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NOTICE is hereby given that

the term of offi ce of one of the

Trustees of Millard County Drain-

age District Number One will ex-

pire at 12:00 noon on the fi rst Mon-

day in January, 2016.

NOTICE is further given that

the Board of County Commis-

sioners will, on Tuesday, the 19th

day of January, 2016 at the hour

of 11:00 a.m. of said day, at the

County Commissioners’ Room

in the County Courthouse at Fill-

more, Millard County, Utah, fi ll

such vacancy by appointing a per-

son for a four-year term expiring at

12:00 noon on the fi rst Monday in

January, 2020, and thereafter until

his/her successor in offi ce is duly

appointed and qualifi ed.

Any person desiring to be ap-

pointed to fi ll such vacancy shall

contact Marki Rowley, Millard

County Clerk, 765 South Highway

99, Fillmore, Utah 84631; tele-

phone: (435) 743-6223 or (435)

864-2440, on or before the 15th

day of January, 2016, to be con-

sidered for such appointment.

The Millard County Commis-

sion shall cause this Notice of

Vacancy to be posted in four (4)

public places within such Drainage

District Number One at least one

month before the deadline for ac-

cepting nominees for appointment,

and this Notice of Vacancy shall

be published in the Millard Coun-

ty Chronicle Progress during the

week before the deadline for ac-

cepting nominees for appointment.

DATED this 10th day of De-

cember, 2015.



By: /s/ James Withers

Published in Millard County

Chronicle Progress on JANUARY 6, 13, 2016.

Cow wreck

Two vehicle crashes involving two cows on the road occurred on Highway 257 in Millard County last Thursday night.

            Dean Shields, trooper with Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), said both vehicles were traveling northbound on Highway 257 between Hinckley and Milford. He said the first vehicle, a 2006 Ford Explorer, struck a cow in the open range area near Milemarker 31 at around 6:30 p.m.

            “The first vehicle had four people out working on the windmills near Milford, I think, and it was traveling northbound,” Shields said. “No one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt either. It struck the cow and then went off to the left side of the road and came to a stop. Airbags were deployed and the driver, Kaitlynn Thompson of Fillmore, sustained internal injuries.”

            Shields said Thompson was life-flighted from Delta and most likely transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. He said another passenger hit the back of the seat and injured his face, but was later treated at Delta Community Hospital and released.

            “There were also two other subjects in the vehicle, but they refused treatment,” Shields said. “Had everyone been wearing seatbelts, there would have been minimum injury.”

            The second automobile collision with another cow, which occurred near Milemarker 28, involved a 2004 GMC Sierra driven by Lorren Price, also of Fillmore. Shields said Price, however, was not seriously harmed in the accident.

            “The cow came onto the highway and Price struck it, but he was wearing his seatbelt,” Shields said. “He hit it on the corner of the vehicle and the airbag was not deployed. Price steered the vehicle onto the right shoulder and waited for help.”

            Both cows were killed after the collisions. Shields said the two vehicles were eventually picked up by Droubay Chevrolet.

            To prevent future accidents, Shields also encouraged drivers to watch for yellow warning signs while traveling on highways or freeways.

            “The yellow warning or flashing signs are well-marked and indicate cows in the area or that it’s an open range,” Shields said. “Drivers should watch all warning signs, which may indicate slippery when wet, do not pass, watch for deer and cows, or they may include other signs with animals on them. Those signs all mean something and need to be paid attention to when you’re driving 65 or 70 miles per hours or at night. It may not always be cows to look out for, but the roads could be slippery or have other dangerous conditions.”

            In addition to watching for signs, Shields encouraged people to always wear a seatbelt, drive within the speed limit and avoid reckless driving.

            “Be sure to protect yourself and your life and save the people in your car,” he said. “You are personally responsible for your driving habits. Without a seatbelt on, something like swerving, missing a cow, and rolling at 70 mph could result in a multiple fatality crash.”

