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The Ogden Valley news Your Community Newspaper April 15, 2011 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO The Wolf Creek Foundation and Chapel at HAFB Mark Their 20th Retreat Heavy snowfalls this spring kept these Eden birds close to the backyard feeder. Weber County Commissioners Deny Heliport Appeal By Shanna Francis Weber County Commissioners unanimously denied an appeal asking them to reverse the Ogden Valley Township Planning Commission’s 5-to-2 decision denying a heliport on the valley floor in Eden’s commercial center. The heliport has been landing and taking off behind Red Moose Lodge. The denial was handed down at the Commissioner’s regular commission meeting held Tuesday morning, April 5 in the Weber County Commission Chambers in Ogden. The administrative appeal specifically asked the Commissioners to overturn the Planning Commission’s decision—to rule that the heliport request did meet the conditional use requirements of the Weber County zoning ordinance. Thus, petitioners argued, they should be allowed to legally move forward with the heliport and its accompanying operations of transporting heliskiers from Red Moose Lodge to surrounding mountain destinations, and back again. The appeal was made by the owners of Red Moose Lodge and Diamond Peaks Heli-Ski Adventures. In denying the request, Weber County HELIPORT cont. on page 11 Memorial Sculpture Completed— Unveiling date announced Huntsville Town is moving ahead with a monument to memorialize the efforts and service of the veterans of the military of the United States of America. The memorial is intended to honor all soldiers—past, present, current, and future; not only those who have fallen in service, but also those who have successfully completed their service and returned home. By doing this, we, as a town, hope to show our appreciation for their sacrifices—for the benefit of all. The monument is a bronze sculpture of a post battle-scene cavalry riderless horse—a universal symbol that signifies a fallen soldier. The sculpture is of world-class quality. The com- By Shanna Francis mittee working on the project chose the artist who was commissioned to create the art piece, choosing from five different sculptors who competed for the opportunity. The winning sculptor was Jeff Wolf of Benjamin, Utah. The decision was based on a variety of criteria with the quality and successes showcased within the applicants’ portfolios weighing heavily in the decision-making process. The project was initially undertaken in June of 2010, with the committee ambitiously setting a goal to have the work completed for an unveiling on Memorial Day in May of 2011. MEMORIAL cont. on page 11 PolicetheBeat Weber County Strike arrived. Weber County Sheriff Lieutenant Phillip Howell reported that on April 7, a Nordic Valley resident was arrested. The incident occurred after the sheriff’s office received a call about a woman who was thought to be suicidal. Officers from the Weber County Sheriff’s office responded at 2120 Nordic Valley Drive in Liberty, and entered the home where they found marijuana plants growing. A search warrant was obtained, and Shortly after, a male who resides at the Nordic Valley home, returned and was arrested after weapons were found that belonged to the man, who is restricted from owning weapons due to a prior conviction. Howell stated that both the man and woman were living in the home together, which they were renting. The couple is not originally from Ogden Valley. Additional information was unavailable at the printing of this article. Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery Takes Best in Class at U.S. Cheese Championship Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery, Utah’s blended cheese category. This cheese is a smear first dairy sheep operation, took Best in Class award with their Timpanogoes Peak timid blue cheese in the bloomy rind sheep cheese category at the United States Cheese Making Championship held in Wisconsin this week. Timpanogoes Peak has rapidly become a Utah favorite with its delicate white bloomy rind, rich and creamy brie-like consistency, with just a hint of blue, creating a delightfully palatable cheese. This cheese is handcrafted from the milk of Sue and Stig Hansen’s French Lacaune dairy ewes in Eden, Utah. The milk comes from healthy ewes fed the finest feed to produce high quality milk for cheese making. The milk is then transformed into a beautiful healthful artisan cheese that is then aged right on the farm. The Strawberry Peak Alpine cheese also placed in the competition in the cow and sheep rind cheese with a melt-in-your-mouth buttery, nutty flavor. It is popular with the best of cheese connoisseurs. The Hansen’s suggest serving these cheeses with fine fruits such as pears, apples, or grapes. Also, a nice, fresh baked loaf of bread compliments the cheeses along with your finest selection of red wines. The cheese maker is Stig Hansen, chef and author of the award winning cookbook, “Cooking Danish.” After over thirty years as a chef and corporate chef, he now resides in Eden with his wife Susan who is the flock shepherdess. They may be contacted through www.snowymountainsheepcreamery.com or by calling them at 801-745-0388, or 801-891-2355. A selection of Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery Cheeses may be found at the Valley Market in Eden. The weekend of March 25 through March 27 