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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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Editorial: Small towns face policing challenges too

July 15, 2016 — When the national news becomes too brutal to bear, Summit County residents can just turn off the television. Residents in places like Dallas, New York, Chicago and Boston often don’t have that luxury. Bad news invades their lives on a regular basis. But Summit County’s […]

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Editorial: Vail should heed City Hall and citizen concerns over trademark

July 12, 2016 — Parkites, led by former Mayor Dana Williams, are planning a protest at City Hall today, Wednesday, July 13. The demonstration is timed to coincide with a closed-door meeting between City leaders and executives from Park City Mountain Resort owner Vail Resorts regarding the company’s effort […]

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Women’s Giving Fund: making lives better for women and children in Summit County

July 10, 2016 — Most of the time, Park City’s posh resorts and luxurious amenities take center stage, but this week it was a richness of a different sort that made heads turn. Members of the Park City Community Foundations Women’s Giving Fund gathered at Deer Valley on Tuesday […]

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Park City’s special events success relies on public transit

July 7, 2016 — Longtime locals spent much of Monday marveling at the mass of humanity gathered along Main Street and all the way down Park Avenue to City Park. In fact, it would not have been possible to accommodate a crowd of that size without the city’s growing […]

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Celebrate America responsibly in the great outdoors

July 6, 2016 — The Fourth of July celebrates America’s past, present and future in a variety of ways — namely, parades, cookouts and fireworks. However, Park City, the home of many Olympians and world-class athletes, has a majority of residents who won’t settle for largely stationary activities. Monday’s […]

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Daly West head frame could become a new landmark in town

May 24, 2016 — While some in the community were deeply saddened when the Daly West mine’s head frame, the stately relic that towered over one of upper Deer Valley’s ski runs, toppled to the ground, many others never knew it existed. These days, a year after its collapse, […]

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Park City-Heber City bus route would be a Christmas gift

December 14, 2015 — The next stop for a bus line is Heber City. A private-sector transportation company recently launched a route connecting Park City and the Wasatch County community where scores of people who are part of the Park City work force live. The route ran for just […]

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