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Former Utah Jazz star Thurl Bailey inspired many young basketball players at the local Utah Jazz Clinic, held last Monday at Delta High School.

Area players aged 3 and up came to hear the 6’11” Bailey give insight on playing techniques, staying positive and motivated and never giving up at the clinic, which was sponsored by Utah Jazz Basketball and Millard County Recreation. Bailey, who played in the NBA from 1983 to 1999, also showed off his stellar three-point shots, dunking ability, and one-on-one playing skills with the kids.

Near the clinic’s end, Bailey also autographed cards, photos and basketballs and agreed to pose for family photos.

MILLARD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICIAL ZONING MAP AMENDMENT APPLICATION # Z-2015-025 McCORNWOOD ENTERPRISES, LLC – APPLICANT - OWNER

Notice is hereby given that the Millard County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Millard County Offices, 71 South 200 West, Delta, Utah, for the purpose of receiving public comment on a Zoning Ordinance (Map) Plan Amendment application for property located one mile west of the intersection of Sheep Trail Road (W 8900 N Street, Fillmore Grid), Millard County, Utah, and more particularly described as: PARCEL 1: The Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 19 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian. Tax Serial No. 5909 Parcel 2: The Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 19 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian. Tax Serial No. 5910-1 Parcel 3: The West Half of Section 13, Township 19 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake base and Meridian. Less beginning at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 13; thence South 1740 feet to West side of Existing Canal; thence northwesterly 2230 feet to the North boundary of Section 13; thence East 1370 feet to beginning. Tax Serial No. 5911 Parcel 4: Beginning at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 19 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian; thence South 1750 feet more or less to the West Canal Boundary; thence northwesterly along the West Canal boundary 2230 feet more or less to the North boundary of said Section 13; thence East 1370 feet more or less to the beginning. Tax Serial No. 5912 Parcel 5: The Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 19 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian. Less the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 13. Tax Serial No. 5910 Parcel 6: All of Section 18, Township 19 South, Range 4 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian. Less the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter. Less 12.5 feet road right of way along the North boundary of Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter. Less the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, South Half of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 18. Tax Serial No. 5745 Parcel 7: All of Section 14, Township 19 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian. Less Railroad Right of Way. Tax Serial No. 5913 A copy of the application for the proposed zone change is available for review and inspection at the Millard County Offices, 71 South 200 West, Delta, Utah. Anyone having questions may also contact County Planner Sheryl Dekker at the above address or by calling 1-435-864-1400. All interested persons are invited to attend and make comment. David Sturlin, Chairman Millard County Planning Commission

Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress August 19, 2015.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

MILLARD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION GENERAL PLAN (MAJOR UTILITY CORRIDOR MAP) AMENDMENT APPLICATION # Z-2015-022 ECG UTAH SOLAR 1, LLC – APPLICANT UTAH STATE SCHOOL AND INTUITIONAL TRUST LANDS ADMINISTRATION - OWNER

Notice is hereby given that the Millard County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Millard County Offices, 71 South 200 West, Delta, Utah, for the purpose of receiving public comment on a General Plan Amendment, Utilities Element, application to allow for a change to the Major Utility Corridor Map. The purpose of the Amendment is to allow a 345kV transmission line (major) from the ECG Solar 1, LLC Solar Plant to the IPP interconnection. The full length of the line including what will be on IPP property is approximately 2 miles. The ECG Utah Solar 1, LLC application is for property located east of IPSC on SITLA and IPSC property, and more particularly described as: Section 19 & 20, T15S, R6W, SLBM A copy of the application for a General Plan amendment is available for review and inspection at the Millard County Offices, 71 South 200 West, Delta, Utah. Anyone having questions may also contact County Planner Sheryl Dekker at the above address or by calling 1-435-864-1400. All interested persons are invited to attend and make comment. David Sturlin, Chairman Millard County Planning Commission

Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress AUGUST 19, 2015.

 

100th year of The Millard County Fair

The Millard County Fair is a grand old tradition, dating back to 1915.

The Millard County Fair’s fascinating history began with the many reasons settlers came to the area. First there were the Indians, and then came the explorers, trappers and farmers. The early settlers faced the hardships of the land with determination; some turned dry, desert dirt into thriving farmlands; some explored mountains, caves and built mines; some hunted and trapped animals and fossils. When efforts prevailed, they wanted a way to share their achievements with one another. Pride in their labor and the need to exhibit it brought the diverse community together. The first Millard County Fair was a gala of the best craftsmanship, animals, vegetables and plants. The dances, parades, excursions and rodeo events made for unforgettable entertainment. The event also got a reputation as a place for families to socialize with old friends and to make new ones! In 1947, the Deseret fairgrounds were built to house these events. The Fair eventually outgrow its facilities, and in 1983, the existing fairgrounds were built in Delta. 

