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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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Outdoor Retailer takes an important stand on public lands

February 17, 2017 — The Outdoor Retailer show, a vital part of Utah's economy for more than 20 years, has threatened to leave Utah before, but this time it is serious. Organizers of the twice-yearly event at the Salt Palace Convention Center announced this week they will not renew […]

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Parents, schools not ready for realignment just yet

February 14, 2017 — The Park City Board of Education is slated to vote on whether to go forward with, or postpone, a district-wide grade alignment that would affect each and every one of its schools this September. As proposed prior to last year's bond election, in the fall […]

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An Olympic bid may be fast, bumpy run

February 10, 2017 — The Winter Olympics planned in February of 2026 seem to be distant at this point, like looking at a giant-slalom skier at the top of the run and realizing the athlete must navigate a series of turns before reaching the finish line. But 2019, the […]

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Upset about politics? Call your congressman

February 7, 2017 — There is an undercurrent of anxiety running across the country right now, and Summit County is not immune. Citizens from both ends of the political spectrum — and many in the middle – are simmering with suspicion and uncertainty. But if the attention that is […]

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Ski areas are stepping up their environmental efforts, are you?

February 3, 2017 — Up on the mountain, nature lovers are still enjoying last month's bountiful snowfall, but at lower elevations those pristine layers off fluff have shrunk into blackened curbs of ice and salt-ringed puddles. One of our community's greatest challenges, as a winter recreation destination is to […]

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Park City’s global welcome mat offers antidote to Trump’s isolationism

January 31, 2017 — This month will mark the 15th anniversary of the year Utah hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and from the looks of the international banners and brightly colored team jackets around town this week, it is apparent Park City is still a welcoming hub for […]

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Park City and Summit County will stick to environmental agenda with or without federal support

January 27, 2017 — The opening of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival seems to have taken place light years ago. Former President Barack Obama had just delivered his farewell speech in which he ticked off a substantial list of environmental achievements. Among them: raising fuel efficiency standards for the […]

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Confluence film, politics and weather, storms through city, offers lessons

January 24, 2017 — In terms of safety and camaraderie, Park City's March on Main last Saturday was an enormous success. Despite overloaded buses, traffic jams and an incessant snowstorm, a giant crowd turned out and delivered a powerful message. Most gratifying of all: Everyone returned home, safe and […]

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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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