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Tom Clyde: The great lumber fraud

June 23, 2017 — Congratulations, you may already be a plaintiff. That's right, without ever talking to a lawyer, the odds are pretty good that you are a party to a lawsuit filed by some law firm you never heard of that is going to sue some corporation back […]

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Teri Orr: Savoring Park City

June 23, 2017 — The way I remember, it was first called something like A Taste of Park City. The brainchild of Tina Lewis who was working with the Chamber of Commerce. Since we were a town of around 2,000 people and no one came here in the summer, […]

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Jay Meehan: Bonanza Flat

June 20, 2017 — How about that deal Park City's current batch of elected officials, along with other open-space stakeholders in the area, ushered through to first acquire and thereby protect Bonanza Flat from unwanted development by the private sector. Pretty cool, eh? I haven't seen such a celebratory […]

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Amy Roberts: A staycation situation

June 20, 2017 — I have never really embraced the idea of a "staycation." The idea of dropping $500 to stay five miles from my house just never appealed to me. I have friends who swear by these getaways, but I always imagined them showing their coworkers photos and […]

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Tom Clyde: Mass shooting of the week

June 16, 2017 — Wednesday was a busy day. The morning started off with a mass shooting in Washington, D.C. in which several people playing baseball before work were gunned down. They were a Congressional team practicing for an upcoming charity game between the Republicans and Democrats. Details are […]

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Teri Orr: Singing before dawn

June 16, 2017 — Most mornings this time of year I wake the same way: Before the sun gets up. I leave my windows and little deck door open at night (there are screens) and sleep with the night air blowing and nocturnal creature sounds lulling me to sleep. […]

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Jay Meehan: Perchance to dream…

June 13, 2017 — "You should approach Joyce's "Ulysses" as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith" – William Faulkner These days, the ol' body seems to get the "heads-up" before the ol' brain. A few days prior to one of these often-obscure Irish cultural holy […]

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Amy Roberts: A dad’s lasting graduation advice

June 13, 2017 — This last week my social media feeds were inundated with photos of toddlers in a cap and gown, 10-year olds posing with diplomas and high school graduates behind the wheel of a shiny new car. Perhaps it's because I don't have kids, but I've always […]

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Tom Clyde: A hell of a lot of cupcakes

June 9, 2017 — I'm not sure what to make of the Bonanza Flat deal. That valley is beautiful, at the top of the watersheds, sort of problematic to access and really too nice to mess up with a bunch of trophy houses. The same could have been said […]

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Teri Orr: Graduating over time

June 9, 2017 — It happens all your life but never the same as when you are 18. When you finish those years of education leading to a diploma, and freedom of a sort, to map out the rest of your life. Or at least the next chapter. For […]

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Jay Meehan: Joy in the time of Trump

June 6, 2017 — "I don't want you anymore cause you took my joy." — Lucinda Williams Try as I might, retaining a sense of joy and wonder in the time of Trump has become pretty much a non-starter. And it matters little if I attempt to deal with […]

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Amy Roberts: R is for Raise

June 6, 2017 — The reason I'm not named Molly is very likely sitting in jail at the moment. At least according to my father, who was a teacher the first several years of my life. When I was born my parents didn't know what to name me. My […]

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Tom Clyde: Summer’s here, ready or not

June 2, 2017 — Summer has arrived. From a cool, wet spring to summer heat in a matter of a few days. I think it's safe to put the snow shovel away. I've been worried about flooding since mid-winter. The snowpack upstream of my house was about double the […]

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Teri Orr: Starting the summer with love

June 2, 2017 — Summer tip-toed into Park City ahead of schedule in a long, lazy way. Three days instead of two to enjoy the warmer-not-yet-fully-warm days. Drag out the wicker and wooden furniture and enjoy the last of the hot pink crabapple blossoms before they fall off the […]

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Jay Meehan: The summer of attachments and alienations

May 30, 2017 — On this particular trip, we didn't get strafed by bats as Raul Duke and Dr. Gonzo would four years later. These puppies, upon closer inspection, much more resembled Pterodactyls with as yet undiagnosed pituitary issues. Four of us had left Malibu in a van on […]

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Amy Roberts: Happy trails

May 30, 2017 — Like many of us, I spent the holiday weekend getting reacquainted with the remarkable trail system offered in this town. Oh Round Valley, how I adore your leash-free labyrinth. Oh Colin and Rob, how I've missed your stunning aspens and posted signs warning me I […]

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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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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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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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