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When is a special event not so special?

September 23, 2016 — Call it a First World problem, if you must, but Park City’s burgeoning special-events calendar has become a thorny issue. According to a report presented to the Park City Council this week, in 2016 there have been 81 special events that drew a total of […]

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This weekend’s Neighbor Day is just in the nick of time

September 20, 2016 — If you can’t name your neighbors don’t feel like the lone ranger. While a handful of residents may boast that their children, now grown, played together when they were toddlers on that very same cul de sac, most Parkites live in neighborhoods that are constantly […]

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Balloon festival breathes new life into fall event calendar

September 16, 2016 — At times this summer, Parkites might have wished for a respite from the busy parade of special events. But now that Miners Day has come and gone and many tourists have headed home, we are hankering to rekindle the festivities. This weekend’s magical floating spectacle […]

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In response to teen tragedy, Park City, Summit County and schools need to rally

September 13, 2016 — Friends and family of a Park City teenager who died unexpectedly on Sunday were still reeling with shock when they learned that one of the boy’s close friends died fewer than 48 hours later. The causes of both deaths, so far, are unknown but police […]

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Lace up the hiking boots for Treasure tour

September 9, 2016 — Those interested in the proposal to build the Treasure development should lace up their hiking boots on Wednesday. The Treasure land, overlooking Old Town, is a popular spot for hikers and bicyclists in the summer and fall. The hike on Wednesday, though, has greater importance […]

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Labor Day traffic may be sign of what’s to come down the road

September 6, 2016 — Motorists unfortunate enough to be traveling through Summit County on U.S. 40 and westbound Interstate 80 on Monday afternoon found themselves mired in a slow-moving traffic jam along with thousands of homeward bound Labor Day travelers. By late afternoon, cars, campers and tanker trucks trying […]

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Miners Day: a tribute to Park City’s legacy of diversity, hard work and ingenuity

September 2, 2016 — On Labor Day, known locally as Miners Day, Park City pays tribute to the town’s hard working pioneers who established a modest mining camp that eventually turned into a world-class ski town. If you are new to town, take a moment to tour the historical […]

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Late start time would put Park City High students on roads during rush hour

August 30, 2016 — It’s complicated. Concerned patrons in the Park City School District are pushing for a later start time at the high school and the school board is generally on their side. But, they warned, a scheduling change at one school could start a chain reaction of […]

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Park City and Summit County Councils crave public input on watershed issues

August 26, 2016 — Most people pay scant attention to public meeting notices, and even those who do — unless they serve on a particular board or commission — are often too busy to spend long afternoons or evenings attending city or county planning commission and council meetings. That […]

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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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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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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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Art Fest and Main Street: a perfect match in mountains

August 12, 2016 — About 10 years ago, some wondered whether Kimball Art Center’s annual festival had become too big for Main Street. Old Town merchants were feeling constricted by what they saw as a barricade of artists’ booths and an invasion of out-of-town food vendors. At the same […]

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Bonanza Flats land deal would create a lasting legacy for Park City

August 9, 2016 — The Park City Council should not hesitate to ask voters whether they are willing to support a bond to buy Bonanza Flats. And voters should be eager to support it. Thursday night the council will decide whether to place a $25 million bond measure on […]

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Wildfire warning: Living close to the forest carries extra responsibilities

August 5, 2016 — Thursday evening, more than 50 concerned property owners from Weber Canyon and Oakley turned out for a meeting with U.S. Forest Service and Unified Fire Authority officials. The horizon to the east of the town hall was muted by smoke from nearby wildfires but the […]

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As Rio Games begin let’s focus on the athletes’ accomplishments

August 2, 2016 — In this political campaign season full of vitriol and uncertainty, we have an opportunity to take a welcome break by celebrating the height of human potential and sportsmanship. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin Friday. Utah residents have a special affinity […]

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Mountain bikes don’t belong in designated wilderness areas

July 29, 2016 — Utah’s U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch must be scratching their heads over the criticism they have received regarding their bill to allow mountain biking in designated wilderness areas. When they introduced the legislation earlier this month they touted it as a way to […]

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Associate Superintendent VanGorder served Park City School District well

July 26, 2016 — Park City School District Associate Superintendent Tom VanGorder is departing after offering his expertise to the district for more than 22 years. When VanGorder arrived in 1994, the school district was just beginning to talk about building a middle school, and maybe even a high […]

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Park City’s fireworks ban: hold your fire!

July 22, 2016 — Park City leaders are taking a proactive stand by banning fireworks during Pioneer Day weekend. It’s a smart move — one we wish surrounding entities would emulate. No one wants to be a spoilsport during Utah’s Pioneer Day holiday. But no one wants to see […]

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It’s time to raise a toast to Recycle Utah

July 19, 2016 — This weekend, everyone is invited to raise a toast to Park City’s tireless recycling advocates. Without them, we’d be building more landfills instead of parks and our planet’s ozone layer would be even thinner. And what better way to support their efforts to ensure our […]

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