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Four longtime friends were hiking in the hills of western Hemet last month as they often did, doing what young boys do - fearlessly hurtling themselves over boulders and chucking rocks as far as they could throw them. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express One, Nick DiCarlo, a slender, adventurous 12-year-old and avid bicycle rider with a ducktail, peered into a crevice and saw an upside-down bottle covered by pebbles. He dusted aside the debris and pulled out a 4-inch-high container with a short neck and a cork plugging the top. Phil Rico, father of two of the boys who was along for the hike behind Tahquitz High School, had jokingly wondered whether there could be a message in the bottle -- too much of a cliché to be The Crawford family, from Vernal, are true, of course, but what would it hurt to look? traveling to Hemet to retrieve the bottle. But Nick, more interested in breaking the bottle than studying it, was preparing to dash it upon the rocks below. “It makes a (William Wilson Lewis III/The Press-Enterprise)

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happen to be one who has lost their job. Matthews began his long career by earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado. He has advised presidents and governors. If anyone can make sense of the jumble that is American economics today, its Dr. Matthews. Using a recent Wells Fargo US Economic Forecast he attempted to provide a partial picture of the state of the economy. “The real gross domestic product (GDP) figures offer a proxy for the overall health of the economy,” says Matthews. “Looking at the first quarter of 2009, GDP was in negative territory minus-6.4 percent, but by the forth quarter GDP was a positive 5.7.” To Matthews, the figures say we have cautiously turned the corner. “Cautiously yes, because the numbers for real final sales and net inventory reduction show a slowing in sales,” he says, “which

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Kelly Matthews speaking on Wednesday at the 7th Annual Diversified Agriculture Conference in Vernal. A 36-year veteran economist for First Security and Wells Fargo Banks, Matthews explained the future of Utah’s economy. (Mary Bernard/Vernal Express)

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If you think back a year ago, the stock market hit bottom and we’ve been trying to get up from that low point ever since. “The silver bullet has not been identified yet to fully repair the economy,” says Kelly Matthews on Wednesday. “But when you face a financial calamity, stave it off, and survive, well that’s pretty good.” Matthews, keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Diversified Agriculture Conference in Vernal, knows economics. He’s a 36-year veteran economist for First Security and Wells Fargo Banks. Matthew’s tough words were greeted with chagrin by the audience filled with elected officials and agricultural professionals from across the state. “Since March 6, 2009 we’ve had a 75 percent bounce back from a huge decline in market value,” he continued. Even so, it doesn’t really reflect the underlying economic urgency of the situation – back then or now. Especially if you

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The following is part four of a series of personal accounts provided by recovering addicts who have benefited from Uintah County’s Meth-No-More Program.

Addicts’ lives are ruled by their addiction, so too, are the lives of their families. When Joey’s (not her real name) dad and mom brought her to Meth-No-More, they were worn out emotionally and financially. To them, no amount of money could replace the daughter they wanted healed. “Your dad was a broken man when he brought you here,” says Kit Yack, program coordinator.

“He said it was Meth-No-More or the state hospital in Provo.” Joey, sober for about a year, shows little trace of the grasp that alcohol addiction once held on her. “Meth-No-More has been a miracle for me,” Joey says. “When my parents brought me in I was drunk. I’d been drunk for three days after losing my job, my husband, and my son.” She adds “only death was going to stop me from drinking” Joey was at rock bottom when she met Yack. “I did not see myself quitting,” confesses Joey. “Kit helped me build my ‘recipe,’ that’s what I call my recovery options.” Her three-day binge culminated a long sad path ending

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Note in bottle Continued from A1 cool sound when you throw it and it pops,” he said. Before Nick could heave it, however, Rico cried out: “Wait -- there’s a note in there.” The note, on 5-by-7-inch paper now brittle, was neatly rolled and tied by a thin string. It was a “weird” find, said Dominic Rico, 14, who was joined by brother Alex, 12. “We thought it was a time capsule,” said Victor DiCarlo, 13. Phil Rico tentatively unfurled the note to read: Hemet, Calif. Jan. 22, 1938 Watson Gilmore Jr. and I (Jack Crawford) on the night of Jan. 21, and 22 of 1938, at midnight

climbed this hill, to dispose of “good luck charms.” On the night of Jan. 22, 1938, at this same hour, we retrieved our “Good Luck Charms.” Sighned by Jack Crawford Watson Gilmore Jr. P.S. Blame Foolishness!!!! Foo + Goo Gilmore, 89, remembers being a young boy like Nick. Gilmore and his pal Jack -- his closest neighbor, about a quarter-mile down the road -- lived near the intersection of Sanderson and Menlo avenues on Hemet’s west side. “We were good friends,” Gilmore said. “We used to do a lot of dumb stuff.” They hiked in the hills a mile away, threw rocks, shot rab-

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bits and built bonfires down by the San Jacinto River to roast weenies. His mother would send them off with a jug of juice while his father farmed the alfalfa fields and tended to the eight horses and six mules. ‘Country kids’ “We were just country kids,” Gilmore said. He was the serious one. Crawford was always playing jokes on others. They were in the same classes at Hemet High School, where Gilmore was a center on the Bulldogs’ California Interscholastic Federation championship football team. They graduated in 1939. “Hemet High School has been there forever,” Gilmore said, “and we are the only ones that won a CIF championship. Heh heh heh.” Gilmore and Crawford entered the service soon after, Gilmore the Marines and Crawford the Navy. Gilmore enlisted in 1942 at age 22. He served as a gunner aboard fighter planes in the South Pacific and fought at Guadalcanal during World War II. Sgt. Gilmore earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and six air medals. He served for nine years, and then fought in Korea as a reserve. “I killed a lot of people,” he said regretfully. Crawford, he said, worked for Douglas Aircraft upon leaving the Navy before dying in the

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1950s. Gilmore, meanwhile, was embarking on two new parallel careers. He was a police officer in Hemet for five years before working as a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy for 25. For 52 years, he played various parts in “Ramona,” the outdoor play that opened in 1923, three years after Gilmore was born. He was Juan Canito, Jim Farrar, Felipe, a Spanish dancer and a rock Indian. His wife, Melba, was the longtime stage manager before her death in 2005. Gilmore made headdresses for the play and painted landscapes and portraits on canvas. He now tends a vegetable garden, watches television on a big flat screen and puts out food for neighborhood cats at his home near Hemet Valley Medical Center.

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The passage of time has stolen a few of Gilmore’s memories, such as the specifics of those good-luck charms. Or maybe some adventures and incidents weren’t important enough for a busy fighting man, police officer, artist, actor, husband and father to remember. So little wonder this week when a visitor turned back the clock 72 years, and Gilmore could only vaguely remember one of the “dumb” things he and Crawford did, when as 17-year-olds they hiked the same hill the DiCarlos and Ricos now frequent, when they left behind a moment in

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Meth No More Continued from A1 with being booted from her Arizona home and sent to her parent’s Vernal home. “I was so sick, I couldn’t get off the bathroom floor,” she says. Looking back she says her journey into addiction began by stealing her parent’s booze at 13, partying through her teens, and binging through her 20’s. “In my 30s I was drinking around the clock and by 38, I was told the alcohol left me with three months to live,” Joey says, whose trip home came after that diagnosis. Still, no wake up call for Joey. Sound unreasonable? “Not really,” says Yack. “The average age that teens start alcohol is 13 or drugs at about 14 years in age. Addicts learn their life-coping skills through their addiction.” The anxiety of youth, the absence of constructive coping skills, the urge to fit in – their youthful start sets them up for inevitable failure. Joey tried to dial-back her binging on her own, but for every difficulty she faced in life her answer was booze. “I’d cope by drinking at home or at work, everywhere,” she says, “I tried rehab and 12-step meetings, but I wasn’t ready. By the time I came to Kit, I was desperate and ready.” “It’s funny, here I was in a big city where I couldn’t get clean and sober,”she said. “Then I come back to ‘podunk’ Vernal and find job category by 2012. “Utah arguably had the strongest economy in the U.S. in 2006-2007,” says Matthews, “faired better than most states with a state-wide average unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in 2009.” It may take more than time to heal the jobless rate in the Uintah Basin. Matthews cites the percent of overall change in Basin employment as minus 17 percent from Dec. 2008 to Dec. 2009. The dramatic drop attributable to the demise of the oil and gas extraction industry in the Basin. Matthews diplomatically brushes politics aside saying only that time will tell if a change in administration will advance recovery. mbernard@vernal.com

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“We were good friends, we used to do a lot of dumb stuff.” Watson Gilmore Jr.

the tools that I needed.” The big tools in her arsenal have been discipline and commitment, which have allowed her to bring her life back into balance. The tragedy pf Joey’s life was not being the mother to her son that she desperately wanted to be. Toward the end she was barely able to function. “My day consisted of getting out of bed and crawling to the bathroom,” she says. “At 5:30 a.m. I’d make myself a stiff drink to pull myself together and get my child off to school.” Drinking all day left Joey unable to go to soccer matches or other activities her son and husband attended. Little wonder she says the marriage dissolved. Joey’s family took a backseat to her addiction, which is something Cheri (not her real name) knew from personal experience. In Cheri’s case she was desperate to help her addict daughter and three grandchildren. “I’d have moved heaven and earth to help her,” says Cheri, recently back from a mutli-state drive to retrieve her daughter from an abusive relationship. “But, she’s here now in treatment and will have to help herself.” Cheri, eight years clean and sober herself, has known Yack for many years. “I go to her church,” she says. “I knew I could count on Kit and the Meth-No-More program.” Both Cheri and Joey know the pain of addiction and the hard work required to climb back from its grip. Both have hope for the future. Joey summed it up best, saying “I’m comfortable in my skin now, it’s not perfect, but it’s better.” Meth-No-More is the brainchild of Uintah County’s Commission, Attorney’s Office, and Sheriff’s Department and is celebrating its first successful year of operation. They offer referral for addiction to the Northeastern Counseling Center or other rehabilitation centers throughout the State. Kit Yack and the Meth-NoMore Program is housed in the Uintah County Building at 152 E. Main, in Vernal, 781-5374. mbernard@vernal.com

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their lives that wouldn’t be shared for decades. When they left behind that message in a bottle. Phil Rico and the boys aren’t sure what they’ll do with the treasure they found Jan. 30. They wanted to give it to Gilmore, but he said he doesn’t want it. His advice? “Hide it.” Rico likes that idea. Maybe the boys will write their own letter about their own hike and stick it in the bottle with the note written by Crawford, returning it to the rocky hill where another group of young adventurers may again one day make a shocking discovery of a mysterious message. “It’s really something,” Gilmore allowed. “I wish I could remember what the hell it was all about.” Reach Brian Rokos at 951-7633464 or brokos@PE.com

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Vernal resident Beau Searle was transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center and later, airlifted to Salt Lake for further assessment after rolling his pickup truck. The accident occurred on 2500 East near 3000 South around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. Witnesses say Searle, 24, was southbound on 2500 east at a high rate of speed when he attempted to pass another vehicle. Searle’s vehicle traveled off the right shoulder of the road upon re-entering the southbound lane and rolled. sliding into a patch of trees and came to rest on its roof. Searle sustained lacerations to his head and face. Investigators believe that speed and alcohol were both factors in the accident. At this time the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the crash.

According to Tucker’s inves- would be unlikely to pay restitutigation, Jon then went back tion which is estimated currently into the basement and retrieved to be over $25,000, as he has no a black-powder pistol. After re- job. turning upstairs, he and Robert For his part, Gale said, “I A test run of Uintah County’s Management] received 200 calls struggled over the gun. It went realize what I did was wrong. I Emergency Management Code from residents.” off, injuring Robert in the neck, want to get this behind me, so I Red All Call System on Feb. Both she and Central DisTucker said. can be a dad, repay the victims, 3 identified “glitches in the patch were overwhelmed by the system,” says Michelle Dana, response, saying “in the future Robert then wrestled the pis- and apologize to them.” she would definitely stress the tol away from Jon, and used it to In his November plea hearing emergency manager. hit his brother in the head, caus- Gale told the Court, “I wasn’t Dana told the Uintah County non-emergency nature of the ing it to bleed. Robert dropped arrested in the one-month-long commission on Monday, Feb. phone test and speak more slowly the gun and drove to the house crime spree I turned myself 22, “the test was done to review to offer greater clarity.” of his sister, who took him to in,” partly because of a guilty Code Red’s All Call performance Not only did the test demonUintah Basin Medical Center for conscience, fear that someone in case of an emergency....to see strate problems with the highspeed nature of the notification treatment. would turn him in, and because how it works.” Code Red is an emergency system, but too, the limits of the Jon picked up the gun and of his impending fatherhood. hid it, then attempted to clean He also received sentencing notification program purchased county’s road map Geographical the mess. When police arrived, on two other cases related to pos- by Uintah County using Home- Information System, or GIS. there was blood on the inside session of a dangerous weapon land Security funds. It is a Commissioner Mike McKee walls of the house, Tucker said. by a restricted person and at- communications platform that expressed “concern for the sys Jon was taken by police to tempted purchase of a firearm by allows rapid contact in case of tem that was bought because of its high-speed capability of 1,000 UBMC, and later he was charged a restricted person; both class A an emergency. The test run required Code calls per minute” but had to be with aggravated assault causing misdemeanors. Wednesday, Vernal Express Red’s All Call to dial 1,000 phone scaled back. serious bodily injury to another, March Judge 3, A. 2010 Lynn -Payne quesa second-degree felony; and tioned Gale’s motivation in numbers per minute to deliver a Dana indicated this limitapossession/use of a firearm by a confessing, saying “talked when recorded message identifying the tion, as well as others, would be restricted person, a third-degree the law was on to you. In short, call as a trial of the emergency evaluated before another test run system. was conducted. felony. Tucker said Jon was con- your motives were not pure.” victed of a felony many years ago Payne sentenced Gale to an The test run was executed A 2009 Department of Homeand was restricted from holding indeterminate period up to five at 4:15 p.m. for all areas codes land Security annual grant was and using firearms. years in the Utah State Prison within Uintah County, although presented to the Uintah County Because the two brothers live on the third-degree felony and the system is scalable to include Commission in the amount together, the incident qualifies as one year in jail for each of the all three counties of the Uintah of $427,544 on December 16. Planned application for the funds Basin. domestic violence, Tucker said, misdemeanors. and Robert is the victim consid- All of the prison term was Code Red’s notification trial includes the purchase of radios ering he was shot by the loaded suspended but for a term of nine rapidly overloaded the system for fire district and search & pistol Jon brought up from the months in the Uintah County and was forced to scale-back calls rescue responders. Persons interested in enrollbasement. Jail. Sentencing on eight of the to a rate of 500 call a minute. cases are consecutive excepting “In three attempts at notifi- ing in the Code Red notification a third-degree felony burglary cation roughly 7,388 calls were program can do so by contacting Gale sentenced in case which will run concurrent. completed,” says Dana, contact- emergency management at (435) crime spree Commitment began imme- ing either a person or a voice 781-5466 or on-line at the county website at http://www.co.uintah. diately with no credit for time messaging machine. Sentence was passed for a served. Additionally, Gale was Assessing the results of the ut.us/. string of eight burglaries, thefts, placed in six years supervised system Dana says, “my office mbernard@vernal.com and weapons cases on Brandon probation. Probation will be [Uintah County’s Emergency R. Gale, 21, in 8th District Court terminated after three years, if on Feb. 17. restitution is paid in full. Gale’s crime spree took place mbernard@vernal.com between April and May last year Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express in which he took soft drink maStop. Drop. And go. chines from a convenience store Your people will handle the rest. in Jensen, from Sam’s Auto Body in Vernal, and from Superior Lube in Naples. He was also sentenced for two burglary break-ins at the Coke Plant in Vernal and the theft of a Yamaha 4-Wheeler from a For the second consecutive year Uintah County commissionThe H & R Block Drop-off service. Come in today. private owner. Charges resulted in two ers signed a letter addressed to Your people know you’re busy. That’s why H & R Block offers convenient counts of third-degree felony all taxing entities in the county drop-off tax-preparation.1 Just drop off your tax documents at H & R Block. to resist raising taxes in the comburglary, one count third-degree A tax professional will call if any questions arise or just to tell you your felony theft, and four counts of ing year. They cite the county’s continued commitment to operclass A misdemeanor theft. taxes are finished. You come in, review the tax return and sign it. Defense attorney Richard ate with a budget as grounds for You’ve got people. You’ve got easy. Mauro told the Court that Gale others to follow suit. had “changed his ways while At Monday’s meeting comunder incarceration. He has missioner Mike McKee said “the learned to accept responsibility Uintah County Commissioner Visit the H & R Block office locations listed below. for his wrongs and acknowledges is committed not to go through truth and taxing for the coming VERNAL ROOSEVELT the pain he caused others.” Defense attorney Roland year...and will make adjustments 1067 WEST HWY 40 860 EAST 200 NORTH Uresk on Gale’s Duchesne where needed and operate within VERNAL, UT 84078 ROOSEVELT, UT 84066 County cases concurred, saying its budget.” 435-789-3335 435-725-3335 “Gale had expressed his apology At the end of December, UinMon.-Fri. 9:00-7:00 tah County officials unveiled a in a letter to the Court on Jan. 25. Brandon has stepped up to the balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 of $69,412,800 which is $8.5 plate to take responsibility.” By contrast the State’s attor- million over the previous year. At participating offices. ©2008 HRB Tax Group, Inc. ney Stephen Foote argued that Gale was a habitual criminal. 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Fight between brothers leads to shooting injury By Andre Salvail

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A Sunday morning argument between two brothers watching TV in their Roosevelt home quickly turned physical and led to a shooting injury, according to police. The altercation occurred before 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the home of Jon and Robert Workman at 611 East Lagoon. Detective Allan Tucker said the two brothers were arguing that morning when Jon, 44, threw a coffee cup at the television, breaking the screen. Jon then went down to the basement to fetch another TV, and while making his way back upstairs, Robert, 55, was waiting for him. A scuffle ensued, and the TV Jon was carrying tumbled down the stairs.

