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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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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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