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P.O. Box 224 C 84751 Bulk Rate U. S. Portage Milford UT Paid Milford UT 84751 Permit No. 15 Utah Press Association 307 West 300 South, Suite 5005 Salt Lake City UT 84101-121- 2 nitr I 50 Cents Formerly Dodge City News Serving Western Beaver County Since 1991 AUGUST 4, 1995 VOL. V NO. 31 What's A Grandmother To Do 150 Acres Burned When She Isn't Baking Cookies? South of Milford Circle Four Annexation Signed, Sealed and Recorded Mother Nature's glory, in the form of a lightening strike and resulting fire, wreaked havoc on 150 acres of private and BLM land south of Milford Thursday afternoon. In addition to local firefighters, BLM sent in a crew. As of 1 1 :00 P.M., August 3, air tankers had dropped 61,800 gallons of retardant on the fire. Highway 21 served as a fire break and stopped the advance of the blaze. Anne Stanworth, BLM Fire Information Officer, said crews expect to have the fire 50 percent controlled Friday. However, she expects that the air tankers will be held in the area through Friday afternoon. BLM were firefighters quartered at the Milford Pavilion Thursday night. They will be monitoring the fire for 25-m- an Photo courtesy Gary Chadburn Lana Chadburn; Minersville, does bake cookies and g home made bread, but she is also following a dream. all been enthusiast horse her she a wants learn of to life, Having buttons" the Her ultimate "to push the right to master sport. goal is a consistent 1st place in speed events. She would also like to master the art of reining. Although her early memories of riding with friends and delivering lunch to her father when he was working in the fields are an intricate part of her being, it has been just the past five years that she has been seriously involved. 'I'm consumed with it. If I'm not working with the .u. ti t injista, siuuy. i icau, icau, icau, auu uy iu uui uic icviuuuucs into practice, She said: 1 ne reward ot accomplishing even the smallest advance is overwhelming. "All of a sudden it just clicks. A light comes on - ah, that's what it meant - when, after numerous trials, a studied technique is finally put into practice," Lana related. She credits experience as a horse club assistant leader as being the influence that taught her to search for knowledge in books. Lana joined the Panorama Horse Show Circuit this year. Her first show was in Delta on May 20th, and she garnered a respectable 2nd place in Discipline on the Rail. She competed in the Summer Games in Cedar City in June. July 1st, in Richfield, she and her horse placed 2nd in the Aged Mare Halter Class. A 3rd place in Poles added to the satisfaction. Saturday, August 5, the Blackhawk Arena in Salina is the place to be. She has plans for Aged Mare Halter Class, Novice Western Pleasure, JackBentry Western Pleasure, Discipline on the Rail, and the speed events. Support from her husband, Gary, makes the dream possible. "He travels with me, takes photos, and is always there to help. It wouldn't be any fun without that," she said. Her young sons, Gabe and Zeke, are members of the local horsemanship club. They enjoy going to her shows as much as she enjoys theirs. The grandchildren? "They are special. Having a dream in my life doesn't keep me from spending quality time with them," she concluded. life-lon- ,,i ,.i j J.u-:- -..- 4-- H 4-- H Baseball Discontinued Board The of Education voted to sacrifice spring baseball for Milford this A schools do not year. participate in spring baseball. Without a girls team, Milford would not be welcomed into the league. "We just don't have enough kids for track and baseball both," Norm Lamb, board member from Milford, explained. A number of young Milford athletes gave strong performances in track last season, and in the Hershey Track Meets. Milford will pick up Cross Country, under the direction of Joe Hillock. Adrienne Whittaker is the assistant coach for that sport. The board also voted to discontinue the Forensics program at Beaver High. 1 -- 2-- A Cody Wright Places 5tb in Saddle Bronc Riding at National High School Rodeo Finals Thirty-nin- e states and three provinces were represented at the national finals in Gillette, Wyoming last week. There were so many participants that it took 45 minutes for the Grand Entry. Milford"s Cody Wright ranked 3rd out of 165 contestants after the first stage of saddle bronc competition. In the short go he added 65 points with his first horse and 67 with the second. When all of the dust had cleared he placed 5th in the nation. Cody also recognized the for having largest in the cheering representation Fourteen section. family members attended the event. Prime Time Sports will broadcast a recap of the week's events on September 14, 17 and 20. Groundbreaking For Feed Mill September 8th : L After a final public hearing Tuesday evening, Milford City accepted the Industrial Park Annexation. A spirit of jubilation prevailed as council members and company representatives worked out last minute details regarding water. Councilman Larry Sower announced that the company has also decided to act on the industrial park option. i Rob Adams, Circle Four General Manager, announced that ground breaking ceremony for the company's $14M feed mill is scheduled for September 8th. Adams said the company has chosen to locate the mill inside the city, and pay the higher city taxes, because of a moral commitment to help the community. In addition to service facilities located adjacent to the mill, an access road to the east, I through property owned by the company, is tentatively planned to avoid excessive traffic on Main Street. Commissioner Ross Marshall said this would most likely