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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Worried About the Local Economy? Shop Where You Live!
Issue # 1179
Interfaith Christmas Celebration in Wayne County Sunday, December 11 at the Torrey LDS Church
YOUR TOWN - Wayne and Garfield counties have amazing little shops and family run businesses, from Fly-
our money out of town and spend it 'Up North' and "Ov' ta Cedar' we are taking away from an important component of happy communities, which is a locally supported economy. Shopping locally helps our friends and neighbors weather the tourist off season. This helps people remain employed year round and business to stay open to provide services and things we all need, like dinner. By choosing local and InsIder independent Shopping locally contributes to econimi- businesses for cally vital communities. Above, a shopper your services, visits Blackburn Recreation in Bicknell. shopping, dinfishing companies to deli- ing and other needs, you not cious bakeries. When people only get real value and pervisit these areas, they remem- sonal service, you’re helping ber the scenic beauty but also to build community. The cathe unique character of each sual encounters you enjoy at town. They remember the neighborhood businesses and friendly faces and the gener- the public spaces around them osity of the people they meet. build relationships and comThese attitudes and business- munity cohesiveness. They’re es are important to maintain the ultimate social networking and cultivate to create vibrant, sites. healthy communities that supShop Locally port all of us. When we take Cont' on page 2
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Wayne County Choir preparing for the Interfaith Christmas Program. TORREY - Community members from throughout Wayne County have been hard at work preparing for the annual Interfaith Christmas Program planned for Sunday, December 11 at
Mammoth Creek Fish Hatchery Finishes Raceway Capacity Project
6:00PM. Held at the Torrey LDS Church, this year’s theme celebrates “The Gifts of Christmas” and features musical and theatrical talent from across the county. Bring a plate of cookies to
share and celebrate Christmas as a community. Event organizers include the Interfaith Council, Grace Christian Church, St. Anthony of the Desert Catholic Parish, Two Arrows Zen Meditation
Recognizing the Critical Health Care Provided by Rural Hospitals SALT LAKE CITY Since 2010, 71 rural hospitals across the country have closed, in part due to changes in policies which tend to reward hospitals that do a large volume of business. Fortunately, Utah’s rural hospitals have managed to escape a similar fate. “Utah is one of the states in which a rural hospital has never closed,” said Dr. Don Wood, Director of the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) Utah Department of Health (UDOH). “The hospitals and providers serving
Utah’s small towns, farming communities, and frontier areas work hand-in-hand to address their health issues, and they provide some of the best medical services in America,” added Wood. Due to the critical services that are provided in Utah’s rural communities, Utah Governor Gary Herbert has declared November 13 - 19, 2016 as Rural Health Week in Utah, and the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is celebrating with several activities, including its annual Rural Photo Contest
Winter Schedule for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Centers Courtesy MaMMoth Creek hatChery
The Mammoth Creek Hatchery spawned about 3 million green eggs in 2016. HATCH - Christmas came early to Mammoth Creek Fish Hatchery this year. The last two months, hatchery staff unloaded and placed 18 large new ponds that increased the capacity of inside raceways from 700 cubit feet to just over 2,000 cubic feet. These longer and larger raceways will replace the smaller round circular ponds that each measured about 40 cubic feet and were situated in the building next to the hatchery office. This
building is used for multiple purposes of storing and hatching green eggs, and raising fingerlings. The installation of the new raceways is about an $85,000 improvement to Mammoth Creek Fish Hatchery. The improvement will enable the hatchery to raise smaller fish to a bigger size before moving them to the outdoor covered raceways. The hatchery harvests green eggs from female Brown Trout and they live to spawn again. MCFH then
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THURS.DECEMBER 1 - WED. DECEMBER 7
SUNSHINE IS BACK thoughout the week. Monday might be a little cloudy with some wind with a 10% chance of snow on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be highs in the mid & upper 30s. Lows will hover around the teens and drop on Tuesday and Wednesday to the single digits.
uses male Brook trout to fertilize the Brown Trout eggs to ultimately create the Tiger Trout. The Brook Trout have to go through a photo light period so that they spawn at the same time as the Brown Trout. The Brook Trout will be treated with photo light by making special covers for the larger raceways. MCFH spawned nearly three million eggs to reach its annual quota of 1.5 million eggs this year. The hatchery must spawn double the number needed due to a fifty percent success rate in the spawning Hatchery
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Center, and the Torrey LDS Church. The Entrada Institute encourages all members of the community to come together for this popular annual event. —The Entrada Institute
KANAB - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor centers has begun shifting to winter season hours of operation. Additionally, all facilities will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Winter Operational Hours BLM Kanab Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends. The walk-in lottery for permits into Vermillion Cliffs National Monument at North Coyote Buttes (The Wave) and South Coyote Buttes will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. during days of operation. The walk-in lot-
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. —Margaret Mead
tery for Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be drawn each Friday during this period. Big Water Visitor Center is currently opened intermittently until January 2. When open, the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 435-644-1300 for a current schedule. Cannonville Visitor Center is open from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. It will close for the winter season December 3 and reopen in March. Escalante Interagency Visitor Center is open on weekdays only, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. —Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument
(information on the contest can be found at http://health.utah. gov/primarycare/?p=photo) and e-book Utah Community Star Stories. Through the declaration, the Governor calls for increased promotion and enhanced collaborative efforts to continue to improve the health of those who live, work, and play in rural Utah. As part of Utah Rural Health Week, UDOH will recognize three Utah rural hospitals that have ranked nationally for the quality of the services provided during the year. Those facilities include Gunnison Valley Hospital in Gunnison, Utah, Milford Valley Memorial Hospital in Milford, Utah, and San Juan Hospital in Monticello, Utah. They are being recognized for their outstanding patient care.OPCRH offers programs that support the financial stability and improved quality of services in rural areas, particularly among Critical Access Hospitals (hospitals with up to 25 beds), Small Rural Hospitals (hospitals with up to 49 beds), Rural Health Clinics (primary care access points, especially for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries). One of these programs is the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which aims to improve quality of care and financial stability of hospitals and prevent closures. For more information about rural health in Utah visit http://health.utah.gov/primarycare. —Utah Department of Health
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Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on. Having a variety of local shops and business creates a unique, community feel. Independent businesses help give your community its distinct personality. Independent, community-serving businesses are people-sized. They typically consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air pollution. Shopping locally can also lower taxes. More efficient land use and more central locations mean local businesses put less demand on our roads,
sewers, and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales dollar. The bottom line: a greater percentage of local independent businesses keeps your taxes lower. A wide variety of independent businesses, each serving their customers’ tastes, creates greater overall choice for all of us. Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Everyone knows small businesses support their communities by endless giving to small fundraisers and local non-profits. Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.
Reader surveys by the Consumers Union repeatedly show independent businesses beating their chain competitors in overall customer satisfaction. Local ownership of business means residents with roots in the community are involved in key development decisions that shape our lives and local environment. When business owners live in the area where they make their money, they make decisions that are better for the whole community. Research shows a strong correlation between the percentage of small locallyowned firms and various indicators of personal and community health and vitality. Independent locally-owned businesses recirculate a far greater percentage of revenue locally compared to absenteeowned businesses. In other words, going local creates
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more local wealth and jobs. More than a dozen studies in recent years consistently show more than 3 times as much of each dollar recirculates in your community when spent at an independent business compared to dollars spent at a chain. And online shopping means your community loses almost the entire purchase amount. Since your community likely depends upon taxes paid by local business and sales taxes to fund your schools, roads, safety and other essential services, that’s a loss that means higher tax rates or lesser service down the road. When you buy from independent local businesses, you’re not only treating yourself to a more personal experience, you’re helping strengthen your community! —Insider
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process. At the end of this month and beginning of next month, MCFH staff will start spawning Brook Trout. There are about 100,000 eggs to each egg bucket. The spawning is done by hand. MCFH is a state-of-theart facility with steel raceways, water purification and filtration systems that has been efficiently and effectively stocking Southern Utah Waters since 1923. Join Friends of Mammoth Creek Fish Hatchery and assist with the communication with Division of Wildlife Resources and local, state, and federal government officials the importance of keeping this valuable hatchery stocking local waters. —Friends of Mammoth Creek Fish Hatchery
Courtesy FrIends oF MaMMoth Creek hatChery
The new larger raceways seen here, are to support the stocking plans for Southern Utah waters, including streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes located in Garfield, Wayne, Beaver, Kane, and Washington counties.
