)We head into the next term as proud bobcats, and the best of luck is wished to the volleyball team as they head up to piute for their region games this weekend. With their own state competition to be held next week, we hope with the humblest of hearts that they, too, will bring the sweet sound of sirens and the bright luster of state gold to the halls of PHS. Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as school historian.

Wayne County School District Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Child Find Notification In accordance with Part B requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 04 with the Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules, Wayne County School District offers free assessments and evaluation for children, aged birth through 21 whose parents, teachers, or others suspect of having an identifiable disability. Wayne School District is committed to ensuring that those students are identified, located, and evaluated, regardless of the severity of the disability, to identify if the student is in need of special education and related services. This child find requirement and practice also applies to those students enrolled in private schools. If you suspect that a child who is not currently receiving special education services is in need of an evaluation to determine if that need exists, please contact either Kaycee Pace, Wayne School District Special Education Director at 435-836-2851 or the special education teacher at your neighborhood school. —Wayne School District

by Vicki Syrett

Everyone is preparing for the big UPCOMING EVENTS FOR BVHS. . . Halloween Haunted Ride and Carnival this week. It is exciting and lots of preparation has gone into this event. • State Volleyball @ UVU, Oct 30 – 31 CROSS COUNTRY - by Nathan • HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE BB FIELD, Wed, Oct. 30, Platt 7pm-9pm For the first time in many years • HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL BVE, October 31, 3:30pm Bryce Valley High School sent both boys and girls teams to state. The state • Tri-School Dance, Fri, November 1, 8pm-11pm meet was held at Sugar House Park on • Community Council Meeting BVE, Monday, Nov 1 Wednesday. The meet was one week later than usual, but in spite of con- • SPRING IVC/EDNET REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SNOW COLLEGE, Tuesday, November 19 cerns, the weather was perfect. The girls team ran well, and most of the girls had one of their strongest performances of the year. The team finished with a respectable sixth place. We look forward to many more years with a girls team at state. The boys also ran well. They finished in 3rd place after Monticello and Panguitch. Adam Platt took 4th place over-all. This race signified the end of an era for Bryce Valley boys cross country.. This was the final race for the five seniors on the team: Taryn Syrett, Joshua Rose, Adam Platt, Chandlyr Tebbs. Tanner Barton. This marks four consecutive years at state for most of these young men. It has been a good run. We hope the the program they helped build will continue for many years to come.

UEA: Students Need to Report Suspicious Behavior SALT LAKE CITY - Students being more aware of their surroundings is a helpful tool in dealing with school violence, according to the Utah Education Association. Student safety is again a national topic after a 12-year-old boy fatally shot his math teacher, Michael Landsberry, at Sparks Middle School in Nevada on Monday. He also wounded two other students before taking his own life. Mike Kelley, communica-

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for more gun control after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. Despite the deadly shootings, Kelley said, schools are still a safe place for kids. “Yes, statistically, students are safer in school than just about anywhere else they could be, whether at home or at the park,” he said. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection


Bryce Valley Elementary News BV Elementary is getting prepared for Parent Teacher Conference time. Watch for the announcements and times to be sent home to the parents. Everyone is so excited about the upcoming Halloween festivities. Parents please remember the students will be dismissed by 2:30 P. M. so they have time to get into their Halloween Costumes. The Parade is at 3:00 P. M. with the Carnival starting at 3:30 P.M. See you there!! 1st grade has been doing very well learning how to add and subtract. We are becoming exclent readers- we have learning about plant life cycles with apples andpumpk9ins. We’ve also learnd about forces like pushing and pulling-We are excited for HALLOWEEN! Second Grade has had lots of fun last week and author came and gave the second-grade kids a notebook and a pencil to write a story. We are also very excited for Halloween they have carved jack-o’-lanterns. In math we are working on facts Third grade we have Sponsored by WHS & WMS been studying heat and light , November 7th, 2013 and how we cant live with out 6:00 8:00 PM eather. We planted tulips with Will be held at the WHS Auditorium the help of Cassie Lyman and Thanksgiving point and have Keynote Speaker: Josh Drean been studying how they use Motivational Speaker & former BYU Mascot! heat and light. We look forwaed to them blooming in the spring! “Equipping Students to Defeat Bullying Positively” Fourth Grade it working hard to get their school work Breakout Sessions! done. Choose from two of the following: 5th We have been work Understanding Your Teens Nutritional Needs ing on physical and chemical Dr. Jeff Chappell change and are studying the  Time to Act: Signs of Teen Drug Use differences in them. We have Donovan Smith also been learning about long  The Use of Technology to Terrify: Cyberbullying Cal Hales, CUES division.  What Music is Saying to Your Teen Sixth Grade We have been Matt O’Brien doing division in math. We did  Get Ready for College! College Planning & Financial Aid a big buck art contest in first Candence Peterson  Suicide Awareness and Prevention place was Calvin second Kage Sharon Lopez & Mike Peyton third Ellen and Stetson. Happy Halloween!!

tions director, Utah Education Association (UEA), said students can help stop violence by being more aware of their surroundings and reporting suspicious behavior. “If they are checking their surroundings and being cognizant of their fellow students, and teachers, and others who are coming into the school, when these things happen, it just increases awareness,” Kelley said. President Obama pushed

by Mack Oetting

The Panguitch Lady Cats Threepeat as Cross Country State Champs Not to be outdone by the Baseball champs, the Lady Cats came away with their third straight Cross Country Championship. The Cats ran away with this championship (no pun intended). Their score was 33 to Monticello’s 67, followed by Wayne at 74. Whittni Orton, for the second year in a row took first in a time of 19:23, 18 seconds a head of Catania Holman. Catania was 2 minutes ahead of the third place runner. McKayla Heaton was 6th, Darri Frandsen finished 11th and our fifth runner to place was Amazzing Miller in 14th, MaKayla Dalton finished 16 and Brenna Moony finished 18th. Mazie just started running 3 months ago. What is so scary and great is McKayla Heaton is the only senior on the team. McKayla Heaton was selected on the All Academic Team and along with Catania and Darri are all three time Champs. What is a little sad many of the power house teams in the pass

didn’t even field a team this year, St. Joe who owned this event, Piute and Milford were all no shows. Jen Houston is their outstanding coach. The Bob Cats came away with a second place trailing Monticello for the second straight year. Monticello scored 35 followed closely by the Cat at 49 and Bryce Valley at 80. Coach Danny Yardley who keeps times from year to year, said this years team was faster as a team by 2 minutes, over any of our previous teams. Monticello had all 5 of their runners in the top 10. Keldon Norris went out fast and led the race for the first 2 miles and ended up in 5th, followed closely by Connor Anderson in 6th. Ian Anderson 13th, Kyler Norris 14th and freshman Jonah Schoppe our 5th place runner was in 23rd. Congratulations to Adam Plat from BV on his 4th place finish. Both Keldon and Kyler were Academic All State Congratulation to both of you.

Coach Yardley has a lot of new good runners with a lot of potential. The Lady Cats won the Region 20 Volleyball Championship at Piute. The Cats won all of their 3 games, in three sets. This team in my opinion is the best shot blockers we have ever had, with so many tall girls, they are also the best servers that we have had. In the last rounds the teams were really well paired with each games going 5 sets. The Moquis were down 11-4 only to come back to tie the game at 15, only to fall to the Valley Buffalos 24-22. Milford also took out Wayne in 5 for 3rd place. Piute who had split with the Ladies in the regular season are a really good team and maybe they will meet up once more with the Cats, at State. State started on Wednesday and the Championship rounds start on Thursday, they are at UVU this year, good luck Cats you are the best.

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Candidate Statements Cont’d from page 3


Antimony election cancelled. On September 8th, 2013 Antimony Town Board Members adopted a resolution on September 8 to cancel the November 2013 local election in accordance with State Law 20A-1-206. The one person who declared candidacy for Town Mayor was Shannon Allen. The two persons who declared candidacy for Town Council are incumbent Board Member Tom King and Marcus Roger Gleave. Their four year terms will begin on January 1, 2014.


