05-01-2020 Bridger Valley Pioneer Public Notices


Notice is hereby given that Joshua and Arlena Harmon have applied for a Subdivision Permit for the Harmon Subdivision No. 2.  A subdivision of lots 1 and 2 of the Harmon Subdivision located in Section 35, T13N, R117W, 6th P.M., Uinta County, Wyoming.  A public hearing on this application will be held before the Board of Uinta County Commissioners at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 5 in the Commission Chambers of the Uinta County Complex, 225 9th Street Evanston, Wyoming.

PUBLISH: April 24, May 1, 2020                  20058 



Pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 21-3-110(A) of Wyoming Education Code, following are warrants over $500.00 approved by Uinta County School District #6, Lyman, Wyoming, April 2020 - 1720 KEEPSAKE IMAGES 528.51; 78 SIGNS PLUS 12667; 598 REGION V BOCES 500; 594 AMAZON.COM INC. 919.81; 600 SCHOOL DIST#6 GENERAL FUND 17741.46; 4637 BRIDGERLAND CARQUEST 502.46; 4633 BENEDICT'S ACE HARDWARE 509.44; 4627 AMAZON.COM INC. 513.17; 4674 PREMIER TRUCK GROUP 577.40; 4248 AFLAC 606.10; 4695 WEX BANK   630.33; 4645 FIRST BANK OF MT. VIEW 664.34; 4636 BRIDGER VALLEY PIONEER 843.60; 4671 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOC. 975; 4663 MACBEATH HARDWOOD COMPANY 1143.45; 4700 XEROX CORPORATION 1172.20; 4255 SCHOOL DIST #6 HOUSING 1230; 4678 RELADYNE LLC 1234.30; 4640 CODALE ELECTRIC 1266.99; 4268 WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM #2 1268.95; 4649 GRAINGER PARTS 1324.44; 4692 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC 1350; 4667 MOUNTAIN WEST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 1451.72; 4260 THE HARTFORD 1522.49; 4266 WYOMING EDUCATIONAL ASSOC. 1633; 4688 TOWN OF LYMAN 1901.85; 4632 BENEDICT TRADING COMPANY 1950.86; 4630 ATHLETIC AND ACTIVITIES SCHOOL DISTRICT 1967; 4676 RAMKOTA BEST WESTERN OF CASPER 2047; 4264 WY. EDUCATORS' BENEFIT TRUST 2151.95; 4252 NATIONAL BENEFIT SERVICES LLC 2658.34; 4690 UINTA BANK 2713.55; 4687 THE PRINTERD WORD 2894.94; 4689 TRANE 2993; 4647 GAS N GO #15 LYMAN 3414.25; 4628 APPLE FINANCIAL SERVICES 3419.74; 4691 UNION TELEPHONE COMPANY 3752.51; 4265 WYO DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES 3768.08; 4261 TSA CONSULTING GROUP INC 4100; 4638 CIT 4839; 4681 SCHOOL DIST#6 FEDERAL FUNDS 4996.55; 4250 GREAT WEST TRUST COMPANY 6822; 4654 HILLTOP NATIONAL BANK 7456.54; 4701 ZIP REHAB LLC 7840; 4698 WYO. SPECIALIZED PHSICAL THERA 8300; 4664 MENLO INC. 8702.84; 4646 FIRST BANKCARD 10036.20; 4642 DOMINION ENERGY 11625.98; 4684 SIGNS PLUS 15600; 4256 SCHOOL DIST#6 MEDICARE 17647; 4635 BRIDGER VALLEY ELECTRIC 18855.94; 4259 SCHOOL DIST#6 PAYROLL TAXES 45067.46; 4682 SCHOOL DIST#6 SCHOOL LUNCH 56292.41; 4257 SCHOOL DIST#6 SS 75455.84; 4267 WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM 107094.59; 4258 SCHOOL DIST#6 EMPLOYEE GROUP 134542.47; 280 C.E.M. SALES & SERVICE 2582.84; 285 SCHOOL DIST#6 GENERAL FUND 10464.98; 299 MEADOW GOLD DAIRIES SLC 3627.39; 301 SCHOOL DIST#6 GENERAL FUND 21784.67; 300 NICHOLAS & COMPANY 22437.75; 636 SCHOOL DIST#6 SCHOOL LUNCH 1138.41; 634 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS 1185.65; 632 LAWRENCE'S 1490.9; 631 JOSTENS 1647.5; 630 FIRST BANKCARD 2108.15; 629 BENEDICT TRADING COMPANY 2730.42; 637 SILVER STITCH EMBROIDERY LLC 2814; 635 SCHOOL DIST#6 GENERAL FUND 4819.46; 628 BEAVER MOUNTAIN INC. 5796. I, JASON LAMBERTI, TREASURER, UINTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #6, LYMAN, WYOMING, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THE HEREBY TO BE CORRECT. /S/ JASON LAMBERTI, UCSD #6.

