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Photos of the Basins signature summer event See us online at: www.ubstandard.com B-1 & B-2 Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. Lady Cats on the ball for soccer season Blue Saige earns showdown crown, set to perform at fair By Steve Puro Uintah Basin Standard By Steve Puro Uintah Basin Standard Deputies say drunken driver ran over friend at Hilltop bar By Geoff Liesik Uintah Basin Standard By Lacey McMurry Uintah Basin Standard SEE CONTEST on page A-3


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    Uintah Basin

    StandardAugust 9, 2011 Vol. 102 No. 32 www.ubstandard.com 75THE BASINS NEWSPAPER

    IndexEditorial......... A4. Education.....B2Courts...........A6 Classifieds....B3BasinBriefs...A7 Legals...........B5Social............A8 Obituaries.....A9BasinLife...... B1. Sports.........B10

    See us online at:www.ubstandard.com

    SEE GURR on page A-2

    Change is the process by which the future

    invades our lives. Alvin Toffler

    By Lacey McMurryUintah Basin Standard

    With just the click of a mouse but-ton Uintah Basin residents can help Dinosaur National Monument win up to $100,000 in grant money for improvements. The National Park site is one of thousands throughout the nation nominated for the Americas Favor-ite Park award through Coca-Colas Live Positively campaign. Through Sept. 6, fans of the monument can go online to www.livepositively.com, click on the Vote for your Park link, to cast their vote for Dinosaur National Monument. People are allowed to vote as often as they want for the same site. Votes can also be cast by checking in from the monument using Facebook, or by uploading photos from a visit to the monument on the Coca-Cola website. Dan Johnson, chief of interpreta-tion at Dinosaur National Monument, said he hopes area residents will take the time to show their support in the favorite parks campaign. Last year in this competition, a small community came together and managed to get enough votes for their park to win, Johnson said. They beat out other larger communities because they organized and worked together. Wed love to see that happen here. Although only one park will be

    By Steve PuroUintah Basin Standard

    The Duchesne County Fair Board is encouraging everyone to search for treasure this week in Duchesne. Some of the fun has already taken place, but theres still a wealth of activities scheduled for the rest of the week at the fairgrounds. Tuesday The carnival opens at 5 p.m. and Artistic Entertainers perform Under the Tent where admission is always free at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Little Buckaroo Rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Come watch pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls and the future stars of rodeo test themselves in the fairgrounds arena. Wednesday Kids crafts will take place in two sessions from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $1.50 and the groups are limited in size to 20. Sign up in the exhibit building. The carnival opens at 5 p.m. and Shaun Dee the Hypno Hick performs Under the Tent where admission is always free at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. For those over the age of 60, there will be a senior citizen dinner at Wal-lace Park, beginning at 5 p.m. The Copper Mountain Band will

    By Geoff LiesikUintah Basin Standard

    Looking at the photo Tracy Beede held of her son Friday afternoon, its hard to imagine that he was always a mamas boy. In the image, Sgt. Daniel Gurr is resolutely standing guard as fel-low Marines move away from a he-licopter that has just dropped them on the deck of a ship. Hes clad in full battle gear, his assault rifle pointed muzzle down. He always wor-ried about me, Beede said, sitting in the front room of her Vernal home surrounded by a growing circle of family and friends. Hed call all my friends and ask, Hows mom doing? she added. Of course, Beede feared for her sons safety, too. Less than five hours earlier the worst of those fears became reality when the mother of four an-swered a knock on the door and found two Marines and a sailor standing on her porch. I knew, Beede said. Gurr, who enlisted in the Marine Corps before entering his senior year at Uintah High School, was shot and


    Vernal Marine killed in Afghanistan

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    Internetcontestcould winMonument$100,000

