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Karen's Kool Koordinated Kids Klass

Karen’s Kool Koordinated Kids Klass is coming up. This is a great way to introduce three and four year olds to balance and coordination skills, plus a fun way to exercise. The emphasis will be on fun activities to build skills used in everyday activities. The class is held at the Park City Racquet Club gym and begins Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 10-10:45 a.m. The cost is $40. To sign up for the class, contact the Racquet Club at 615-5401 or register online at: http://www.parkcityrecreation.org.

Ski Utah updated Web site

For years, skiutah.com has been the authority for skiers and snowboarders seeking resort, lodging, dining and snow report information for Utah. As the state continues to set new records for skier day numbers, the Web site has grown. Last year skiutah.com reported 400,000 visitor sessions and 110,000 unique visitors per month. With that in mind, Tim Roberts, Ski Utah’s Webmaster, created a new layout and design that is both progressive and more user-friendly. The updated look offers improved speed and conveniently features the daily snow report on the home page. Rideutah.com received a facelift as well. The site, also administered by Ski Utah, is devoted to snowboarders and is now in partnership with Burton Snowboards. The new site offers greater quality content, an improved look and feel and more detailed information about snowboarding in Utah. It now also features snowboard-related product reviews and athlete interviews. A new Ride Utah snow report will debut this winter.

Taylor nominated

Deer Valley Lodging employee, Don Taylor, was nominated to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame this summer. He was nominated by Tom Spiegel, of Big Bear, Calif., who runs the NORBA races at Deer Valley Ski Resort. Taylor is currently the trails coordinator for the Friends of Wasatch State Park and is working on the Heber Valley Overlook trail. Taylor has been instrumental in the creation of some of the greatest trails in and around Utah as well as, being very involved with the National Mountain Bike Patrol. Taylor was born and raised in Moab and was one of the original dirt bike racers that helped design the Slickrock Trail. He continues to volunteer with many area mountain biking races and events.

Carina Crosby of Park City qualified for 2007 Deaflympics at the national trials held in Telluride. Colo. March 12-18. The final team selection was announced last week. Crosby, who is in the ninthth grade at Treasue Mountain International Middle School, qualified second in the giant slalom. The 16th winter Deaflympics will be held in Park City Feb 1-10, 2007. Crosby is looking forward to competing for the United States in her own backyard. "The hometown crowd will be a tremendous boost for me," she said. Crosby, who has a sister who is deaf, was born severely hard of hearing, but is now profoundly deaf. She received a cochlear implant in 2005 and that has helped her hearing enormously. Anyone interested in helping support the 16th Winter Deaflympics may log onto http://www.2007Deaflympics.com. . 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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