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A geology trips is being offered by the Great Basin College during the Spring Semester.  These are introductory classes with no prerequisites.

Topaz Mountain and the West Desert, Utah (Geol 299) on May 5-7 will examine geologic features ofthe West Desert and Ancient Lake Bonneville.  Discussions will focus on the geology of Topaz and other mineral deposits, trilobites volcanoes and ancient Lake Bonneville.  Stops include Crystal Ball Cave, Tule Spring, Sinbad, Topaz Mountain, and the trilobite digs at Antelope Spring.  Classroom meeting is Friday at the Ely Great Basin College Campus, Room 116 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Saturday and Sunday in Tule Valley, Marjum Canyon, and Topaz Mountain.

 Participants must be registered and complete required Team Travel and Class Waiver forms one week prior to class.  Each field trip is one credit and costs $117.  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, hand lens 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. 

West Millard recreation hosted a program called Pitch, Hit and Run Saturday morning. Major League Baseball organizes the PHR events which are a free, one-day event for boys and girls ages seven to 14. Participant is able to win their way up to a national level, receiving trophies and prizes.

“It is fun,” said baseball enthusiast, 8-year-old Carver.

Delta held its annual Easter egg hunt in the city park on Saturday. Kids aged 12 and younger raced across the park to find thousands of eggs and treats hidden in the grass. The hunt was over quickly as eggs were scooped up into Easter baskets.

“I came here to get candy. I like candy,” said 5-year-old Angelina.

“I got a lot of candy,” said 5-year-old Jenny.

“Tomorrow is actually Easter, we just came to find candy.” said 7-year-old Brayden.

RMX, Rocky Mountain Motocross held a racing event at Bunker Hill in Delta over the weekend. Katie Lyonsmith, event organizer, said over 1,500 people from all over the west attended the races. About 500 of those were competitors.

“It’s very family friendly, and the whole family can participate in this sport. There is a lot of camaraderie. If one of the other competitors has a problem with their bike, all the parents will jump in to help out,” said Lyonsmith.

Friday evening, after a day of practice, RMX held an Easter egg hunt for all their young racers. An RMX race was held on Saturday, and Sunday, Bunker Hill hosted a regional qualifying race, put on by MX Sports, where 12 people were qualified from each class. The national motocross competition will be held at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and July 31 - August 5.

Crowds of people lined up in the parking lot of Quality Market to buy 25 cent hotdogs, cotton candy and ice-cream Friday and Saturday in Delta.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced it is offering a public tour of the Axtell Contract Off-Range Corrals (facility) in Axtell, Utah on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  The facility is one of two locations in Utah that provides care to wild horses removed from the range.

This is the second public tour offered since the privately owned and operated facility opened in June 2015.  The tour will be open 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Tour attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, observe approximately 1000 wild horses currently held at the facility, including the 433 wild horses associated with the Sulphur Herd Management Area that occurred in January 2017 and general discussion about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program (WHB).

 

The facility is located at 13500 South 10490 West (mile marker 235.2 on Highway 89) in Axtell, Utah.  Approximately 6 miles south of Gunnison, Utah or 8 miles north of Salina, Utah.  Please note:  some map applications do not recognize this address.   The facility can provide care for up to 1,200 wild horses and encompasses 32 acres containing 40+ holding pens, in various sizes. The horses receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care as needed. The BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at the Axtell facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year on the BLM’s WHB Internet Adoption site, off-site adoption events and through the BLM’s Adoption or Sales Program across the country. Horses will not be available for adoption during the public tour; however, if there is interest in an animal viewed during the tour, adoption arrangements can potentially be coordinated through BLM personnel and the Delta Wild Horse & Burro Facility. 

 

To learn more about the wild horse and burro program or to obtain an adoption application, visit theBLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at: http://on.doi.gov/2h11lDS .

 

For more information, contact Lisa Reid, publicaffairs specialist, at (435)743-3128 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

 

Persons who use a telecommunications device for thedeaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for Lisa Reid. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are providedduring normal businesshours.

Delta, UT-Having completed life to her satisfaction, Barbara B. Barlow left this world on April 12, 2017 at the Millard Care & Rehabilitation facility in Delta, UT. She accomplished much in her 86 years as she continually strived to better herself. She was an example to all in setting and achieving life's goals.

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Kenneth Ralph Ashby

May 26, 1940 ~ Apr. 7, 2017

Kenneth Ralph Ashby, age 76, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Murray, Utah.

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LaRee Overland

Aug. 21, 1946 ~ Apr. 6, 2017

Our Darlin’ Mother and Nanny, Grace LaRee Lee Overland, passed away serenely, with her tender children gathered at her side in the wee morning hours of April 6, 2017 in St. George, Utah.

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Kaleb Neils Olson

Jun. 22, 1994 ~ Apr. 6, 2017

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