Incumbent Mayor Bill Muse is running against write-in candidate Mike Nelson. For the town council, two seats are up with three candidates running: incumbent Gladys LeFevre plus Colleen Thompson and Cynthia Wilson. BOULDER TOWN CANDIDATE STATEMENTS Boulder Mayoral Position (4 year term): Candidates: Bill Muse (incumbent) and Mike Nelson (write-in). Statement by Bill Muse: I’m Bill Muse, running for re-election for Mayor of Boulder, Utah. I was elected in 2001 as a Councilman. I was appointed Mayor three years into that term. I was then elected two more terms as Mayor. I’ve been elected President of the Boulder Irrigation Company for 13 1/2 years. Major accomplishments as Mayor: $600,000.00 grant to build the new Boulder Community Center; Obtained preliminary injunction to restore water to the Garkane penstock and the Boulder Irrigation Company that was illegally taken in 2011, returning more than $500,000.00 of green electricity and restoring approximately 180 acres of irrigation water; Continued facilitation of the Town Park. Next February we will be applying for another CIB Grant to build restrooms; We have also become an official Tree City, USA. These projects and the many other issues concerning Boulder Town have my complete devotion and attention. Statement by Mike Nelson: Meet the “write in” for Boulder Town Mayor. I was born and raised in Utah. After high school, I finished an undergraduate degree at Utah State University and a Masters degree from the University of Utah. I have worked for Utah State Parks for twenty-four years. I have been managing the Anasazi State Park Museum for the past fourteen years. Working with state government for several years, I have acquired skills in grant writing and fundraising. For nine years I served on the Boulder Town Planning Commission. I was chairman for two years and feel I can run a good meeting. I also helped with the town survey, and subsequently spent several months working on the Boulder Town General Plan. If elected Mayor of Boulder, I would do my best with communication skills, good listening, conflict resolution, and apply compassion I have for people and the things we all value in our community. Boulder City Council Positions (4 year term): Candidates: Colleen Thompson, Gladys H. LeFevre, Cindy Wilson Gladys LeFevre: My name is Gladys LeFevre and I am a candidate for re-election to the Boulder Town Board. We see constant changes in our small town of Boulder and are continually making decisions to help in the management of our community. I am conservative in my thinking and most of my decisions reflect that. I realize that every time we make a new “rule” we are giving up some of our freedom. There is a need for some rules in our community so we can live together peacefully, we need to make certain that we are living by those rules and enforcing them fairly. It is the responsibility of all of our citizens to be aware of these rules and abide by them. If we do not agree with these rules then there is an orderly way to change them. I try to reflect the input of the citizens and weigh that against the “best interests of the town” in my decisions. Thank you, Gladys LeFevre Statement by Colleen Thompson: My name is Colleen Thompson, and I’m running for a Town Council seat in Boulder Town. I moved from the Las Vegas area to Boulder almost 20 years ago. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to leave the city life, and be able to raise my family in a community that has strived to be progressive in creating an environment for living a healthy life style. I support the General Plan of Boulder and want to be apart of looking at that plan, and using it to continue to update the ordinances and zoning for the future. What do we do to create economic survival for our small town? Should we expand commercial opportunities? Creative low-income housing for our community needs to be explored. etc., etc.. I would appreciate your vote of confidence in supporting me in this upcoming election. Thank-You Statement by Cindy Wilson: My name is Cindy Wilson and I’m running for a seat on the Boulder Town Council. My ties to Boulder run deep as my Moosman ancestors helped settle Boulder. I had the privilege of being raised in Boulder and after leaving and earning my fortune in experience I’ve returned to give back to the community that shaped me. I know I’m the ideal candidate to be a voice for the people because of the positions of trust which I’ve held. I served as a combat medic for the Army earning the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge. I attained the rank of sergeant in 3 years. I honorably served an L.D.S. mission. I graduated from BYU with a B.A in just 3 years. I served as a signal officer for the Army achieving the rank of captain. I am a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. I was a successful operations manager for T-Mobile. I spent a decade working for Sprint as a Senior RF Field Engineer. These past stations in life make me uniquely qualified to serve the community as a town councilwoman.


Bryce Canyon City election cancelled. Bryce Canyon City passed a resolution on October 17 cancelling the town election. Those filing for said offices shall be declared to be elected.


Escalante election cancelled. Escalante City Council has passed a resolution Pursuant to Utah Code to Utah Code 20 A-1-206 cancelling the Election for November 5 because the number of municipal officer candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed. Escalante City has no other municipal ballot propositions. Mayor Jerry A. Taylor and Council members Marian Louise Barnes and Melani Torgersen are considered elected.


Hatch election cancelled. On October 23, Hatch Town Board Members adopted a resolution to cancel the November 2013 local election in accordance with State Law 20A-1-206. The one person who declared candidacy for Town Mayor was Lucinda Josie. The two persons who declared candidacy for Town Council are incumbent Board Member Tony Dinges who will serve a four year term and incumbent board member Merrill Burrows who will serve for a two year term. These terms will begin on January 1, 2014. There is still one vacant position that has not been filed for which the town will make an appointment for in January.


In Henrieville, two candidates have filed for the mayoral position, Dave Roberts and Lance Jaggar. For the Henrieville Town Council Clifford D. Matthews is running unopposed for one two-year slot. Norman Davis and Dale Pollock are running for two four-year slots. The Insider was unable to obtain statements from any of the candidates who have filed in the Henrieville town election.


Mayor Eric Houston is up for reelection with no opposition filed. For the Town Council, two openings for two-year terms are up with four candidates running: Harshad P. Desai, Connie Orton, Trudi Owens and Lloyd Brinkerhoff. Two openings are also available for four-year terms, with three candidates running: Timothy B. Smith, Kim Soper and Mack Oetting. PANGUITCH CITY CANDIDATE STATEMENTS Panguitch City Mayoral Position (Unopposed.) Candidate: Eric Houston: No statement filed. Panguitch City Two Year Term City Council Candidate Statements Statement by Harshad P. Desai: This is not about club of local whites. This is about required diversity (Chlorine in swimming pool) for publicv good [absence of cover up, intimidation, pseudo ownership of public entity, etc; increased efficiency (no more $ for fries and nickel for steak), system (Full transparency, public right to know, accountability, balancing, records, data, follow ups, “working hard” doing what for whom ?, etc.) in place to expose cronies - let the system do the job for us approach, etc.]. We had GCSD board members sleeping at light switch (claiming working hard for us) when administrators were gobbling up hundreds of thousands of $, we had Panguitch City Council body sleeping at switch not knowing what the guy was doing at CCC arena (>$2 million baby), etc. Harshad P. Desai as your city council member (for your interest / most valuable volunteerism). Statement by Lloyd Brinkerhoff: Panguitch Citizens, my name is Lloyd Brinkerhoff, I am running for a 2 year term on the Panguitch City Council. I have lived in Panguitch for 36 years and I love this town. I want to continue to make this town a great place to live and raise your children. I have served on the planning and zoning board for more than 10 years and served as the committee chairman for that board. I am currently serving on the Panguitch City Council. I know that Panguitch is becoming a destination town, and we need to continue to promote activities that will bring people into our community. I am also very interested in finding new industries that will bring jobs into our community. I know I can continue the traditions of Panguitch that make it a

