Letters to the Editor
July 5, 2008
On Friday, June 6th, the Park City High School PTSO sponsored a celebration party for the 2008 graduating seniors.
The consensus was that the evening was a great success, but it could never have happened without the incredible support of our community in Park City and Summit County. Mark Fischer donated Park City’s newest entertainment facility, The Yard, on Kearns Blvd. His incredible generosity allowed us to go the extra mile for the seniors. Thank you Mark! Working with Mark were Mike Sweeney and Gary Compagna, both of whom donated hours of time to help us with every detail of the event.
To our community at large: From Summit County to Jans, Marilyn at Booster Juice to Holly at Skull Candy, Restaurant Central, Szechuan Chinese and the countless restaurants, shops and business owners that gave items to support our seniors; there are not enough thank yous to send your way!
Lastly are our parents that contributed and the volunteers, too numerous to mention, who contributed hours before, during and after the event to pull it all off. You know who you are! You are wonderful!
To our graduating seniors: Good luck in your next big step towards independence and the future! We wish you great success where ever you go from here!
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co-chair, PTSO Grad Night Celebration 2008
Apologies from a new leash-law convert
Given all the conversations about dogs vs people on the trails, I felt compelled to write this letter describing my recent incident with my off-leash dogs on the McLeod Creek Trail in the Basin. At the Copper Moose organic farm, my two dogs left the trail to investigate the new flock of ducks at the farm. They were redirected back to the trail by an employee of the farm and we continued on our run.
On the way back, I knew I would have a problem with them at the same place as I didn’t have a leash with me. But I didn’t expect them to be so familiar with the terrain (and determined) as to know to take a short cut at the bridge which crosses the creek, and cut through several fields to get back to the ducks. I was able to bring back one of the dogs with voice commands, but the other was gone. Despite a full sprint to the duck pen, I was not in time to prevent an assault on one of the ducks, "Miss Piggy," by my dog. While Miss Piggy survived, I was repulsed at what my dog had done.
I hope that all who read this will appreciate that I thought I had my dogs under voice control and that I didn’t need to abide by the leash laws in this normally remote section of trail. I am now a leash law "believer" and want to encourage all who are still clinging to the idea that they are above the leash laws to reconsider. One never knows what’s going to pop out of the woods or sagebrush and cause your otherwise obedient pooch to go on a "wilding" spree.
My apologies, again, to Miss Piggy and Copper Moose Farm.