Local Red Cross Drives Add to Needed Pool of Blood
A Red Cross worker prepares a volunteer blood donor for a donation at the Escalante LDS Stake Center on Monday.
ESCALANTE - Red Cross workers, volunteers, and local blood donors contributed to a successful blood drive held at the LDS Stake Center in Escalante last Monday. About 35-40 donors were scheduled for appointments to make blood donations, completing a full donation schedule for the day. The next local blood drive will be in Wayne County on Tuesday, December 13, from 1-7pm at the Wayne Community Cultural Hall at 120 South 100 West, in Loa. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 435-491-0497. The Red Cross generally conducts drives in the region three times per year, in March, July and December. —Insider
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Dixie National Forest Seasonal Closure to Protect Navajo Lake Road Paving Project
The Navajo Lake Road in its unpaved state. The road paving project will reduce dust hazards, improve visibility and enhance overall safety of roadway conditions. KANE COUNTY – Reconstruction and paving of the Navajo Lake Road (Forest Road 30053) on the Dixie National Forest, is approximately 85% complete after work through the summer and fall of 2016. The Navajo Lake Road is a high traffic roadway that provides access to summer recreation cabins, trails, campgrounds, Navajo Lake and the North Creek Road. Numerous locals and visitors to Navajo Lake have been highly awaiting paving of this road to decrease the road dust. The road paving project will reduce dust hazards, improve visibility and enhance overall safety of roadway conditions. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded the Navajo Lake Road Reconstruction contract to local contractor, Mel Clark, Inc., located in Cedar City,
Utah. The road work consists of roadway excavation, grading, improving drainage, aggregate base, rock walls, asphalt paving, erosion control, signing and striping, seeding and mulching, and temporary traffic control along the entire 5.70 miles of Navajo Lake Road. “The remaining work to pave will go very quickly,” said Rob Bullock, Mel Clark Construction. Federal Highways Administration, Mel Clark Construction, Dixie National Forest and Kane County have worked in partnership to complete the project with plans for Kane County to maintain the road under an easement once the paving is complete. A seasonal closure of the Navajo Lake road will begin December 7th, 2016 and remain closed until construction resumes in late spring
or early summer, dependent upon weather conditions. Once construction resumes, there would be an estimate of 4-6 weeks of road construction and final paving. “The seasonal closure is in place to protect the multimillion dollar investment from vehicle traffic and ruts that the local contractor would need to fix in the spring,” said Steven O’Neil, Forest Engineer. Stay connected on the latest information, photos and updates on the Navajo Road paving construction project through the Dixie National Forest social media sites; like us on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/usfsdnf, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usfsdnf. Contact the Cedar City Ranger District at (435) 865-3200. —Dixie National Forest
Utah's Employment Summer for October 2016 SALT LAKE CITY Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for October 2016 grew by an estimated 3.0 percent, adding 41,900 jobs to the economy since October 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,443,700. October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths from September to 3.2 percent. Approximately 48,600 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a percentage point from September to 4.9 percent. “The creation of more than 40,000 jobs in Utah’s economy is an excellent way for the state to transition into the winter economy,” reported Carrie Mayne, Chief
Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “In addition, the state continues to operate at a low level of unemployment, signaling the potential for sustained growth well into 2017.” Nine of the ten private sector industry groups measured in the establishment survey posted net job increases in October as compared to last year, while the Natural Resources and Mining industry decreased by 1,200 positions. The largest private sector employment increases were in Trade, Transportation and Utilities (9,500 jobs); Education and Health Services (8,400 jobs); and Financial Activities (6,900 jobs). The fastest employment growth occurred in Financial Activities (8.5 percent); Education
and Health Services (4.5 percent); and Other Services (4.3 percent). * Additional analysis and tables http://jobs.utah.gov/wi/ pubs/une/index.html * County unemployment rates for October will be posted on or shortly after November 21, 2016, at http://jobs. utah.gov/opencms/wi/pubs/ une/season.pdf * November employment information will be released at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016. Statistics generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., modeled from monthly employer (employment) and household (unemployment) surveys. —Utah Dept. of Workforce Services
SALT LAKE CITY People feel more grateful for memorable experiences than for material objects, new research suggests. And those feelings of gratitude also lead to more generous behavior. People did make positive comments about the stuff they bought or received, explained study co-author and psychology professor Thomas Gilovich, but they didn't express gratitude as often as they did for experiences - gifts such as concerts, dance lessons or dining out at a good restaurant. "So, if you want to give a gift that really makes someone happy, there's a lot of things to choose from," Gilovich said. "But again, think twice about
maybe doing an experiential gift over a material one. It might pay off even more." And he said the feeling of gratitude has been linked to increased happiness and social cohesion, better health outcomes, and even improved sleep quality. Researchers studied 1,200 online customer reviews and found that the vast majority of people who used the word "grateful" had purchased experiences rather than material items such as electronics, furniture or clothing. The study suggests that experiences tend to help people appreciate their own situations and trigger fewer social comparisons. Gilovich pointed
out that it can be hard to resist the urge to "Keep Up with the Joneses" if a neighbor buys a better car or computer than yours. "We do that with experiences, too. If you went on some sensational vacation, I wonder a bit about mine," he said. "But I wonder less than I do for material things." Experiential gifts can also create a positive ripple effect, Gilovich observed. In a study involving an economic game, players thinking about a meaningful experience were more generous toward others than when they thought about a material purchase. —Eric Galatas, Utah News Connection
Gift Tips to Inspire Gratitude and Generosity
Bookmobiles: The Rural Library Connection SOUTHERN UTAH Utah State Library (USL) Bookmobiles provide full service bookmobiles to citizens living in rural communities including: Cache, Carbon, Garfield, Kane, Piute, Iron, Millard, Rich, Sanpete, Sevier, Juab, Wayne, and Utah counties. Each Bookmobile carries approximately 5,000 items that are frequently rotated with items from the headquarters library collection located in a community in each county
that contracts with the State Library for service. Bookmobiles carry a range of items including: picture books, easy readers, non-fiction, mysteries, classics, best sellers, general fiction, westerns, romance, large print, interlibrary loan, Internet, videos, CDs, DVDs, downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, and Pioneer: Utah's Online Library. If the book that customers want to read or the information they need is not on the Bookmobile, patrons can place a hold or staff orders it
for them through Interlibrary Loan. The Bookmobiles provide public library service to people in much of rural Utah who do not have access to a "brick and mortar" library including service to institutions such as schools, Head Start programs, and senior citizen centers. www.bookmobiles.utah. gov — Utah State Library
Utahans Urged to Use Exercise as a Tool To Treat Severe Joint Pain