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great town. I would love your vote and a chance to serve Panguitch. Thanks. Statement by Connie Orton: I am thrilled to have the opportunity to run for City Council, I love the City of Panguitch, I am a Realtor here and have met a lot of wonderful giving people, they are so warm-hearted and I have watched them help their neighbors when in need. I would love to be on the City Council and help make decisions to benefit this wonderful City. My time is my own, and I would be able to be at any or all meetings to represent our City. My experience was being a General Manager in Las Vegas to a Senior Mobile Home Community in which I had 2000 residents, we formed committees to meet with and solve any problems that arose. I have learned alot in my 72 years and would like to give of my time and pass this experience on. I kindly ask for your vote on election day. Statement by Trudi Owens: In August I was selected to fill a vacancy on the Panguitch City Council and I have enjoyed the experience that I have had while serving the past few months. I would like to continue to have the opportunity to serve the people of Panguitch City and that is the reason I have decided to run for a two-year city council position. Panguitch has been a great place for me to live and raise my family and I would like to be able to give back to the citizens of this area. There are no personal agendas that I am trying to accomplish I just feel that as community members we all need to try and do our part to continue to make Panguitch a great place to live. I would appreciate your vote. Thanks, Trudi Owens. Panguitch City Four Year Term City Council Candidate Statements Statement by Mack Oetting: I have served as a Panguitch City Councilperson before and I feel that experience help me perform the duties of this position more effectively. I am retired and have the time to serve on committees, attend meetings, and represent Panguitch when the occasion arises. My wife and I are very active in the community with our volunteer efforts, we have both been honored by being named volunteer of the year in Garfield County. The City Council is a most important elected position because the City Council person is accessible to each of you. I will take this position very serious if elected and I will work hard to leave the position better than when I got there. I would appreciate your vote. This is a vote by mail election, please don’t take it lightly. Please mail in that ballot. Statement by Timothy B. Smith: For the past 17 years I have had the privilege to live and raise my family in Panguitch. I have enjoyed my employment at Garfield Memorial Hospital and the opportunity to serve the people here and in the surrounding communities as a pharmacist. For the past 8 years the citizens of Panguitch have allowed me to serve them on the City Council. I have enjoyed serving with all of the different council members, mayors and city managers during this time. I am proud of the work we have accomplished while always running a surplus in the budget. I would like the opportunity to serve another 4 years and promise to continue to do my best to help Panguitch thrive. Statement by Kim Soper: I am excited to announce my candidacy to run for Panguitch City Council. I have lived in Panguitch for approximately 45 years. This is where I grew up and raised my own family. I have a great love for this wonderful community that has given me so much throughout my life. Now I feel the need to give back to the community in some way, hopefully by becoming a City Councilman. Some of my community goals I hope to help facilitate are: Jobs growth; City financial stability; Support a strong tourism industry; Embracing responsible growth while preserving our community values. I’m running for a 4 year term Council Seat and I’m hoping for the chance to make a difference in Panguitch. I feel I have the leadership skills to make that difference and I would really appreciate your vote.


For the Tropic Town Mayoral Position, WaLon Brinkerhoff and Jeanee Shakespeare are running; for the Tropic Town Council, two seats are available with three candidates running: Travis LeFevre, Sara Syrett and Jason Bybee. TROPIC TOWN CANDIDATE STATEMENTS Tropic Town Mayoral Position Candidates: WaLon Brinkerhoff and Jeanee Shakespeare Statement by WaLon Brinkerhoff: Mr. Brinkerhoff opted out of placing a free 150 word statement and chose to place a longer statement in the form of an advertisement. Statement by Jeanee Shakespeare: Experience: 25 Years as a nurse at Garfield Memorial Hospital; Quality and Patient Safety Director, Clinic Manager, ED Manager, Infection Control, Risk Management; Chair Several Committees related to healthcare; Garfield County Ambulance Board Member; Participated in Leadership Training for the past 8 years, facilitating several meetings and holding staff accountable; Tropic Town Beautification Chairman. Priorities: Fiscal Responsibility; Community Involvement; Streets and Drainages; Culinary Water/ Dr. Goode Spring; Sidewalk Improvement; Town Beautification; Improve Communication; Action based upon research. Commitment to serve as a leader with: Honesty; Fairness; Mutual Respect; Trust; Accountability. Please vote your conscience on Nov 5th. I am looking forward to having each of you join with me to work for the future of Tropic with a renewed commitment to serve and improve what is already a Great Community. Tropic Town Council – One four year term seat Candidates: Jason Bybee and write-in candidate Travis LeFevre. Statement by Jason Bybee: I’m running for Tropic Town Council because as a citizen I want to represent us all as having a voice. I would like to improve communication from the town representatives to the citizens by utilizing the newsletter, media and bulletins. I would like to see improvements on our roads, sidewalks, and park. I want to provide a way to get feedback from visitors who come from all over the world to see what they liked or disliked while staying in town. We all know that the visitors are important to the local economy and their repeat visits are important to this town and its future. Lets work together to move Tropic towards a bright and prosperous future. Please come out and vote November 5th. Statement by Travis LeFevre: Write-in candidate for Tropic City Council. Qualifications: Bryce Pioneer Village General Manager 13 Years. As the manager of a local business, I have had the opportunity to manage employees, create and oversee a budget, oversee building and maintenance projects, and create and implement a business plan. I have attended Tropic City planning and zoning, town board meeting and public hearings on many different occasions for personal, business and public issues. This has given me an inside look on how the system works. Resident of Tropic for 41 years. I have a personal interest in the continued growth and responsible improvement of a beautiful community. Member of Tropic Fire for 19 years, and Garfield county ambulance EMT for 8 years. I have an in-depth understanding of the work and responsibility of a volunteer, and I know how much my decisions can impact another person’s life. —Insider Report


MACK OETTING I have served as a Panguitch City Councilperson before and I feel that experience will help me perform the duties of this position more effectively if elected.. I am retired and have the time to serve on committees, attend meetings, and represent Panguitch when the occasion arises. I am very active in the community with my volunteer efforts, I have been honored by being named volunteer of the year in Garfield County, 2012. At last years primary, a survey was conducted by the City to see if there was any interest in a community swimming pool due to the closure of the High School pool. The results indicated that almost a 4 to 1vote in favor of looking into the feasibility of building a pool, I agree with the majority. If we have a swimming pool around 500 kids in our area will have an opportunity to learn to swim. It will also be available to many of our people who use swimming in their exercise programs. It would be an asset for the motels in town, for their guest, so they can compete with the bigger resorts that have pools in our area. If elected to the city council I will make a community swimming pool a priority. I will do what I can to bring the information of the cost of the pool to the public so it can be voted on by the Panguitch citizens. The City Council is a very important elected position because the City Council person is accessible to each of you. I will take this position very serious if elected and I will work hard to leave the position better than when I got there. I would appreciate your vote. This is a vote by mail election, please don’t take it lightly. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, commenting on the criticism of him stated, “If you do something, somebody’s going to like it and somebody is not going to like it. And if you do nothing, nobody will criticize you, but wouldn’t that be a terrible life?” Please mail in that ballot: Mack Oetting

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obituaries Blanche C. Nordfelt 1920 - 2013 SALINA - Our kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Blanche Chesnut Nordfelt, age 92, of Salina, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013 in Centerfield, Utah. She was born November 26, 1920 in Escalante, Utah, a daughter of William and Dicey Ann Staley Chesnut. She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1938. Blanche married Dee Larsen Nordfelt, September 22, 1939 in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they raised four children. Dee died March 20, 1995. Blanche was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as Relief Society President, Young Women’s President, Primary President, Visiting Teacher and in many teaching positions. She loved to quilt, go hunting with her family and loved BYU football. Blanche also had a catering business in Salina for 20 years. She is survived by her children: Charlene and Steve Peterson of Park City; Bill and Marilyn Nordfelt of Sandy; Terry and Margaret Nordfelt of Salina; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Eric Kay Nordfelt; a grandson, Michael Nordfelt; two sisters and two brothers: Lucille Curtis, Alice King; Clarence Chesnut and Jay Chesnut. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at:

Rose Ann Gonzales PANGUITCH - Agatha Ann “Rose Ann” Shoup Gonzales, 67, passed away October 23, 2013 in Panguitch. She was born November 18, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA to George B. and Vinnie E Marble Shoup. Much of Rose Ann’s adult life was spent riding her horse on the range, herding and caring for sheep and cattle in Utah and Colorado. She liked being outdoors, but her greatest joy was being with her family. One of Rose Ann’s happiest moments was August 8, 2010 when she was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She is survived by her children, JoAnn (Kelly) Holman, Panguitch; Vickie Lynn Blake, Riverton, WY; grandchildren: Caleb, Carly, Catania, Jonee, Joshua and Abigail Holman; Jaird Stephenson, and Devonne Blake; great-grandchildren: Zeah, Kodia, River, and Nova Rose; brother, George E. Shoup, Pierce, ID. Preceded in death by parents and husband Tito Gonzales. Graveside services and interment will be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Panguitch City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

