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The Ogden Valley news Your Community Newspaper June 15, 2010 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Huntsville Town News Huntsville Green Waste Facility Open Saturdays and Wednesday Evenings The Huntsville Town Green Waste Facility (“The Dump”) is now open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to visit www. HuntsvilleTown.com for the latest details and hours of operation. As a reminder, the facility will accept yard waste only. Accepted materials include woodytree materials, vines, bushes, twigs, and limbs; and compost material (soft, unbagged, vegetative material) such as grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, sawdust, and shavings, etc. Bails of hay or straw will not be accepted. Free Dump Days Announced - June 1-20 The town of Huntsville has received a Utah Community Forestry Partnership grant to be used for the initial grinding and mulching of woody, tree materials. Much of the cost associated with the grinding is related to the transportation of the grinding equipment. Thus, it is more cost effective to have a larger supply of woody material. To that end, the Huntsville Green Waste Facility will allow woody tree material (tree limbs, vines, bushes, trees, twigs) to be dumped free of charge from June 1-20. Loads of soft compost material, such as leaves and grass clippings, will be charged the normal rate. Loads must be separated (woody tree material separate from soft compost material) and, again, only loads of woody tree material will be dumped free of charge. Visit www.HuntsvilleTown.com for more information. Please Return Ice Skates If you borrowed ice skates from the town’s Ice Rink this past year, please return them as HUNTSVILLE Sandhill cranes in Eden. Photo by Dianne Sanders. cont. on page 12 Wolf Creek Properties, LC Files Weber County Republicans Go to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition— the Polls on June 22 in order to protect its assets and maximize value. Summer golf, mountain, and food and beverage operations continue Wolf Creek Properties announced June 9 that it has filed a petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah. Summer golf operations will continue as will Music in the Mountains, weddings, and corporate events and activities at Wolf Mountain. Harley and Bucks, an independently operated and very popular restaurant located at Wolf Creek, is open for the summer season and will continue its operations. The Board of Directors of Wolf Creek authorized the filing of the Chapter 11 petition In conjunction with the filing, Wolf Creek has filed a variety of first day motions that will allow it to continue to manage operations in the ordinary course. Those motions include requests to make wage and salary payments and continue other benefits to its employees. Wolf Creek is exploring corporate restructuring and is in advanced discussions with a number of potential purchasers to sell non-strategic portions of the operations and attract new ownership. Wolf Creek intends to pursue those discussions as well as a number of other strategic alternatives. For more information, visit <www. wolfcreekutah.com> Update on High Water Impacts to Forest Areas Areas and roads still inundated by water have been temporarily closed off to the public. Forest crews continue to manage water flows and mitigate impacts. Areas affected by swift, high water include Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, American Fork Canyon, North Slope of the High Uintas, Mirror Lake Highway, Stansbury Mountain Range, and the Weber River area near Kamas. Forest officials emphasize, that for their own safety, visitors should adhere to road closure signage or blockades. Travelers should not attempt to cross roads where water is flowing across. Visitors should use extreme caution when recreating around fast moving streams or rivers. Also, parents should keep children and pets close-by, and insure they understand the dangers of fast moving water. In the affected areas, a limited number of campgrounds, picnic areas, and trailheads are under emergency closures to protect public health and safety due to the high water and runoff. Currently, these are: l Ledgemere Picnic area, Big Cottonwood Canyon – Closed l Temple Quarry Trailhead, Little Cottonwood FOREST UPDATE cont. on page 12 By Shanna Francis Residents of Weber County will have very few candidates to choose from in this year’s Primary Election. The only two names on the ballot will be Tim Bridgewater and Mike Lee, who are both Republicans who want to fill Senator Bob Bennett’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Bennett did not make it out of convention earlier this year. The 2010 Weber County Primary Election will be a closed Republican Primary, meaning that only registered Republicans will be allowed to cast their vote Tuesday, June 22. For more information on this year’s Primary