September 4, 2002

    The summer is almost over and it doesn't seem like we've even had a chance to catch our breath with all of the things that have been happening. There's not much of a chance for things to be slowing down any too soon either!

September 6: Poker Ride
September 10 Club Meeting
September 14 SEUOHV Club Ride
September 14 Work Party
September 28 Public Lands Day

    The SEUOHV Club is sponsoring a poker ride for the Ferron Annual Peach days. This ride will be Friday. September 6 at 6 p.m. Meet at the Mayor's Park in ferron. Join Ferron for their city celebration begining with this ride and participating in the rest of the activities and parade on Saturday. You'll have great views in the foothills near Ferron and a lot of fun. There will also be time to grab a map at the Forest Service or MiIlsite State Park and ride the Arapeen Trail over the weekend. Arapeen Trail Maps are available at all Forest Service Stations or State Parks along Hwy 89 and 10.
    Keep in mind that this is an election year. It is very important for us to stand behind those that represent our views and who we believe will fight with us when it comes to access and multiple use. Don't hesitate to donate time and dollars to the campaigns of those you believe in. It takes a lot of work and money to win an election.
    There are candidates running for the offices of County Commissioner (2 seats open), Treasurer, Clerk/Auditor and Assessor. Those people running for office will be invited to our next club meeting on September 10 at 7 p.m. at the courthouse in Castle Dale. Please Come! This may help you decide who you would like to win the election!!
A local club member writes:
    Do you want to REMEMBER riding your favorite trails or do you want to CONTINUE riding your favorite trails? If you want to continue riding your favorite trails, you must become involved in this year's election of "like-minded" candidates with money, support and votes. If you do not become actively involved, you may as well get a FOR SALE sign to put on your ATV'S, for there will be no off-road recreation. If you don't vote - don't complain!
Bonnie P. Keele

    There will be some other "Meet your Candidate Nights" and also some meetings about the San Rafael National Monument Proposal. Watch for flyers and ads on the radio and newspaper announcing these events. Please plan to participate.
It is vital for you to get involved in the process.

    The next SEUOHV Club Ride will be held on September 14th. Meet at 9 A.M. at the Emery City Park. Glennys Sitterud, who will be guiding the ride that day, will also be supplying BBQ beef for the evening meal. Everyone bring pot luck to go along with it. Be sure and bring a lunch for the ride as the trail will be about 57 miles and take at least 5 hours. The riding difficulty is moderate and most of the trail is actual ATV trail not just forest roads.
    The Forest Service is holding a work party on September 14th also. Meet up Mayfield Canyon at 12 Mile Carnpground. Bring your ATV'S with little trailers to haul rocks. Contact Bill Broadbear at the Price Office at 637-2817 or Andrew Johnson at the Ferron Office at 384-2372.
    September 28th is Public Lands Day. There will be 2 opportunities for you to participate in an activity. Contact Don Keele at 384- 2749 for work on his project with the Forest Service at Grassy Lake. The other project will be going on at Swasey's Cabin. There will be discussion of these projects at Club meeting on the 10th.
    In closing, I would like to thank all of those that have sent cards or made phone calls of support while I am battling my cancer. It lifts my spirits and makes the days go by a little easier. I'm looking forward to the days that I'll be out riding again.
Terry Lyn