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Election 2016: an important piece of mail will arrive soon

September 30, 2016 — Whether your choice is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, or whether it is Doug Clyde or Colin DeFord, two of the Summit County Council competitors down ballot, the time to vote is quickly approaching. Although Election Day itself, Nov. […]

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Triage for a town

September 30, 2016 — We’re not done here. It’s not over. I know this is uncomfortable and sad and hard and gut-wrenching and terribly inconvenient, these truths, but the underbelly of a resort community looks just like this. Drugs, absentee parents, depression, extreme competitions and extreme behaviors. We stopped […]

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Guest editorial: Resident makes impassioned plea for fewer cars

September 27, 2016 — Kudos to our municipal leadership for hosting the Plans & Projects Open House on Tuesday. Such events are productive forums for community dialogue, and it’s great to see so many noble efforts underway. The side-by-side display of current projects, however, spotlighted a striking contradiction. Several […]

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 28-30, 2016

September 27, 2016 — Dinner in the garden was a masterpiece Editor: Sunday, Sept.18, D.I.G. In (Dinner In the Garden) was held at Summit Community Garden to celebrate Family Meal month. Two local nonprofits, EATS Park City and Summit Community Gardens, partnered to bring the community together to enjoy […]

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Conference calling

September 27, 2016 — This weekend Mormons from around the world gathered for the faith’s 186th General Conference. Spoiler alert: I didn’t attend. But I did catch some news coverage of the event. And from what I read, it doesn’t seem like much has changed in the last 186 […]

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The tango

September 27, 2016 — “It’s like a beaver’s teeth – he has to chew or else his jaws lock shut.” ~ Wallace Stegner Wow, the debate just ended! And, in retrospect, I‘m not really all that sure that continuing the booze-fast, which began on a red-eye out of Lihue […]

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Summit County: What’s in your medicine cabinet?

September 27, 2016 — Protecting our loved ones from opioid abuse will take community-wide efforts on many levels. First and foremost it requires admitting that Park City and Summit County are vulnerable to the same drug problems infiltrating both urban and rural, upscale and disadvantaged, large and small communities […]

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Ups and downs for a new Park City driver

September 26, 2016 — After 10 long years of taking the bus and having to be driven everywhere, I can proudly say those days are over. Last month, I finally got my driver’s license and a few weeks later, I got my own car. My dad and I went […]

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Guest editorial: Rossie Hill zone change

September 23, 2016 — My daughters and I own the three homes and surrounding property located at 622, 652, and 660 Rossie Hill Drive. My family has owned these three homes for about 100 years. I was born in the middle white house in November, 1932. My father, Austin […]

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 24-27, 2016

September 23, 2016 — School board is grateful for support during crisis Editor, Last week was arguably one of the most traumatic in the Park City School District’s history. Through the black cloud of sadness we’ve seen a huge ray of sunshine. We’ve seen our staff, police department, mental […]

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When is a special event not so special?

September 23, 2016 — Call it a First World problem, if you must, but Park City’s burgeoning special-events calendar has become a thorny issue. According to a report presented to the Park City Council this week, in 2016 there have been 81 special events that drew a total of […]

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Reasons to vote this year

September 23, 2016 — The stench of the presidential election has overwhelmed the rest of the election cycle. The first big televised debate is coming up Monday. I’m doing the only responsible thing, and going so deep into Canyonlands that I’m completely out of range of it. Just in […]

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 21-23, 2016

September 20, 2016 — Rep. Rob Bishop’s land plan is misguided Editor: Representative Rob Bishop held a hearing Sept. 14 before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, which he chairs, on his Public Land Initiative (PLI) legislation. This Utah county-by-county “grand bargain” was to resolve public land use controversy […]

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Guest editorial: Give the grieving time to heal and support

September 20, 2016 — Being a therapist in Park City, it has been challenging for me to sit back and listen to all the pain, fear and anguish of our community and not say anything. We clearly can’t afford to be quiet any longer. With the two deaths this […]

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This weekend’s Neighbor Day is just in the nick of time

September 20, 2016 — If you can’t name your neighbors don’t feel like the lone ranger. While a handful of residents may boast that their children, now grown, played together when they were toddlers on that very same cul de sac, most Parkites live in neighborhoods that are constantly […]

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Fair weather fan

September 20, 2016 — The bad guys are coming to town and, if karma maintains any validity at all, they’re going to get their heads handed to them on a silver platter. That’s right, the dark side, the evil empire, those with neither portfolio nor bonafides, will soon be […]

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Parental privacy

September 20, 2016 — I have often said (in jest) that “people without kids make the best parents.” It’s common for people to judge and to give advice on topics they know very little about. If the internet is any indication there are millions of childless parenting experts, willing […]

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 17-21 2016

September 16, 2016 — Thoughts on a bus route change Editor: I would like to propose extending the Pinebrook (actually Jeremy Ranch) bus route by about five-to-10 minutes. Instead of having the bus simply go into the Jeremy Ranch park-and-ride lot and turn around, it should go west on […]

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Balloon festival breathes new life into fall event calendar

September 16, 2016 — At times this summer, Parkites might have wished for a respite from the busy parade of special events. But now that Miners Day has come and gone and many tourists have headed home, we are hankering to rekindle the festivities. This weekend’s magical floating spectacle […]

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Moving history

September 16, 2016 — It was maybe 30 years ago when I got up and drove to Salt Lake in the middle of the night so I could be there to watch the Hotel Newhouse implode. The Newhouse was a beautiful old hotel on the corner of Fourth South […]

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