We had the pleasure of celebrating and getting to know each other a little better ‘off the clock’ this last week. Shaun & Angie sprung for a fun summer party at The Grid. Homemade food, Arcade, Racing, and good company with our Bonneville Awesome family. Even some of our vendors contributed with some great prizes. Thanks Shaun & Angie for taking such good care of us. It was fun and a good opportunity to get to know each other a little better.
Again this year we had the opportunity to get together with some of our local suppliers and asphalt contractors for a Social Axe Throwing event. The event was sponsored by Utah Asphalt Pavement Association. https://www.facebook.com/utahasphaltpavement/
We would like to thank UAPA and the organizers of this event. This is our second year attending and it’s been nice to catch up with friends and associates we don’t see regularly enough. Thanks UAPA!
(from their website) “UAPA is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material producer and paving contractor on a local level with government agencies, and other trade and business organizations. We support an active communication platform designed to answer questions about environmental issues and to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. We provide technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to our members, as well as technical information to users and specifiers of paving materials. Our local chapter was organized in 2012, and our members include asphalt pavement producers, paving contractors, equipment manufacturers, materials suppliers, equipment distributors, engineering firms and consultants. Our members are the people that build Utah’s roads.”
We got together with our family, friends, and colleagues at The Chillon Event Center for our annual Christmas Party in December. Thanks to all those who helped make our 2019 season successful. We are truly grateful for your dedication. We had a great time celebrating with you and we hope you have a wonderful New Year! ~The Bonneville Awesome Team
CHAIR BOUND SPORTSMAN GROUP PHEASANT HUNT AT 4-MILE HUNTING CLUB ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2018Chair bound Sportsman Group Pheasant Hunt at 4-Mile Hunting Club on September 27, 2018
Another successful group pheasant hunt for 6 wheelchair bound persons, 1 Veteran and 3 youth. The group was separated into two different fields and volunteer helpers included 6 different dog handlers, 7 four-wheeler drivers and several who partnered with hunters to help with guns and ammunition and bird collections.
One hunter new to the group, Missy, who is 12 years old, and in a wheelchair due to Spina Bifida, was presented by Chair Bound Sportsman with her very own 20 gauge semi-auto shotgun in pink camo with her name engraved on it to the delight of everyone present. It featured a gas relief action so the recoil was greatly reduced. She later proudly said that she shot two pheasants. One of our long-time members, who has been a quad from an accident about 18 years ago, also successfully shot a rooster pheasant.
After lunch more birds were planted and volunteers were given the chance to be the shooters. This was a token “thanks” for all their wonderful support. Special thanks is due to Scott Bateman who arranged for four-wheelers with boat seats securely mounted on the front giving hunters great views of the hunt, dogs working, and vantage to safely shoot at flying birds. This provided mobility during the entire hunt as a volunteer drove them and offered any additional assistance that might be needed.
The 4-Mile Owners, Earl Sorensen and his family, were also great support during the hunt. Our volunteer professional photographer and story writer Ed Helmick deserves honorable mention for his consistent dedicated support.
Long time employee Jose and his son Isaac getting in on the last pheasant hunt of the season.
This is one of the greatest privileges Bonneville Asphalt has been a part of.
Chairbound Sportsman is an organization that creates hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities for wheelchair bound individuals and Disabled Veterans. They give them the ability to go out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Being an avid sportsman I could not imagine not being able to go out to enjoy the outdoors. Since I’ve been working for Bonneville Asphalt I have had several opportunities to go guide on pheasant hunts for this organization. What a great privilege to see the passion and excitement in these gentlemen and it is such a blessing to be able to go do this. Here is another fun and great pheasant hunt haul.
~Russell Johns – Assistant General Manager
We are also proud to see the folks from the Chairbound Sportsman Organization in the news. Check them out…
We again had the pleasure of taking family, friends, employees, customers, and vendors up to Alaska this year. Kodiak Island is known for its beauty and is called the Emerald Island. It’s also known for its big Silver Salmon. They are hard fighting sons of guns and just a hoot to bring them in. The town of Kodiak is a small town on the island. It has about 7,000 people and it reminds me of the 60’s or 70’s. We go for the genuine camaraderie, local cuisine, sightseeing (even bears), and just generally enjoy the fishing experience.
“SALMON SURPRISE” – Pillar Creek, Kodiak Island. Photograph by friend/fisherman, Mark Mason
“PEARL SUNRISE” – Trident Basin, Kodiak Island – Photograph by friend/fisherman David Beck
This was my third time up to Alaska. Every time I think to myself this could not get any better. And I am proven wrong on this trip I had my father accompany me and what a blast. The fishing is incredible from fishing the rivers for silver salmon. To going out in the boat and catching halibut rock fish, King Salmon Gray Codling cod the list goes on. ~anonymous guest
These trips are such a first-class trip without the first class price from the moment I landed to the moment I left I had a great great time. ~Russell Johns
Even though I have guided many trips each year this trip we thoroughly enjoyed the company of approximately 45 folks coming with us to Alaska on our annual yearly trek. It was great getting to see them have a new experience and create fun new memories with family and new friends. Collectively they brought about 3500 lbs of halibut and salmon home. Kodiak Island is a very beautiful place with great people there. We are looking forward to our trip again next year. ~Shaun Heaton