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The Ogden Valley news Page Volume XVII Issue XXIII May 15, 2010 Zions Bank Now Accepting 2010 Smart Women Grant Applications The Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group announces the availability of applications for a series of micro-grants for women. The Smart Women Grants are available up to $3,000 to female candidates who excel in a variety of fields. One grant will be offered in each of the following six categories: · Small business start-up and expansion · Community development · Continuing education and teacher support · Child and elder care · Health and human services · Arts and culture Open to female residents of Utah and Idaho, applications are available online at www.smartwomen.zionsbank.com or by calling 1-800737-6586. Applications are due July 2, 2010. Community peer review panels will select the grant recipients that will be announced at the Zions Bank Smart Women Smart Money Conference on August 19 in Salt Lake City. Last year’s grant winners included a lavender farm business; a music nonprofit that performs at nursing homes; an artisan program for refuges; a pregnancy support center; an organization for grandparents who are caregivers; and a clothing donation organization benefiting women re-entering the work force. During five years, Zions Bank has awarded more than $112,000 though the Smart Women Grants. “We developed the Smart Women Grants to help bolster the efforts of everyday heroines who strengthen our communities in so many ways through their various talents,” said Cece Mitchell, Women’s Financial Group manager. “As the Intermountain West’s premiere financial center for women, the Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group created the grants as an extension of our ongoing commitment to empower women in achieving financial independence.” TRAFFIC cont. from page 1 are worried the people who broke into their homes do as well. One day, a homeowner is going to walk in on the group burglarizing their home and the situation could turn violent or deadly, one of the victims said. “There’s a potential risk for violence,” the man said. The two victims from Arizona thought they had a break in their case when a 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that belonged to them and was taken from their garage in the burglary was found in Ogden on March 31. Someone drove the truck into the porch of a home near 29th Street and Adams Avenue, but that individual took off on foot before a trooper was able to catch up. Authorities still have not made an arrest in that case. The Arizona men have offered a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the burglaries or the theft of the truck. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Weber County Sheriff’s Detective Josh Gard at (801) 778-6600. involved in the burglaries. Detectives “have a pretty good idea who may be involved, but they’re still actively investigating and following leads,” said Lt. Phil Howell, of the Sheriff’s Office. In the meantime, Howell said, deputies will continue patrolling the area that was hit as they have been doing since the reported burglaries. Shawn Durrant, whose 5,100-square-foot home on River Drive was burglarized March 12, said Wednesday that although none of the estimated $33,000 in property, including guns, electronics and identification papers that were taken from his home, has been recovered, he’s hopeful the arrest will lead to those responsible. “Am I going to ever see my property again? Probably not,” Durrant said. “But I’m hopeful that they catch these people. They have my handgun. I don’t want someone to get killed with my gun.” Durrant and the two men from Arizona, who don’t want to reveal their names because they are former law enforcement officers, all said that because Acosta has a violent past, they Priority consideration for funding will be given to proposals that: promote the empowerment of women; emphasize collaboration between women entrepreneurs or non-profit entities supporting women; directly benefit women or low-income and underserved populations; support endeavors that immediately benefit communities in which Zions Bank has a presence; and for proposals that provide a sound plan for measuring performance and results. In order to receive business-related grants, female applicants must be business owners and the primary manager of the company’s day-today activities, or associated with a non-profit organization that directly benefits women. Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches, operating 103 fullservice branches throughout Utah. Zions Bank also operates 26 full-service branches in Idaho. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 16 consecutive years. Additional information is available at <www.zionsbank.com> Ogden Clinic Offers Allergy Sufferers Relief this Spring Are you coughing, sneezing, or itching? years. These include medication as well as preSpring is in full bloom, the pollen count is up, and “allergy season” has begun. The Ogden Clinic, a physician-owned multi-specialty group practice in Northern Utah, encourages those with seasonal allergies to take extra precaution this spring to avoid developing sinus infections. In Utah an estimated one in three Utahns are affected by seasonal allergies each year. The number affected is on the rise, especially among young children. “The number of people with allergies is increasing due to a decrease in outdoor activity. Limited exposure to outdoor antigens