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News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

Stampede Rodeo in Hooper June 1-2, Friday and Saturday

May 31, 2012

The St. Mary Men's group in West Haven is sponsoring a Stampede Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights, June 1 and 2, Friday and Saturday. The rodeo will be held at the Hooper Rodeo Grounds and Arena, in Hooper, Utah. The group has contracted the Broken Heart Rodeo Co. to produce the event. Broken Heart Rodeo, a member of the Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association, produces numerous rodeos in the Northern Utah area every year and has a large following of rodeo fans and contestants.

This two-night rodeo, starts at 7 p.m. each night and will entertain you with over eight events from bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronco riding, to bull dogging, team roping, breakaway roping, and barrel racing. During intermission, there will be a special surprise for the kids. Door prizes will be given away each night.

On Saturday morning, June 2 starting at 9 a.m., there will be a "slack" event for overflow contestants not regularly competing in the nightly events. This early morning event is free to the public.

Tickets for both nightly shows are $8 adults and $5 children (12 and under). At the gate, tickets will sell for $11 adults and $8 children (12 and under). On-line tickets may be purchased at (enter the following URL in your web browser):

Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Thanksgiving Point

May 31, 2012

The Utah Scottish Association will host the 38th annual Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games June 8 and 9 in Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point.

Guests are immersed in a full display of Scottish culture, traditions and demonstrations, including several bagpipe bands, Highland dance, gathering of the clans, Highland athletics, traditional music and food.

The festival's hours are 5 p.m.-10p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. -10p.m. on Saturday, Tickets may be purchased in advance online at or at the gates. Children 11 and younger are free, when accompanied by an adult. Utah Scottish Association members get in free. Adult admission is $15. Students (12-18) and senior (65 plus) tickets are $10 each. Price includes both days. On Saturday there will be a concert only ticket available for $8.

Vibrant tartans will be plentiful as 35-40 clans gather, celebrating many centuries of heritage, lore, and tradition. More than 50 Highland dancers from around the region will compete in ancient dances like the Highland Fling, and the Sword Dance.

Crowd favorites The Wicked Tinkers and Molly's Revenge will play during the day Saturday and present an evening concert. Five or six Utah traditional Scots musical groups will perform on the Food Court Stage. Electric Park will be filled with more music as bagpipe bands and soloists also practice and compete. Children's activities and Highland Games will be ongoing during Saturday events.

Athletics kick off Friday afternoon with an all ages Strongman competition. Saturday's Highland Games events include the12th annual U.S. National Sheaf Toss Championships, elite Pro Highland athletes from across the U.S. and Canada, plus over 50 regional amateur competitors including women Highland athletes.

Saturday noon all pipe bands unite for Massed Bands on the Tattoo Field. Vendors will be open at 5 p.m. Friday until after closing ceremonies Saturday. Access and parking have been reconfigured so turn left at the second stoplight west of the freeway. Electric Park is on the left.

Disney-Pixar will have a booth to promote the new movie "Brave," set in ancient Scotland. The lassie portrayed in the animated feature typifies why the land is called Scotland the Brave.

For schedules, information, tickets and photo gallery see

Father's Day Zion National Park Adventure Trip

May 31, 2012

Join Outdoor Recreation, June 15-17, for a Father's Day of a lifetime. The weekend trip visits Utah's oldest national park, designated in 1919. You'll experience incredible canyons and spectacular views. Famous hikes including the Narrows and Angels Landing attract adventure enthusiasts from around the world. The hiking possibilities are endless and the photography opportunities are unparalleled.

The group will be camping for two nights and will do one hike, the rest of the time belongs to you.

Trip includes transportation, park fees, camping, cooking stove and trip leader. Camping rental package is available for $25. Trip cost is $125 for adults and $99 for children ages 1-14. Group departs from Outdoor Recreation at 8 a.m. on June 15 and returns at 7 p.m. on June 17.

Contact Outdoor Recreation, 777-2225 to secure your spot.

Relay for Life event planned for August 3

May 31, 2012

Does someone close to you have cancer? Or maybe you know a friend of a friend? Cancer never affects just the person who has it; it affects everyone that is close to them. That's why the American Cancer Society is holding the Relay for Life on August 3. It begins at 6 p.m. and it's free. The relay is held so that anyone who is diagnosed with cancer knows they're not alone. More importantly, the event is held so no one will ever be diagnosed with cancer again through the raising of funds associated with the event.

The team from the 75th Medical Group is called "Combat Medics Against Cancer" and the Relay for Life needs more teams. You don't have to be on a team to come out to the relay though; it's an event for all ages. Every team has a booth so come on out and see what the teams are about.

All money raised goes towards programs offered to cancer patients and their families as well as to find a cure. Volunteers are needed for committees. If you're interested, please contact Kathy Avery at 801-499-3843.

