Abraham, UT

A Notch Peak Adventure turns into near disaster

Several months ago I asked my great friend and Joyce Moody’s daughter, Deb Jenkins, who may be as whacked as I am, to take me for a hike up Notch Peak. Notch Peak or Sawtooth, at the south end of the House Range, is a West Millard County landmark that is unmistakable on the western horizon. It and Swasey are a big part of my favorite memories when they turn purple in the evening light—the “blue.”
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Budget Notice: Millard School District 6/29/22

The Millard County School District Board of Education will meet Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office, 285 East 450 North, Delta, Utah, for the purpose of adopting the Budget and setting certified tax rates for the Millard School District for the 2022-2023 school year. Corey...

Delta City Ordinance 22-297 6/29/22

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the Delta City Council approved Ordinance 22-297: An ordinance of the council of the City of Delta, State of Utah, amending the official zoning map of Delta City. Interested parties may view the ordinance on the Delta City Website at or in person with the Delta City Offices during normal business hours, Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 6 pm.

FOR THE FOURTH: July 4 events in Fillmore, Delta

Fourth of July celebrations are laid out, just in time for the nation’s birthday on Monday. Fillmore city’s celebrations kick off Saturday, July 2, with a children’s bike parade at the North Park at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served, followed by a movie night on a big screen. Refreshments are going to be provided.

John Shelby Nielson

John Shelby Nielson, age 66, passed awaon on Tuesday, Jue 21, 2022 at his home in Leamington, Utah. He was born on January 21, 1956 in Delta, Utah to Grant and Louise Nielson. He grew up on the family farm in Leamington, Utah. He loved the land and learned how to work it by the side of his father, and along with his siblings. At a young age he began raising his own pigs for FFA projects. Along with that he learned how to farm, raise cows, and be successful in many other activities involved in a family ranching business. He married Carol Farnes in the Manti Temple on March 22, 1978 (later divorced), and together they raised four sons. For many years, John was a member of the Utah National Cattlemen's Association. He held different offices and won awards for his hard work and involvement with the cattlemen.

David Victor Choules

Our beloved David Victor Choules passed away peacefully at home in Oak City in the early morning on Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was 65 years young. We are grateful he is no longer in pain and are at peace with his passing. David was born on February 8, 1957...

Billie Rae Rowley

Our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully on June 24, 2022 after a lingering illness at the age of 84. She was born April 9 in Delta to LeRoy V. and Dorothy Harris Steele the oldest of 7 children. She was a member of The Church...

Darlene Ruth Kallin

Darlene Ruth Williams Kallin, age 89, passed away on June 17, 2022 at her residence in Sutherland, Utah. She was born on October 1, 1932 in Salt Lake City to James A. and May Belle Baldwin Williams. Darlene was very proud of her Sioux heritage and always wished she had...

Carolyn Sue Parker

Carolyn Sue Laaksonen Havard Parker, age 76, passed away on June 17, 2022 at her home in Delta, Utah. She was born on March 19, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska. She is the eldest of the three children of Elmer Hjalmer and Beulah Josephine White Laaksonen. When Carolyn was five years...

Storage containers prohibited in all but one residential zone in Delta

Delta City Council members voted to prohibit storage containers in all but one residential zone inside the city last week. The decision comes after the city’s planning and zoning body recently recommended even stricter zoning controls on the metal structures. The changes to city code do not affect existing...

Notice of Public Hearing: Millard Co. Planning Commission 6/22/22

MILLARD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT. Notice is hereby given that the Millard County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Millard County Offices, 71 South 200 West, Delta, Utah, for the purpose of receiving public comment on Application Z-2022-018 to amend the Millard County Resource Management Plan to include the topics of Access to Public Lands, Renewable Energy, Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Elements, Utility Corridors, and Pipelines and Infrastructure.

Lynndyl boil order lifted

Water service briefly disrupted after pump fails in older system. The Town of Lynndyl lifted a boil order Monday morning after an earlier well pump failure and depleted storage last week disrupted water service for the town’s nearly 100 residents. The town has experienced numerous electrical issues with its...

Woman charged in graffiti case bound for trial

Testimony taken during preliminary hearing last week in case involving Delta City prosecutor. Red spray paint and a fingernail. A mother’s vendetta against a local attorney. It’s all part of a bizarre criminal case that’s now heading toward a trial. Melynda Fae Walker, 55, pleaded not guilty...

Governor Cox addresses gun violence, inflation, and rising gas prices

“The two things I'm most worried about for families, it’s their ability to get where they need to go and the second is making sure they have enough to eat," he said. Cox stressed that higher rates of inflation and high interest rates from the Federal Reserve mean fewer opportunities for Utah families, putting pressure on them both at the gas pump and at the grocery store.

120 residents out of water in Millard County town

LYNNDYL, Millard County — A town of 120 people in Millard County is out of water and a county official is seeking public assistance to get the town through the long weekend. Lynndyl is about 16 miles northeast of Delta and six miles from the closest town of Leamington. According to Millard County Commissioner Dean Draper, the town operates on two wells to serve the needs of residents and livestock, and without water, the situation is urgent.

Tiny town of Lynndyl without water as crews address well problems

LYNNDYL, Utah — Officials said Thursday that mechanical failures involving the town’s pumps were responsible for water being shut off in the small frontier town. Resident Gary Dutson said he received a notice Thursday afternoon alerting him to the problem. “The water’s been off for, oh, about four...