|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Swift Communications, Carson City, Nevada|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
C-1 B-1 WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES, GENTLEMEN WAY WE WERE, A-11 SHARE YOUR EVENT! To add an event to our calendar, visit www.parkrecord. com/event-submissionform ORGANIZATION SPORTS A NEW LEADER COLUMNS, A-12 Park Record. MEET EXOTIC PETS FROM PARK CITY’S YESTERDAY JAY MEEHAN WRITES OF SOFT RUMBLINGS OF THUNDER The PA R K C I T Y, U TA H | W W W. PA R K R E C O R D . C O M Wed/Thurs/Fri, August 22-24, 2018 Serving Summit County since 1880 Vol. 138 | No. 57 50¢ Heroes feted Bolt past for service to a rival community Emergency responders honored for dedication to protecting the people of the Park City area ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Loose dogs trigger act of violence TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Park City High School’s Hawk Winstead pushes past a tackle attempt from Wasatch High School’s Brydger Purdy during the first half of the teams’ rivalry matchup Friday evening in Heber City. The Miners trailed the Wasps 13-7 before the game was ended at halftime due to lightning. Arguments, pro and con, are sought about Treasure deal Bicyclist attacks on a trail, knocking person Statements will be included in election materials for the with pets to ground Park City ballot measure JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record The Park City Police Department said it is investigating a report of a violent confrontation between a bicyclist and a person with dogs off leashes last week, a case that could attract attention as it touches on the largely unrelated but nonetheless tense issues of bicycling etiquette and leash laws. The Police Department received the report at 4:53 p.m. on Aug. 16. The confrontation occurred on the McLeod Creek trail between Meadows Drive and Holiday Ranch Loop Road, a short route that is popular with people who live in Park Meadows. Phil Kirk, a police captain, said the police were told a man was walking two medium-sized dogs off leashes on the trail. The man saw a bicyclist headed toward him. He called for the dogs to return as the bicyclist yelled at him about the off-leash pets, Kirk said. The owner yelled at the bicyclist, telling the rider the two dogs are friendly, Kirk said. That prompted the person on the bicycle to turn around to confront the dog owner, he said. The bicyclist attacked the man with the dogs, punching him and knocking him to the ground, the captain said. “He was agitated and came at him,” Kirk said. The dog owner got up and argued with the bicyclist, telling the person he should have called the police if he was worried about the off-leash dogs, according to Kirk. The bicyclist rode away in the southbound direction. The dog owner went to the nearby Park Avenue police station to report the confrontation. He suffered a slight injury to a wrist and a pair of reading glasses was broken, Kirk said. Please see Cyclist, A-2 3 sections • 34 pages Classifieds .............................. C-8 Columns ............................... A-12 Crossword .............................. C-4 Editorial................................ A-13 Events Calendar ..................... C-6 Legals ................................... C-11 Letters to the Editor ............. A-13 Restaurant Guide.................. A-10 Scene ...................................... C-1 Scoreboard ............................. B-5 Sports ..................................... B-1 Weather .................................. B-2 JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record City Hall on Tuesday outlined an important procedural step related to the municipal government’s ballot measure that would fund most of the cost of an acquisition of the Treasure acreage in a conservation deal, explaining the opportunity for supporters and opponents to draft arguments to be published in official election materials. The arguments would be used in a pamphlet of election information that is sent to registered Park City voters and posted on the municipal website. The arguments are seen as one of the critical avenues for supporters and opponents to reach a large bloc of potential voters. According to City Hall, someone must be a registered voter inside Park City to be considered a potential author of one of the arguments. The person needs to formally request the opportunity to submit one of the arguments to the Summit County Clerk’s Office with a postmark by Sept. 1 if the request is made through the mail. The date is Sept. 4 if the request is made by email, with a deadline of 5 p.m. If more than one person signals they want to provide one of the arguments, Summit County Clerk Kent Jones will select one of the people to draft the statement. The people selected are required to file their statements with the county clerk by 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. There is a 500-word limit and no more than five people can sign the statements. Once the county clerk receives the statements, he has one business day to forward copies of them to the registered voters who submitted statements representing the other side. They are allowed to draft a rebuttal of up to 250 words. The due date for the rebuttals is Sept. 21. The window for the submittals could trigger the sides to mobilize in a formal fashion. The supporters of the ballot measure have