            Sgt. Greg Kelsey with the UHP said according to the patrol’s reports, there have been four vehicle-to-cow collisions on Highway 257’s open range area thus far in 2015. Kelsey said Highway 6 past Hinckley, as well as Highway 125 between Oak City and its intersection with Highway 50, are also open range areas.



         At Christmas time Delta has the most beautifully decorated park of any small town in the state. We have amazing people, who raised nearly $21,000 for charitable causes at the Festival of Trees. In addition and equally important, we have fabulous MUSIC! Don’t miss the amazing show the Blue Notes are presenting on December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Delta High School auditorium. Singing in four-part harmony with either the incredible acaccompaniment of Karen Brinkerhoff or barbershop, the Blue Notes have a delightful program, entitled The Lights of December. Cindy Chambliss, the producer, has chosen some of the most heart-warming and gorgeous carols to illuminate the true spirit of Christmas. Featuring Carolyn Taylor on the violin, Christmas Lullaby, if not already a favorite, will become one. Cindy Chambliss, as the soloist in a lush version of Silent Night, and the Blue Notes performance of Still, Still, Still will leave you feeing the Christmas spirit that everyone yearns for. Children of all ages will delight in the fun holiday songs that will also be performed. The Blue Notes were founded in 1976 by Choral Clark, Sharon Clark, Verla Jenson, ElDonna Anderson and Ruth Talbot. They invited other women to join them as a barbershop group, perhaps to be a member of the national female barbershop ensembles, the Sweet Adelines. Discovering that Sweet Adelines was expensive to join and had many regulations, they opted to be an independent group. Ruth soon came up with the name of Blue Notes, and she wrote the theme song, Blue Notes of Harmony. Ruth was also the original conductor, but became the pianist when the women sang to accompaniment. Orvetta Nickle was an original member, and remained a member throughout the rest of her life, except for a time serving a mission. Choral, Sharon and Verla also remained as members for the rest of their lives, and Ruth remained as their beloved pianist until she moved to the care center. Dot Atkinson is the only current member that was an original member, but has not been continuous. Eldonna’s daughter, Leslie Lake is a current member and Choral, Sharon, Verla and Orvetta have also had daughters sing with the Blue Notes. There have been many different conductors during the past 40 years, including Nadine Smith, who recently rejoined the group as a singer, Norman Lister, the only male to be part of the group, Choral, Verla and the current conductor, Vicki Judkins, whose experience and musical knowledge helps each singer improve her tone and her performance. Next year this talented group will have been entertaining West Millard fans for 40 years. They have an amazing legacy and have enhanced the lives of literally hundreds of women who have been members for a few or for many years, as well as the lives of those in the audiences throughout the years. Tickets for the show are available at the door for the modest cost of $4 per person or $15 for an immediate family. As always, the proceeds will go to a local charity. The concert is always a highlight of the Christmas season...be sure you attend.

Taking over for Delta Middle School, the Delta City offices will step in to collect food for the local food bank and “Sub for Santa” program during the holiday season.

For years in the past, Delta Middle School held a contest for students from each class to bring in as much donated food as possible for both the food bank and the Christmas season’s Sub for Santa, which is a charity and assistance program conducted in different counties throughout Utah. However, Delta City Mayor Gayle Bunker said he heard the school was not planning to hold the contest again this year.

“They didn’t get into specifics as to why, but they’re just not doing it this year,” he said, “So now we’re trying to get some food for the food bank. In the past it has been very good with the school. Last year they received 20,000 pounds of food, which is a lot of food.”

Bunker said he was excited to pick up the tradition for the food bank and Sub for Santa, though no contest for food collection will be involved through the city offices. He said people may drop off donations in a drop box at the city offices during regular office hours. They may also sign up for Sub for Santa at the Delta City offices. Encouraged for the food drive are any non-perishable food or drinks, especially foods with protein. The bulk of the donations will go to the local food bank in Delta, while the rest of it will go toward Sub for Santa.

