‘Rights of Nature’ comes to WSU

OGDEN — Presentations at Weber State University in the next week will introduce local community members to a movement called “The Rights of Nature.”

The events begin with a screening of the documentary “The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater at WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd. Filmmakers and experts will lead a discussion following the film. A second screening will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall on campus.

Created by WSU English professor Hal Crimmel and filmmaker Isaac Goeckeritz, the film focuses on an environmental initiative in which natural areas are given legal rights that can be enforced by people, governments and communities.

In conjunction with the film screenings, other events include:

• A Pacific Islander Club meet-and-greet with Chris Finlayson, former New Zealand attorney general and minister for treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, and Kirsti Luke, chief executive of Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngai Tuhoe’s Tribal Authority, New Zealand, at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Shepherd Union Room 320.

• A panel discussion titled “Comparative Treaty Politics: How are Indigenous Rights Approached in Different Countries?” at noon Feb. 21, in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

• A roundtable discussion on Utah public lands and tribal-rights policy solutions will be held at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22, in Shepherd Union Room 404.

All events are free and open to the public.

Mural program calls for wall proposals

OGDEN — A call-for-proposals has been issued for a public artwork on a wall at The Monarch in downtown Ogden.

As part of its continuing O1|WALLS mural program, the organization O1ARTS is seeking to commission artists/teams to paint 32-foot sections of the east-facing parking lot wall at 455 25th St. with original designs. The goal is to complete the murals before Ogden’s Transcontinental Railroad Sesquicentennial celebration coming up May 9-11.

Design submissions will be accepted through 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Application details area available at ogdenfirst.org.

As many as eight submitted designs will be selected for public display at O1|PLATFORMS. Then, through the end of March, community members will then be asked to “ARTicipate” by voting for their favorite three submissions. Artists selected in the final and semifinal stages of the project will receive an honorarium for their work.

Winning designs will be painted throughout April.

For more information, call 801-810-2898 or email connect@ogdenfirst.org.

Snowbasin joining the Epic Pass fun

HUNTSVILLE — Snowbasin and Sun Valley resorts have announced that they’ll join the Epic Pass program beginning with the 2019-20 winter season.

The Epic Pass allows holders to have direct-to-lift access to both Snowbasin and Sun Valley, according to a news release. Billed as “65 resorts. One pass,” the Epic allows access to skiing at dozens of resorts like Vail, Breckenridge, Stowe and Heavenly. Park City Mountain Resort also offers the Epic Pass.

Offerings include:

• Snowbasin Premier Season Pass holders receive 50 percent off the one-day window lift ticket price at all Vail Resorts.

• The Epic Pass allows multiple days of skiing/snowboarding with no blackout dates at both Snowbasin and Sun Valley, and 50 percent off one-day window lift ticket prices after their respective days have been redeemed.

• The Epic Local Pass offers two days of skiing/snowboarding with limited restrictions at Snowbasin and Sun Valley, and 50 percent off one-day window lift ticket prices after the allowed days have been redeemed.

• Epic 7-Day Passes allow up to seven days of skiing/snowboarding at Snowbasin and Sun Valley, with no blackout dates, and after the seven days 50 percent off one-day window lift tickets.

• Epic 4-Day Passes allow four days of skiing/snowboarding.

Snowbasin season passes will go on sale in early March.

For more information, visit www.epicpass.com or www.snowbasin.com/epicpass.

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272, or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/MarkSaal.

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