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The Ogden Valley news Your Community Newspaper July 1, 2008 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Don’t Miss the Biggest Garage Sale of the Summer! Ogden Valley’s 10th Annual Charity Garage Sale will be held Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 at 9520 E. 400 S. in Huntsville! Last year, over 100 families donated items to the Charity Garage Sale. All of the proceeds from the Charity Garage Sale go directly to local charities: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah, Ogden Regional Infant Demise Foundation, McKay Dee Labor and Delivery Bereavement Foundation, and/or Primary Children’s Medical Center. The proceeds are donated to these causes in memory of several Valley infants and children who have passed away in the past few years. Leftover items from the garage sale are donated to the YCC, a center for abused women and children, the Deseret Industries, and the Salvation Army. Over the past nine years, the garage sale has made and donated over $24,700 with over $7,600 donated to charity last year alone. The garage sale was started in 1999. That year, six-year-old Elisabeth Hillstrom was diagnosed with brain cancer. MakeA-Wish Foundation of Utah gave her a horse that she named Carrots, a corral, and feed for a year. Sadly, Elisabeth was only able to enjoy her horse for a short time and she passed away in June of that year. Thirteen-year-old neighbor Elizabeth Stitt wanted to do something that summer in Waterfall in North Fork Park. For a schedule of Weber Pathways guided hikes, see page 16. Powder Mountain Rezone Back On Table Before County Commissioners A public hearing will be held Tuesday, July 8 regarding a Powder Mountain development agreement. Citizens will be given time to make comments regarding the proposal, which will require rezoning. The Weber County Commission and representatives from Powder Mountain will be present. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the commission chambers at the Weber Center located at 2380 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. Larry Zini of Huntsville, who has been following the controversial Powder Mountain rezone and, more current petition for incorporation, stated, “This is the time for all Weber County citizens to speak up on this issue. It appears that Powder Mountain owners may be going back to the rezone idea. We need to be vigilant about what they may want in return.” For more information, contact the Weber County Commission office at 399-8401. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Weber County Commission will hold a public hearing on July 8, 2008 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 1st Floor, Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah, to consider a Powder Mountain Development Agreement and rezone proposal (Zoning Petition # 18-2006) requesting to amend the Zoning Map of Weber County at the Powder Mountain Resort. Copies of the proposed zoning map amendment may be reviewed prior to the hearing in the Weber County Planning Commission Office, Suite 240, in the Weber Center. By Board of Commissioners of Weber County Commissioner Zogmaister, Chair Attest: Alan D. McEwan, CPA, Weber County Clerk/Auditor Bargaining for Eden—The fight for the last open spaces in America Pastoral Ogden Valley and Snowbasin, the ski resort positioned southwest of this rural mountain community, are the focus of Stephen Trimble’s newest book. Beginning with an Olympic ski race in northern Utah, this heartfelt book from an award-winning writer and photographer takes a penetrating look at the battles raging over the land—and the soul— of the American West. Bargaining for Eden investigates the high-profile story of Earl Holding, the reclusive billionaire who worked relentlessly to acquire public land for his ski resort and to host the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. In a gripping, character-driven narrative, based on extensive interviews, Trimble tells of the land exchange deal that ensued, one of the most controversial in U.S. history, as he deftly explores the inner conflicts, paradoxes, and greed at the heart of land-use disputes from the back rooms of Washington to the grassroots efforts of passionate citizens. Into this mix, Trimble weaves the personal story of how he, a lifelong environmentalist, ironically became a landowner and developer himself, and began to explore the ethics of ownership anew. We travel with Trimble in a fascinating journey that becomes, in the end, a hopeful credo to guide citizens and communities seeking to reinvent their relationship with the beloved American landscape. Kathleen Dean Moore, author of The Pine Island Paradox, writes, “Make no mistake, Bargaining for Eden is a brave and important book. It’s a page-turner of a story about powerful men, unspeakable wealth, and Olympic gold-medal mountains. But it’s also a Jungle—in the tradition of Upton Sinclair, a disturbing story of how politics and capitalism worked hand-inhand against the common good and our commonwealth of wildlands. If we are ever to learn how to live on the land and at the same time protect its heart, maybe we can start here, in Trimble’s beloved Utah mountains.” Author Peter Shelton comments, “With Bargaining for Eden, Stephen Trimble has given us both a piece of dogged investigative journalism and a soul-searching confessional. The shock- GARAGE SALE cont. on page 9 Lt. Col. Michael Brill— Flying high to set new records Wing—The Diamondbacks—out of Hill Air Force Base. While reason exists to shower Lt. Col. Huntsville resident Lt. Col. Mike Brill soared to fame on May 2, 2008 as he broke Brill with accolades and compliments, he his own record achieving 6,000 flying hours is the first to acknowledge that he couldn’t piloting an F-16 during a combat mission do what he has done without the support out of Balad Air Base in Iraq where he on the ground of the Army, Navy, and was deployed from March to May. Brill Marines, as well as the NCO’s (non-comwas also the first pilot to reach 5,000 fly- missioned officers) who keep the planes in ing hours in the F-16 in November 2002 working order and who, in effect, keep him and 4,000 flying hours in the F-16 in safe. He often thinks of the sacrifice made by the ground troops August 1998. Among who aren’t in the limethe 24 countries that fly light, but who serve in F-16 Fighting Falcon such challenging conaircraft, he holds the ditions while he flies world record as the in his air-conditioned most experienced F-16 cockpit. pilot. Lt. Col. Brill grad“Six thousand hours uated from the Air equates to 250 days in Force Academy in the cockpit, not countMay 1979 where he ing all the time in earned a Bachelor of ground ops before and Lt. Col. Mike Brill Science degree with after flight,” said Brig. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force a major in civil engiGen. Burt Field, comSenior Airman Julianne Showalter neering. He completmander of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad Air Base. ed undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin “That is an incredible amount of time in a Air Force Base, Texas. After graduating pilot training at the top of his class, high-G, high-speed, high-stress arena.” The 6,000 flying hour milestone is also Brill was selected for training in the F-16 equivalent to traveling nearly 2.5 million Fighting Falcon and was assigned to the miles—enough to circle the earth 97 times. 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB in 1980. Lt. Col. Brill is a full-time Air Force He became an instructor pilot in 1984. Reserve pilot assigned to the 419th Fighter LT. COL. BRILL cont. on page 10 By Karen Bastow Fatality on Road to Monte Cristo The Weber County Sheriff ’s Department responded to a motorcycle fatality on Highway 39 in the Monte Cristo area on June 22. Sergeant Hadley stated it was about the fourth or fifth motorcycle accident in the region in as many weeks. The accident occurred a little after noon near mile marker 36—better known as Limestone Spring. Motorcycle accidents are up statewide—five cyclists dieing within the past weeks in Northern Utah alone. Another motorcycle fatality recently occurred BARGAINING EDEN cont. on page 9 three on Trapper’s Loop. Photo courtesy of Robert of Huntsville, Utah.