DWR EMPLOYEE HONORED: Ron Goede, director of the fish experiment station in Logan for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, was awarded the Gene Snow Award for his conservation work in fisheries during the Stonefly Society's annual banquet.
Goede was recognized for his work in controlling fish disease in Utah, most recently with whirling disease, and developments within Utah's hatchery system. Goede has been with the DWR for 32 years and is recognized on a national level as one of the leading experts in fish health.
Bill Partner was given the lifetime achievement award, Doug Lee received the service award and Allen Ryther was given the leadership award.
The Stonefly Society uses money from the banquet for a number of service programs, including stream rehabilitation, fishing programs for children and legislative support for fishing program.
SAFE BOATING DAY: Boaters interested in seeing the latest models of personal watercraft and reviewing safe boating practices can do it Saturday at the south marina at Willard Bay.
The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation will sponsor the event as part of the official send-off to Safe Boating Week (May 17-23), said Ted Woolley, boating director for the DPR.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and is free to the public.
Several manufacturers of PWCs will have models available for demonstration rides. The DPR will give a short course on boating safety to anyone testing one of the machines. There will also be information and instruction available on safe boating rules and safety tips.
The south marina will be closed to public boating on Saturday, but the north marina will be open.
For information call 538-7220.
ELIE ATTACKER ARRESTED: A 17-year-old Houston resident was arrested in last week's carjacking of Houston Rockets guard Mario Elie. An anonymous tip to the Houston Police Department resulted in the Wednesday arrest of Albert Willis, charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. He was in the Harris County Jail on Thursday without bond.
Elie identified Willis as the person who pistol-whipped him and stole his 1993 Mercedes convertible on May 6, according to police. A police statement also said Willis confessed to that theft and a second robbery.