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C-1 B-1 PARK CITY ALWAYS ROCKS ON MINERS DAY BUSINESS, A-11 GOT A COOL PHOTO? Share it to #parkcitypics or @parkrecord on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and we’ll run the week’s best in print. CLIMBING KILIMANJARO IS AN ELEPHANT TASK EDITORIAL, A-27 Park Record. OUTDOOR RECREATION REACHES SUMMIT IN MIDWAY DIG INTO THE LEGACY OF PARK CITY’S MINING DAYS 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 Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, September 1-4, 2018 Serving Summit County since 1880 Miners Day drill Vol. 138 | No. 60 Trump tariffs stir worries in Park City area MINERS DAY CELEBRATION SCHEDULE Events will be held on Monday 7:30-9:30 a.m., City Park — Miners Day breakfast presented by St. Mary’s Catholic Church 8 a.m., City Park — Miners Day 5k run (dogs welcome). To register: parkcityminersday.org 10:45 a.m., Main Street — Running of the Balls 11 a.m., Main Street — Miners Day parade 11:45 a.m., City Park — Music in the Park: Changing Lanes Experience Noon, City Park — Barbecue lunch, kids activities and games 2-3:30 p.m., City Park — Mucking and drilling competition 2:45 p.m., City Park — Music in the Park: Memphis McCool 3-6 p.m., skateboard park — Skateboard bowl jam All events, except for the 5k and meals, are free to the public. For information, visit parkcityminersday.org. PARK RECORD FILE PHOTO Some ski gear expected to be impacted by president’s stand against Chinese products CAROLYN WEBBER ALDER The Park Record For the past couple of weeks, representatives from U.S. companies and organizations have flocked to Washington, D.C., to oppose the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods produced in China. The tariffs, which are expected to be set at a rate of between 10 and 25 percent, would affect numerous companies across the country, from wood flooring businesses to retailers of outdoor goods. Park City organizations in the outdoor industry are among those stepping up to voice their opposition. Upon hearing of the proposed tariffs a few months ago, Nick Sargent, president of Park City-based trade organization Snowsports Industries America, immediately reached out to members and asked for their signatures on a letter to the Office of the U.S. Parkite Larry Simpson participates in the drilling competition during the annual Miners Day celebrations in 2017. Park City celebrates Labor Day as Miners Day to honor the legacy of the silver-mining industry that drove the economy during the city’s early decades. Democrats rally: ‘This is the year’ Aspen Springs man rips City Hall deal as ‘Old Town-centric’ The Park Record House District 54 Democratic candidate Meaghan Miller addresses party members at a gathering in Rotary Park on Tuesday. Miller is optimistic about her chances of beating Rep. Tim Quinn (R-Heber) in the November election. Candidates gather in Park City as political season arrives ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Summit County Democratic candidates appeared energized at a recent gathering of party members, with many declaring “this is the year” for Democrats to come out on top and end GOP rule at the state and federal levels. A crowd of more than 50 people attended the Summit County Democratic Party’s annual summer barbecue, spending more than two hours nestled among the trees Please see A party, A-10 3 sections • 50 pages Business ............................... A-11 Classifieds ............................ C-10 Columns ............................... A-26 Crossword .............................. C-4 Editorial................................ A-27 Events Calendar ..................... C-6 Legals ................................... C-13 Letters to the Editor ............. A-27 Restaurant Guide.................... B-6 Scene ...................................... C-1 Scoreboard ............................. B-5 Sports ..................................... B-1 Weather .................................. B-2 Please see Tariffs, A-2 On paper, sides gird for a Treasure dispute JAY HAMBURGER ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON/PARK RECORD 50¢ Jeff Weissman, an Aspen Springs resident who has lived in Park City for just a few years, is ready to challenge what he sees as the political establishment of the community. In a message to the Summit County Clerk’s Office, Weissman this week formally signaled his interest in drafting an argument against the $48 million City Hall ballot measure to raise most of the funding needed for an acquisition of the Treasure acreage on a hillside overlooking Old Town. A small portion of the money raised — up to $3 million — would be put toward an unrelated conservation agreement in Thaynes Canyon, known as Snow Ranch Pasture. Weissman, a retired electrician who moved to Park City in 2015 from Houston, was the only person who submitted a message to the Clerk’s Office interested in submitting the argument against the ballot measure by Thursday morning. He had not crafted the statement by then. He described himself as neither supporting nor opposing the Treasure development proposal. Weissman said the statement would touch on issues that, according to him, have not been fully vetted during the talks about what would be, by a wide margin, the largest-ever City Hall conservation ballot measure. He said he wants to discuss issues like the possibility the cost of developing Treasure would render a project unviable and the interest payments on the $48 million bond, or “the true cost of the buyout.” Weissman added he does not envision a market for Treasure. Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council reached a $64 Please see The deal, A-2 Deal supporters claim project, if built, would be devastating to city JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record Five people by Friday morning had signaled their interest in drafting an argument in favor of the City Hall ballot measure that would fund most of the cost of the acquisition of Treasure in a conservation deal as well a contribution to an unrelated open space deal in Thaynes Canyon. According to the Summit County Clerk’s Office, the five are: Niels Vernegaard, John Stafsholt, Rory Murphy, Arnie Rusten and Cindy Matsumoto. Vernegaard, Stafsholt and Rusten are heavily involved in the opposition to the Treasure development proposal. Murphy is a developer and a former member of the Park City Planning Commission who has expressed concerns about Trea- sure for years. Matsumoto is a former member of the Park City Council who was in office during some of the discussions about Treasure. Vernegaard, Stafsholt and Rusten have appeared to follow Treasure more intensely over the years of the discussions, but Murphy and Matsumoto bring the experience of having served in public office during the Treasure talks. It has been expected there would be several people interested in drafting the argument in favor of the ballot measure, but it was not clear whose names would potentially be attached to the statement. Some of the people who have expressed interest are involved with a group known as the Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition, which opposes the Treasure development proposal and supports the ballot measure. It is not clear whether the people who signaled an interest in drafting the argument will cooperate as they move forward. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones will need to select one Please see Buyout, A-2 A food truck dispute Leap for Labor Day continues to simmer There are concerns that restaurants will suffer under new rules ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Summit County is starting to receive pushback from restaurant owners who are concerned about mobile food trucks being allowed to operate in the Snyderville Basin, with those owning brick-and-mortar establishments worried about a potential loss of revenue and the county’s inability to collect local taxes from vendors. The Utah Legislature made it easier during its last session for mobile food trucks to operate in multiple ju- risdictions by restricting local governments from preventing vendors from operating in certain areas, prompting county staffers to draft an amendment to the Basin Development Code to address the use. The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission forwarded the amendment to elected officials in late July. The County Council reviewed the language on Wednesday. Most Planning Commissioners were overwhelmingly supportive of the potential increase of food trucks in the area. Even County Council member Chris Robinson said food trucks could be desirable at private parks or events such as open houses. But, those in restaurant industry are more wary about the proliferation of food trucks in the county. Please see Dispute, A-10 TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Sheep leap out of a livestock trailer as they’re unloaded at Soldier Hollow Wednesday afternoon in advance of the weekend’s annual Classic Sheepdog Championship. The sheep were transported to the venue from the nearby Okelberry Ranch. For more coverage of the event, see page B-2. VISITOR GUIDE Consider yourself lucky to be at Deer Valley concert Two-time Grammy Award Winner Jason Mraz, know for his hits “I’m Yours” and “Lucky,” will perform at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, at Deer Valley. Tickets are $62 and $110. For information, visit /www.deervalley. com.