HEBER HOSTS WINTERFEST

Heber Valley will host its annual Winterfest on Saturday.

The main event will feature "Dueling Chainsaws," an ice-sculpting competition between certified ice carvers.

The four men will duel it out with chainsaws, ice picks, grinders, drills and blow torches at Soldier Hollow from 6 to 7 p.m.

The ice sculptures will be on display as long as weather permits.

A fireworks finale is set for 7 p.m. at Soldier Hollow.

Along with the ice-carving event, 20 local artists and vendors who will be showcased at the Bernese Event Center at Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway.

Other Winterfest activities will include free trail passes for cross country skiing at Soldier Hollow, Homestead Resort and Wasatch Mountain State Park; free ice skating at the Midway Ice Skating Rink; and free snowshoeing at Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Free public skating will be between 4 and 6 p.m. and free trail passes at Soldier Hollow begin at 1 p.m. Free 2007-2008 U.S. Biathlon Team calendars will be given out to the first 100 Winterfest skiers at Soldier Hollow.

For more information about Winterfest call 435-654-3666 or visit www.hebervalleycc.org.

SLOPESTYLE EVENT

Powder Mountain and Utah Winter Games are sponsoring a slopestyle competition on Saturday to support Ogden Valley's 745 Freestyle Team.

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lower section of the Hidden Lake Terrain Park at Powder Mountain Resort.

Both rails and jumps will be included in the judging. Registration is $10 with half of the proceeds going to the 745 Freestyle Team. Lift passes for competitors will be $40, a $13 discount off the all-area adult lift pass.

Registration for the competition will be at the Hidden Lake Lodge between 8 and 9 a.m. on the morning of the event.

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 801-745-3772.

POACHING CHARGES FILED

Felony charges are among the penalties two men face after allegedly killing 11 deer — all does and fawns — last October near Price.

Ethan Johnson, 19, and Levi Bradford, 18, both of Price, were charged recently in 7th District Court. A trial is pending.

The men were charged with two felony and four misdemeanor counts. The charges stem from a two-day shooting spree near Price that resulted in the deaths of at least 11 deer.

Anyone with information about a possible wildlife crime can call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Callers can remain anonymous. In many cases, rewards are available to those who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone for a wildlife crime.

HOCKEY PROGRAMS

The County Ice Center is accepting registrations for its Start Smart or learn to play hockey program.

Semester 3 is the third of four lessons. Players who enroll must have completed Semester 1 and/or 2 or played competitive roller hockey and wish to play ice hockey.

The sessions start Monday. Cost is $50.

The center is also accepting registrations for Semester 1B/2B of the Start Smart or learn to play hockey program. This program is for new players interested in learning to play ice hockey.

This session begins March 31. Cost is $50.

For information contact Joe Bernardy at 801-270-7293.