The Igloo Chronicles by Grayson West

Archive for March, 2010

Raucous Caucus

A volunteer for the Summit County Republican Party holds a sign at Park City High School informing party faithful that the GOP caucus had moved to Treasure Mountain International school.

Summit County Republican Chairman Henry Glasheen addresses Republicans at the caucus meeting in Park City, UT.

Summit County Democratic Party Chairman Glenn Wright explains the process of caucusing in Park City, UT.

Local Democrats sit at tables in the cafeteria as they caucus at Park City High School in Park City, UT.

Popularity: 13% [?]

Help A Brotha Out

Attended PhotoCamp Utah 2010 this past weekend in Sandy, UT. It was great to see so much enthusiasm toward photography at this cool grassroots workshop.  Highlight of the day was Trent Nelson’s speech about sports photography.

Here’s an image from the event.

Popularity: 5% [?]

Gold and Silver

Here are a couple images of 2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist Billy Demong and silver medalist Brett Camerota.

Billy Demong,  2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist in the Nordic Combined and Closing Ceremony flag-bearer, takes a victory lap at White Pine Touring center in Park City, UT Demong’s childhood coach, Bill Brooker, center, and Tom Stoltmman join the Park City resident on the home snow the day after the Vancouver winter games ended.

Brett Camerota at the  Alf Engen Museum in Park City, UT.

Brett Camerota, Park City native and member of silver-medal-winning nordic combined team met with Park City Nordic Ski Club Tuesday afternoon at the Utah Olympic Park.  Camerota talked about his experience growing up in Park City and his achievements at the Olympics. The Park City Nordic Ski Club has over 100 members training in cross country, nordic combine and special jumping regimens.

Popularity: 9% [?]

Chillin at the Capitol

The Capitol’s visitor lounge.

With this years session of the Legislatures concluding at midnight Thursday March 11, I was sent to the Utah State Capitol to get some action shots of our representatives hard at work. I arrived an hour early and wandered around the Capitol photographing. All these images are in chronological order from my arrival to my departure.

To read more about the session read Pat Parkinson’s article here.

“Nice Day,” food machine.

Under the Rotunda.

Utah Junk.

Utah State Capitol Rotunda. I wish I could watch myself photographing. A few people walked by as I was taking this image, they stared at me with complete confusion on their face. A guess a tall guy shoving a 16mm lens against a marble wall looks weird.

Wedding Photography in the Capitol. Yes this is Utah!

Outside the Utah House of Representatives.

Top secret stuff.

House Speaker David Clark, center, and Curtis Oda, right, talk in the halls of the house.

Comfy chairs.

Inside the House of Representatives.

Park City mural in the House.

Representative Merlynn Newbold enters the House.

The House Represent!

This is how they do it! Representative Mel Brown killing it at work.

Popularity: 6% [?]

Huntsman Cup at ParK City Mountain Resort

Teague Cowley rounds a gate during his second run of the giant slalom during the Huntsman Cup at Park City Mountain Resort.

Adaptive ski racers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Iceland, Japan and New Zealand participating in the 2010 Huntsman Cup ski races at Park City Mountain Resort  last week.   The races hosted by the National Ability Center, vied skiers of all abilities against each other preparing for the Paralympic Winter Games will get started the second weekend in March.

Kirk Schornstein.

Ian Jansing.

Gerald Hayden.

Stephani Victor, left, talks to Teague Cowley, right,  completion of the Giant Slalom of the Huntsman Cup at Park City Mountain Resort.

Popularity: 13% [?]