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Letters to the editor, Feb. 25-28, 2017

February 24, 2017 — Utah's elected officials are on the wrong side of public lands issue Editor: I am writing to oppose actions by Governor Herbert and our elected officials to do away with or shrink Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. These lands […]

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Guest Editorial

February 24, 2017 — I could not agree more with the sentiment behind James C. Green's recent letter ("Equal Pay bill has a serious downside," The Park Record, Feb. 15, 2017) and want to applaud him for taking the approach that he did to such a sensitive topic — […]

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Park City, energized, needs to push for compassionate immigration reform

February 24, 2017 — This is no time for wide-eyed idealism. Many of our community's ideals are being challenged and we need to defend them with verifiable facts and unwavering commitment. Those efforts must include everything from ensuring local immigrants have a clear path toward legal employment to protecting […]

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Pave the Bears Ears

February 24, 2017 — Outdoor Retailer convention has pulled out of Utah and is looking for a new home. It's a threat they have been making for several years, and finally made good on it. The principle they were defending is important, and the move is something they should […]

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Without a net

February 24, 2017 — When you start to be "woke," the universe sometimes lines up. It's so obvious you have to laugh … After you've cried. At my work this week — which involves presenting all forms of the lively performing arts — we had a circus without animals: […]

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Letters to the editor, Feb. 22-24, 2017

February 21, 2017 — Wasatch County Democrat takes GOP vice chair to task Editor: I support equal pay for equal work because I support the American ideal. Last week's argument against equal pay for equal work was awash in 'alternative facts' and the most odious sort of patronizing disdain […]

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Guest editorial

February 21, 2017 — Utah's landscape is among the most iconic in the country. We boast having three of the top 10 ski resorts in North America. The Beehive State was awarded the best state for business by Forbes six of the last seven years. It has been ranked […]

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Guest editorial

February 21, 2017 — America changed suddenly on Jan. 21. The change had been coming for years but many people, like me, didn’t take it seriously enough. I, like those many other people, felt America dividing in ways that, though alarming, seemed trivial. A radical faction of nationalists and […]

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Against backdrop of fear, city and county leaders hope to reassure immigrants

February 21, 2017 — Federal immigration agents slipped quietly into Park City early Friday morning and apprehended four individuals. Under normal circumstances, the incident would have barely raised an eyebrow, but given the current backdrop of anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from Washington, D.C., the arrests caused a wave of panic […]

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Howling with the wolves

February 21, 2017 — It had all the trappings of a town hall meeting that would be even more raucous than the Jason Chaffetz affair. This one would showcase subtle notes of deportations and border walls not to mention to-go bags from Red Iguana strewn about the Green Room. […]

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Thumbs down for no heads up

February 21, 2017 — If you spend enough time in a hospital, you'll eventually hear a page over a loudspeaker that goes something like this: "Trauma one, ETA five minutes." This advanced warning allows the medical team to get in place and prepare for what's to come. The announcements […]

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Letters to the Editor, Feb. 18-21, 2017

February 17, 2017 — Support for women equals support for all Editor: I am writing in response to the opinion piece, "Equal Pay bill has a serious Downside,"that was published in the Feb. 15 issue of The Park Record. Although I value financial security for all families in our […]

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Outdoor Retailer takes an important stand on public lands

February 17, 2017 — The Outdoor Retailer show, a vital part of Utah's economy for more than 20 years, has threatened to leave Utah before, but this time it is serious. Organizers of the twice-yearly event at the Salt Palace Convention Center announced this week they will not renew […]

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Deja vu all over again

February 17, 2017 — I was one of the panelists on a program put on by The Project for Deeper Understanding last week. It sounds deeply cosmic, but was really a group of elected officials, the City and County Managers, the County Economic Development Director, and for some reason, […]

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Turning more than a page

February 17, 2017 — Restless. This time of year, when the days start stretching a bit longer and light returns to early evenings, I feel myself wanting change. My cozy home that warms me during the coldest winter days and nights seems terribly small and, at once, too large […]

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Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15-17, 2017

February 14, 2017 — Equal Pay bill has a serious downside Editor: Here’s the problem with the Equal Pay bill being considered by the Utah Legislature: Traditionally men have earned more than women in the workplace because they are considered the primary breadwinners for families. They need to make […]

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Parents, schools not ready for realignment just yet

February 14, 2017 — The Park City Board of Education is slated to vote on whether to go forward with, or postpone, a district-wide grade alignment that would affect each and every one of its schools this September. As proposed prior to last year's bond election, in the fall […]

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Out-of-state radicals

February 14, 2017 — Although I knew well in advance that a representative quorum of friends was heading down to Brighton High School last Thursday to, hopefully, engage with the honorable Jason Chaffetz over a wide variety of issues at his Town Hall gathering, I never really made an […]

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Headlines and humiliation

February 14, 2017 — In less than one week, the state of Utah accumulated more national front page headlines and top story statuses than it did snowfall. First, there was the town hall with congressman Jason Chaffetz, who took a page out of Sean Spicer's playbook and offered alternative […]

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Too soon for spring fever

February 10, 2017 — Some days you just never know. I got up and started working on this column on my usual schedule. The computer screen was very blank, and staring at it for a long time didn't change things, nor did a couple of games of free cell. […]

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