been rallying their side in the months since City Hall reached a $64 million agreement to acquire Treasure for conservation purposes. There is not known organized opposition to the ballot measure, however. The ballot measure support involves people who oppose the Treasure development proposal, including numerous Old Town residents. Members of a group in opposition to the project, known as the Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition, will almost certainly be heavily involved in the talks about crafting a statement in support of the ballot measure. It is not clear how the ballot measure opposition will attempt to select a person or small group of people to draft and sign a statement. It seems a statement in opposition to the ballot measure could be crafted by someone or a group of people worried about the increase in property taxes paid Please see Arguments, A-2 When Park City Fire District Battalion Chief Steve Zwirn was approached about recognizing Wes Staples as firefighter of the year, he joked that he wasn’t immediately sold on the recommendation. “I was like, OK’,” he said. “But, after a day or two, I was thinking, ‘You know what, he is absolutely right.’ Wes is a fantastic choice and after talking with the other battalion chiefs it was unanimous.” Zwirn helped honor Staples on Saturday during the Park City Elks Lodge’s event that recognizes Summit County’s first responders. Each year, five agencies — Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Park City Police Department, Park City Fire District, Utah Highway Patrol and Summit County Emergency Medical Services — nominate an employee who embodies emergency service. The five recipients this year each received a plaque and dinner for two at The St. Regis Deer Valley. The event drew a crowd of more than 50 uniformed emergency personnel and their families for the annual barbecue picnic. “This guy is there for us all of the time,” Zwirn said of Staples. “If you have a problem, he fixes it. He is a wonderful human being and one of the reasons I love coming to work every day.” The other first responders who were recognized are: -Clint Parker, Park City police officer of the year -Lt. Nick Wilkinson, Summit County sheriff’s deputy of the year Please see Responders, A-2 ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON/PARK RECORD First responders from five agencies hold their plaques after being honored by The Park City Elks Lodge on Saturday in City Park. The Elks Lodge holds an annual barbecue picnic for emergency services personnel and their families. Children’s Justice Center director resigns Melissa McKain steps down after five years at the helm ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Summit County is searching for a new director to head the Summit County Children’s Justice Center following the resignation of Melissa McKain, who stepped down last month after five years at the helm of the organization. McKain left her position in late July for unspecified reasons, according to Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson. She was unable to discuss the details surrounding McKain’s departure, citing personnel confidentiality. McKain did not respond to The Park Record’s requests for comment. The Children’s Justice Center has worked under the auspices of the County Attorney’s Office since it opened in 2012. Officials with the Justice Center interview children and teenagers under 18 years old who have been victimized by abuse. The majority of the victims are between the ages of 7 and 13. McKain worked over the last several years to highlight the services provided at the Children’s Justice Center through open houses and panel discussions. She told The Park Record in an interview in 2017 that, “children who have been abused must become a priority for the residents of Summit County.” The Park City Women’s Giving Fund awarded the Children’s Justice Center a $30,000 grant in 2016 to provide a medical exam room and PARK RECORD FILE PHOTO Former Summit County Children’s Justice Center Director Melissa McKain talks with Chris Neville, left, and Lynn Ware Peek, right, during the CJC’s open house in April. McKain resigned from her position in late July. VISITOR GUIDE Park City will become a showcase for homes on-site sexual assault nurse examiner, further expanding the services the center provided. Following an open house in April, McKain said in an interview the team was “more energized.” “We were just talking about: What are we going to do next?” she said. “How do you build off of this wonderful evening?” Olson, along with the help of the Children’s Justice Center’s advisory board, will oversee the hiring process to find McKain’s replacement. The advisory board comprises representatives from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Park City Police Department and Summit County Health Department, among others. “I’ve asked the board to help vet applicants and objectively score applications and candidates and make recommendations to me about who I should interview,” Olson said. Olson and Summit County’s chief prosecutor Patricia Cassell will conduct interviews based on the board’s recommendation. Once a candidate Please see Director, A-2 The Park City Area Showcase of Homes will run Aug. 24-26 and Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. The Friday times are from 2-8 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More: www.PcShowcaseOfHomes.com.