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|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
The OGDEN VALLEY NEWS © May Frese 1, 2005 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1 EDEN UT en Task Force Investigates First Homicide in Ogden Valley for 2005 By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News On April 16, Valley traffic was diverted for several hours when a Weber County Homicide Task Force and emergency personnel gathered along Highway 162 around Pineview Dam after a woman’s body was found by an early morning fisherman at 8:30 a.m. in front of the dam caretaker’s home near the spillway on the northwest end of the reservoir. The body of 38-year-old Johanna McCann was found about 15 feet below the embankment wrapped in black plastic sheeting. It appeared that the woman had been stabbed to death by the suspect, a 51-year-old man she was living with—Joseph Weatherspoon of Ogden. Investigators believe the woman may have been murdered at the apartment the couple shared in a complex on the 2300 block of Harrison Boulevard. Weatherspoon, who had no previous criminal record, was described by neighbors as a very “nice” man. Neighbors reacted HOMICIDE cont. on page 8 Photo courtesy of Kathleen Cracraft of Eden. Wildlife in North Fork Park. Input Sought From the Community on Recently Completed Draft Recreation Plan for Ogden Valley Compiled by Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News On April 27 and April 28, cian hired by Weber County hosted a third in a series of three public workshops designed to eet to the audiences recommendations from the Draft Recreation Element for the Ogden Valley Master Plan. Consultants gave a power point presentation outlining the draft document they recently col mpleted, which outlines the project study area, reviews background information and input used in the study, and tions for consideration by the community and local decision makers. The document also prohat outline and project population density and distribution scenarios related to the various planning options Weber County has to improve and sustain optimal land use outcomes. An Ogden Valley Recreation Plan is designed to guide recreation and resort planning and development, as well as to provide information on various strategies for consideration by the county when implementing policies to guide development. Below is a sampling of recommendations the — ee Plan outlines. After reviewing and a complete list of the recommendaa Smmene are asking the community to er a set of six questions in relation to the The OGDEN VALLEY NEws to Host 2nd Annual Valley Reunion The OGDEN VALLEY News (OVN) will host a Valley Reunion Saturday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Valley Elementary. The OVN is extending the invitation to anyone born on, or before, 1950 who spent time growing up or residing in Ogden Valley or Ogden Canyon. Partners are also invited. The reunion is intended to provide an opportunity to renew old friendships and visit with those schoolmates that you may not have seen in years. pl r hry + } ‘ f yOUr fx a 1d p nh, tos, stories, and memories that reflect life in Ogden Valley as it once was. The OVN is inter- ested in acquiring copies of many of these stories and photos for use in future editions of the paper. If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending, please notify them of this upcoming event. For out of town guests, the Red Moose Lodge in Eden is offering rooms at a reduced rate of $69 for a room with a single king sized bed, or $89 for a room with two queen sized beds. Room reservations can be made by calling 801-745-6667. Ifyou would like to help organize the event, or if you have suggestions, please contact Shanna at 745-2688 or Jeannie at 745-2879 Community Supported Agriculture Comes to Ogden Valley Want to know where your produce is grown? Want to meet and shake hands with the farmer who grows it? Want to be able to obtain your fruits and vegetables the day they are picked? Want them delivered to a location near you— how about here in Ogden Valley? Want your produce grown organically for less than you’d pay in the store? Want to take the kids to the farm a couple of times a year for a day in the fields? Want to help ease economic pressures on local farmers? Want to help preserve open space in Ogden Valley? Then Community Supported griculture (CSA) is for you. And now this program is ae in Ogden Valley. The idea of CSA was created almost thirty years ago fain ea CSA allows members of the community to buy a share of a farmer’s crop at the beginning of the growing season. In return, the consumer receives fresh vegetables every week during the summer and fall; thus, the farmer saves the cost and risk of obtaining a large loan at the beginning of the year. While there is an element of risk for the community member who participates due to fluctuations in the quality of growing seasons from year to year, practices such as irrigation lower these risk—lowering the need to rely totally on mother nature for such things as optimal rainfall amounts. If a grower can sell his whole crop to CSA members, he can also avoid the cost and further risk of either dealing with wholesalers or taking his chances at weekend farmers’ markets. Last year, 550 people partic ipated iin Utah CSA programs that are already in existence. This year, farmers expect to sell about 860 shares to participants. CSA is being spearheaded locally by the five-county Great Lake Resource Conservation & Development Council whose Chairman, Frank Cumberland, is a Huntsville resident. Cumberland states, “If CSA takes off in this area, as it should, it will be a win-win-win for the consumers, the growers, and the commuAGRICULTURE cont. on page 12 Letters to the Editor... Announcements... . Historical Article.... Calendar of Events.. Classifieds ......... Page Page Page Page Page 2 6 9 14 15 recommendations, which are intended to provide additional information for use in the fi inal plan development. The questionnaire also proee a final opportunity for the community to ake suggestions and recommendations to RECREATION PLAN cont. on page 12 Group from Ogden Valley Make Trip of a Lifetime Valley residents Eric Bauman, Brad Miller, and Richard and Cindy Baker of Eden and Liberty, respectively, recently completed the trip of a lifetime by traveling to Switzerland and ski touring the world famous Haute. The Haute route is a ski tour that begins in Zermatt, Switzerland then winds its way through the Swiss, Italian, and French Alps before ending in Chamonioux, France. The group assembled in Bern Switzerland and traveled to Mulenen where they spent two days in the homes of their Swiss guides Res Von Kanel and his brother Ulrich and their families while preparing for the tour and adjusting to the eight hour time difference—jet lag. The days prior to the tour provided a wonderful opportunity to experience Swiss culture and family life. The von Kannel families were very gracious hosts. During these two days of rest and preparation, the group was treated to traditional Swiss food including cheese fondue, a tour of a local Swiss farm and cheese maker, local fire department—for the firemen in our group, and what will be one the worlds longest tunnels beginning on one side of the Alps and going under the entire range to the other side— a distance of over 20 miles. y by day account of the actual ski tour through the Alps follows. M — start date of tour Got under way with a 2 hour train ride from Frutigan to Zermat, Switzerland—home of the spectacular Matterhorn peak and starting place of our ski tour. Walked through the village of Zermat (no cars allowed in Zermat) to the tram for a ride up to the top ofa ridge where our tour began with a ski decent followed by a 4 hour ski ascent climb up steep glaciated terrain to the Schonbiel Hut. The hut sits right at the base of the Matterhorn on the north side. Views of the peak during our ascent are totally obscured due to clouds and persistent snow fall. What we can make of the terrain through the storm is incredible. Arrived at the Hut wet from the snow fall and exertion from the climb up The hut is simple, yet comfortable and warm with beautiful wood work in the dining/gathering area. Sleeping is bunk style greeted by the Hut caretaker and her children with a delicious homemade apple straddle and warm drinks. Mid to late evening clouds begin to lift affording some glimpses of the HAUTE cont. on page 10 Photos courtesy of Richard Baker of Nordic Valley On top of Mt. Blanc with surrounding peaks (near New Mulenen). From left to right: Brad Miller, Eric Bauman, Cindy Baker, Richard Baker, and, stooping, Swiss Guide Res von Kanel.