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Pet Obedience

Teach your pet good manners. Tuesday evenings, March 28 through May 2, Puppy Preschool, Basic Obedience, and Advanced Dog Obedience will be held at the east end of the parking lot at the Park City Racquet Club. Cost is $55. For class times and to register, please call the front desk at 615-5401 or register online at www. parkcityrecreation.org.

Hiker presentation

Award-winning endurance hiker, Andrew Skurka, who became the first person to complete the 7,778-mile Sea-to-Sea route in July 2005, will give an inspirational slide presentation of "Two Seas, Two Feet: One Man’s Journey Across the Continent," on Thursday, March 23 at the BentGear retail store, located at 2210 South Main Street in Heber, from 7-9 p.m. Skurka’s 11-month trek involved hiking long-distance trails from Cape Gaspé in Quebec on the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Alava in Olympic National Park on the Pacific Ocean. Carrying only an 11-pound pack and lightweight ski poles, Skurka, an ultralite backpacking devotee, averaged 30 miles per day, ultimately crossing 13 states and two Canadian provinces. Skurka hopes his talk will inspire people to simply get outside. Gear giveaways and a Q&A will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Sled hockey tourney

The National Ability Center is hosting the Great Salt Cup Sled Hockey Tournament March 29-April 1. This typical four-team invitational hockey tournament will be held at the new Park City Ice Arena, which was designed with sled hockey players in mind. Teams in attendance include the Utah team, the NAC Golden Eagles, the New England Bruins, the Colorado Avalanche and a team from Sacramento that is captained by U.S. team member Dave Conklin.

register early.UTAH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NAMES PAUL LARKIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Larkin succeeds Soni Taylor as leader of fast-growing statewide sport association SANDY, UTAH January 6, 2006 The Utah Lacrosse Association has named Paul Larkin of Holladay as its new Executive Director. He follows Soni Taylor, who successfully managed the organization through a multi-year period of 20 percent annual growth. Larkin played the sport on the Olympus High School boy’s club team and at Utah State University, where he was president of the men’s Lacrosse team. He has a degree in Business Information Systems, and varied experience in the business world. His technical skills will help the ULA improve its communication and online registration processes, and his organizational abilities will help strengthen the association’s volunteer base. He started on Dec. 27th. Soni Taylor who served as the organization’s first executive director for three years – will stay on for a one-month transition period before leaving to pursue Lacrosse-related business activities. "As the first full-time, paid US Lacrosse chapter executive director in the country, Soni is a true pioneer, well regarded by the national organization in Baltimore," said Michael O’Malley, ULA board president. "In her time with the ULA, she pushed us forward on many fronts, including driving broad-based expansion in our youth leagues and improving the ULA’s financial reserves and service delivery in a period of high growth. We’re looking forward to Paul helping to push our organization further." The Utah Lacrosse Association is a regional chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Lacrosse is a high-speed, high-scoring sport played by male and female Utahns from Kindergarten to post-collegiate age groups. More than 34 boy’s high school teams and 18 girl’s high school teams competed in the spring 2005 season. Lacrosse is considered the fastest-growing team sport in the country. More information is available at http://www.utahlax.org and http://www.uslacrosse.org. ### Contact Michael O’Malley at (801) 652-5578. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2005, KTMP 1340 AM Radio will broadcast live ski reports from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Tune in at 7:45am Monday Friday to hear these reports. KTMP is your hometown classic country radio station located at 260 North Main Street in Heber City. For more information call (435) 657-1340. Bottom of Form

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