SALT LAKE CITY – What if there was a safe way to reduce joint pain without the dangerous side effects of opioids? A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows there is insufficient evidence for and serious risks associated with long-term use of opioids for treating arthritis. Instead, experts recommend low-impact physical activity such as walking, biking, or swimming to help alleviate joint pain. Nationally, 27.2% of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis report severe joint pain, a condition that can limit a person's ability to perform basic tasks. Severe joint pain was higher among those with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, fair or poor health, and serious psychological distress. “Given the burden of severe joint pain, and that in 2015 roughly one in five Utahns reported they had arthritis, we recommend two hours and thirty minutes of moderate physical activity each week to help reduce pain, fatigue, and stiffness,” said Nichole Shepard, manager of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Arthritis
Program. “Medications can help, but there may be dangerous side effects from taking opioids long-term, including the risk of dependency, addiction, or even death.” For those concerned about safely increasing physical activity without worsening their joint pain, communitybased programs, such as EnhanceFitness, are available. EnhanceFitness is an hourlong program being offered at senior centers throughout Salt Lake County. The program is taught by certified instructors and provides a fun, relaxed, and safe way to get a great workout. Lorie Finlayson, of Draper, was struggling from joint pain after a series of surgeries that left her in crutches. She started attending EnhanceFitness and saw major improvements physically, mentally, and socially. "I loved the music, the instructors, the interaction with others, and I could do the classes. That did so much to help me feel good about myself and my abilities. Three years later I'm still a regular at EnhanceFitness." Another EnhanceFitness regular, Joyce Jackson, 85 of Murray, mentioned her reluc-
tance to rely on medication for relief from her hand and back pain. "Then I started exercising and saw so much improvement," said Jackson about her experience. "I will be the first to say to anyone to get up and move." "Utah is very active and our rates of arthritis are low compared to other states," said Shepard. "However, we want people who already have joint pain to know that there are safe and effective classes to help get you back moving and reduce pain." In addition to exercise therapies, the CDC also recommends the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, certain interventional procedures, acetaminophen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of arthritis and severe joint pain. A list of classes designed to lesson joint pain and help manage arthritis can be found at http://livingwell.utah.gov or by calling the Utah Health Resource Line at 1-888-2222542. To download a copy of the CDC report, visit http:// www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6539a2.htm. —Utah Department of Health
Utah Hospitals Show Some Improvement on Healthcare-associated Infections SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has released the 2015 hospitalspecific report of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in licensed hospitals.* The report provides information on specific types of HAIs that are reportable in Utah, including central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), surgical site infections (SSIs) associated with colon surgeries and abdominal hysterectomies, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia infections. Utah State regulation (Rule 386705, Epidemiology, Healthcare-associated Infection) requires the UDOH to collect and report data on HAIs. The Utah data are self-reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) by each facility that is required to report HAIs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Compared to national baseline data, patients in Utah facilities that reported 2015 HAI data to NHSN experienced: • 51% fewer CLABSI • 15% fewer CAUTI • 9% more surgical site infections within 30 days of
colon surgery • 11% more surgical site infections within 30 days of abdominal hysterectomy • 22% fewer C. difficile infections • 35% fewer MRSA bacteremia infections. “Utah continues to see improvement in reducing HAIs in areas such as CLABSI and CAUTI, but lags behind in surgical site infections associated with colon surgery and abdominal hysterectomy,” says Karen Singson, HAI Program Manager. “UDOH continues to work with facilities to ensure accurate reporting and focus on prevention strategies to reduce the potential for HAIs.” The annual HAI report contains information for all infections required to be reported to NHSN by CMS according to the CMS Healthcare Facility HAI Reporting Requirements timeline. To read the entire HAI Report, http://health. utah.gov/epi/diseases/HAI/ surveillance/2015_HAI_Report.pdf. Patients can decrease the potential for contracting an HAI by following these recommendations: • Speak up for your care. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your care so that you may fully understand your treatment plan and expected outcomes. You will be able to recover easier, and
your family and friends can be more helpful, if you know what is to be expected. • If you have an intravenous catheter, keep the skin around the dressing clean and dry. Tell your nurse promptly if the dressing works loose or gets wet. • Likewise, if you have a dressing on a wound, let your nurse know promptly if it works loose or gets wet. • If you have any type of catheter or drainage tube, let your nurse know promptly if it becomes loose or dislodged. • If you are having surgery, ask if you should shower with a germ-killing soap ahead of time. • Clean your hands properly and make sure everyone else around you does too. • If your room looks dirty, ask to have it cleaned. • Every day, ask if you still need your catheter or other device. • Ask about safe injection practices: One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time. • Take medications only as directed. • If possible, ask your friends and relatives not to visit if they feel ill. For more information about HAIs, visit http:// health.utah.gov/epi/diseases/HAI/. —Utah Department of Health
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Schools & Sports PHS Sports Sidelines by MaCk oettIng
The Lady Cats Start the Year Off With a Bang The Bob Cats went over to Enterprise to compete against the #1 2A Schools. I was rather busy that day and missed a really exciting game. The game kept going back and forth and ended in a tie at the buzzer. The Cats in overtime really took it to Enterprise and pulled out an eight point hard fought victory. Jace Eyre was high point for the game at 25 points and Trey Barney finish with 20 to lead the Cats to an early season win. Tonight the 1st the Cats will travel over to Wayne to get into an early Region 20 competition. Then next Thursday we get to see the Cats here against Bryce Valley on the 8th. Then on Friday and Saturday the team goes over to SVC for three games. Friday the 9th at 5:30 it’s Tabiona and on Saturday a double header, with Rich @ 1:30 and Monticello@ 5:00. SVC is in Richfield and not that far away. The Lady Cats met up with a very tall 2A North Sevier team and came away with an 8 point loss. The Ladies just couldn’t get their shots to drop, but it is early in the season. Last night the Cats met up with the Bryce Valley Mustangs and hopefully you were there. Bryce Valley looks like they are going to be the competition in Region 20 for the Lady Cats. Next Friday the 9th the girls travel down to Valley for a game and again on the 14th over to Piute. They don’t get much rest, because they travel over to the Mesquite Tournament on the 16th and 17th. On Dec. 21 the Milford Tigers will be here and it will close out the year for the Ladies and with this schedule they will need the rest. The Tough guys Bob Cats will be hosting their annual Panguitch Invitational on this Friday and Saturday, at the Triple C arena. Friday’s matches will start at 3:00 and Saturday’s matches will run all day long. Wrestling is a sport that people love to watch, they attract big crowds. There is usually between 20 and 30 teams that will be there. The winners in these big tournaments usually end up fighting in as many as 8 matches. This is a really strict sport that has a really tough schedule, the Cats will be at Beaver on the 7th and again another tournament at Desert Hills on the 9th -10th. Bryce Valley will be here on the 14th so you get another chance to see you favorite wrestler without having to travel.
