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|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
Volume X Issue III THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 3 May 15, 2004 National Trails Day is Saturday, June 5 By Helene Liebman, Chair, Ogden Valley Pathways Come out for a morning of fun! Join Weber Pathways for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, at Lorin Farr Park in Ogden (located at 800 East Canyon Road in Ogden). This year we continue the tradition of sponsoring a free public event on National Trails Day to create awareness of new trail development in Weber County. Our theme this year is The Bridges of Ogden City—Creating Community Connections. Ogden City has just constructed three new bridges along the river parkway. The bridges near Kiesel, Stephens, and Gibson Avenues connect segments of the Ogden River Parkway and are the culmination of years of planning and commitment by Ogden City. To celebrate this achievement, you’re invited to come and explore the bridges and new section of Ogden River Parkway, especially on June 5. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m., and will include music, refreshments, races, and prizes. Just after 9:00 a.m., you can participate in the Three Bridges Trail Excursion and walk, run, bike, or rollerblade the new section of the Parkway. The first 300 trail participants will get a free same-day pass to the Lorin Farr pool. For you birders out there, the Audubon Society is hosting a Bird Walk at 7:30 a.m. Last year, Audubon experts pointed out some amazing birds and birds’ nests, plus they answered all kinds of questions about birds in the Top of Utah. National Trails Day, now in its 12th year, is the signature trail awareness program of the American Hiking Society. The event evolved from a 1987 report of President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Americans’ Outdoors. This report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and, within 15 minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or villages and bring them back without retracing steps. The American Hiking Society started National Trails Day to increase awareness of community trails and to help the hundreds of volunteer trail clubs achieve this vision. Since 1999, Weber Pathways has hosted National Trails Day events. Weber Pathways, of which Ogden Valley Pathways is a part, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, plan, and preserve non-motorized public pathways and related open spaces throughout Weber County. Recent projects include the Eden Trail in Ogden Valley, the Gold Medal Mile in Ogden City, the Rail Trail in the lower valley, and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail along the east bench. The organization is now working on the Centennial Trail that will create a 27-mile circuit by linking the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, the Ogden River Parkway, and the Weber River Parkway. SPRING/SUMMER WORK SCHEDULE Ogden Valley Pathways is looking for help to maintain existing trails in Ogden Valley. We have started to make a list of trails that need work—mowing, trimming, clearing, trash collecting, and minor construction. Plus, the winter has been tough, and lots of trails are blocked with downed trees and branches. We’re looking for any residents and volunteer groups who want to help. We will work every other Tuesday and every other Saturday during May and June according to the following schedule: Tuesday, May 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22; from 9:00 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 19, from 9:00 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet at the North Arm Trail Head (off State Highway 162 in Eden) for work session assignments. For more information, call Brandon Fuller at 645-6060 or Melodie Hansen at 745-3345. OGDEN VALLEY PATHWAYS JUNE MEETING OVP’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, June 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ogden Valley Library in Huntsville. We’re into prime hiking, biking, and riding season right now—beautiful weather and fantastic displays of wildflowers. So, come out and give us your ideas and get involved! For more information, contact Helene Liebman at 745-1799. BARBARA BEALBA INTERIORS Custom Draperies Blinds, Shutters & Shades Reupholstery Design Consultation 745-2269 E-mail: email@example.com Fire District Offers Free Blood Pressure Reading During EMS Week National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be observed throughout the Weber Fire District during the week of May 16. During this time, residents throughout Weber County will be able to have their blood pressure read and be able to pick up the District’s new Health Information Packet (HIP) at several convenient locations. Emergency Medical Technicians from the Weber Fire District will be at the following area locations during EMS Week: Ogden Valley Library: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Valley Market: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Smith & Edwards: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Weber Fire District 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Station 64 2175 E. Eastwood, Ogden For more information, contact the Weber Fire District at 782-3580. UDOT Region One Road Report OGDEN - The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists of the following roadwork: Weber County May 3 - June 30: Washington Blvd. will be restricted from 22nd St. to 29th St. in Ogden for a rehabilitation project. The street will be restricted to two lanes in each direction for the majority of the project; however, during paving operations (to be announced), it will be restricted to one lane each way. The street will be resurfaced, drainage improvements will be made at the intersections of 27th and 29th Streets, and pedestrian ramps will be upgraded in project limits. Business accesses will be maintained through project completion. Parking will be prohibited on Washington Blvd. in the work zone. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes. IRISH JAN cont. from page 1 than it might have due to this mare called Irish Jan. She immediately adopted the little sorrel colt. She will now be there to teach him the ways of horse etiquette until he is ready to be weaned. Due to the low amount of milk she produces, the colt will require human support but Irish Jan will be the main focus of his comfort and safety. Irish Jan has found contentment with her new role as an adoptive mother and has responded well physically, with her symptoms almost completely “cured.” In an UDOT advises motorists to reduce speeds and use caution when driving through work zones. Construction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather conditions, equipment problems or emergency situations. Also, UDOT advises motorists that the following mountain passes have been reopened for the summer season: Big Mountain Pass (S.R. 65) through East Canyon from milepost 2 in Salt Lake County to milepost 13 in Morgan County. Monte Cristo Pass (S.R. 39) from milepost 37 in Weber County to milepost 68 in Rich County. Heavy snowfall on these passes exceeds UDOT’s capacity to clear and maintain them for travel during winter months; they will remain open through the fall 2004 season. attempt to find a mare that could provide milk, as well as support, the Papageorges tried to introduce the orphan colt to five mares that had actually lost foals; none of these mares were the least bit interested in the orphan. Since that time, they have come to realize that mares like Irish Jan are rare and precious. So Irish Jan continues to work her quiet magic with all those who are lucky enough to deal with such a special old girl, and the little sorrel colt, recently named Eddie, now has a fighting chance at life.