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The following individuals were arrested and had felony charges filed against them in 8th District Court last week. Individuals listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty. For the safety of law enforcement officers and process servers, listings exclude filings against individuals who have been charged, but have not been served with a summons or were not arrested and may be unaware of the charges against them. COOPER, Ashley, 19, two cases; distribute/offer/arrange distribution of a controlled substance; second-degree felony and possession of a controlled substance; second-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance; class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia; class A misdemeanor, failure to wear a seat belt or use child restraint device; infraction. MOTT, Alexander Julian, 23, two cases; distribute/offer/arrange distribution of a controlled substance; second-degree felony and possession of a controlled substance; second-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance; third-degree felony, possession of drug paraphernalia; class A misdemeanor, giving false personal identity to a peace officer; class C misdemeanor. LAWSON, Joseph Jay, 19, possession of a controlled substance; third-degree felony, possession of drug paraphernalia; class B misdemeanor, driving with measurable controlled substance; class B misdemeanor. TOMLINSON, Burns Arthur, 30, distribute/offer/arrange distribution of a controlled substance; first-degree felony. HODGES, Jeramiah Hoss, 25, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; third-degree felony, interlock restricted driver; class B misdemeanor, driving on revocation; class C misdemeanor, driving on alcohol restrictions; class B misdemeanor, drinking alcohol in vehicle; class C misdemeanor. PETERSON, Beau Jay, 20, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; third-degree felony, driving on revocation; class C misdemeanor, interlock restricted driver; class B misdemeanor, failure to report a reportable accident; class C

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misdemeanor, unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor; class B misdemeanor, driving on alcohol restrictions; class B misdemeanor. PICKERING, Robert Vincent, 33, possession of a controlled substance; third-degree felony, possession of drug paraphernalia; class B misdemeanor. FELTER, Mykel Don, 21, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person; thirddegree felony, assault; class B misdemeanor, domestic violence in the presence of a child; class B misdemeanor, unlawful purchase by an interdicted person; class B misdemeanor, intoxication; class C misdemeanor. KENDALL, Denise Evonne, 40, two counts unlawful use of a financial card; third-degree felony, theft; class B misdemeanor. HUCKABEE, Candace Renee, 45, two counts possession of a controlled substance; seconddegree felony, three counts possession of a controlled substance; class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia; class A misdemeanor. FARLEY, Jeffery Scott, 52, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; first-degree felony, demand for forfeiture of property; class A misdemeanor, two counts possession of a controlled substance; second-degree felony, two counts purchase of a firearm by a restricted person; third-degree felony, possession of drug paraphernalia; class A misdemeanor., unlawful purchase of a dangerous weapon; class a misdemeanor. TABBEE, Alvin J., 50, sex offender registration; third-degree felony. source: Utah courts

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Is it spring? By Kevin Ashby

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I was reverently sitting in church on Sunday after walking into the chapel in a cover of fog and shivering from the below 20 degree temperatures that morning. Not that the church experience threw me off balance, but I was surprised when the opening prayer included our gratitude for the spring like weather that we had been experiencing the past week or so. Wow! ‘Where have I been?’ I thought while trying to keep my eyes closed and my mind focused on the words of the prayer. It didn’t work as my mind reflected only on cold mornings, foggy conditions and shivers up and down my spine. So, today at work, I have listened to the comments of people coming in the door and most are commenting on the warmer weather. They have more spring to their step and there is an easier smile on their face. And that is okay with me. Spring is defined as the transition period between winter and summer running from March 20 to June 21. The days are getting longer and having the sun shine a little longer each day is good for my attitude. I can get into more sunshine. I did some riding around last week and did see a prairie dog poke its head up above the snow level only to quickly go back down the hole and disappear. There were even a couple of new calves in my neighbor’s field that also reminds me that spring is in the air or shortly will be. There was also a robin flying around from branch to branch that reminded me of spring. Although it was depressing watching him fly around looking for some leftover food that is still buried with snow. My daughter did send me a picture of tulips coming into full bloom at her house. I will mention that they were indoor plants, but still they are a great reminder of soon to come warmer temperatures. I am definitely a four season kind of guy, but spring has to be my favorite of the four. Spring brings with it the long awaited source of color on the hills. I love seeing newborn animals, no matter the make and model. There is an air of excitement for me in watching leaves break out and turn green. Life to poke up out of the ground where green is so much a sign of life and better days to come. And then there is the feeling of just being warm again. Not under all the coats and clothes that we wear during the winter, but the warmth on you face as you turn your face toward the sun and you drink of its rays. Emily Dickinson once wrote, “I cannot meet the Spring unmoved...” and this sums up my feelings as the days of winter lesson their hold and the excitement for spring strengthens my resolve to go forward. Next year, I promise to be a little more cognizant of the warmer weather and will be one of the first to proclaim, “Wow! The days are warming and I am thankful.” kashby@vernal.com

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Credit card camping By Tabatha Deans Associate Editor

Camping is one of my favorite past times. As a child, I went camping with my family in the mountains around the Basin regularly. It was a cheap and entertaining way for us to spend time together. A couple packages of hot dogs, a cooler, some cold cereal and a couple of tents were all we needed for an entire weekend of fun. The concept was the same when I was raising my own daughter. A few hot dogs, some Pop-Tarts, a tent and a few friends, and we were set for the weekend. Most of my friends were single parents like myself, living on a strict budget that left little or no money for extended vacations. But we got together every year to take the kids camping. The kids all grew up and left home, and it’s been a few years since we took our annual camping trip. But now, as we prepare to meet again this summer, our crew includes kids, and for some, grandkids. Although we (the mothers) are in better financial situations, the younger ones in our group are still starting out in life and struggling. When I attempted to make reservations for a reunion camping trip, I was surprised to find out that you can only make reservations online, and now they must be paid for only with a credit card. And each reservation carries with it an $8 reservation fee. Most camp sites only range from $10 to $15 each, so each reservation fee is almost enough for another night’s stay. Americans who refuse to fall into the trap of getting into credit card debt by not owning a credit card, apparently can no longer reserve a camp site. And now campers will be entered into a database which includes their information, making the experience of a weekend being lost in the wilderness null and void. I understand that we need to spend money to keep our state parks clean and functioning, but the running and maintaining of the campgrounds has already been outsourced to a campground management company, and reservations have been outsourced as well. My question is: how much money are we giving the companies we outsource to? And is it worth it if some people are excluded from enjoying our state parks because of lack of funds and/or a credit card? tdeans@vernal.com

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Each week the Vernal Express offers an online poll to its readers. To participate in the poll, visit www.vernal.com and click on the opinion link. Polls are not scientific and represent the opinions of voluntary Internet users. New polls are posted weekly and printed results represent voting as of Tuesday morning. If you have an idea for an opinion poll, e-mail it to editor@vernal.com.

Results for this week Did you return the legislative questionnaire? a) Yes (29%) b) No (71%)

Question for next week Do you think Vernal will benefit from a residential youth facility? a) Yes b) No

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Foster Care worked for me Dear Editor, I was very offended about a letter in the paper referring to foster children, and the (proposed) residential treatment center. Just because a youth is in the foster care system, does not make, or insinuate, that that person is a criminal. I was 15 when I first was placed into a foster home. Due to my mother going to prison, I had no family that could take me. Then I felt like I was branded as a bad child to anyone who knew that I was in a foster home. And when I was in school I had to go to a separate class from other kids. Being branded that way can really hurt a young girl’s self-esteem. I am now 29 years old and have been with my husband for 13 years. We also have a 10-year-old son who is amazing. I have a wonderful job, and life, thanks to Nola and Archie Fortine taking me into their home and saving my life. I now know it’s not my fault I was put in the situation; it was my parents who put me there. How many kids who are not in foster care are out there causing trouble? Why do people always think if a person gets into trouble it’s because they were in foster care? It is my understanding that treatment center will teach independent living skills, along with life skill, and help the families with family counseling. (A lot of other people could use family counseling.) Just because these youth have been abused doesn’t mean they will automatically become abusers or sexual predators. This community needs to come together to help these children become young, responsible adults. I think we need to think about what is in the best interest of these kids and help them get the help they need. Ex-Foster Child Melissa Price Vernal.

Foster kids are people too Dear Editor, Teens who are in foster care should be treated with more respect than what people give them. Communities sometimes look down on us, but we are just normal teens. Yes, we have had problems with our families, but its the parents who need the counseling. They need to

take care of their children and teach them the better way of life. The letter in last week’s opinion section from Ray and Nikki Lund makes it sound like she (Nola Fortine) is going to build a psych ward for teenagers. She is trying to help teenagers, not lock us up and treat us like prisoners. All she is trying to do is help the teens in our community. These teens that she is bringing into the residential treatment center are not criminals! No one should be afraid of living next to one. We foster youth need help and that is what she is trying to do, give youth that are crying for help a chance to feel love, hope and warmth again. The facility is a business, but what about foster homes? Are they considered a business too? Foster homes are just like what she is trying to build. The plus is that it can take in more teens that need our help, and teach us better life skills. It will also help our parents get counseling also. So please support Mrs. Fortine and help build a better place for youth in need. Former foster youth Nikki Fortine Vernal

Foster kids not criminals Dear Editor, As I was reading the letter in the Vernal Express last week written by the Lund’s, regarding a proposed youth residential treatment facility, I felt very offended. As an ex-foster child, I do not want to be known as a criminal just because I have been in foster care. I have to disagree with the Lund’s about the “group home being a busines,” and about “making money off of this treatment.” Just because one woman finally gets up to do the right thing, doesn’t mean we should shut her down with our negative comments and actions. Mrs. Fortine isn’t in this to make money; she is trying her best to help the teenagers out there who need help. What’s wrong with having another business in the community? I mean it’s for a good cause. Our children are our future, and building a group home will help the teens that are troubled. These teens need a little push, not a push away. I’m strongly behind Mrs. Fortine with support of the group home. Jessica Kelsey Vernal

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Vernal Express readers comment on stories and voice their opinions weekly, sometimes via snail mail, often through email, and for our online readers, posts on the Vernal Express website. Here are some recent comments posted regarding stories that have run in the Express within the last several weeks: Re: Residential Rehab for Youth On 3/1/10 at 11:50 AM, chelsea wrote: I believe that the things the Lund’s said about the Fortines group home article was wrong! Mrs. Fortine wants to help teens get on their feet to a better life on the right path. She doesn’t want to treat teens that have done nothing wrong like criminals. Mrs.Fortine, is offering help to those teens who need it, she is offering the proper help that these teens need to get the head start to the right path in life. Just because these teens need a more structured support base that can help them better there life’s does not mean they are criminals. Most teens that have done nothing wrong, and need this help spend weeks in a juvenile center. The teens are in a lock down facility where they are treated like criminals, because there is no where else for these teens to go, until a foster home is found for them. The grope home would save these innocent teens from being treated like the criminals that we are not. It states in the article that the teens will be allowed to come and go as they like. Mrs.Fortine said that the teens will be put on a step by step process, and will be supervised at all times except for when they will go to school. From the group home teens will ride a school bus just as any other teen would have the right to do. There is no threat to other youth from these teens. These teens are no more of a criminal as any other teen out there. For the simple fact that we are in foster care you think we are horrible teens who are out of control and have chronic disabilities. That is wrong, we have no chronic disabilities, nor are we out of control . We are normal teens who should be treated equally as any other teen out there. I see no harm building a group home to help the youth in need. (Foster youth) Chelsea

On 3/1/10 at 03:04 PM, Shannon wrote: I’m writing this regards to Mrs. Nola Fortines group home, I have to say that I strongly disagree with Ray & Nikki. They know nothing of the consideration & effort that Mrs.Fortine is putting into this group home. She is trying her best to help the teenagers, and yet they are concerned about the “teens” mental & emotional illnesses, they need to understand that by building a group home & support system will help the teenagers. These teens that are in foster home or group home AREN’T looking to harm anybody, Most are looking for help. Some might say that these teens need to be in a mental care center or whatever, but first need to be in a home or placement where they feel needed & understood. As a foster child myself, I understand where most of these teens are coming from. I really didn’t like how it states in the Article that Nikki and Ray wrote, that most of the teens that go in to a group home will end up being criminals in the future. That’s a negative way of helping the teens, Reading this made me fill very angry because they are just putting the teens down, as if they have nothing else to worry about. And what’s the matter with living next these teenagers any way? They state that these teenagers may bring harm to the neighborhood, such as: breaking an entry, running away, or any other negative possibly, that’s teens in general. We cannot stop the negative action these teens choose. But the best way is to “try” to prevent it before it happens. They need to understand these teens have the right as any other teenagers out there. But they just need a little support system, which is the group home. So let’s come together to create a safer, violence, and drug-free community. Foster youth Shannon

CORRECTION The correct email address for the Western Heritage Museum website is www.westernheritagemuseum-uc-ut.org.


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In case you didn’t remember or didn’t care, Bertha wrote about the experience of making a Pinewood Derby car a couple of weeks ago. Well, she is going to get a little more “mileage� out of the subject. It got better as it went along. I started on my car early enough, but it still took two weeks to get it finished, and we were doing the last minute things the day of the race. It is kind of like an art project. You never know when it is finished. But it got “finished� just in time to race it. The delay was caused in part by the fact that my real car, the Grocery Getter, was experiencing some difficulties of its own while we were building the race car. It couldn’t seem to make it up the hill to home without sputtering, and missing, and I do live quite a long way up the hill. Mr. B. began to give the problem due recognition when it was his turn to drive the car over the weekend. He came home with renewed interest in fixing it. Since I had already been driving the car for a few weeks with the same problem, I gave it no more attention

than I usually did. Consequently, the Grocery Getter with its problems was on Mr. B.’s mind while the Pinewood Derby car was on mine. So with that background given and that stage set, here are a couple of our more interesting exchanges: Me: Are you going to work on my car today? Mr. B. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it. I hope I don’t have to put a catalytic converter on it. Me: I don’t think it needs anything that fancy. Just a rusty air cleaner is all it needs, other than one of those flashing lights on the top. (I was trying to build a quasi-faithful replica of Tow Mater) Mr. B.: What are you talking about? It already has an air cleaner which I already checked once. That isn’t what it needs. Me: Well where is the catalytic converter going to go? And what will it do? Take the place of the weights? We finally established that Tow Mater did indeed need a rusty air cleaner, but we were still wondering about the needs of the Grocery Getter. A couple of days later, Mr. B. switched roles on me. He sent me to the box store to find some parts for my car. “You’re sending me to buy a winch? I thought you didn’t like to buy parts there. You

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usually make me go to the parts store to get them. “I don’t think you are going By Judge G. A. Jody Petry to find a winch at the parts Guest Editorial store.� “Well, what do we need that People ask me if it’s difficult for anyway? I don’t think I can From the bench of Judge Jody to be a judge. Like everything in find one at the box store.� life, sometimes it is; sometimes “Yes you can. Just go in the it isn’t. I am always mindful of Explanation, or Tell it to the toy department and look for a of the trust the people have Judge for Dummies�. little tow truck. We’ll use the placed in me and my duty to After a person has plead guilty winch from it.� serve justice in the best way I or no contest, I generally say, The word “toy� was what can. My ultimate goal is to help “Tell me what happened,� or, finally got us looking for the improve the quality of life in “Why do you think you made same part in the same parts our community. Let’s talk for that choice?� Here is the top 12 Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express manual. a minute about the “type� of excuses: On the day of the big race, people I see as defendants in 1 2 . I d i d n ’t t h i n k I ’ d g e t there were still some finishcaught. court. ing touches to apply to Tow The fact is, most of the 11.I was going with the flow Mater. Mr. B. was going to people I see are persons who of traffic. add the flashers and the lead made a mistake, a bad choice, 10.I just moved here and weights for me. So early in an error in otherwise good wanted to make friends. the morning, I woke my son judgment, whatever you want 9.My (car, truck, motorcycle, up and asked for his help. to call it, and had done so in skateboard) can’t go that fast. “Will you bring my car the immediate vicinity of a law 8.It didn’t start out that way. down to me when you come A couple friends dropped by enforcement officer! to town? Dad still has to drill They usually just pay their and brought the weed or Jack or the holes in it.� tickets, or come in to see me whatever. “What? What is he drilling so they have a chance to ex- 7.But I didn’t MEAN to! holes for?� 6.The others were drunker plain the whys and wherefores Now my son and his dad of what happened. For these than me so I had to drive. don’t always agree on the people, the ones who were 5.I was late (for work, school, proper methods for reapiring caught doing wrong and ad- getting girlfriend home, dinner, an ailing vehicle. In fact, quite mit, I’ve been thinking about etc. etc.) often they each wonder what developing an “excuse-by-the- 4.It just sort of happened. on earth the other is doing. numbers system� to make it 3.We were celebrating (holiBut it certainly got my son’s easy for people to have their day, birthday, getting out of attention when he thought say. We can call it Express jail—self or a buddy) that his dad might, at that Excuse, Dial-a-Reason, Wheel 2.But my “fuzzbuster� didn’t very moment, be trying to find his drill and his bits in order to drill holes somewhere in Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express the Grocery Getter.

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Smith - Jones Megan Ranae Smith and Tarik Nickolai Jones married on Feb. 26 in Denver Colo. An open house will be held in their honor on March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Western Park. Megan is the daughter of

Tammy and Joann Smith of Durango, Colo. And Tarik is the son of Barton Richard and Julie J. Jones of Duchesne. He attended Uintah High School. The couple plan to live in Vernal, after a few months.

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businessman, Gene McFarland. He’s seen the oil boom and bust too many times to count and keeps on trucking regardless. Gene has had quite a career and quite a life spanning nine decades and has worked all types of jobs including driver of horse-drawn teams, contractor, roughneck, roustabout, truck driver, ran casing and managed too many business to county. His dedication to a hard-dayswork, quick wit, and striking memory help him to continue flourishing in his love for the inner-workings of the oil business even today. Still there are few days that you will find Gene anywhere else but either working or somewhere around the Basin talking work. Thus Sunday will mark Gene’s 90th birthday and, while still looking about half his age, he will be celebrating the big day with his family and friends.

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Verla (Alegna) Caldwell, daughter of Miles B. Hanberg and Angela Caldwell-Bascom, celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 24, 2010.

Arrow of light Braxton Rich and Reiley Smith, received their arrow of light award on Feb. 25, presented by Cub Scouts- Webelos at the Maeser 2nd Ward Pack Meeting.

Newborns

Larry Thomas Huber, son of Brian and Kristin Huber, was born on Feb. 18.

Amelia Jozie Bowden, daughter of Eric and Ginger Bowden, was born on Feb. 18.

Leighton Louise Laub, daughter of Cajun and Rebecca Laub, was born on Feb. 18.

Aronne Michael Barbara, son of Anthony and Julie Barbara, was

born on Feb. 19. Alexa Noel Nebeker, daughter of Craig and Rebecca Nebeker, was born on Feb. 20. Gabriella Calleen Martinez, daughter of Antonio Martinez and Jennifer Meyer, was born on Feb. 20. Cyndi Jayne McCarley, daughter of David and Tina McCarley, was born on Feb. 22.

