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Passersby found the body of a man Monday near a trail near Old Ranch Road.

The death does not appear to be suspicious, said Bob Zanetti, an assistant Park City Fire District chief.

A bicycle was found near the elderly man’s body.

"Some bystanders found him unconscious there," Zanetti said. "It might have been a heart attack My guess is he was probably just riding his bike and had some medical problem."

Zanetti did not release the name of the man. He said he does not know where the man lived.

"His family has been notified," Zanetti said. "I was contacted by family members and they were from Rhode Island."

Firewood permits

Firewood permits for personal use are available in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas. The U.S. Forest Service has permits available in the Heber/Kamas and Evanston/Mountain View Ranger Districts.

Permits for the Heber/Kamas Ranger District are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Forest Service office in Kamas is located at 50 E. Canter Street. In Heber, the Forest Service office is located at 2460 S. Highway 40. Permits are also available at U.S. Forest Service offices in Evanston, Wyo., Mountain View, Wyo., and on the Mirror Lake Highway.

Those who receive permits are allowed to remove downed timber or cut standing dead trees under most conditions.

Firewood permits are $7.50 per cord. There is a four cord minimum. A map of authorized cutting areas will be issued with the permit. A cord is a tightly piled stack of wood roughly four feet high, four feet wide and eight feet long.

Funds generated by firewood permit sales help fund road maintenance and slash disposal funds. Slash are the pieces left after cutting firewood.

Contact the Heber/Kamas Ranger District at 435-783-4338 for more information.

UDOT gets nod for public relations

Intrepid, a Salt Lake-based Hybrid communications agency, and the Utah Department of Transportation have been awarded a Silver Anvil, the public relations industry’s most prestigious honor.

The award, sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America, recognized Intrepid’s and UDOT’s Innovate 80 campaign.

The campaign, which co-branded a series of road construction projects on or near the I-80 corridor in Salt Lake and Summit counties, communicated the innovation UDOT was employing to improve efficiencies and reduce traffic delays. This included the replacement of 12 bridges over a two-month period one of the largest and most ambitious projects of its kind in the world.

"Through their selection for the profession’s most prestigious award, Intrepid and UDOT join an elite group of winners whose work demonstrates the value of public relations to the organizations we represent, as well as the communities they serve," said PRSA Chair and CEO Gary McCormick. "It is an honor to award them the PRSA Silver Anvil for their exemplary work to recognize the program’s achievement in public relations and its indispensable value as integral to business planning, strategy and success."

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