Top 5 Stories: Drought concerns are top of mind in Park City |

Top 5 Stories: Drought concerns are top of mind in Park City

A drought that started last spring has reached historic proportions, scientists say, though the area’s water supply remains sufficient.
Tanzi Propst/Park Record

Editor’s note: Stories in this list received the most page views on from Jan. 18-24, 2021.

Park City bear bench, a Main Street landmark, vandalized
The Franz the Bear sculpture along Main Street was vandalized in mid-January, temporarily leaving the work on its back.

(UPDATED) ‘Not on strike just practicing.’ Ski patrollers, locked in negotiations with Vail Resorts, picket at PCMR.
Park City ski patrollers picket on Saturday morning, advocating for a pay increase and better sick leave coverage.

Park City planning director, a pivotal figure in growth matters for decades, dies
Bruce Erickson, the planning director at City Hall, has died, the municipal government said. Erickson was involved at some level in nearly all the major decisions regarding growth and development in Park City since the early 1990s.

After 2 avalanche deaths in as many years, the backcountry gate leading to Dutch Draw gets attention
The last two Utah skiers or snowboarders to die from avalanches have left from the same backcountry gate at Park City Mountain Resort. Some are wondering why it remains open.

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