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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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Avalanche Forecast Center has made our mountains safer

April 14, 2017 — Call it luck or the result of hard work and dedication. For the first time in more than two decades, the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center reports there were no avalanche-related fatalities in the state this season. That is somewhat of a surprise considering the amount […]

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Say thanks to departing employees by promising to work on housing issues

April 11, 2017 — The lifts at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort will unload their last guests of the 2016-2017 ski season at the end of the day on Sunday, and it is a sure bet some will be glancing wistfully over their shoulders at the […]

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Park City City is ready to roll out new Main Street parking plan, come check it out

April 7, 2017 — Park City has done a magnificent job beautifying its historic downtown core. The new sidewalks, signage and pedestrian crossings, interspersed with public art, have certainly made Main Street more attractive and easier to navigate. But the most effective welcome mat any commercial district can offer […]

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Park City Council steps up with their own cash, you should too

April 4, 2017 — Park City's five council members and the mayor are ponying up $25,000 out of their own pockets to help seal the deal to buy the 1,350 acres of undeveloped alpine meadows above Park City known as Bonanza Flats. By putting their own skin in the […]

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Sundance Festival’s outgoing manager gets well-deserved round of thanks

March 31, 2017 — In the glare of the Sundance Film Festival spotlight, a simple misunderstanding can become an international incident, and a finicky projector can spell doom for a budding director's career. But for the last several years, a calm head has been at the helm, ensuring the […]

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Desperate search for affordable housing could lead to disaster

March 28, 2017 — In a misguided effort to patch Park City's affordable housing gap, a pair of property owners put more than two dozen lives at risk. Throughout the winter, the owners of the former Colby School site on State Road 224 rented rooms to seasonal workers, disregarding […]

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Park City School District should be lauded for taking action

March 24, 2017 — The Park City School District was boisterously — and rightly — criticized last spring when its failure to provide necessary accommodations for students with Type 1 diabetes became public. Likewise, the district should be commended when it tries to do better. Last summer, in response […]

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Without Salt Lake County, individuals need to dig deeper to save Bonanza Flats

March 21, 2017 — It is disappointing that the Salt Lake County Council, last week, could not muster a majority to approve a $3 million contribution toward preserving Bonanza Flats, but Park City should not let that diminish its resolve to close the deal. Unlike their Salt Lake County […]

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New Kimball committee call pull together an unwieldy area

March 17, 2017 — The Summit County Council is poised to appoint citizens to a new Blue Ribbon Committee to help devise a cohesive vision for the neighborhoods surrounding Kimball Junction. It is a great idea. The Junction, with its increasingly entangled shopping centers and interwoven residential complexes, is […]

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Expanding Park City Transit service to Kamas will help break logjam on S.R. 248

March 14, 2017 — Residents in the small towns on the east side of Summit County used to share juicy tidbits of news at the post office, or while shopping at the local cash store or standing in line at the at the movie theater — but these days […]

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Sundance Film Festival logistical challenges can be surmounted

March 10, 2017 — The Sundance Film Festival is getting a bum rap. The event that has been filling rooms and restaurants in Park City for more than 30 years and is credited with pumping about $80 million annually into Utah's economy — with much of that total circulating […]

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Winter sports season a success for American women

March 7, 2017 — Another winter nears its end as the temperatures begin to rise and the snow slowly starts to melt. There's been a plethora of strong results on the slopes, jumps and tracks for Team USA, but the 2016-2017 winter season was a special one for the […]

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‘Zion Curtain’ bill is a good compromise

March 3, 2017 — Utah's infamous "Zion Curtain" could be on its way out. And that's something Park City should drink to. H.B. 442, a bill that would drastically change some of Utah's main liquor laws, is moving through the Utah Legislature. As an alternative to the Zion Curtain […]

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Flagstaff and beyond: Wasatch and Summit Counties must work together

February 28, 2017 — Park City is sending a delegation to a Wasatch County Council meeting today to talk about the future of Bonanza Flats, a critical swath of undeveloped land that embroiders their shared border along Empire Pass. While there are no discernible property lines, the 1,350 acres […]

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Park City, energized, needs to push for compassionate immigration reform

February 24, 2017 — This is no time for wide-eyed idealism. Many of our community's ideals are being challenged and we need to defend them with verifiable facts and unwavering commitment. Those efforts must include everything from ensuring local immigrants have a clear path toward legal employment to protecting […]

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Against backdrop of fear, city and county leaders hope to reassure immigrants

February 21, 2017 — Federal immigration agents slipped quietly into Park City early Friday morning and apprehended four individuals. Under normal circumstances, the incident would have barely raised an eyebrow, but given the current backdrop of anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from Washington, D.C., the arrests caused a wave of panic […]

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