Mr. Goodyear's Neighborhood - Amy Wicks, Open Space & Preserving Trail Access
At 26 miles, Ogden’s Bonneville Shoreline trail is the longest continuous section in the state. This 26 mile section of single track trail also connects the communities of Pleasant View, North Ogden, South Ogden and Ogden. More than anything else the greater Ogden area has to offer, the Bonneville Shoreline trail brings more people and economic impact to the county than all other amenities combined. If public access to the Ogden trails are taken away, it poses a serious risk to the to the economic well-being of our little mountain towns.
Serving 3 terms as an Ogden City councilwoman, Amy Wicks has been an Ogden community leader and activist for a long time. Serving as a council-women during the ‘Lift Ogden’ era when the Ogden City Mayor’s office, the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce and local developer Chris Petersen wanted to connect downtown Ogden with the Snowbasin ski resort. The proposal outlined a gondola from Washington Blvd. to Weber State and then from Weber State to a new Malan’s Resort in the foothills of Ogden, owned by Chris Petersen. At the time, Chris Petersen had a direct relationship with Sinclair Oil, which owns Snowbasin Resort. You see, Mr. Petersen helped bring the 2002 Olympic Winter Games to Snowbasin by developing the ski resort to what it is today…he’s built a gondola before. With lifts from downtown Ogden to the foothills, and then a potential road or tram from Snowbasin to Mr. Petersen’s new resort in the Malan’s Basin, Ogden would be a one-of-a-kind mountain town. None of it worked out, however. Chris Petersen and Amy are the only two players left in the Lift Ogden drama that played out from 2005 to 2008, but we’re all still dealing with the effects of the project that seemed doomed from the beginning.
In this episode of The Banyan Collective’s, Mr. Goodyear’s neighborhood, we sat down with Amy Wicks and hashed out the Lift Ogden history. Since the project failed 8 years ago, Mr. Petersen has built fences surrounding his ‘TR Guest Ranch’ and has on several occasions limited access to the 2 miles of BST trail that runs through his property, claiming there is not a prescriptive easement. Are Mr. Petersen’s recent actions retribution for the lack of community support for his resort and gondola plans? Is all of this just a play by Mr. Petersen to get the best selling price for his land? What precedent does it establish with other land owners along the BST should Mr. Petersen sell his land to the government? What really happened during the Lift Ogden era? We address all of these questions and more in this 3-part interview with Ogden’s most active community organizer. Please tune in and get involved.
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Busting onto the Ogden scene, Giants in the Oak Tree, crushed their 4-song Van Sessions set. Busting out the doors with the drums, this episode sounds amazing for shoving a full band in a tight space. This one is a must listen!
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Nicholas Garn otherwise known as The Reverend & The Revelry performed an amazing 4-song set for #VanSessions.
#VanSessions Season 4 featuring a 4-song set with the sultry sweet soul of Cherry Thomas.
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With Derek Debruin, Bear House Mountain Guiding. Also, Adventure News, Event, Worth Watching, GEAR:30 Segment, My Lands and more!
Interview with Kory Davis of Ogden Avalanche about tonight’s Utah Avalanche Center Fundraising Event, Backcountry Bash! The Front Climbing Club hosts the event and includes local beer, pizza, and a silent auction. Also, Adventure News, Events, something Worth Watching, Quote of the Week, and Outdoor Jukebox.
Professional XTERRA athlete, Will Kelsey, joins us to chat about this weekend's 2018 XTERRA Pan Am Championship triathlon and XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, oh, and also touring the country in an old RV. Also, events, adventure news, Worth Reading, Outdoor Jukebox, and more! Enjoy!
OOA Show Ep. 315 features an interview with new Snowbasin GM Davy Ratchford along with mountain Communications Coordinator Megan Collins. Also, a throwback Weekly Happy, Events, Adventure News, something Worth Watching, Outdoor Jukebox, and more.
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So what do you do in August? Well, you drink beer, play bird trivia, and get to know the Snarlin' Yarns. Brandi Bosworth with the Ogden Nature Center sat down with us this week to provide insight into the 3rd Annual Birds & Brews happening August 24th.
Ahhh, it's that time of year again, Summer OR, the greatest party in the outdoor industry. I mean, the highbrow gathering of outdoor industry professionals clinking Stanley shot glasses of fine whiskey lemonade over conversations of comparitive cuben fiber products, recent epics, and athlete sightings. It's a fast and frazzling 4 days of wicked awesome gear, friends, and beer. All the beer. And, yes, sometimes whiskey. But, mostly beer.
It took us 2 weeks to get this one right, but then we nailed it! From down by the Ogden River to the top of Powder Mountain, we spent time with full-time van-lifer, Jake Nelson, in The Vansion, discussing the realities of van life, how to build out your own van, and van hacks.
OOA Ep. 310 includes special guests Greg Scothern and Rod Kramer from Weber Pathways. We chat TrailFest 2018 presented by Bank of Utah, along with upcoming community events, adventure news, a new #worthlistening segment, Outdoor Jukebox and more!
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SUP'ing Pineview and podcasting in an RV down by the... well, my house. OK, it's parked next to my house. Initially we nicknamed the RV "Studio B," but we just renamed her to "Studio RV." It's kind-of a nice place to podcast, actually. Plenty of room. Anywho, we chat Adventure news, events, pop-culture, gear-of-the-week, outdoor jukebox, and more.
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Facebook LIVE fail, Beus trail report, Solo Guiding's the new thing, Everest Season, and a Dinosaur as a comfort animal.
Exclusive interview with Mountain Gravity Expo producer, Jordan Lovejoy.
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Weber State University's Outdoor & Community Recreation Program is hosting RecConnect, a hybrid outdoor innovation expo and networking opportunity.
PS, we're 8 years and 300 episodes in. We were just pups when we began at Weber State’s KWCR 88.1 as a specialty show.
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Olympics instructional videos, a friend’s fall from Ultra Running grace, TSIRKU, and the Ogden Boulder Field in January.