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|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
The OGDEN May 15, 2002 VALLEY NEWS PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Your Community Newspaper Inside This Issue: Enjoying May Flowers WMNF Launches “TIP-A-COP” at Utah’s Largest Police Fair Page 3 Yukon Grille Now Open in Huntsville Page 4 Ogden Marathon in the Ogden Valley Page 5 OVBA Web Site Creates New Look Page 6 Blood Drive Scheduled in Huntsville Page 8 Quilts to Go on Display at Ogden Valley Library Page 8 Calendar of Events Page 9 Announcements Pages 10 - 11 Hooked on Books Page 12 The YCC - Giving Hope to Thousands of Women Page 12 Creating Original Art . . . For Your Rooms Only Page 13 Valley Elementary Community Council Organized Page 14 Real to Reel Opens in Ogden Valley Page 15 It’s AYSO Soccer Registration Time! Page 16 The End of an Era at Valley Elementary Page 17 U.S. Forest Service Scoping Document Pages 18 - 21 Local Student Makes Academic All-State Track & Field Team Page 22 Indians in Early Liberty Page 23 Classifieds Page 23 After a long winter, spring has finally arrived in Ogden Valley. Ruth Monahan Selected as Sawtooth Forest Supervisor— Valley residents will miss community leader Complied by Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Intermountain Regional Forester Jack Troyer recently announced that Ruth Monahan, currently of Eden, has been selected as the Forest Supervisor for the Sawtooth National Forest. Ms. Monahan has been serving as the Ogden District Ranger on the Wasatch-Cache National Forest during the last several years. As Forest Supervisor of the Sawtooth National Forest, Monahan will have the responsibility for managing 2.1 million acres of National Forest land. The forest, which extends from northern Utah to the Salmon River, is comprised of three Ranger Districts and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The forest is known for outstanding summer and winter recreation opportunities, including the world class Bald Mountain Ski Resort operated by Sun Valley Corporation. The Forest also manages large range and wood products programs. “I am pleased to have Ruth as the Sawtooth Forest Supervisor,” said Troyer. “She is perfectly suited for this job. She brings a strong background in resource management, and extensive experience in building relationships between the Forest Service and communities.” Troyer cited Monahan’s successful efforts in administering the Snow Basin Ski Resort permit, the site of the alpine ski events during the 2002 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. “I am thrilled to have been selected as the Sawtooth Forest Supervisor,” said Monahan. “The Sawtooth National Forest will offer me new and exciting challenges. I look forward to working with the employees, the people who use the National Forest and others interested in the management of the Forest. This is an exciting time for the Sawtooth National Forest and I look forward to being part of it.” Ms. Monahan began her Forest Service career as a student trainee for the Colville National Forest in Washington, working in timber management. Between 1982 and 1990 she held a series of natural resource management jobs on National Forests in Washington and Idaho, and gained experience and expertise in timber management, recreation, fire management and forest planning. Monahan became a district ranger in 1990 on the Krassel Ranger District of the Payette National Forest in Idaho. Between 1992 and 1996 she was the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers specialist for the MONAHAN cont. on page 3 Are Ogden Valley Residents Apathetic to Valley Development? By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Having been tabled twice before, the Weber County Planning Commission will attempt to make a decision on the Powder Mountain rezone proposal at the next Commission meeting to be held Tuesday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Weber County Commission Chambers in Ogden. Unlike the large amount of residents who have been attending Commission meetings held in Cache County, surpris- ingly, only a sparse number of people have attended the public meetings held in Weber County, and most of them have been citizens who live outside the Valley—as far away as Salt Lake City. Either Valley residents are apathetic about the proposal, or have been unaware of when the meetings are being held. In a telephone interview from a reporter from the Salt Lake Tribune, a Valley resident, who had attended the first meeting, was asked, “Don’t the people in DEVELOPMENT cont. on page 5 Water User’s Workshop Announced Would you like to learn more about water management and conservation? A Water Users’ Worskshop has been planned and scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Snowcrest Junior High. An openhouse will be held from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The workshop program will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will end at 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by a grant from the Bureau of Reclamation, the Weber Soil Conservation District is hosting the workshop, which is free to the community. Subjects addressed at the workshop will include Water Rights Law, Consumptive Use, Soil Moisture and Water Application Rates, Non-point Source Pollution and Waste Management. The Weber County Extension Service is also participating in the workshop. Ogden Valley water users and/or members of irrigation companies are especially urged to attend this informative workshop. For more information, contact Weber Soil Conservation District Chair LaMar DeFries at 801-731-0546, Weber Soil Conservation District Supervisor Eugene Bailey at 801-745-6639, or UACD Water Planner Shanna Francis at 745-2688. Utah Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument on Powder Mountain Land Sale By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News The Utah Supreme Court will hear Petitioners’ claim that Defendants in the case, Weber County Commissioners Glen Burton, Ken Bischoff, and, Camille Caine, illegally sold 160 acres of public property near Powder Mountain to Rulon Jones in February of 1997 in order to extinguish a budget shortfall. Having lost their case earlier in District Court, Petitioners Ben Toone, Kent Fuller, Robert Fuller, Haynes Fuller and Roger Cannon, the Supreme Court has now ruled that they will hear arguments in the case in Salt Lake City at the Scott Matheson Court House. Ben Toone stated, “We need to fill the courtroom and the street outside if we can. Mark your calendars and plan on going to Salt Lake City to witness this oral argument. We want to send a message that the public has a lot of concern about the way Weber County gave away our public park to Rulon Jones for peanuts.” The property in litigation is situated west of Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Ogden Valley. Plaintiffs claim that Defendants did not follow proper constitutional due process guidelines when they failed to give proper public notice prior to the sale of the mountain property. The Utah Supreme Court will hear the case on June 4, 2002, at 9:00 a.m. The Scott Matheson Court House is located in Salt Lake City on the southwest corner of State Street and 4th South.