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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Powderville Update

WE at the forum have been a bit lazy (busy) lately, whilst lo and behold, an snippet of an update regarding the Powderville saga. We will rely on the ever popular Rudi and friends for the update, but will also include a recent Tribune story on the subject.

It is your turn to weigh in - how will this saga unfold?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mozart in the Valley Saturday - and it is Free and Live!

This is time sensitive and hot off the press as we just received word that this press release did not make the Ogden Valley News deadline, so please pass on the word to everyone you know.
KSL's Kevin Eubank says it will still be coolish Saturday, so this will be a nice indoor activity this Father's Day Weekend.
Here are the details:
Ogden Valley Chamber Orchestra
3nd Annual Spring Concert

Marie Ogden - Conductor

Saturday, June 14, 2008 1:00 pm
Huntsville Library
131 S. 7400 E. Huntsville

Musical selections to include:
Brandenburg No. 5, Molly on the Shore,
William Tell Overture, Lullaby,
Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music,
Stars and Stripes Forever,
Selections form the Chronicles of Narnia and more…

Admission is free, but donations are being accepted
and would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Mama Lucy Odipo & her Little Bees School

We have become a little 'soft' as of late by helping to publicize several local fund raisers, rather than beat up on our neighboring newsworthy, but conspicuously silent, "over-developers."

With that in mind, we recently read about Mama Lucy in the latest issue of the Ogden Valley News, but just received a flyer for the fund raising reception. It sounds like an interesting evening, so be sure to stop by to visit with Jastus Suchi. Details of the reception are below.

We have also included an article on the subject penned by Liberty resident Karen Bastow.

Here is the text of the flyer:

You are formally invited to attend a reception for

Jastus Suchi,
of Nairobi, Kenya.

Date: June 9th, 2008
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Presentation by Jastus at 7:00 p.m.

At the Wolf Creek Welcome Center
3900 North Wolf Creek Drive
Eden, Utah

(First building on right as you drive into Wolf Creek complex—directly above of Moose Hollow entrance.)

Jastus Suchi is the Kenyan Country Director for Reach the Children, a 501(c)3 Humanitarian Organization,& will address the audience regarding life in Africa, and the work being done to improve the quality of life there—
primarily for children living in Nairobi’s slums.

Please plan on attending this fascinating presentation.

Donations will be accepted, and will go toward helping Mama Lucy Odipo & her Little Bees School located in a Nairobi slum.

Native African dolls and Noah’s ark sets made by the women of Little
Bees will also be available to the public.

For more information call
Karen Bastow at 745-4127 or Shanna Francis at 745-2688.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ogden Valley Issue

This text below was sent directly to all three Weber County Commissioners the other day via e-mail. Predictably, there has been no response. I urge all that are concerned about the increased use of our Valley area and resources contact the three Weber County Commissioners to express your thoughts. The WC Commission contact information can be found at the VCRD Web Site

We had our general VCRD meeting last week and one issue was mentioned by several residents in attendance. This is a heads up on what appears may be a budding hot button issue for many residents. The ever increasing use of Ogden Valley roads and facilities for various marathon's and other sport activities. Several residents mentioned the inconvenience of losing road access in the Canyon and around the Valley when these events are staged.

Many agreed that most of these events are well intentioned, but do cause some problems for many Valley residents on weekends. The main concern is that the number of these events will continue to increase and the impact on the Valley and our residents should be considered by the Weber County Commission in the future.

It was also suggested by residents that the Valley projects such as pathways and parks should financially benefit from such events staged in the Valley with some allocation of funds from permits, entry fees, or ticket sales.

Larry Zini
VCRD Chairman