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Basin gets low marks on new health report Foundation says Duchesne County has highest rate of premature death By Lacey McMurry

premature death rate is likely not as high now that activity on the industrial front has slowed. According to data Tubbs Duchesne and Uintah Coun- pulled from the Ibis database, the ties are among the unhealthiest top three causes of death within counties in Utah, at least accord- the TriCounty Health area from ing to the findings of a report 2004 to 2008 include: 312 deaths released last month by the Robert from diseases of the heart, 294 Wood Johnson Foundation and deaths from cancers and 135 the University of Wisconsin deaths from unintentional injuPopulation Health Institute. ries. The report — County Health Tubbs said officials also hope Rankings — offers a glimpse of the premature death rate will the relative health of residents continue to go down as they in nearly every county across the educate about motor vehicle acnation. cidents. The TriCounty Health Overall, the report ranked District actually has the highDuchesne County 24th of 25 est, age-adjusted rate of motor Utah counties for its “Health vehicle-crash fatalities in the Outcomes” list and 22nd of 25 state of Utah. Utah counties for its “Health Tubbs said TCHD has mulFactors” list. Officials deter- tiple partnerships in place that mined the rankings by evaluat- all aim to educate about the daning factors like morbidity and gers of unsafe driving practices premature death and behaviors and the importance of wearing like obesity, binge drinking and seatbelts. the motor vehicle-crash death “Last summer, we partnered rate. with Diamond Mountain Speed Uintah County was ranked way during the late model feature 23rd for Health Outcomes and where the crash car from the Zero 24th for Health Factors. Four Fatalities program was brought Utah counties — Daggett, Piute, in to give a visual exhibition of Rich and Wayne — were not the importance of wearing a seat included in the study. belt,” she said. Reaction from local health Although both Duchesne and officials was mixed. Concerns Uintah Counties were ranked with the findings include large near the bottom of Utah counties margins of errors, outdated data for the relative health of their and unfair comparisons between residents, the report brought rural and urban areas. out some positives as well. Low Joseph Shaffer, director of the birthweight percentages in the TriCounty Health Department, Uintah Basin were only slightly said many of the problem areas higher than the state’s average. identified in the report can be This shows a marked improveattributed to insufficient fund- ment over decades past, when the ing. Uintah Basin had high incidences “Tri-County Health Depart- of low-birth weight babies. ment has been aware of our Shaffer said improvements local statistics for many years can be attributed to TCHD’s and has repeatedly applied for proactive approach in dealing and requested assistance from with the problem. In 1985, the Utah Department of Health TCHD partnered with the Utah in addressing these issues,” he Department of Health to pilot the said. “The Utah Department of “Baby Your Baby Program.” The Health has chosen to spend their program was so successful it was resources elsewhere.” later adopted by the state. Areas where Duchesne Coun- Athens said this year marks ty scored particularly poorly in the first time that researchthe report include adult smoking ers have collected data for the and obesity, teen birth rate and County Health Rankings report the vehicle-crash death rate. on a national level. The hope Duchesne County also has the is that local government and highest rate of premature death health care officials will use the in the state of Utah, according to data provided to target problem the report. areas, she said. Jessica Athens, senior popula- Athens said the report’s limition health assessment analyst tations include the fact that some for the report, said researchers sections of the data contain large are operating under the assump- margins of error. This is caused tion that everyone should live to by the necessity of aggregating the age of 75 when they calculate multiple years of data to stabithe premature death rate. lize findings in areas with small “I can’t speak for your area populations, she said. specifically, but in general we “This report is the best estisee motor vehicle accidents or mate our organization has when recreational accidents being a dealing with the raw data,” she big contributor of premature said. “But the margin of error is deaths,” she said. something local health officials Jeramie Tubbs, public infor- need to be cognizant of when mation officer for Tri-County they are planning local policies to Health, said report research- intervene in problem areas. Local ers utilized data from 2004 to expertise will always supersede 2006 when they calculated the our findings because we are doing premature death rate for the this from a distance.” County Health Rankings. Those The entire report is availyears coincided with the Basin’s able online at www.countyoilfield boom, and Tubbs said the healthrankings.org. Uintah Basin Standard

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Tomi Machuca and Sugar of the Uintah Animal Control and Shelter Special Service District, 1387 East 335 South, Vernal (435) 781-7297, show off their award. Machuca was chosen as the State Civilian Employee of the Year Award for 2009 from all other candidates throughout Utah. She was recognized for her dedication to animal control as a shelter employee and asset to the profession. Along with her shelter responsibilities Machuca provides a shelter outreach program taught in the Vernal area schools for grades K through 8, provides comfort visits with Sugar to the Uintah Care Center every second Wednesday of the month, and helped to organize the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin animal adoption transport. Congratulations to Machuca and the UACS special service district.


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workers, and makes sure jobs go to American citizens and legal residents.” E-Verify isn’t completely new to Utah. Current law requires all state agencies and companies that contract with the government to use the system. In a Feb. 10 Legislative Brief, the Utah Attorney General’s Office reported that the State’s experience with E-Verify has been extremely positive. According to the brief, out of more than 8.7 million queries run through the system in fiscal year 2009 and 4.2 million run as of Jan. 30 of this year, only 0.093 percent were false reports, making the system accurate 99 percent of the time. The State is not the only organization in Utah using the system. More than 1,600 Utah businesses are voluntarily establishing employment eligibility using E-Verify right now. “It costs more to hire a citizen or legal resident. You have to pay a person at least minimum wage. Those companies who are playing by the rules should not be placed at a disadvantage to those who are breaking the law and paying much less for illegal labor,” said Buttars. Ronald Mortensen, co-founder Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration, who testified during committee, agrees: “Utahns have consistently called for strong action against employers who illegally hire undocumented workers. This bill does that while protecting our children from those who use their identities to get jobs, loans, and medical care.”

Steed found not guilty of assault in bench trial

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Duchesne developer Frank “Joe” Steed was found not guilty of assault, sexual battery and unlawful detention by 8th District Judge A. Lynn Payne during a bench trial last Tuesday. The trial stemmed from a June 2009 incident in which he allegedly grabbed the private parts of a 23-year-old male employee, apparently searching for a hidden recording device. Members from troops 776 and 777 spent the afternoon learning He also was accused of slapping the worker and detaining him about the workings of a newspaper office,3, and the responsibility Wednesday, March 2010 - Vernal Express of publishers, editor and reports. Leaders in back: Bobbi Spen- against his will during an argucer, Heidi Southam, Cheryl Langley and Beverly Unck. Scouts in ment over whether the young front: rylan Spencer, Jace Spencer, Clifton Langley and Tate Watt. man had spread rumors about Steed’s daughter. (Tabatha Deans/Vernal Express) The incident on June 1 took place in an office within a warehouse at Steed’s company, Highland Development. Two other Steed employees and longtime business associate Linnie Vince Isbell also were present in the office that day during the confrontation between Steed and the alleged victim. Defense witnesses and the alleged victim all testified to the fact that there was a tense argument in the office and that the victim was pushed into a chair after he stood up in defiance of Steed’s accusations. But courtroom testimony from both sides that conflicted with statements given to investigators immediately after the incident led Payne to decide that the state had not proven its case. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Vernal Express Scouts from troop 789 created a quilt that they donated to the The trial started at 9 a.m. Turning Point Shelter during their Blue and Gold Banquet. The and was adjourned about 3 p.m. boys each decorated a block for the quilt, including pictures of a Early in the day, the alleged viccar, mountains and camping scenes. They presented the quilt to tim described a highly charged Susy Anderson from the Turning Point Shelter. L to R: Dorraine atmosphere in which Steed and Robbins, Cooper Smith, Shane Smuin, Carson Oaks, Chase Lane the other three men surrounded and Susy Anderson. (Tabatha Deans/Vernal Express) him in the small office, questioning him about remarks they claim he previously made about Steed’s daughter to a waitress in a Duchesne diner. He testified that Isbell told him, “I can put you in your grave.

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USDA addresses veterinary shortages with education loan repayment program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA had taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians. “USDA can help ensure there is a first line of defense against animal diseases across the United States by placing qualified veterinarians in areas where there is a critical need,” Vilsack said. “This program will help reduce veterinary shortages, especially in the area of food animal medicine, which will reduce stress on producers and improve the health of the livestock industry.”

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which was established in the National Veterinary Medical Services Act of 2003. NIFA issued an interim rule for the program on July 9, 2009. Implementation of the program began on Jan. 22, 2010 when NIFA released a Federal Register notice asking for comments and nominations for shortage situations from the chief animal health official from each state and insular area and appropriate federal animal health officials. Guidance on what constitutes a shortage situation and nomination forms can be found on the NIFA Web site. Nomination forms are due March 8, and can be returned via email to vmlrp@ nifa.usda.gov . NIFA will convene a panel of federal and state animal health experts to recommend submitted nomination packages for official designation as a veterinary shortage situation. The public will be able to review designated veterinary shortage situations in

list and/or map form, along with information describing the nature of the shortage situation. NIFA expects to begin accepting applications from veterinarians wishing to participate in the program on April 30, 2010. In return for a commitment of three years of veterinary services in a designated veterinary shortage area, NIFA may repay up to $25,000 of student loan debt per year. Loan repayment benefits are limited to payments of the principal and interest on government and commercial loans received for the attendance at an accredited college of veterinary medicine resulting in a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or the equivalent. NIFA projects applications will be due June 30, and that offers will be made by Sept. 30. Veterinarians are critical to the national food safety and food security infrastructures, and to the health and well-being of both animals and humans; however, major studies indicate significant and growing shortages of food supply veterinarians and veterinarians serving in certain

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I have people in Duchesne who can put you in your grave.” The alleged victim said he was crying throughout the ordeal, and that on a few occasions, Steed said, “Let’s kill him” and “I’m gonna kill him.” All of the defense witnesses, including Isbell, said those threatening statements were never made and that the young man never cried. They also testified that Steed’s accuser always was free to leave the office, that he was never searched below the waist and that Steed did not slap him across the face and nose with the back of his hand, as was alleged. The young man testified that he willingly removed his shirt to show the men that he was not wired, and it was after that point, he said, that Steed searched him by patting him down in the groin and crotch areas. Isbell said that Steed, a friend and business associate since 2001, generally has a bad temper and that during the incident, he had to stand between Steed and the alleged victim to keep the altercation from becoming physical. Though he received a not guilty verdict in this case, Steed faces other legal issues. Charges were filed against him and his wife, Joan Steed, in 8th District Court on Nov. 10 last year. Each received five counts of engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity and five counts of communications fraud, all second-degree felonies. The couple allegedly defrauded customers by selling lots in unapproved phases of their Duchesne Mini Ranches development, a violation of state law. The Steeds also await trial on state tax evasion charges. A hearing on a motion to dismiss the tax case due to their claims that the investigation was rife with improprieties recently was postponed.

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Senate Bill to protect Utah children from identity theft

Senator Chris Buttars (RWest Jordan) introduced a bill designed to protect Utah children from identity theft. SB251 -Status Verification Amendments, passed with a favorable recommendation from Senate Business and Labor Standing Committee to the Senate floor on a 6-4 vote. The bill would require all employers in Utah to use a free, internet-based system, such as E-Verify, to determine the eligibility of employees to work in the United States. E-Verify, which is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, instantly compares the information from an employee’s I-9 form—including Social Security numbers and birth dates--with more than 504 million immigration and Social Security records. “This process of matching a birth date and Social Security number makes it impossible for an adult seeking illegal employment to masquerade as a child,” said Buttars. “If I provide my employer with a child’s Social Security number, and it comes back matched up with a birth date in 1999, they’re going to know that something’s up.” He believes E-Verify can save up to 50,000 Utah children from having their credit histories damaged and medical records corrupted. “Illegal employment hurts our children whose identities are often stolen,” said Buttars. “This is a great bill because it protects children, levels the playing field for companies making a good faith effort to hire legal

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UDOH awarded $10m grant to improve kid’s health care

Duane Hall

Duane Hall was born 8 Dec. 1930 to Emmett A. Hall and Irene Wilcoxson, the third of seven children. Duane attended school at both Central and Maeser Elementaries. He graduated in 1948 from Uintah High. Duane, his twin brother Wayne, and Holt Wardle started the wrestling program in 1946 at Uintah High School. After graduating from high school, Duane enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served four years, two years of that time in Korea. Upon returning from military service, he married his high school sweetheart, Merlene McNeill, on Nov. 1, 1952. Later they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have four children. Duane and Merlene owned Duane Hall Trucking for 17 years. They had a large fleet of water trucks servicing oil companies in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, California, and Colorado. Duane started the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5560 in 1989 in Vernal. He planned and designed the Veteran War Memorial on the Uintah County Building lawn. Duane, along with Bob Williams, brought the helicopter near the memorial. He served as the Commander of the VFW Post for 19 years. In September 2009, for health reasons, he resigned. Duane loved playing his guitar with his daughter, Sharlene, and his friends. He played and sang at many community programs and funerals. Duane is a member of the LDS Church. He held several callings. He did much good both public and private when he served as Elders Quorum President. He served on the Uintah County Care Center Board for several years. He was a member of the Vernal Roping Club when it was started in 1953. He also served on the Selective Service Board. Duane loved the American flag and all it symbolized. He gave many flags away. He enjoyed

B1 talking to anyone who had been in the service of our country. Duane wrote and published a book on his years serving our country in the Korean War. He was passionately devoted to his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and it was his joy was to have them come around. Duane was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Wayne & his wife Jackie, Weldon, Dennis, and Kathryn. He is survived by his wife, Merlene Hall; and children, Clark D. (Beverly) Hall of Vernal; Stacy (Cathy) Hall of Provo; Sharlene (Sam) Howard of Vernal; and Lt. Col. Mitchell (Faye) Hall of Lake Point, Utah. He had 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Gratton (Betty) Hall, sister-inlaw Margie Hall, brother-inlaw Kent Jackson, Buck (Glena) Hall, Bill (Jolene) Carter, Gaytha (Maury) Morningstar, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 4, at the Vernal 6th Ward Chapel, 850 West 100 North, at 11 a.m. There will be a viewing Wednesday, March 3, in the Relief Society Room at the church from 6 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to services in the same place. Arrangements by Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Compassionate services by Vernal 6th Ward Relief Society

Ezma Reynolds Ezma Goodrich Reynolds, age 82, returned to our Heavenly Father Feb. 27, 2010, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born July 18, 1927, in Vernal, Utah to Charles and Viola Watkins Goodrich. She served an LDS Mission to the Louisville, Ky, East Central States Mission from 1951-1953. She married her eternal companion, Loran Reynolds, on Aug. 16, 1961, in the Salt Lake Temple. She enjoyed working at First Security Bank for many years but her life’s work was her family and the gospel. Her most cherished activity was spending time with all of us. She was an exceptional mother and grandmother and we will always have her beautiful example of love, faith, and strength to follow throughout our lives. She enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful handcrafted gifts for her family and friends over the years. She also loved

Thank You The family of Danna White would like to express their appreciation to the entire community for their support through Danna’s illness. With a special thanks to Mark and Percy Stewart, Mark Daniels, Don Smith family, the entire family of Henry and Betti White, Kent and Shiela Bird, Kori Bozarth and Karen Brelan. It is so amazing what family and friends can accomplish when they all pull together. Thanks for all the flowers, donations, and meals. The Baptist Church was wonderful, the meals brought to the home by the LDS Church were great. God Bless you all! Thank You. Dave, Jayden, D.J. Tyler White

to sew, read, and sing, and used all of her talents to bless the lives of others. She held many positions of leadership and service in the LDS church throughout her life. She loved the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers where she served as Secretary. She also loved her association with all her wonderful friends over the years and we are thankful for all the kindness they have shown to her. She lived a righteous life and was always faithful to her beliefs. Her testimony will stand as a shining example to us. She is survived by her husband and their three children, Lynn Reynolds, Marc Reynolds and Emily Reynolds Green; and her four step-children, Ronald Reynolds, Linda Preston, Randy Reynolds, and Gale Ann Reynolds. She has 25 precious grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Junius Goodrich and Clint Goodrich; and her three sisters, Venna Goodrich, Ione Stringham, and Janett Weeks. Funeral services for Ezma will be held Saturday, March 6, at 11a.m. at the Vernal 4th Ward Chapel, 235 East 600 South. Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, 15th East 100 North, and one hour prior to the funeral services at the Vernal 4th Ward. Interment will be at the Maesar Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Betty Gidley Betty Jean Gidley has gone on an extended journey of peace and tranquility and as one door closes another opens on a grand adventure she has so long waited for. So on Feb. 22, 2010 Betty went suddenly but not expected, leaving behind her beloved family and choice friends. All of us that knew her, knew her as a brilliant, kind, friendly and open minded lady. Her compassion and caring were a part of her character, and was displayed in her caring of any animal, wild or domesticated. She was self-educated in many areas, and was a great resource of information and love, a great combination seldom matched in our world today. She worked a long and hard life, and was unafraid of toiling in the fields, stacking hay and growing gardens. With all her labors and hardships, she remained a lady, and shined a beauty from her heart and soul unmatched. Betty Jean Gidley was born on a homestead North of Neola, Utah, Sept. 13, 1931 to Harry Cleveland Hardinger and Golda Pyle Hardinger. She married Gene Edward Gidley on March 4, 1949. All who have preceeded her in death, along with Tobe (Hentry T Hardiner), Harvey C Hardinger, Harry James Hardinger, Ivan George Hardinger, Earl Pete Hardinger and Steila Nielson. Betty came to Vernal in 2003 shortly after the death of her husband Gene Gidley, to spend the remainder of her days with her family, of whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her bothers and sisters, Ted Hardinger, Eva Hardinger Brandt, Ray Hardinger (Leia) and Goldie (Lex) Hardinger Burton; countless nieces; nephews; grand nieces; and nephews, all of whom will miss her deeply. As requested by Betty, there will be no services, all those who love and cherished her will remember her how she was in life, not in passing.

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Federal funds will be used to test innovative programs The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare a federal grant of $10.3 million to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The grant, which will be awarded over a five-year period, is funded by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). The money will help Utah and Idaho implement and evaluate provider performance measures and utilize health information technologies such as statewide pediatric electronic health records for children with chronic and complex conditions. Utah and Idaho will also test the effectiveness of having a “medical home” coordinator in primary and specialty care practices to improve coordination of referrals and information sharing. A “medical home” concept is one where the child’s health care services are coordinated and monitored centrally, often by a primary care provider. Additionally, the two states will devote resources to training medical residents in quality improvement and how to best utilize the “medical home” model. “This grant gives Utah the opportunity to be a leader in exploring new ways to improve the quality of care delivered to our

most medically needy children,” said Dr. David Sundwall, Executive Director, UDOH. “In fact, I am confident the work we do with this grant will save money and prove that we would all be better cared for over time by a personal physician who could make referrals to specialists only when needed.” The grant is part of $100 million in federal funds awarded to 10 states to help establish a national quality system for children’s health care through

Medicaid and CHIP. Other awardees include Maine/Vermont, Oregon/Alaska/West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida/Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado/New Mexico, South Carolina, and Maryland/Georgia/Wyoming. For more information about Utah’s health insurance programs, visit www.health.utah. gov/healthservices.htm or call the health information hotline at 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-5437669).

