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March on Main: Citizens intend to raise their voices for a brighter future

January 20, 2017 — Park City has been galvanized by plans to join more than 300 Women’s Marches around the country. It has been a central topic of conversation around water coolers and dinner tables all week and the question most asked, it seems, is not whether someone is […]

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Park City plays critical role in nurturing independent filmmaking

January 17, 2017 — This week, Park City residents may feel somewhat overrun by the film industry — but they should be proud of the work that is being done here. The Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals are vital incubators for films that incorporate bold artistic expression, social activism […]

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Bonanza Flats will only belong to us if everyone chips in

January 13, 2017 — With support from voters, the Park City Council took a bold step Thursday, approved an option agreement of $38 million to purchase 1,350 acres of undeveloped alpine land above the city. If all goes according to plan, the deal will preserve a treasured playground and […]

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Park City School District learned its lesson

January 10, 2017 — In the fall of 2015, voters were emphatic in their rejection of the Park City School District’s $56 million bond proposal that would have funded major changes to school facilities. But like any good student who occasionally slips up and earns a failing grade, the […]

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A tip of the ski hat to local snow plow crews

January 6, 2017 — Last month, Park City residents were begging for snow — this month they are hauling it away as fast as possible. And, next month, who knows? The resorts could be back to making their own. Maintaining a perfect winter wonderland is a daunting challenge, but […]

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Sales tax on Amazon bill is good for the community

January 3, 2017 — If you are an Amazon customer, you have probably noticed a new fee appearing on your bill. As of New Year’s Day, in accordance with an agreement between Amazon and the Utah Tax Commission, the stuff in your shopping cart is subject to state and […]

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Lessons learned in 2016 offer opportunities to improve in 2017

December 30, 2016 — The national roundup of last year’s top news stories offers a pretty glum assessment of our world — natural disasters, violent crimes and untimely deaths. By contrast, Park City and Summit County residents have a lot to be thankful for: the economy is roaring, we […]

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Summit County’s ‘climate believers’ have made a big difference

December 27, 2016 — Win or lose, Summit County has already gained enormous benefits from participating in the Georgetown Energy Prize competition. Thanks to Summit Community Power Works, the local nonprofit spearheading the effort, the community has seen a big reduction in energy consumption over the last 18 months. […]

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Park City is ready to roll out welcome mat

December 23, 2016 — After weeks of prep work and practice, an army of new and seasoned hospitality experts is waiting to welcome a torrent of holiday visitors to Park City. The peak check-in day is expected to be Tuesday. Restaurant kitchens are laden with groceries and the tables […]

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Mending political fences begins in our own backyard

December 20, 2016 — Since Election Day, there has been enough handwringing and lamenting over the nation’s deep political rift to make anyone – conservative or liberal — want to hibernate for the rest of the winter. But there is a better solution. Let’s focus on the issues that […]

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Affordable housing belongs at the top of city and county agendas

December 16, 2016 — The people who put the glitz in all of those glitzy headlines about Park City are, to a large extent, the thousands of employees — both year round and seasonal — who work behind the scenes. They are the ones who tune skis overnight, shovel […]

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Rocky Mountain Power was wise to back down on net metering

December 13, 2016 — Late last week, in the face of substantial public criticism, Rocky Mountain Power agreed to withdraw its request to raise metering rates for new rooftop solar users. At least temporarily. The power company justified the rate hike proposal with claims that solar users don’t pay […]

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Kimball Junction Transit Center is important cog in county’s future

December 9, 2016 — You may have missed it because you and your car were stuck in a snowstorm-exacerbated traffic jam, or you were jockeying for a parking place among masses of holiday shoppers. This week, Park City and Summit County celebrated the opening of a new transit center […]

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Activism will be the watchword as new administration takes over

December 6, 2016 — Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe this week delivered a powerful lesson in civic engagement as they led a successful protest to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline across their reservation in North Dakota. Hopefully, coverage of the protest and its peaceful outcome […]

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Park City Mountain and Deer Valley kick off season with snowy slopes and a philanthropic lift

December 2, 2016 — Parkites and visitors are smiling this week. The sky is blue, the slopes are white and the resorts are open. In Park City, when the lifts are running, everyone is happy — local business owners, kids, grownups, competitive athletes and fun seekers from around the […]

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Summit County Health Department launches much-needed mental health care initiative

November 29, 2016 — Finally, someone is listening. In response to the efforts of a group of concerned citizens last spring, and to a shocking tragedy in September, the Summit County Health Department has taken the lead in an initiative to assess and expand local mental health services. The […]

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This holiday season shop small, shop local, shop with a conscience

November 25, 2016 — These days you can do all of your holiday shopping without ever getting up from the couch. With just a click, or a swipe, it’s done. No traffic, no lines at checkout, no wrapping or hectic trips to the post office. But if that’s not […]

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Diverse Thanksgiving guest list reflects changing times

November 22, 2016 — Take a look around your Thanksgiving table this Thursday. If yours is like many in Park City, there are likely some new faces -– recent additions to the family, new friends, or perhaps old friends who have returned after a hiatus for school or military […]

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Local law enforcement and the community will not participate in Trump deportation plan

November 18, 2016 — Mayors, council members, sheriffs and police chiefs across the country have declared they will not cooperate with President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed plan to deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the United States. Many Park City and Summit County officials […]

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Park City Institute continues to expand its cultural offerings

November 15, 2016 — When the Park City Institute formed back in 1998 as the Park City Performing Arts Foundation, Executive Director Teri Orr wanted to bring in thought-provoking presentations to illuminate, educate and enlighten local residents. She is known for saying “I hope when you leave at least […]

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