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Guest editorial: No SAGE means no more national recognition

August 23, 2016 — I recently read your article on the Park City School District’s decision to eliminate SAGE testing for older students. I know there are those that feel kids have too much testing nowadays, but the implications of this particular decision are far-reaching. This is because the […]

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Guest editorial: Taxes for Transportation?

August 23, 2016 — Growth is happening here. Development will respond with more housing, and commercial construction. More schools will be built. The result? Many more people moving from one place to another. Transportation is defined as: “the act or process of moving people or things from one place […]

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Thirty years in, Education Foundation deserves our thanks

August 23, 2016 — Teachers returned to their classrooms this week with large ambitions. They are aiming to set up their students for success and to enrich their lives like only a first-rate education can. But in Park City, they don’t have to do it alone. Among the many […]

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24-29, 2016

August 23, 2016 — Tax increases needed to help fix traffic projects Editor: The adage ‘The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change’ has certainly proven true for the last decade that my family and I have lived in Park City. But one of the most endearing aspects of […]

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The sports beat

August 23, 2016 — As progeny of the quite singular and encyclopedic Bob Meehan, my siblings and I grew up not only sports junkies but also sportswriter junkies. Admittedly, we were, and remain, strung out. Being Irish Catholic and, go figure, Notre Dame fans, an introduction to New York […]

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How Park City High School’s early school times affects the youth

August 23, 2016 — My alarm clock goes off like a siren at 6 a.m. I drag myself out of bed, and get ready for school. The brisk air sweeps across my face as I wait for the bus under the pitch black sky. Before class begins, I stand […]

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Back to school

August 23, 2016 — I woke up Monday morning to the news summer break was officially over for a number of my friends and their children. There were the standard social media posts of children on a front porch, many holding signs announcing the grade they were about to […]

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 20-23, 2016

August 19, 2016 — City punished all transportation providers Editor: A growing number of “fully insured and properly licensed” Transportation Service Providers in the Park City area such as my company, Four Seasons Concierge, and others like Peak Transportation, DayTrips, Utah Limousine, Karaoke Cab, and PROTRANS operate both our […]

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Guest editorial

August 19, 2016 — I long considered Park City the only art festival worth doing in Utah. Unfortunately, over the years that notion has steadily changed as the show booth fees rose to today’s exorbitant level, crowds steadily diminished, just as Show Management has become complacent with security as […]

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New school year means prep sports are back

August 19, 2016 — The smell of fresh-cut grass on the soccer field. The sound of sneakers squeaking on the volleyball court. The sight of a racket connecting perfectly with a ball on the tennis court or a driver making solid contact on the golf course. The goosebumps-inducing feeling […]

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Border security solved

August 19, 2016 — The presidential race just continues to amaze, for all the wrong reasons. Three hundred million of us, and we end up with a choice between Clinton and Trump, or a protest vote for a fringe candidate just so we can look ourselves in the mirror […]

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Scrapbook summer days

August 19, 2016 — You can try and design a trip with adventures for a teenager and think you know the outcomes but you can’t design serendipity and spontaneity. If you are very, very lucky they might pay you a visit. I had wanted to take my granddaughter on […]

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 17-19, 2016

August 16, 2016 — While Republicans battle among themselves, Dems have a better candidate Editor: Elections matter. Much of Summit County is located in Utah House District 53 and the splinter-size victory (of 8 votes) to Morgan rancher, Logan Wilde, over Mel Brown in the GOP primary has garnered […]

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Guest editorial: Develop Treasure into an ecofriendly paradise

August 16, 2016 — The Treasure Hill developers should be responsible stewards of the land, yet its master plan is antiquated. The buildings are not LEEDS certified even though the developers call them green. The architects and engineers should know better. Environmental architecture is now the foremost way to […]

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Bishop’s gambit declined

August 16, 2016 — In the wake of statewide polls showing a majority of Utahns favoring a National Monument designation for the Bears Ears region, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, to utilize parlance from the game of Chess, has recently “offered” a relatively late-in-the-match “gambit” in his ongoing war of […]

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Post offices need to keep doors open late for mail-in ballots

August 16, 2016 — Some Summit County voters who thought they had complied with the primary election’s June 27 mail-in deadline may have missed the boat. Their ballots may be among those still sealed and uncounted in the county clerk’s office. What’s even more disconcerting: those unopened ballots could […]

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The fine print

August 16, 2016 — Ask any of my exes and they’ll tell you — I’ve got a number of character flaws. I can be stubborn and impatient. I can be blunt to the point of insensitivity. And if I get angry, you’d rather be on a rickety raft in […]

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Guest editorial

August 12, 2016 — There’s a concerted recent effort to urge the government to construct “wildlife fences” along many of the major highways in the Park City area, presumably to protect moose and just about any wild animal from a potential vehicle collision. I don’t think that this is […]

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 13-16, 2016

August 12, 2016 — Local taxi companies get shoddy treatment by city Editor, I am Diania Turner and I own FASTAXI (a local taxi and airport dispatch service). I mention this because if I don’t, someone will call me out on it. We do not have cars or drivers, […]

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Signs of an early fall

August 12, 2016 — There are some strange things going on, and it feels like the season has turned early. The potgut squirrel population soared this summer. They were thick as flies. They always hibernate much earlier than makes sense. But that’s usually between the 15th and 20th of […]

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