Letters to the Editor
November 25, 2009
The Winter Sports School in Park City Class of 2009 would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Rob Clayton, Head of School, and the rest of our faculty for making our senior year the best ever! Also, a special thank you to Megan Dever, office manager, for keeping us organized. We would also like to give special recognition to our board of trustees for all of their behind-the-scenes efforts that keep our school running. And thanks to our great community for continued support!
Our school is a 501c3 college preparatory high school and opened its doors in 1994. It is housed in three trailers near the Utah Olympic Park. The goal of The Winter Sports School is to prepare us for continued academic success in college while giving us the opportunity to train and compete in all sports during high school.
The Winter Sports School, Class of 2009: Delainey Ackerman, Avery Ardovino, Alyse Blank, Brandon Booth-Dunbar, Austin Bourret, MiKayla Briere, Colin Carrig, Rose Caston, Joss Christensen, Jessie Delacenserie, Juliana Duran, Philippe Grant, Christoph Lentz, Emily Leslie, Kelly Mackenzie, Kelly Marren, Connor Moody, Steven Nagie, Bergen Palmer, Alex Schlopy, Nick Stenicka, Kiko Sweeney, Amanda Veth, and parents
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Cooperation was clinic’s foundation
A few members of the Park City Interfaith Council have joined together in this letter of community commendation:
We wish to congratulate the People’s Health Clinic on the opening of its new clinic at Quinn’s Junction very near the new hospital. They will serve almost 5,000 patients this year, and expect future growth of more than 6,000 next year. This vital service to the uninsured of our community is done through the goodness of those who support the clinic and many more who volunteer their professional services.
We also need to offer our gratitude to Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) for their contribution to this success. Not only have they provided us with a beautiful new hospital, but they have been an integral part of the success of the People’s Health Clinic.
While the People’s Health Clinic will reside in the new County Health Department Building, the community needs to understand that it is through the goodness of IHC that this is possible.
IHC gave the People’s Health Clinic the property, almost five acres, to build a building. Rather than go to the community and raise a building fund, the PHC Board Officers, particularly Charlie Wintzer and Mike Andrews, creatively negotiated a deal with the county. The clinic would give the property to the county, if the county would build the new Health Department Building and allow the clinic to reside in the building at no rent.
What a magnificent way to bring benefit to the entire community. IHC gives the property to the clinic. The clinic gives it to the county, and the county builds the building at a significantly reduced cost as a very expensive piece of property becomes absolutely free.
This is the kind of community cooperation and creativity that makes this a wonderful place to live.
We, as a few members of the Interfaith Council, commend Intermountain Healthcare for their gift to this community. We further commend our county leaders, Bob Richer, Sally Elliott and Ken Woolstenhulme and our current County Council for their vision and commitment to health care. We also wish to recognize Mike and Charlie and the leadership and board of the People’s Health Clinic for their vision in building the People’s Health Clinic into a loving and caring source of health care for those who simply might be forced to go without.
Rev. Robin Nygaard, president
Park City Interfaith Council
Businesses back Park City pep band
The directors and members of the Park City Pep Band would like to say thank you to a number of local businesses for their support of the group.
On Friday, November 13, the PCHS football team was competing in a state semifinal game at the University of Utah. The band wanted to support the team by being in the stands just as they would be during a home game. The following individuals and businesses provided donations to pay admission for each band member to attend the game.
Greg Wolbach — Evergreen Engineering
Craig Elliot — Elliot Workgroup
Pete Gillwald — Land Solutions
Greg Schirf — Utah Brewers
Joe Tesch — Tesch Law
Rick Perry — Farmer’s Insurance
Chris Taylor and Bret Hughes
Band directors, Park City High School and Treasure Mountain International School
Local family needs your help
Melvin Sweatfield, age 33, died suddenly and tragically on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 8, leaving behind a wife and two children who are in urgent need of financial assistance. Unfortunately, there was no life insurance and Melvin’s wife, Amie, was unemployed at the time of his death. This local family is in urgent need of immediate financial help until employment can be obtained and Social Security benefits kick in. Even a small donation can make a significant difference in their time of need. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank into the "Melvin Sweatfield Donation Account."
Thank you for your support!
Wendy Mair Family resource facilitator
Utah Family Coalition
Rail Trail highway? Surely you jest
Somebody needs to remind Kent Cashel and Kurt Von Puttkammer that the April Fools issue isn’t out until April 1. That would be an appropriate time to present the story about turning the rail trail into a highway.
Move market off Main? That’s silly
The gals of the Park Silly Market have done a remarkable job of bringing 7,000 people together each Sunday during the summer months. They celebrate our community and shared our community with others. The market cannot be measured in terms of dollars gained or lost, but in terms of showcasing our community and bringing immeasurable good will to Park City. Let’s figure out how to keep them on Main Street, wherever it may be.
Merchants could learn from market
Returning from a week of travel, I found the articles in Saturday’s Record about the Silly Market. First and foremost, I was shocked to see that there is not a move afoot to build a statue of Kimberly Kuehn, and the other founders of the Silly, to celebrate their creativity and innovation. Let’s hope first and foremost that the new mayor of Park City has the leadership with the council and merchants that the Silly is one of the gems of Park City. Other neat, cool mountain towns have a spirit, and the Silly is a great, great reflection of that spirit here. This event brings thousands of people to the area, tourists, who need/expect these type of things and locals who simply enjoy. Business down as a Park City merchant? Well maybe you need to get creative to figure out how to attract people and sell your wares when people are in the area … perhaps local Main Street merchants should be given a space in the Silly so they can be there rather than having to creatively figure out how to capitalize on the throngs of people who descend for several hours each Sunday. When you think about it, with what Volker has done with his market and Kuehn and her friends with this one, they bring a flavor and vibrancy to Park City and that needs to continue.
Summit County resident