Special Recognition goes to Don and
Bonnie Keele of Ferron.
On March 27th, Don and Bonnie received
an award during a Goodwill Rider meeting from
the National Trails Symposiums as the State of
Utah Trail Workers of the Year. Nominations
were made from each state in the nation and
sent to the National Trails organization for
evaluation. The list of nominees was made up of
federal, state and city employees and local
volunteers. The Keeles were selected from a list
of hundreds. This recognition is well deserved.
Don and Bonnie were instrumental in the
creation, development and maintenance of the
Arapeen Trail System on the Manti-LaSal
National Forest. They were there when the trail
system was an idea and have followed it through
by implementing it on the ground.
The couple and other ATV riders have
volunteered hundreds of hours installing and
maintaining signs throughout the system. In
addition, Don has volunteered his expertise on
the Sweco trail cat, logging in over 300 hours
toward maintenance of trails associated with the
Arapeen Trail System. His combined experience
as a heavy equipment operator and ATV
enthusiast has proven invaluable.
THE SEUOHV CLUB THANKS YOU!!!
Arapeen OHV Trail Maps:
There will be some new Arapeen OHV
Trail maps available by the 1st of May so be sure
and pick one up from the Forest Service and
enjoy the trails.
Arapeen ATV Jamboree
Remember to set August 13-16 aside on your calendar to
participate in the Arapeen ATV Jamboree. The
ads will be in the July issues of Dirt Wheels and
ATV Action. There will also be flyers out and
Swell Cure For Cabin Fever:
Saturday, March 29th and the "Swell Cure
For Cabin Fever" Poker Ride was a huge
success. Jane Rasmussen and her assistant,
Betty Kunze did a great job! Thanks also to all
of you club members and friends that took part in
the marking and cleaning up of the trail, those at
checkpoints and all of you that had anything to
do to make this event happen. Thanks, Lee
Swasey, for your announcing at the drawings
and keeping that under control. There were
around 300 people in attendance with 266 of
those registering to ride. This was our 4th year
for this event and, as with every year, there were
a few problems. We hope that everyone
understands that we try to do our best and
apologize to those that may have felt any
Know Before You Go!
Are you aware of anyone from the ages of
8 through 15 that need their Off-Highway
Vehicle Education Course? To operate your
OHV on public lands, you must have one of the
following: 1) a valid motor vehicle driver's
license or 2) a Division of Parks and
Recreation OHV education certificate. Children
under eight years of age may not operate an
OHV on public lands or roads.
To sign up for a course call:
They will be able to tell vou when the next
course in your area will be.
A Word to the Wise:
Remember to acknowledge and respect
private property rights of all land owners.
Trespassing laws apply to ALL private property.
Please put yourself into the land owners' shoes
and recognize that these people have the
RIGHT to protect their property from trespass,
vandalism and theft just as you do in your own
For Your Information:
For those of you may have heard a rumor
floating around, here are the facts straight from
Utah ATV Trails News:
"Try as we will to get our facts straight, the last
edition of the Utah ATV Trails News contained a
factual error. We stated in "Just for the Record"
that the Southeastern Utah OHV Club was not
going to appeal the BLM route designation plan.
As it turns out, this is not correct. The BLM
indicates that they did not ask fora stay, but they
did appeal on the grounds that we (the BLM)
were inconsistent with the RMP~the decisions
are unsupported by the data, doesn't assess
cumulative impacts, and the public has been
denied meaningful public involvement. The
appeal will go to the Board of Land Appeals
(IBLA) and generally it takes IBLA a long time to
make a decision."
Manti-LaSal National Forest Plan Revision:
The Forest Service hopes to involve the
public early in the revision-process to help
identify natural resource interests, uses,
concerns and issues. Written comments concerning the plan
revision or requests to be added to the Forest
Plan Revision mailing list should be sent to
Annette Delos-Santos, Forest Planner, Manti-
LaSal National Forest, 599 West Price River
Drive, Price, Utah 84501.
Scoping meeting addresses and times to
involve the public will be announced through
local newspapers and other forms of media.
Call Ferron-Price District Ranger, Mesia
Nyman at 435/384-3586 for additional information.
Good Will? You Bet!
Thank you Maverik Country Stores, Inc.
Once again this fine chain of convenience stores
are providing certificates to be passed out to
responsible OHV riders. If you are wearing your
helmet, safely operating your OHV and respecting
the environment when a representative of the
Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, State
Park Service or the local SouthEastern Utah OHV
Club comes along they will be happy to give you a
slip for a free treat at one of our Maverik stores in
Please call or write if there is an error on
your newsletter mailing label. Every effort is made
to make sure that these are correct. Write to Post
Office Box 382 in Castle Dale, Utah 84513 or call
To all of you who have paid your 2003 dues,
"Thank You!". To those who haven't, we're still
waiting for your $20.00. Mail your renewal to Mary
Bentley at Post Office Box 93 in Ferron.Utah
SEUOHV Club Meeting
WorkForce Services Building
550 W Highway 29
Castle Dale, Utah
See you there!!!