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Letters to the Editor, March 29-31, 2017

March 28, 2017 — Locals rally support for lung transplant patient Editor: Park City native Riley Hancey was an active, healthy, 19-year-old young man until late November, 2016. Having grown up in the Park City area, he enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, and river rafting. Sadly, that all changed in […]

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Guest editorial

March 28, 2017 — The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission forwarded a positive recommendation for a Low Impact Permit to Pat Putt (Community Development Director) last week, before hearing all of the facts. The lot size is over 12 acres and they opted for a building envelope on top of […]

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Desperate search for affordable housing could lead to disaster

March 28, 2017 — In a misguided effort to patch Park City's affordable housing gap, a pair of property owners put more than two dozen lives at risk. Throughout the winter, the owners of the former Colby School site on State Road 224 rented rooms to seasonal workers, disregarding […]

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Tumbleweed connection

March 28, 2017 — "The impeded stream is the one that sings." — Wendell Berry Notions like Wendell's came to me more often back when spending time tossing hand-tied flies into moving water occupied more of my time than it does these days. Having now become part of the […]

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Construction and community

March 28, 2017 — Last week, a colleague of mine I hadn't seen in a while asked me to join him for lunch. He had a meeting in Park City and wanted to catch up afterwards. "Sure!" I responded, followed by some restaurant options. A few days later, we […]

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Letters to the Editor, March 25-28, 2017

March 24, 2017 — WWII vet tells Trump: Do not built this wall Editor: As a 90-year-old Marine veteran of WWII, I remember many things that seem to be forgotten in this era. For instance, a big wall built to separate two countries. At the end of WWII, Germany […]

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Nuking Kimball Junction

March 24, 2017 — Summit County has obtained nuclear weapons, and is preparing to use them. I know we are living in a fact-free world these days, but consider the evidence. The County is forming a "Blue Ribbon Commission" to develop a master plan for Kimball Junction, extending from […]

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Park City School District should be lauded for taking action

March 24, 2017 — The Park City School District was boisterously — and rightly — criticized last spring when its failure to provide necessary accommodations for students with Type 1 diabetes became public. Likewise, the district should be commended when it tries to do better. Last summer, in response […]

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Coming clean

March 24, 2017 — I have a sense I have been a wee bit cranky this week. It started with the robin. I came home while it was still that lovely time of day where the sun had set but light was left. I noticed, on the bare branches […]

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Taj Mahal

March 21, 2017 — "It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him." — Joseph Heller, "Catch 22" I first arrived at "the blues" in its more primitive non-jazz form through my brother McGee and the countercultural coterie […]

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Letters to the Editor, March 22-24, 2017

March 21, 2017 — Park City Fire Chief: please take care of our firefighters Editor: I am writing this letter to express my concern for our firefighters in Park City. In light of the tragic death of Kurt Peterson last month, it has left me concerned as to the […]

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Guest editorial: The three best ways to get around Park City

March 21, 2017 — My husband and I moved to Fox Point in the Redstone area in November as it met our two non-negotiables: a 2-car garage and direct access via bus, bike or our feet, to most of the places we wanted to go in Park City or […]

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Guest editorial: Creative housing for seasonal workers

March 21, 2017 — Sometimes I see things differently. To create different results, as a community we need to do things differently. Currently, we are focused on doing the same things (essentially) and expecting change. Unfortunately, life does not work that way. Many Parkites work at the resorts to […]

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Without Salt Lake County, individuals need to dig deeper to save Bonanza Flats

March 21, 2017 — It is disappointing that the Salt Lake County Council, last week, could not muster a majority to approve a $3 million contribution toward preserving Bonanza Flats, but Park City should not let that diminish its resolve to close the deal. Unlike their Salt Lake County […]

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Blowing away our chances

March 21, 2017 — During my tenure as a Park City resident, I've often heard some iteration of the following: "There are too many people in town! Please stop advertising how great Park City is!" It's usually uttered in a moment of frustration — when the lift lines are […]

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School board needs to step back

March 17, 2017 — Over the last four years, the Park City School District has undergone intense change with dual language immersion (DLI), all-day kindergarten, removing 25 Reading and ESL instructors in grades 1 through 5, new curricula, new grading system, new testing and assessment tools. Currently waiting in […]

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Letters to the Editor, March 18-21, 2017

March 17, 2017 — There's no room for hate in Park City Editor: As I was on my way to work today, I saw a vehicle with messages on it that said “no room for hate” and “love all.” It was unexpected but heartwarming to see that. It was […]

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New Kimball committee call pull together an unwieldy area

March 17, 2017 — The Summit County Council is poised to appoint citizens to a new Blue Ribbon Committee to help devise a cohesive vision for the neighborhoods surrounding Kimball Junction. It is a great idea. The Junction, with its increasingly entangled shopping centers and interwoven residential complexes, is […]

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Wonderful spring

March 17, 2017 — This weather is very strange. It's been as high as 60 degrees at my house, and often isn't freezing at night. It's an indication of the snow depth that all this warm weather hasn't melted things back much. There are no bare spots in the […]

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Letters to the Editor, March 15-17, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Random acts of kindness Editor: This letter is to thank Trent and Eric from Park City SUP for stopping and taking the time to help me when I totally needed help. I was driving home with groceries when my front tire went flat. I managed […]

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