October 31, 2013

FYI Panguitch

by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting Pat and I were at the region volleyball tournament at Piute when the storm came through Panguitch last Thursday. It must have been something!, the hail took off most of the leaves on the trees in our area. Hopefully this will be the last of the leaves for the year, the good thing, no more lawn mowing for the year. Well did you get over to the costume parade this morning at the Elementary, fun huh? Hope you brought your camera. Check out some of the Halloween decorations around town, one that is off the beaten path is Greg Paine’s home. It is located at the end of west 4th North, Greg’s family loves Halloween and has some great candy to give away. Good news for Garfield, the panel that is in charge of relocating the prison from Point of the Mountain to out west, has put the brakes on the project, till 2015. Sounds right to me because this is an important decision and should be given the time needed to make the best decisions to this project because it is going to govern for 50 years how the penal system in the state will operate. Some in the north want all of the prisoners to be in one place. However the smaller prisons do a real good job for a whole lot less money. Hopefully the committee will include someone from the smaller communities on their panel. Garfield’s prison is a

vital part of the balance of the economy in our area. I know that Sheriff Perkins is on top of this and hopefully the panel will consider what is best for everyone. Mean while another good sign is that they are going to do some repairs at the Gunnison Prison, which in one of the small prison facility in the State. Just a reminder, don’t forget to vote, your ballot needs to have a Nov. 4th post mark to be valid. If you haven’t received your ballot by now, go to the Court House and ask them to check to see if you are registered and they will give you a ballot. In the next couple weeks some important dates: The Annual Search and Rescue dinner will be at Ebenezer’s on Nov. 8th starting at 6 pm. Give a call to the Sheriff office, to give them a count so they will know how many are coming. The next day, November 9th is the Christmas Craft fair, it will be at the County Fair Building and will start at 10 am. There will be all kinds of crafts that make great Christmas gifts. The Sub for Santa candy booth will be there also, with best homemade candy anywhere. There will be a lunch booth with all kinds of soups and goodies to satisfy your hunger. A shopping spree drawing is also held yearly, two shopping spree prizes of $25.00 and #100.00 will be

available and the money is to be spent at the craft fair. Mandy Soper and Carla Owens, donate the prize money and the money earned goes to Sub for Santa. The drawing tickets are available at the Sub for Santa booth. Monday 11-11 is Veterans Day and the American Legion’s Annual dinner is at the Seniors Center. The dinner will start at 6:30 and the food will be prepared by the fine cooks at the Center. There will be entertainment, great food and good company. All Vets and their wife, Widows of Vets and Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, are invited. Back to China. On the third day of our trip we visited the Terra-Cotta Warriors museum.The Warriors were carved during the Emperor Qin’s Dynasty, China first Emperor. The construction

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Garfield Memorial Foundation Dinner Fundraiser the Most Successful One Yet BRYCE - Garfield Memorial Hospital’s Foundation held their annual dinner fundraiser and Garfield Memorial Hospital Alberto Vasquez says it was a “huge success.” Alberto says “We raised over $40,000 this year, which is the most we have ever raised, and that is due to the many local businesses and community members that contributed. Over 350 people attend the dinner, and it really was a lively and fun event for everyone.” Garfield Memorial Foundation Chair Sue Barney says “The money that was raised at the dinner will go to remodel and redecorate the OB delivery room and waiting room, as well as the long term care center family room, both inside Garfield Memorial. Many thanks goes out to Bobbi Bryant, Lue McMahon, and Laurel Snodgrass and all of the Foundation board members for their hard work and dedication to make this Foundation dinner possible. And a very special thanks goes to Ruby’s Inn for allowing us to use Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill to host our event.” To find out more about how you can support Garfield The table members representing Little L’s Bakery in Panguitch enjoying the festivities at Memorial Hospital’s Founda- Garfield Memorial Hospital’s annual fundraising dinner, held at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill. tion, you can contact Alberto This year’s event raised more than $40,000 to support renovations to GMH’s obstetrics and Vasquez at 435.676.1261. long term care facilities. —Garfield Memorial Hospital

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The fall foliage has just about come full circle and there are more leaves on the ground than there are in the trees. For the highly motivated the autumn leaves don’t have a chance and are generally swept up almost as fast they fall. For us procrastinators the leaves are nice to look at while we hope the westerly winds pick up and blow our leaves anywhere else before the snow falls. With the weather folks on the TV calling for colder temps all the propane delivery trucks have been on the prowl, with their fifty-foot hoses stretched out in search of thirsty tanks that are near the 50% mark. Bruce Chappell of Lyman also seems to be doing a brisk wood pellet business in preparation of the change in seasons. For the hardy, fire wood collection has been taking place since early September and before. Pickup beds full of firewood are as common of a sight as IFA orange is during the hunt. It is most certain that Cabella’s has started to stock and ship their new and improved 2013 antler measuring device, a similar type of gadget that fisherman have been using for years to exaggerate lengths. The special order hunter’s gauge comes with a warning not to be officially used by carpenters, sheet rockers and plumbers, but OK for apprentice electricians and Christmas tree salesmen. As soon as the calendar changes to the chilling month of November and day light savings time kicks in, a majority of the businesses (if they haven’t already) in Torrey will shutter and winterize their doors for the season. A time of year that strikes as much fear in the heart of beer drinkers as does Halloween at a haunted

Elder Alex Craig Frahm Alex Craig Frahm has been called to serve in the England Leeds Mission and will be speaking the Slavic language. He is beyond excited and enters the MTC on December 4th. His farewell will be held in Roy Utah on November 24th at 1:00 P.M. Alex graduated from Roy High School and spent many summers working with his grandfather, Arthur Syrett at Ruby’s Inn. He loved his summers down here and hopes to come back for awhile when he returns home from England. He is the son of Karen Frahm of Roy and the Grandson of Arthur and Vicki Syrett of Tropic. We are very excited because this will be our third grandchild out on a mission in the last six months. Adus Dorsey

The knowable knight and her heihness the princess of common sense. house in Harlem. But fear not, local plans are under way by State, County and Town officials to encourage businesses and individuals a like to incorporate new ways of thinking to extend economic opportunities through out Wayne County. Life in Wayne County does not exist only between April and October. Where we live has so much to offer to locals and visitors, and all we need to do is tell the world about it.. how hard can it be? With spectacular seasonal community supported celebrations, the likes of the Halloween costume party that took place at the Rim Rock Restaurant on Saturday night would have any business in St. George or Mesquite monetarily jealous. The packed Halloween venue at the Rim Rock by locals, and music provided by the local entertainment group, The Adaptors, is a reminder not to discount locals, as we can and do make

an economic difference. (Gary Pankow knew it and we all as local residents consistently enjoyed the benefits.) Starting now, there should be no question that Wayne County can continue to find ways to hang an “open for business” sign out all year long. All it takes is folks willing to reach for the stars, being open minded and hard working. In Wayne County we have no shortage creative individuals, pooling our efforts can be a challenge or an opportunity, it is up to us to make a choice. It should be no secret that the mentally and environmentally twisted challenged ExUtah Boy Scout leaders and “Goblin Topplers” have placed a pinpoint worldwide indicator on our area of southern Utah in the past few weeks. To their rather sour tasting credit and a somewhat visible stain to future southern Utah visitors everywhere, anyone in search of five minutes fame on Facebook, hopefully “what’s his

name” and his Boy Scout troop have educated future visitors to the environmentally fragile and delicate area of the world we in the west call our home. On one of the days during the creation of Earth, God graciously handed down most human beings the gift of “Common Sense.” Some like (“what’s his name, Goblin Toppler”) missed out on the common sense distribution and the human ability that included survivor-ability, an animal sense to avoid any dangerous encounters in life, particularly those chance encounters with the multi-million year old teetering rocks that can be and are found “everywhere” in Southern Utah. As a personal plea, use this once in a lifetime opportunity and your growing five minutes of fame to be an example. Correlation does not imply causation, different locations = different motivations? Take the time to know where you are going, and why!

