|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
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|Rights Holder||Alice Smith|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
Standard Rata US. Postaga Paid UtahpressA P.O. Box 224 Hilford, UT 84751 Milford, UT. 84751 Permit No. 15 f FEBRUARY 27, 1997 Publication of next weeks paper may or may not be adjusted Historical Tidbits "If ye love wealth Letter than liberty, the tranquility of by Norman Baxter servitude better than the, During the 1920's whenever men got animating contest of freedom, go together to talk, the topic always turned to the home from us in peace. May subject of Water. (Boys always set back, chains set lightly upon you, your listened and learned). These old ones were and may posterity forget that ye men with many years of experience in pumping were our countryman.' by one day to accomodate the Public Hearing in Milford, for Wed. March 5. VOL. VII NO. 9 It's Your Town! . Residents are invited to give oral or written comment in a Beaver County Planning and Zoning public hearing regarding condrtional use for a proposed Circle Four Farms boarstud facility west of Milford. The hearing is scheduled 7:30 P.M. March 5th at the Milford High School auditorium. Legitimate concerns include: 1 . Possible water contamination. The Milford City Council raised objection on grounds of water contamination when Norman Thompson applied for permit to build a subdivision west of Milford. Councilman Mark Dotson clarified in the last council meeting that this same objection does not apply to the hog facility. 2. Which way does the city want to grow? With plans already underway for one subdivision in the newly annexed western portion of Milford, and western residential development suggested in the city general plan, is a commercial hog facility consistent with long throughout the valley. Some were Engineers mueAdamsJ like Dr. Bybee and Mr. Haskell who had been an Engineer on the Panama Canal. They were in agreement on the following views: That there is a large lake of underground water under the Valley, but it is two distinct bodies, one near the surface and term goals? the other is deep. That there was little or no 3. Odor With only a portion of the Circle Four project completed, existing hog sites which are much further from town are causing interchange between the two. They cited the odor complaints Argument is that there is very rarely a wind from great difference between the two. The upper due west Odors, however, have allegedly been more offensive one is icy cold and has a high content of when there is absolutely no wind....allowing heavy offensive air to Alkali. The lower one is sweet, pure and settle over the town. warm. Between the two from 80 ft. to 120 ft. 4. Encroachment Is this a prelude to construction encircling the is an with varies the there town? location) (it Discussion in the February 18 Milford City Council impervious layer of earth. One time my Dad that the city would like language in the permit indicated meeting took me to a new well being drilled. The old which would allow them to hold hearings and put limitations on the style rig had a difficult time breaking through fadty in the event of future problems. It is not recorded exactly that that layer. There were chunks of Hardpan that V) way in the minutes of the meeting. had come out of the well. Pollution of the The hearing win be followed by a special planning and the War when after lower water began zoning meeting. Action on the CUP is listed on the agenda. deep well permits were issued. Visits They were in agreement that there are This weekend Dr. Farzana S. Moulvi will be two sources of water feeding this lake. One is r :u:i:: w:if J visiung Minora iu assess uie pussiumucs ui nei Ash ICV Marshall from the Beaver Valley drainage area which medicine in Milford. She is a board Ashley was practicing enters the valley under the town of Minersville. certified Pediatrician, has completed a fellowship in The other source is from the south, from the among the 24 young equestrians who signed up last week for the Prenatal Medicine, a residency in Obstetrics- Escalante Desert drainage area. It flows into Minersville horsemanship Gynecology, resident in Family Medicine and the valley from the South. For proof, they club. It's Ashley's first year with Surgery and was chief resident in Internal Medicine. cited the fact that when water was high in their the club. Membership is open to She was Board Certified in Pediatrics in July of well pits, you could place a small piece of horse lovers from 3rd to 12 1996. Milford would be very fortunate to have her wood at the south wall and later it would be grades. here. against the north wall. Indicating a slight movement of the water from the south to the north. One exciting thing that they mentioned often was that in the Beaver Bottoms Farming District, north of Milford, there was an area JOHi&O . ':" I 00 FOR hKMZ 1 where you could put your ear to the ground and hear a tumbling of water. I never checked this out but Dad said that he had heard it. He also showed me evidence of a fault that runs under the valley. It comes in from the H northeast near the Roosevelt Hot Springs, runs southwest to the Big Wash Area. If that is so, it would crass under the valley at Reid and could be the cause of that sound. I remember of only one earthquake in this valley. It occurred in the mid- - 1930's. It happened after midnight and wasn't severe, although the Claude Horton (right) crossed the street to assist George Litchfield, who had house was shaken and our beds were shaken lost his