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A wildfire might be at end of firework fuse

June 23, 2017 — There is still lingering snow at the highest elevations of the Park City area and the slight cooling of temperatures in the past week was welcome. But everyone in Park City and outlying Summit County needs to realize there is the danger of a wildfire […]

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There is indeed a rare opportunity in Park City real estate

June 21, 2017 — The term "rare opportunity" is oftentimes used when marketing real estate. In the case of two new developments inside Park City, the phrase fits well as City Hall itself is readying to sell newly constructed units as part of the municipal housing program. It is […]

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City, county make the right call to stay with Mountain Accord

June 16, 2017 — The long-running Mountain Accord initiative is changing its name and structure and that has raised serious concerns among some of the original stakeholders in the process — most notably Summit County and Park City. The need for a new framework represents a shift from commissioning […]

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Bonanza Flats land purchase will be a legacy for generations to come

June 13, 2017 — Park City residents are about to become the owners of 1,350 acres of wildflower-filled meadows and aspen-studded slopes. The Park City Council is expected to finalize its $38 million purchase of Bonanza Flats Thursday evening with a public celebration planned on Friday afternoon. The agreement […]

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Republican assault on Planned Parenthood has taken toll on local clinics

June 9, 2017 — When Planned Parenthood of Utah (PPAU) and its satellite clinic in Park City teamed up in 1983 to fight the state's effort to block federal funds, citizens leapt to their defense. Planned Parenthood prevailed in court and for the next three decades, Parkites had a […]

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Park City School District raises the bar, and salaries, too

June 6, 2017 — The Park City School District has a lot to celebrate as the 2016-17 school year comes to an end. And it won't be just the seniors who are leaving the campus with big grins on their faces. Teachers and administrators throughout the district earned high […]

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The window is open for those willing to lead their communities

June 2, 2017 — The official filing window to run for a seat on your city or town council is now open. The clerks in Park City, Henefer, Coalville, Kamas, Oakley and Francis are standing by to guide you through the process. But, if you are considering taking a […]

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This new Search and Rescue Assistance Card will get you home faster

May 30, 2017 — If you wander off a snowy backcountry ski trail in the Wasatch Mountains, or take an unexpected plunge into a steep red rock canyon in the Utah desert, there are trained volunteers who will drop whatever they are doing to come find you. They will […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Steven Holcomb’s legacy will live on in athletes he inspired

May 9, 2017 — While newer residents may take Park City's Olympic-caliber bobsled, luge and skeleton track for granted, it is a relatively recent addition to the local landscape. In fact, when first proposed as part of the region's earliest bid for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, the project […]

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Editorial: May Day marked critical moment for Park City workers

May 5, 2017 — It was just by coincidence that Monday, May 1, a day when the rank-and-file workers of the world are celebrated, marked a critical moment for the work force of Park City and Summit County. On the date known as May Day, there were important moves […]

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Park City, Summit County politicians outshine buffoons in D.C.

May 2, 2017 — In these precarious times, while our federal officials are busy rolling back environmental protections and health care benefits, flirting with dictators and feathering their own financial nests, it is an immense comfort to examine our local elected leaders. Instead of fueling jingoism and fear, Park […]

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Summit County proves it is committed to improving mental health services

April 28, 2017 — "Everyone here has been touched by this. I lost a brother to substance abuse," said Summit County Council member Kim Carson as she helped introduce a new community-wide, multi-agency mental health initiative last Friday. Addressing an audience of more than 70 leaders from multiple organizations, […]

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Editorial: Parkites savor the sweet solitude of the off season

April 25, 2017 — Empty parking spaces and being able to choose any table at your favorite restaurants is not a sustainable year-round business model, but after a hectic winter of hustle and bustle is sure feels nice. During the brief interlude after the ski lifts stop churning and […]

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Earth Day 2017: Environmental activism is more important now than ever

April 21, 2017 — One of the most popular movie stars at this year's Sundance Film Festival was a gray-haired, 69-year-old politician whose last blockbuster was released more than a decade ago. But former Vice President Al Gore proved he could still stir up a passionate response in Park […]

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Parking is perpetually perplexing but is key to downtown’s success

April 18, 2017 — Park City Municipal got exactly what it asked for this week — an earful of input on the town's parking problems. During two informal sessions held at the Park City Library, business owners, residents and employees shared their complaints about everything, from idling UBER drivers […]

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