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Wills, Trusts, and More Preventing Problems and Mistakes In Estate Planning by JeFFery J. MCkenna
When you make a will or trust, you are not obligated to leave property to anyone. In order to discourage disappointed heirs from disputing your estate plan, you can include a "no-contest" provision that automatically cancels an heir's inheritance if he or she challenges the distribution of your assets in any way. The original reasoning for the no-contest provision was to intimidate any heir who may consider contesting a will or trust, thereby securing his or her cooperation. “No-contest" clauses can be broad or narrow, and may even disinherit people who challenge transfers made outside your will (through a trust or beneficiary designation). Of course, you cannot make a bequest of property you don't own, but you can often provide in a will that a beneficiary will only receive your bequest if they abandon their rights in some other property. In a recent case, a court was asked to decide whether a refusal to abandon such rights would constitute a "will contest" that would void other gifts. When a testator died, he left a complex estate plan that included a will, a trust, and beneficiary designations for his retirement account. The testator’s
wife legally owned part of his retirement account and other "community property." The testator’s will and trust required his wife to abandon her "community property" rights in order to receive benefits worth $2.65 million from her husband’s trust. The wife filed a special petition with the court, asking whether she would be viewed as "contesting" the estate plan if she sought to enforce her community property rights. The wife claimed that her husband had mistakenly transferred some community assets to his own trust, and she was merely trying to correct the mistake. On appeal, the Court ruled that the wife’s challenges would constitute a "contest." Therefore, she had to decide whether to assert her "community property" rights (and thus receive only her share of community property, and nothing from her husband’s trust) or simply accept the provisions of the trust and will (thus sacrificing her "community property" rights). This case illustrates an important issue. If you make a mistake in your estate plan, a "no-contest" clause in a will or trust may prevent your heirs from correcting the mistake. On the other hand, if you don't include a "no-contest" clause, an heir
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might contest your estate plan, thus delaying the distribution of your assets, and frustrating your goals. There are many such issues with Estate Planning that require careful planning and expertise to avoid. In most cases, a “nocontest” clause does make sense. However, as the example in this article illustrates, you want do to careful when doing your estate plan in order to avoid unnecessary problems for your heirs. Seeking competent advice is more often than not well worth the price paid. WITH A SATELLITE OFFICE NOW IN PANGUITCH. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney McKenna and Olmstead. He is a founding member and former President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions regarding this article or if youhave a topic you wish to have addressed in this column, you can call 435 628-1711 or email email@example.com
After the birth of her son, my friend Ellen got the name of a pediatrician from her mother. "This is the doctor who took care of you when you were a baby," her mother said. " And I think he's still in practice." My friend contacted the doctor, and during his examination of the baby, Ellen remarked, "You were my pediatrician when I was a newborn." Replied the doctor, "I thought you looked familiar!"
Buffalo meat is getting more popular. I suppose soon we can expect cold cuts made from it....possibly called "buffaloney."
My wife has an annoying habit of searching through the refrigerator for a snack, usually while I'm preparing a meal. Once, after she had gone through this routine for the third time in as many minutes, I snapped, "Nothing's any different than it was a minute ago." "I know that," she assured me. "It's just that this time I've lowered my standards."
According to my stomach all potatoes are mashed potatoes.
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87 N 50 W • 676-2281/676-1140 Suggested donation $3.00 60 & older, $7.00 under 60 Call before 10 AM of the day of attendance to reserve a spot. Meals include milk & bread. Tues. Dec. 6th Wed. Dec. 7th Thurs. Dec. 8th Pork chops, potatoes Taco salad, w/ meat, & gravy, carrots, ap- beans cheese lettuce plesauce, ice cream & tomatoes, pickled beets, mandarin oranges, ice box dessert
Fish w/ tartar sauce, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, tropical fruit, lemon cake
NOTE: PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND CALL AHEAD. The kitchen staff work diligently to prepare a good dinner, and a head count helps them prepare enough for everyone.
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l A u G h i N g Fairsy pOiNt!! My six-year-old grandaughter, Alesha, came rushing in to tell me she was going to the zoo with her eightyear-old brother, Connor. I gave her a $20 bill to spend at the zoo's gift shop and told her to give half to her brother. She promptly ripped the bill in two and passed Connor's half to him.
A mother gave her teenage daughter a car for her eighteenth birthday. As she handed over the keys she explained to the girl that it was a magic car. The girl was very excited and asked what it did. "Well," said mom, "just get one ticket and you'll see it disappear."
I just signed for group insurance. If I die in a group, I get a hundred thousand!
This was an actually on a package that I received in the mail. Warning: Contents may be flammable if immersed in gas and set on fire.
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It was time for my dog's annual checkup. Following the vet's instructions, I collected a stool sample and dropped it into a plastic container before we left for his office. When we arrived, I handed the sample to the receptionist, who immediately cracked a smile. The container read "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter."
A different brand of insect spray: kills flies, wasps, mosquitoes, midges, and other flying insects. Not tested on animals.
AG MARKET NEWS Salt Lake City, Utah November 23, 2016 USDAUtah Dept of Ag Market News Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday November 22, 2016 Receipts: 975. Last Week: 2,516. Last Year: 885. Feeder Steers: mostly Higher. Feeder Heifers: steady to higher. Holstein Steers: higher on comparable sales. Slaughter Cows: slightly higher. Slaughter Bulls: higher. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2; 200-250 lbs pkg 157.50; 250-300 lbs pkg 160.00; 300-350 lbs 155.00185.00; 350-400 lbs 155.00-180.00; 400-450 lbs 135.00156.00; 450-500 l37.50-150.00; 500-550 lbs 127.00-139.75; 550-600 lbs 125.00-140.00; 600-650 lbs 127.50-133.00; 650700 lbs 124.50-130.00; 700-750 lbs 116.00-124.50; 750-800 lbs 115.50-127.00; 800-850 lbs 110.00-118.75; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900-950 lbs 102.50-111.50; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: n/q; 200-300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs 55.00-85.00; 500-700 lbs 54.00-57.50; 700-900 lbs scarce; 900-1100 lbs pkg 52.50. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs pkg 140.00; 300-350 lbs 139.00-157.50; 350-400 lbs 136.00-141.00; 400-450 lbs 132.00-143.00; 450-500 lbs 128.50-134.00; 500-550 lbs 125.00-138.50; 550-600 lbs 119.00-129.50; 600-650 lbs 122.00-134.00; 650-700 lbs scarce; 700-750 lbs 109.50112.00; 750-800 lbs 106.00-117.50; 800-850 lbs 107.50115.00; 850-900 lbs pkg 113.00; 900-950 lbs pkg 112.00; 950-1000 lbs pkg 104.00. Heiferettes: 62.00-87.50. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 80-90% Lean: 48.00-54.00, high dressing to 60.00; Breaking 75-80 Lean: 55.00-64.00, High Dressing to 66.50; Commercial: scarce; Cutter 85-90% Lean: 35.00-56.00. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade: 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-2100 lbs 65.00-75.00; Yield Grade 2: 1000-1500 lbs 57.50-71.75; 1500-1800 lbs Pkg 64.25; Feeder Bulls: 650900 lbs scarce. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News, Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)
December 1, 2016
by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting @gmail.com Attention all parents and grandparent and shoppers, Saturday is “Christmas in the Country”. Bring all your little kiddies and come by the Social Hall at 10:00 am and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting for your child’s Christmas list. Bring your camera and they can have their picture with Old St. Nick. There will be gifts for everyone and some hot chocolate and treats to warm up by. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive rideing on a big red fire engine and then the fun will begin. Next Santa will go over to the Extended Care Unit and bring each of the Residents a Christmas gifts. At 1:00 it will be the annual Christmas Merchants drawings and it again will be at the Social Hall. There are really good gifts that are giving out each year, you can obtain tickets at the local Merchants by spending $10:00 for each ticket. Then in the evening it the Annual Christmas Home Tours and they start at 5:008:00 pm. This is a Sub for Santa fund raiser and you can purchase the $5:00 tickets either at the social hall when Santa Claus visits the cildren or at the homes on the Tour. There are 5 homes on the tour this year and they are all fun places to visit. Ruben and Susan Gallego 610 W. 3600 North highway 89. This home is about 3 miles north of Town, look for the Home
WAYNE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Attention To better serve our community, Wayne Community Health Center will be adding on to our clinic and expanding our Pharmacy. Over the next few months you will see construction on the East side/Main entrance of our building. A new alternate entrance will be opened just to the north of our main doors. There will be “Patient Only” parking on the north east side of the clinic, and additional parking in the front and the northwest side of the clinic. All Physical Therapy and Vision parking will be around back on the back side of the Physical Therapy building. The entrance for Physical Therapy will be through the west parking lot. We will remain open throughout the construction.
