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Letters: Treasure bond is a bad deal for taxpayers

May 27, 2018 — Celebrate with plant-based foods Editor: What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill this Memorial Day face a nasty choice. If

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Editorial: On Memorial Day, we honor nation’s fallen by upholding the ideals they fought for

May 26, 2018 — On Monday, residents will congregate with loved ones in backyards or parks throughout Summit County and celebrate the end of a three-day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. But we must be careful not to lose Memorial Day's true significance. It's a time to

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Jenny Knaak: Friday night life

May 25, 2018 — I allow my 14-year old son to play football. He played little-league for the past two years, and is currently training with other incoming freshmen for the high school junior varsity team. I know there are many of you who are, right now, questioning my

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Writers on the Range: “Lake” Powell and me

May 25, 2018 — I have a long relationship with Lake Powell. I have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours in its canyons and on its waters. We even used to have a houseboat there. It's complicated. My parents were Danish immigrants, eager to explore the natural wonders

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Guest editorial: Drug courts offer opportunities for help, hope

May 24, 2018 — A courtroom is not a place where you would expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course, it is drug court. This May, over 3,000 drug courts and other treatment courts nationwide celebrate National Drug Court Month and the most

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Editorial: Legislature admits climate change is real — now we must demand action

May 24, 2018 — Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution lawmakers sent to his desk that states a changing climate affects Utahns and, further, encourages the use of science to understand the causes of climate change and find innovative solutions to it. It was a remarkable moment

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Letters: #MeToo discussion, while laudable, was flawed

May 23, 2018 — Teachers grateful for community support Editor: On behalf of the staff and faculty of Jeremy Ranch Elementary, we would like to thank Stein Erickson, Kneaders. Deer Valley, EATS, and all the Jeremy Ranch Families who contributed food to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. We were fed

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Jay Meehan: An antidote for the age of anxiety

May 23, 2018 — There are those moments during live music shows when instrumentalists and vocalists are trading riffs with such a high degree of virtuosity that the emotional returns reach a level where you think you might need to report your net-total-euphoria as income when you next file

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Letters: Kearns Boulevard should be top priority if county imposes tax increase

May 22, 2018 — State Senate race will be decided in primary Editor: The primary season is upon us with ballots to be counted on June 26th. Too bad the primary is not properly labeled. In many races, including the State Senate race for the district that covers much

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Guest editorial: Awareness about maternal mental health issues is critical

May 21, 2018 — In March of this year, Governor Herbert signed a declaration identifying maternal depression and anxiety as a "serious statewide public health issue." This month is also Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. Across the state, groups like the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, The Emily Effect,

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Editorial: Summit County residents shouldn’t pass up opportunity to prepare for emergencies

May 20, 2018 — It's impossible to be over-prepared for an emergency, yet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says roughly half of American households don't even have an emergency water supply or evacuation kit. Even fewer have emergency communication plans or a designated meeting place for

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Tom Clyde: Let kids be kids, and let them build treehouses

May 19, 2018 — The reverberations from the mysterious platform built in Daly Canyon continue. The story is that somebody, presumably kids rather than hobos, had built a sturdy deck up in the woods above Daly Avenue, and had been "hanging out" there. God forbid. There was also a

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Teri Orr: All the news that fits

May 19, 2018 — I met her at a crime scene… As I recall, she was stringing for the Deseret News at the time. I was the editor of this paper. Nadalee Noble, who had lived in Samak (yes, Kamas spelled backwards) and worked in Park City at a

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Letters: Dog owners are responsible for their pets on trails

May 18, 2018 — Firefighters step up for Image Reborn Editor: The firemen of Station #34 in Deer Valley surprised and delighted eight breast cancer survivors who had gathered together for a free weekend retreat this past April in Park City. These ladies had attended an Image Reborn Foundation

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Editorial: Congress has seemingly forgotten about Dreamers, but Park City hasn’t

May 17, 2018 — In September, the Trump administration announced its intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the country when they were 16 or younger. It was a devastating blow to the Park City community, which is home

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Jay Meehan: Searching for spirits in Southern Utah

May 16, 2018 — "We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time." ~ T. S. Eliot The nomadic tribe partaking in the southern Utah and Navajo Rez excursion

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Letters: Farm Bill is based on common myths about people who use food stamps

May 15, 2018 — Tour was beneficial for students Editor: Recently, approximately four hundred Ecker Hill Middle School seventh graders participated in an occupational tour of Park City businesses and organizations. The tour was an enrichment activity included in their class College and Career Awareness. Students had the unique

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Editorial: Dry winter brings summer of responsibility to conserve water, lessen wildfire danger

May 14, 2018 — It was obvious to anyone who even glanced at the mountains over the winter that the snowpack in Summit County was suffering. But just how dire the water situation would be heading into the summer months was unclear. As spring unfolds, we're gaining a better

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Teri Orr: Some shades of gray…

May 12, 2018 — It is very noisy — the quiet this time of year. I have taken to sleeping with the upstairs bedroom door to the outside world open — a bit — again. There is a screen door behind it which leads out to the postage stamp

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Tom Clyde: Lightning strikes twice with revelations of Woodland’s history

May 12, 2018 — I'm not much for birthday celebrations, and one passed this week with little notice. That's not to say that the day isn't special, or at least different. It's just that it falls at a time of year when things are in full chaos at the

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