Letters to the Editor, March 12-15, 2011
I am writing in response to a comment that I heard on the radio that concerned me. The topic being discussed was a proposal to limit heated driveways. I would like to applaud Claudia McMullin for bringing attention to this issue. The issue that caused me concern was the comment about plow vehicles powered by "clean" natural gas. To clarify, this comment was not made by Claudia McMullin. While natural gas may burn cleaner than other fossil fuels, the extraction process is anything but clean. I hope that anyone that is not aware of the social and ecological devastation caused during the extraction process takes the time to educate themselves on this important issue. The movie "Gasland" is an easy way to learn more, and is showing on April 20th at the Park City Film Series.
Snowmobiler rescue was truly amazing
Our families wanted to take a moment to thank everyone from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s office, Wasatch County Search and Rescue Team, Summit County Search and Rescue Team, Utah Highway Patrol, the Forest Rangers, Life Flight, Brian Rowser with the fixed-wing airplane, Cory Hoopiiaina with his incredible flying machine, High Velocity Aviation with an additional helicopter, the amazing neighbors that brought enough food for everyone and offered their homes with open doors, and of course all of our remarkable friends and family that stood by our sides with all the help and support imaginable.
It was truly amazing to sit back and see how dedicated everyone was in finding Brock Besner and Craig D’Allessandro. We could not have done it without every person involved as each person offered something individually amazing. Again, we are so incredibly grateful for everything that was done to find those two men alive and well. We wanted to remind everyone that search and rescue teams are made up of all volunteers; they do not get paid for their time.
If you could take a moment and visit the link below and donate any amount at all it would help ensure that we can keep this wonderful cause alive. We have also opened an account at Zions Bank under Wasatch County Search and Rescue where you can make a donation as well. Please visit: http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/departments/public_safety__legal_services/sheriff/search__rescue/donation.aspx
Our sincere gratitude,
On behalf of the Besner and D’Allessandro families
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Somewhere about the 35-foot level of the Flagstaff Mine, and moments after he called his friends above for light, the old ladder Paul Parmalee was descending gave way with a crash, and he plunged into the darkness to his death.