Bryce Valley Area News by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or Marion Littlefield was rushed to the hospital with a heart attack. He was taken to St. George to Dixie Regional Medical Center and had 4 bypass surgery. He is now recuperating and we send all of our love and prayers out to him and his wife Catherine who is recuperating after having knee surgery. On top of losing her precious father she is having a rough time of it. We love you both and think of you often. Hurry and get well both of you. Marion so we can see more of your beautiful photography and Catherine so I can learn to crochet with you. We miss you both. Their families were all there to support the Littlefield’s and many offered prayers in their behalf. It is a warm feeling to see so many concerned about a person who is such a special friend. Hurry back you guys. Congratulations to Eva Sorenson who earned her “Young Woman Recognition” award. She is the daughter of Duztin and Sara Sorenson. Welcome back to her father Duztin who fell on the job and was injured but luckily did not have to have any surgery. Has a torn muscle and other scrapes and bruises. Now he is home recuperating and happy to be home. Wife Sara and the kids are happy to see him home safely. Dale and Janece Pollock had company this weekend. Scott and Allison Dickinson of Orem are here to visit, bringing their three daughter. The families have been close for over twenty years and Dale and Scott had been in the Navy together. Scott spoke in the Henrieville Ward along with Terry Naylor who is the father of Heather Johnson(Clayton). Terry bought the Rae Smith home and is now residing in

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Henrieville. Billy Jones got his mission call to California Rancho Cuocomongo Mission. He will be speaking english and will enter the MTC on December 4th. He is the son of William and Jessyca Jones. Grandparents are Ed and Sandy Boger. Congratulations to you Billy. Erica Fletcher went to St. George to attend the Temple with her son, Michael Racker, who is preparing for a mission. Grandparents Alma and Anita Fletcher and Evan and Rhea Racker also attended along with Michael’s father Scott and his wife Jean of Enoch. There were many family members present to support Michael on his big day. He will enter the Brazil MTC on December 4th. Good luck Michael and congratulations.

Please have a safe and successful Halloween Holiday. Don’t take candy from strangers they say but you be careful where you go and go in groups, not alone. Wear bright colors and carry a flashlight if you can so you can be easily seen by cars and such. Enjoy your parties and carnivals and don’t gorge yourself

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Be repentant. Be selfless. Be wonderful.

A friend of mine mentioned that she had an appointment with her son’s Spanish-immersion kindergarten teacher. I knew that regular parent-teacher meetings were not due for a while, and when I asked if there was a problem, she related a conversation that she had with her son. “Mom I can speak three languages now!” he said excitedly. “Three?” she questioned. “Yes” he replied proudly. “English, Spanish and Inappropriate.”

Crossing the Street

It was a cold winter day , the roads were icy and I was nearly frozen as I ran across Main Street, heading home for lunch. I was almost at the sidewalk when I slipped and fell. I tried to get up, but slipped again. The traffic light was changing, and I frantically crawled to the curb on my hands and knees. An elderly gentleman came over to help me. “You know,” he scolded, “that’s no way to cross the street.”

tHe lAuGhiNg pOiNt!! The Marina

It was a hot summer day, and Luke was in the marina, having a few beers aboard his boat, patriotically named the “Fourth of July.” He was waiting for his friend, Opie, to arrive so they could go for a cruise. Unfortunately, Opie was late. He had to pick up his wife from her appointment with the obstetrician. They were able to save money on her examinations because the doctor, a fellow named Juan, was Opie’s cousin. Anyway, the appointment took longer than expected, and Opie was late getting to the marina. Luke had been drinking all this time, and was feeling no pain. When he saw Opie finally walking down the pier, he jumped up, staggered to the side of the boat to wave to his friend, and nearly fell in! Opie got there just in time to grab Luke. Thus, it was that O.B. Juan’s kin, Opie, saved Luke from falling to the dock side of the Fourth.

Hesitant Driver

The hesitant out-of-state driver, waiting for traffic to clear, came to a complete stop on a freeway ramp. The traffic thinned but the intimidated driver still waited. Finally an infuriated voice yelled from the car behind, “The sign says to YIELD, not give up.”

Dear Diary

Dear Diary, This morning I was flagged down by two traffic cops. Apparently, their faulty radar had indicated that I was speeding. I told them, “It’s not my fault, it’s the accelerator of my Toyota that got stuck.” One of them replied, “You are not driving a Toyota.” I hate nitpickers.

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In our culture it is customary for a person to execute a Last Will and Testament or Revocable Trust that sets forth the distribution of material things. But there is a concept that, although not new, is gaining popularity by those who wish to pass on things that may be more important than assets. The “Ethical Will” is a statement of personal values. It can set forth life philosophies, wishes or appeals for family harmony, religious testimonials, reasons for arranging one’s estate the way one has – almost any final message that a person wants another (or others) to know after he or she is gone. An Ethical Will could be defined as any personal message from a parent or grandparent – or anyone – to the survivors who are of the highest significance. A close friend, an attorney, or a trusted family member will know that the Ethical Will exists, its location, and when and to whom it should be delivered or its location made known. Most times such letters are only delivered after a person has passed away, according to specific instructions left beforehand by the writer. It is not easy to write – or to read – an Ethical Will. The writer probes and evaluates personal convictions and biases, and confronts reality. The process compels self-examination of what had been learned over a lifetime, facing up to failures as well as successes, and deciding what really counted in the long run. Examining one’s thoughts and motives for an “Ethical Will”

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includes whether such a document should really be written. The “Will” can be taped, if that is easier or more appropriate than writing. If time permits, drafts might be set aside for a few weeks or months, then critically reviewed by the author. Will what was written be meaningful, or even significant, to those who read it? Visualize it being read aloud to the family by a spouse or other member of the family. Will the content uplift and cause improvements in lifestyles, or understanding of certain decisions? Will it express thoughts with kindness and love? Will it offer forgiveness for a longstanding grudge? Will it give grandchildren a sense of what hardships their grandparents endured to make their lives better? Will it expose an expanded sensitivity that family members thought was not possible? The Ethical Will can be a forum for expressing deep and philosophical opinions, for leaving a piece of oneself that may have been difficult to reveal while alive, or for any reason that is important to the writer. There are some attorneys that will assist in drafting an Ethical Will, if someone has

a problem with writing or formulating just the right words on their own. It is yet one more way to leave behind a legacy – a legacy of who you are and what you thought important enough to let your loved ones know – after you are gone. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, and Olmstead with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a past President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 628-1711 or

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Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Receipts: 2,224. Last Week: 2,106. Last Year: 2,232. Feeder Steers: 350-750 lbs 2.00-3.00 higher; other wts 2.00-3.00 lower. Feeder Heifers mixed but mostly steady on similar kinds. Holstein Steers: 1.00-2.00 higher on similar offerings. Slaughter Cows: 1.00-2.00 higher on similar offerings. Slaughter Bulls: 1.00-2.00 higfher on similar offerings. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs 201-210.00; 250-300 lbs 180.00-200.00; 300-350 lbs 195.00-212.00; 350-400 lbs 194.00-206.00; 400-450 lbs 178.50-195.00; 450-500 lbs 162.00-174.00; 500-550 lbs 160.50-173.75; 550-600 lbs 154.50-168.75; 600-650 lbs 147.00-164.00; 650-700 lbs 148.50-163.50; 700-750 lbs 140.00-155.50; 750-800 lbs 144.50-151.25; 800-850 lbs 135.50-149.75; 850-900 lbs 136.00-144.50; 900-950 lbs scarce; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs 88.00-97.00; 500-700 lbs 83.00-96.00; 700-900 lbs scarce; 900-1000 lbs 82.0093.50. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs 173.00-177.00; 250-300 lbs 168.00-179.00, pkg 188.00; 300-350 lbs 161.00-179.00; 350-400 lbs 183.50-189.00; 400-450 lbs 174.50-175.00; 450-500 lbs 142.50-166.00, pkg 173.00; 500-550 lbs 142.00-155.00, pkg 161.50; 550-600 lbs 144.00-154.50; 600-650 lbs 140.50-151.00; 650-700 lbs 140.50-146.00; 700-750 lbs 138.50-149.50; 750-800 lbs 131.00-136.00; 800-850 lbs 131.00-132.00; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900-950 lbs pkg 124.50; 950-1000 lbs pkg 114.00; Heiferettes: 65.50-109.00. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 80-90% Lean: 64.25-73.25; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 70.50-79.75; 85-90% Lean: 55.00-63.50. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs 78.00-83.75; 1500-2045 lbs 82.00-87.00; Yield Grade 2 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-2080 lbs 67.0079.50; Feeder Bulls: 765-1175 lbs 63.00-81.00. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News , Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)

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Garfield County Election Information and Official Ballots oFFICIAL bALLoT GARFIeLD CoUnTY, UTAH TUeSDAY, noVembeR 5, 2013

GARFIELD COUNTY ELECTION INFORMATION THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013 MUNICIPAL ELECTION WILL BE BY MAIL FOR: * BOULDER TOWN * HENRIEVILLE TOWN * PANGUITCH CITY THERE IS ALSO A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE GARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE ABOVE MUNICIPAL BALLOTS. A SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OTHER REGISTERED VOTERS. Ballots will be mailed by October 18, 2013. Any registered voter that has not received a ballot by Tuesday, October 22nd should contact the Garfield County Clerk’s Office (435-676-1163 or 435-676-1120). ALL BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH . To verify voter registration or if you have questions, please contact the County Clerk’s Office.



InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:


InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:



(Vote for one)

Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year?

Eric Houston Write-in

pAnGUITCH CITY CoUnCILmembeR 2 YeAR TeRm (Vote for up to two)

A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

Harshad P. Desai Connie Orton Trudi Owens Lloyd Brinkerhoff

Against the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

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Kim Soper Timothy B. Smith Mack Oetting Write-in Write-in

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InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:

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Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year? A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

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Cindy Wilson

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GARFIeLD CoUnTY SCHooL DISTRICT pRopoSITIon #1 Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year? A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

Against the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate FRONT Card 4 RptPct 20-10 "BO 2"



InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:

GARFIeLD CoUnTY SCHooL DISTRICT pRopoSITIon #1 Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year? A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

Against the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

FRONT Card 3 RptPct 60-10 "HE 6"

Political Gridlock Sends Local Consumer Attitudes Spiraling

Utahns’ economic outlook dampened during government shutdown while Southern Utah felt the sting of lost tourism opportunities SALT LAKE CITY - The Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) decreased 14.6 points to 78.1 from September to October. After reaching an all-time high last month, this month’s decline was the sharpest drop ever recorded since the CAI’s inception in January 2011. The government shutdown understandably weighed heavily on consumer attitudes this month. Those who think business conditions in their area are bad increased from 9 percent to 14 percent, and those who think jobs in their area are plentiful decreased from 22 percent to 17 percent. For the state of Utah, the government shutdown took its toll on tourism communities around the state. Juliette Tennert, chief economist in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, estimates that the tourism industry in Utah suffered $30 million in lost opportunities. In 2012, Utah experienced its thirdstraight year of growth, hitting

$7.4 billion in travel spending statewide and generating $960 million in state and local taxes. With the national park shutdown, gateway communities such as Bryce Canyon City, Moab and Springdale were especially hard hit. Ruby’s Inn, near Bryce Canyon, estimates $1 million in missed opportunities. Prior to the shutdown, communities surrounding state parks were experiencing record years. The overall tourism outlook for the year is positive, but will likely fall short of the projected recordbreaking economic benefit. In total, the Zions Bank Present Situation Index — an assessment of confidence in current business and employment conditions — decreased 14.4 points to 78.5. The government shutdown also significantly affected consumers’ future expectations for the local economy. The Zions Bank Expectations Index — an estimate of consumer confidence in the economy six months from now — decreased 14.7

points from September to October and now sits at 77.8, its lowest point since mid-2011. Beyond the local economy, fourteen percent of Utahns believe it is likely the U.S. economy will improve over the next twelve months, down from 21 percent in the month prior. Additionally, 61 percent think it is unlikely the economy will improve over the next twelve months, up from 43 percent in September. Tourism is a major economic driver in Southern Utah, and visitation to the state’s five national parks results in economic activity that is critical to the region. Due to the recent 16-day federal government shutdown, Utah’s national parks and monuments were temporarily closed—an action that Governor Gary Herbert believes cost the state roughly $100 million. Utah was able to reopen its national parks through a deal reached on October 11. —Zions Bank

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October 31, 2013


ANNEXATION PETITION HAS BEEN FILED WITH TORREY TOWN A petition has been filed with the Torrey Town municipality proposing the annexation of an area to the Town Torrey Town municipality. This petition was presented to the Torrey Council on October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm at the address of 59 E. Main in Torrey, (DUP Building). The petition was brought in by Chip Ward. The area being proposed is SAND CREEK WEST ANNEXATION DESCRIPTION: BEGINNING AT A POINT LOCATED S00 degrees 06’08”W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 12,T.29 S., R.4.E., S.L.B. & M., 1242.39 FEET AND EAST 1054.25 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12, SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING LOCATED ON THE EXISTING TORREY TOWN BOUNDARY; THENCE ALONG SAID TOWN BOUNDARY THE FOLLOWING COURSES: S00 degree 29’49”W 1098.59 FEET, S89 degree 04’04”E 136.45 FEET AND S00 degree 13’18”W 1564.26 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 24; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE THE FOLLOWING COURSE: N89 degree 37’37”W 120.13 FEET, S88 degree 56’36”W 157.03 FEET, N89 degree 57’44”W 388.00 FEET, N89 degree 57’44”W 495 FEET, S51 06’15”W 39.98 FEET, N89 28’45”W 240.2 FEET, N89 48’07”W 437.01 FEET, N87 54’06”W 74.96 FEET, N87 14’04’w 292.50 FEET, N05 43’37”E (CHORD BEARS N82 04’03”W 216.66 FEET), AND N79 51’43”W 1389.45 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER SECTION 11, T.29 S, R.4E., S.L.B. & M.; THENCE N00 20’10” ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11, 983.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE N00 20’10”E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11, 2647.75 FEET TO THE NORTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11; THENCE S89 49’51”E ALONGTHE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, 2621.89 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11; THENCE S89 51’21”E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, 1062.79 FEET; THENCE S00 29’42”W 1239.76 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 330.618 ACRES. The complete annexation petition is available for inspection and copying at the Torrey Town office on Wednesday and Thursdays from 10-5pm. Torrey Town my grant the petition and annex the area described in the petition unless within 30 days after the date of the municipal legislative body’s receipt of the notice of certification, a written protest to the annex petition is filed to Paula Pace, Torrey Town Clerk, at the Town Office at 75 E. 100 West by protest deadline. The deadline for a protest is November 15, 2013. The area proposed for annexation: • Will be automatically annexed to a local fire, paramedic and emergency service district, if an election was not required and if the annexing municipality is entirely within the district. • Will be automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire, paramedic, and emergency services if no election was required to create it and if the proposed annexing municipality is not within the boundaries of the local district. Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on OCTOBER 24 & 31,and NOVEMBER 7, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE TORREY TOWN LOCAL ELECTION CANCELLED Pursuant to Utah Code to Utah Code 20 A-1-206: “ A municipal legislative body may cancel an election if all the municipal officers are elected in an at large election: and the number of municipal officers candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates, if any do not exceed the number of open at large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed. There are two candidates for the two at large 4 year town council seats. One Candidate for the office of Mayor 4 year The Following candidates are considered to be elected to the office: Sheila Pat Kearney Councilmember Dustin Oyler Councilmember Adus F. Dorsey ll Mayor 4 year The town has a resolution canceling the Town election which was adopted on the 13th day of October 2011 Torrey Town Clerk Paula Pace Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 17, 24, & 31, 2013 BRYCE CANYON CITY RESOLUTION NO. 2013-01 A RESOLUTION CANCELLING THE NOVEMBER 2013 LOCAL ELECTION WHEREAS, all Bryce Canyon City municipal officers are elected in an at-large election; WHEREAS, the number of municipal officer candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates (which needed to file at least 45 days before the election) for the at-large municipal offices does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed; WHEREAS, there are no other municipal ballot propositions; NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by Bryce Canyon City that the November 2013 election is cancelled under UCA§20A-1-206, and that those filing for the said offices shall be declared to be elected. APPROVED and PASSED this 17th day of October, 2013. ATTEST: CITY COUNCIL OF BRYCE CANYON CITY SHILOH SYRETT DAVID TEBBS City Clerk Mayor of Bryce Canyon City Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 24, & 31, 2013 Public Notice Bicknell Town Elections Municipal elections for the town of Bicknell will be held November 5, 2013, in the Bicknell Town Hall, 64 W 100 N, Bicknell, UT. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Connie Durfey, Town Clerk Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 24 & 31, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Escalante City will hold a public hearing on November 05, 2013 at the Escalante City Council Chambers, 56 North 100 West, Escalante, Utah which will begin at 7:00 p.m. Item of Business: The City proposes to apply for grant and/ or loan funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) to repair the water line above town by burying it and repairing the road. The public is invited to attend and provide comments on the proposed application. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations during this meeting should notify Vickie Schulkoski, City Recorder MMC at 435826-4644 at least three working days prior to the meeting. Notice of date, time and agenda for the public hearing was posted in three public places and published in the Garfield County Insider on October 31, 2013. Vickie Schulkoski, City Recorder, MMC. Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on OCTOBER 31, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Six County Association of Governments will hold a public hearing to consider potential projects for which funding maybe applied under the CDBG Small Cities Program Year 2014. Suggestions for potential projects will be solicited, both verbally and in writing, from all interested parties. The expected amount of CDBG funds for this program year will be discussed along with the range of projects eligible under this program and a review of previously funded projects. The hearing will be held at 10:00 am on November 6, 2013 and will be held at Sevier County Administration Building room B-24, 250 North Main, Richfield. Further information can be obtained by contacting Todd Thorne at 435-893-0714. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 435-893-0714. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162. Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on OCTOBER 31, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Six County AOG is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and relevant guidance. The Agency assures that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or nation origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. To request additional information on Six County AOG Title VI policy, or to file a discrimination complaint, please contact Travis Kyhl, Six County AOG at 435-893-0746 Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on OCTOBER 31, 2013


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.

