The elections are here, and once again it's time to take part in the great electoral process of casting your vote for the candidates who will represent your interests, from local school board races all the way to Congress. Later, dive into the subject of public lands at a free lunch forum where Peter Metcalf, CEO and co-founder of Black Diamond Equipment, will discuss Utah's tourism economy. After work the next day, stop by the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee and learn how people can improve bike access in the county and promote harmony and safety among cyclists and motorists.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Time to get off your apathy and go vote. Even if you don't like any candidates, you can still go into the booth and write in "none of the above" or draw an elephant humping a donkey—either way, you should vote. And if you forgot to register to vote, Davis, Weber, Kane and Salt Lake County allow you to register on election day.
Visit Vote.Utah.gov for candidate info and to find your polling place
Our Public Lands
Tuesday, Nov. 4
When it comes to Utah's vast and beautiful public lands, some believe in fracking everything up. But then there are those like Peter Metcalf, co-founder of Black Diamond Equipment, who are looking to preserve these lands for the recreation enjoyment of future generations. Metcalf will talk about preservation efforts, including the call for President Obama to declare a Greater Canyonlands National Monument, at this free public forum.
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 S. 1400 East, 801-581-6833, Nov. 4, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Law.Utah.edu
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee
Wednesday, Nov. 5
If you're a believer in the power of the bike to increase communities' health by keeping citizens pedaling and cars off the road, then you should consider volunteering at the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee and learn how to keep bikers safe and improve resources to make communities bikeable and walkable.
Salt Lake County Government Center, Room S-1010, 2001 S. State, 385-468-7028, Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m., SLCO.org/Bicycle