Vernal City meeting agenda The next scheduled meeting for Vernal City Council is set for Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. At the council chambers at 447 East Main. The following is a draft agenda for Wednesday’s meeting: There will be an introduction of new police department employees Shawn Lewis and Troy Davis by police chief Dylan Rooks. The following items will be discussed: Request for Approval of Public Works Projects using Community Impact Funds - Ken Bassett Amendment to Vernal City Fee Schedule, Hydrant Meter Rate Change - Resolution No.

2010-09 - Mike Davis Amendment to the Vernal City Police Department Manual - Resolution No. 2010-06 - Dylan Rooks Amendment to the Vernal City Purchasing Policy - Local Vendor Preference - Resolution No. 2010-10 - Mayor Showalter Hospital Emergency Access Route - Ken Bassett Amendment to the Vernal City Personnel Policies and Procedures - Information Technology - Resolution No. 2010-05 - Ken Bassett Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission Appointments - Allen Parker

Hatch votes for amendment to bar use of Antiquities Act to create National Monuments Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, voted l for an amendment that would bar the Obama administration from misusing the 1906 Antiquities Act to create large new national monuments in Utah and eight other states. Introduced by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., the amendment was defeated by a 58-38 margin. Hatch was disappointed at the outcome. “America’s public lands belong to the people, not to government officials and environmental extremists,” Hatch said. “Decisions about Cedar Mesa, the San Rafael and other potential monument sites should be made in consultation with state and local officials in Utah, not behind

closed doors in Washington and without any public input.” President Clinton used the 1906 Antiquities Act to create the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah without any public input or consent. DeMint’s amendment would have blocked the Obama administration’s plans to use the act to designate over 10 million acres in nine Western states, including Utah, as national monuments without congressional approval. Hatch has warned several Obama administration officials not to proceed with the monument designations, which became public knowledge after an Interior Department document

was leaked. “Members of the Obama administration have assured me that this won’t be a federal land grab, that they will make national monument designation an open process. I will do everything I can to ensure they make good on those assurances, give Utahns living in and around these areas a chance to have their voice heard and to prevent these monument designations.”

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express Joe May and Danielle Hunting work on set preparations so rehearsals can begin. (Submitted Photo/Peggy Hunting)

UHS to present Once Upon a Mattress

Anne Wilkins (with crown top right), Miss Uintah County’s Outstanding Teen, visited Paulett Goodwin’s Ashley Elementary School third grade class Feb.23. Wilkins visits classrooms to talk to the kids about setting goals. Kids put their hand prints on paper to remind them about setting goals and doing their best to achieve them. Wilkins says being Miss Uintah County’s Outstanding Teen has...�helped me to grow and learn so much about my community and also myself. It has given me the chance to work on my platform, Hands Down 4 Success, teaching children that they can dream anything no matter what it is.� Wilkins and her “Reminder Handprints� talk are available to speak to grades three and four.

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cusations of unethical behavior by members of the legislature. Senator Valentine spoke with our media intern about the new process. You can hear the conversation here: http://senatesite. com/blog/2010/02/hestermanreport-utah-ethics-commission. Kevin Van Tassell html When the Senate is conduct- In addition to SJR3, we ing business of the floor there is are working through a list of a procedure known as “Personal other ethics reform bills that Privilege.� This allows a Senator will change the rules under to take a moment to acknowledge which we operate. Find the list, including a link to the archived Wednesday,those March 3, 2010 - Vernal who have come to visit. TheExpress senator asks the President of the audio of committee discussion Senate for a personal privilege here: http://senatesite.com/ and, if granted, the senator then blog/2010/02/ethics-bills.html introduces their guests to the Senator Stephenson’s SB275 also passed and was sent to the Senate Body. Often times those acknowl- House this week. This bill will edged are family members, old make it easier to remove your friends, or special dignitaries vis- name from bad initiative and iting the Senate viewing gallery. referendum petitions. You can On special days, students from read his explanation here: http:// around the state visit us here in senatesite.com/blog/2010/02/ the Senate. It is a privilege and sb-275-initiative-referenduman honor to have these talented lemon-law.html young people in our presence. I You may not know this, but

Once Upon a Mattress opens March 12. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from cast members or online at www. uintahhigh.net. The play runs through March 20. For more information call 435-781-3110.

Prince Dauntless (Taylor Pearson) is looking for a real princess to take as a bride. The princess must pass the test given her by Queen Aggravain (Ali Slaugh). After a dozen princesses’ fail the test, Sir Harry (Joel Benedicto) goes on a quest to find a real princess, and finds Princess Winnifred (Stephanie Shurtliff). Based on the classic story of the Princess and the Pea, Once Upon a Mattress will enchant and entertain audiences.

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Curtis May paints the backdrop of the castlefor UHS’s upcoming production “Once Upon a Mattress.� (Submitted Photo/Peggy Hunting)

always look forward to having visits from our wonderful students and hope their experience here will energize them about the legislative process. This past two weeks we have had a number of students visit us from Wasatch, Manila, Park City, Tabiona, and Roosevelt. If you would like to bring a group to Capitol Hill, just let me know. Work this week was busy and productive. We are feeling an increase in the intensity as budget cuts start to hit home, important bills meet final decisions, and the end of session looms on the horizon (two short weeks away). Both of the Retirement Reform bills passed the House of Representatives - but were amended. Senator Liljenquist indicates he is happy with the changes. FYI - when a bill is amended by the other chamber it will come back to us so we can concur (or not). If we don’t concur, a conference committee will try to negotiate something to which both sides can agree. In this case, I believe that will be an easy process. We passed SJR3 this week, which will create an independent commission to investigate ac-

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Utah is on the cutting-edge for providing transparency in government. Today the Senate President gave his coveted “Number One� awards to the people responsible for making it happen. More on that here: http://senatesite.com/blog/2010/02/utahsaward-winning-transparency. html Next week’s work will include putting the finishing touches on that collection of ethics reform bills, making grim decisions on budget cuts, working on health system reform, federalism issues, immigration and identity theft issues, and a host of other action items. Residents are invited to follow along at http://www.UtahSenate. org and feel free to contact me anytime. We host a media briefing each day around noon. You can watch the live-stream at www. senatesite.com. If you want to ask a question you can text it to 801-647-8944. Senator Kevin Van Tassell

          

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Stray livestock calls on the rise By Mary Bernard

cat adoptions are up. The bad news is that stray livestock calls, particularly con An adoption transport to cerning loose horses are through Boulder for the month of January the roof. Rising stray livestock took roughly 22 dogs from the calls are attributed to the local Uintah Animal Control and Shel- downturn in the economy, say ter Special Services District. animal control officers. They The good news is that dog and also point to the fact that late Express Writer

winter upkeep on fences and pens contribute to animals wandering away from properties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on more stray horse calls in the last six months than in the last 15 years,â&#x20AC;? says animal control officer Rick Bell. The problem of dumping horses on the landscape has

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District statistics 2010 compared to last year in January ANIMAL CONTROL CALLS

Dogs in livestock down 40 percent Dogs at large down 9 percent Stray cats up 43 percent Dog bites up 33 percent Nuisance barking dogs up 43 percent Cruelty calls up 200 percent (2 total in number) Stray horses up 214 percent Stray cattle down 11 percent

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in January, which is 7 more than January 2009. Prospective pet owners are encouraged to visit the shelter at 1387 E. 335 S., in Vernal to see all the adoptable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies this month. mbernard@vernal.com

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Bennett says oil and gas lease sale in Utah raises red flags Warns that Obama administration is on a reckless path hurting job creation in Utah Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding record low numbers in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Quarterly Oil and Gas Lease Sale: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lease sale is undoubtedly one of the smallest lease sales in Utah history raising a red flag for the future of the industry under President Obama. For the last year I have been expressing my deep concern over the direction of the oil and gas program and todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paltry lease sale is another indication that this administration intends to further drive this industry into an anemic state. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record low sale is not the result of a slow economy; it is a result of the Obama administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reckless path of more disruption and uncertainty of the already byzantine oil and gas process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The president has been

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The following are the GOP Caucus locations: Vernal #14 Fred Hunting County Building - Court Room, 147 East Main Ashley East #15 Jay Haslem Uintah Water Conservancy District, 78 West 3325 North Avalon Willows #16 Jake Pickup Avalon Community Building, Randlett Glines #17 Adam Massey USU Building Room 207 Ft. Duchesne #18 Sylene Accuttoroop Eagle View Elementary, Ft. Duchesne Ballard #19 Tammy Mecham Ballard City Office, 2100 East 800 South, Ballard Tridell Whiterocks #20 Lorin Ward Residence, 14403 North 5250 East, Whiterocks Lapoint Tridell #21 Judith Anne Huber Lapoint Elementary, 10752 East 6900 North,

Glines North #23 Charla Watkins County Building, Main Floor Conference Room, 152 East 100 North Davis North #24 Nila Richards Davis Elementary – Library, 4101 South 2500 East Maeser West #25 Janet Simmons Maeser Elementary – Gym, 2670 West 1000 North Wednesday, South West #26 Greg Gilroy Discovery Elementary Gym, 650 West 1200 South

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“If you would like to become trained to serve either this year, or learn how you can help next year, please feel free to join us in the Uintah County Courtroom/ Commission Chambers on that day,” said Crane. Crane pointed out that Thomas Jefferson said, “I know of no safe depositor of the ultimate powers of [a] society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. “This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power,” said Crane. “Your vote always matters in any election, but it is said that the vote of a delegate at a convention is as much as 500 times more powerful, because you are among a small percentage of people who show up to actually decide who will represent your party,” concluded Crane.

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“If you have been anticipating the time when your vote can really make a difference, it is fast approaching,” commented Joni Crane, Uintah County Republican as she announces upcoming caucus meetings as well as needed training seminars. “We have all heard that our government is ‘by the people, for the people whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed,’ so when do we consent?,” asked Crane. “When you don’t participate, they assume you are happy. Well if you don’t like the status quo, here is your opportunity to make a difference.” On March 23 at 7 p.m. neighborhood caucus meetings will be held throughout Uintah County in every neighborhood no matter the political party. At these meetings residents will have the opportunity to become state or county delegates, or have the opportunity to volunteer to serve as a chair, vice-chair, or secretary in your precinct. To prepare for this event, on March 10 at 7 p.m., the Uintah County Republican Party will be training their current GOP precinct officers on how to run the neighborhood caucuses.

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RDT dancers show off their strength and agility during a performance at the Vernal Middle School. Students learned about staying active and the benefits of dance movements in their every day lives. Dancers visit schools as part of the POPS program. (Tabatha Deans/Vernal Express)

It’s no bull! Neola Angus wins statewide honor By Lezlee Whiting

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In a world that is becoming increasingly artificial, Kelly Crozier has reason to be proud of his “homegrown” bull. The Neola cattle producer’s bull, KC Redirect 902, claimed top honors at the Utah Beef Improvement Association’s annual Bull Test for achieving the greatest weight gain during a 112-day period. There were 204 bulls representing six different breeds participating in the contest in Levan, Utah that ran from Oct. 27 through the final weigh-in on Feb.16. The majority of the bulls in the contest are produced through artificial insemination, said Crozier, who entered 10 of his Angus bulls. But his winning bull was “homegrown,” purchased just under a year ago from Jensen cattle rancher Randy Vincent. “My bull gained 4.38 pounds a day. The whole test averaged 3.33 pounds per day and he was a pound a day better than the average. That made him 30 percent above average, which was quite the deal,” Crozier said. “There were only four bulls with over four pounds a day. He was pretty outstanding.” Crozier’s bull will have an “adjusted 365” weight of 1,384 pounds by the time he is 1-yearold on March 8. His recent win marks the

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Dancers from the Repertory Dance Theatre wow students at Vernal Middle School during a special assembly designed to teach students the history of modern dance, promote healthy living and encourage students to move in their daily lives. The tour is part of the Professional Outreach Program in Schools, which takes the group to schools throughout Utah. (Tabatha Deans/Vernal Express

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second time in the five years that Crozier has been participating in the contest that one of his bulls has won the prestigious title. In 2008, a bull sired by one of Crozier’s herd bulls won the Beef Improvement Association’s top bull title. Bulls are brought to the Keniston Feed Lot in early October 2009 where they are all fed the same diet and weighed three times through the October through February contest. The data is collected by Utah State University, recorded and available online. There is no prize money or “top bull” trophy but by placing first at the top bull contest, Crozier’s bull should sell for substantially more as it takes the number one spot at the wellknown Salina bull sale on March 20. Only 130 of the 204 bulls entered in the contest qualified for the sale. Some of those bulls belong to four Duchesne County ranchers, Crozier noted. Crozier’s bull has another thing that prospective buyers at the bull sale like to see: Genetics show it should throw calves with a small birth weight. “People who are breeding cattle want to have a calf that is not too big,” Crozier said. “His birth weight EPD is 1.5 — to a cattleman that immediately means something. The average birth weight for Angus bulls is around 2.2. So his calves will be somewhat smaller.”

Ham Radio Class set for March 8

The Borderline Amateur Radio Club will be holding an eight week technician radio course to prepare individuals with everything they need to earn their Technician (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License. “The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio,” stated Erik Larson of the Borderline Amateur Radio Club. Larson explained that you can be sitting in a room, talking to people in distant lands like senators and sailors, astronauts and farmers. He stated that radio enthusiasts can hear world events as they happen or participate in relief efforts by helping to pass vital messages after a disaster.

“It’s great to hear a voice crackle through the air, calling you to come talk or be a friend,” stated Larson. “It’s your world out there.” Larson pointed out a big difference with the new course being taught is that people do not need to learn Morse code as was required in the past. Classes begin on Monday, March 8 and continue each Monday evening through April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. At the Uintah County Building located at 152 E. 100 N in Vernal. The cost is $25.00 for course manual and $16.00 for FCC test. For more information, or to register for the class contact Erik Larson (AD7OV) at 828-8012 or email ad7ov@arrl.net

“Ashley Regional took my pain away.” –– Kay-Lynn Fausett

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technology to pulverize her 5/8” kidney stone.

By Andre Salvail

Uintah Basin Standard

A Fort Duchesne company has initiated a voluntary recall of several of its baby products suspected of containing lead. The recall by manufacturer Allreds Designs, doing business as Hidden Hollow Beads, was made Feb. 18 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The commission expressed concern over several baby bracelets and pacifier rings made and sold by the company. According to the Web site lawyersandsettlements.com, a particular concern was the metal clasps attached to both of the beaded items, which have been available on the market since June 2008. The pacifier rings present a concern for infants and babies, but the bracelets are marketed to children as old as eight.

Suspicions were first raised when Allreds was notified that a 10-month-old girl in Missouri’s Jefferson County was hospitalized with elevated lead levels after being exposed to one of the baby bracelets, according to the Associated Press. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. The bracelets and pacifier rings were sold in resale stores and consignment retailers nationwide from June 2008 to December 2008. The commission warned that consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets and pacifier clips away from children and contact Allreds for instructions on how to receive a replacement. Consumers with the items are asked to call Allreds toll-free at (866) 695-3551 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday.

time because the pain was so much more intense

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stuff, and I was very happy with the outcome. I’ve

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them again. And when I do, I’ll be going to Ashley

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Ashley Regional has the only full-time urologist in Northeastern Utah and is the first hospital in the region to offer lithotripsy.

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By Tabatha Deans Associate Editor

Hundreds of community members gathered for some old fashioned fun at the Rod and Gun Club Saturday, during the annual Wild West Casino Night sponsored by the Vernal Rotary Club. Patrons traded cash for tokens then took to the gambling tables including craps, roulette and blackjack. Winnings were paid in the form of coupons that were used to enter prize drawings, and proceeds collected from the event will support scholarships for local high school students. The money will also be used to purchase dictionaries for every third grader in Uintah, Daggett and Duchesne County school districts. Casino patrons enjoyed food and drink, and later in the evening entertainment included a saloon shoot out, as members of the Diamond Mountain Rustlers bunch caused “trouble” in the crowd. Lynn “Colorado Honey” Whitman took cheating matters into her own hands and started a gun fight with fellow gamblers. After the smoke cleared players resumed gambling and whooping it up, before redeeming prizes at the end of the night. tdeans@vernal.com

Above: Casino Night is one of Rotary’s most successful fund raisers in Vernal. Donations help support a number of sponsored activities by local Rotarians.

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Neill Fields and Jim Goodman dressed the part for Wild West Casino Night. (Gary Parker/Vernal Express)

Guy Collett tries to settle down the rowdy crowd for a few announcements. (Gary Parker/Vernal Express)

Patrons don’t mind parting with their money at the tables, as it all goes to a good cause. (Gary Parker/Vernal Express)

Lynn “Colorado Honey” Whitman doesn’t put up with cheating at her favorite casino games. She blasts into a fellow gambler in a spectacular display of gunfire. (Gary Parker/Vernal Express

November 2 through April 30 • Uintah Basin Assoc. Govts HEAT Program, Roosevelt HEAT Office 330 E.100 S./ Vernal HEAT Office is at 1625 W. Hwy 40. March 2 - 26 • 19th Annual Uinta Basin Local Artists Fine Arts Show, Western Heritage Museum, 328 E. 200 S., Vernal. Call 789-7399. March 3 • Diabetes class, Ashley Regional Medical Center, N. Medical Office Building Conf. Room, 6:30 p.m., 781-6874 for information. • Constitution Class, Overview of the Constitution: Amendments 2 through 27, 7 p.m., 2860 W. 1000 N. Maeser. Call 781-1568. • Epilepsy support 1st Wed. of the month, Epilepsy Association of Utah in Vernal, 7 p.m. Uintah County Library, 790-8589. March 4 • Constitution Class, Modern Day Offenses (Unremitting Betrayals), 7 p.m., 1148 E. 1000 S., Naples. Call 789-7332. • Tot and Mom Storytime, 11:30 a.m.-Noon, Uintah County Library, Call 7890091 for information. • CERT Disaster Preparedness module #1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Uintah County Emergency Operations Center. Call 781-6443. • TOPS Club meeting at Vernal City Offices, 11 a.m. Call Marilyn for information 781-2911. March 5 • Public Safety Complex Grand Opening, Open House and Public Viewing. All day activities or stay the night. • Golden Age Center Dances, 155 S. 100 W., Vernal. Every Fri. 8-10 p.m. Kays Band, all welcome. March 6 • CERT Disaster Modules #2, 3, 4 and 5, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Uintah County Emergency Operations Center. Call 781-6443. March 9 • Master Class violin & viola with Utah Symphony & USOMATA at St. Paul’s Epsicopal Church, 226 W. Main, Vernal, 7 p.m. March 10 • Utah Symphony in concert, Vernal Middle School Auditorium, 7 p.m., tickets at door or www. myartscouncil.org • Republican Precinct Training, 7 p.m., Uintah County Commission Chambers, County & State Building, 152 East Main, Vernal.