PUBLIC NOTICE The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration proposes to convey all/part of the surface estate of the following described state trust lands to the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources pursuant to a land exchange agreement between the parties: Township 30 South, Range 7 West, SLB&M, Beaver County Section 2: SW¼NW¼, S½ Township 19 South, Range 7 West, SLB&M, Millard County Section 21: S½ Section 28: N½ Township 31 South, Range 10 East, SLB&M, Garfield County Section 32: All Township 14 South, Range 18 West, SLB&M, Juab County Section 28: NW¼SW¼ Section 29: SE¼SE¼ Section 32: Lots 1-4, N½, N½S½ Township 19 South, Range 2 East, SLB&M, Sanpete County Section 14: All Section 15: S½S½ Section 16: E½, E½W½, E½W½W½ Section 23: All Township 20 South, Range 2 East, SLB&M, Sevier County Section 33: SW¼ Township 4 South, Range 25 East SLB&M, Uintah County Section 32: ALL Township 15 South, Range 25 East SLB&M, Uintah County Section 16: ALL Section 32: ALL Township 4 South, Range 5 East, SLB&M, Wasatch County Section 33: Lots 3, 4, N½SW¼, E½SW¼NW¼, SE¼NW¼ Township 5 South, Range 5 East, SLB&M, Wasatch County Section 3: Lots 1-4, E½SW¼, S½N½, SE¼ Section 4: Lots 1-4, S½NE¼ Section 10: N½NE¼, SW¼NE¼ Township 42 South, Range 15 West, SLB&M, Washington County Section 5: Lots 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 Any person wishing to submit comments relating to the proposal may do so within the following period of time: From 8:00 A.M., MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013 until 5:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 at TRUST LANDS ADMINISTRATION, Attn: Richard Wilcox, 675 East 500 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. Phone (801) 538-5100 Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 24, & 31, and NOVEMBER 7, 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 Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 20, 2013. Please visit or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 61-2813(a39355): Phil and Billie Allen propose(s) using 1.0 cfs. from the East Fork Sevier River (1/2 mile SW of Antimony) for IRRIGATION. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 24 & 31, 2013

VEHICLES FOR SALE Wayne County will accept separate sealed bids for the following 3 items: 1. 1984 Ford F350 long wheel base pickup. Minimum bid $3,000.00 2. 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty, Super Cab, 7.3 liter diesel pickup. Minimum bid $7,500.00 3. 2001 Dodge Dakota club cab. Minimum bid $3,000.00. The vehicles are available for inspection at the County Road shed at 195 N. 200 E. in Loa. Bids will be accepted in the County Clerk’s Office, 18 South Main, Loa, until 5:00 P.M. Friday, November 15th, 2013, when the bids will be opened. For additional information contact Rhett Jeffery at 435-703-1098 or the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at 435-836-1300. Wayne County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE On October 23, 2013 Hatch Town Board Members adopted resolution 2013-07 to cancel the November 2013 local election in accordance with State Law 20A-1-206. The number of municipal officer candidates does including write-in candidates does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal officers for which the candidates have filed. The one person who declared candidacy for Town Mayor was Lucinda Josie. The two persons who declared candidacy for Town Council are incumbent Board Member Tony Dinges who will serve a four year term and incumbent board member Merrill Burrows who will serve for a two year term. These terms will begin on January 1, 2014. There is still one vacant position that has not been filed for which the town will make an appointment for in January. Jacie Torgersen Hatch Town Clerk Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Public Notice Please take notice that the Hatch Cemetery District has scheduled a Public Hearing on November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Hatch Chambers located at 49 West Center Street, Hatch, UTAH 84735, to receive public comments for the 2014 budget. Further information can be obtained by contacting Ben Neilson at 435-735-4385. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations during these hearings should notify Ben Neilson in writing at the Town of Hatch, Hatch, UTAH, at least three days prior to the hearing to be attended. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Garfield County TARs Host Meet the Candidates Nights PANGUITCH/TROPIC - Meet the candidates nights were held in Panguitch and Tropic on October 24th and 25th. They were hosted by the Garfield County Teenage Republicans(TARs). Rowdy Miller Garfield County TARS Chairman moderated the events with help from TARs officers Josiah Sarels and Sicily Houston. The Pangutich meeting featured questions and answers by candidates on a wide variety of topics ranging from the infrastructure needs such as roads, water, and sewer maintenance to a need for jobs for our young families. The Candidates expressed a desire to support the events that are helping to maintain businesses and an expanded need for advertizing these events to make Panguitch a destination point. The need for a swimming pool was discussed.

Questions were asked about ATV and road closures in the area were asked and Mayor Houston told the group of an alliance of Mayors working with county officials on this problem. So far their efforts have been effective in helping slow closures. The meeting was productive with a great deal of information furnished by the council and candidates to help people make wise decisions. Garfield County TARs would like to remind everyone that the majority of the voting is by mail in ballot. If you have not received you ballot in the mail contact the county clerk’s office and request a ballot. If you have your ballot please mail your vote in and let your voice be heard. —Elaine Baldwin

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Practical Money Matters

GI Bill Eases College Costs for Military Families by Jason Alderman

As Veteran’s Day approaches, this is a good time to remind our active duty service members and veterans about the many education assistance benefits available to them through the G.I. Bill and other government programs. Here’s a rundown of a few of the more commonly used programs: The Post 9/11 GI Bill is more flexible and generally offers more generous benefits than earlier GI Bills. It provides up to 36 months of support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of active duty after September 11, 2001, or those with a serviceconnected disability after 30 days. An honorable discharge is required. Approved training includes undergraduate and graduate degrees, and vocational/technical/ on-the-job training, among others. You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days. This program covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for in-state students at public institutions, paid directly to the school. For those attending private or foreign schools, it will pay up to $19,198.31 per academic year (sometimes more in certain states). If you attend a costlier private school – or a public school as a non-resident – you also may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, where schools voluntarily fund tuition expenses exceeding the highest public in-state undergraduate rate. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and the Veteran’s Administration will match the amount. The 9/11 GI Bill also will pay a books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year, and a monthly housing allow-

ance generally comparable to the military Basic Allowance for Housing for a military pay grade E-5 with dependents, based on the ZIP code for your school. Another advantage of this newer GI Bill: Armed Forces members with at least six years’ service can transfer some or all of their benefits to their spouse and/or children. Here are the basic rules: • You must agree to four additional years of service. (Special rules apply if standard policy precludes you from serving four more years or you’re eligible for retirement). • Because the clock starts ticking from the date you elect to participate – and you can’t enroll additional beneficiaries after leaving the military – it’s best to sign up all family members right away. You can always go back and change allocation percentages or remove beneficiaries at any time until the benefits are used. • Spouses may begin using transferred benefits right away; however children must wait until you’ve served the full 10 years. • You and your spouse must use the benefits within 15

years of your leaving the military; children must use them by age 26. Montgomery GI Bill. This older version of the GI Bill may still be available if you didn’t already opt for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. You’re eligible if you started active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985, served continuously for three years, are honorably discharged and had your pay reduced by $100 a month for the first 12 months. (There’s a separate plan for reservists.) For most people, this program is less generous than the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Benefits typically expire 10 years after military separation and are not transferrable to family members; plus, you pay tuition and fees upfront and are later reimbursed. The VA website has a tool to compare benefits under the two GI Bills. To learn more about the GI Bill, visit www.gibill. Other VA-sponsored educational financial aid programs can be found at Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney

Wayne County Children’s Angel Tree The Angel Tree will be in Royals Foodtown in Loa starting November 22nd. If you have an application please return it as soon as possible and no later than November 30th. If you need more information please contact Diane Borgerding at 435-491-0135.

