The argument over development in Utah's ski resorts is warming up, as a citizens group sponsors a debate on Brighton's expansion plans and the U.S. Forest Service begins studying a sewer line proposal.

Save Our Canyons, a conservation group, has scheduled a debate for 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the South Salt Lake auditorium, 25th S. State. Bob Bailey, president of the Utah Ski Association, will debate Rep. David Jones, D-Salt Lake.Admission is free and refreshments will be provided, according to Save Our Canyons. The debate will cover the topics, "Ski area expansion - who profits? Who pays?"

The group maintains that the Forest Service is trying to rush through a proposal for Brighton's expansion "in an attempt to minimize public input and public review."

Save Our Canyons has advocated that members of the public should also attend an informal open house on the proposal, set for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Service offices, 6944 S. 30th East.

Meanwhile, the Forest Service announced it is starting a study of a sewer line from Solitude to Brighton.

Written comments and suggestions on the pipeline should be mailed to the district ranger, Salt Lake Ranger District, 6944 S. 30th East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121.