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Jay Meehan: The Trump tumor

August 15, 2017 — Hey Uncle Trumpy! I caught your shtick on the tube the other night and figure you might just be the right guy to steer me through my current malaise. It was the part where you spoke up about hatred and bigotry having no place in […]

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Tom Clyde: Sturgisized

August 11, 2017 — Many years ago, I went through Sturgis, South Dakota. I was on my way to a mountain bike trip in the Black Hills. Odd as it sounds, leaving the real mountains of the west to go ride in South Dakota, it was a wonderful trip. […]

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Teri Orr: A blustery time…

August 11, 2017 — The invitation, to watch the sunset on the deck of the new home with the fabulous views in upper, upper Park Meadows, was one to say yes to. The lovely host and hostess ,the groaning board of cheeses and cured meats and tiny pickles, was […]

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Jay Meehan: Smoke signals

August 8, 2017 — "Each passing hour brings the solar system 43,000 miles closer to Globular Cluster M-13 in Hercules and still there remain misfits who insist there is no such thing as progress." ~ Ransom K. Fern One thing is for sure. Trump is not going to use […]

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Amy Roberts: Replacing the Porch

August 8, 2017 — This past spring my parents decided it was time to move. They'd built their house over 15 years ago and it required updating. Nearing their 70s, neither of them had the desire to live through an extensive remodel. My father is prone to stressing out […]

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Tom Clyde: Thinking of winter

August 4, 2017 — I spent a few days this week working on the roof of one of the old buildings on the ranch. It's the same one I shored up last year. This year, I'm trying to replace the old metal roofing, or at least part of it. […]

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Teri Orr: Winding roads and story lines

August 4, 2017 — On Monday, 73 years old sounded a whole lot younger to me than it did the day before. It sounded too young. Words from Salon Magazine: "Throughout all his various works and appearances, Shepard established a (perhaps unwanted) iconic status. Attractive and rustically 'all American' […]

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Jay Meehan: String theory

August 1, 2017 — Two things were clear. The stage at the Eccles Center was vibrating and the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was about to wrap. It appeared from the seats down front that T Bone Burnett had gone just about as far as comfort allowed with a particular […]

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Amy Roberts: Two thumbs way up

August 1, 2017 — In what is likely to be called the hand gesture heard around the world, Sen. John McCain gave a dramatic "thumbs down" vote last week to the GOP's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. I have my own feelings on this piece […]

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Tom Clyde: The strange case of Jeff Sessions

July 28, 2017 — Our politics are a mess. Things are polarized to the point of irrationality. "If he's fer it, I'm agin it." Don't bother us with facts, real or alternative, because they just don't matter. Everything is black and white, right up until it isn't. Consider the […]

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Jay Meehan: Latter-day reconnaissance

July 25, 2017 — "That border crossing feeling makes a fool out of a man." —Billy Joe Shaver We crossed into the void somewhere between the Upper Cretaceous and lower Tertiary. Hopefully, history would remember us as a somewhat industrious bunch, but never mind. We left as if shot […]

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Amy Roberts: Toddler or tempest preparation

July 25, 2017 — Short of boarding up windows, preparing for my family to visit is remarkably similar to preparing for a hurricane. I fill the car with gas, load up on food and call my insurance company to verify what my policy covers. In a few weeks, my […]

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Tom Clyde: The ancestral Tupperware

July 21, 2017 — It seemed so simple. My two sisters inherited the family home on the ranch. My brother and I had already built houses on the ranch before Dad died, so it was reasonable that the girls should have the family house. For about 25 years, they […]

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Teri Orr: I just couldn’t love this book more

July 21, 2017 — For me, summer reading is usually a mystery or two, a romance, a thriller, a bit of nonfiction that inspires. The advance copy I just read by the singer-songwriter, city planning geek Dar Williams has all those elements combined. The book won't be out until […]

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Jay Meehan: The vérité aesthetic

July 18, 2017 — "Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind." — Albert Einstein Wow! For the life of me, I don't know how the rest of you do it. This past Sunday morning, I returned to a previously well-polished behavioral pattern and positioned myself […]

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Amy Roberts: In the heat of the moment

July 18, 2017 — When I first moved to Park City about 15 years ago, I remember looking at houses and finding it quite curious few had air conditioning. I briefly wondered if I'd mistaken the charming little town I'd soon call home for a third-world country. Having spent […]

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Tom Clyde: Rescued from the cultural wasteland

July 14, 2017 — One of the great joys of living here is knowing that, when you least expect it, local government will step in and provide a solution to a problem you didn't even know you had. Can't find a parking place? No worries, we'll provide you with […]

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Teri Orr: By and by Lord

July 14, 2017 — My co-worker and I were sitting in my office recently when a knock came on the frame of my open door. A tall man with a kind face suddenly filled the frame. I jumped up — we embraced — and I asked him what he […]

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Jay Meehan: Thermodynamics

July 11, 2017 — It was a week or so back and not quite as hot as it has become. But, still, from the horse corrals up in the northeast Heber foothills, the snow pack on "Timp" looked pretty much like it was well on its way out. The […]

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Amy Roberts: Exploration education

July 11, 2017 — When my niece was born nearly three years ago, I told my sister I would save for her college education. I pretended my intentions were noble. I often presented them in some form of "You're a single mom" or "I don't have kids of my […]

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