marked the 20th AEF C.O.P.E. retreat to take place at Wolf Creek Utah. Three or four times a year, families from Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) that have a loved one scheduled to deploy within 30 days are invited to Wolf Creek for a complimentary weekend that includes luxury second-home accommodations, all meals, a dinner dance, world-class recreation opportunities, and a structured program to help both parents and their children deal with deployment issues. One of the unique qualities of this program is what is done for the children. Several base organizations, along with Air Force child development specialists, take over the local junior high with a myriad of activities along with focused programming to help these children deal with the inherent fear and uneasiness that comes with a parent’s deployment. The adults go through three training sessions put on by HAFB chapel personnel that thoroughly deal with the issues that arise during a spouse’s deployment, as well as reintegration issues after the spouse returns. These retreats began in 2006 with a chance meeting between Steve Roberts, managing partner at Wolf Creek Utah, and a chaplain from Hill Air Force Base. Since then, over 1,500 airmen and their families have been served. This program has held “Best Practice” status within the Air Force since 2008, and several bases from around the U.S. are working to create similar programs for their families. The Board of Trustees from the Wolf Creek Foundation would like to thank all of the RETREAT cont. on page 10 Accidents in Ogden Canyon Cause Delays rest upside down. The man, trapped inside the vehicle, was Two accidents in Ogden Canyon, one on uninjured, except for a few minor bruises April 6 and a second on April 7, caused delays and abrasions. He remained inside the truck until workers from Rocky Mountain Power and a road closure. The first accident occurred around 5:00 could shut off power to the live lines draped p.m. about 2 miles up the canyon at 300 Ogden overhead, and the windshield of the truck Canyon, a short distance below the Alaskan Inn. could be cut out so paramedics could free him. Once released, the According to Weber driver seemed responsive County Sheriff’s Sergeant and coherent. According Ryon Hadley, a 20-year-old to Sgt. Hadley, neither man visiting the area from speed nor drugs were susCalifornia was headed eastpected to have contributed bound, up the canyon. He to the accident. No other stated that he remembered vehicles were involved. feeling nauseated and sick Both lanes of traffic as he was driving. The were closed in the cannext thing he knew, he was yon until about 6:30 p.m. trapped in his ‘90’s-model On April 7, a secChevrolet pick-up truck that A driver lost control of their vehicle and was situated upside down in collided with a northbound vehicle on ond accident occurred in the road with a large power Highway 158 in front of Diamond Peak Ogden Canyon at about 11:00 a.m., also below pole lying across it. Plaza in Eden. the Alaskan Inn near Hadley surmised that the man passed out as he was driving. The Fairmont Bridge. Lieutenant Howell stated that weather contruck left the road, moved up the mountain side where it hit and sheared off a Rocky Mountain ditions may have contributed to the accident as Power pole, then rolled a couple of times back a winter storm began bearing down along the down the edge of the mountain before coming to ACCIDENTS cont. on page 8 By Shanna Francis Bringing Tennis to the Valley Fundraising for the new Community Tennis Complex has had a wonderful start. With only $35,000 in support from the community, it will become a reality. The complex will include four courts located adjacent to Snowcrest Jr. High. The Weber School Foundation is leading the coalition to make it happen. RAMP has provided a $100,000 grant, and another $50,000 grant is expected from the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA). The Weber School District has donated the land and on-going maintenance after the complex is completed. Van Zeben Architecture has donated all the planning documents and construction drawings. Others are committing significant in-kind donations. Now it’s up to the rest of us in the community to dig in and provide the remaining money. Donors will be recognized; for a contribution of $100, a substantial brick engraved with the donor’s name, or the name of another you’d like recognized, will be placed on monuments located adjacent to the entry plaza. Larger pieces will recognize those who make more substantial contributions. The fundraising campaign begins April 22 and is expected to end May 31 so construction TENNIS cont. on page 8 Chicks-on-Sticks at North Fork Park An Ogden Valley youth group met on Fridays during the winter season for skate skiing in North Fork Park at the Ogden Nordic Venue in Liberty. Initially, the outdoor enthusiasts organized as an all-girls group calling themselves the “Chicks-on-Sticks.” However, a couple of “roosters” were added along the way. Above is a picture of the Chicks-on-Sticks taken during their last skate skiing outing for the season, which was initiated “Crazy Hat Day! Pictured at bottom, from the left to right: Coach Brian Smith, Ian Bressel, and Coach Graham Stromberg. Top from left: Monica Davis, Annie Davis, Rosie Smith, Kaleigh Southwick, Grace Mull, Corina Healey, and Mari Shupe. Missing from the photo are coaches Terry and Francis Davis and Alex Froerer.