PUBLISH: May 1, 2020               20060





Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative (“Deseret Power”) on behalf of itself and its member distribution cooperatives listed below (the “Participating Members”) hereby gives notice of their intent to file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) requesting approval of a proposed Joint PURPA Implementation Plan (“Joint Plan”) to jointly implement their respective obligations under Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. § 824a-3)(“PURPA”) and under Part 292 of the FERC’s Regulations.  

The Joint Plan provides that (1) Deseret Power and/or each Participating Member will interconnect with and operate in parallel with any QF that adheres to applicable rules and regulations pertaining to generator interconnection; (2) on behalf of itself and each Participating Member, Deseret Power will purchase capacity and energy from QFs at a rate equal to Deseret Power’s avoided costs taking account of relevant cost-related characteristics of the QF and the location where such capacity and energy are delivered; (3) each Participating Member will sell supplementary, back-up and maintenance power to a QF, upon request, on either a firm or interruptible basis, in accordance with the applicable law and the Participating Member's applicable rates, rules, and regulations governing retail service, and on the terms that are consistent with the ones offered to the Participating Member's other customers with similar load or other cost-related characteristics; and (4) no QF will be subject to duplicative charges for interconnection or wheeling solely as a result of selling to Deseret Power and buying from a Participating Member.

In the filing with FERC, Deseret Power, on behalf of itself and the Participating Members, plans to apply for waiver of certain obligations under Section 292.303 of FERC’s Regulations which, if granted, would result in all purchases from QFs being made by Deseret Power and all sales to QFs interconnected with the Participating Member electric distribution systems being made by the Participating Members. 

Copies of the proposed Joint Plan will be sent to interested parties upon request. Deseret Power will also accept written comments on the proposed Joint Plan. Deseret Power intends to file for approval of the Joint Plan with FERC on or after May 1, 2020. FERC will publish notice of Deseret Power’s filing in the Federal Register following receipt of the filing. That notice will specify that any person desiring to be heard in this matter can make the appropriate filing with the FERC. 

Inquiries concerning this matter should be addressed to:

Deseret Power

ATTN: General Counsel

10714 South Jordan Gateway, Suite 300 South Jordan, UT 84095

(801) 619-6500 (telephone)

(806) 619-6599 (facsimile)

The Participating Members: 

Bridger Valley Electric Association

Dixie-Escalante Rural Electric Association, Inc. Flowell Electric Association, Inc.

Garkane Energy Cooperative, Inc. 

Moon Lake Electric Association

Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc.

PUBLISH: May 1, 2020               20061



PWS WY5600033

Is my water safe?

We are pleased to present this year’s Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

Do I need to take special precautions?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).

Where does my water come from?

Our water source consists of surface water drawn from Smith’s Fork and the Blackfork River supplied by Bridger Valley Joint Powers and one groundwater spting. The Water Quality Data Table in this report shows water quality results from both the groundwater spring and the water supplied by Bridger Valley JPB.