Many community members and volunteers work hard each year to uphold these traditions. This year was no acceptation as many people worked together to ensure the smoothly coordinated events offered enjoyment for all ages. The traditions live on with contests of all types, showcasing the talents of local men, women and children. People browsed the entries for the best pies, paintings, and parsley. Amongst the crowd were exhibitors selling handmade crafts, business promotors, 4-H agricultural members, and crowned royalty. There were many sporting events, including an intense obstacle race where people were able to attest their strength and endurance. Entertainers like Zany and Joe Cool clown, Matt the juggler, Jerry Breeden the ventriloquist, and John Moyer the hypnotist had the audiences engaged and amused. The sun was shining. The air smelt of cotton candy, BBQ and livestock. Children laughed as they jumped and played in the bouncy houses. Parents relaxed as they listened to gifted musicians fill the stage with music.  After 100 years, the Millard County Fair is soaring to new heights by bringing the community together.  

RICHFIELD, UT: August 6, 2015 – In order to protect public health and safety the Fishlake National Forest is implementing a special closure for the area of the Solitude Fire, which is burning on the Pahvant Range northwest of Richfield.

The area includes the following:

• Beginning at the junction of Forest Service Road 096 and Forest Service Road 100 (T21S, R2.5W, Sec. 27),

• Thence south and southwest along Forest Service Road 096 to the junction of Forest Service Road 096 and Forest Service Road 1743 in (T22S, R2.5W, Sec. 22).

• Thence southeast along a line between Newts Canyon and Mill Canyon to the junction of the Newt Canyon Trail and the Mill Canyon Trail at T22S, R2.5W, Sec 27, thence east to the Forest Service Boundary along the South Cedar Ridge Canyon Trail at T22S, R2W, Sec 28,

• Thence north along the Forest Boundary to Forest Road 911 thence to the Red Canyon Trail 015 and west to the junction with Forest Service Road 102 at (T21S, R2.5W, Sec 24,)

• Thence southwest, east of Forest Service Road 102 to the point of origin. (T21S, R2.5W, Sec. 27). This order is temporary and is intended for public safety during wildland fire operations. Further information regarding this order may be obtained at the Fillmore Ranger District office located in Fillmore, Utah, telephone number (435) 743-5721, and at the Fishlake National Forest Supervisor's Office in Richfield, Utah, telephone number (435) 896-9233

Information about this fire will be posted online at www.utahfireinfo.gov and on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4417/ as well as on the Fishlake’s Twitter page @FishlakeNF and the Forest’s Facebook page U.S. Forest Service –Fishlake National Forest.

Scott L. Sheriff is the son of Wilford and Bessie Lovell Sheriff. He was born in Oak City in the west upstairs bedroom of the house Austin Lovell now owns. He was born February 1931.

Scott attended eight years at the Oak City Elementary School. Then went to Delta High School where he participated in all of the athletic programs of the school. After high school he attended Mesa Junior College in Grand Junction, Colorado where he played football and basketball. He then was called to serve in the Texas-Louisiana Mission. After his mission he served two years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Scott attended and received a BS degree in Geography from BYU and later attended the College of Southern Utah where he earned his Elementary Teaching Certificate.

It seemed that Scott was destined to be an old bachelor, but his sister, Margaret Anne Sheriff Densley took things into her own hands and introduced him to her nursing classmate, Bonnie Christensen, and they were married August 9, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Bonnie was born to Ruel and Dora Bloxham Christensen December 1934 on a farm in the mountains east of Arimo, Idaho. Bonnie attended eight years of school in the Arimo Elementary School. Her family then moved to Logan, Utah where she attended and graduated from Logan High School. She loved music and participated in operas and choirs. She decided to go into nursing so she applied at the old St. Marks School of Nursing, and was accepted. It was here that she became acquainted with Margaret Sheriff. She graduated in 1956 and after passing the state exam, officially became a registered nurse.

In 1957 she accepted a call to the Hawaiian Mission. After returning from her mission, she worked in the Logan Hospital. In 1961 she moved to Salt Lake City and worked in the St. Marks Hospital until they were married.

Scott began teaching in Tooele at the Harris Elementary School right after they were married. They lived in Tooele until Scott was employed by the Millard School District where he taught for 25 years. Bonnie worked at the Delta Hospital and as a nurse at Brush Wellman. Both of them retired in 1993. Scott coached Little League and Pony League baseball and was a city councilman for 8 years and mayor for 1 term.

They served a mission in the Texas, Dallas Mission and served in Sherman and Dallas, in the Dallas Temple. Both of them have served in the Manti Temple for 15 years as ordinance workers. Both have had various church assignments over the years. Their great joy came from the marvelous friendships they have made.

They have two sons, Danny and Marshall, and six grandchildren, whom they love dearly.

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For her dedication to researching and spreading knowledge on the history of the Topaz relocation site, Jane Beckwith of Delta was selected for the statewide “Enlightened 50” list, which includes people across the state making a measurable difference in the lives of fellow Utahns.

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A hearing will be held August 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm Oak City Town Hall To obtain more information regarding the tax increase Citizens may contact the Mayor at 846-3807.

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The TOWN of OAK CITY is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.

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The applications below were fi led with the Division of Water Rights in Millard County.

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