The Igloo Chronicles by Grayson West

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RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team

Spent some time with the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team prior to the start of the 2011 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.  This was the first year for the  locally-sponsored squad, and were hopeful to podium with Francisco “Paco” Mancebo as the team’s captain. Here are some training and race images from the  Tour of Utah.

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Members of the RealCyclist.com pro cycling team: Francisco “Paco” Mancebo, 2009 Tour of Utah  Champion and 2010 runner up, Cesar Grajales, Tommy Nankervis (foreground) and Oscar Clark go for a training ride along Deer Valley Blvd. in Park City preparing for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

RealCyclist.com team members Cesar Augusto Grajales, Thomas Rabou and Francisco Mancebo power up a Royal Street near Deer Valley during a training ride.

Jason Kriel  the founder and manager of RealCyclist.com prepares team bikes before training ride.

Cesar Grajales heads out on a training ride.

Francisco “Paco” Mancebo, Tour of Utah Prologue.


Thomas Rabou, Tour of Utah Prologue.

Tommy Nankervis, Tour of Utah Prologue.

Francisco "Paco" Mancebo stays safe in the peleton heading toward Kamas, UT during the final stage of the Tour of Utah.


Evan Hyde, team RealCyclist.com, check out the 2011 Tour of Utah prologue course. 

 

 

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2011 Tour de Utah

George Hincapie, BMC Racing Team. Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Danny Pate, HTC-Highroad.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

David Zabriskie, Team Garmin-Cervelo. Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Timothy Duggan, Liquigas-Cannondale.

Tejay Van Garderen, HTC-Highroad.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Janez Brajkovic, Team Radioshack.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.Tom Zirbel, Jamis-Sutter Home.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Jeff Louder, BMC Racing Team.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Alexander Efimkin, Team Type1-Sanofi.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Levi Leipheimer, Team Radioshack.  Prologue Utah Olympic Park.

Levi Leipheimer, Team Radioshack.  Stage 5 Park City, UT.

Levi Leipheimer, yellow jersey, rolls out of Newpark with the peleton Sunday afternoon for the final stage of the 2011 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The final stage, “Queen Stage,” covering 106.6 miles and over 11,000 vertical feet of climbing with mountain top finish at Snowbird Resort in Salt Lake City. Defending 2010 Tour of Utah winner levi Leipheimer was able to hold his lead over Sergio Henao of Gobernacion after several attacks along the final climb to win this years tour.

Tejay Van Garderen, HTC-Highroad.  Stage 5.

 

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Fourth of July in Park City, Chronology


Park City Ski Team 5K fun run, Park City Mountain Resort.

Tyler Farrar, Garmin-Cervelo, wins Stage 3 of the Tour de France.

Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathans Eating Contest.

F16 fighters do a fly over to start the Fourth of July parade in Park City, UT.

Samantha Bartko takes face painting to a new level.   She was one of thousands of revelers on Main Street during Park City’s Fourth of July celebration on Monday.

Retired NBA star Mark Eaton, the grand marshall of the parade, waves to the crowd.

Park City Muckers vs. UVU, rugby in the park.

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The First Quarter

Alex Scholpy of Park City, does a backside 1260 during his final run of the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships at Park City Mountain Resort.  Schlopy won the inaugural slopestyle competition.  The victory came less than a week after he won gold in Winter X Games in Aspen, CO.

Jose Luis Venegas, who works for Good Earth Recycling, tracks an incoming pass Wednesday afternoon as the crew made the rounds with the Main Street recycling center.  The workers are sometimes seen playing catch with the Nerf ball on Main Street in Park City.

Arly Velasquez of Mexico rounds a gate during slalom practice at Park City Mountain Resort for the Huntsman Cup race.

Park City High School Baseball Practice.

Golf Camp.

Famed horse trainer and equine expert Buck Brannaman speaks to a small group of people at the National Ability Center equine center in Park City, UT.  Brannaman was in Park City while the documentary  “Buck” beeing shown at the Sundance Film Festival.  ”Buck“  was awarded The Sundance Audience Award: Documentary a film directed by Cindy Meehl, for her story about the power of non-violence and master horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who uses principles of respect and trust to tame horses and inspire their human counterparts.

