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Letters: Leaders must keep children safe

February 18, 2018 — Leaders must keep children safe Every parent should demand a plan from their school board on safety. The days when we could naively assume that attacks would be random and few and far between are over. Every school should expect an attack. The argument regarding

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Tom Clyde: Olympic overdose

February 17, 2018 — I really don't care about most of the Olympic events. I love to ski, but watching other people ski doesn't exactly ignite the fire within. So when the Olympic coverage takes over, my inclination is to ignore it. But every year, I get sucked in,

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Teri Orr: We must demand an end to gun violence

February 17, 2018 — I am of the age where we were taught to hide under our desks — for when The Bomb dropped. It was the early 60s. We had a plan. It also involved emergency routes to walk away from the school and to walk to preplanned

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Letters: Open message to noise wall voters

February 15, 2018 — School board is on right path Editor: Unfortunately, the new Park City School Board has been criticized by a few members of the community. Some have even called it dysfunctional. Nothing could be further from the truth. On the contrary, it is well on its

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Editorial: Opioid fight will be long, but Utah Legislature is on right track

February 15, 2018 — One of the most important topics the Utah State Legislature is tackling in its 2018 session is literally a matter of life and death. Lawmakers this year have put the opioid epidemic in their crosshairs, highlighting a range of related issues, such as the danger

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Amy Roberts: Monologues and dialogue

February 14, 2018 — In college I had to take a public speaking course and I remember my professor saying that most people fear public speaking more than they fear dying. I found this statistic a bit odd; how could anyone be more afraid to say something in front

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Jay Meehan: The analgesic decongestant antihistamine blues

February 14, 2018 — "They call me NyQuil junkie, I don't know what they mean But I just can't be satisfied unless my tongue is green" ~ Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys It was back when I was commuting to a barebones AM country music outlet in

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Guest editorial: Growth and tax burden threaten once-quaint Park City

February 14, 2018 — I couldn't agree more with Mr. Janulaitis' letter regarding having continuous tax increases for infrastructure, to support multi million if not billion dollar resort owners such as Vail and Deer Valley. Who are we kidding, and why should I, like many other full-time residents, support

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Letters: Former Park City mayor says saving Osguthorpe Farm is critical

February 12, 2018 — Beware of parking hazard Editor: I, too, went to the Drifter show at the Egyptian on Friday night. I entered the parking garage off Marsac so I was at the roof top level. This was my first time using this facility since the new fee

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Guest editorial: New Park City Board of Education is ready to tackle the big issues

February 11, 2018 — In listening to all the hubbub and chatter of late about our new school board, I am trying to look beyond squawks and cries of woe and listen to where these accusations are coming from. The talking points are all the same, they're unprepared, untrained

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Teri Orr: Wintering the season at hand…

February 10, 2018 — We are here — at the midway point — of our collective winter of discontent. I had been thinking the full disorientation of too many events crammed into too short a space of time combined with mild weather was making me, alone, completely out of

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Tom Clyde: Is it too early to plant the garden?

February 10, 2018 — It's never going to snow again. That's not just my assessment of the situation. I've combed the internet looking for long-range forecasts that take us through the end of ski season, and they are all the same: Warmer and drier than normal. There might be

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Editorial: As Pyeongchang Games unfold, we’ll dream on Park City’s Olympic future

February 10, 2018 — There was no shortage of reasons to celebrate when the opening ceremony kicked off the start of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday. Parkites basked in the excitement of the 2018 Games while the major news of the week at home was still swirling in the

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Amy Roberts: New year, new career

February 7, 2018 — About six weeks ago I wrote a column honoring the lessons I've learned over the course of my 42 years. It was equal parts self-reflection and a commitment to implement the truths I'd come to realize. After all, a lesson is often the easy part;

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Letters: Resident calls for open dialogue about Woodward Park City action-sports camp

February 7, 2018 — Reader has concerns about Treasure deal Editor: I applaud Stephen Streamers' guest editorial in the Park Record. I would like to expand on his thoughts. First, we should not put our blind trust in politicians to do what we want them to. For example, giving

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Editorial: Proposed lodging tax increase would be a drain on Park City’s tourism industry

February 7, 2018 — As if Mother Nature wasn't causing enough stress for the Park City tourism industry, the Utah State Legislature is now getting involved. Sen. Wayne Harper (R-Taylorsville) recently unveiled a bill, S.B. 136, that would, among other things, increase the statewide transient room tax that visitors

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Guest editorial: Treasure deal is bad for the Park City community

February 6, 2018 — City Hall's tentative agreement to acquire the Treasure development rights for $64 million and pay for it with a property tax increase is a bad deal for our Park City Community. Park City is often called a "Resort-Community." That term is a perfect example of

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Editorial: Despite low snow totals, avalanche danger requires caution

February 5, 2018 — It would be easy to assume that the low snow totals this winter have significantly decreased the avalanche risk in the Wasatch Back. But heading out to the backcountry with that presumption could be a recipe for disaster. The truth, avalanche experts say, is quite

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Commentary: Bill stemming from monument reduction doesn’t advance interests of public

February 5, 2018 — Two days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order reducing Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half, Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a bill in the House that would put local politicians in charge of the public lands cut away from the monument. One

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Letters: A thanks to community from PC Bands

February 4, 2018 — A thanks to Park City community Editor: The PCHS Bands Sweetheart Gala — aka "Park City's Best Valentine's Date" — is right around the corner, but before the water glasses are filled and the Jazz Ensemble warms up for a night of swing tunes, I

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