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Gamblers belly up to the buffet during Wild West Casino Night sponsored by the Vernal Rotary Club. (Gary Parker/Vernal Express)

Gamblers enjoy socializing as they play table games. They were entertained and educated by highly trained dealers. (Gary Parker/Vernal Express)

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Utes lose hard-fought game to end their season at Springville By Ron Cushman Guest Writer

The Uintah Utes boys basketball team ended their season last Wednesday with a loss to the Springville Red Devils, 58-64. The Utes’ offense started out sluggishly as they managed just two Allen Abplanalp free-throws over their first six possessions. Collin Boren sparked the Uintah offense, stealing the ball and making a lay-up, followed by a Gavin Bullock high-arching shot over one of the Springville post players to pull the Utes within one of the Red Devils, 6-7, midway through the 1st quarter. A Kalen Williams’ free-throw was the only Uintah point scored during the rest of the quarter, and the Utes were fortunate to only be down by the score of 7-9 to end the 1st after shooting three for nine from the line. Uintah’s offense was more productive during the 2nd quarter as five Utes scored in the 2nd, with four of the five field goals scored in the quarter coming in the key, and two of those coming

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after offensive rebounds. Josh Ewell made a 3-point shot in the closing minute of the 2nd quarter to pull within 7 points of Springville, 19-26. The Red Devils thrived in the low post all evening, taking advantage of their size by focusing their offensive efforts in the key. Red Devil post players Matt Sumsion and Sam Shreiner combined for 15 of Springville’s 19 2nd quarter points to spur their team to a 19-28 half-time lead. Springville relied on points in the paint to keep the lead around ten points for most of the 3rd quarter in a game where Springville’s high-scoring guard, Raul Delgado, was limited to four points. Delgado’s attempts to guard Uintah’s Rex Bunderson led to Delgado being in foul trouble and eventually fouling out of the game in the 4th quarter. The Utes relied on balanced scoring in the 3rd to outscore the Red Devils 20-16. Boren continued to work hard at getting to the basket and Bullock made two 3-pointers in the quarter to

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keep the Utes within striking distance. The Utes were down 25-36 mid-way through the 3rd when Bunderson scored a left-handed lay-up off a baseline inbounds play, followed by an Abplanalp steal and lay-up, to pull within seven at 29-36, leading to a Springville time-out. Springville responded with three inside baskets, countered by Bullock’s 2nd 3-pointer of the quarter, to result in a Red Devil lead of 32-42 with two minutes left in the 3rd. The Utes finished the quarter effectively on an inside basket by Boren and a 3-pointer by Clint Baker. Bunderson fought for an offensive rebound in the closing seconds of the 3rd which led to a buzzer-beating high-arching shot by Bunderson off a baseline inbounds play to trim the lead to 39-44 as the 3rd ended. Springville’s Sumsion scored on their first two possessions of the 4th quarter, and the Red Devils teamed-up for 13 points in the first two minutes of the 4th, to build their biggest lead

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of the game at 44-57. Boren hit 5 of 6 free-throws over those two minutes to account for the only Uintah points. In what has become something of a theme for this year’s Utes, the team seemed to play their best when their collective back was against the wall. Bullock responded with five quick points to keep Uintah in the game with the score 49-57. Two Springville free-throws built the Red Devils’ lead back to ten points at 49-59 with less than three minutes remaining. The Utes continued to turn up the offensive heat by scoring eight straight points over two minutes of playing time to cap a 13-2 scoring advantage. Ewell and Bullock each scored four points in a stretch of play featuring high productivity from Bunderson as he forced three turnovers, grabbed a rebound, and assisted Bullock on the basket, which trimmed the Springville lead to 57-59 with one minute remaining. However, the Utes were unable to catch the Red Devils in the closing minute as their spirited 4th quarter comeback from 13 points down fell just short for the second straight road game. Uintah’s hopes faded as a Ewell 3-point attempt rimmed out with the score 57-61 with about 30 seconds remaining. That shot seemed to sum-up the Utes’ region season as they came close in key games but just barely missed. Uintah was led by 17 points by Bullock and 16 by Boren. Abplanalp and Ewell each added 7 points with Bunderson and Baker contributing 4 each and Williams scoring 3. The Utes first year in Class 4A competition was marked by an optimistic start and ended with some hard-fought games where the team came up just short of

victory, and the winning record they needed to advance to the play-offs. The Utes gained valuable experience in Region Eight, where they will continue to compete for the foreseeable future. The importance of winning each home game is vital in a Region

where every game the Utes play requires them or their opponent to travel for three hours. Head coach Scott Mansfield commented on the Utes’ season, speaking of the high level of pre-season competition, which

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Chelyse Hodgkinson

Brooker Migliori

Chelyse was nominated by her basketball coach, Kristy Putnam. “Chelyse is averaging 2 points per game, 3 rebounds per game. ‘Shoelace’ is one of the best free-throw shooters on our team. I wish she got to the line more. She is eligible for academic all-state; we are waiting to see if she makes it!”

Brooker’s teacher, Chris Piner, writes, “Besides being an excellent student, Brooker is always pleasant. She greets everyone with a genuine smile and a kind word. She also supplies a good number of students in my class with a #2 pencil on test day. I wonder if some of the students are leaving them home on purpose now. I’d take a class full of Brooker Miglioris if I could.”

Please come and enjoy the Uintah County Public Safety Complex

Open House

Friday, March 5

12 Noon: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

This will include a special flag raising ceremony as well as area dignitaries gathering to discuss the amenities of the new Uintah County Public Safety Complex.

4 to 8 p.m. - Facility and Jail Tours

These tours are open to the public to show them what the new jail looks like from the eyes of the inmate as well as the staff. (No cell phones or cameras will be allowed)

9:00 p.m. - Booking process begins for overnight stay in the jail for over 200 people who have already signed up to be the first ones to stay in the jail and to provide the jail staff the opportunity to make sure everything is working. Participants for this part of the open house have already signed up and will receive a tee shirt and booking identification card as well as breakfast for their efforts.


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Disease kills bighorn sheep in Northeastern Utah Bacterial pneumonia, which has been raising havoc with bighorn sheep herds in other Western states, has found another set of victims on Goslin Mountain in northeastern Utah. Recent surveys by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) biologists have found most of the bighorns in the Goslin herd near the Green River in Daggett County are infected with the disease. “We’ve noticed a decline in the Goslin population for a couple of years, but we weren’t able to identify the reason until recently,” says Charlie Greenwood, regional UDWR wildlife manager.

In mid February, Lowell Marthe, area wildlife biologist for Daggett County, saw a bighorn coughing. He then surveyed other animals in the area to determine if the coughing was an isolated event. Unfortunately, he found other bighorns coughing too. And some of the sheep were acting quite sick. Samples of lung tissue taken from several animals confirmed the animals had pneumonia. The Goslin herd is relatively new. Bighorn sheep captured in Montana were reintroduced to the area in 2004 and 2007. The population increased fairly

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rapidly after the 2004 release, but they’re concerned that these peratures cold and dry. These which is normal for a new herd. animals could also be infected. conditions helped prevent disThat didn’t happen with the 2007 Surveys of bighorns in nearby eases from spreading. As a release, however. Lamb produc- herds indicate that the animals result, North American wild tion and survival were poor in these herds are healthy. sheep evolved few defenses or and the total number of sheep “Our biggest concern is stop- immunities against diseases. started to decrease. The popula- ping the spread of the disease to In contrast, some of the sheep tion estimate dropped from 65 the Bare Top, Carter Creek and populations in Europe, Asia to 40 between 2008 and 2009. Sheep Creek herds,” Greenwood and Africa were domesticated. When a deadly disease in- says. “We are still trying to Great herds of domestic animals fects a herd, wildlife managers locate all of the animals in the wandered the steppes and grasshave very few options. Native Goslin unit. It’s not a pleas- lands moving north or south as wild sheep have several things ant task, but we know if we weather permitted. These great going against them: they’re don’t get ahead of the disease, herds were breeding grounds for very social animals, and they’ve we could lose everything.” disease. Because they frequently evolved with few defenses or Like many North Ameri- encountered each other, the immunities against diseases. can wild animals, ancestors domestic sheep -- exposed to a As a result, most diseases can of today’s wild sheep crossed variety of diseases -- developed be deadly to wild sheep. And March strong defenses and immunities. the Bering Land -Bridge from Wednesday, 3, 2010 Vernal Express those diseases can rapidly in- Asia. These sheep were isolated Wild sheep are highly social fect all the bighorns in an area. from their cousins in Asia, Eu- animals. They seek each other Wildlife managers are left rope and Africa by the great out and travel in small bands or with two choices: watch the ice sheets that covered North larger herds. Individual bands sheep die or try to keep the America during the ice ages. will often mix with sheep from disease from spreading to other They evolved into the bighorns other herds. This mixing allows bighorns by severely culling (Ovis canadensis) and thin- a disease to spread quickly from (taking) animals from the herd. horns (Ovis dalli) found today. band to band and herd to herd. “We’ve been watching simi- In addition to isolating the When domestic sheep were lar events unfold in Montana, sheep, the ice sheets kept tem- introduced to the Americas, Washington and Nevada,” says Leslie McFarlane, UDWR wildlife disease coordinator. “There’s no known cure for pneumonia in bighorns. [The good news is that] it’s not hazardous to livestock or humans. “Taking infected sheep is the only way to prevent the disease from spreading to other bighorns in the herd,” McFarlane says. “It’s also the most humane thing to do. When sheep get pneumonia, it’s almostalwaysfatal.Wewanttoend the suffering as quick as we can.” As of Feb. 22, the UDWR had taken 26 bighorns from Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express the Goslin herd. Biologists are closely monitoring another small band from this herd. Biologists haven’t noticed any coughing,

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Disease now threatens big horn sheep populations in Northeastern Utah. UDWR has been involved in a sheep relocation program for several years in this area. (Submitted Photo)

they brought their exotic diseases with them. These diseases proved deadly to native wild sheep and often eliminated entire populations. Bighorn sheep, once the most abundant large mammal in the mountainous areas of the West, were nearly driven to extinction by the early 1900s. Many factors, including competition for forage, habitat degradation and unregulated hunting all played their parts, but exotic diseases were the biggest factor. Today’s bighorns are ancestors of isolated, remote bands that somehow escaped the exotic diseases rampaging through the herds as the Wild West was tamed. They still lack immunities to most diseases, and their survival depends mostly on remaining relatively isolated. This deadly ice-age legacy -- the lack of immunity to exotic diseases -- is the biggest challenge still facing bighorns today.

Get a turkey hunting permit

General season permits on sale starting Feb. 16 If you didn’t obtain a limited entry permit to hunt wild turkeys in Utah this spring, don’t put your shotgun away. Permits for Utah’s first general statewide turkey hunt go on sale starting Feb. 16. “We’re excited,” says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “For the first time, every hunter who wants to hunt wild turkeys in Utah can hunt.” Because the general hunt is brand new, Tutorow says the DWR has received lots of questions from hunters. She provides the following information: - You don’t have to get a permit on Feb. 16. General turkey permits are not limited in number, so they won’t run out. Permits will be available until the season ends on May 31. - You can buy a general turkey permit and still keep all of your limited entry turkey bonus points. You won’t lose any of your bonus points if you buy a general turkey permit. - If you buy a general turkey permit, you can hunt anywhere in Utah that’s open to turkey hunting. - If you obtained a limited entry turkey permit, you can’t obtain a general turkey permit. (You can have only

one turkey permit each year.) - You can buy a permit at www.wildlife.utah.gov starting Feb. 16. Permits will also be available at DWR offices and from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah. -Twogeneralhuntswillbeheld: * The first hunt is a special youth hunt. This hunt is for hunters who are 15 years of age or younger. It runs April 30 - May 2. To participate, young hunters must buy a general statewide hunting permit. Young hunters who drew a limited entry permit

Passport to play in Utah’s state parks Get your free copy of the Utah State Parks 2010 Passport Edition Field Guide, visit your favorite state park, or one you’ve never visited, and get your passport stamped. Visit all 41 participating parks from Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder to Yuba State Park near Nephi. Explore the world of dinosaurs at Utah Field House, set up camp at Starvation, golf at Palisade and discover petroglyphs at Fremont Indian State Park and Museum. Plan your visit by checking out

our events calendar. Utah’s state parks host all types of events, from guided hikes and campfire programs, to star parties and scorpion hunts. Visit our website at stateparks.utah.gov and go to Things to Do. Make your trip easier by purchasing a Utah State Parks Annual or Senior Pass for $75 or $35, respectively. Senior Passes are available to Utah residents 62 and over. To order a Utah State Parks Field Guide, please call (801) 5387220 or email parkcomment@ utah.gov.

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trophy at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in Cedar City in late December, as well as the region win over Region Eight co-champion Salem Hills and the home win over Spanish Fork. The tough overtime loss to Payson at home and the loss to Spanish Fork on the road at the buzzer were cited by Coach Mansfield as the most difficult losses. Victories in those very winnable games would have put the Utes squarely in the play-off picture. Coach Mansfield expressed pride in the team and their competitiveness every time they stepped on the court. He complimented the team for the class and dignity they exhibited as representatives of Uintah High School.

Average retail gasoline prices in Utah moved just 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68/g today. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.70/g, according to gasoline price website UtahGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Utah during the past week, prices today are 99.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 0.1 cents per gallon flat than a month ago. The national average has increased 4.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 79.0 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago. “Average gasoline prices have increased nearly ten cents over the last week for much of the

included competitive games with 3A champion Wasatch and Wyoming champion Gillette. Those games, in addition to games against Grand Junction and Copper Hills, helped prepare Uintah for Region Eight play, According to Mansfield, in the team’s first year in Class 4A. Mansfield noted that the Utes competed well with every team in Region Eight and, in spite of often experiencing a bad quarter, were able to fight to the end of each game and contend for a win in each region game. Coach Mansfield referred to season highlights, including the team earning the Championship

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said Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Risser. “We encourage every visitor who may wish to bring firearms to the park to do their research ahead of time and ensure that they are aware of and abide by the laws that apply. Our goal is to provide safe, enjoyable park visits for everyone, and to preserve this very special place for people today and future generations.” The new federal law has no effect on existing laws and regulations regarding the use of firearms in national parks or hunting. Hunting still not allowed in Dinosaur National Monument. Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in certain facilities, such as park visitor centers; these facilities are posted with appropriate

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STONEGATE Duchesne $249,000 MLS# 901318 - 1984 sq ft cabin on 4.78 acres!Hidden and private!3 car garage with doors tall enough for your vehicles!Stone gas log fireplace in the corner of the living room.Encircling 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; covered deck on 3 sides!City water, septic, power.French doors. Jetted tub.

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P A Y R O L L SU P E R V I S O R W A N T E D RNI Trucking, Headquartered in Roosevelt Utah, is currently accepting applications for a â&#x20AC;&#x153; Payroll Supervisorâ&#x20AC;?. Successful candidate will effectively manage the operation of all payroll processes and procedures. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in accounting or related field required. Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening. Full-time position with benefits (medical, dental, life, disability, and 401K). For more information, please contact: Adrion Walker Director, Human Resources 435-722-2800 adrion@rnindustries.com 244 West Highway 40 / Roosevelt, Utah

Uintah School District is accepting applications for the following positions: Contract In-School Suspension Aide for Vernal Middle School For the remainder of the 09-10 school year only. Position is open until filled with first review of applications on March 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm.

Speech Pathologist Position is open until filled.

All positions require specific information to be submitted with the application. Complete application packets will be given preferred consideration. Applications will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on the date of first review. Please see complete job announcement for requirements at either the Uintah School District Office or online at www.uintah.net/districtoffice/employment.html For questions, please call Lola Searle, HR Assistant Uintah School District. 635 West 200 South Vernal, UT 435-781-3100 ext. 1007 * fax 435-781-4695

Duchesne County School District is accepting applications for the following positions: 2009-2010 School Year Duchesne County School District Full Time Speech Language Pathologist Position start August 2009 or sooner Contact Bruce Guymon, Special Ed. Director 435-725-4602

