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The OGDEN May 1, 2002 VALLEY NEWS PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Your Community Newspaper Inside This Issue: Making Music at the Library A Mother’s Joy Page 2 Huntsville teacher David Garner was one of 50 teachers nationwide to earn a $10,000 grant for science-education innovation. Garner, a teacher at Valley Elementary, received the grant as part of a Toyota TAPESTRY 2002 award. He was honored for his virtual time machine project. The grant is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Ogden Canyon News Page 3 Ogden Valley Business Association Update Page 5 Huntsville Resident New Student Body President for WSU Liberty Students Competes in Idaho and Utah National Teenager Page 5 Inviting Wildlife Into Your Yard Pages 6 - 7 Officer Woods Honored for his Duties Abroad Page 8 Brother Turns Office Over to Newly Elected Brother Page 8 Calendar of Events Page 9 Announcements Page 10 2002 Valley Basketball Tournament Page 11 One Voice on the Family - For the love of a child Page 12 NBA Update Page 12 Ogden Marathon Page 13 Historical Article The Eden General Store Page 14 Classifieds Page 15 Huntsville Teacher Receives $10,000 Grant Snowcrest Jazz Band, directed by Michael Wooden, performed a live concert at the Ogden Valley Library. Michael Wooden stands at the keyboard with band members; Tyler Lee, Jon Brady, Ben Wood, Alex Jorgenson, Eric Sanda, Nellie Liston, Jacob Stokes, William VanZeeben, Zach Chapman, Michael Lee, Neil Womack and Robbie Welling. Pineview Reservoir TMDL Committee Finalizes State Report Effort Complied by Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Staff Members of the Pineview Reservoir TMDL Committee, which includes Ogden Valley representatives, has been meeting and working with John Whitehead from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality in order to provide input for the preparation of Pineview Reservoir’s TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) analysis, as required by EPA. Pursuant to Section 303(d) of the amended Federal Clean Water Act, each state is required to identify waterbodies for which existing pollution controls are not stringent enough to maintain state water quality standards. In other words, rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs—such as Pineview—that are not currently achieving, or are not expected to achieve identified water quality standards because of pollutants directly (point source) or indirectly (nonpoint source) contaminating the water body, are listed as water quality limited. Once a waterbody is identified as water quality limited, the state is to determine the source(s) of the water quality problem, and to allocate the responsibility for controlling the pollution. The analysis which the state completes to determine the reduction in pollutant loading necessary for that waterbody to meet water quality standards so the water body can support its historic beneficial uses, is called a Total Maximum Daily Load analysis, or TMDL. A TMDL analysis should result in a determination of: 1. The amount of a specific pollutant that a waterbody can receive without exceeding a water quality standard or impairment to a beneficial use; 2. The apportionment of the load to point and nonpoint sources; and 3. A margin of safety. Below is a summary of minutes from the discussion from the Pineview Reservoir TMDL Committee meeting held March 26, at the Ogden Valley Branch Library in Huntsville. Members Present were D.W. Bell, George Burbidge, Jeff Burton, Shanna Francis, Mike Miner, Keith Rounkles, Ken Mills, Ray Baker, Rex Harris, Sherry Hazelhurst, and John Whitehead. Meeting Summary An overview and explanation of the Pineview Reservoir TMDL that will be submitted to EPA on April 1, 2002 was presented. Some discussion and questions followed. An overview of the draft Project Implementation Plan (PIP) was also presented. The PIP will be submitted to EPA along with the TMDL on April 1, 2002. The current EPA rules do not require a PIP but only a demonstration that the nutrient load reductions included in the TMDL can be achieved. Thus, the PIP that is being submitted is subject to change based on local input. There was a very healthy discussion of the implementation options included in the PIP. Some concern was expressed by the U.S. Forest Service about the option to convert upland brush to grass. Some of the big game wildlife habitat depends on brushland. Further, there is an erosional risk with brush conversion, if the grass planting does not establish quickly, and achieve good soil stabilization. In a phone call earlier to John Whitehead, Pam Kramer of the Division of Wildlife Resources also expressed concern about wildlife habitat being diminished with brush conversion. Several additional options for pollution control were also discussed at the meeting that were not included in the draft PIP. These items included: Reservoir outlet works modifications Recreational use impacts to Pineview water quality Wetlands enhancements Streambank remediation County ordinances to protect sensitive land areas Augmentation of instream flows Stormwater management Downzoning by the county to manage population density The PIP has been revised to include language stating that these issues would also be PINEVIEW cont. on page 4 By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Staff Huntsville resident Brody Barnes, a Junior a Weber State University studying Business Administrating and Marketing, was recently elected to represent the University as Student Body President. Brody’s campaign platform was based on an idea of bringing Weber State University and local communities closer together. He has already approached several community restaurant owners about putting WSU memorabilia up on their walls, and having employees wear WSU shirts on school game nights. Brody would also like to see the school supporting the community. He envisions a cabinet of student volunteers who would be actively involved in locally elected city and county councils. Local leaders would then help student cabinet members identify community service projects. Brody states that he is sure that area communities would appreci- Brody Barnes ate the support of a couple of hundred university students helping to make our towns and cities better places to live and work. This year, Weber State had a record number of students voting—about 3000 students cast their ballot. Competing against four additional candidates, Brody won by 92 votes. “I believe the reason I won was, I was able to talk to, and reach a variety of students—including non-traditional, international, and other diverse student groups. I believe by focusing on a variety of student groups, I was able to gain the extra boost that helped me win.” Brody has lived in the Valley for the past four years. He is the son of Roger and Anita Dutson.