Morgan Spurlock, “Greatest Film Ever Sold“  Sundance Film Festival.

St.Regis Sommilier Mark Eberwein.

Clint Lewis. Coalville, UT

Utah Representative Joel Briscoe

National Ability Center, Park City Mountain Resort.

Dusty Ragland,  Park City High School swimmer.

Swaner Nature Preserve Willow Harvest.

 

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Sandbagging

Students from North Summit Middle school and North Summit High physical education classes helped fill sandbags in Coalville, UT  in preparation for Spring flooding.  The students filled hundreds of bags.

Carson Deforest takes a break from shoveling sand.

Athan Montgomery holds a bag while Carson Richins fills it with sand.

Darrin Richins stacks a full sandbag in a pile.

High School senior Ricky Ayres gives PE  teacher David Peck a sandbag to be stacked.

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Coalville Flood Preparation

It’s coming………………FLOODS.  With an above average snow pack in Summit County, Utah the fear of massive flooding along Chalk Creek and Weber River is become a realty with increasing temperatures. Residents of North Summit volunteered to fill hundreds of sandbags at the Coalville Public Works building Tuesday morning in preparation for the rising water.

Here are some images from the event.

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Park City Mountain Resort Last Day

Aaron Christenson, aka “OG.”  Last Day party in the woods.

Tony Gill does a back flip Sunday afternoon at Park City Mountain Resort, wowing revelers during a party in the woods marking the last day of the season.

Last day on the mountain was more of a rave than a ski day.

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Best of 2010: Sports

Park City girls soccer team raise the second place trophy after their 3A state title match to Juan Diego Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT.

Park City High School Hayden Peterson, Boys 200 yard Medley Relay finals.

National Anthem.

J.J.Thomas.  PCMR, UT

Teague Cowley Huntsman Cup.  PCMR, UT

PCMR opening day

Tour of California.  Modesto, CA

Lance Armstrong and Team Radioshack Tour of California.  Livermore, CA

Levi Leipheimer Tour of Utah. Park City, UT

Taylor Phinney Tour of Utah.  Park City,UT

State Cross Country Championship.  Salt Lake, UT

 

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Favorites of 2010: Portraits

Biker Fox, Slamdance Film Festival.  Park City, UT

Filmaker Dustin Puttuck. Park City, UT

Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, left, and Sundance founder Robert Redford. Park City, UT

Artist and filmaker Pippiloti Rist, Sundance Film Festival.  Park City, UT

NPR’s Amy Goodman. Park City, UT

Ali Walker, Park City High School cross country state champ. Park City, UT

18-year Sundance Film Festival volunteer Michael Reed McLaughlin of Hollywood, hat holds the ticket stubs of eleven films.  Park City, UT

Ron Galella.  “Smash His Camera,” Sundance Film Festival.  Park City, UT

Salt Lake City Masons.  SLC, UT

Utah Senator Mike Lee.  Park City, UT

Jay Hamburger, blizzard at Utah Olympic Park.  Park City, UT

Artist Jayoung Yoon.

Mike Lee volunteer Bill Lee (no relationship) at Mike Lee’s headquarters.  Alpine, UT

Lift operator Shaun Hegsted, soaks in the sun while checking tickets at Deer Valley Resort.

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Favorites of 2010: Features and News

Bowl with an Olympian at Jupiter Bowl.  Park City, UT

Circumhorizontal Arc.  Park City, UT

Orange Bubble Express at Canyons Resort.  Park City, UT

Snow removal. Park City, UT

Banksy at Sundance Film Festival.  Park City, UT

Director of Photography Matt Firpo, Sound Stephen Michael Simon, actor Sam Cohan, Brandon Kumer, KC Wright and Nan Webber prepare to film a scene for  Director Jeremy Ungar’s film, “A Short Film About Kissing,”  Tuesday morning on Main Street in Park City.

