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C-1 B-1 MOTHERLODE STRUCK 25 YEARS AGO VOLUNTEER PARK CITY SKI TEAM EXEC IN START GATE COLUMNS, A-22 MOUNTAIN TOWN NEWS, A-20 ELEVATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF REGION WANTED: VOLUNTEERS Help out in your community! Become a volunteer! Volunteer listings can be found on page B-7 Park Record. TOM CLYDE SEES TRUMP CRONYISM CONTINUING The PA R K C I T Y, U TA H Two longtime residents recognized for service to the community The Park Record Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor and subject of the Karen McCartney book “Where You Go, I Go” will speak in Park City at Montage Deer Valley on Thursday, Aug. 30. Holocaust survivor uses experiences to fight discrimination When the Park City Rotary Club informed two longtime residents they were going to be recognized for their service to the community, they both humbly responded: It must be a mistake. Rotarian Bob Richer, chairman of the committee that selects the citizens of the year, said those who have been chosen for the awards represent a “who’s who” of the last 38 years of Park City’s history. “These are the people who helped shape the town into what it is today,” he said. Charlie Sturgis, executive director of the Mountain Trails Foundation, and Craig Cooper were honored on Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by Park City Rotary for their contributions to the community. Cooper, the award recipient for the volunteer citizen category, was described as one of Park City’s “unsung heroes.” The Volunteer Citizen of the Year award is named after Jack Green, Park City mayor from 1978 to 1986, who helped guide Park City through its formative years as a resort destination. Melissa Cassey, who spoke at the event, said she first met Cooper through the Park City Lions Club and eventually began working with him at the Peace House, an organization dedicated to providing shelter, programs and case management to domestic abuse victims in Summit and Wasatch counties. She said he has been delivering food to victims at the shelter for almost 25 years. “Although Craig never talks about himself and what he does for the community, we’ve heard this man Please see Rotary, A-2 The Park City Rotary Club named Craig Cooper, left, and Charlie Sturgis as citizens of the year on Tuesday at a luncheon. Cooper and Sturgis were commended for their service to the community over more than 25 years. A water firm sues, claiming millions taken School in stride The Park Record Please see Hatred, A-2 3 sections • 44 pages Classifieds .............................. C-8 Columns ............................... A-22 Crossword .............................. C-4 Editorial................................ A-23 Events Calendar ..................... C-6 Legals ................................... C-11 Letters to the Editor ............. A-23 Restaurant Guide.................... B-6 Scene ...................................... C-1 Scoreboard ............................. B-5 Sports ..................................... B-1 Weather .................................. B-2 50¢ TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD SCOTT IWASAKI Dr. Jacob Eisenbach retired from his career as a dentist in Orange County two years ago. And that’s when he, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, decided to dedicate his remaining years to speaking out against hatred. “My speeches are about discrimination, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and genocide, which still exists to this day,” Eisenbach said. “All of this is the consequence of hatred.” Park City will get a chance to hear Eisenbach speak on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Montage Deer Valley. “Where You Go, I Go” is about Eisenbach and his younger brother Sam. The title is a quote Sam said to Eisenbach as they boarded a Nazi death train in Poland, Eisenbach said. “I thought we were going to Auschwitz, but we were sent to work in a munitions factory to help the Nazi war effort,” Eisenbach said. The brothers were the only members of Eisenbach’s immediate family who survived the war, he said. However, after the war, Sam joined the Polish Army, and, after rising through the ranks, was shot in the head and killed by someone who found out he was a Jew. “This was also something that came about because of hatred,” Eisenbach said. “This is one of the reasons I give my speeches.” Eisenbach’s presentations are divided into three parts, he said. “The first deals with my childhood, which was a wonderful childhood in Lodz, Poland, that ended when I was 16 with the Nazi invasion,” he said. “The second part of my speech is about my experiences under the Nazi regime, and the third part is about my post-war experiences and my policies and goals Vol. 138 | No. 58 Park City Rotary names citizens of the year ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON COURTESY OF THE EISENBACH FAMILY W W