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The Ogden Valley news Your Community Newspaper December 1, 2007 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Early Alberttypes of William Henry Jackson on Display at Myra Powell Gallery— Collection shows early scenes of Yellowstone National Park “’Let Wonderland Tell Its Story’—The 1871 Alberttypes of William Henry Jackson” will be on display in the Myra Powell Gallery located in Ogden’s Historic Union Station from December 7 through May, 2008. The artistic legacy of Yellowstone National Park includes the famous painter Thomas Moran and photographer William Henry Jackson, both of whom provided visual documentation of the region explored by Ferdinand V. Hayden’s federal expedition in 1871. Starting out from Ogden, Utah, Hayden surveyed the geology and mapped the region. Throughout the 19th century, scientists relied upon artists to make a visual record, and Hayden hired Jackson to make a photographic record. Poinsettias—the Christmas flower—represent over 85% percent of potted plant sales in the United States during the holiday season. Ninety percent of all poinsettias are exported from the U.S., and are commercially grown in all 50 states. The poinsettia shown above is from the Allan Plant Company located in Pleasant View, Utah. Photo by Jim Olsen of North Ogden. See page 12 for articles on poinsettias. Yellowstone Engraved As the expedition photographer, Jackson (1843-1942) took “wet-plate” photographs that required development on the spot. His equipment included multiple cameras, glass plates, tripods, lenses, chemicals, and a tent that served as his darkroom. The large plates enabled him to capture, not only details needed by Hayden and other geologists on the expedition, but details YELLOWSTONE cont. on page 14 Increased Development Proposed The Greatest Snow on Earth at Powder Mountain a Bad Idea— Featured on New Utah License Plate Infrastructure and planning insufficient Well here we are. The Powder Mountain rezone request that we all knew was coming before the Weber County Planning Commission. It certainly didn’t get here as a surprise, and there are numerous others anxiously waiting in the wings—waiting to see how this precedentsetting situation is resolved. Developers have proposed to increase density from 1,223 units to 4,475. Unfortunately, there are no Transfer of Development Rights or Retirement of Development Rights Ordinances currently available to the Ogden Valley Township that can be used as a tool to move the proposed increased density units from willing large landowner sellers, such as monastery administrators in Huntsville or other large landowners in the valley, to this development. But there could be because there are many Ogden Valley landowners who would be happy to have the additional property-right option to sell development rights so they could afford to stay on their land, as opposed to being forced to sell their land outright in order to financially survive. It does, however, clearly illustrate the need to accelerate the process of developing and passing these types of ordinances. If you agree, residents are being urged to attend the November 27 Weber County Planning Commission meeting or, if unable to attend, contact planning commission members personally or by phone and ask them to deny the rezone petition on the grounds that: 1. Any decision to grant additional density on top of the approximately 17,000 to 18,000 units already allowed could not be supported by the Valley’s current infrastructure. 2. Granting additional density on top of the existing allowed units will undermine, if not destroy, the valley’s potential to continue as a rural/resort area as outlined in the general plan; visitors won’t want to recreate here if it is crowded, polluted, and congested. 3. In fairness and consistency to all residents, since others don’t have a method to transfer development rights, deny this rezone so a precedent isn’t set that will allow everyone else to rezone to a higher density without paying landowners who don’t want to develop. 4. Insufficient information has been provided to determine the petitioner’s plans for development in Cache County, development that will put even heavier strains on the Valley’s infrastructure—development that government leaders are clearly unprepared to deal with efficiently. 5. There has been insufficient planning in regards to motorized impacts on nearby Forest Service lands. 6. Insufficient planning has been done in regards to the impact increased density will have on wildlife given the petitioner’s proposal, or on the impact of wildlife living on adjacent Forest Service property and Utah State POWDER MTN cont. on page 17 The Weber County Township Planning Commission meeting will be held November 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, 2380 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. —New plate bears historical significance The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles launched two new license plates today, an updated version of the former Centennial plate featuring Delicate Arch, and a new ski plate with Ski Utah’s world famous registered trademark, “Greatest Snow on Earth.” The plates were launched as part of the Utah Office of Tourism’s new “Life Elevated” campaign. The ski plate features the majestic Wasatch Mountains with the figure of a skier in front of them. The skier is Utah resident and three-time Olympian, Heidi Voelker. Voelker’s image will be both the first live human and first woman ever to be featured on a United States license plate. “I have been anticipating the launch of this plate for a long time,” said Voelker, “I can’t wait to stop at a red light and notice that I am the skier on the LICENSE PLATE cont. on page 17 Have You Seen Me? By Jenny Songer Harris on Monday, August 13, she noticed that If you’ve ever driven down First Street in the statue of her was gone, and one of the Huntsville Town, you’ve probably noticed four cows had been uprooted then left on the life-size figures depicting a woman and her lawn. It surprised four cows that Anderson that have decothe vandals rated the front could uproot yard of the the statues. Anderson home After some past on 6900 East. problems with Unfortunately, vandalism, the this set of statAndersons had ues is no lonencased the ger complete. rebar poles at Sometime durthe base of the ing the secstatues with ond weekend heavy balls of in August, the cement. But statue of the this precauwoman made tion was not to resemble Jesselie Andrew Harris with his cousin Meredith Songer, both enough to stop the theft. Anderson was of Huntsville Town. Anderson stolen. reported the crime to the police, but they have The Andersons had hosted a large party found no leads whatsoever. “I just hope I’m at their Huntsville home during the weekend not dumped in Pineview,” Anderson joked. before the theft. At that time, the figurines She added that the stolen statue means so were all intact and were, as always, a fun much to her that, if returned, there would conversation piece for the guests. When SEEN ME cont. on page 17 Anderson returned a week later, however, Valley Chordettes Announce Dates for Annual Concert On November 20, members of the Weber County Sheriff office enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with students at the Ogden Valley Montessori School. The Ogden Valley Chordettes is a volunteer ladies singing group that has been offering free Christmas concerts in Ogden Valley for as long as most people can remember. Hosted in recent years at the Hearthside near Eden Park, the setting is perfect for audience members to come and be treated to an array of Christmas medleys that are sure to put the Christmas spirit into anyone’s heart. The group is directed by Brenda Murray and accompanied by Joyce Montgomery— each long-time Valley residents. Chordettes members have ties to our Valley as well, whether they reside here now, blessed to have family here, or to have lived here in the past. Each year guest soloists and musicians join for two special evenings of seasonal music shared with all who are lucky enough to attend. This year’s program centers on long-time favorites, as well as spiritual renderings that you won’t want to miss. It is a program for all generations. We invite you, your family, and friends to please join the Chordettes on December 9 and 10, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hearthside located at 5612 E. 2200 N. in Eden. Light refreshments will be served. Any donation you wish to make to support this community group will be greatly appreciated.