Burried vehilce after massive snow storm along the Wasatch Mountains.  Park City, UT

Shop with a cop at Walmart.  Park City, UT

Park City, UT

Park City Mountain Resort opening day 2010/11 season.

McPolin Elementary School.  Park City, UT

Trench rescue along Highway 248.  Park City, UT

GOP Caucus. Park City, UT.

Brown vs. Hellender.  Oakley, UT

Kamas resident Maria Ramirez lays in bed with her children  Jacqueline, 11-years-old, Sailen, 5-years-old, Eduardo, 7-yers-old, and Jose 13-years-old at home, recovering from a severe car accident.

Limber Mendoza of  H & S Construction paints the exterior of Wahso restaurant on Main Street, Park City.

Park City, UT

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  Santa Cruz, CA


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Buck Brannaman

amed horse trainer and equine expert Buck Brannaman speaks to a small group of people at the National Ability Center equine center in Park City, UT.  Brannaman was in Park City while the documentary  “Buck” beeing shown at the Sundance Film Festival.  ”Buck“  was awarded The Sundance Audience Award: Documentary a film directed by Cindy Meehl, for her story about the power of non-violence and master horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who uses principles of respect and trust to tame horses and inspire their human counterparts.

The read more check out Chris Kamrani article in The Park Record.

Three-year-old Lucy Heimburger participates in a hippotherapy session at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah.

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Two Minutes With Morgan Spurlock: “Greatest Movie Ever Sold”

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock strikes a pose, Park City.

Park Record, Scott Iwasaki’s article “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.”

Stay Classy Hollywood.

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Wayne Wong

Had five minutes with hot dog legend Wayne Wong.

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Canyons Resort Opening Day

Scott Otterson, Jordan Wilkey, Brandon Peterson, Andrew Meehan and Sam Stewart celebrate being the first chair of the Orange Bubble Express the newest lift to the Canyons Resort Friday morning during opening day.  The first 100 guest on the Orange Bubble Express received a free pair of orange Oakley goggles.  Canyons opened with seven lifts running, accessing 68 trails and two bowls.

Scott Otterson, Jordan Wilkey, Brandon Peterson, Andrew Meehan and Sam Stewart celebrate being the first chair of the Orange Bubble Express the newest lift to the Canyons Resort Friday morning during opening day.  The first 100 guest on the Orange Bubble Express received a free pair of orange Oakley goggles.  Canyons opened with seven lifts running, accessing 68 trails and two bowls.

Snowborders take a ride on the newest lift at Canyons,the Orange Bubble Express Friday morning during opening day.

View form the Orange Bubble Express.

Dan Hopkins, left, John Cramer, center, and Dane Seering, right take a ride on the Orange Bubble Express.

Parker Cross, Wasatch Podcast.

Andy Earl

Andy Earl.

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Park City Mountain Resort Opening Day

Park City Mountain Resort kicked off the 2010-11 ski season on Saturday, November 20, with Payday, First Time and Three Kings lifts opening at 9 a.m. sharp.   Excited skiers and snowboarders crowded lift lines for the opportunity to be first on The mountain and the chance to get a “First Chair” T-shirt.

Alex Hughston of Coalville participates in a wave while wearing a “First Chair” shirt at the base of Payday lift.

Boarders head toward the top of Payday lift.

A snowboarder jibs a wall feature at the “Three King Terrain Park” on opening day.

Lift Operation’s foreman Chris Vanderlinde of Rochester, NY clears the platform while setting the maze at First Time lift Friday morning at PCMR.

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Circumhorizontal Arc

It looks like a rainbow that’s been set on fire, but this phenomenon is as cold as ice. Known in the weather world as a circumhorizontal arc, this rare sight was photographed May 2010 in Park City, Utah. The arc isn’t a rainbow in the traditional sense—it is caused by light passing through wispy, high-altitude cirrus clouds. The sight occurs only when the sun is very high in the sky (more than 58° above the horizon). What’s more, the hexagonal ice crystals that make up cirrus clouds must be shaped like thick plates with their faces parallel to the ground. When light enters through a vertical side face of such an ice crystal and leaves from the bottom face, it refracts, or bends, in the same way that light passes through a prism. If a cirrus’s crystals are aligned just right, the whole cloud lights up in a spectrum of colors.

