Tunnel Service Project

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For the Fish Lake Relay this coming weekend the teams will run down the frontage road towards Salina City Park. During the Tunnel Vision leg of the race the teams through the tunnel under I-70. In years past sometimes (most of the time) this tunnel is full of water and mud and runners either have to catch a ride or just get their feet wet.

Last week a group of woman took it upon themselves to clear, clean and paint that tunnel and make it a better environment for their fellow runners.

Thanks Sole Sisters for making Salina a great place to live!

Tour of Utah in Salina

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah rode it’s way through the streets of Salina on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Spectators lined the street to catch a glimpse of this world class cycling event. Teams from all over the world come to compete in this event that travels from Zion’s National Park to Park City. If you didn’t get a chance to see the bicyclists, check out this great photo from Mark Asper.

tour of utahIt is always fun to see great events come to Salina.

Heartwarming Story from Salina

We received this message on our Facebook Page and wanted to share it. Thank you to the wonderful people that make Salina a great place to live!

“Perhaps you could post this for me, so that more could see it. Thank you!

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for a random act of kindness on the morning of Sunday July 24th at Mom’s Cafe. My family and I had come to town to take part in Redmond’s Pioneer Day celebration and we were leaving Sunday morning and stopped at Mom’s Cafe for breakfast before we went home. The waitress (a very nice woman who I cant remember her name) brought out our ticket and a few minutes later came back and picked it up. I figured she had made a mistake and took it to correct it, but she never brought it back. Later, she came to our table and said someone else at the Cafe had paid for our family’s meals and they didn’t want to be known so she waited until after they had left to tell us. We were shocked. Nothing like that has ever happened to us and we wanted so badly to be able to run outside and thank whoever did that for us, but by the time we were told, they were long gone. If, by chance, someone reading this did that for us, I want to sincerely thank you. It did not go unnoticed and we will be sure to pay it forward ourselves.”

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Fish Lake Relay coming to Salina August 27

fish lake relay panoNext weekend the Fish Lake Relay will run through Salina. These runners start at the Fish Lake Lodge and then run through 7 mile over the Niotche Divide and then down Gooseberry. At the I-70 interchange they travel along the frontage road and come into Salina where they will have an exchange at the Salina City Park. They should arrive at the park between 10 am to 1 pm. From there the will run along the Lost Creek Road to Sigurd and then along the farm roads to the Richfield City Park. It is a 65 mile mile relay for teams of 6 runners.

Come out and cheer the teams on August 27. they would appreciate the support. We are excited to have this race run through Salina.

For more information or to sign up to run the Fish Lake Relay go to fishlakerelay.com.

Coal Days Festival and Antique Truck Show Coming to Salina

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Planning is underway for Salina’s first annual Coal Days- a celebration honoring the area’s trucking and mining heritage.  The festival is scheduled to be held Saturday, September 24 in Salina, in conjunction this year with the Rocky Mountain Trucking Association’s Antique Truck Show held at Robinson’s antique truck yard.

Members of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event, but are asking assistance from all local businesses, groups, clubs, and citizens to help make the weekend successful.

“I can’t do it alone, and we’d really like to make this into something wonderful for our community,” said Chamber President Carol Lowman at a meeting held Thursday, August 4. “The Chamber’s Board of Directors came up with several ideas, but we’d like more input, and certainly assistance in implementing any plans.  We want it to have a festival atmosphere while honoring our local mining and trucking heritage.”

Bounce houses, relays, games, and informational booths will be set up at the Salina City Park from 11-4.  Barney Trucking will have a coal truck on location with photo opportunities, and Nelson Sunbeam Coal has donated 2 tons of lump coal as a contest prize. Western Protectors will sponsor a chili cook-off, Redmond Minerals will likely offer mine tours as well as other games and activities, and SUFCO, Robinson Transport, and other local businesses have also pledged support.

In addition, a parade of trucks, both antique and modern, will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the route tentatively planned from the CCC Buildings at the top of Main Street to the Robinson truck parking.  Nothing will be thrown from the parade entrants, including candy.  A blacksmith, panning for gold, a bike rally, and a poker run were other activities tentatively planned on.

The events hosted by the Chamber will be free of charge, and event organizers are still looking for vendor booths and even some concessions- sno cones, cotton candy- maybe a hamburger/hot dog lunch, popcorn, etc., that could be sold for a minimal fee, and perhaps even entertainment by local talent  groups.

“We’d love to have everybody get involved,” said Lowman. “We’ve only got a few weeks left to get things solidified, so we will need to know what everyone is doing by Friday, August 19 so we can start advertising.”

For more information or to schedule an activity, contact Carol Lowman, Chamber President at (435) 201-4997 or Sherri Sampson, Chamber Secretary, at Utah Independent Bank (435) 529-7459.

Article courtesy of Salina Sun