Hearing for Canyons building this Thursday

Summit County Manager Bob Jasper will hold a public hearing this Thursday to discuss and potentially take action on the proposed Canyons ski maintenance facility on Canyons Resort Drive.

The maintenance facility's proposed location on Canyons Resort Drive near the Grand Summit Hotel was opposed by many nearby residents and was also given a negative recommendation by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission. The current maintenance facility on Powderwood Drive must be relocated by June of this year to meet the timeframe for completion of the Canyons Golf Course by Sept. 30.

The first phase of the maintenance building project, if approved, would encompass 18,360 square feet, with the second phase utilizing the remaining 146,941 square feet. It would also feature a green roof and would be partially built into the ground. The facility's main purpose is for housing and conducting repairs on snow cats and other machinery.

Despite the planning commission's negative recommendation, the county manager can still vote to approve the project after hearing public input.

The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Richins Building, 1885 W. Ute Boulevard. Additional public comment will also be taken at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Tiffanie Northrup-Robinson at 435-336-3139 or via trobinson@summitcounty.org .

Forest looking for Resource Advisory Committee members

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking individuals to represent a variety of interests on its Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), according to a Forest Service release.

The RAC allows local communities to work with federal land managers to recommend projects that will benefit federal lands. It is authorized through the Secure Rural Schools Act.

The Forest Service is looking to fill nine vacant positions and three alternates in the following categories:

  • Category A Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users or commercial recreation activities; land-use permit holder; one alternate

  • Category B Archaeology and history, wildlife or hunting organizations, watershed associations, dispersed recreational activities; one alternate

  • Category C State-elected official, county-elected official, tribal representative, school officials or teachers; one alternate

    May 16 is the last day that applications will be accepted, which must have an original signature and cannot be emailed or scanned. Applications can be mailed to:

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

    Attn: Ms. Loyal Clark

    857 West South Jordan Parkway

    South Jordan, UT 84095

    To obtain an application, visit fs.usda.gov/uwcnf or contact Loyal Clark at 801-999-2113.

    Great Utah ShakeOut is April 17

    The 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill, is coming April 17, with registration still open. As of Monday, the event had 760,000 participants scheduled to take part.

    Led by Be Ready Utah, the Great Utah ShakeOut encourages everyone in the state to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" as if a major earthquake is happening at 10:15 a.m. on April 17 and stay in that position for at least 60 seconds.

    Be Ready Utah says that businesses, organizations, schools and government agencies can register and have their employees "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" or conduct a more extensive drill of their own.

    For more information and to get earthquake drill and safety instructions, visit shakeout.org/utah.