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C-1 B-1 A DOOR OFFERS MANY DIFFERENT VIEWS THE MINERS WALK OFF WITH A VICTORY EDUCATION, A-7 WILDCATS AWARDED $40,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP MONIES The PARKRECORD.COM/ PARKCITYSBEST JAY MEEHAN STILL NEEDS HIS BOOTS Park Record. PARK CITY , UTAH | WWW.PARKRECORD.COM Wed/Thurs/Fri, May 17-19, 2017 Serving Summit County since 1880 Pedal past the trafﬁc on Friday COLUMNS, A-16 VOTE NOW! Vol. 137 | No. 29 50¢ Clear the competition TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD The Market at Park City, shown on Monday, is one of the businesses covered under a Park City Council-enacted ban on plastic bags. The grocery store says it may distribute 15,000 plastic bags in a month during the busy ski season. PARK RECORD FILE PHOTO A Park City police officer leads a group of kids down a Kearns Boulevard trail toward McPolin Elementary School during Bike to School day in 2013. The event will be marked again on Friday in Park City. Parkites encouraged to ride bicycles to school and work By GRIFFIN ADAMS The Park Record The forecast this week is calling for rain, and potential snow in certain parts of Park City, but locals say the weather, rain or shine, won’t stop them from riding their bikes to work on Friday. May is National Bike Month and this week is Bike to Work Week, which means locals in the community plan to leave their cars at home this coming Friday, opting to ride their bikes to school and work for the annual Bike to School and Work Day. Despite the forecast looking gloomy, Mountain Trails Executive Director Charlie Sturgis fully expects cyclists to come out in bunches to participate. “We will be doing it no matter what,” Sturgis said. “If the storm comes early, we should be good on Friday morning, albeit cold maybe.” The event will ﬁrst start with a kickoff, of sorts, at Squatter’s on Park Avenue, where a bike support station will be near the Olympic Welcome Plaza from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Additionally, Mayor Jack Thomas, who has a retroﬁtted e-bike, will be giving a welcome speech, as well as leading a ride out of Squatter’s. “That’ll be a Bike to Work opportunity,” Park City’s Senior Transportation Planner Julia Collins said. “There could be some concerns about a large group of people crossing the street. We’ll do a safety speech, but my guess is we’ll take the most direct pass to the rail trail and some folks will go on to work and downtown.” The next location the city has set up for Bike to Work Day is the Park City Library. Though it won’t have a bike support station, there will be ebike demos, a bike mechanic, some vendors and an opportunity for a community drawing, which features donations from the local bike shops. “Hopefully [the library will] get more of the Old Town folk and everyone over there, as well,” Sturgis said. Please see Pedal, A-2 3 sections • 38 pages Classiﬁeds ........................... C-8 Columns .............................. A-16 Crossword ........................... C-4 Editorial............................... A-17 Education ............................ A-7 Events Calendar .................. C-6 Legals .................................. C-11 Letters to the Editor ............ A-17 Movies................................. C-4 Restaurant Guide................. A-14 Scene .................................. C-1 Scoreboard ......................... B-4 Sports .................................. B-1 Weather ............................... B-2 TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Park City High School freshman Jaynie Glasmann competes in the high jump during the Region 10 Championship meet at Dozier Field on Thursday afternoon. Glasmann also competed in discus. Election seminar scheduled Campaign mechanics will be outlined as contests near By JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record An event on Wednesday could serve as a preliminary stop for someone considering a campaign in Park City or the other municipalities in Summit County this year. The Park Record and City Hall have partnered to present a seminar that is designed to offer potential candidates a rundown of election mechanics and tips about a campaign on the municipal level in Park City. It is planned in the weeks before the opening of the window when candidates must formalize their candidacies, running from June 1 until June 7. The Park City mayor’s ofﬁce and the Park City Council seats held by Cindy Matsumoto and Tim Henney are on the ballot. Matsumoto has said she will not seek re-election while Henney intends to campaign for another term. The mayor’s ofﬁce and city council seats in communities on the East Side of Summit County are also on the ballot. The event on Wednesday is expected to feature a roster of speakers with experience in Park City campaigns or those with roles in the upcoming election. Brad Olch, who served three terms as the mayor starting in 1990, is expected to be one of the highlights as he discusses how campaigns in Park City changed over the years. He won mayoral elections