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Mike Lee for U.S. Senate

Here are some images of Utah senate elect Mike Lee while campaigning in Park City during his summer bus tour through the state.  Republican Mike Lee defeated Democratic nominee Sam Granato and Constitution Party nominee Scott Bradley.  Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Bob Bennett was seeking re-election to a fourth term, but was eliminated in the GOP state convention.

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Snow…..

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Utah 3A State Cross-Country

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Utah Girls 3A State Soccer Championship

Park City girls soccer team raise the second place trophy after their 3A state title match to Juan Diego Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT.

Juan Diego celebrate their victory against Park City.

Park City faithful let out a roar after a near Miner goal late in the second half Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.

Senior midfielder Siena Palmacci sits dejected on the pitch after Juan Diego scored in overtime to give Juan Diego Soaring Eagles it’s second-straight 3A State title.

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World Cup 94 Brazil vs Cameroon

Brazil vs Cameroon (3-0) World Cup 1994, June 24

Stanford Stadium, attendance 83,401

Brazil takes to the field to start their World Cup match against Cameroon at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, CA.   These images were taken with a Kodak 110 camera from my fifty-yard line seat.  I scored these amazing tickets earlier that day; all it took was waking up at 3 a.m. and lining up shortly after to be one of the lucky fans to purchase tickets released the day of the event.

Brazil would go on to win the World Cup 94 title beating Italy in the final match.

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Snap Shots of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

No Fun!

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Memorial Day, Coalville

Members of the American Legion post 93 raise the flag during the Memorial Day services at Coalville cemetery Monday afternoon.

Around 50 people attended the Memorial Day service at the Coalville cemetery Monday afternoon.American Legions post 93 conducted the service.  The ceremony included a welcoming by retired US Army Sgt.Phil Geary, a speech from Harold F. Hardin Jr., retired Lt. General US Army, and a fly over by pilots Alan and David Bell.

Retired US Army Sgt.  Phil Geary, right,  participates in the gun salute at the conclusion of the Memorial Day services at Coalville cemetery.

Harold F. Hardin Jr., retired Lt. General US Army, speaks during the Memorial Day services at Coaville cemetery Monday afternoon.

The Park Record

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Amgen Tour of California 2010

Lance Armstrong, Team Radio Shack, cases race leader Dave Zabriskie, Team Garmin, through the streets of Livermore, CA during stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California.

Congratulations to Michael Roger, Team HTC-Columbia,  on winning the 2010 Amgen Tour of California 33.08’30″. Hats off to Utah native and America’s Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie, Team Garmin-Transition, for finishing 2nd 33.08’39″,  and Levi Leipheimer, Team Radio Shack, finishing 3rd 33.08’55″.

Team Radio Shack chases Team Garmin-Transitions through Livermore, Ca.

Levi Leipeimer breaks from the peleton with Michael Rogers pursuing him up Bonny Doon Road during Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California.

Steven Cozza, Team Garmin-Transitions leads the peleton up Bonny Doon Road during stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California.

Race leader Dave Zabriskie, team Garmin-Transitions, (Yellow Jersey)  tucked safely in the peleton as they race through the streets of Modesto, CA during stage 4 of the Amgen Tour California.

Lars Boom, team Rabobank, enters the streets of Modesto, CA attempting a stage win during Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California.

The 2009 Tour of France 2nd place finisher Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank, center, makes his way through the streets of Maodesto, CA.

Team BMC’s Alexander Kristoff, left, and the USA’s national champion George Hincapie have a chat after the completion of stage 4 in Modesto, Ca.

Fans attempt to get a glimpse of Lance Armstrong before the start of Stage 4 in San Jose, Ca.

Lance Armstrong in San Jose, CA.

Belgium national champion Tom Boonen’s of  Team Quickstep bike.

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