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Letters to the Editor, July 22-25, 2017

July 21, 2017 — Andy is my choice for mayor Editor: In my two terms as a Park City Council member, I had to honor to serve with two candidates and work extensively with the third. I served six years with Dana as Mayor, four years with Andy on […]

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Guest editorial

July 21, 2017 — Last Thursday I spent the day at the Huntsman Cancer Institute having a basal cell carcinoma successfully removed. As I lay in the reclined chair while the surgeon sewed up the two-inch incision, I couldn't help but think about the state of our health care […]

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E-bike program puts new users on busy trails but let’s make it work

July 21, 2017 — There were a lot of smiles at Wednesday's launch of Park City and Summit County's electric bike share program that makes available 88 bikes docked at nine stations located in Kimball Junction, Canyons Village and Park City. According to the Summit Bike Share app, as […]

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Tom Clyde: The ancestral Tupperware

July 21, 2017 — It seemed so simple. My two sisters inherited the family home on the ranch. My brother and I had already built houses on the ranch before Dad died, so it was reasonable that the girls should have the family house. For about 25 years, they […]

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Teri Orr: I just couldn’t love this book more

July 21, 2017 — For me, summer reading is usually a mystery or two, a romance, a thriller, a bit of nonfiction that inspires. The advance copy I just read by the singer-songwriter, city planning geek Dar Williams has all those elements combined. The book won't be out until […]

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Guest editorial

July 18, 2017 — The $20 million "Arts District" proposal for Bonanza Park might be a good idea, but let's not jump on it too quickly. Over the last few years the project's developers and the city have come up with several other proposals for this area that have […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 19-21, 2017

July 18, 2017 — Bill White group heaps praise on Oakley rodeo organizers Editor: I want to personally thank all of the wonderful volunteers that put on a true local Fourth of July tradition: The Oakley Rodeo. Bill White Farms was honored to be the presenting sponsor for the […]

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Guest editorial

July 18, 2017 — At Park City Action Network's mayoral forum at Cafe Terigo on Monday night, July 10, candidate Dana Williams stated, "I don't look at government to solve the problems, I look at you guys to tell government how to solve the problems." It's great to hear […]

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Wildfire season is just heating up

July 18, 2017 — The Fourth of July fireworks have subsided but Summit County residents, especially those who live in outlying subdivisions among the sagebrush, pines and aspens are not out of the woods yet. This coming weekend's Pioneer Day is also known for its displays of incendiary devices. […]

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Jay Meehan: The vérité aesthetic

July 18, 2017 — "Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind." — Albert Einstein Wow! For the life of me, I don't know how the rest of you do it. This past Sunday morning, I returned to a previously well-polished behavioral pattern and positioned myself […]

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Amy Roberts: In the heat of the moment

July 18, 2017 — When I first moved to Park City about 15 years ago, I remember looking at houses and finding it quite curious few had air conditioning. I briefly wondered if I'd mistaken the charming little town I'd soon call home for a third-world country. Having spent […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 15-18, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Flow trails are increasing the risks for mountain bikers Editor: I am quite distressed about the recent death on Tidal Wave, combined with the person who became paraplegic last year. I have been downhill mountain biking for 25 years, 11 of which have been at […]

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Tourism officials right to be wary of Utah’s DUI law

July 14, 2017 — Like many alcohol-related measures the Utah Legislature has cracked open over the years, the law it passed this spring to drop the DUI threshold to the lowest mark in the country is not going down so smoothly in areas of the state that rely heavily […]

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Tom Clyde: Rescued from the cultural wasteland

July 14, 2017 — One of the great joys of living here is knowing that, when you least expect it, local government will step in and provide a solution to a problem you didn't even know you had. Can't find a parking place? No worries, we'll provide you with […]

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Teri Orr: By and by Lord

July 14, 2017 — My co-worker and I were sitting in my office recently when a knock came on the frame of my open door. A tall man with a kind face suddenly filled the frame. I jumped up — we embraced — and I asked him what he […]

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Guest editorial

July 11, 2017 — The July 4 launch by the North Koreans of a missile capable of striking Alaska with a nuclear warhead should set off alarm bells in our federal and state government agencies about the growing threat of a nuclear attack. It will not be long before […]

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Letters to the Editor, July 12-14, 2017

July 11, 2017 — Park City Vulnerable to be next Brian Head Editor: The recent wildfire in Brian Head has shown the wildland/urban interface in Park City is at a critical juncture. One only needs to look at the homes in Summit Park, Pinebrook, Colony, Deer Valley and Deer […]

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Projects back up U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s vision

July 11, 2017 — By the end of this week, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team is hoping to complete its most recent addition to the Utah Olympic Park: Project JUMP. The new facility will contain two jumps built with artificial in-runs that will launch athletes into inclined airbags. […]

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Jay Meehan: Thermodynamics

July 11, 2017 — It was a week or so back and not quite as hot as it has become. But, still, from the horse corrals up in the northeast Heber foothills, the snow pack on "Timp" looked pretty much like it was well on its way out. The […]

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Amy Roberts: Exploration education

July 11, 2017 — When my niece was born nearly three years ago, I told my sister I would save for her college education. I pretended my intentions were noble. I often presented them in some form of "You're a single mom" or "I don't have kids of my […]

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