Business Briefs for January 4, 2006 |

Business Briefs for January 4, 2006

Outside stops to play in Park City powder

Outside Magazine will make a stop in Park City from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29 for its second annual Powder Play Tour, which will showcase this year’s greatest new winter apparel, along with performances by folk artist, The White Buffalo. The tour will travel to 11 mountain resorts in January and early February 2006.

The Powder Play Tour will set out in one of only three recently released BaseCamp Airstream trailers, designed for adventure travel and tour the hottest mountain towns in five western states. The tour will display cutting-edge skis, snowboards, sleds, snowshoes, gloves, goggles and more.

Free samples will be available, along with the chance to win top-of-the-line ski equipment and epic trips. This year’s product partners are Polartec, Nordica Skis, High Sierra Bags, Marmot Gloves, Pro-Tech Sunscreen, Nalgene and Institute provides ‘Spending Clock’

When the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day, 2006, the Utah state government will have spent over $4 million of Utahns’ money. The beginning of the New Year marks the halfway point in the stat of Utah’s 2006 fiscal year.

The Spending Clock was introduced this July by the Sutherland Institute as a service to taxpayers. It keeps a running total of taxpayer’s funds, based on a calculation in actual time, that the Utah state government is spending.

The Spending clock started calculating at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2005 and clicks at just over $278.67 per second. It will continue through midnight on June 30, 2006 (the end of FY 2006) when it will reach $8,788,332,400. At that point, it will be reset for the upcoming fiscal year. Governor Huntsman’s recommended FY 2007 State of Utah Budget is $9.6 billion a 9.2 percent increase over FY 2006.

For more information, contact Katie Christensen (801) 355-1272 or e-mail kchristensen Main Street employee parking permits available

Employees can now purchase parking permits that allow drivers to exceed China Bridge’s four-hour time limit. The cost is $75 per year. During The Sundance Film Festival, the North Marsac lot and Sandridge lots will be reserved for permit holders, according to the city. Call 615-PARK or stop by the public works building at 1053 Iron Horse Drive.

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