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Volume XVIII Issue II The Ogden Valley news Page July 1, 2010 Familiar Locals Open New FullTime Real Estate Firm in Eden Spring Creek Realty Group, an independent, full-time real estate office, is now open in the Wolf Creek Utah Golf Course Club House, 3900 North Wolf Creek Drive in Eden. The new firm affiliates with Keller Williams, one of the fastest growing realty firms in the nation. A familiar face in local real estate, Spring Bengtzen, will serve as branch broker. Locals know her as the former principal broker of Wolf Creek Resort Properties, now no longer in business. Working with her at Spring Creek will be other well-known Ogden Valley residents: associate broker Barbara McConvill; agent Shanelle Russell; and Mary Ann Ballard, who owns Valley Escapes, the property management side of Spring Creek. “The recent closure of the Wolf Creek Utah real estate firm and properties was disappointing, but it has opened the door to another exciting opportunity,” said Bengtzen. “The logical thing to do was to form our own firm and continue to provide real estate services for all the people we know here in Ogden Valley. “We decided to affiliate with Keller Williams because the company is well-respected, and we’ll be able to provide a broader network and wider exposure for the home sellers and buyers that we represent in Ogden Valley. As a result, we’ll be able to sell properties even faster.” Bengtzen said the firm’s goals are to be the best, most professional full-time real estate firm in the area, and to find ways to give back to the community through partnerships with local businesses and organizations. Spring Creek Realty is planning an open house. Details will be announced soon. Spring Creek Realty is conveniently located in its new home at the Wolf Creek Golf Course Club House next to Harley and Buck’s Restaurant. Anyone interested in listing a property may drop by the fulltime office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or call 801.745.0745. Spring Bengtzen can be reached at 801-641-1431 or at <email@example.com> Spring Creek Realty will continue to provide realty services for those who own properties within Wolf Creek Resort. For more information visit <www. springcreekut.com> VALLEY MAP cont. from page 1 ACADEMY cont. from page 1 Spring Creek Realty Group Opens New Keller Williams Brokerage Lodge , Worldmark Timeshares, Zions Bank The map is included with the OVBA’s popular welcome kits for new residents. Folks from out of area can request a map from the association’s web site at <www.ovba. org> Additionally, the web site provides special offers and information on lodging, recreation, and dining options in Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon. The OVBA is dedicated to serving the Ogden Valley Community and businesses. Its purpose is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon through the promotion and development of community and economic resources including arts, culture, education, human services, tourism, and community service. Laurie Van Zandt (801) 388-8103 comments ranged from complete disgust with the county’s consideration of granting a boarding school for disabled/troubled youth in a residential area to those who felt the Commission simply needed to grant the petition for the children’s sake. The Petitioner, Jared Balmer, reiterated their school’s flawless 16-year record. He expressed concern with violent posts made on local blogs by stating that several posts seemed to perpetuate fiction vs. fact including the citizens’ petition preamble which references the possibility of up to 100 children who are mentally unstable. He reminded the Commission he has never petitioned for more than 36 children; and their clients are not classified as unstable. In the end, the Ogden Valley Commissioners were not convinced that the wording of the proposed changes adequately protected the future of the Valley. For more details on the proposed change, read the Weber County Planning Staff Report at: <http://www.co.weber.ut.us/planning_commission/packets/Ogden_Valley_June_22%2C_ 2010.pdfz> ... Because life is too short to hate your hair. Landscape Designer Designing Creative Unique Outdoor Architecture and Landscapes for Fine Residential Living www.theardentgardener.net Ogden Clinic Urges Sun Safety to Help Utahns Fight the Threat of Skin Cancer With hot summer days ahead, Ogden Clinic reminds Utahans to cover up; frequently apply sunscreen; and perform a quick, potentially lifesaving skin cancer self-check regularly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Utah ranks fourth highest in melanoma cases in the U.S., and has a 37 percent higher death rate from skin cancer than the national average. Although many common cancer rates are falling, the number of patients