The OGDEN VALLEY NE June 1, 2005 WS PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-843 10 HUNTSVILLE-84317 HCR 843A0, Barn in Nordic Valley Goes Up in Flames By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News A barn constructed last fall by Chuck Schvaneveldt of 3198 N. 3500 E., Nordic Valley caught fire and went up in smoke. Neighbors say the structure was fully engulfed within ten minutes as flames shot up 30 or 40 feet into the . Smoke was visible for miles on the west end of‘the Valley. The barn was full of hay and a number of baby turkeys and chicks were also lost in the inferno. wner was not home at the time of the fire. Neighbors rushed to the scene to control and remove corralled livestock located around the perimeter of the barn, and say that just a few days earlier the owner had relocated a number of calves that had been penned inside. The initial determination of the cause of the blaze is being blamed on faulty wiring or internal combustion; piles of straw left next to the outside of the barn, damp from a month’s worth of rain, may have created a nice chain reaction igniting the conflagrati The call reporting the iowas s received by emergency dispatch on May 20 at 4:16 p.m. Monte Cristo Pass Opens for Summer Season SS * Photo courtesy of Shanna Spring in Ogden Ch Francis/OGDEN a VALLEY ee Monastery Proceeds with Plans to Build New Facility By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News The Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Huntsville, now considered an institution in Ogden Valley, is situated on a 1,840 acre farm and cattle ranch ease on the sloping foothills of the Wasatch Mounta The 22 existing monks that currently occup have been tryin generate fans to construct a new structure, an idea which was placed on hold over a year ago. But Abbot Casimir Bernas has announced that through a generous donation, plans to construct the new, but scaled down model of the monastery are now proceeding. Earlier, when an insufficient amount of funds were raised, Abbot Casimir Bernas looked at a variety of options, one being selling a portion of the monastery property. Finally, it was decided that it would be better to keep the land and postpone construction, continuing to occupy the present Quonset-hut buildings that were build over fifty years ago. The current facilities, while well-maintained by the monastic community, are now deteriorating. Originally built for temporary use, the structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components are antiquated and obsolete and do not lend themselves for additions or remodeling and updating. But now, the new monastery is about to become a reality. It will be built in phases as funds become available. Phase I will be about half the size as the original fully built out monastery as previously designed. It will consist of24 private rooms for the monks, and an eight-room guesthouse. Unless more funds can be generated, no permanent church will be constructed at this time; other parts of the new monastery will be used instead. The new gift shop and welcome area is also on hold; the current structure will continue to provide these services. MONASTERY I watched the flag pass by one day, It fluttered in the breeze. A young Marine saluted it, And then he stood at ease... the Wheeler Creek area. ti I looked at him in uniform So young, so tall, so proud, With hair cut square and eyes alert He’d stand out in a crowd. FREEDOM Woad Warriors cont. on page 8 Strike Again! the SUummMNCT SCaSONn of Hive editions, 52 more Baas and two addi. ties later, the p the only attempt at a comprehensive local hiking guide. “We haven’t created new trails,” said Jock Glidden, an Outings Guide editor since the first edition. “We’ve justdiscovered them.” The detailed directions include fences, junctions, ghost trails, private land where hikers are allowed but required to stick to the trail, and des- a that may change in the near future. can’t find a mistake. (A disclaimer in the wide. notes that the book was compiled by urges hikers not to depend solely on the guide “when your personal safety is at stake.”) Dan Schroeder, current chairman of the Ogden chapter, has been the legs under the last two editions. Glidden said Schroeder’s contributions a ‘really raised the bar.” “There are times when I read this and say, ‘Dan, that’s nenot right,’ “ Glidden said. “But then we walk the trail and, yep, he’s right.” OUTINGS GUIDE cont. on page 11 Nn rogram was originated by Ed Radford of aa Hills, past chairman of Ogden Valley Pathways. Each year he sponsors the bus trip to the Pineview West Trailhead as well as the Pathways Essay Contest. Cash awards of $25.00 each are awarded to the winning essays. On hand for the hike was Rod Ludvigsen of the Forest Service. He talked briefly to students about the Forest Service’s Four Main Threats to Public Lands: w No, it wasn’t something you saw from a Star Wars movie this week along thePineview West rail. It was nothing less than the Valley Elementary 6th grade students out for their annual trek to learn more about trails in our Valley. Ogden Valley Pathways volunteer Dennis Shaw organized the program, which is facilitated through Valley Elementary by Michelle Evans and her fellow teachers Mrs. Hogge, Mrs. Keisel, and Mr. Waite. cont. on page 2 It’s been 30 years since the Ogden Sierra Club produced its first Outings Guide, a 60-page booklet that focused on trails on Ogden’s bench and unknown for the Monte Cristo5 Pass (S.R. 39) from milepost 37 in Weber County to milepost 68 in Rich County. The state road opened May 26 and will remain open through the fall of 2005. Heavy I UDOT’s capacity to clear and maintain it for travel during the winter months. The road is gated just above Ant Flat Road in the winter when it becomes a popular snowmobile destination. Each season UDOT works to open the road by Memorial Day. The road’s opening shortens the drive from Ogden to Woodruff by more than 30 miles, and allows access to the Monte Cristo area as well as a quicker route to Birch Creek and Woodruff reservoirs. All dirt roads in the area and at the Monte Cristo Campground are still wet or snow-covered and remain closed. Outings Guide Packed with New Information Freedom Isn’t Free Author Andy Neff, spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has NEWS Valley Invasive Species. These species are nonnative; because they have no natural predators they threaten to destroy precious habitat in our mountains and valley. Dyer’s woad is the prime example. Pick it wherever you see it. That’s what our students did! Unmanaged Recreation. When trail users get off road they damage precious meadows, the watershed, and springs. The marks they leave can last for decades and permanently destroy the land. The bottom line—stay on the trail! Loss of Open Space. As the Wasatch Front develops, open space is increasingly WARRIORS cont. on page 11 Letters to the Editor... Announcements.... Historical Article.... Calendar of Events. . Classifieds ......... Page Page Page Page Page 2 6 9 14 15 Valley Elementary School Faculty 2004-2005. Front row: Angie Rob Wendy Zaccardi, Principal Tommy Lee, Pam Johnson. , Jana Martinez, Ann Whitehead, Carolyn Olsen. Row 2: Debbie Melle, Allison Melle, Donna Woodland, Tina Allred, Pam Clark, Faith Hedges, Carol Stoker, Carol Pilcher, Belle Paul. Row 3: Joann Hosman, Rose Hedges, Amy Hedges, Candace Keisel, Holli Sackett, Karen Wright, Chris Osmond, Angel Truett, Claire Dickson. . Row 4: Nancy Wilson, Jayna Frost, Lynne Graves, Carolyn Hogge, Matt Wimmer, Mack DeVries, Shirl Weight, Jolene Reneau, Maurine Stevens, Kathy Anderson. Row 5: Karen Smith, Katrina Handsaker, Michelle Evans, Riko Reese. Not pictured: Jeaniel Sauer, Julie Vaatuitui, Kari Scheuller,Brenda Hadley, Michelle Tatton, Nancy Hennessy, Rhonda Combe, Shron Mayhew, Barbara Jordan, Susan Jenkins, Karen Bailey, Becky Toone, Danielle Short, Lanie Holbrook, Amy Miller, Nanette Scholte, Willow Buttars, Jennifer Ord, Haley Spainhower.