prevents the immune system developing tolerance to these antigens and allergies result,” says Dr. Nadim Bikhazi, ear, nose and throat specialist at Ogden Clinic. “Utah’s hot, dry environment accompanied by wind and low humidity provide the perfect conditions for allergic irritations. These conditions will continue until the first frost in October-November with pollen counts peaking several times.” Classic seasonal allergy symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, itching in the nose, throat, eyes, ears, and roof of the mouth. More severe cases include rashes, hives, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and asthmas attacks. Those with allergies should correctly treat their symptoms or infection may occur. Chronic symptoms such as runny nose, difficulty breathing, congestion, and poor sleep should be a concern, especially in children, and a physician should be consulted. They can recommend the proper medications and prevent infections. “An estimated 30-40 million people, 10 percent of the population, visit out patient care for sinus infections,” states Bikhazi. “Remember, rapid treatment for short durations can provide relief, but sinuses need to drain and ventilate or symptoms will relapse.” Bikhazi notes ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians are best qualified to provide comprehensive nasal care for allergy sufferers. Remedies have improved over the past five ventative at-home measures. Medications may include over-the-counter antihistamines, nasal steroids, and leukotriene inhibitors. Leukotriene treatment reduces inflammation by blocking the action of leukotrienes, the chemical your body releases after contact with allergens. It was first used to treat asthma, but now provides relief for seasonal allergies as well, especially to those with asthma. Sinus irrigation (the cleansing of the nasal passages) is also an effective in treating chronic sinus symptoms. Allergy shots have been the mainstay of desensitization therapy for years but more recently sublingual immunotherapy (drops under the tongue) has allowed children and adults who fear shots to receive effective treatment. To help control symptoms at home: • Keep windows closed at night to prevent pollen entering the home. • Reduce outdoor activity from five to 10 a.m. when pollen counts are higher, especially on breezy mornings. • Frequently wash and steam bedding, drapery and carpets. • Stay indoors on windy days when pollen counts are high. • Keep car windows closed when driving. • Do not dry clothing outside to protect against collection of pollen and mold. Triggered by pollen from trees, weeds and grasses, an estimated 60 million people in the U.S. are affected by allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) according to the American Academy of Allergy and Asthma and Immunology. More than 40 percent of children, a total of 35 million children overall, have allergies. Each year the Center for Disease and Control estimate that allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits; primarily in the spring and fall. Seasonal allergies account for more than half of allergy visits. For more information visit www.ogdenclinic.com or call 801-475-3086. They accept all major insurance plans. POWDER MTN cont. from page 1 County Commissioners have slated a public hearing on the Powder Mountain rezone for June 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 2380 Washington Blvd., in Ogden. The rezone request is a continuation of Powder Mountain representatives’ initial petition from 2008, which was halted after they decided to bale from the county zoning process in favor of incorporation when things weren’t looking like they’d go their way. Powder Mountain representative were hoping for higher density than the county was willing to grant. Safety issues on Powder Mountain Road were another large concern in the mix. Dearden summarized the situation, “If we can come to an agreement with Powder Mountain on the rezone issue, the town goes away. If not, we still have to deal with it.” hill in Salt Lake didn’t want a vote on the bills, and, instead, told the parties to come to the table and “work it out.” County Commissioner Craig Dearden commented, “I’d like to see resolution. We have people in the Valley who are hooked into a town that they didn’t have any part of. We’d like to see if we can do something to get them out of the town and let the Powder Mountain people move on. It’s been a long process and we’ll have the public hearing, and see where that takes us.” Dearden added, “However, this resolution will still have to take into consideration the Note: This article is being reprinted by permis- issues that were on the table initially in 2008. sion of the Standard-Examiner. We still have many of the same concerns.” >EC; H;<?D7D9; BE7D ?C7=?D; =;JJ?D= 7 BE7D M>;H; J>; 87DA F7OI OEK 879A <?HIJ$ Gold Checking Online Bill Pay Ultimate Savings Give us your loan. We’ll give you a $50 Gift Card. A compelling story needs a great beginning. And Zions Bank can help you get started with a compelling offer. For a limited time, close any personal home loan at Zions Bank and receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. It’s just our way of saying thanks for closing a loan with us. To learn more about our personal, auto and mortgage loans—as well as home refinances and credit lines—simply drop by your local Zions Bank branch, visit zionsbank.com, or call 1-800-789-BANK. 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