Briefs for May 16-19, 2007
Free breakfast available for Bike to Work Day participants
This Friday is the highly anticipated second annual Commuter Cup Challenge, presented by the Mountain Trails Foundation, in partnership with the Park City Chamber/Bureau, Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Park City Municipal, Summit and Wasatch Counties and NOMA. The challenge is to either walk or bike to work on Friday, May 18. If you live further away, drive to a nearby parking lot and commute from there or jump on a free local bus for part of the way. There will be a free breakfast at the Yarrow Hotel parking lot or Basin Recreation Field House from 7 to 9 a.m. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your bike tuned up, register for free sports gear drawings and meet fellow riders and walkers. To register for the Commuter Cup Challenge, or for a full lineup of the many Bike to Work Day events taking place this Friday, visit the Mountain Trails Foundation Web site at http://www.mountaintrails.org or call 649-6839.
Former U.N. Ambassador to speak at conference
John R. Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will be the keynote speaker at Zions Bank’s sixth annual International Trade and Business Conference. The half-day conference is slated for Tuesday, May 22, at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Business executives and entrepreneurs who attend the conference will learn about opportunities for expansion in dynamic foreign markets, particularly in India and Canada. The cost of the event is $30 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Register online at http://www.tradeconference.zionsbank.com or by calling (801) 844-8573. Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Bolton, who was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on Aug. 1, 2005. He served through Dec. 9, 2006. Prior to his appointment, he was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from May 2001 to May 2005.
The morning’s opening speaker will be Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who will share his vision for Utah’s role in the global marketplace.
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A group of Park City residents on Monday night criticized the prospects of City Hall developing a workforce or otherwise affordable housing project in Old Town. The people at a Marsac Building event raised a range of issues.