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Local emergency responders unfazed by Monday’s earthquake

September 19, 2017 — It will take a lot more than a 3.3 magnitude earthquake to rattle Summit County’s well-trained emergency responders.

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Guest Editorial: Slow down for the safety of our pets

September 18, 2017 — An emotional plea to abide by neighborhood speed limits .

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Affordable housing lottery is a win for new homeowners and the community

September 17, 2017 — This week a handful of lucky locals learned they would soon become full-fledged homeowners in the town where they work and play. It is a dream they share with many others who make up Park City’s burgeoning workforce but cannot afford the town’s pricey real estate.

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Take a deep breath and enjoy the off season

September 12, 2017 — Go right ahead — make a left turn off of Kearns Boulevard during the morning commute, pull into a parking spot right in front of your favorite restaurant on Main Street or dare to go to the market at 5:30 p.m.! Park City's ever-shorter off […]

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Parents, teachers and students show no tolerance for weapons at school

September 8, 2017 — With classes in session for less than a month, the Park City School District already has experienced a sobering reminder of the times we live in. Tuesday night, a local student posted a Snapchat photo of a weapon in a backpack along with a threatening […]

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Trump’s decision on DACA runs counter to Park City’s values

September 5, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump continues to enact policies that run counter to many of the values that Park City residents hold dear. In addition to his previous decisions to roll back critical environmental initiatives, including U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Accord, this week he […]

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Workers past and present take center stage on Miners Day

September 1, 2017 — Labor Day has a special significance in Park City. The town was still in its hardscrabble infancy when the holiday, celebrating the great accomplishments of American workers, was established in the 1880s. Local residents quickly latched onto the occasion to lavish attention on the men […]

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Parkites are finding ways to join Harvey flood relief efforts

August 29, 2017 — This week, regardless of how tough their days at work may be, Parkites know they can go home to their favorite spot on the couch and chill. Not so for hundreds of thousands of Texas and Louisiana residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. […]

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Students head back to school with a community’s renewed commitment

August 25, 2017 — If we could write the perfect end-of-the-school-year headlines right now they might look something like this: "Park City students set new academic records in STEM programs," "District's new policies for supporting diabetic students heralded in national education journals," "More Latino students than ever heading to […]

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Parkites’ reaction to sale of Deer Valley is muted by concern

August 22, 2017 — Local reaction to the news of Deer Valley Resort's sale to a multi-resort company has been measured. It is an honor, of course, to join the ranks of ski towns featuring the likes of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth, Steamboat, Mont Tremblant, Stratton Mountain Resort […]

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Parkites’ reaction to sale of Deer Valley is muted by concern

August 22, 2017 — Local reaction to the news of Deer Valley Resort's sale to a multi-resort company has been measured. It is an honor, of course, to join the ranks of ski towns featuring the likes of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth, Steamboat, Mont Tremblant, Stratton Mountain and […]

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Eclipse offers glimpse of mankind’s place in the universe

August 18, 2017 — Monday morning, all of the usual hustle and bustle in Park City will likely come to a temporary standstill as residents and visitors pause to acknowledge a rare astronomical event: a near total eclipse. By all accounts, the weather is expected to cooperate and we […]

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Park City stands with Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 — The images of overt racism emanating from Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend were heartbreaking — a stark reminder that hatred and violence still lurk just below the surface in communities throughout our country. But the fact that so many of us were surprised by the number […]

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A whiff of fall spurs efforts to help students get off to good start

August 11, 2017 — There is an unmistakable hint of fall in the air and, on cue, retailers have begun highlighting back-to-school fashions and supplies. The notebook-and-pencil aisles at the store are already looking ravaged, and everyone, it seems, is carrying around lists of things to buy for lockers […]

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Summit County controversy exposes community’s ‘small-town’ values

August 8, 2017 — It is said that in a small town, you are remembered for the most embarrassing thing you ever did. That's the downside of the often-extolled virtues of living in a tight-knit community. Never mind kicking the winning field goal in the state football championship or […]

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The Kimball Art center is taking art to the streets

August 4, 2017 — Whether it is the promise of mountain sunshine, refreshments, live music, or a combination of all three, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival annually attracts droves of visitors who otherwise might never set foot in a gallery or museum. And that is something that, literally, […]

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The Utah Olympic Park’s legacy is still shining bright

August 1, 2017 — When the concept of building an Olympic ski jumping and sliding sports facility was broached to Summit County residents in the early 1990s, they were justifiably skeptical. At the time there were few, if any, local ski jumpers or bobsledders, and there were serious concerns […]

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The (mayoral) races are on in Park City and Summit County’s Eastside towns

July 28, 2017 — Local elected officials, arguably, have a more tangible effect on their constituents' day-to-day lives than those at the state and federal levels. They make decisions about streets, sidewalks, special events, parking, zoning, fireplaces, noise ordinances, trashcans, leash laws, business licenses and sometimes even what kind […]

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Vail’s net zero promise: Hold them to it AND help them get there

July 25, 2017 — This week, Vail Resorts announced its intention to achieve a net zero operating footprint by 2030. It is an admirable goal in an energy- and resource- hungry industry. It is also a bright contrast to our federal administration's dreary retreat from environmental stewardship. Like Park […]

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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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