in 1989, 1993 and 1997 before retiring from ofﬁce in 2002. Olch unsuccessfully attempted to reclaim the mayor’s ofﬁce in the 2009 election. “Obviously, the campaigns have changed a lot since the ’80s,” Olch said in an interview, noting the growth in Park City since then. Olch recalled covering the entirety of Park City while door-to-door campaigning in the 1980s. But by his ﬁnal campaign, the 2009 contest, he barely made it through Park City once while knocking on doors, he said as he described the growth. Olch said in-person campaigning remains important, though. He said some Parkites are not as engaged as the voters in the 1980s. “Everybody knew everybody in the community. Everybody had a vested interest,” Olch said, adding, “I don’t see that today.” He also noted that the tenor of Park City campaigns has changed over the years and the amount of political contributions nowadays is “absurd.” During the most recent mayoral campaign, in 2013, the candidates raised more than $80,000. The campaign season does not ofﬁcially start until the opening of the ﬁling window on June 1, but there have been political moves already. Matsumoto’s announcement that she would not seek re-election was pivotal since it removed an incumbent from the contest. A campaign could be more appealing to potential candidates without one of the incumbents on the ballot. Steve Joyce, By MONIKA GUENDNER The Park Record The Summit County Council will discuss in Wednesday’s work session whether to work with a 2017 examination to revive the Utah Public Lands Initiative and/or pass a resolution supporting the management of public lands under federal control. “We have quite a bit we could gain from [the Utah Public Lands Initiative] as a county, but at what cost?” Council Vice Chair Kim Carson said. According to Council Chair Chris The move against plastic could shock customers, market says By JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record Mike Holm, the owner of The Market at Park City grocery store, on Monday morning spoke to the store’s supplier of plastic bags distributed to customers at the checkout stand. Holm told the supplier not to purchase or print any more plastic bags with the store’s logo, a quick action in response to a Park City Council move against plastic bags designed to be used just once. The City Council enacted a ban on the plastic bags, the ﬁrst such prohibition in the state, and The Market at Park City is just one of three stores that City Hall says will be impacted by the ban. It will go into effect in late June. Holm said in an interview the grocery store has an approximately six-week supply of plastic bags, meaning that it is likely the store will distribute the last plastic bags at about the same time the City Hall ban becomes effective. He said the ban will have effects on the store’s operations, but The Market at Park City is “happy to comply.” “I think they’ll be shocked,” Holm said about customers, adding, “They’ll say ‘What, there’s no plastic bags?’ But they’ll get used to it.” The ban will have broad impacts on a store like The Market at Park City. During the offseason, Holm said, the store may distribute a little less than 10,000 of the plastic bags in a month. But during the busy ski season, the number may climb to 15,000 in a month. He said many customers prefer the plastic bags since they can be reused, perhaps as a liner for a trash can or to dispose of pet waste. That makes them a “double-use bag, and triple-use,” Holm said. “There’s a lot of uses for these bags,” he said. Please see Seminar, A-2 The county lands in middle of a dispute Leaders plan to debate various opinions of federal acreage Grocer braces for a Park City ban on bags Robinson, Summit County, with its tourism and recreation-based economy, is more comfortable with federal oversight of public lands. “We don’t have federal land management conﬂicts [like some other Utah counties],” Robinson said. “We’re dealing with a different set of cards.” Summit County created its own proposal to be included in the original bill after initial conversations began with counties in southern and southeastern Utah that were most affected by federal land management scope and practices, said Carson. Some of the beneﬁts Summit County would gain by working on a revised PLI, which Carson believes could remain in a 2017 bill, include small pieces of land transferred to county’s and/or Park City’s control, Please see Land, A-2 Please see Brace, A-2 A second chance NAN CHALAT NOAKER/PARK RECORD After receiving two liver transplants, Summit County Assistant Manager Anita Lewis is on a mission to increase organ donor awareness. Please see page A-11. VISITOR GUIDE ‘What the Health’ is going on at ﬁlm screening? The Park City Film Series will present a free screening of “What the Health” on Thursday, May 18, at the Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave. A post-ﬁlm panel will feature Dr. Patrick Olson; athlete, ﬁtness expert and Utah Avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon; and Dr. Babbie Lester. For information, visit www.parkcityﬁlmseries.com.