W. PA R K R E C O R D . C O M Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, August 25-28, 2018 Serving Summit County since 1880 A speaker will not let hatred win | Basin provider targets estate of late founder and others in case that asserts misappropriation ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Victoria Carruthers leads her daughters Ariana, left, and Harper across Silver Springs Drive as crossing guard Joe Demers stops traffic Thursday afternoon after the first day of class at Parley’s Park Elementary School. The children say they enjoyed their first day. Please see page B-8 for more back-to-school photos. The Summit Water Distribution Company filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit last week against the estate of its founder and several others, claiming they misappropriated nearly $18 million in funds. The Snyderville Basin water company filed the 19page lawsuit in Summit County’s 3rd District Court on Aug. 17. The suit names as defendants the estate of Leon “Hy” Saunders, the founder of SWDC who died Please see Water, A-11 Enjoy Park City farm until cows come home Herd grazes land on the entryway for the first time in years JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record People in Park City may now enjoy the picturesque McPolin Farm until the cows come home. City Hall, which owns the farm along the S.R. 224 entryway, earlier in the summer agreed to allow cows to graze on the land, a decision that brought cattle to the grounds for the first time in years. It is a visual that may surprise drivers as they pass the farm. The cows are easily seen from the state highway and add to the visuals with the white barn and mountains as the backdrop. The farm is seen as a bucolic separation between the heavily developed S.R. 224 corridor in the Snyderville Basin and the beginning of Park City neighborhoods. Park City acquired the farm in 1990 in one of the municipal government’s beloved conservation deals, protecting a historic property along the entryway from development. City Hall over the years has made upgrades to the structures and allowed recreation- al opportunities like cross-country skiing, but it had not offered the land for grazing. There has not been livestock on the land since the City Hall acquisition. Park City leaders earlier in the summer, though, saw opportunities through a partnership to allow the grazing. Officials see the grazing as advancing the municipal government’s wide-ranging environmental efforts. An electric fence keeps the cattle in a portion of the land. The conservation restrictions attached to the land allow agricultural uses like the grazing. City Hall and the Summit Land Conservancy, which enforces the restrictions on the land on behalf of the municipal government, worked with Bill White Farms to locate the cattle at the McPolin Farm. The animals arrived in mid-July. There are 110 cows on the land. “I hope that people see it as a bit of our heritage returning,” said Cher- TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Bill White Farms employees Craig McKnight, right, and Tyson Woodward herd cattle to a new acre at the McPolin Farm Friday morning. The 110 animals are moved every 24 hours to rotate the land where they graze. Park City officials allowed the cattle on the municipal land as part of City Hall’s wide-ranging environmental efforts. VISITOR GUIDE The silliness returns to Main Street as summer nears an end yl Fox, the executive director of the Summit Land Conservancy. Fox described a number of benefits from putting cattle on the land. They eat weeds and their hooves punch through the thatch, aerating the grass, she said. The manure is a fertilizer, Fox added. The municipal government also sees opportunities to sequester carbon emissions in the soil, something that keeps the emissions out of the atmosphere. “The whole point here is to enhance the farmland,” Fox said. Officials maintain the agreement to allow the cattle is “not a traditional grazing lease,” according to a City Hall report issued in July explaining the program. “This is using agricultural practices to improve soil health and water quality. We are not maximizing the profitability of the land, rather educating and researching ways to improve agricultural land,” the report, which was submitted to Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council, says. Park City continues to pursue a broad environmental program with the goal of reaching a net-zero level in the municipal government’s carbon emissions by 2022 and that level throughout the community 10 years later. A program like the one Please see Herd, A-2 Park Silly Sunday Market, the annual open-air green street fair, will continue at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, on historic Main Street. The event features live music, arts, crafts, new businesses and a farmer’s market. Admission is free. For information, visit www.parksillysundaymarket.com.