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ties, mineral, oil and 2007 and executed by gas rights and profits, RJ DEVELOPMENT water rights and stock LLC, a Utah limand all fixtures. The ited liability comparcel of real property pany, as Trustor, and covered by the Deed granted and conof Trust has a reputed veyed to ZIONS Woodall 10653 River consist of installing address of 555 West FIRST NATIONAL Front Parkway, Suite a 50 kW Emergency 2000 North, Vernal, BANK, A National 290 South Jordan Backup Generator Utah 84078. The cur- Banking Association Ut 84095 (801)254- to serve the Dutch rent beneficiary of the as Beneficiary and 9450 (800)245-1886 John Water Treatment Trust Deed is Zions ZIONS FIRST (Hotline) Hours: 9:00 Plant. A pre-bid conFirst National Bank NATIONAL BANK, A.M. – 5:00 P.M. ference will be held and the record owner N.A. as Trustee. The Signature/by: James at the Dutch John of the real property as Deed of Trust was H. Woodall, Trustee Conference Hall, 530 of the recording of the recorded on February James H. Woodall South Boulevard, Notice of Default and 26, 2007 as Entry No. R-293854 02/17/10, Dutch John, Utah Election to Sell is RJ 2007002185 in Book 02/24/10, 03/03/10. with a site visit folDevelopment, LLC. 1018 at Pages 736Published in the lowing the conferThe Trustee’s sale 744 in the Official Vernal Express ence. The conferwill be made without Records of the County February 17, 24, and ence will be held at covenant or warranty, Recorder of Uintah March 3, 2010. 10 am on March 4, express or implied, County, Utah. W. 2010. March All interested Wednesday, 3, 2010 - Vernal Express regarding title, possesJeffery Fillmore has parties are invited to REQUEST FOR sion or encumbrances. been appointed the attend. A hard copy PROPOSALS Bidders must tender a Successor Trustee of of the project plans $5,000 deposit to the the Deed of Trust. The specifications Daggett County is and Successor Trustee at property subject to the can be obtained at now accepting prothe time of sale and Deed of Trust is situposals from consul- the Daggett County the balance of the pur- ated in Uintah County, Office (95 North 100 tants/vendors for the chase price by 12:00 Utah and is more pardesign and implemen- West, Manila, Utah) noon the day fol- ticularly described on or Uintah Engineering tation of a SCADA lowing the sale. The Exhibit “A” attached System for the Dutch & Land Surveying deposit must be in the hereto and incorpo(85 South 200 East, John Water Treatment form of a cashier’s rated herein by referPlant in Dutch John, Vernal, Utah) upon check or bank offi- ence together with all receipt of payment Utah. The work to be cial check payable to improvements, easeaccomplished under of $50.00, no part of Zions First National ments, rights, appurwhich will be refundthis RFP will include Bank. The balance tenances, rents, royalthe design and instal- ed. A PDF copy of must be in the form ties, mineral, oil and the project plans and lation of a SCADA of a wire transfer, gas rights and profits, System, upgrade specifications can be cashier’s check or water rights and stock obtained at no charge monitoring/sampling bank official check and all fixtures. The equipment, and other by sending an email (credit union official parcel of real property to dutchjohnwater@ automatic valve and checks are not accept- covered by the Deed flow meter upgrades. gmail.com with your ed) payable to Zions of Trust has a reputed contact information. A pre-proposal conFirst National Bank. address of 537 West ference will be held Sealed bids will be Cash Payments are not 2000 North, Vernal, received until 5 pm at the Dutch John accepted. A trustee’s Utah 84078. The curMarch 15, Conference Hall,Wednesday, 530 MDT on March 3, 2010 - Vernal Express deed will be delivered rent beneficiary of the 2010 if mailed, and South Boulevard, to the successful bid- Trust Deed is Zions Dutch John, Utah with will be accepted hand der within three busi- First National Bank a site visit follow- delivered at the bid ness days after receipt and the record owner ing the conference. opening site until 9 am of the amount bid. of the real property as The conference will MDT March 16, 2010. The purpose of this of the recording of the be held at 10 am on Contact project engi- notice is to collect a Notice of Default and March 3, 2010. All neer Chris Clark at debt and any informa- Election to Sell is RJ interested parties are 435-789-1017 (UELS) tion obtained may be Development, LLC. or dutchjohnwater@ invited to attend. used for that purpose. The Trustee’s sale The RFP packet gmail.com with ques- Dated: February 18, will be made without tions and for plan can be obtained at 2010. SUCCESSOR covenant or warranty, Daggett the Daggett County requests. TRUSTEE /s/ W. express or implied, County reserves the Office (95 North 100 JEFFERYFILLMORE regarding title, possesWest, Manila, Utah) right to accept and/or Callister Nebeker & sion or encumbrances. reject any and all bids. or Uintah Engineering McCullough 10 East Bidders must tender a & Land Surveying This is a federally South Temple, Suite $5,000 deposit to the funded project. All (85 South 200 East, 900 Salt Lake City, Successor Trustee at Vernal, Utah). A PDF bidders are required UT 84133 (801) 530- the time of sale and to make the six good copy of the RFP pack7300 Office Hours the balance of the puret can be obtained by faith efforts to assure 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. chase price by 12:00 compliance with the sending an email to EXHIBIT ‘A’ Situated noon the day foldutchjohnwtp@gmail. State’s fair share goals in Uintah County, lowing the sale. The and are required to com with your contact Utah. Lot 3 Beginning deposit must be in the information. Proposals comply with EEO reg- at a point on the North form of a cashier’s ulations. This project will be received until line of the Southeast check or bank offi5 pm on March 12, will require compli- quarter of Section 10, cial check payable to ance with the Davis 2010. The selected Township 4 South, Zions First National c o n s u l t a n t / v e n d o r Bacon Act and adher- Range 21 East, Bank. The balance ence to the current will be announced Salt Lake Base and must be in the form on March 16, 2010 at U.S. Department of Meridian which bears of a wire transfer, the regular Daggett Labor Wage Decision. South 88°05’51” West cashier’s check or Published in the County Commission 238.00 feet from the bank official check Express meeting. Contact Vernal East quarter corner of (credit union official project engineer February 17, 24, and said Section; thence checks are not acceptMarch 3, 2010. Chris Clark at 435South 02°01’55” East ed) payable to Zions 789-1017 (UELS) or parallel to the East First National Bank. NOTICE OF dutchjohnwtp@gmail. line of the Southeast Cash Payments are not com with questions TRUSTEE’S quarter of said Section accepted. A trustee’s and for RFP packet SALE 153.00 feet; thence deed will be delivered requests. Daggett South 88°05’51” to the successful bidCounty reserves the The real property West parallel to the der within three busiright to accept and/or described below and said North line of ness days after receipt reject any and all pro- situated in Uintah the Southeast quarter of the amount bid. posals. This is a fed- County, Utah will 100.00 feet; thence The purpose of this erally funded project. be sold at public North 02°01’55” notice is to collect a All proposing con- auction to the high- West parallel to the debt and any informasultants/vendors are est bidder, payable said East line of the tion obtained may be required to make the in lawful money of Southeast quarter used for that purpose. six good faith efforts the United States at 153.00 feet to the Dated: February 18, to assure compliance the time of sale, at said North line of 2010. SUCCESSOR with the State’s fair the Eighth Judicial the Southeast quar- TRUSTEE /s/ W. share goals and are District Courthouse ter; thence North JEFFERYFILLMORE required to comply for Uintah County, 88°05’51” East along Callister Nebeker & with EEO regulations 920 East Highway 40, the said North line of McCullough 10 East for the construction Vernal, Utah 84078, the Southeast quar- South Temple, Suite portion of this proj- on March 29, 2010 at ter 100.00 feet to the 900 Salt Lake City, ect. This project will the hour of 12:15 p.m. point of beginning. UT 84133 (801) 530require compliance The sale is for the pur- Basis of bearings is 7300 Office Hours with the Davis Bacon pose of foreclosing the the line between the 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Act and adherence Deed of Trust (includ- West quarter corner EXHIBIT ‘A’ Situated to the current U.S. ing Fixture Filing) and the East quarter in Uintah County, Department of Labor (the “Deed of Trust”) corner of said Section Utah. Lot 2 Beginning Wage Decision for the dated February 16, which is computed at a point on the North construction portion 2007 and executed by from the Uintah line of the Southeast of the project. RJ DEVELOPMENT County Surveyor’s quarter of Section 10, Published in the LLC, a Utah lim- Section breakdown to Township 4 South, Vernal Express ited liability com- bear North 88°05’35” Range 21 East, February 17, 24, and pany, as Trustor, and East. Parcel ID No. Salt Lake Base and March 3, 2010. granted and con- 04-058-0070. Meridian which bears veyed to ZIONS Published in the South 88°05’51” West FIRST NATIONAL Vernal ADVERTISEExpress 138.00 feet from the BANK, a National February 24, and East quarter corner of MENT FOR said Section, thence BID DAGGETT Banking Association March 3, 10, 2010. as Beneficiary and South 02°01’55” East COUNTY ZIONS FIRST parallel to the East NOTICE OF NATIONAL BANK, line of the Southeast TRUSTEE’S Daggett County is N.A. as Trustee. The quarter of said Section now accepting bids SALE Deed of Trust was 153.00 feet; thence from licensed genrecorded on February South 88°05’51” eral contractors for The real property 26, 2007 as Entry No. West parallel to the the work to be perdescribed below and 2007002187 in Book said North line of formed on the Dutch situated in Uintah 1018 at Pages 747the Southeast quarter John Water System County, Utah will be 755 in the Official 100.00 feet; thence Distribution. The sold at public auction Records of the County North 02°01’55” work to be accomto the highest bidRecorder of Uintah West parallel to the plished under this der, payable in lawful County, Utah. W. said East line of the contract will include money of the United Jeffery Fillmore has Southeast quarter three phases of work. States at the time of been appointed the 153.00 feet to the Phase 1 will consist sale, at the Eighth Successor Trustee of said North line of of laying approx. Judicial District the Deed of Trust. The the Southeast quar6,300 ft of waterCourthouse for Uintah property subject to the ter; thence North line and constructCounty, 920 East Deed of Trust is situ88°05’51” East along ing a pump station on Highway 40, Vernal, ated in Uintah County, the said North line of the airport bench in Utah 84078, on March Utah and is more parthe Southeast quarDutch John. Phase 2 29, 2010 at the hour ticularly described on ter 100.00 feet to the will consist of laying of 12:00 p.m. The sale Exhibit “A” attached point of beginning. approx. 3,900 feet of is for the purpose of hereto and incorpoBasis of bearings is waterline along Sixth foreclosing the Deed rated herein by referthe line between the Avenue and through of Trust (Including ence together with all West quarter corner the Old Man Camp in Fixture Filing) (the improvements, easeand the East quarter the townsite of Dutch “Deed of Trust”) ments, rights, appurcorner of said Section John. Phase 3 will dated February 16, tenances, rents, royalwhich is computed

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 06-024-0036 Trust No. 124551607 Ref: William C Sprouse TRA: Loan No. xxxxxx0058. I M P O RTA N T NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 13, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THIS PROCEEDING, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 25, 2010, at 3:30pm, James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall, as duly appointed Trustee under a Deed of Trust recorded December 21, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005010935, in Book 956, Page 61-76, of the Official Records in the office at the County Recorder of Uintah County, State of Utah, executed by William C Sprouse and Laura A Sprouse, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the United States at the time of sale. Successful bidders must tender a deposit of $5,000 in certified funds to the trustee at the time of sale, with the balance due by noon the following business day, at the office of the Trustee. At the main entrance of the uintah county district court 920 East Hwy 40 Vernal Utah all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Beginning at a point 563 feet east and 33 feet south of the north quarter corner of section 3, township 5 south, range 21 east, salt lake base and meridian; thence east 84.09 feet; thence southeasterly around a curve to the right 31.313 feet; thence south 140 feet; thence west 104.09 feet; thence north 160 feet to the point of beginning.. The street address and other common designation of the real property described above is purported to be: 877 West 2500 South Vernal Ut 84078. Estimated Total Debt as of March 25, 2010 is $146,820.76. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The current beneficiary of the Trust Deed as of the date of this notice is: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association Fka The Bank Of New York Trust Company, N.a. As Successor To Jpmorgan Chase Bank N.a. As Trustee For Ramp 2006rs2. The record owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Default is/are: William C. Sprouse and Laura A. Sprouse. Dated: February 17, 2010. James H. Woodall, Trustee James H.

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from the Uintah County Surveyor’s Section breakdown to bear North 88°05’35” East. Parcel ID No. 04-058-0069. Published in the Vernal Express February 24, and March 3, 10, 2010.

NOTICE OF REQUESTING BIDS R. E. MONKS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Is requesting bids from Qualified Subcontractors based in Uintah County Utah and All DBE/MBE/WBE Subcontractors and suppliers M & S DAM AND RESERVOIR WHITEROCKS I R R I G AT I O N COMPANY BIDS DUE: MARCH 9, 2010 2:00 PM MST R. E. MONKS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY P.O. BOX 17959 FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ 85268 FAX (480) 8377373 ATTENTION: MIKE CLAFLIN WE ARE AN EQUAL O P P O RT U N I T Y EMPLOYER. Published in the Vernal Express February 24, and March 3, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Uintah Animal Control & Shelter Special Service District had three estray burros, two jacks and a jenny, brought in for impoundment, from the Bonanza Hwy and Mountain Fuel Bridge area, on Sunday, February 14, 2010. To claim this livestock contact the Shelter at 1387 East 335 South in Vernal or call 1-435-781-7297. Proof of Ownership is required to claim any livestock. Should the above mentioned livestock not be claimed by Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., they will be taken to the next available Public Livestock Auction. Published in the Vernal Express on February 24, and March 3, 2010.

UINTAH COUNTY REQUEST FOR PRICE QUOTATION FOR TAX SALE TITLE WORK Uintah County hereby makes notice of intent to solicit a price quotation for Uintah County Tax Sale Title Work. For a copy of the “Invitation for Price Quotation” contact the Clerk-Auditor’s Office at 435-7815363 Quotations must be clearly marked “Tax Sale Title Work” and be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2010 to the Uintah County Clerk-Auditor’s Office at 147 East Main, Vernal UT 84078. Proposals received by this deadline will be opened, but not necessarily awarded at the regularly scheduled County Commission meeting on March 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Published in the Vernal Express February 24 and March 3, 2010.

UINTAH COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Uintah County hereby makes notice of intent to solicit a bid for Housekeeping to be conducted at the Uintah County Public Safety Complex located at 641 East 300 South, Vernal UT. For more information, please contact the Uintah County Clerk-Auditor’s Office at 435-781-5361 or Kelly Hays, Facilities and Construction manager at (435)7815484 or (435)790-

0033. Bids must be clearly marked “Housekeeping” and be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010 to the Uintah County Clerk-Auditor’s Office at 147 East Main, Vernal UT 84078. Proposals received by this deadline will be opened and possibly awarded at the regularly scheduled County Commission meeting on March 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Published in the Vernal Express February 24 and March 3, 2010.

UINTAH COUNTY IS SOLICITING BIDS to purchase 1 new dump body bed with hydraulics for a F550 truck which includes running a sander and a plow. This is a 11’ long small dump body with a 3-4 yard capacity. For detailed specs. and instructions go to Uintah County website under open bids or contact Road Dept. 435-789-1070 and we will fax the information to you. Bids must include spec. sheet with options itemized per instructions and be in a sealed envelope marked Uintah County Dump Bed. Bids must be submitted to Uintah County Clerk Auditor 147 East Main Vernal, Utah 84078 by 9:00 a.m. on March 8, 2010. Bids will be opened during Commission Meeting on March 8, 2010 where they may be awarded at that time or held for consideration until the next Commission Meeting. Uintah County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids submitted. Published in Vernal Express February 24, and March 3, 2010.

DAGGETT COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Daggett County Commission will hold a Public Hearing on April 6th, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Daggett County Courthouse at 95 N. 1st West; Manila, Utah regarding the following: Rezoning of parcel 292-3 (otherwise known as 305 S. Ylincheta Lane, Manila, UT) owned by Stewart and Lynda Leith from an Agriculture District (A-20) to a General Industrial District (MG). Maps and other information regarding the proposed changes are available for review at the Daggett County Courthouse, 95 North 1st West; Manila, Utah of online at www. daggettcounty.org/ pnz4610. Questions can be directed to the Planning and Zoning Secretary at (435) 784-3218 ext. 134. Comments may be submitted in writing at the above address or mailed to Daggett County Commission; PO Box 219; Manila, UT 84046 and must be received before 5 pm on April 5, 2010. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary services for this hearing should call the Daggett County Clerk’s Office at (435) 784-3154 at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the hearing for which services are needed. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2010.

UINTAH COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Uintah County

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Planning Commission will meet at 6:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 152 East 100 North Vernal, State/ County Building, on the second floor in the Commission Chambers. public hearing: Standard Subdivision Mark L. & Julie R. Peterson - Requesting approval of Concept, Design, and Final Plat for property located at 3214 & 3054 North 2000 West, Vernal, Utah; Serial Numbers 04:019:0077 & 04:019:0086. PUBLIC HEARINGORDINANCE AMENDMENT Chapter 17.48 Commercial Zones C-1, C-2, & CP1 Chapter 17.52 Planned Commercial Zone CP-1 Chapter 17.56 Industrial Zones I-1 & I-2 Chapter 17.116.240 Flag Lots as a Conditional Use Chapter 17.116.250 Natural Resources Extraction and Excavation. For full agenda visit Uintah County website at www.co.uintah.ut.us. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 17, 2010.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 04-1130019p-c Trust No. 1249011-07 Ref: Shane G Cannon TRA: Loan No. xxxxxx3450. I M P O RTA N T NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 01, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THIS PROCEEDING, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 08, 2010, at 3:30pm, James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall, as duly appointed Trustee under a Deed of Trust recorded September 08, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006008786, in Book 992, Page 511-527, of the Official Records in the office at the County Recorder of Uintah County, State of Utah, executed by Shane G Cannon and Annette Cannon, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the United States at the time of sale. Successful bidders must tender a deposit of $5,000 in certified funds to the trustee at the time of sale, with the balance due by noon the following business day, at the office of the Trustee. At the main entrance of the uintah county district court 920 East Hwy 40 Vernal Utah all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Beginning on the south section line at a point that is north 86 degrees 24’11” east 705.00 feet from the southwest corner souteast quarter section 18, township 4 south, range 21 east, salt lake meridian; thence north 2 degrees 24’11” east parallel to the south section line 96.04 feet to the center line of teh high line canal; thence along said canal center line south 14 degrees 19’16” east 284.92 feet to the south section line; thence south 86 degrees 24;11” west along said south section line 154.86 feet to the point of beginning. The street address and other common designation of the real property described above is purported to be: 4086 West 500 North

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Vernal Ut 84078. Estimated Total Debt as of April 08, 2010 is $252,435.22. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The current beneficiary of the Trust Deed as of the date of this notice is: Aurora Loan Services. The record owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Default is/are: Shane G Cannon and Annette Cannon. Dated: March 03, 2010. James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall 10653 River Front Parkway, Suite 290 South Jordan Ut 84095 (801)2549450 (800)245-1886 (Hotline) Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Signature/by: James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall R-297793 03/03/10, 03/10/10, 03/17/10. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 17, 2010.

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Civil No. 090100519 In the First District Court - State of Utah County of Box Elder American Family Insurance v. Nicholus C. McKee THE STATE OF UTAH TO NICHOLUS C. MCKEE. You are hereby summoned and required to file an Answer in writing to the Complaint on file with the Clerk of the above entitled Court at 43 North Main - Brigham City, Utah 84302 and to serve upon, or mail to Plaintiff’s attorney, at: John H. Bailey 550 North Main #114 Logan, Utah 84321 a copy of said Answer, within 20 days if you are served in the State of Utah or within 30 days if you are served outsid the State of Utah, after service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in said Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 6th day of January, 2010. John H. Bailey Attorney for Plaintiff. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 17, 2010.