If you want to join Combat Medics Against Cancer, or form your own team, please go to or contact Staff Sgt. Amanda Rood at 801-777-6422 or Senior Airman Anna Broadbent at 801-777-5424.

The American Cancer Society's North Davis Relay for Life event will be held on Aug. 3-4 at the Angel Street Soccer Complex located at 150 S. Angel St. in Kaysville.

Dash for Dyllon on June 15 to support him and family

May 31, 2012

Four Pillar Fitness is hosting a fundraiser 5K for Dyllon Peters who tragically suffered complications during surgery. This April Dyllon, 20, was scheduled to have minor in and out surgery to remove noncancerous tumors from his right leg. There were complications during surgery. After several days and several surgeries and being heavily sedated in ICU, Dyllon awoke to be told the doctors were unable to save his right foot. Dyllon underwent a below knee amputation.

Although the surgery was successful, now is when the hard work for Dyllon begins.

Dyllon has an amazing outlook on life and what is coming up in his near future.

The surrounding community, led by Four Pillar Fitness in Bountiful, is showing their support for Dyllon through a 5K Fun Run fundraiser on June 16 at North Foxboro Regional Park in North Salt Lake. Proceeds go to the Dyllon Peters Foundation to be used to cover the unexpected surgery costs and on-going physical therapy expenses.

Registration and check- in starts at 7:30 a.m.

Race begins at 9 a.m. Wear U of U or Red to show your support for Dyllon.

North Foxboro Regional Park is located at 1120 W. 1100 North, North Salt Lake

Entry fee is $20 (ages 18 and older), $10 (under 18). To register the day of the race, it will cost $30.

Register in person at Four Pillar Fitness . 358 W. 500 South, Bountiful, or by calling 801.295.2377. There is no online registration.

Hill's reserve wing to host IRR muster

May 24, 2012

The 419th Fighter Wing is hosting a muster of Individual Ready Reserve personnel here June 2 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Building 900. The muster offers local members of the IRR an opportunity to update medical records/status, contact information and ID cards, and to receive important information and briefings. The IRR consists of personnel who previously served active duty or Reserve, but are currently on inactive status.

Donate blood June 8 and 22

May 24, 2012

Come out to Building 568 between 9 am. and 11:30 a.m. and donate blood. The blood you donate supports the peacetime and contingency requirements for military personnel and local community health care. One pint of blood you donate can save up to three lives. Walk-ins are welcome. Please request supervisor approval if during duty hours. For questions contact Lt. Leonil Cruz, DSN 775-3137 or Lt. Ricardo Basora, DSN 777-4909.

368th RCS softball tourney June 15-16

May 24, 2012

The 368th Recruiting Squadron Annual Softball Tournament will be held June 15-16 at the Hill AFB softball fields. The tournament will be one pitch round robin format on Friday, June 15, to seed teams for Saturday's double elimination tournament.

The entry fee is $150 per team. Participation is open to all active duty and civilian employees.

USSSA rules will apply for play on Saturday and each team is guaranteed at least five games. Prizes include trophies and T-shirts.

To register or for more information contact Technical Sgt. Jeff Avanzato at 801-721-6362 or

LOA to sponsor Golf Tournament June 1

May 24, 2012

The 2012 Logistics Officer Association Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held June 1.

All funds raised go toward local college scholarships for LOA members, dependants of LOA members or enlisted personnel (all DoD employees). The format will be four-person select shot. Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place, last place, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin (men and women). Entry fee is $65 per person ($43 for Hubbard Golf Course punch card holders) and includes green fee, cart, range balls, souvenir balls and continental breakfast.

Registration is limited so make your reservation today with Capt. Kevin Koren, at: (desk) 801-586-8249 (cell) 520-971-8980 or by email at

Parking lot work at Med Clinic enters fourth phase

May 3, 2012

Phase 4 of the effort to repave the medical clinic paving lot will continue through May 11, weather permitting. The clinic parking area west of and far from Building 570 and the clinic parking area northwest of and near Building 570, will be closed for repaving. Traffic will be detoured to other parking areas. Accessibility and crosswalks will be maintained as deemed safe around construction equipment. Motorists will not be able to travel where posted and deemed unsafe due to construction. Phase 4 will not start until Phase 3 is complete.

Alternate parking areas are northeast, southeast, and southwest of the clinic. Whenever parking areas are blocked (e.g. far west of and northwest near Building 570), alternate handicap parking will be marked and provided as near the building as possible. Others need to use alternate parking areas near the clinic and plan for the added time in advance.

Additional articles will be published providing readers with further schedules during construction in this area. Your patience and safe travel practices through the affected area is of high importance for your protection and that of Team Hill members and guests.

For more information, please contact Cameron Jones, at (801) 777-0458.