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- The event must take place in Utah.
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August – September 2013
Ute Mountain Lookout Tower is the first and the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque Uinta Mountain Range. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935-1937, the tower served as the fire lookout’s living quarters, thirty feet above the ground with only 196 square feet of space. While the lookout is no longer used to spot fires, it is a significant tourist attraction in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it stands as a monument to the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service, an important part of our cultural heritage.
Dates: Session 1: Aug. 26th-30th; Session 2: Sept. 3rd-6th; Session 3: Sept 9th-13th; Session 4: Sept 16th-20th
Scope of Work: Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing September of 2008 due to decay in the tower legs and stairway. HistoriCorps volunteers will reroof the tower, replace deteriorated timbers, and rehabilitate the windows, learning how to:
- Reroof the cab
- Remove, repair, and rebuild cross ties
- Remove and rebuild stairs, catwalk and railing
- Retro-fit joists and beams beneath platform
- Scrape and paint all exterior surfaces
Lodging and Directions: Take Hwy 44 to Sheep Creek Geological Loop. The tower is located two and one-half miles west of the loop. Take the turn off on the unpaved and narrow road towards Spirit Lake. The tower is located 51 miles northwest of Vernal, UT at 8,834 feet elevation, Near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Volunteers will be camping at Summit Springs Guard Station, approximately 3.5 miles east of Ute Tower. Volunteers also have the option of camping at the Ute Tower Site. More specific directions will be given upon registration.
Additional Information: The project will be managed and supervised by two or more HistoriCorps instructors and will be designed to optimize learning opportunities. Camping, tools, safety equipment, and meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation and to and from the project is the responsibility of the participant. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. All crew members must be physically capable of lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling for sustained periods each day at high altitudes in variable weather; previous carpentry, roofing/shingling, maintenance, historic preservation, landscaping, and/or construction experience helpful, but not required. If you have a fear of heights, this project is not recommended.
$25,000 Product Invention Contest
-Enter your new consumer product idea for a chance to win cash & services to get it off the ground!
-Grow Utah Ventures is holding a $25K “Consumer Products” innovation contest for Utah entrepreneurs. The contest is open to all new consumer product inventions that are tangible and require some degree of manufacturing. The products can be suited for any number of markets, including outdoor recreation, household use, tech gadgets and more. Application deadline is August 31st.
Apply at www.ConceptToCompany.org
Join the Humane Society of Utah for The Whole Enchihuahua – a movie on our lawn and Mexican food on site! We will have Mexican food available from 5:00 pm, and at sundown (around 8:30 pm) we will be screening “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets (no coolers, please) and your dog-friendly canines on leash to enjoy the movie with the Humane Society of Utah.
The Salt Lake City Police Mutual Aid Association invites the public to the first annual “Cruzin’ for Cops” car and motorcycle show
Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City.
The department’s newly-restored 1975 Nova, which officers used to race at Bonneville Raceway, will make its debut at the car show. For a suggested $20 donation, the PMAA encourages owners of classic cars and motorcycles to register their rides at www.cruzinforcops.com and join in the fun.
The Salt Lake City Police Mutual Aid Association is a registered 501(c)(3). All proceeds from “Cruzin’ for Cops” will benefit police department personnel experiencing medical or extreme financial hardship.
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact PMAA President Lamar Ewell, (801) 799-3260, or PMAA Secretary Aimee Baarz, (801) 799-3801.
Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events.
Bring your little ones to stretch their wings with our educators and birds in Tracy Aviary’s Preschool and Kindergarten classes.
Our classes are offered every other week over a three-month period. Knowing how busy Moms’ and Dads’ schedules can be, each 2-3 and 3-4 class will run as a weekday session, and a Saturday session. 4-5 classes are held on alternating Saturdays, so that you and your busy kindergartener can attend outside of school.
Classes feature a special bird visitor, a fun craft or activity, a snack, a sing-along song, and an engaging story connecting with our age-appropriate themes.
All classes are designed for parents to attend and participate with their child.
Register now! Space for each class is limited to 12!
For more information, a class schedule and to sign up, please visit http://www.tracyaviary.org/pre-k-classes/
Two new exhibitions at the Finch Lane Gallery explore the theme of relationships.
Justin Wheatley’s mixed media installation Salt Lake City: Chain Link and Welcome Mats examines the city from an east side/west side perspective, while Aaron Ashcraft’s sculptured ceramics focus on the relationship of textures found in nature in his exhibition called Conversations.
The exhibitions run August 9 through September 27, with an artists’ reception on Friday, August 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional evening hours during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on August 16 and September 20, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
All events are free of charge.