Tour sign. Rick and Robbie Irish, 2845 N. Highway 89. Kevin and Melanie Heaton, 30 S. Main Street. Josh and Mandy Soper, 98 S. Main Street. Zac and Kylee Orton, 50 N. 300 West. Christmas in the Country starts off December with a bang and it is non stop dinners, get togethers and just a fun time for the rest of the month. If you are LDS check with your Ward for when your Christmas dinner will be. If you are not LDS, come join your friends for a great evening, The Panguitch Lions Club has a new President and it is Rich Irish. Rick had been President once before and later became the State Governor, so he knows what he is doing. As always the Lions Club is looking for new members, so if you want to get involved in the community, the Lions can always use your help. December always ends up with the annual New Year’s
party down at the Triple C Arena, That is sponsored by Panguitch City. They have great food, a lot of things for the kids, bingo and plenty of great entertainment. So mark it on your calendar. I know that I mentioned this before, but it is about the Bryce Canyon gateway tunnels. (This is from an article from the SL Tribune) The tunnels have served as the unofficial gateways to Bryce Canyon National park for the last 90 years. Utah Transportation Comm. approved spending $2.5 million to repair some cracks and flaking and to replace the shotcrete linings. The tunnels fall under the bridge funds and these funds will pay for rehabilitating the arches and add many more years of life to these monuments. The road was added to the state highway system in 1914 and it required tunneling through two rock formations that created the two short arch tunnels. In 1925 at a ceremony to open Bryce Can-
yon National Park (originally called Utah National Park) occurred in front of one of the Arches. These tunnels are a real tourist attraction, where many stop to take picture of them. Isn’t it grand that the construction company chose to tunnel through the rock formation instead of just blowing them up? In last week’s Insider, I total agree with the Op-Ed column that was written by Chris Saeger on the Land grab by our legislators. The Public Lands belong to us and we use them for fishing, hiking, hunting, running ATVs and all kinds of our pleasures. These lands people live on and many earn their living on, if these people get their way will be off limits to all. Where will the money come from to fight the many fires that go on in the western states and because of the droughts will only get worse? Tis the season to be jolly, enjoy. Mack O.
BrYce ValleY area news
by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or firstname.lastname@example.org Congratulations to Chase Beesley who was advance to a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood in the Cannonville Ward. He is the son of Fred and Katie Beesley. Also congratulations to Mylie Brinkerhoff who was baptized by her father, Clint Brinkerhoff. It was a fund day for Mylie and her family. Her mom is Stephanie Brinkerhoff and grandparents are Steve and VerJean Clark of Cannonville and Raymond Brinkerhoff of Tropic. A nice wedding and reception was held for Joey Mathews who was married in St. George. Attending from Tropic was Marion and Catherine Littlefield and "Grandma" Rae Mathews. Hughes. Speaking in Cannonville today was the Music Leaders of the ward. Janice Twitchell, Jean Hall, and Ethel Rich. A beautiful song was presented by Trista Rich, Lorie Hansen and Gay Shakespear as the accompanist. They sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". In Tropic Jonathon Deccio gave his Farewell talk before he enters the MTC. The young men and young women
sang a beautiful song for the meeting. Jonathon is the son of Cary and Teresa Deccio of Tropic and the grandson of Blaine and Shauna Anderson of Bryce Canyon City. Many visitors were around the area this past week. A few reported their visitors. Brett and Tracy Chynoweth entertained family such as daughter Rosie Pedrosa and her family, Sherlyn and daughter Makayla and Marion and Catherine Littlefield and their girls. A great time was had by all. Art and Vicki had their children and their families home for the weekend and it was a great time had by all. It ended with a great BBQ luncheon given by Kevin and Emily Clarke. Frankie and Gayle Moore are just beaming after their recent news report from Ryan their son. Ryan Moore and Nellysa Waldron are engaged to be married in March. The couple was introduced by Dale and Janece Pollock and everyone is very happy for the new couple and wish them well. Dustin and Shiloh Leslie came down from Montana for the Thanksgiving Holiday and
to visit with family. While they were here Dustin Baptized and Confirmed nephew Clay Gray. Clay was very excited and he is the son of James and Sylvana Gray of Henrieville. Attending were Randall and Dianna Leslie, grandparents of Tropic, Dee & Janie Pollock grandparents of Henrieville and Linda Gray a grandmother of Henrieville. It was a great day for Clay and his family. Milton and Brenda Rose had a big family gathering for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wynona Henderson had her family home to celebrate Thanksgiving and give some loving support to Logann Eagar. It was a very nice time together. The Henrieville Town lighting program will be held on December 6th. Klinton Chynoweth, Carlon Johnson and Nathan Platt all of the Bishopric were the speakers in Henrieville. Well I guess winter is here and the white stuff laying around is proof of that. Sure hope all who had to travel did so in safety. Have a great week and please call or email your news to me. Thanks VS
December 1, 2016
Fishing Report from the Division of Wildlife Resource for the Southern Region
BAKER RESERVOIR: (November 23) The water level has come up and rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing is best at Baker during the fall, winter and spring when the water is cooler. In addition to rainbow trout, you can find some large brown trout here. BARKER RESERVOIRS (NORTH CREEK LAKES): (November 23) Some of the Boulder Mountain lakes closed to fishing on November 1. Make sure you read the Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go to see which lakes are closed. Note: The lakes are listed under individual names, and not Boulder Mountain Lakes. Expect snow and difficult access after recent storms. Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year on Boulder Mountain. The cooling weather triggers fish to feed actively to add extra weight before winter. Fallspawning species — like brook, tiger and splake trout — also go through pre- and post-spawn aggression that can lead to great fishing success. Continue using your preferred techniques, but look for actively cruising fish near shore. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's or Kastmasters. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers. Cut bait and frozen minnows are especially effective for predatory tigers and splake — unless they are in spawning mode. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and bead head nymphs along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Egg patterns are worth a try for the actively spawning fish that won't touch anything else. BEAVER MOUNTAIN LAKES: (November 23) Fair to good fishing is reported at Kent's, LaBaron and Puffer lakes. BEAVER RIVER, LOWER: (November 23) Irrigation releases have ended so the water level is low. Step lightly and approach pools carefully to avoid spooking fish. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. BEAVER RIVER, UPPER: (November 23) Small brown and rainbow trout are abundant. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Don't hesitate to hit some of the higher tributaries, like Merchant Creek. BOULDER MOUNTAIN:
(November 23) Some of the Boulder Mountain lakes closed to fishing on November 1. Make sure you read the Utah Utah Fishing Guidebook before you go to see which lakes are closed. Note: The lakes are listed under individual names, and not Boulder Mountain Lakes. Expect snow and the possibility of difficult access after recent storms. Fall provides some of the best fishing of the year on Boulder Mountain. The cooling weather triggers fish to feed actively to add extra weight before winter. Fall-spawning species — like brook, tiger and splake trout — also go through pre- and postspawn aggression that can lead to great fishing success. Continue using your preferred techniques, but look for actively cruising fish near shore. Spin anglers should try marabou jigs, tube jigs, Gulp minnows, spinners, Jake's or Kastmasters. Bait anglers should focus on natural baits like nightcrawlers. Cut bait and frozen minnows are especially effective for predatory tigers and splake — unless they are in spawning mode. Fly anglers should bring an assortment of streamers, terrestrials and bead head nymphs along with your favorite dry patterns. Most of the Boulder lakes are full of freshwater shrimp, so scuds are a must in your fly box. Egg patterns are worth a try for the actively spawning fish that won't touch anything else. CLEAR CREEK: (November 23) The restoration of Bonneville cutthroat trout is complete in the drainage, and anglers are now reaping the benefits. You can find catchable-sized fish throughout the entire stream. Some of the tributaries — including Mill, Fish and Shingle creeks — will also provide good fishing opportunities. Anglers report good to excellent fishing. DUCK CREEK POND / ASPEN MIRROR LAKE: (November 23) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked in both lakes. Duck Creek Pond also received some catchablesized tiger trout this year. EAST FORK SEVIER RIVER IN KINGSTON CANYON: (November 23) The stream flow is down to about 17 cubic feet per second. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. EAST FORK SEVIER RIVER, BLACK CANYON: (November 23) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. EAST FORK SEVIER
RIVER, UPPER: (November 23) The upper East Fork Sevier River and many of its tributaries hold good populations of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Look for mostly small fish, though anglers can catch an occasional big brown just above Tropic Reservoir. These streams are perfect for honing your fly fishing skills. Hopper-dropper combos and other terrestrials can be particularly effective. Spin fishers can do well with small, flashy spinners. FISH LAKE: (November 23) The marinas have started to ice over on cold nights, so launching a boat is becoming more difficult. Ice on the main body of the lake is a month away. Many rainbow trout, as well as some large brown trout, have been caught from shore near the mouth of Twin Creeks recently. Check current conditions by calling the Fish Lake Lodge at 435638-1000 before you go. FREMONT RIVER: (November 23) Irrigation releases from Johnson Reservoir have ended, so water flows have dropped. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing for brown trout with midge patterns, hare's ears, caddis nymphs and streamers. Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Call the Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. KOOSHAREM RESERVOIR: (November 23) There are no recent fishing reports, but catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. LOWER BOWNS RESERVOIR: (November 23) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports fast fishing for aggressive rainbow trout by casting leech patterns from a float tube. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. MAMMOTH CREEK: (November 23) Brown trout get aggressive in the fall as they prepare to spawn. Streamer patterns, spinners and flashy lures can produce well. You may also want to try egg patterns. Call the Circle Valley Anglers fly shop at 435- 577-2168 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. MILL MEADOW RESERVOIR: (November 23) The reservoir is slowly filling. The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports that brown trout are aggressively chasing brown, black and olive streamers. Fishing is best on calm days with little wind. Call the shop at 435-616-2319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing
reports. NAVAJO LAKE: (November 23) Rainbow trout are very aggressive right now because they are feeding actively before winter. If you're targeting splake, try fishing with cut bait or frozen minnows. The easiest way to get some bait is to catch a chub (use small pieces of nightcrawlers or even small nymphs) then cut it up into chunks about a half inch inch across. PANGUITCH LAKE: (November 23) The water is cooling down quickly. The algae are dying off and the water clarity is improving. Although the lake level is higher than it was last fall, there are still a lot of weeds in the shallow areas, especially on the south shore. You'll want to concentrate on steeper banks if fishing from the shore. Rainbow trout were stocked recently, so you're likely to catch lots of small fish if using PowerBait or nightcrawlers. Trolling flashy lures has produced good to excellent results for rainbows and a few cutthroat — the key is slow speed (only 1 to 1.5 mph). Shore fishing for rainbows has been a little tougher because of the weeds. Fall is one of the best times of year to target large, hungry cutthroat, tiger and rainbow trout from shore. Try fishing with tube jigs, Gulp minnows, cut bait or frozen minnows. Many of these fish will be in the slot and will have to be released. If you're fishing with bait, use large, single hooks and set the hook immediately to ensure more fish are hooked in the mouth. If the fish swallows the hook, cut the line rather than pulling it out. PINE LAKE: (November 23) Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Fishing should be fair to good. THOUSAND LAKE MOUNTAIN: (November 23) The Quiet Fly Fisher fly shop reports good to excellent fishing with brown and olive streamers, and caddis in both nymphs and dries. Call the shop at 435- 6162319 for up-to-date conditions and fishing reports. TROPIC RESERVOIR: (November 23) We haven't received any recent angler reports. WIDE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: (November 23) We haven't received any recent angler reports. YANKEE MEADOW RESERVOIR: (November 23) The water level is fairly low. Fly anglers can pick up some nice brook trout by dragging streamers in dark colors slowly across the bottom. — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
O bituaries Cecil Dawn Porter ESCALANTE Cecil Dawn Houston Porter, 90, passed away November 22, 2016 in Riverton. She was born May 31, 1926 in Panguitch to Arthur Quince and Iva Ann Sevy Houston. After 15 years, she is finally reunited with her eternal sweetheart, Que Allen Porter. They were married on March 22, 1945, in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was solemnized on January 30, 1953 in the Logan Temple. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2001. Cecil Dawn will be remembered as a great mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family. A member of the LDS Church, Cecil Dawn was involved in RS, Primary, and YW. She loved to have her home and visiting teachers come to visit. She was a long-time visiting teacher as well. She was also a member of PTA and DUP. She is survived by her children: Sandra Porter, Escalante; Joyce Muir, Panguitch; Allen Porter, St, George; Blaine (Nancy) Porter, Escalante; and Lorie (Dave) Walters, West Valley City; 20 grandchildren, 38½ great-grandchildren; and 5 great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Shirel (VeOra) Houston, Layton. She was also preceded in death by her parents; greatgreat-grandson, Kynadee Porter; siblings: Sevy (Florence) Whipple, Emma Houston, Arthur (Barbara) Houston, Verda (Jim) Oldham, Sarah (Jim) Little, Blaine (Audrey) Houston, Margaret (Chuck) Dopito. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Escalante 1st Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Wild Turkeys Doing Well in Utah
Opportunity for Public Input on Black Bear Hunting Regulations for 2017
Utah has a thriving population of wild turkeys. And winter is a great time to view them. SOUTHERN UTAH Did you know that Utah is home to a thriving population of wild turkeys? And that Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to get out and see them in the wild? Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says Utah has a large population of wild turkeys. "It's tough to get a solid estimate on the number of birds," he says, "but based on the number of male turkeys hunters took this past spring, we estimate that about 25,000 turkeys live in Utah." Winter is a great time to see them, Thanksgiving is not only a great time to gather around the table and enjoy feasting on turkey — it also marks the start of the best time of the year to see turkeys in the wild. "Right around the
Thanksgiving holiday," Robinson says, "turkeys start congregating at lower elevations. Agricultural fields, and areas near rivers and streams, are some of the best places to find them. Slopes that are on the south side of hills and mountains are also good places to look." Turkeys usually stay in these lower elevation areas until March. Then, as the snow melts and the temperature climbs, the birds travel to higher elevations to breed and nest. Robinson says April is probably the most exciting time to watch turkeys. "During April," he says, "the males are in their bright, colorful breeding plumage. Watching them strut and gobble, as they try to draw the attention of female turkeys, is one of the most interesting and exciting things you'll see in nature."
