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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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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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