Top 5 Stories: It’s curtains for in-person Sundance, masks are back, and traffic backs up |

Top 5 Stories: It’s curtains for in-person Sundance, masks are back, and traffic backs up

Editor’s note: Stories in this list received the most page views on ParkRecord.como from January 2-9, 2022.


Sundance Film Festival organizers canceled all in-person events in the Park City area and elsewhere in Utah, citing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, the second consecutive year the largest and most lucrative special event on the community’s calendar will not be held live.

Sundance cancels in-person festival in Park City, citing rising omicron cases

There has not been a community-wide mask mandate in place since April, when case counts were declining and the prospect of widespread vaccine availability offered hope that the worst of the pandemic was over.

Countywide mask mandate slated to go into effect as coronavirus surges


The Park City-area lodging industry is expected to endure a difficult stretch later in January at a time when some of the largest, highest-paying crowds are normally filling rooms for a week-plus.

Sundance move online delivers considerable hit to Park City lodging industry

Reports involving parking problems are common in Old Town and places in the area of the Park City Mountain Resort base area when there are large crowds in the city.

Park City crowds cause parking problems as cars block roads, hinder snowplows


Park Record columnist Amy Roberts says, “If these tourism-dependent areas can do it, so can we.”

Amy Roberts: Somebody, anybody, everybody — needs to fix this


Summit County reacts to Roe v. Wade decision


More than 200 Parkites assembled on May 14 in response to a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court suggesting the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade could be overturned. On Friday, it was — prompting impassioned responses from both sides of the aisle across the nation – and in Summit County.

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