From: Canyons Resort & Vail Resorts
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Canyons Community News | August 2014
Date: Fri Aug 08 00:00:12 MDT 2014
Featuring Canyons engagement, employees and events
Featuring Canyons engagement, employees and events
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The Dog Holler Farm in Eastern Summit County produces organic herbs, veggies and flowers which are sold to local florists and caterers. 
Dog Holler Organic Farm Saved by Land Conservancy

Mountain bluebirds sing, moose amble and osprey soar near Cottonwood Creek on the Dog Holler Organic Farm. The creek is part of the Weber River Watershed, which provides water to about 21 percent of Utah’s population, including those of us in Park City. A year ago, the Summit Land Conservancy had raised over $366,000 to permanently protect the 83-acre Dog Holler Farm, but the last $40,000 was nowhere to be found.
Executive Director Cheryl Fox admits that she was losing sleep. “The funding source we’d hoped would finish the deal decided not to fund the project at all. Then Mike Goar walked into our office and asked what Canyons Resort could do to make a big impact in our community. Vail Resorts' support literally saved the day, and the land!”
Saving the land was a 30-year dream come true for Dick and Gaye Stoner. The Stoners have lived at  Dog Holler near Hoytsville, Utah, since 1975. Historically the property has been used for dairy farming, grazing and ranching, though today it produces organic herbs, veggies and flowers. 
Summit Land Conservancy saves land. People see the results of its efforts when they walk their dogs in Round Valley, hike or bike the Mid Mountain Trail or fly fish the Weber River. For more information, visit Summit Land Conservancy's website, Facebook and Instagram pages or follow them on Twitter @Summit_Land.

(Story by Robyn Geist, Summit Land Conservancy) 
Employee Spotlight: Damion Lee
Each year, Vail Resorts honors one employee from each resort with the Epic Service Award, the company's highest level of staff recognition. We're thrilled to introduce you to Damion Lee, Canyons' Epic Service winner, by sharing a bit of his award nomination.  
"We heard that there was a young man, Owen, who was suffering from cancer that had a wish to learn how to snowboard. Canyons donated a Full Day Private Lesson and a lift ticket before handpicking Damion Lee as the lesson instructor. We never could have known what a perfect pick Damion was.
After sharing the day together, Damion thanked us for trusting him with Owen's lesson and care.  He also said he had learned that Owen’s cancer treatments were so strong that if he survived his illness, he would most likely be reliant on supplemental oxygen for the rest of his life. Last winter was probably the one time in Owen's life that he would be active and able to snowboard.
So what happened next? Damion knew that one lesson was not enough to make Owen’s wish come true. So Damion decided to donate his time, on his days off, so that Owen had more than one lesson last  winter. He truly reminds us all of why we are here, to help people enjoy the sport that we love."
(Nomination by Barbara Farbmacher, Canyons Ski & Snowboard School)
Canyons Signs on as a Founding Member of KPCW's Broadcasters Club
As the only local public radio station in Park City and surrounding Summit & Wasatch counties, KPCW recently launched the Broadcasters Club as a major giving initiative. The Broadcasters Club will help fund local programming and allow for residents and local businesses to become investors in and ambassadors for the local public radio station. It  will ensure KPCW remains forever anchored to the community.

“KPCW is an integral part of the community. With Vail’s commitment to organizations that are engaged in our communities, KPCW was a perfect funding fit," said Canyons General Manager Mike Goar. KPCW's  Larry Warren added, “We provide nearly a half of million dollars annually to Summit County nonprofit organizations - KPCW is the critical link to all things Park City. The Broadcasters Club is a great opportunity for Vail Resorts to reach each and every nonprofit within the community. The support will go directly to enhanced local programming and provide for new technology and expanded broadcasting capabilities."
Since June, Canyons employees have volunteered 116 hours over two days to help build the WOW Trail from Park City to Midway. Additional build days are planned this summer and into the fall. Canyons support will help the Mountain Trails Foundation finish the trail a year ahead of schedule. Happy trails! 
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