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United States v. Walker River Irrigation District

United States District Court, D. Nevada

February 9, 2017

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
WALKER RIVER IRRIGATION DISTRICT, a corporation, et al., Defendants. WALKER RIVER PAIUTE TRIBE, Plaintiff-Intervenor, In Equity No. C -125

          NOTICE OF VACANCY IN DIVISION 1, UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS

         TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:

         NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a vacancy on the UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS to represent Division 1. Division 1 consists of the irrigated lands at Schurz, Nevada, held by the United States of America in trust for the Walker River Paiute Tribe.

         DUTIES OF THE UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS: The UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS shall apportion and distribute the waters of the Walker River, its forks and tributaries in the State of Nevada and the State of California and shall enforce the rules and regulations that have been adopted and approved by the Court as to the administration and distribution of waters pursuant to the Walker River Decree, In Equity C-125.

         QUALIFICATIONS: To be qualified for appointment on the UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS, a nominee must meet the following standards:

1. The nominee must be a member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe for whom the water rights are held in trust by the United States of America in Division 1 under the Walker River Decree, In Equity C-125;
2. The nominee must reside on the Walker River Paiute Reservation at Schurz. Nevada and be familiar with farming and ranching activities on the Reservation;
3. The nominee must be competent to perform the duties of the office, of good moral character, emotionally stable and mature, in good health, patient, courteous and capable of deliberation and decisions when required to act; and
4. The applicant must not be related by blood or marriage to a judge of the appointing Court at the time of the initial appointment.

         APPLICATION FORMS: Any interested party may obtain an application form by writing to Lance S. Wilson, Clerk of the Court. 400 South Virginia Street. Reno, Nevada 89501, on or before March 3, 2017, stating a wish to be considered for appointment to the UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS, Division 1. A formal application will be provided by the Clerk of the Court. In addition, the application form may be obtained from Joanne Sarkisian, Secretary to the UNITED STATES BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS, at Joanne@.usbwc.org.

         FINAL DATE FOR CONSIDERATION: All interested parties may submit a completed application form on or before March 31, 2017, to Debra K. Kempi, Clerk of Court, 400, South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89501.

         EXHIBIT "2"

         UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 400 South Virginia Street Reno, Nevada 89501

         APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO U.S. BOARD OF WATER ...


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