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Guest editorial

January 20, 2017 — In the not-so-distant past, a politician who made a racist comment was shunned, but as Trump takes office this week, once-shamed politicians are being nominated for key posts. As citizens, we have an opportunity and moral responsibility to ensure progress continues toward racial justice. Racism […]

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March on Main: Citizens intend to raise their voices for a brighter future

January 20, 2017 — Park City has been galvanized by plans to join more than 300 Women’s Marches around the country. It has been a central topic of conversation around water coolers and dinner tables all week and the question most asked, it seems, is not whether someone is […]

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The new circus comes to town

January 20, 2017 — News came this week that the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus is going out of business. The three-ring circus shows have been around for 146 years, featuring acts with elephants, tigers, bears and other animals. Part of their decline in sales was attributed to protests […]

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The way we really were

January 20, 2017 — I heard a sound bite this week that made me pause and laugh and realize I have lived through a lot of film festivals here. The comment was something like, “I really do enjoy the festival. I just wish it was some other time of […]

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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 18-20, 2017

January 17, 2017 — Park City should consider Oregon’s ADU model Editor: I was so happy to see the letter from Brad Baker regarding small accessory dwelling units or ADUs. Personally, I am moving to Oregon as soon as the just-listed house sells and am having an ADU (Tiny […]

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Guest editorial

January 17, 2017 — The Constitution was, among other things, an attempt to balance the varying business and commercial interests of that time. Many of the compromises needed to achieve its creation were an attempt to balance competing interests of slave-holding cotton growers whose survival depended on cheap labor […]

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Park City plays critical role in nurturing independent filmmaking

January 17, 2017 — This week, Park City residents may feel somewhat overrun by the film industry — but they should be proud of the work that is being done here. The Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals are vital incubators for films that incorporate bold artistic expression, social activism […]

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Dancing in the Streets

January 17, 2017 — I’m all in a tizz! The place is in shambles. Overturned drawers are strewn about while specimens of headwear now rest where they have been flung. They didn’t make “the cut.” It seems the “Women’s March on Main” this upcoming Saturday has a sort of, […]

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Accidental author

January 17, 2017 — I never really set out to be an author. Most weeks, all I can do is string together 700 words for this column — so typing out roughly 70,000 was overwhelming. But a few years ago it seemed like the universe was sending me messages. […]

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Guest editorial

January 13, 2017 — Over the past several months Utah’s political leadership has unleashed an all-out assault Utah’s protected public lands and newest Monument and it’s time for Outdoor Retailer to leave the state in disgust. Over 20 years ago, I successfully led the effort to relocate the Outdoor […]

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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 14-17, 2017

January 13, 2017 — Ongoing worries about trash and traffic Editor: Thanks to Doug Clyde, In his interview with Leslie Thatcher on KPCW on Jan 5, for providing some clarification on two significant County issues: trash and traffic. Mr. Clyde indicated that the new $36 trash fee was driven […]

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Bonanza Flats will only belong to us if everyone chips in

January 13, 2017 — With support from voters, the Park City Council took a bold step Thursday, approved an option agreement of $38 million to purchase 1,350 acres of undeveloped alpine land above the city. If all goes according to plan, the deal will preserve a treasured playground and […]

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Donner Party redux

January 13, 2017 — The reports of cannibalism in my neighborhood are, at least so far, unsubstantiated. But I’m taking no chances and locking the doors at night. There are a couple of neighbors who are conspicuously absent. Their immediate neighbors, who look rather well-fed under these conditions, say […]

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Crack the spine divine

January 13, 2017 — It is rare for me to finish a book, want to return to the start, and immediately reread it. That isn’t to say there aren’t books I love to reread. “Dandelion Wine” at the start of a summer. “To Kill a Mockingbird” any time. But […]

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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 11-14, 2017

January 10, 2017 — SUWA has rebuttle for state treasurer’s stance on monuments Editor: Utah State Treasurer David Damschen’s letter to the editor, Utah Treasurer condemns monument designation, consists largely of the type of ‘fake news’ that dominated this past election cycle and demands to be corrected. First and […]

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Park City School District learned its lesson

January 10, 2017 — In the fall of 2015, voters were emphatic in their rejection of the Park City School District’s $56 million bond proposal that would have funded major changes to school facilities. But like any good student who occasionally slips up and earns a failing grade, the […]

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We are water

January 10, 2017 — So what if yesterday’s snow has turned to glop. Thawing will do that! It’s hard to teach old molecules new tricks unless, of course, you sidle right up to them and imply a bit of heat. Nature infers, therefore it is. I’m not going to […]

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Sundance circles

January 10, 2017 — It’s not unusual for me to admit (somewhat exasperated) that I’ve spent an obscene amount of time “walking around in circles.” This usually comes after being insanely busy for a stretch of time, yet having very little to show for it. I’ll feel like I’ve […]

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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 7-10, 2017

January 6, 2017 — Thank you to SCPW for helping us protect our snow Editor: Many of us have been living, going to school, and working in Summit County for the past decade or more. We are all familiar with changes the town has experienced: from the explosive growth […]

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Guest editorial

January 6, 2017 — I would like you to be aware of an incident that happened Jan. 2, on the road out of Oakley at the top of the Weber Canyon. Many cabin and homeowners who have property above the maintained road through the Thousand Peaks Ranch were up […]

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