Town & County MEETING Board GARFIELD COUNTY Garfield County office hours are Mon-Fri 9-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Commission meets the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 10am in the commission chambers, 55 S. Main St., Panguitch. Agenda deadline: noon Friday before meetings. Clerk: Camille Moore, email@example.com. 435-676-1120. Antimony - Antimony Town Council meetings are 1st Thursdays at 7pm at the Civic Center. Clerk: Roma Henrie, firstname.lastname@example.org. 435-624-3488. Boulder - Boulder Town office hours: Mon 11-1, Wed 1-2. Council meetings are 1st Thursdays, 7pm at Community Center. Agenda Deadline: 48 hours before the meeting. Clerk: Judy Davis, email@example.com. 435-335-7300. Bryce - Bryce Canyon City Council meetings are 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10am at the public safety building. City manager Jean Seiler, firstname.lastname@example.org. 435-231-1603. Cannonville - Cannonville Town Council meetings are 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm., email@example.com, 435-679-8784 Escalante - Escalante City office hours are Mon-Thurs 8-4, Fri 8-noon. Council meetings are 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6pm at the city council chambers. City recorder: Stephanie Steed, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-826-4644 Hatch - Hatch Town Council meetings are 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm at Hatch Town Hall. Clerk: Jacie Torgerson, email@example.com 435-735-4364 Henrieville - Henrieville Town office hours are Mon-Fri 10-4. Council meetings are 2nd Thursdays at 7pm at the Town Hall. Clerk: Marie Jagger, firstname.lastname@example.org 435-6798581. Panguitch - Panguitch City office hours are Mon-Fri 8-5. Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the city offices. Agenda deadline: Noon Thursdays before meetings. Manager: Lori Talbot, email@example.com 435-6768585. Tropic - Tropic Town office hours are Mon-Fri 8-2. Council meetings are the 2nd Thursdays at 6pm at Tropic Town Heritage Center. Agenda deadline: 1st Thursday. Clerk: Marie Neimann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-679-8713. WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County office hours are Mon-Fri 9-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Commission meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10am in the Wayne County Courthouse, 18 S. Main., Loa. Agenda deadline Thursdays before noon. Clerk: Ryan Torgerson, ryan@wayne. utah.gov, 435-836-1300 Bicknell - Bicknell Town council meetings are 1st Thursdays at 6pm (7pm May-November), Bicknell Town Hall. Agenda deadline 1st Tuesdays at noon. Clerk: Connie Durfey, bicknelltown@ scinternet.net, 435-425-3315 Hanksville - Hanksville Town office hours are Tues-Thurs 10-2. Council meetings are the first Thursday of each month, at 7pm in the Hanksville Town Hall. Agenda deadline: 1st Mondays. Clerk: Lisa Wells, 435-542-3451. Loa - Loa Town office hours are Mon-Thurs 10-5. Council meetings are 2nd Thursdays at 8 pm in Loa Town Hall. Agenda deadline: 2nd Tuesdays by noon. Clerk: Michelle Brian, 435836-2160. Lyman - Lyman Town Council meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lyman Town Hall. Clerk: Dortha Chappell. 435-836-2346.Mayor Clenn Okerlund 435-836-2826. email@example.com Torrey - Torrey Town office hours are Wed-Thurs 10-4. Council meetings are 2nd Thursdays at 6:30pm at Torrey Town Hall. Agenda deadline: 1st Thursdays by noon. Clerk: Paula Pace, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-425-3600
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Robinson says turkeys are a little more difficult to find in April, though. To find them, travel to higher elevations, and then look for three things: large cottonwood or Ponderosa pine trees the birds can roost in, thick brush the birds can feed and hide in, and water. "Sometimes," he says, "you'll even see them as you're driving along a road. It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time." Even though Utah's turkey population is thriving, the state still has room for more birds. And DWR biologists are working hard to fill the available space. In winter 2015–2016, biologists moved 1,627 turkeys from areas in Utah where the birds are doing well to areas in the state that have room for more birds. If you'd like to hunt wild turkeys next spring, it's time to start preparing for the hunts. Applications for limited-entry hunting permits will be accepted at wildlife.utah.gov starting Nov. 30. If you apply for a limited-entry permit, but don't draw one, you can still hunt turkeys next spring. Permits for Utah's general spring turkey hunt go on sale Feb. 23. For the 2016 hunts, Robinson says 11,489 hunters applied for the 4,190 limited-entry permits that were available. In addition, a total of 7,522 hunters bought an over-the-counter permit for the spring general turkey hunt. The general hunt started just a few days after the limited-entry hunt ended. Robinson says 47 percent of those who drew a limited-entry permit took a turkey. The success rate among general season hunters was 26 percent. "Both of those success rates are really good," he says If you have questions about hunting or viewing turkeys in Utah, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700. —Division of Wildlife Resources
“A few years ago, we SOUTHERN UTAH - utah.gov/dwr/rac-members. began implementing new Healthy black bear popula- html. tions and a need to protect The group each RAC strategies to manage bears,” livestock might lead to more member represents (sports- Robinson says. “We feel hunting opportunities in man, non-consumptive, etc.) those strategies are working: southeastern Utah next year. is listed under each person’s bear populations are being Biologists with the Division email address. You should di- kept within the sideboards of Wildlife Resources are rect your email to the people of Utah’s bear management recommending a slight in- on the RAC who represent plan, and we’re seeing fewer conflicts between bears and crease in the number of bear your interest. hunting permits offered for Utah has a healthy, ro- people.” In addition to giving that part of the state. bust population of black For the rest of Utah, the bears, says Rusty Robinson, more hunters a chance to number of permits biologists wildlife biologist with the hunt bears, Robinson says are recommending is similar DWR. “Over the past three providing more permits to 2016. years,” he says, “the state’s should help reduce the numYou can see all of the bi- bear population has grown by ber of bears that are preying on cattle and sheep. ologists’ recommendations at about 4 percent each year.” For the 2017 season, www.wildlife.utah.gov/pubRobinson says bears lic_meetings. are doing especially well biologists are recommendAfter you’ve reviewed in southeastern Utah. And ing 46 additional permits to the ideas at www.wildlife. that’s the area where biolo- hunt on limited-entry units utah.gov/public_meetings, gists would like to give more in Utah. Almost all of the adyou can let your Regional hunters a chance to hunt in ditional permits are for areas in southeastern Utah where Advisory Council members 2017. know your thoughts by atRobinson says popula- the number of bears is growtending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them. R A C chairmen will share the input they receive with members of the Utah Wildlife Board. The board will meet in Salt Lake City on lynn ChaMberlaIn, utah dIvIsIon oF WIldlIFe resourCes Jan. 3, 2017 to approve rules Black bears are doing very well in Utah and the numbers are growing. for Utah’s 2017 black bear hunting sea- tion indicators in the Utah ing rapidly or where bears son. Black Bear Management are coming into conflict with Dates, times and loca- Plan help biologists recom- livestock. Robinson points out tions for the RAC meetings mend permit numbers. The are as follows: indicators measure how the that adding 46 permits does Central Region bear population is doing not mean 46 additional bears Dec. 6 and whether the number of will be taken. “About 46 percent of 6:30 p.m. hunting permits should be Springville Civic Center increased, decreased or re- the hunters with limited-en110 S. Main St. main the same. The indica- try permits end up taking a Springville tors also help ensure Utah’s bear,” he says. “Based on the Northern Region bear population stays healthy past success rate, adding 46 Dec. 7 by keeping plenty of female permits would likely result 6 p.m. bears in the population. in about 22 additional bears Brigham City Community You can review the plan at being taken.” —Division of Wildlife Center www.wildlife.utah.gov/bear/ Resources 24 N. 300 W. pdf/2011_bear_plan.pdf. Brigham City Southern Region Dec. 13 5 p.m. Sevier School District Office 180 E. 600 N. Richfield Southeastern Region Dec. 14 6:30 p.m. John Wesley Powell Museum 1765 E. Main St. Green River Northeastern Region Dec. 15 6:30 p.m. DWR Northeastern Region Office 318 N. Vernal Ave. Vernal You can also provide your comments to your RAC via email. Email addresses for your RAC members are available at www.wildlife.