    SEE CONTEST on page A-3

    RJHS gets ready for sixth gradersBy Steve PuroUintah Basin Standard

    Teachers began moving into their classrooms last week as crews contin-ued to put the finishing touches on the new sixth grade wing at Roosevelt Junior High School. Its a nice facility, said RJHS Principal Rick Nielsen. The school and all the facilities are just going to enhance our opportunities for the community. The addition includes 18 new classrooms, a training room that will be used by the district and public, and a multipurpose room located above the wrestling room of the original building. The multipurpose room has a tiled floor and is nearly the size of two classrooms, Nielsen said. It can be used for special projects, presenta-tions, incentive parties and similar activities, he said. One of the few things still waiting for completion is the new gymna-sium.Its been too humid to lay down the tongue and groove flooring for the new gymnasium, Nielsen said. When its done, its going to be really nice for the community for Junior Jazz and other sports programs. The decision to move the sixth grade from Roosevelt Middle School now named Kings Peak Elementary School was reached by the Duch-esne County School Board during the

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    last academic year. The third grade will also move from East Elementary to Kings Peak this year. The moves are meant to help temporarily lower the number of students at East Elementary. The school district expects that it will have to build a new elementary school in Roosevelt within the next decade to

    accommodate growth. Along with the seven teachers who are moving into RJHS this year, the school is expecting to add 210 kids to its student body. Total enrollment for the junior high will be somewhere around 653 students. The actual

    SEE RJHS on page A-2

    By Felicia FonsecaAssociated Press

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Tribal econo-mies could see a boost with a new rule that makes it easier and possibly timelier for some industrial facili-ties to obtain permits to do business on American Indian reservations. The rule that goes into effect later this month covers permits for large and small emissions sources in Indian Country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlined the rule earlier this year. In the past, sources may have avoided Indian Country because of uncertainty in the permitting pro-cess, said Janet McCabe, deputy administrator for the EPAs Office of Air and Radiation. In other cases, states may have been issuing permits

    EPA clarifies rules on tribal landsplants and cement plants that emit more than 100 tons of pollutants a year, as well as smaller ones like gas stations, boilers at casinos and auto body shops that emit less than 100 or 250 tons a year in areas where national air standards havent been met. More than 77 tribes in the country are in those areas, according to the EPA. The new rule lays out requirements for those sources and also requires that the smaller emissions sources register throughout Indian Country. You couldnt get a permit to do dry cleaning or to do some sort of rock quarrying take your pick, all kinds of things, said Phil Baker-Shenk, an attorney who represents a handful of tribes on the matter. You could not get a permit if you were in Indian Country, but if you stepped over the

    boundary, you could get one from the state. The permitting process that limits carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen di-oxide, particulate, ozone and sulfur dioxide emissions isnt new, but the requirements werent applied consis-tently. While states had permitting authority, Indian Country was largely left out for decades. The process ap-plies to all new and expanding indus-trial facilities. The rule came in response to requests from tribes and from com-panies that were having trouble getting permits to operate on tribal reservations, said Laura McKelvey of the EPAs air quality planning and standards office. She cited a petroleum company unable to get a permit on

    SEE EPA on page A-2

    for areas of Indian Country, or sources may have been bypassing permitting altogether. EPA previously had a rule for large sources of emissions in areas that meet national air quality standards. But there was no permitting pro-cess for large facilities, such as power

    Duchesne County Fairruns through Saturday

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    TheLittleBuckarooRodeoissetfortonight, Tuesday, at theDuchesneCountyFairgrounds.

    open the evenings concert at 8 p.m., followed by country music superstar

    SEE FAIR on page A-2

    UBIC 2011Photos

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    Ready to RollLady Catson the ballfor soccerseason


    Hit and RunDeputies say drunken driverran over friend at Hilltop bar

    Big WinnersBlue Saige earns showdown crown, set to perform at fair


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    Page A-2 - UINTAH BASIN STANDARD, August 9, 2011

    GURRContinued from page A-1


    US Highway 40 Waterline ReplacementA new water line will be installed from Union High School to Alco in US Highway 40. This construction will impact at least two lanes of traffic on US 40 for the next two months.

    2011 Summer Construction ScheduleRoosevelt City down town will be a busy place for the next few months with three separate construction projects scheduled. To ease the congestion, the



    if at all Possible

    A brief description of the Projects:

    Roosevelt Secondary Water ProjectThe Secondary water system in Roosevelt will be expanded this sum-mer. Major streets impacted are noted on the m


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