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Home of The Mormon Miracle Pageant 1 992 Pageant Dates: July 9, 10, I Volume"ToNumbe7 37 a copy 50 1 1, 14-1- 8 MANTI, UTAH 84642, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1992 Snow gets new Environmental Education Center 5-mem- ber focus will board: Centers be ecology of area BY BRUCE JENNINGS Snow College will now have a third campus. The Forest Service has issued the college a special use permit for the facilities at what has for years been commonly known as the Experiment Station. The permit covers seven buildings at the site, the 80 or more fenced acres on which they are located, the telephone and power lines and the Alpine cabin near the Ephraim Canyon sum- mit J , . J est Services Intermountain Research Station in Ogden to the Manti-LaSNational Forests Sanpete Ranger District in Ephraim. For around 70 years the Great Basin Range has been the site of hundreds of studies having to do with the rehabilitation and enwildhancement of the lands. For more than 30 years the Utahs Division of Wildlife Resources has cooperated in many of the studies. The studies have involved plant selection and palatability, seed production and rehabilitation of the al long-rang- e The college will now develop and operate the Great Basin Environmental Education Center at the location. The center will be home to workshop seminars, field studies and other activities in environmental education. Steve Peterson, a Snow College faculty member, will be director of the center. A board that includes representatives ofSnow College, the Forest Service and Utah State University, will give overall direction to the managefive-memb- er ment of the center. Hie centers focus will be on the ecology of the area, but it may also sponsor some wintertime recreational activities, college officials said. Hie Forest Service will continue its studies on the 4,500 acres in Ephraim Canyon that comprise the Great Basin Experimental Range. Jurisdiction of the range, however, is now being transferred from the For- - environment. Several of the buildings at the station are residences which once housed scientists assigned to the experimental work in the canyon. And much of the laboratory analysis was also done at the center. on-goin- g But procedures changed. In time, most of the work was transferred to the Intermountain Shrub Laboratory in Provo and the buildings in Ephraim Canyon were largely unused. What to do with them? Remove them? Find another function for them? Let them slowly fade away? The decision to convert them to an educational purpose is the kind of recycling which no one is likely to fault. In the meantime, the studies in Ephraim Canyon - on the range - will go on and hundreds of scientists will continue to visit the plots where ways to enhance the Great Basins wildlands are -- -- developed. Arrested in California three charges of child molestation, agreed to plead guilty to one charge of attempted sodomy on a child, a second degree felony, in exchange for dismissal of the other two charges. Howell was seen loitering about the Fairview Elementary School several times in November, and three children reported to their parents that he had attempted to molest them. Hie parents, in turn, reported the incidents to the Sanpete County Sheriffs Department, who attempted to locate Howell. By that time, however, he had disappeared. California officers later arrested Howell on an unrelated charge, and found that he was wanted in Utah. Governor Norman Bangerter signed the required extradition papers, and Howell was returned to Snoete County to face the charges. Community Calendar 4 no later than Monday noon (Please call for items to be Included In this calendar) 835-42- 1 Events will be listed a maximum of two weeks Mar. 9 ......................................... Mantl Ladles Literary Club, 3 p.m. Manti City Clubroom Mar. 20 .................................................... History Fair, Snow College, 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. 21 Manti Old Folks Party, Stake Center, 12:30 p.m. 22 ........................m........ Singles Adult Fireside, 7 p.m., ' Gunnison 24 ....................... Ephraim Chamber of Commerce Meeting Senior Citizens Center, 7 a.m. 25 ............................ County Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Manti City Auditorium, 7 p.m. 27 Farm Bureau Banquet, 7 p.m., 1 Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. 0 Moroni Activity Mar. 28 ............................................................ Miss Former deputy: Scott Bean succeed retiring Jay Taggart Dr. Scott VV. Bean, superintendent of the South Sanpete School District for six years during a major building 'Drifter' pleads guilty to child molestation charge Roland Blaine Howell, 47, described by local police officers as a drifter", is now a prisoner in the Sanpete Countyjail, and has entered a plea of guilty to a charge of attempted child molestation. He will appear before Judge David Mower in Sixth District Court on March 25 for sentencing. Howell, who originally faced Former South Sanpete School District Supt. named head of Utah State Dept, of Instruction Center Ephraim Pageant period, will soon become Utahs new Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Ephraim Middle School, new Manti Elementary School, will and the addition to the Gunnison Valley Elementary School were all built during Superintendent Beans tenure in South Sanpete. He was also active in church and community affairs while living with his family in Manti. Amonghis officesheld wasbishop Sanpete County C of C working to promote area The Sanpete County Chamber of Commerce is on the move - buildi ng Sanpete County . Some of the items they are working on include: How the recent legislature affected the of county development countywide projects, agriculture in Sanpete, a new Chamber directory to be published soon and suggested issues for gubernatorial candidates. Ray Nielsen reported that Sanpete districts will benefitfrom the Robin Hood" bill. He said that the photo cop bill passed with limited use (school zones only), which may be limiting to cities, and that the betting bill was dropped but the legislature supported a Horse Pageant, to stay longer than a few hours in the county, and to spend some money in Sanpete. Thi s group is working to maintain the present quality ofthe Pageant but to work on traffic helps, and have countywide clean-upeople trained in the Super-Host- " program. Racing Commission, but with no gambling. Mr. Nielsen wanted to Agricultural pari-mutu- el clarify the new legislative redistricting. The new districts dont go into affect until Jan. 1, 1993. In the meantime the present districts remain as they now are. Hie Chamber in connection with the county and cities will be working together to help the visitors to the Mormon Miracle p Troy Shelly is compiling a Business Directory of all businesses in Sanpete County. If you have a business and want to participate, get in touch with him at KMTI Radio. The Chamber identified several areas for serious consideration by gubernatorial candidates as the issues relate to Sanpete County. They are: 1. problems agricultural loans; 2. The state travel council seems to ignore central Utah no support publicity; 3. Higher education needs full funding for student growth ; 4. Help with developing the Skyline Drive; 5. Support for new businesses in central Utah which dont conflict with existing businesses. University of Utah, and his of the Manti 4th LDS Ward. Superintendent Bean left Sanpete in 1987 to become Associate Superintendent in charge of finance in the State Office ofEducation, servingunder Dr. James M. Moss. After Dr. Moss resigned, Dr. Bean was one of the four finalists for the position. Dr. Jay Taggart received the appointment, and Dr. Bean was named deputy superintendent. Dr. Taggart will retire in a few weeks, and Dr. Bean has been named as his successor. Agraduate ofBrigham Young University, Dr. Bean received his masters degree from the doctorate in educational administration from BYU. I le began his career in public education as a math and science teacher at Hillside Junior High School in Salt Lake City. I le then taught science and mathematics at American Fork High School for several years. He then became supervisor ofdata processingand accounting in the State Office of Education and was educational specialist for buildings and grounds in that office at the time of his appointment to the South Sanpete District superintendency. He served in that position from 1981 to 1987. Construction now underway on new hydro plant near Sterling cost energy: Water will be Low returned to stream below plant Another Manti Mountain stream is being harnessed in the cause of low-co- energy. st B.M.B. Enterprises, Bountifall began construction of last ful, a hydro-plan- t that will utilize the Six Mile stream in the generation of electricity. The water will be diverted out of the creek about a mile east of the Manti-LaSNational Forest boundary in Six Mile h Canyon and conveyed in a steel pipe down the canyon to the automated will be built on that powerhouse bottom of land the near private the canyon. Hie Forest Service has issued BMB a special use permit for the access road and diversion structure. BMB, also has obtained al 20-inc- state-of-the-ar- t. Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions approval of the project. The diversion structure and penstock will not be visible from the Six Mile Canyon Road. Work on the penstock began last fall. Construction will continue this summer, according to BMB official Berry I lutchings. The generator will be able to operate efficiently on a stream flow as low as two second feet. The Six Mile Creek never gets that low, according to reports. After going through the power house the water will lie returned to the stream, which is administered by several irrigation companies. The power produced willha ve a ready market, BMB officers said. The cost of the project has not been divulged.