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Wed/Thurs/Fri, January 17-19, 2018 The Park Record W Green Tips AY WE WERE Riding a bucket in a blizzard Myth busting: freeze that heating bill HALEY LEBSACK Recycle Utah MAHALA RUDDELL PARK CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, HIMES-BUCK DIGITAL COLLECTION Imagine this scene: it is winter 1916 and a heavy storm is dumping snow and ice onto the hillsides of Park City. A cave-in has just occurred at the Silver King Consolidated property and a miner has been injured and needs medical attention. But the roads are impassable and neither the doctor nor the patient can traverse them to get to each other. The situation might seem hopeless, but there is one more option: the aerial tramway. Construction on the King Con’s aerial tramway had begun in the spring of 1916 and the system was up and running by that October. Like the tramways of its competitors, the King Con’s aerial transportation system saved the company “inestimable value,” according to the Salt Lake Mining Review, in shipping costs and the benefits of being able to keep the system open year-round. Norman O’Brien, a “wellknown miner,” was caught in a small cave-in December 22, 1916. The accident resulted in a “compound fracture of the left leg, just above the ankle,” according to the newspaper report published a week later. Though he would not have been able to walk anyway, the blizzard outside further impeded his and his colleagues’ efforts to get help. Word was sent to Dr. Snow, though he, too, faced impossible conditions through which to get to the mine complex. Research coordinator Park City Museum The Silver King Consolidated Mine Company’s aerial tramway, pictured, was used to ship supplies (and doctors) up to the mine and ore (and injured miners) down. The superintendent loaded Dr. Snow into a tramway bucket instead and sent him up the line. Upon reaching O’Brien, Dr. Snow was able to dress the injuries. “A comfortable couch [was then] arranged on top of one of the buckets,” and O’Brien “placed thereon.” The tramway then carried O’Brien “to the Park City Miners Hospital in midair.” Dr. Snow followed in the next bucket back. To say, as the Park Record did, that the experience was “unusual and somewhat novel for both doctor and patient,” seems a slight understatement. Though it was definitely “novel,” it was also likely, to a degree, terrifying. After all, the two men, one seriously injured, were in rickety LOCAL A-13 buckets hanging high in the air in the middle of a blizzard. All parties involved survived the experience. The record reported that, “the many friends of Mr. O’Brien will be pleased to know he is doing nicely and will be ‘good as new’ in a few weeks.” Norman O’Brien did recover from his injuries. He continued to work in Park City over the next year before taking contract work at the Cardiff mine in Big Cottonwood Canyon. O’Brien, his wife Lizzie, and Lizzie’s daughter Necy McClellan later moved to Ely, Nevada. In a sad conclusion to his story, however, both he and his wife died in December 1918, victims to the deadly Spanish flu pandemic. As the temperatures drop, our heating bills go up. Don’t let the debate over what temperature to leave the thermostat on get too heated in your house. We’re here to bust the most common household heating myth. MYTH: Setting your thermostat back when you leave the house during the winter won’t save you money. Any energy you saved when the thermostat was turned down will be lost because of the amount of fuel the furnace needs to get the temperature back up. TRUTH: It is true, when you get home your furnace will run longer to get the house up to your desired temperature, but this is still significantly less energy than having it turn on and off all day to maintain the temperature. Your house loses heat 100 percent of the time. But, the lower the inside temperature the lower the rate of energy loss. According to Energy Star, if you leave your thermostat on a specific temperature and never touch it during the winter you could be spending an extra $120 or more a year. The rule of thumb is you can save 2 to 3 percent of your heating bill for every degree you set your thermostat back for 8 hours or more. So, what can you do to save some money? • When your home will be empty for 8 hours or longer, set your thermostat 10-15 degrees lower than when you are home. • When you go to bed, set the temperature 3-4 degrees cooler than you currently do. Use a programmable thermostat to bring the temperature back up 20-30 minutes before your alarm is set to go off. • Decrease energy loss by improving your home’s insulation. Do an energy audit to find out where the heat is escaping from your home. Energy wasted is money wasted. We encourage you to use these easy tips to cut the waste. Recycle Utah, a community nonprofit and drop-off recycling center, provides these weekly tips. Visit recycleutah.org for more information. 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