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LegaL Notices 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 DECEMBER 28, 2016. Please visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)-538-7240 for additional information. NEW APPLICATION(S) 89-1677 (A80756): David Shane Stubbs propose(s) using 1.73 ac-ft. from groundwater (Sheep Creek Area) for STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 61-3094(a42149): Joseph O. Mead propose(s) using 0.0033 cfs or 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (Otter Creek Reservoir) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on DECEMBER 1 and 8, 2016
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS GARFIELD COUNTY Separate and sealed bids from qualified bidders for the Cannonville Irrigation EWP Project will be received by Garfield County Public Works Department on or before 3:00P.M., Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at the Commission Chambers of the Garfield County Courthouse in Panguitch, Utah. They will then be publicly opened and read aloud. Garfield County is a tax-exempt local government and reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Contractors may obtain plans and specifications for a cost of $20 per copy from the Garfield County Public Works Department located at 55 South Main, P.O. Box 77, Panguitch, UT 84759, phone (435) 676-1101. Prospective bidders may be required to demonstrate qualified status by documenting successful completion of similar type and size work and listing equipment and personnel to be used on the project. Demonstration of the bidder's qualified status shall be provided upon the County’s request Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, & 24 AND DECEMBER 1, 2016
PUBLIC HEARING TROPIC TOWN A Public Hearing will be held Dec 1, 2016 at 6 pm in the Heritage Center 20 North Main Tropic Utah to discuss a zone change NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING for 13.6 acres owned by Southpine Rentals. Currently zoned agGARFIELD COUNTY A Public Hearing on the Garfield County Budget for the cal- riculture proposed change to general commercial for the developendar year 2017 will be held before the Garfield County Commis- ment of an RV/Tents campsites. For more information contact the town office 435-679-8713 sion at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the CommisMon-Fri 8 am to 2 pm sion Chambers at the Garfield County Courthouse in Panguitch. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on Anyone wishing to examine the tentative budget may do so at the NOVEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 1, 2016 County Clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Camille A. Moore, Auditor/Clerk, Garfield County Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on DECEMBER 1 and 8, 2016 NOTICE OF BUDGET OPENING GARFIELD COUNTY Garfield County will hold a Budget Hearing, Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. at the Garfield County Courthouse in Panguitch for the purpose of opening the budget for the year ending December 31, 2016. At that time, adjustments will be made to accept unanticipated revenues and adjust expenditures as needed. Camille A. Moore, Auditor/Clerk, Garfield County Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on DECEMBER 1 and 8, 2016
PUBLIC HEARING PAUNSAUGUNT CLIFFS SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT Paunsaugunt Cliffs Special Service District will hold a public hearing on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Town of Hatch Community Center, 49 West Center in Hatch, Utah for a budget opening of the December 31, 2016 budget and to adopt the December 31, 2017 budget. The public may inspect the December 31, 2017 budget at the Town of Hatch Community Center. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on DECEMBER 1 and 8, 2016
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HELP WANTED Wayne Community Health Center is looking for a part- time HOUSEKEEPER/FRONT DESK person for the clinic in Bicknell. Housekeeping includes mopping, vacuuming, cleaning walls, equipment and bathrooms. This is done Monday through Saturday and duties will be shared with another employee. The front desk aspect will be making appointments, answering phones, taking payments, medical records/copies and computer data entry (this will also involve insurance data entry) and working 1 Saturday a month, helps patients in distress by responding to emergencies. Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information. Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. It will be 1 to 2+ days at the front desk initially and then PRN + 1 day a week. This position will work around 1530 hrs a week. You will need to be able to pass a back ground check and to be self-motivated to complete all tasks. Please send resume to Evan Christensen at Wayne Community Health Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org . This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
WAYNE COUNTY - PEACE OFFICERS Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications to fill 2 part time positions. Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. Friday December 9th, 2016. Minimum Qualifications: Must pass Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T), Pre-entrance exam. P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer is preferred, High School Diploma, Utah Resident, Must pass drug screening and background check, Must pass an oral interview and written test, Physical fitness requirements, Be skilled in and committed to accurate and timely reporting, Understands and has the ability to implement investigative procedures, People skills a MUST…enjoys working with others, is pleasant, helpful, patient and fair. Salary depends on qualifications and experience. For more information, please contact: Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, 8 South Main, PO Box 219, Loa, UT 84747. 435-836-1308 12/8
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County will hold a public hearing to consider potential projects for which funding may be applied under the CDBG Small Cities Program for Program Year 2017. 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 begin at 1:00 P.M. on December 19th , 2016 and will be held at the Wayne County Courthouse, 18 South Main, Loa Utah 84747. Further information can be obtained by contacting Jeri Johnson at 435-836-1319. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this hearing should notify Ryan Torgerson at 435836-1300 at the Wayne County Courthouse 18 South Main, Loa Utah 84747 at least three days prior to the hearing. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah:1.888.346.3162. Ryan Torgerson, Wayne County Clerk/Auditort Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on DECEMBER 1, 2016
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Year-End Tax Moves That Could Save You Money by nathanIel sIllIn
The end of the year is approaching and between visiting friends and family and celebrating the holidays, your taxes may be the last thing on your mind. However, putting off tax preparation until later could be a costly mistake. While tax season doesn't start until mid-January, if you want to affect the return you file in 2017, you'll need to make some tax moves before the end of 2016. You might make this a yearly tradition – while there may be slight alterations in the rules or numbers from one year to the next, many of the fundamentals behind tax-saving advice remain the same. Sell losing investments and offset capital gains or income. Do you have property, stocks or other investments that have dropped in value and you're considering offloading? If you sell the investments before the end of the year, you can use the lost value to offset capital gains (profits from capital assets). Excess losses can offset up to $3,000 from ordinary taxable income and be rolled over to following years. Optimize your charitable contributions. Many people make an annual tradition of donating their time and money to support charitable causes. It's a noble thing to do and could come with a tax benefit. The value of your donation to a qualified charitable organization, minus the value of anything you receive in re-
turn, could offset your taxable income. Charitable contributions are deductible if you itemize deductions. However, most taxpayers find it best to take the standard deduction – $12,600 for married people filing jointly, $9,300 for heads of households and $6,300 for single or married people filing separately for the 2016 tax year. If it's best for you to take the standard deduction for 2016 but you think you may itemize your deductions next year, consider holding off until the new year to make the donations. Defer your income to next year. You might be able to lower your taxable income for 2016 by delaying some of your pay until after the New Year. Employees could ask their employer to send a holiday bonus or December's commission in January. It could be easier for contractors and the self-employed to defer their income since for them, it's as simple as waiting to send an invoice. Don't let FSA savings go to waste. Employer-sponsored Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) let employees contribute pre-tax money into their FSA accounts, meaning you don't have to pay income tax on the money. FSA funds can be spent on qualified medical and dental procedures, such as prescription medications, bandages or crutches and deductible or copays. FSA funds that you don't use by the end of the year could
get forfeited. However, employers can give employees a two-and-a-half month grace period or allow employees to roll over up to $500 per year. Check with your employer to see if it offers one of these exemptions, and make a plan to use your remaining FSA funds before they disappear. What can wait until after January 1? Procrastinators will be pleased to hear that there are tax moves you can make after the start of the new year. You have until the tax return filing deadline, April 18 in 2017, to make 2016-tax-year contributions to a traditional IRA. The money you add could offset your income, and you'll be saving for retirement – a double win. The maximum contribution you can make is $5,500 ($6,500 if you're 50 or older) for the 2016 tax year. However, the deductible amount depends on your income and eligibility for an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Bottom line. Don't wait for the tax season to start to take stock of your situation and get your finances in order. While there are a few tax moves that can wait, what you do between now and the end of the year could have a significant impact on your return. Nathaniel Sillin directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Practical Money Skills on Twitter: www. twitter.com/PracticalMoney.
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