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Guest editorial

July 29, 2016 — First off, the intention behind this letter is to generate conversation. Animal rescue groups work tirelessly for the animals under their care, and go above and beyond to ensure the animals they have taken in are properly rehabbed and rehomed. And fundraising is a vital […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 13-15, 2016

July 29, 2016 — Dangerous Acronym—P-L-I Editor: P-L-I, the acronym for Rob Bishop’s “Public Lands Initiative” translates roughly to “Prolific Leasing Initiative” if it goes through. It is a Trojan Horse bearing “gifts” like rolling back protections where they currently exist: Red Rock Wilderness Act—eviscerated; roadlessness in Wilderness Study […]

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Guest editorial

July 29, 2016 — I learned this week that the Democratic National Committee underminded support for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders because he was not religious enough. Like a Samaritan in Jesus’s day, Bernie is not an active member of the chosen religion. The RNC has the same filter. Nevertheless […]

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Mountain bikes don’t belong in designated wilderness areas

July 29, 2016 — Utah’s U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch must be scratching their heads over the criticism they have received regarding their bill to allow mountain biking in designated wilderness areas. When they introduced the legislation earlier this month they touted it as a way to […]

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The motorhome revolt

July 29, 2016 — Years ago, I used this space to propose a system of growth management that was both very effective and very economical. It was absolutely elegant in the way it could be adjusted almost instantly to respond to market conditions. The plan was to install an […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 27-29, 2016

July 26, 2016 — Outrage over Vail overplayed Editor: Congratulations to the outraged Parkites celebrating their victory over Vail Corp’s trademark. I have to wonder though if this is a pyrrhic victory. Remember, this is the same town that managed to evict a really cool downtown arts center because […]

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Associate Superintendent VanGorder served Park City School District well

July 26, 2016 — Park City School District Associate Superintendent Tom VanGorder is departing after offering his expertise to the district for more than 22 years. When VanGorder arrived in 1994, the school district was just beginning to talk about building a middle school, and maybe even a high […]

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Cruz control

July 26, 2016 — Somebody check the temperature in Hell. I suspect it’s snowing there right now. I never dreamed there would come a time I would type these words: I applaud Ted Cruz. Granted, I still think the man is an arrogant jerk who, if elected, would probably […]

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Banjo therapy

July 26, 2016 — “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” -Pete Seeger The timing couldn’t be better. When you add the decibel level currently emanating from the mean streets of Philly to the cacophony of last week’s vitriol-rich televised verbal-MMA bout in Cleveland, you get the […]

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Guest editorial

July 22, 2016 — As I reflect upon the hateful events that have taken place in Baton Rouge this past Sunday, I am deeply saddened for the families of the brave men and women of the Louisiana law enforcement community. I’m shocked and appalled by this cowardly act that […]

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Guest editorial

July 22, 2016 — Park City was established in 1869 as a silver mining town. As the need for silver played out we got federal assistance to create ski resorts to save the town. The resorts, their employees and Park City itself all worked together to make us a […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 23-26, 2016

July 22, 2016 — The climate-change battle continues Editor, Rob Davies’ talk entitled “Iceberg Dead Ahead! Climate Collision or Course Correction: Two Decades that will Change the World” was hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby and attended by nearly 200 people on Sunday (7/17) evening at the Jim Santy Auditorium. […]

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Park City’s fireworks ban: hold your fire!

July 22, 2016 — Park City leaders are taking a proactive stand by banning fireworks during Pioneer Day weekend. It’s a smart move — one we wish surrounding entities would emulate. No one wants to be a spoilsport during Utah’s Pioneer Day holiday. But no one wants to see […]

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One at a time

July 22, 2016 — Some mornings now I wake up and I can’t breathe. When I am not sleeping in the night I listen to the BBC that becomes NPR around 5 a.m. It used to be the recitation of cricket scores in lilting accents could lull me back […]

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Free at last, free at last

July 22, 2016 — I normally take this week to educate new residents about our Pioneer Heritage. It is, of course, the 24th of July. The 24th falls on a Sunday this year, so it’s celebrated on either the 23rd or the 25th, just to add to the confusion. […]

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It’s time to raise a toast to Recycle Utah

July 19, 2016 — This weekend, everyone is invited to raise a toast to Park City’s tireless recycling advocates. Without them, we’d be building more landfills instead of parks and our planet’s ozone layer would be even thinner. And what better way to support their efforts to ensure our […]

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Grassroots upon the land

July 19, 2016 — “Treat the earth well: It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” –Native American proverb Figuratively, they took it to the […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 20-22, 2016

July 19, 2016 — Yosemite Park has lost rights to iconic names Editor, A little known dispute is going on right now that has a direct bearing on trademarking “Park City.” The previous concessionaire that ran the facilities in Yosemite trademarked such iconic names as the Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry […]

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Editorial: Small towns face policing challenges too

July 15, 2016 — When the national news becomes too brutal to bear, Summit County residents can just turn off the television. Residents in places like Dallas, New York, Chicago and Boston often don’t have that luxury. Bad news invades their lives on a regular basis. But Summit County’s […]

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Clyde: A splendid little protest

July 15, 2016 — I went to the protest at City Hall on Wednesday. It was organized to protest Vail Resorts’ effort to trademark the name “Park City.” There was a meeting with city officials and Vail CEO Rob Katz to see if there is some compromise position that […]

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