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E-bike program puts new users on busy trails but let’s make it work

July 21, 2017 — There were a lot of smiles at Wednesday's launch of Park City and Summit County's electric bike share program that makes available 88 bikes docked at nine stations located in Kimball Junction, Canyons Village and Park City. According to the Summit Bike Share app, as […]

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Wildfire season is just heating up

July 18, 2017 — The Fourth of July fireworks have subsided but Summit County residents, especially those who live in outlying subdivisions among the sagebrush, pines and aspens are not out of the woods yet. This coming weekend's Pioneer Day is also known for its displays of incendiary devices. […]

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Tourism officials right to be wary of Utah’s DUI law

July 14, 2017 — Like many alcohol-related measures the Utah Legislature has cracked open over the years, the law it passed this spring to drop the DUI threshold to the lowest mark in the country is not going down so smoothly in areas of the state that rely heavily […]

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Projects back up U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s vision

July 11, 2017 — By the end of this week, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team is hoping to complete its most recent addition to the Utah Olympic Park: Project JUMP. The new facility will contain two jumps built with artificial in-runs that will launch athletes into inclined airbags. […]

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Sundance Institute, Kimball Art Center and Park City partnership is a masterpiece

July 7, 2017 — The art world is about to meet a new player. Two of Park City's cultural powerhouses — the Sundance Institute and the Kimball Art Center — have announced plans to collaborate with City Hall to create an arts-and-culture district in Bonanza Park that they believe […]

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City heeds taxi companies’ concerns, but this bumpy ride is not over

July 3, 2017 — The Park City Council made a wise decision Thursday, proving that its members are genuinely sensitive to their constituents' concerns. After fielding complaints about a proposed free downtown ride service, the council put the project on hold. The idea, which city officials hoped would cut […]

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Let’s celebrate the Fourth with more patriotism, less chauvinism

June 30, 2017 — There will be a lot of fervent flag waving this weekend, but, unfortunately, the annual display of stars and stripes can't disguise our country's current deep divisions. Even here in Summit County, the electorate is polarized. On a positive note, the passionate debates that have […]

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New free shuttle will help bridge the county’s East Side/West Side divide

June 27, 2017 — South Summit residents who work in Park City and need a respite from the orange-barrel obstacle course on State Road 248 should consider taking a free ride on Summit County's new Kamas Commuter bus. The service started Monday and is already getting good reviews from […]

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A wildfire might be at end of firework fuse

June 23, 2017 — There is still lingering snow at the highest elevations of the Park City area and the slight cooling of temperatures in the past week was welcome. But everyone in Park City and outlying Summit County needs to realize there is the danger of a wildfire […]

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There is indeed a rare opportunity in Park City real estate

June 21, 2017 — The term "rare opportunity" is oftentimes used when marketing real estate. In the case of two new developments inside Park City, the phrase fits well as City Hall itself is readying to sell newly constructed units as part of the municipal housing program. It is […]

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City, county make the right call to stay with Mountain Accord

June 16, 2017 — The long-running Mountain Accord initiative is changing its name and structure and that has raised serious concerns among some of the original stakeholders in the process — most notably Summit County and Park City. The need for a new framework represents a shift from commissioning […]

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Bonanza Flats land purchase will be a legacy for generations to come

June 13, 2017 — Park City residents are about to become the owners of 1,350 acres of wildflower-filled meadows and aspen-studded slopes. The Park City Council is expected to finalize its $38 million purchase of Bonanza Flats Thursday evening with a public celebration planned on Friday afternoon. The agreement […]

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Republican assault on Planned Parenthood has taken toll on local clinics

June 9, 2017 — When Planned Parenthood of Utah (PPAU) and its satellite clinic in Park City teamed up in 1983 to fight the state's effort to block federal funds, citizens leapt to their defense. Planned Parenthood prevailed in court and for the next three decades, Parkites had a […]

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Park City School District raises the bar, and salaries, too

June 6, 2017 — The Park City School District has a lot to celebrate as the 2016-17 school year comes to an end. And it won't be just the seniors who are leaving the campus with big grins on their faces. Teachers and administrators throughout the district earned high […]

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The window is open for those willing to lead their communities

June 2, 2017 — The official filing window to run for a seat on your city or town council is now open. The clerks in Park City, Henefer, Coalville, Kamas, Oakley and Francis are standing by to guide you through the process. But, if you are considering taking a […]

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This new Search and Rescue Assistance Card will get you home faster

May 30, 2017 — If you wander off a snowy backcountry ski trail in the Wasatch Mountains, or take an unexpected plunge into a steep red rock canyon in the Utah desert, there are trained volunteers who will drop whatever they are doing to come find you. They will […]

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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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