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Memorial Day: a time to celebrate and contemplate

May 26, 2017 — This Memorial Day weekend, in between passing plates of hamburgers and potato salad, we hope local families will take time to think about the men and women who fought in our country's Armed Services. Too many of them lost their lives actively protecting our freedoms […]

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Jenny Knaak: Heartfelt homecomings

May 26, 2017 — I spend a lot of time at the airport. I'm not traveling myself, mind you … just standing in the baggage claim with a little sign. One of the functions of my job is to greet incoming performers when they land — I make sure […]

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Guest editorial

May 25, 2017 — "Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds" (Diane Ravitch). As schooling has progressed and new ways have been created to strengthen young individuals' minds, more tests have been made to challenge their […]

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Letters to the Editor, May 24-26 2017

May 25, 2017 — A season-pass price increase of Epic proportions Editor: I love Park City Mountain and until now have appreciated all the work its new owners have put on the mountain ever since they assumed ownership.What I don’t like as much, however, is how the company keeps […]

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Community must unite to prevent graduation-related tragedies

May 23, 2017 — This is an exciting time of year for everyone involved in public education. It's an opportunity to reflect on the hard work students, teachers, parents and community members put in to shape the graduating classes of Summit County's three high schools. And it's a chance […]

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Jay Meehan: Adventures with Chip

May 23, 2017 — Even among the highly idiosyncratic Sun Classic production geeks assembling at the Homestead Resort in Midway that long ago morning-in-question, Thomas Francis "Chip" Radaelli stood out. That much I remember. The name of the film being shot, however, is, at least for the moment, lost […]

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Amy Roberts: Bravo for bag ban

May 23, 2017 — I often write tucked away inconspicuously at a local coffee shop. I'm not sure why. I have an office both at home and work. But for some reason, the words for this column, freelance magazine articles, or a speech for my boss, all seem to […]

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Letters to the Editor, May 20-23, 2017

May 19, 2017 — Help put Bonanza Flat fundraising over the finish line Editor: With under a month left to raise the money needed to save Bonanza Flat, fundraising is still going strong. At this point, the coalition of nonprofits, Park City, Summit County, Wasatch County and others have […]

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Park City bag ban: we can do this

May 19, 2017 — The Park City Council, last week, took a bold, proactive stand by voting to ban single-use plastic bags. The measure will go into effect at the end of June in stores within the city limits encompassing more that 12,000 feet. The new rule reinforces the […]

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A surprise visit from the Russian ambassador

May 19, 2017 — The Russian ambassador dropped by my house the other day. It was a real surprise, since we hardly know each other. He was very personable and brought my favorite doughnuts. He was full of good stories. Who knew that Stalin was such a comedian? We […]

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My heroes have always been journalists

May 19, 2017 — Here's the only thing I can think about this week: I am grateful to live in a country with a free press. I am grateful for brave journalists who pursue the truth for truth's sake. I am grateful the media has morphed, so even folks […]

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Letters to the Editor, May 17-19, 2017

May 16, 2017 — Resident thanks Robert Hilder for judicious advice Editor: When I read about Judge Hilder's passing, I was deeply touched. His judgment during my divorce saved me from what could have been a sad future. A very big part of my life has been based on […]

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Guest editorial

May 16, 2017 — Have you ever thought about what would happen if suddenly, no one spoke English anymore? How about Spanish? German? Mandarin? This is a real thing for many people in the world, whose languages are on the brink of extinction. To give you some idea of […]

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Guest editorial

May 16, 2017 — The students and staff of the Park City School District need and deserve our support. As former members of the Park City School Board, we want to express our support for the leadership of the Park City School District. We have worked directly or indirectly […]

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Cycling season is rolling: stay alert, share the road

May 16, 2017 — Summit County drivers may not have to worry about driving through snowstorms for a couple of months, but they still need to be on high alert. Friday is Bike to Work and School Day which officially kicks off the busy summer cycling season in Park […]

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Amy Roberts: The buzz about bees

May 16, 2017 — Several years ago I was dating a guy who was at my house one evening when his mother called. He had mentioned during the call he was with me, and his mom, whom I had not met yet, asked him, "What's Amy like?" He paused […]

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Jay Meehan: What, me worry?

May 16, 2017 — I knew better than to put away my mud boots and Sorrels. This is Utah and all remains in flux. Except, of course, the political climate. Anyway, in these humble digs, foul weather footwear enjoys a long-term lease agreement. Their sleep-wherever-they-fall attitude is part of […]

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Letters to the Editor, May 13-16, 2017

May 12, 2017 — UDOT's proposed "wildlife overpass" doesn't qualify Editor: According to the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) definition, the Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT) current proposed "wildlife"overpass at Parley's Summit does not qualify to be defined as a wildlife overpass. According to the FHWA's "Wildlife Crossing Structure Handbook" […]

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Learn more about running for local office at a free seminar

May 12, 2017 — One relatively positive effect of today's fractious political climate is that the country's notoriously apathetic electorate is up in arms. At last, citizens are paying attention and participating. The downside, though, is that some potentially excellent leaders may be reluctant to run for office in […]

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Mending fences and (mostly) dodging lightning

May 12, 2017 — I just finished up a week of mending fences, in the literal sense. This winter was brutal on the fences around the ranch. Trees blew over. Moose and elk walk through the fences like they aren't even there, snow plows, and just the weight of […]

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