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APN: 03-055-0034 Trust No. 123106407 Ref: Heidi N Hatch TRA: Loan No. xxxx3903. I M P O RTA N T NOTICE TO P R O P E R T Y OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 09, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THIS PROCEEDING, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 08, 2010, at 3:30pm, James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall, as duly appointed Trustee under a Deed of Trust recorded July 18, 2003, as Instrument No. 2003005621, in Book 847, Page 714725, of the Official Records in the office at the County Recorder of Uintah County, State of Utah, executed by Lance


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Hatch and Heidi Hatch, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the United States at the time of sale. Successful bidders must tender a deposit of $5,000 in certified funds to the trustee at the time of sale, with the balance due by noon the following business day, at the office of the Trustee. At the main entrance of the uintah county district court 920 East Hwy 40 Vernal Utah all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Beginning at a point in section 16, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, Salt Lake Meridian, said point is N 89 deg, 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11â&#x20AC;? W along the East-West Âź Section line 2687.16 feet and N 3 deg, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 0â&#x20AC;? E 64.22 feet and N 89 deg, 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; E 46.32 feet from the East Âź corner Section 16; thence N 8 deg, 43â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 52â&#x20AC;? E 451.93 feet; N 27 deg, 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 19â&#x20AC;? E 610.57 feet to a point on the Center of Dry Fork Creek; thence down said creek the following: North 60 deg, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 132 feet; South 81 deg, 06â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 121.18 feet; thence S 18 deg, 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 48â&#x20AC;? West 1090 feet; thence S 89 deg, 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 53â&#x20AC;? W 236.91 feet to the point of beginning.. The street address and other common designation of the real property described above is purported to be: 7978 West Deep Creek Rd. Vernal Ut 84078. Estimated Total Debt as of April 08, 2010 is $278,680.43. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The current beneficiary of the Trust Deed as of the date of this notice is: U.s. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Registered Holders of Gsrpm 2004-1, Mortgage Passthrough Certificates. The record owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Default is/ are: Lance Hatch and Heidi Hatch. Dated: March 03, 2010. James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall 10653 River Front Parkway, Suite 290 South Jordan Ut 84095 (801)2549450 (800)245-1886 (Hotline) Hours: 9:00 A.M. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 P.M. Signature/by: James H. Woodall, Trustee James H. Woodall R-296389 03/03/10, 03/10/10, 03/17/10. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 17, 2010.

INVITATION TO BID 2010 PRV REPLACEMENT PROJECT ASHLEY VALLEY WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. Sealed bids for the 2010 PRV REPLACEMENT PROJECT will be received by the Owner, ASHLEY VALLEY WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, at its office located at 1344 West Highway 40,

Vernal Utah 84078 until 11:00 am, local time, on March 16, 2010. Bids sent by mail shall be addressed to ASHLEY VALLEY WATER AND SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT: ATTN: Dave Hatch, PO Box 967, 1344 West Highway 40, Vernal Utah 84078, and shall be labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bid for 2010 PRV REPLACEMENT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;. The project is described in Section 01 11 00 of the contract documents and includes updating 4 PRV stations, removal of 3 old PRV stations, surface restoration, leak testing, and other work incidental to the completion of the project. The contractor shall furnish all materials, equipment, and labor. The Project is located approximately 170 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Copies of the Project Manual, including the Bidding Requirements and proposed Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of Engineering Services, Inc, 2028 West 500 North, (P.O. Box 1485), Vernal, Utah 84078, Telephone (435) 7812550, upon payment of $50.00 for each set. Return of the manuals is not required, and the amount paid for the manual is non-refundable. Persons wishing to obtain copies of the manuals shall furnish their street and mailing addresses for delivery of documents and addenda. Each bid shall be correctly prepared and submitted on the prescribed Bid Form with required attachments, and shall be accompanied by a Bid Security as prescribed in the Instructions to Bidders payable to the Owner in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds, each in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the full contract price. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 11:00 am local time, on March 11, 2010, at the offices of ASHLEY VALLEY WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, 1344 West Highway 40, Vernal Utah 84078. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to determine which bid is, in the Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s judgment, the lowest responsive bid of a bidder or group of bidders. The Owner also reserves the right to waive any informalities in any bid and to delete certain items listed in the bid as set forth therein. Bids received after the time established for receiving bids will not be considered. Except as provided in the Instructions to Bidders, no bidder may withdraw his bid after the time established for receiving bids or before the award and execution of the contract, unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding sixty (60) calendar days. Bidders must be licensed in the State of Utah for an amount equal to or greater than the amount of their bid and for the type of work required, at the time of bidding and throughout the period of the contract. Bidders on this work must comply with all applicable governmental and local agency requirements. Date: March 3, 2010 David L. Hatch, Manager. ASHLEY VALLEY WATER & SEWER

IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AND RESIDENTS OF UINTAH COUNTY: Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting of the UINTAH ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHELTER SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT for Thursday, March 18, 2010 has been canceled. Published in the Vernal Express on March 3, 10, 2010.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Uintah School District will be holding its annual Impact Aid Meeting on March 16th in the Media Center at the Eagle View Elementary School from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Ute Indian Tribe and parents of children residing on Indian lands and all other parents of children attending Eagle View Elementary or Lapoint Elementary schools are encouraged to attend. The purpose of this meeting will be to review and receive recommendations for Impact Aid. School officials will answer questions and receive input for the improvement of school programs. Parents are invited to make suggestions concerning the needs of their children and ways they can assist their children in realizing the benefits to be derived from the educational programs in the Uintah School District. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE Flaming Gorge Wind, LLC, and RAAM Power Inc., companies operating in Manila and Salt Lake City, Utah, are proposing to construct and operate a 120 mega Watt wind energy facility in Daggett County. The project would involve wind towers (turbine generators) and an electrical collection system, an operations and maintenance building and an interconnecting road network. If the project proves economical, an electrical transmission line would be constructed to tie in with major interstate transmission lines already in or planned for the Flaming Gorge area. Flaming Gorge Wind, LLC is seeking funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their project. As such an environmental assessment of the wind energy project will be completed. Current Federal regulations require an early and open process to determine the scope of issues to be addressed in the environmental assessment--this process is termed â&#x20AC;&#x153;scoping.â&#x20AC;? Flaming Gorge Wind, LLC will introduce their project to the Daggett County Commissioners on March 16, at the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regularly scheduled Commissionersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meeting. Also on March 16, Flaming Gorge Wind, LLC, will be hosting a public open house from 7-9 p.m., at the Daggett County Building in Manila. The objectives of the open house are to introduce the proposed wind energy project to the interested public, to answer the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

questions, and to learn the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues and concerns on the proposed project. Information obtained at these meetings will be factored in to the environmental assessment. Flaming Gorge Wind, LLC, would like to encourage the public to attend the public open house to learn more about the proposed wind energy project. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 2010.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that STRATA NETWORKS Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Roosevelt Jr. High School in Roosevelt, Utah. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect directors from the Randlett, Tabiona, and Vernal districts, and to conduct any business that may come before the meeting. Individuals desiring to run for the position of director must meet the requirements of the bylaws, which currently require that he or she is a member in good standing, receiving land line telephone services and residing in the geographic area (Voting district) to which he or she is running for election for 365 days prior to filing for the position of a director. Those wishing to run must file in writing at the Cooperativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters located at 211 E 200 N, Roosevelt, not less than 60 days, nor more than 90 days from the date of the annual meeting (between March 12 and April 12, 2010). If more than two individuals file to run for election from any of the districts, the manager of the cooperative will, not less than 20 days nor more than 45 days before the date of the annual meeting, schedule a meeting in those districts. The purpose of that meeting will be for members of that district to elect two individuals to run for the directorship from that district at the annual meeting and to conduct any other business that may be pertinent to that district. In the event two or less members file at the Cooperative office for the position of director, then there will not be a primary meeting or primary election, and that individual or those individuals will be placed on the ballot for the annual meeting. The names of the individuals elected at the primary election shall be placed on the ballot for the annual meeting. Balloting at the annual meeting will be by secret ballot. The candidate from each voting district up for election receiving the majority votes will be declared elected as a director. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 2010.

NOTICE TO WATER USERS The State Engineer received the following Application(s) (Locations in SLB&M unless otherwise designated). For more information or to receive a copy of filings, visit http:// waterrights.utah.gov or call 1-866-8824426. Persons objecting to an application must file a CLEARLY READABLE protest stating FILING N U M B E R , REASONS FOR OBJECTION, P R O T E S TA N T S ` NAME AND RETURN ADDRESS, and any request for a hearing. Effective July 1, 2009, there will be a $15.00 fee for each protest

filed. Protest must be filed with the State Engineer, Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300 on or before MARCH 30, 2010. These are informal proceedings as per Rule R655-6-2 of the Division of Water Rights. (The Period of Use is generally yearround except irrigation which is generally from Apr 1 to Oct 31 each year.) UINTAH COUNTY NEW A P P L I C AT I O N ( S ) 45-6396 (A78779): Randy M. and DanNette Smuin propose(s) using 4.28 ac-ft. from groundwater (3 miles South of Vernal) for I R R I G AT I O N ; STOCKWATERING. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in Vernal Express on March 3, 10, 2010.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER VACATION OF 400 EAST STREET FROM MAIN STREET TO 100 SOUTH IN VERNAL, UTAH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vernal City Council will hold a public hearing at the City Council Chambers, 447 East Main Street, Vernal, Utah, on March 17, 2010, at 7:15 p.m., to consider public comment about a Petition/Proposal to vacate 400 East Street in Vernal, Utah, from Main Street to 100 South Street. Vernal City Corporation, the owner of all of the real property lying immediately to the West of the street to be vacated, has filed a Petition requesting vacation of the street for the purpose of using said street as part of a municipal office facility and grounds. All persons having interest in the proposed vacation are invited to appear and provide information and comment. The Vernal City Council will determine at the Public Hearing whether good cause exists for the vacation and whether the public interest or any person will be materially injured by the proposed vacation. If the City Council determines that vacation of the street is appropriate, an ordinance may be adopted granting the Petition to Vacate some or all of the public street at that meeting, or at a subsequent public meeting. Dated: February 23, 2010. Gary Showalter, Vernal City Mayor. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 10, 2010.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Uintah Water Conservancy District will hold its Annual Meeting on March 9, 2010, at 10:00 AM at the District Office, 78 West 3325 North, Vernal, Utah. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 2010.

BEFORE THE DIVISION OF OIL, GAS AND MINING DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES STATE OF UTAH NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION CAUSE NO. OGM 047-10-01

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IN THE MATTER OF THE REQUEST OF CDX Gas, LLC and CDX Rockies, LLC FOR RELEASE OF A SURETY ISSUED BY U.S. Specialty Insurance Company, FOR CDX Gas, LLC and CDX Rockies, LLC, AS PRINCIPAL. THE STATE OF UTAH TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE E N T I T L E D MATTER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Divisionâ&#x20AC;?) is commencing an informal adjudicative proceeding to consider the request of CDX Gas, LLC and CDX Rockies, LLC, for the release of a bond in the amount of ($120,000) issued by U.S. Specialty Insurance Company for CDX Gas, LLC and CDX Rockies, LLC, as Principal. The adjudicative proceeding will be conducted informally in accordance with Utah Admin. R64910, Administrative Procedures. Division records show the following well locations in Uintah County, Utah are insured under this bond and subject to release: Displacement Point 36-12-25, SE/4 SE/4 Sec 36 T23S R25E; State Atchee Canyon 36-12-15 #1, NW/4 NW/4 Sec 36 T12S R25E. All requests and other documents relating to this matter may be inspected in the Divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 1594 West North Temple, Suite 1210, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116. Administrative action to release liability under the bond may be taken unless a written objection is filed within fifteen (15) days after publication of this notice by a person authorized to participate as a party in this informal adjudicative proceeding. The Divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presiding Officer for this proceeding is Gil Hunt, Associate Director at PO Box 145801, Salt Lake City, Utah 841145801, phone number (801) 538-5340. If such a protest or notice of intervention is received, a hearing will be scheduled in accordance with the aforementioned administrative procedure rule. Protestants and/or interveners should be prepared to demonstrate at the hearing how this matter affects their interests. Dated this 24th day of February, 2010. STATE OF UTAH DIVISION OF OIL, GAS & MINING /s/ Gil Hunt Associate Director. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT U.S. Forest Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ashley National Forest Vernal Ranger District, Uintah County, Utah East Park C a m p g r o u n d Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project An original hazardous fuels reduction project involving pole thinning, salvage, and regeneration thinning around the East Park Campground was approved in 2005. Due to a national injunction on the Fuels Categorical Exclusion used to approve this project, the original decision was withdrawn in 2008. A new decision approving the salvage and regeneration thinning units was approved that same year. Now

the District is re-initiating environmental analysis on the pole thinning units. The proposed action is to pole thin live trees less than six inches in diameter as well as to salvage additional dead trees on approximately 229 acres of lodgepole pine stands in the vicinity of campground. Excess slash would be chipped or piled and burned. The purpose of this project is to continue to reduce fuel loadings and create breaks in the continuity of fuels, providing additional defensible space where wildland fire suppression activities can more safely and efficiently be conducted. Comments on the proposed work activities may be made to the District Ranger at the Vernal Ranger District office at

355 N. Vernal Ave., Vernal, UT 84078. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic comments may be submitted in Word (.doc), Portable Document Format (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf), with East Park Campground Pole Thinning in the subject line, to commentsintermtn-ashley@ fs.fed.us. Comments must be post-marked or received within 30 days from the date of this notice. To obtain additional information regarding the proposal, please contact Lesley Tullis at 435781-5137 or Colette Webb at 435-7815188. Published in the Vernal Express March 3, 2010.

less than the mortgage amount. Fraud occurs when a distressed homeowner finds a prospective buyer and they secretly set a low sale price. Unbeknownst to the lender, the buyer is willing to pay more for the property and the homeowner pockets the difference. 3. Builder Bailouts: Simply put, builder bailouts are a â&#x20AC;&#x153;kick-backâ&#x20AC;? scheme. They may be more common in a troubled real estate market where builders may have a surplus of unsold properties. The builder offers excessive â&#x20AC;&#x153;incentivesâ&#x20AC;? to the purchaser. These incentives are disclosed as a down payment which leads the lender to believe there is equity in a home. Under these circumstances the builder and the buyer are committing fraud. 4. Loan Modifications: The FBI Salt Lake City Field Office issued a consumer alert about loan modifications in the fall of 2009. Special agents and state investigators are concerned homeowners may fall for this same scam in 2010. Companies charge up to $2000, promising to make a homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mortgage payment more affordable. But some

homeowners report that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get what they paid for. For more information on loan modification scams please find the 2009 news release at: http:// saltlakecity.fbi.gov/ pressrel/pressrel09/ slc110409.htm. 5. Affinity Fraud: Affinity fraud is an ongoing concern for the Salt Lake City FBI Field Office and the Utah Division of Real Estate. Fraudsters who promote affinity scams frequently are, or pretend to be, members of a particular religious, ethnic, or professional group. They often enlist respected community or religious leaders from within the group to spread the word about the scheme. They convince those people that a fraudulent investment is legitimate and worthwhile. Many times those leaders become unwitting victims of the fraudsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruse. For more crime tips or information on how to file a complaint with the FBI, please go to http:// saltlakecity.fbi.gov/ or call (801) 5791400. Consumers are also urged to visit the Utah Division of Real Estate website at http://realestate. utah.gov/.

C1 Top FBI scams in 2010 Salt Lake City FBI and Utah Division of Real Estate Name Top Five Mortgage Scams in 2010 Special Agents and State Investigators Warn Utahns to Beware â&#x20AC;˘ Is someone letting you live in a home for free? â&#x20AC;˘ Did a builder offer you deep discounts to move into a newly constructed house? â&#x20AC;˘ Has a company offered to refinance your mortgage for a fee? If the answer to any of these questions is â&#x20AC;&#x153;yes,â&#x20AC;? then you may be a victim of a scam. FBI special agents and the state investigators with the Utah Division of Real Estate have compiled a list of top five mortgage related scams in 2010. 1. Reverse Mortgage Scam: Reverse mortgages can be a legitimate way for senior citizens to take equity from their homes without a monthly payment. However, con artists convince senior citizens they can live in a home for free, obtain a home loan under the occupantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, and disappear with the equity, leaving the victim to repay the mortgage. 2. Short Sale Fraud: A â&#x20AC;&#x153;short saleâ&#x20AC;? transaction involves a lender agreeing to sell a property for

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Vernal Express

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ashley’s gift: A liver for LuLu Two mothers and their daughters are forever linked by a ‘wonderful, yet horrible’ donation. Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two part story about Ashley Maynard and her family’s gift of organ donation. Part one of the story ran last week in the Vernal Express.

By Heather May

The Salt Lake Tribune

“A lot of my emotions are tied up in thinking about that family and praying for that family. It’s amazing in someone’s darkest hour they can say, ‘Take what you can from this person that we love and give life to [up to] eight other people.’” -- Liz Badger

Refusing to let Ashley become an organ donor, Camie felt, would be like killing another child. She asks doctors for reassurance that the drugs keeping Ashley paralyzed and sedated aren’t ruining her organs. Camie has a choice: If she turns off the ventilator and Ashley’s heart stops quickly, she could likely donate her liver and kidneys. But if she survives longer than an hour, low blood pressure and oxygen would damage her organs. If Camie waits and Ashley’s brain stops first, doctors can keep her on life support and more lives can be saved. Camie, a member of the Church of Christ, starts to pray for Ashley’s brain to stop. She also hopes families awaiting a call don’t feel guilty. “It’s got to be the most difficult thing to do - wait for another child to die,” Camie says later. “I can’t imagine the feeling.” To better assess Ashley, doctors stop administering the drugs sedating her, and she begins showing primitive responses, blinking and coughing. Camie runs into her room and kisses her, asking, Are you going to be my miracle baby? She is so close she can taste a salty tear from Ashley’s eye. Ashley’s father, stepfather, aunts and uncles gather at her bedside. She isn’t awake. But for the first time, Camie feels Ashley is there, spiritually, to hear them say goodbye. After her last visitor leaves in the morning, Ashley stops responding. The swelling has forced her brain stem into her spinal column. She is pronounced dead around noon on Jan. 13. On a ventilator, her heart continues to beat. Ashley will give her heart, pancreas, kidneys and liver. Camie can’t part with her eyes. She lays in bed with her daughter. She bathes her and combs her hair. ‘Can you say a little prayer?’ At 3 the next morning, Gina Wiser’s pager wakes her up. A transplant coordinator at Primary Children’s, she confirms the liver offered to LuLu is a good match, then dials Liz. Liz cries, thinking of the donor’s family. Wiser consoles her, sharing how tissue donation helped her own family cope with the death of her 14-year-old brother, Zachary. “This is a good thing,” Wiser tells her. Behind the scenes, the symphony of donation is playing out. I ntermountain Donor Services must find a home for the donor’s organs, and the transplant surgeons must be in the room at the same time to remove them. As LuLu’s family waits more than 30 hours in the hospital, they hold and play with her as much as they can. She sits on a mat on the floor as James and Liz blow bubbles into her startled face. When surgery finally starts, at noon on Jan. 15, LuLu’s 3-yearold brother, Jonah, her parents and grandparents say good-bye. “LuLu’s about to get a liver. Can you say a little prayer in your heart?” Liz asks Jonah as she touches his chest. Jonah folds his arms and bows his head. The surgery lasts for about 10 hours. Chief pediatric surgeon Rebecka Meyers works on disconnecting LuLu’s bumpy, scarred liver. At the same time, Willem Van der Werf, Primary’s surgical director for liver transplants, is removing organs from the donor. Once he divides the liver for LuLu and a baby in California, Van der Werf walks the soft, pink left lobe to LuLu, whose room is next door. “You just want her to move without being connected to anything,” James says of his post-surgery hopes. “I want her to be able to wrestle with Jonah. [Go] on a simple walk.” At midnight in the ICU, Liz places a gloved hand over LuLu’s already-shrunken abdomen and on top of her new liver. She quietly says a prayer of thanks to her daughter’s “donor angel.”