footing and fell in the raging water on Milford "s Main Street. Litchfield is in enough to wake us up. We may never have a front ofthe barber shop (now the dentist 's office). A summer rain storm brought water severe quake but it is possible. Everyone from Frisco down the big wash into town. The flood occurred in the late I940's or early should know how to turn off their water, 50's. "Go for Broke " starring Van Johnson was playing at the Firmage Theater. The chiropractor 's office and Special Service District 5 are now located in the former power and gas. ... scheduled Spelling Bee Winners Left to right: Jamie Robinson (8th grade)- - 3rd ; Brook Holm (6th grade) - 2nd; Benjamin Lee (7th grade) - 1st place. The Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, February 25th, in the Beaver High School Auditorium. Congratulations to all participating students! o - Doctor Milford .l. 1 4-- H .' .A theater. Milford Elementary brought home the traveling trophy after the Spelling Bee. Milford Elementary team - Back row (left to right): Damon Carter, Jackie Thompson, Brook Holm. Front: Michelle Wiseman, Travis Nelson, Mallory Holm. Week In Review It's The Water A number of Milford Valley water users have entered protests against issuance of an industrial water right for a Kiewitt MiningTwin Mountain Rock project northwest of town. "It is new water. If they had bought water and changed the location, not a word would have been said," one farmer explained. Land owners who have drilled wells on private property are concerned about property devaluation. "Why buy land with water when the state is issuing new water?" Issuance could set a precedence inviting others to lease land, prove up on the water, then transfer it to another location. At the other end of the valley, resurrection of the Hays Springs rights is gaining attention. Conversion of 2,000 acre feet of surface water to irrigation well water, which would then be valued at about $1,000 per acre foot, is a tidy addition to any balance sheet whether the motive is for use or sale. Meanwhile, under the valley floor, the water flows from a south westerly to a north easterly direction. Experts are holding fast with a 1974 hydrological study as the sole basis for calculating rate of water movement. Factors such as underground streams or rivers, increased water activity in the and updated technology since including the gco thenno wells valley 1974 are not, according to the experts, relcvent. It's The LdW: : Beaver County Attorney Leo Kancll exhibited meritorious ability last week in dealing with some big city defense attorney s. Ron Yengich, albeit somewhat reluctantly, advised his client, in a high profile sex related case, i ll 1 to agree to a plea bargain with the county prosecutor. Kancll drove home the point that if a jury should decide the defendant was not guilty of the charge situation. Not guilty of the assault related against him. he was still in a translated another to of crime adultery. Terms of the plea charge guilty to reduced the a Class A Misdemeanor, with (irons Lewdness, charge agreement no actual jail sentence. Fines, restitution and probation were imposed. Public opinion may forever remain divided as to whether the arrest should have been made in the first place, but the prosecutor's ability to get a conviction can't be 1 no-w- in if disputed. i X.. Kanell next faced not one, but two, Salt Lake City defense attorneys to bargain corresponding drug related cases. This ca.se resulted in a plea agreement with one defendant, who admitted possession and stated that the other defendant was unaw are. On the local scene, Michael J. Connolly III entered a "not guilty" plea on February 12 to charges of Aggrivated Assault on one Barbara Connolly, now deceased. Defendant has, reportedly, now agreed to a charge of Assault. Future cases to watch for: Dewayne Richard Lowery - Beaver County 's reluctant guest who allegedly- resisted arrest and allegedly escaped... not once, but twice... between the bus station and the jail will be defended by Bry an Jackson. James Eldredge and Donald Eldgedge, were originally charged Felony Assault on one Tony Hamilton. Shots were allegedly fired during July 21. 1996 incident. Hamilton was treated at Milford Hospital for injuries allegedly sustained during the episode. Kanell may or may not be able to negotiate a plea agreement which would reduce the felony charges to mindemeanor status because: 1 A February 25. 1997 letter from Hamilton, victim in the case, states that he has not consented to the agreement. 2. Firearms were a factor in the alleged assault. Reducing the charge to i nusdemeanor may or may not be consistant w ith laws restricting gun ownership bv violent offenders. - Mrs. Griffiths Fourth Grade. Front Row left to right: D.B. Smith. Johnny Marble. David Harvey. David Bryan, Travis Nelson, Chelsea Lohn, Bryan Patino, Brittany Pullem, MalloryHolm. Middle Row: Chelsey Suggars. Jackie Jo Mayer, April Romine, Lettie Thompson, Sharla White, Katy Dotson, MaCall Smith, Lacey Wunderlich. Joshua Baxter. Back Row: Mrs. Griffiths, Kristine Nebeker, Steven Kinross, Sami Pearson, Jessica Wright, Hailey Whitney, Daniel Pierce. Not pictured: Jessica Douglas, Travis Gray, Jeremiah McFall, Heather Ramirez, Briann Robinson. Last week Mrs. Griffiths 4th Grade class was treated to a Pizza Party. The class received the party for being winners in a poster contest. The contest was sponsored by Milford Valley Healthcare. The theme of the contest was "150 Years of Medicine". Milford Valley Healthcare provided the pizza and the kids enjoyed a break from the books. .