“We also talked to the chamber of commerce and we want to get them to encourage people to donate food through their businesses,” Bunker said. “Drop boxes will be available for people and we’ll have one here in the city building where people can bring food. I’m sure the two grocery stores will also have places where people can donate food again. I think in the past other businesses in town have also had a place for people to do- nate.”

Bunker said all the local schools in Delta will most likely accept food as well.

“The middle school principal told me she was going to talk with other principals of Delta schools to get them involved,” he said. “The schools will accept food, but they just won’t be pro- moting it and there won’t be a contest this year.

Bunker said he encourages all to donate and expects to see many families helped out once again. He said donations through Sub for Santa would provide people with food for a substan- tial amount of time.

“I think with Sub for Santa they do around 100 families a year, but I think last year they did a little over 100,” he said. “A lot of the Festival of Trees money also goes to support Sub for Santa. Things will probably be handled differently next year, but right now we’re just thinking of this year and how this needs to happen.”

Strong gusts of wind caused an unexpected straw bale fire at the Mountain View Mushrooms plant in Fillmore on Monday, Nov. 2.



PURSUANT to UCA 17-50-312 and Millard County Ordinance 1-8A-3, the Board of Millard County Commissioners will accept written bids on the following described real property situated in Millard County, Utah:

PARCEL: D-3888-8 ACRES: 0.50 BEG SE R/W BDRY HWY 6 520 FT S M/L FR NW COR SEC 8, T17S, R6W, SLM, N 47°45’ E ALG SD R/W 420 FT M/L SW COR PRCL DEEDED SCOTT F ANDERSON, FR SD PT OF BEG S 47°57’ E 198 FT, S 47°45’ W 110 FT, N 47°57’ W 198 FT M/L SE BDRY SD R/W, N 47°45’ E ALG SD SE R/W BDRY 110 FT TO BEG. BEING IN NE ANNEX TO DELTA CITY. PARCEL: D-587-B-1 ACRES: 0.64 LOT 3, BLK 2, PLAT A, DELTA TWNST. PARCEL: DO-3205 ACRES: 40.00 S1/2 SW /4 SEC 8, T16S, R7W, SLM. LESS SW1/4 SW1/4 SD SEC. PARCEL: DO-4246 ACRES: 1.30 ALL THAT PRTN W OF RR R/ W IN SW1/4 NW1/4 SEC 13, T17S, R7W, SLM. PARCEL: H-2243-1-B ACRES: 10.00 BEG NW COR SW1/4 NE1/4 SEC 30, T17S, R7W, SLM, S 330 FT, E 1320 FT M/L, N 330 FT, W 1320 FT M/L TO BEG. SUB TO R/W OVER E 33 FT ABV DESC PROP. PARCEL: HD-3551-2 ACRES: 0.88 BEG 19.97 RDS W OF NE COR SEC 24, T16S, R8W, SLM, S 11.87 RDS, W 11.87 RDS, N 11.87 RDS, E 11.87 RDS TO BEG. PARCEL: HD-4418-9 ACRES: 27.00 BEG W 2054.24 FT FR NE COR SEC 31, T17S, R7W, SLM, S 0°18’50” W 4018 FT M/L, S 89°40’54” W 292.84 FT M/L, N 0°18’50” E 4017.37 FT M/L, E 292.82 FT M/L TO BEG. PARCEL: HD-5613-3-100 ACRES: 0.63 N1/2 SW1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 W1/2 SE1/4 SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-5613-3-109 ACRES: 0.63 N1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 W1/2 SE1/4 SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-5613-3-24 ACRES: 0.63 N1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 W1/2 SE1/4 SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-5613-3-52 ACRES: 0.63 N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 W1/2 SE1/4 SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM PARCEL: HD-5613-3-90 ACRES: 0.63 N1/2 NE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 W1/2 SE1/2 SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-5613-3-93 ACRES: 0.63 S1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 W1/2 SE1/4 SEC 35 T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-5613-3-96 ACRES: 0.63 S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 W1/2 SE1/4 SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-DES-109 ACRES: 0.20 LOT 109, DESERET ESTATES, UNIT 1. (SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM). PARCEL: HD-DES-123 ACRES: 0.21 LOT 123, DESERET ESTATES UNIT ONE IN SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-DES-130 ACRES: 0.20 LOT 130, DESERET ESTATES, UNIT ONE IN SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-DES-189 ACRES: 0.19 LOT 189, DESERET ESTATES, UNIT ONE IN SEC 36, T18S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: HD-DES-310 ACRES: 0.19 LOT 310, DESERET ESTATES, UNIT ONE SUBDIVISION. PARCEL: MA-2663-E-3 ACRES: 2.50 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 SEC 26, T15S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: MA-2663-E-6 ACRES: 2.50 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 SEC 26, T15S, R8W, SLM. PARCEL: MA-2663-E-7 ACRES: 5.00 W1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 SEC 26, T15S, R8W, SLM.

