Those hunters planning to go out on the waterfowl hunt, which starts Saturday, will need a migratory game bird Harvest Information Program number for the 2007—08 season.

The HIP number from last season will not work.

The HIP number for the 2007-08 season is valid from Feb. 1 of this year to Jan. 31.

If the 365-day license expires during the season, and hunters buy a new license, he or she simply transfers the HIP registration number from the expired license to the new license.

To get a HIP number, visit For information call the nearest DWR office or 801-538-4700.


The Ogden Nature Center will hold a class to teach about creepy crawlers, owls, bats and other denizens of the dark.

The class will be Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for members, $6 for non-members. Those attending should dress for outdoor weather.

Highlights include a walk through pumpkin-lit trails to learn about creatures that roam through the forest at night, a presentation on bats, spiders and owls, and craft stations where kids can make egg carton pumpkins, teasel spiders and animal masks.

To pre-register call 801-621-7595. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The center is located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden.


The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is looking for volunteers to staff the information desk and bookstore, assist with education and interpretive programs and plan special events.

At the information desk, volunteers will answer questions and provide information to visitors, as well as answer the phone and show the refuge video. In the bookstore, they will stock shelves, assist customers and ring up sales. As an education volunteer, they will be trained to help with programs provided for students.

Help is always needed to plan and execute special Saturday family programs and open houses.

For information call 435-734-6436 or visit


Park City Mountain Resort's Alpine Slide and ZipRider have closed for the season. The remaining summer activities will close Oct. 14.

Open activities including the Alpine Coaster, Town Lift and base activities, which are the kids' rides, miniature golf and bungee jump, will operate daily. Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to kick off the 2007-08 winter season on Nov. 16.


The second annual Fall Family Fest, to benefit Get to Know the Snow & Ice, will take place Friday at the Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex.

The benefit will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fund assists local elementary school children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in winter sports activities.

Featured activities on Friday include a cook-off along with free public skating, sports demonstrations, games and activities for kids, including an appearance by the Utah Grizzlies and Grizzbee.

The cost is $10 per car, $5 per person or $2 per bike.

Parents will also be able to sign up children in skeleton, ski jumping, alpine racing, hockey, speed skating, figure skating, luge, freestyle skiing, aerials, snowboarding, nordic skiing and sled hockey.

For information call 435-962-8949 or 435-901-2171.