Pretty Scary...

Wayne County’s “Eat Drink and Be Scary” Halloween Party at the Rim Rock Restau-

rant last Saturday night Oct. 26 attracted about 125 people. There was great attendance by families dressed in costume and dancing to Wayne County’s own “Adaptors” band. First place costume winners were Vickie and Tom Bower. Second Place winners were Pat Priebe and Brian Swanson. We are hoping that this will be an annual event.

—Carol Gnade

Classified Ads

Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to

HELP WANTED Wayne County Road Department is accepting applications for the following position: Title: Road Maintenance Operator Department: County Roads FLSA Status: Non-Exempt GENERAL PURPOSE: Performs a variety of entry level skilled duties required in the construction, repair, maintenance and upkeep of county roads, bridges, culverts and flood channels. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Road Supervisor. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Receives on-the-job instruction in various processes and operations; generally performs more routine aspects of project labor while in the learning phases of the job. Assists to conduct inspections of county roads, bridges, culverts, right of ways, and traffic control devices as directed; operates complex heavy equipment. Operates various types of heavy equipment such as front end loaders, back hoe, utility trailers, bobtail dump truck, etc,; transports materials and equipment; participates in various seasonal projects such as flood debris removal, asphalt work, hot patching, tree trimming, cattle guard maintenance, weed control, sign maintenance, snow removal. Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs; reports mechanical problems to the shop for repair; operates a variety of hand and power tools in performing general maintenance of vehicles and equipment; may assist in the fabrication of equipment parts. Performs tasks requiring the use of a variety of hand tools and equipment, including, picks and shovels rakes and chainsaws; may also clean debris from culverts, trim trees, check conditions of roads and road signs. Repair county roads by filling potholes, sealing cracks, chip sealing, etc. Cleans debris from obstructing signs and intersections, and installs culverts for drainage. Performs duties with due regard for personal safety, that of other employees and the public; assists in training subordinates in proper safety practices. Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Education and Experience: A.Graduation from high school, AND B. Two (2) years of general work experience related to heavy equipment operation and maintenance; OR C. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of various light to heavy equipment; hazards and safety precautions related to construction and equipment operation; traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations; construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems; principles and techniques of heavy mechanized equipment operation and maintenance. Some skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position, i.e., Roller, Sweeper, Chipper Box, 10-Wheel Dump, Loader, Snow Plow, Belly Dump, forklift, Track Loader, Trackhoe, scraper, skidsteer, tarpot, Cat/Dozer, Road Grader, Sanders, Water Truck, etc. Ability to operate various kinds of light to heavy duty equipment; perform strenuous labor for extended periods of time under varying conditions; follow engineering specifications and blueprint instructions; establish effective working relationships with co-workers. 3. Special Qualifications: May be required to be on call. Must possess or be able to acquire a valid Utah Class “A” Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Must possess a valid Utah Drivers License with no DUI, ARR, or no more than two moving violations in the past twelve (12) months. Must be able to pass ICC physical and maintain medical certificate. Must be flagger certified or be able to attain certification when required. Must be able to comply with applicable county and departmental policies and safety standards. Must be willing to maintain a flexible working schedule, and occasionally work weekends and shifts. Must submit to and pass randomly administered drug tests. 4. Work Environment: Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, push and pull, bend and stoop, twist and kneel, and able to climb into and on to heavy equipment and vehicles; may be required to lift up to 75 pounds on occasion. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, discriminating. Continuous travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance. Some daily and severe seasonal aspects of the job pose threats or hazards capable of producing physical injury. Applications can be picked up at the County Clerk’s office. Along with the application, please submit a resume and a couple of short paragraphs about your past work history and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, November 15th 2013. For more information about the position, please contact Rhett Jeffery at 435-703-1098 or the County Clerk’s office at 435-836-1300. Ryan Torgerson, Wayne County Clerk/Auditor


NOTICE Garfield County is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Receptionist/Secretary. Applications are available at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office 55 South Main, Panguitch and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications.

ESCALANTE PROPERTY - 575 S. Center St., 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. 435826-4982 or 435-690-9456 rtn

Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer.

Among the disguised are: Vickie & Tom Bower, Nan & James Anderson, Brian Swanson & Pat Priebe, Kelli Hanson, & a few others...



LABRAPOODLE PUPPIES - Mini and medium sized. Ready for homes November 9th. 6 black ones, 1 cream male and 1 apricot female. Call 435-616-2355.

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


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


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Half of Single Young Adults Eligible for the Health Insurance Marketplace Could Get Coverage for $50 or Less WASHINGTON, D.C. A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that nearly half (46 percent) of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less per month. “The health care law is making health insurance more affordable for young adults,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “With nearly half of single, Marketplace-eligible uninsured young adults able to get coverage at $50 or less per month, the health care law is delivering the quality, affordable coverage people are looking for.” Young adults are the age group most likely to be without health insurance. But through the Health Insurance Marketplace, young adults can purchase quality, affordable coverage and get lower costs on monthly premiums through tax credits. Young adults may also be eligible for Medicaid. The amount an individual can save depends on his or her family income and size. Today’s report examines data from the 34 Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces and finds that out of 2.9 million single young adults ages 18 to 34 who may be eligible for coverage in the Marketplace, 1.3 million (46 percent) could purchase a bronze plan for $50 per month or less after tax credits. In the 34 states, a total of 1.9 million young adults, representing nearly 7 in 10 (66 percent) of the potentially Marketplaceeligible uninsured ages 18 to

34, may be able to pay $100 or less for coverage in 2014. According to the report, an additional 1 million eligible uninsured single young adults may qualify for Medicaid in the states that have opted to expand the program in 2014. Today’s report also shows that if each of the 34 states expanded its Medicaid program, the proportion of young adults who could obtain low-cost coverage would be even greater. If each of the 34 states expanded its Medicaid program, 4.9 million uninsured single young adults would be eligible for Medicaid. While some states are expanding their Medicaid programs in 2014, other states are not doing so. Under the health care law, states can receive 100 percent federal funding in 2014 to expand their Medicaid programs to cover people with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. That’s about $15,800 a year for an individual, or about $32,500 for a family of four. To read today’s report visit: health/reports/2013/UninsuredYoungAdults/rb_uninsuredyoungadults.pdf To find out more about who will qualify for lower costs on monthly healthy insurance premiums, visit: will-i-qualify-to-save-onmonthly-premiums/ For more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and to sign up for coverage from now until March 31, visit http://www. —U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Come on down to

The Saddlery Cowboy Bar & Steakhouse 422 West Highway 24, Torrey October 31st for our Halloween Dance Party! Costumes Preferred $Cash Prizes for Best Costumes Dance all night long to Country Music Star

CHARLEY JENKINS On Stage at 8 pm Doors open @ 5pm Featured Dinner Special - Prime Rib

Live at Ruby’s Inn Family Practice Becky Roberts, FNP, GNP

Family Practice Colin Marshall, DO

Family Practice Mitch Miller, DO

Family Practice Tim Dennis, PA-C

Family Practice Todd Mooney, MD

Anesthesiology Lewis Barney, CRNA

Certified Nurse Midwife DeAnn Brown, CNM, MSN

Family Practice Richard Birch, DO

Friday, November 22, 2013

CLINICS - CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT Garfield Memorial Clinic, Panguitch 435-676-8842 (Mon - Fri)

Extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 7:00pm and now open thru lunch.

Kazan Clinic, Escalante Bryce Valley Clinic, Cannonville Circleville Clinic, Circleville

435-826-4374 (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.) 435-679-8545 (Tues. & Thurs.) 435-577-2958 (Mon. & Wed.)

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October 31, 2013 Wayne and Garfield County Insider  

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