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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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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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