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October 13, 1936 ~ September 19, 2017

Betty Lou Dailey Crafts, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Delta, Utah.


Sept. 10, 2017 ~ Sept. 19, 2017 

Roland Jessie Stevens, 77 passed away peacefully in his home in Meadow, Utah after a courageous battle with lung cancer, Sept. 19, 2017.


May 12, 1944 – September 15, 2017

Bill will be dearly missed. After battling bladder cancer for the past ten years, his body reluctantly gave up the fight.



November 27, 1942 ~ September 14, 2017


Vincent L Cropper "Vince", age 74, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.



Aug. 3, 1933 ~ Sept. 11, 2017 

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Reah Stott Rowley, our dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and friend passed away on September 11, 2017 after a yearlong battle with cancer, however, a wonderful 84 years of life.



Feb. 11, 1926 ~ Sept. 9, 2017  

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Melba Western Jacobson, age 91, passed away on September 9, 2017 in Provo, Utah where she had been hospitalized for a recent fall.



Two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Fall Semester.  These are introductory classes with no prerequisites.

Ancient Lake Lahontan (Geol 299) on September 21-24.  2 credits.    Classroom meeting is Thursday at the Winnemucca Great Basin College Campus, Room 122 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to examine lake shorelines, tufa formations, hydrologic and volcanic features.  Many stops include the Blackrock Desert, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the Truckee, Carson, Walker and Humboldt Rivers.  One night will be spent in Winnemucca and two nights in Fallon.

Railroad Valley and the Pancake Range on October 20-22.  1 credit.  Classroom meeting is Friday at the Ely Great Basin College Campus, Room 116 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Saturday and Sunday to examine lake features, hot and cold springs, and supervolcanoes.  Many stops include the Big Warm Spring, artesian wells, and the Lunar Crater Volcanic Field.  Two nights will be spent in Ely.


Participants must be registered and complete required Team Travel and Class Waiver forms one week prior to class.  Travel is at student’s expense.  All maps, charts, and discussions will be provided.  Attendees must provide their own reliable transportation-preferably with four wheel drive.  Camera, binoculars, and other outdoor gear are recommended.

For more information or field trip details call Veronica Nelson, Ely Center Director at 775 289-3589 or course instructor John Breitrick at 775 238-0508.

Great Basin College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education and governed by the Board of Regents. The college is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 


On Sept 5, 2017, our dear Sandra June Young found peace after her courageous battle with cancer.


Allen “T” Wardle, 75, of Tremonton, Utah, passed away on August 31, 2017 in Ogden, Utah.


Jul. 19, 1939 ~ Aug. 27, 2017 

Darrell Wilford Willden, age 78, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home in Delta, Utah surrounded by his daughters.