be constructed by the company and, at some point, dedicated to the County. of days. Stanworth said there is a couple no shortage of manpower of this at time. equipment Crews are not scarce, but we do spread the firefighting resources to get the best value for what we are paying," she " said. It's all happening at the fair! Rates Possible Dama geto Aquifer as an "Acceptable Bisk" It's time for the 20th Beaver County Fair, starting Monday, August 7th. We will be excepting entries from 1 0:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The entries will be judged starting at 10:00 am. Wednesday, August 9th. Enter your produce and plants from 9:00 a m. to 12 noon. The judging will begin at 12:30. Wednesday night will be the 4-- h horse show starting at 5:00 p.m.. Sign up is at 4:00. Thursday the fair will begin at with 10:00 a.m. opening ceremonies. There are several activities planned throughout the day but the highlights are our contests, "Safeguards are included in the permit to keep any contamination confined to the area immediately around the site," Don Ostler, Director of Utah State Division of Water Quality, stated in a public hearing Monday evening at Minersville Elementary School. Attendance consisted of Circle Four Farms upper management personnel, Milford Flat farmers and a or so half-doz- en Milford residents, in addition to DWQ personnel. Milford City Council was represented only by Larry Sower, who as a Circle Four employee, was there in behalf of the company. Only one grandstand entertainment, livestock show-clowcontest, clown show, and Farm Bureau talent find. Friday. August 1 1 th, w ake up early and come ride in the colorful hot air balloon 9 a.m. to noon. The snake lady w ill also be there with forty different snakes and reptiles for you to hold. Kid mud volley ball, carnival, contests, entertainment, power wheel races for the wee folks and a rodeo will complete the day. Saturday. August 12, it's mud volley ball for the adults, Dutch oven, cook off, rocket carnival, launch, contests, entertainment, ping pong drop, The fair and fishing derby. will end with the ever popular demolition derby beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be entertainment for your enjoyment from 6:30 until start up time. We have added and hobbies collections to the fair this year so if you have something unique you want to display bring it. Plan now to attend and come join us as we celebrate twentv vears of fair fun hearing at Minersville Elementary. D WQ By Valiric Short annual "We think the monitoring wells will set off all the bells and whistles in plenty of time if there is a problem, " Don Ostler told those attending a Monday evening : county commissioner, Gary Sullivan, showed up for the hearing. Although all factions agreed that, in the event contamination spread through the aquifer, Milford Valley will have no second chance, Ostler said design and monitoring requirements for the lagoons present an acceptable risk. DWQ is well aware of documented evidence of spills, leaks, and contamination from similar facilities in other areas of operation. Along with the majority of area residents, who have made an informed choice favoring the jobs and economic benefits promised by the company, DWQ opted to take the "acceptable risk." soil or a flexible membrane liner having The lagoons will be lined with bentonite-amende-d a hydraulic conductivity no greater than 1 X 10"7. The company will test samples from one upgradient and one downgradient monitor well at each lagoon on a quarterly basis. DWQ will spot check the wells at least once each year as staff and funding permit. Ostler said data from monitoring wells should set off "all of the bells and whistles" in plenty of time to contain any contamination in the close proximity of the sites. "Nothing is fool proof. The monitoring wells are located where we think they will pick up the most data," he said. Background testing shows that shallow ground water quality at the sites is highly variable, falling mostly into the Class II range. Such water, which is less than pristine, is allowed greater percentage of contaminate increase. Available information indicates that static water level is, in most cases, approximately 25 feet below lagoon bottoms. Soil under the lagoons is composed of sand, gravel and silt. Mark Novak, DWQ Environmental Scientist, explained that it is impossible to determine exact configuration of the underground aquifer. A 1972 study shows ground water in the vicinity of the swine facilities moves in a generally northeast direction through the valley. Due to greater hydrostatic pressure in deeper beds, the water moves naturally from deeper to shallower levels. The upward movement may be reversed during summer pumping season when withdrawal from wells reduces the hydrostatic pressure in lower beds. Ostler clarified DWQ's position and limitations. The department does not have authority to include environmental bonds, covering clean up costs in the event of a disaster, as a condition of the permit. They can not limit lagoons for sheer size and concentration. Decision concerning amount and location rests entirely with the County Commission. Lagoons are not divided into classes for agriculture, industry, municipality, etc. Permits can be revoked only for: (1) noncompliance status; (2) failure to disclose violation; (3) endangering health; (4) desire of permittee to discontinue operation. On the otneFhand, Circle Four is required to verbally notify" detection, and act on a contingency plan within 45 days. DWQ within 24 hours of In the event of a catastrophe, the permit is a legally binding document for protection of the public.