Bids shall be submitted to Millard County Auditor, Brandy Grace, 50 South Main, Fillmore, Utah 84631-5504, before 5:00 p.m, November 13, 2015. Please submit separate bids for each parcel and indicate “Property Bid” on the outside of the bid envelope along with the Parcel ID. Bids will be opened at the regularly scheduled commission meeting on November 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Millard County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and makes no representation or warranty as to the physical condition of said property. Said property will be sold “as is”. Full payment is to be tendered within 24 hours of acceptance of a submitted bid and notifi cation thereof. Successful bidder will also be required to pay $25 per parcel above the bid amount for fees associated with preparing and recording the property deed. Submitted by Brandy Grace, Millard County Auditor Dated this 15th day of October 2015

Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress OCTOBER 21, 28, 2015


Oak City Town Canceled the 2015 Election by adopting the following Resolution at its Regular Town Board Meeting on October 15, 2015 OAK CITY TOWN RESOLUTION 2015-05 A RESOLUTION TO CANCEL OAK CITY TOWN’S 2015 MUNICIPAL ELECTION Whereas, the Oak City Town Council as the duly elected legislative body of the Town of Oak City does hereby wish to assert its authority granted under Utah State Code 20A-1-206 to cancel a local election if: All municipal officers are elected at-large, The number of municipal officer candidates does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offi ces for which the candidates have fi led, There have been no write-in candidates fi ling for candidacy as of the deadline date. Each municipal offi cer candidate is unopposed, and There are no other municipal ballot propositions. Oak City Town Council does hereby declare that all of the above conditions have been met, and resolves to cancel the municipal election scheduled for November 3, 2015. Oak City Town does hereby certify that Craig Dutson and Monica Niles, having lawfully fi led as an unopposed candidate for the two seats of the Oak City Town Council to be elected on November 3, 2015, are elected to offi ce for a 4 year term to begin January 2016. Further, notice of the cancellation of the election shall be given. ADOPTED AND APPROVED THIS 15TH DAY OF October 2015. Kenneth Christensen, Mayor ATTEST Karen K. Lovell, Oak City Town Clerk

Published in Millard County Chronicle Progress on OCTOBER 21 & 28, 2015.


The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Millard County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-6-2. Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be fi led with the Division of Water Rights, PO Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 17, 2015.

Please visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)-538-7240 for additional information.

CHANGE APPLICATION(S)66-1029(a41153): Jim R and Weston J Brown propose(s) using 0.0033 cfs or 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (West of Levan) for IRRIGATION IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. 67-1755(a41128): Daniel Charles and Jessica Annmarie Anderson propose(s) using 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (3 miles west of Meadow) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. 67-137(a41131): MDM Farms, LLC propose(s) using 2.51 cfs or 880.0 ac- ft. from groundwater (4 miles west of Holden) for IRRIGATION. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER

Published in Millard County Chronicle Progress on OCTOBER 21 & 28, 2015.

Three old buildings on Delta’s Main Street were demolished last week to make room for a new firehouse.