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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 10-13, 2016

December 9, 2016 — Residents need to keep an eye on new Main Street project In just a few days a ruling from the Planning Commission could drastically change the character and culture of our town. One of the great things about living in Park City is that people […]

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Guest editorial

December 9, 2016 — Two weeks ago I received a letter from the President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power, telling me, a RMP net metering customer (we installed 30 solar panels on the roof of our home in Pinebrook in 2011) about a proposed net metering tariff the […]

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Kimball Junction Transit Center is important cog in county’s future

December 9, 2016 — You may have missed it because you and your car were stuck in a snowstorm-exacerbated traffic jam, or you were jockeying for a parking place among masses of holiday shoppers. This week, Park City and Summit County celebrated the opening of a new transit center […]

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The new Arvin

December 9, 2016 — When I was a kid, my father and his brother-in-law were partners in the operation of the ranch. Dad was primarily the financial end of the deal and my Uncle did the physical stuff. We were around in the summer and headed back to Salt […]

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Seasonal sadness?

December 9, 2016 — I’m crying a lot these days. I am in good health and so is my little family. Nothing on the surface is wrong with my life or anyone’s life close to me. I admit it might be seasonal. The slant of the light. The endless […]

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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 7-9, 2016

December 6, 2016 — Basin Rec responds to ice skater’s concerns Basin Recreation appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Letter to the Editor regarding pond operations published in the Park Record’s Saturday, November 26th edition. We would like to thank the author for his interest in our operations […]

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Guest editorial

December 6, 2016 — Over the next couple of months some very important government planning processes will culminate. The Park City School District’s High School Expansion Plans and the combined City/School District/Snyderville Basin Recreation District’s Recreation Master Plan will be finalized in some form and adopted by their respective […]

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Activism will be the watchword as new administration takes over

December 6, 2016 — Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe this week delivered a powerful lesson in civic engagement as they led a successful protest to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline across their reservation in North Dakota. Hopefully, coverage of the protest and its peaceful outcome […]

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Fluid situations

December 6, 2016 — I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m all the way back, but considering my planet got knocked off its axis by incoming subplots, the books, music and films I’ve been meaning to get around to are once again in play. Not that what is casually referred to […]

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Counter intuitive

December 6, 2016 — I don’t have casual thoughts about much. Instead, I have irrational senses of urgency. I am not capable of pondering an idea. With me, there is no, “I wonder what would happen if…” Instead, there is a dynamic, almost uncontrollable need to have an answer […]

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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 3-6, 2016

December 2, 2016 — Post election, parents must redouble efforts to be better role models Editor: I have good kids. They have spent their whole lives growing up in Utah, mostly in Park City. They have been taught by their teachers, the church, their athletic coaches, my lovely wife […]

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Good to be back on the mountain

December 2, 2016 — I missed opening day at Park City for the first time in many years. With the delayed opening, the first day landed in the holiday blackout period on my cheap-o pass. Though it seemed strange to miss it, the Thanksgiving holiday was very pleasant with […]

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Park City Mountain and Deer Valley kick off season with snowy slopes and a philanthropic lift

December 2, 2016 — Parkites and visitors are smiling this week. The sky is blue, the slopes are white and the resorts are open. In Park City, when the lifts are running, everyone is happy — local business owners, kids, grownups, competitive athletes and fun seekers from around the […]

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Step lightly here

December 2, 2016 — It is about the landscape — the physical landscape, the political one and the emotional landscape — where we try to navigate all the change. It has been a noisy fall, as fall is wont to be. A riot of colors after a summer of […]

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Guest Editorial

November 29, 2016 — We need to face the truth. In Park City, like everywhere in the world, we are losing the climate-change war. The Park Record’s November 18 article, “Environmentalists search for silver linings,” by David Hampshire, declared that Election Day was not a great day for environmentalists. […]

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Summit County Health Department launches much-needed mental health care initiative

November 29, 2016 — Finally, someone is listening. In response to the efforts of a group of concerned citizens last spring, and to a shocking tragedy in September, the Summit County Health Department has taken the lead in an initiative to assess and expand local mental health services. The […]

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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 12-15, 2016

November 29, 2016 — Realtors’ 15th annual Turkey Drive was a big success Editor: On Nov. 17 and 18, the Park City Board of Realtors celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Park City Turkey Drive at the Market at Park City. Our goal was 2,300 turkeys of which 850 […]

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Guest editorial

November 29, 2016 — Rocky Mountain Power contends that rooftop solar owners are currently costing other rate payers and is applying for additional charges for new solar customers; charges that would allow the utility to make a profit on investments made by solar owners. A new review of 16 […]

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Empty Wallet Wednesday

November 29, 2016 — A friend of mine who lives in Uganda called me last week to catch up. “Happy Black Friday!” she exclaimed when I answered the phone. I chuckled, wondering how someone born in a remote African village had heard of Black Friday. “It is an American […]

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The girl with the slippery tattoo

November 29, 2016 — Although, quantitatively, you could have measured Virginia Castro’s interest in me during our initial contact in parts-per-billion (ppb), it would drop off dramatically by our subsequent encounter. Actually, it proved to be a non-encounter. She saw to that. But I’m getting way ahead of myself. […]

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