|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Alice Smith|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
Standard Rale U S Postage Paid P.O. Box 224 Milford, UT 84751 Milford. UT. Utah Press Association 307 West 300 South, Suite 5005 Salt Lake City UT 84101-121- 2 r y nwivj uiivji rM 84751 Perm No. 15 PI P. O. Box 224 JULY 28, 1997 Milford, Utah 84751 VOL. VII NO. 30 "Correct the problems first!" Pioneer Day "Have we appropriately defined the boundary line?" Was the question. ..the only question ... asked by State Robert Engineer Morgan and Kerry Carpenter. Regional Engineer for DNR Division of Water Rights. w hen they met w ith water users last Tuesday evening. "Forget the line and close the whole thing." was the comment The proposed boundary line from the Milford Valley users. "Why. all of a sudden, is there a need for would he established as follows (all a boundary?" Joey Leko asked. "Correct the upper stream problems first." descriptions Sl.lhiM: Beginning at the answered that USCiS data may prove there is on the eastern hydrologic basin Morgan point j unappropriated water north of the line. Such data indicates that, while boundary where said boundary intersects there is steady decline in table and quality south of the boundary, the the township line between T27S and T2HS; area to the north shows no decline. Appropriations in the Black Rock thence westerly along the township line to district would be limited to: 1. One family domestic, 14 acre irrigation. the SKComer of Section 36. T27S, R10W; 10 ELU or equivalent (1.73 AF). Or 2. thence nonhwesterly to the comer common right with approval for a maximum of 10 years for industry. No applications to Sections 17, IS, 19, and 20 of will be approved for agriculture (considered a permanent use), T27S.R10W; thence westerly along section irrigation, or stock w atering. Perfected rights may be moved from the lines to the A7 4 Corner Section 23, T27S, Milford district into the Black Rock or Nada-I.un- d districts, but not the RllU'; thence southerly to the S 14 other way. Rights moved by permanent change into the Black Rock or Corner of said Section 23: thence westerly Nada-Lun- d districts and there perfected may NOT be later moved into along section lines to the north the Milford district. line of State Highway 21; thence Earlier this year, farmers protested application for a temporary line northwesterly along said 24.28 AF appropriation for a mining project north and west of Milford. to die westerly boundary of the hydrologic 19.28 AF was granted , with 5 AF for stockwatering denied. The basin. allocation is for 10 years only, but can be renewed if the company can show need. Farmers in the Milford district say thev have paid a premium price for water shares, and the)7 don't like new rights opened up for allocation at the mere cost of a filing fee. Farmers also expressed concern about 6X) acre feel of w ater right north of the proposed boundary w hich, according to Warren Peterson, attorney for Circle Four Farms, that company owns. Circle Four has indicated that their long range plans include a 40.000 sow complex north of the boundary. "You don't know that the water north of the boundary is unappropriated until they start pumping their 600 AF." I eko said. This led to discussion of gradient declines, quality declines and danger of reverse gradient. Jerry Mayer suggested that sea level should be used as a common denominator for measuring water elevation. Is Circle Four agriculture or industry? Both Carpenter and Morgan referred to the hog barns as industry use during the meeting. By accepting that designation, the company could file for additional temporary water right north of the boundary. Logically, as industry, the company could not file for agriculture protection status to exempt them from nuisance complaints. If the hog barns are "industry" north of the boundary, w ould they be "agriculture" south of the boundary? Additionally, farmers arc concerned about forfeiture. "There has to be a process w here a person does not need four years of college to know when they have to file," Mayer said w ith regard to the possibility of court adjudicated forfeiture of water right associated with corners not sprinkled by pivots. Carpenter agreed, "We've got runaway problems down here. We are not going to resolve them tonight." right-of-w- ay right-of-w- Gocys Whittaker and Sheldon Albrecht led the Pioneer Day Parade. They represented the Milford Historical Committee. The committee has researched and compiled material for a of Milford, in addition to planning many Sesquicentennial activities. history See Beaver County fair Schedule , r JMf4 W :, page 4 W Rachel Palmer and her horse rode the Primary Float. 0 -T1 Danielle Wunderlich, Cheyenna Sibley, Jessica Gray and Ruth Lamb, the youngest member 1 of the Dance Unlimited group, were definite crowd pleasers at the parade. Milford Valley Healthcare 71 : Services suffering from rumors! t ByJohnGledhill "No" the hospital is not closing, "No" the hospital Loretta is not quitting the board. "T fja' t:'( bjx f' mm k vi' J9 H ( 1 " w 2J kids Lynn bratt, or L & L Supply, provided the undisputed tavonte attraction ior me horse rides. is not being sold to Columbia, "No" In my years of experience, rumors are usually 60 correct, however these are not. In times of uncertainty rumors do get started, by who I do not know. On several occasions this past week I have personally been asked these questions. Milford Valley Memorial Hospital is a community owned health facility. Beaver County Special Hospital Services District 3 was formed many years ago to be able to tax the communities in the service district to ensure that the hospital would be able to operate. Therefore the hospital is not closing and there is no way the hospital could be sold without the consent of the members of the communities in which it serves, and I know that has not happened. Let me share something with you that is true. "Yes" there are two doctors who have signed contracts to move to Milford to practice medicine. Dr. Hutchinson who does family practice, OBGYN and surgery, has his bags packed and is just waiting for the State of Utah to issue him his license. Dr. Farzana, a board certified pediatrician who does OBGYN and family practice will be here just as soon as her paperwork is complete. We currently have Dr.Alam and Mary seeing patients in Milford and in Minersville. Although we have lost Dr. Spaulding as a physician, we are very pleased that our community members continue to support our healthcare services and that his patients are seeing either Dr. Alam or Mary. Because of your continued support of your community hospital when medical care is needed and with your patience waiting for OB services to again be offered, our community hospital will continue to be successful.