Election, visit <http://www.co.weber.ut.us/Clerk_ Auditor/Election/SAMPLE_BALLOT.php> For early polling places, voting locations, and information on Voter ID, which is now required, visit <https://gva1.utah. gov/elections/polling.aspx> The Texas Trailhands Plan Performance at Eden’s Hearthside The Texas Trailhands, a western swing Instrumentalist of the Year Award. music group from Fort Worth, are coming to Utah in July for several performances in venues smaller than the big auditorium, virtually unlimited seating concerts. Ogden, Ogden Valley, and northern Utah western music fans will have a unique opportunity to see and hear this colorful, talented, and award-winning group of singers and musicians in an “up close and personal” format. Seating is limited and early ticket purchase is suggested. The Texas Trailhands were the Western Music Association’s Western Swing Group of the Year for 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. The group’s fiddler, Rodeo Kate, is from Ogden and has been a winner of the Western Music Association’s Two shows are planned; the first, Friday evening, July 9 at Bella’s Fresh Mexican Grill in Farr West at I-15 exit 349. The $20 ticket includes the show and a delicious Dutchoven buffet dinner, drinks included, starting at 6:00 p.m. For tickets, call Bella’s at 801-737-0557 or 7370540 or go online at www. ilovebellas.com or just stop by Bella’s. On Saturday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m., the show will be held at the Hearthside in old town Eden at the corner of 5600 E. and 2200 N. The $10 ticket is for the performance but drinks and desert refreshments will also be available for purchase. Call 801-745-4009 for advance tickets. Helps Improve the Environment Youth Loses Life in Speeding Accident in Ogden Canyon Local BusinessWorldmark by has a responsibility to the communities in which By Shanna Francis A horrific accident in Ogden Canyon left a 16-year-old young women dead. Mayra Yanet Serrano was killed after the 18-year-old male driver of the vehicle they were riding in crossed around a slow-moving van near the top of Ogden Canyon, lost control of the vehicle, sped across the road to the opposite side, and was propelled air bound, hitting a mature tree in mid-air. Serrano was ejected from the vehicle, and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital. Two female passengers in the back seat were also taken to the hospital, but in a private vehicle. The driver was released from the hospital the following day. The two passengers were also released after examination and treatment. The accident began with a day of fun at the One passenger died in the accident in Ogden Canyon after the driver lost control of his vehicle. The car went air bound, hitting a stand of mature trees. Point on Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville on Wyndham held their May 27, 2010. Two groups of teenagers in two semi-annual road vehicles, all 18 or younger, began racing each clean up on March 19. other on their way back to Ogden. A separate call came in to dispatch regarding the vehicles People driving through Eden may have noticed that were racing at an extreme rate of speed. 27 Worldmark Wolf Creek associates cleaning up a 2-mile stretch of Wolf Creek Drive. According to Julie O’Brien, assistant resort manager, “This is just a part of what they are doing to create a positive impact on the environment. Using low-flow showerheads, energy-efficient light bulbs, and some paper recycling are just a few of the practices that have already been implemented at The driver of the vehicle was flown to a local our resort.” O’Brien hospital after being extricated from the vehicle. continues, Photos courtesy of Alicia Blickfield of Eden. “Wyndham Deputies were already responding to this call Worldwide when they received another about the accident. believes it The race turned deadly right below the ATK training center when the two speeding vehicles came upon a slower-moving westbound van. P i c t u r e d The two vehicles, both filled with young people, right are the each passed the van—one to the right, the other v o l u n t e e r s to the left. While one car successfully passed, who donated the other, passing to the right off of the shoulder their time to of the road, lost control. According to Weber County Sheriff help clean Lieutenant Phillip Howell, he wasn’t sure of the up a 2-mile relationship of the occupants of the two differ- stretch of Wolf Creek ACCIDENT cont. on page 13 Drive. it operates as well as to its guests, investors, employees, and business partners. Wyndham Worldwide understands that its business activities impact the earth and its resources. We will continue our efforts to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats, and prevent pollution.” There is a website (www.wyndhamgreen.com) for anyone interested in finding out more about what Wyndham Worldwide is doing both locally and globally.