with melanoma continues to rise significantly. “Utah’s predominately fair-complexioned population and common outdoor lifestyle combine to put Utahans at risk for skin cancer. Unfortunately, it seems that many young people still believe that a tan looks healthy rather than recognizing that it is the precursor to unattractive wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, and skin cancer,” said Dr. Jack Lyons, dermatologist at Ogden Clinic. According to the CDC and National Cancer Institute, the incidence of melanoma continues to rise considerably, at a rate faster than that of any of the seven most common cancers. Melanoma accounts for most of the deaths from skin cancer. This potentially fatal skin cancer is not just a disease of older people; it is one of the most common causes of cancer death in young adults. The important basic measures that can protect families from skin cancer are: • Wear a water-resistant, “broad spectrum” sunscreen with protection against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet light. Re-apply to sunexposed skin at least every two hours while outdoors. • Avoid being in the direct sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. When possible, work and play in the morning or evening hours rather than mid-day. • Cover up. Wear a hat, shirt, and UV-protective sunglasses when outdoors. “Skin cancers can occur not only from sunburns, but also as a consequence of cumulative sun exposure acquired over a number of years. Protect your skin before leaving the house, even if you do not expect to be outdoors for a prolonged period of time. Skin cancers can develop from multiple small exposures in the sun,” said Dr. Lyons. Dr. Lyons also recommends conducting a quick and easy, potentially life-saving skin cancer self-check every few months after getting out of the bath or shower. It is especially important to check for new, changing, or irregular moles. The following are signs of a possible melanoma (potentially life-threatening mole cancer) that should be checked by a physician. They can be remembered as A, B, C, D, E: • A is for Asymmetrically. Draw an imaginary line though the approximate center of a melanoma, one side of the line should mirror image the other. If the melanoma is flat, one half could not be imaginarily flipped over and match the other side. • B is for Border irregularity. The edges or border of a melanoma often has a jagged or irregular outline instead of being round or oval in shape. • C is for Color variegation. Melanomas often exhibit more than one color. Different shades of brown in the same growth are common, as is the color black. Melanomas may also occasionally have some red, white, or bluish areas or rarely no brown color at all. • D is for Diameter greater than 6 millimeters. The length or width of melanomas is often greater than 6 mm, which is the size of the top of a pencil eraser. • E is for Evolution. Evolution refers to the fact that a change or evolution in a mole should cause one to be concerned about melanoma. Any mole that exhibits any features noted above should be checked by a dermatologist or a health care provider knowledgeable about skin cancer and melanoma. However, ift is important to remember that not all melanomas have all of these features, and not all spots with these features are melanoma. “Melanoma is a serious problem. People should learn how to recognize a skin lesion as a potential melanoma,” said Dr. Lyons. “Also, any growing spot, especially ones on the face, should be checked, as should pimple-like facial growth or new bumps that are not shrinking or improving in approximately six weeks. Quite commonly, we see patients with skin cancers who delayed their evaluation for several months because they mistook their cancer for persistent pimples.” An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon combined. Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults (15-29). Additional information and other important sun-safety tips are available at www.ogdenclinic.com or by calling 801-475-3000. About Ogden Clinic For more than 60 years, Ogden Clinic has been taking care of families in the local community. The clinic is a physician-owned, multi-specialty group practice offering urgent and after hours care to ensure the community’s healthcare needs are met. They accept all major insurance plans. Ogden Clinic is comprised of seven clinic locations including Harrison Blvd. Clinic, 4650 Harrison Blvd.; Washington Blvd. Clinic, 4350 Washington Blvd.; Skyline Clinic, 6112 S. 1550 E.; Canyon View Clinic, 11159 E. 12th St.; Grand View Clinic, 3485 W. 5200 S. in Roy; Mountain View Clinic, 1100 W. 2700 N. in Pleasant View; and Ogden Clinic Physical Therapy, 4700 Harrison Blvd. Ogden Clinic has become a staple in the community with leading experts providing quality care.