Caressing LuLu’s head, she says: “You did it. You got a new liver.” ‘She’s dying a hero’ Officially, Liz and James only know LuLu received the left segment of a liver. But they’re convinced they’ve seen their angel. On the morning of LuLu’s surgery, Liz received an e-mail from her sister urging her to read a story in The Salt Lake Tribune. Liz stares at Ashley’s quiet smile and reads about her family’s decision. “I always had a feeling in my heart that my little girl would one day become a hero,” William Antico, Ashley’s father, told the newspaper. “She’s dying a hero.” Organ donation is anonymous to allow families to give and accept freely, without the pressure of knowing each other, says Karen Hannahs, a family liaison for Intermountain Donor Services. To protect families from difficult emotions that can accompany donation, Hannahs advises them against meeting for at least six months. But Liz and James feel compelled to go to Ashley’s funeral to pay their respects. They need to know about the girl who saved LuLu’s life. Three days after LuLu’s surgery, they leave her in intensive care to drive 170 miles east through the night and snow to Vernal. They arrive early to the viewing, offered by the LDS Church to be held at a stake center, and are alone with Ashley, in her white casket with images of horses, for a half hour. Liz gently strokes her cheek, holds her hand and touches her where her liver was. Thank you, Liz says, I am sorry you had to die. An LDS bishop comes in and, seeing Liz and James’ tears, asks how they know Ashley. The couple, also members of the church, hesitate. They hadn’t planned to explain their connection to Ashley, wanting to keep the day’s focus on her. After the bishop asks for a third time, Liz whispers, “We believe Ashley was the donor for our baby.” In tears, the bishop embraces them, insisting Camie will want to know. At peace Driving to the stake center, Camie prays, wondering how she will make it through the day. When she walks into the room, she sees her answer: James and Liz are standing next to Ashley’s coffin. A relative eagerly tells Camie their little girl got Ashley’s liver, and Camie instantly feels at peace. The two mothers hold each other and cry. Without knowing it, they had been praying for each other for days. Invited to stay as the casket is closed, Liz and James listen as the family prays for the driver who hit Ashley and the people who received her organs. They watch as Camie kisses Ashley for the last time. At the funeral, Camie guides them to sit among Ashley’s relatives. “She’s a piece of our family,” Camie says of LuLu. “They always will be.” ‘You can be OK’ A week later on Jan. 26, Camie and Liz sit on a couch, holding hands at Primary Children’s. Camie has been following LuLu’s progress on Liz’s blog and she and Ashley’s stepfather, Len Lacey, want to meet her. As the two couples talk for more than an hour, the mothers occasionally touch their matching letter-A pendants. Liz wants a picture of Ashley to sit next to photos of her children. She vows to Camie she will raise a daughter to make her proud; Ashley, she says, has set

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the bar. “I wish more than anything she was alive,” Liz says. Camie comforts Liz. “You can be OK, because I’m OK,” she says. “I’ve spent my whole life trying to get me and my family, my kids, to heaven, and I got one there.” Bradbury, Ashley’s emergency room doctor, now says he is comforted she lived so that she could save five other people. Camie is proud that a boy in Canada has her heart; a baby girl in San Francisco has part of her liver; a Minnesota woman has one kidney while a Utah woman has the other, along with her pancreas. Intermountain Donor Services confirms LuLu has Ashley’s liver. There will always be a risk she could reject it, though the chances are highest in the next year. A lifetime of anti-rejection drugs will bring their own problems. But within days, LuLu will be home, rolling on her stomach, finally hungry, eating cereal and cupcakes and chocolate. She will jump higher in her bouncy swing and laugh louder. Liz will feel Ashley gave LuLu not only life, but some of her own zest to fully live it. For now, holding LuLu in the hospital, Liz points to Camie and tells her baby, “You can say, ‘Mama.’ She gave you life, too.” Camie kisses LuLu’s bandaged stomach, saying. “I love you, sweetheart.” In the room, she can feel Ashley again. The sparkle is back. hmay@sltrib.com Note to readers In hopes of encouraging organ donation, Liz and James Badger allowed The Salt Lake Tribune to follow their daughter London and her wait for a liver. In January, by coincidence, the newspaper separately covered the decision of Ashley Maynard’s family to donate her organs. As the two stories intertwined, both families agreed to The Tribune’s continued reporting.   Donations kept anonymous to protect families Families who receive organs are not told the donor’s sex, age or home state to prevent them from tracking down a donor family through obituaries or online social media. Family members of donors are given more, but limited, information. Utah recipients are encouraged to write thank-you letters, but are told to include only first names and general information about their lives. The letters are sent to Intermountain Donor Services, which checks to make sure donor families wish to receive them. It is rare for families to meet. Intermountain underscores the gravity of sharing identities by requiring both families to sign forms holding Intermountain harmless against legal claims. - Heather May Not everyone can donate Utah may have a large percentage of people willing to donate - more than 70 percent - but actually becoming a donor is rare. In 2009, there were 66 potential donors younger than 18, according to Intermountain Donor Services. Nineteen families agreed to donate. To become an organ donor, a patient must die in a hospital while on a respirator and the cause of death typically must be a head injury, spokesman Alex McDonald said. That explains the shortage of organs: As of the end of January, 390 Utahns were awaiting a transplant. As of November 2009, 238 Utahns had received a transplant. For more information about donation, go to yesutah.org - Heather May

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Troy Lupcho received the Chamber’s Outstanding Public Service Award for his efforts to provide area residents, young and old, with outdoor cycling opportunities. Pictured with Troy are chamber leaders Marilyn Wallis and Rich Buelte.

Lupcho receives Outstanding Public Service Award Troy Lupcho received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized at their weekly luncheon. Lupcho moved to Vernal when he was 16 years old. Always an avid bicyclist, he won the world BMX title at 17. He was then in a car accident that almost forced doctors to amputate his left leg. After reconstructive surgery, it was nearly a year before he could wear shoes and had to relearn to walk – his BMX racing days were over. He attended Weber State University and then transferred to the University of Utah majoring in Therapeutic Recreation/Exer-

cise Sport Fitness. While in Salt Lake, he started racing again, this time road bike racing, a much lower impact sport. Some of his friends in Vernal invited him to participate in the Vernal Triathlon. They won, setting a record. After eight years of working in the ski industry, Troy moved back to Vernal and opened his own bike shop. In addition to opening and maintaining bike trails in the area, Troy is a key sponsor of local Bike Rodeos, DinoTrac Fat Tire Festival, and started his own bike club open to anyone. He has sponsored and supports many events such as Red Mountain for

National Land User Day, brought the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) to Vernal, started a Middle School Bike club. An advocate for bike safety, Troy and his son posed as Elvis and Batman for a poster for Tri County Heath to encourage use of bike helmets. He contributes to and supports many Chamber activities and events. Now in his third and largest Vernal shop, Troy has carved a living out of the desert by giving more to the community than he takes. His shop is a gathering place for area teens as well as older biking enthusiasts.

Rescue Waggin’ rolls into Vernal To save lives, Uintah Animal Control and Shelter Special Services District sends shelter dogs to Colorado for adoption On Tuesday, March 2, 18 homeless puppies from the Unitah Animal Control and Shelter Special Services District (UACSSSD) went for a ride that will literally save their lives. These homeless shelter puppies boarded PetSmart Charities’® Rescue Waggin’® Vehicle – a national transport program proudly sponsored by PEDIGREE® that has enabled the local animal shelter to save the lives of between 50 to 75 dogs over the last several months via transports to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colo., where there is more adoption space and a guarantee of new homes. Providing animal shelters with a viable alternative to euthanasia, the Rescue Waggin’ program runs in the East Coast, Midwest, Great Plains, and South Central states. UACSSSD is an open-intake facility, which means they are required to accept all incoming dogs and cats, resulting in a high euthanasia rate for the county when homes can’t be found for them. “The Rescue Waggin’ program gives some of our dogs, especially our long-timers, a chance to get adopted,” says Sherry Gines, Shelter Manager for UACSSSD. “We can’t always find homes for

them in our rural area so we are grateful and excited to know that the dogs and puppies boarding the Rescue Waggin’ every month will get a new life and new home some place else.” The Rescue Waggin’ vehicle provides dogs and puppies with an air-conditioned custom ride, including piped-in lullabies, to their destination shelter, arriving the very same day. Once they arrive, the dogs get 12-24 hours of ‘down time’ before getting a medical check-up, their spay/ neuter surgery, and placement on the adoption floor. “With three to four million pets still euthanized across the nation each year, we created the Rescue Waggin’ program to help shelters achieve their goals of getting more adoptable pets placed into good homes – wherever those homes may be,” says Susana Della Maddalena, Executive Director of PetSmart Charities. PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program operates under professionally developed industry standards for humane transport. As a shelter partner in the program, UACSSSD also is eligible for funding to expand spay/neuter services as well as receive professional consultation from PetSmart Charities to

improve their shelter facilities and operations. More than 35,000 dogs and puppies have been saved through the Rescue Waggin’ program since it began in 2004. To learn more about Rescue Waggin’ program, as well as other programs that PetSmart Charities supports and creates, visit www. petsmartcharities.org or call 1800-423-PETS. About PetSmart Charities® Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues, and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $88 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store adoption program, helped save the lives of more than 4 million pets. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its Vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1800-423-PETS.

Fundraiser Set A community fundraiser will be held March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m at the Vernal Middle School. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Maynard family, as well as three other families with children who have medical problems. A portion of the proceeds will also go to Intermountain Donor Services and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., and a raffle will be held for items donated by local businesses. More than a dozen local entertainers will perform.

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By Gary Lee Parker Outdoor Columnist

Note: This is the latest in a series of articles by Vernal Resident Gary Lee Parker, who writes of the outdoors and the area’s rich history. Cabin fever, and I’ve been itching for spring and sun and warmth for weeks now. “It’s been a long winter, and there’s more yet to come,” I think as I stretch my muscles, pushing uphill, uphill, uphill, toward the east and the distant siren song of blue sky on the ill-tempered horizon. It’s tantalizingly close, as the clouds above me thin into wispy threads, threateningWednesday, to dissipate at any moment. I dare them, and keep moving. Animal tracks criss-cross the path I’m on like a patchwork of farms and fence-lines seen from the air, cutting the earth into geometric sections, like a shattered mirror; like the spring breakup of ice on a high mountain lake; but the forest is quiet, and there are no animals in sight. My shadow is thin and faint; as though my existence is in question. Some days I feel that may be true. Just as my thoughts drift to such matters – just as I begin to doubt – a quick panicked motion catches my eye on the road ahead, and I look up, drawn from my inner world to the more concrete outer one. It’s a small herd of mule deer, startled by my intrusion. I’m not supposed to be here. It’s been months since humans have ventured this far. The skittish group scamper across the path a hundred feet or so ahead and move into the trees, stopping at the crest of a low ridge to give me one last look before dropping out of view. A second herd makes a break for safety as I round the next bend, and I smile at finding myself in such company. I hike. It’s what I do. But, for a dedicated walker like me, winter can often pose a problem. Sure, I can snowshoe, or cross country ski – and I do at times. But hiking is an addiction, and the allure of the trail is as strong as it is indefinable. This morning, unable to resist the drive any longer, I packed up my bag and headed north, into the high country, looking for a solution. It’s strange, I know, but it’s been generally warmer on the mountains north than in the Basin, and the snow, in many places, is thinner and less daunting. I had hoped to find some warm south-facing slope with easy access and a little sun. I found my mark on Dowd Mountain Road. Past experience has taught me that dirt roads, closed for winter, often make good trails in the off-season, and this one is scratching my itch just fine. I stop to inspect a trail of cat tracks – bobcat, I suspect – and catch my breath, and the last of the clouds disappear overhead letting the full warmth of the winter sun pour over me, warm and reassuring. I can almost feel my body busily manufacturing a fresh supply of vitamin D, lifting my winter blues and fortifying me against the last depressing weeks of cold. There are rabbit tracks as well, and then, a half mile ahead, a well-trammeled elk trail that follows the main road for a quarter mile, stamping out an easy path for me to follow; a ready made trail. The tracks are recent, but not recent enough, and the elusive animals disappointingly fail to materialize. I kick at the snow, sending it spraying ahead, sparkling like a thousand stars in a milky universe, flashing into existence, then dying immediately away. And as I walk, affecting the world through which I pass – causing animals to skitter away; throwing snow into the sky – I begin to appear, to feel tangible and whole. My shadow is strong on the white canvas of the road, and the sun is filling me with much-needed rejuvenation, and a clarity of mind, and sureness of form begins to grow. Cooped up for months, walled in by the season’s malice, the human mind, as well as body, weaken. We were made to face the streaming sunlight square-on, and soak in its life-giving radiance. From our earliest sub-human ancestors to our own children and grandchildren, the need for summer, sunlight, and warmth is coded in our genes, written in our very souls. We are equatorial creatures who have wandered far from our homes. So, this warm-blooded primate will bask in the rare February sun while it’s here, and thankfully so. For Old Man Winter isn’t done with us yet. gparker@vernal.com

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The Road: For hiking adventures on closed roads on public lands, any road will do. For this specific area, traveling from Vernal, head north on Highway 191. Stay on the main road as it changes to Highway 44, passing Flaming Gorge, and the Red Canyon recreation area. Dowd Mountain Road is on the right (East) side of the highway, approximately nine miles past the Red Canyon recreation area turn off. The Details: Though it is along clearly marked, and easy to follow roads, this is high mountain winter hiking. Be aware of the potential for hypothermia and frostbite. Wear weather appropriate clothing, and move at a pace that keeps sweat moisture from accumulating close to the body, as this can lead to hypothermia. Wear sturdy waterproof hiking boots and thick moisture-wicking socks. You may need gaiters as well. Bring plenty of water, and stay hydrated. You may wish to wear sunscreen as well. Bring a snack, and a few emergency supplies, and hit the road – on foot!

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B1 Skeletal reconstruction of the skull and neck of the new dinosaur Abydosaurus mcintoshi found in Dinosaur National Monument. The authors of the new paper with the complete skull of Abydosaurus mcintoshi. Left to right Jeff Wilson, University of Michigan, Dan Chure, Dinosaur Natio al Monument, and Brooks Britt, Brigham Young University.

A new dinosaur rears its head in Dinosaur National Monument

A team of paleontologists from Dinosaur National Monument, Brigham Young University, and the University of Michigan has announced the discovery of a new, large, plant-eating dinosaur, Abydosaurus mcintoshi, (pronounced Ab-id -o-saurus mak-in-toshi). The discovery is described this week in the on-line first section of the science journal Naturwissenschaften. The fossil remains were excavated from the 105-million-year-old Cedar Mountain Formation in Dinosaur National Monument. The new find contains rare and spectacular fossils, including the only complete sauropod skull in the entire Western Hemisphere from the last 80 million years of the Age of Dinosaurs. “Because skulls are made up of many thin and fragile bones they are easily destroyed and rarely preserved. So although more than 120 species of sauropods have been discovered across the globe, complete skulls are extremely rare.” said Dr. Dan Chure, paleontologist at Dinosaur. “However, skulls are complex structures that provide a great deal of information about the dinosaur’s biology and evolution, so they are extremely important. You can hardly overstate the significance of these fossils.” “Discovering a complete sauropod skull is remarkable. I’ve been collecting dinosaurs since the age of 14, and these complete skulls are the most spectacular fossils I’ve had the opportunity to work on” said BYU researcher Brooks Britt. “All the Abydosaurus fossils we have collected to date are juveniles, only a mere 25 feet or so in length. How large a fully adult individual was is unknown but it was certainly much larger. Although we haven’t found a complete skeleton yet, hope springs eternal in paleontology and we will continue excavations this summer.” University of Michigan researcher Jeff Wilson and his graduate student John Whitlock studied the feeding adaptations of Abydosaurus. Wilson noted that “Sauropods, one of the most diverse and long lived lineages of dinosaurs, are surprising in that they show none of the adaptations seen in other plant-eating dinosaurs, such as beaks for slicing or cheeks to hold in food while chewing. Yet in spite of the lack of any specializations, they were around for 150 million years and are the largest land dwelling animals in the history of life.” Whitlock added, “Abydosaurus is from a time period when titanosauriform sauropods began to develop a slimmer tooth shape from the broader teeth of their ancestors. This change in tooth shape is

related to changes in diet in a way we are only just beginning to understand, in part because we haven’t always had the fossils to tell the whole story. Abydosaurus is the right dinosaur at the right time to answer some of these questions.” This announcement is the result of a several years of research, beginning with excavations started in the late 1990s. The site contains not just one individual but the remains of a group of sauropods, at least four individuals and likely more since additional fossils are still in the ground. Most parts of the skeleton are present: neck and tail vertebrae, shoulder blades, pelvis, arms, legs, hands, feet, and four skulls --- two complete and two incomplete. The excavation and preparation of this new dinosaur’s remains has been a collaborative effort among the National Park Service, volunteers, students, paleontologists, academic institutions, and outside researchers. The new fossils are being prepared and stored at the Paleontology Museum at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

What’s in a name?

Scientific names are often a mouthful, but each has a meaning. So what does Abydosaurus mcintoshi mean? The generic name Abydosaurus refers to Abydos, the Greek name for the city along the Nile River (now El Araba el Madfuna) that was the burial place of the head and neck of Osiris, Egyptian god of life, death and fertility—an allusion to the skull and neck of the new dinosaur, which was found in a quarry overlooking the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument; sauros is the Greek word for lizard. The specific name mcintoshi honors the paleontologist Dr. Jack McIntosh, for his many contributions to the study of sauropod dinosaurs and his decades of assistance to Dinosaur National Monument and Brigham Young University. What is the title of the paper and where is it available? Abydosaurus mcintohsi is described in Chure, D.J., Britt, B.B., Whitlock, J., and Wilson, J.S. 2010. First Complete Sauropod Dinosaur Skull from the Cretaceous of the Americas and the Evolution of Sauropod Dentition. Naturwissenschaften A copy of the paper is freely available and can be downloaded at http://www.springerlink.com/ content/100479/. Where can I find out more about Abydosaurus? Additional information and photographs about Abydosaurus are available on Wikipedia.

Right and left views of the spectacular complete skull of the new dinosaur Abydosaurus mcintoshi found in Dinosaur National Monument.

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