Source water assessment and its availability

Our source water assessment is available at the Lyman Town Hall.

Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity: microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

How can I get involved?

If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.

Description of Water Treatment Process

Your water is treated by filtration and disinfection. Filtration removes particles suspended in the source water. Particles typically include clays and silts, natural organic matter, iron and manganese, and microorganisms. Your water is also treated by disinfection. Disinfection involves the addition of chlorine or other disinfectants to kill bacteria and other microorganisms (viruses, cysts, etc.) that may be in the water. Disinfection is considered to be one of the major public health advances of the 20th century.

Water Conservation Tips

Did you know that the average U.S. household uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day or 100 gallons per person per day? Luckily, there are many low-cost and no-cost ways to conserve water. Small changes can make a big difference - try one today and soon it will become second nature.

  • Take short showers - a 5 minute shower uses 4 to 5 gallons of water compared to up to 50 gallons for a bath.
  • Shut off water while brushing your teeth, washing your hair and shaving and save up to 500 gallons a month.
  • Use a water-efficient showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Water plants only when necessary.
  • Fix leaky toilets and faucets. Faucet washers are inexpensive and take only a few minutes to replace. To check your toilet for a leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it or replacing it with a new, more efficient model can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it and during the cooler parts of the day to reduce evaporation.
  • Teach your kids about water conservation to ensure a future generation that uses water wisely. Make it a family effort to reduce next month’s water bill!
  • Visit www.epa.gov/watersense for more information.

Cross Connection Control Survey

The purpose of this survey is to determine whether a cross-connection may exist at your home or business. A cross connection is an unprotected or improper connection to a public water distribution system that may cause contamination or pollution to enter the system. We are responsible for enforcing cross-connection control regulations and insuring that no contaminants can, under any flow conditions, enter the distribution system. If you have any of the devices listed below please contact us so that we can discuss the issue, and if needed, survey your connection and assist you in isolating it if that is necessary.

  • Boiler/ Radiant heater (water heaters not included)
  • Underground lawn sprinkler system
  • Pool or hot tub (whirlpool tubs not included)
  • Additional source(s) of water on the property
  • Decorative pond
  • Watering trough

Source Water Protection Tips

Protection of drinking water is everyone’s responsibility. You can help protect your community’s drinking water source in several ways:

  • Eliminate excess use of lawn and garden fertilizers and pesticides - they contain hazardous chemicals that can reach your drinking water source.
  • Pick up after your pets.
  • If you have your own septic system, properly maintain your system to reduce leaching to water sources or consider connecting to a public water system.
  • Dispose of chemicals properly; take used motor oil to a recycling center.
  • Volunteer in your community. Find a watershed or wellhead protection organization in your community and volunteer to help. If there are no active groups, consider starting one. Use EPA’s Adopt Your Watershed to locate groups in your community, or visit the Watershed Information Network’s How to Start a Watershed Team.
  • Organize a storm drain stenciling project with your local government or water supplier. Stencil a message next to the street drain reminding people “Dump No Waste - Drains to River” or “Protect Your Water.” Produce and distribute a flyer for households to remind residents that storm drains dump directly into your local water body.

Additional Information for Lead

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Town of Lyman is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Additional Information for Arsenic

While your drinking water meets EPA’s standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPA’s standard balances the current understanding of arsenic’s possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.

Water Quality Data Table

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the calendar year of this report. Although many more contaminants were tested, only those substances listed below were found in your water. All sources of drinking water contain some naturally occurring contaminants. At low levels, these substances are generally not harmful in our drinking water. Removing all contaminants would be extremely expensive, and in most cases, would not provide increased protection of public health. A few naturally occurring minerals may actually improve the taste of drinking water and have nutritional value at low levels. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of the report. The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. As such, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. In this table you will find terms and abbreviations that might not be familiar to you. To help you better understand these terms, we have provided the definitions below the table.