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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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National politics may be veering off the rails but community is steadfast

November 11, 2016 — Park City and western Summit County have long been political outliers in Utah. That was especially apparent in this year’s election, where if Parkites had their way, Democrats Hillary Clinton, Misty Snow, Peter Clemens, Mike Weinholz, Rudi Kohler and Deana Froerer would be doing victory […]

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Don’t let veterans’ issues fade into background after election

November 8, 2016 — The presidential election, which took place later than usual this year, has dominated a week that is normally spent honoring the men and women who have served in the country’s Armed Forces. Friday is Veterans Day and they deserve our full attention. As of this […]

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This election season has brought out the worst, and best, in us

November 4, 2016 — Tuesday, at last, is Election Day. Like the holiday advertising season, the political campaigning began too soon and can’t end soon enough, and through it all we have seen the worst and best of our democratic process. Let’s focus on the best. This week, a […]

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Take a break from politics, join in Live PC Give PC

November 1, 2016 — Live PC Give PC, the Park City Community Foundation’s annual celebration of giving, is the perfect antidote to this year’s drawn out and exceptionally hostile election season. For 24 hours, from midnight Thursday to midnight Friday, Park City and Summit County residents can safely abandon […]

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Park Record pre-election stream

October 30, 2016 — Here is a collection of our pre-election coverage:

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Vote YES on Props 9 and 10 to keep Summit County moving ahead

October 28, 2016 — Park City and Summit County residents have almost always been willing to raise their own taxes to invest in the communitys future. Over the years they have approved measures that made it possible to build libraries, schools, recreation centers, parks and trails. In almost every […]

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Editorial: Summit County needs to send more Democrats to the Legislature

October 25, 2016 — Utah Representative Brian King, a Democrat whose district includes a tiny corner of western Summit County, has done an admirable job over the last eight years at the state Legislature. In fact, he has done such a fine job representing House Dist. 28 that he […]

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Voters have good candidates to choose from on county council slate

October 21, 2016 — Typically only two or three of the five seats on the five-member Summit County Council are on the ballot at a time. The intent is to stagger the councilors’ four-year terms to ensure a level of continuity. But this year, due to former council member […]

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Guest editorial: Judging the judges

October 18, 2016 — “Judges appear on the ballot every six years and then we, the voters, have to figure out whether to give them another term in office. It’s frustrating because we have no idea who they are or how they’re performing.” As the former director of the […]

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Even Utah’s most conservative voters should reject Trump

October 18, 2016 — On Tuesday, the Summit County Clerk’s Office mailed out 22,896 election ballots and we are hoping that local citizens will meet or exceed the 67 percent turnout of the last presidential contest in 2012. There is a lot at stake on every level, from the […]

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Student drug testing is a worthy effort

October 14, 2016 — There can be no debate about this: Park City schools are facing a dangerous drug problem. The question that lingers is how the community is going to respond in the coming months and years. For its part, the Park City School District has vowed to […]

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Extraordinary is par for the course for the Miner golfers

October 7, 2016 — The Park City High School boys’ golf team won the 3A state championship on Thursday. The championship was par for the course for what is unquestionably one of the Park City area’s most extraordinary sports successes. The win was the ninth in a row for […]

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