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Record editorial: Carve out time this Thanksgiving to help those in need

November 21, 2018 — However you want to help, this much is certain: With many families needing assistance during the holidays, there’s little reason not to pitch in.

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Tom Clyde: Accepting that the West is no longer wild

November 19, 2018 — A recent article by Brian Maffly in the Salt Lake Tribune caught my eye. It more or less explains a big chunk of the public lands debate. Maffly tells the story of a Garfield County rancher who operates part of the year on land owned

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Letters: Park City purchase of electric vehicles is misguided and misleading

November 18, 2018 — A misguided mission Editor: I am responding to the recent announcement that the City Council is doubling down (thanks to federal subsidies) on electric vehicles by replacing three diesel buses with electric buses. This move is trumpeted as a great advance in promoting the Council's

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Record editorial: Buckle up, Park City — ski season is here at last

November 17, 2018 — Spring is lovely in Park City. Summer is spectacular. And autumn, with the changing leaves and crisp mountain air, is difficult to top. But this is what we've been waiting for. Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open Wednesday, marking the unofficial start of

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Teri Orr: Warning — holidays ahead

November 16, 2018 — The image — from before I was born — is still classic. The Norman Rockwell painting of Thanksgiving — from 1942 — "Freedom From Want." It displays an elderly woman in an apron holding a groaning platter, which holds a giant, golden-roasted turkey. An elderly

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For the Record: What impact would another Winter Olympics have on Park City?

November 15, 2018 — Each week, The Park Record asks For the Record, encouraging residents and visitors to weigh in on a topic of interest. Yesterday, members of the United States Olympic Committee visited Park City and Salt Lake City in order to determine if Salt Lake or Denver

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Record editorial: Congratulations, prep athletes in Summit County, on a season to remember

November 15, 2018 — For Summit County's three high school athletic programs, it was an unforgettable fall season. Four teams ended it hoisting championship trophies. Three others finished second in the state, while one more reached the semifinals. Few, if any, other counties in the state can boast of

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Letters: Orrin Hatch put politics over country

November 14, 2018 — Politics over country Editor: Senator Orrin Hatch is being given the "Medal of Freedom" by President Trump. Senator Hatch is a co-conspirator, collaborator and enabler for President Trump. President Trump lies, does not abide by the rule of law and attacks the free press. Senator

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Amy Roberts: Sometimes correlation and causation are linked

November 14, 2018 — One of my favorite things about living in Park City is how easy it is to get people to visit. Time of year, length of stay, how many people need a bed — none of it matters. My friends, and their friends, are always thrilled

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Jay Meehan: Local elections came out on the side of visual breathing room

November 13, 2018 — As a quorum of the then somewhat-recently anointed KPCW Board of Trustees, we had our game faces on and were preparing to head over to hit up the City Council for a bit of the ol' legal tender. We had already received our construction permit

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Letters: Thanks for supporting the Treasure bond, Park City

November 11, 2018 — Treasure is secured Editor: On behalf of those who worked in support of the bond, we applaud the many Park City officials and staff members who, along with the landowners, were able to make a deal to save Treasure Hill. We are grateful for the

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Guest editorial: Tax returns, text messages and other observations from the end of election season

November 10, 2018 — About those taxes, Mr. President Two words: Tax Returns. That's right, our Dear Leader is soon to be saddled with a House of Representatives led by Democrats following what some see as a repudiation of the president's persona and forked tongue. Among other things, that

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For the Record: What surprised you about the election results?

November 10, 2018 — Each week, The Park Record asks For the Record, a weekly question with answers given by residents and visitors. This week, after the elections results are almost settled, we wanted to check the pulse of local residents about the results. What surprised you about the

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Record editorial: Veterans are heroes — let’s treat them like it

November 10, 2018 — On Tuesday, people all over the country participated in one of America's most cherished and important traditions. It is apropos, then, that days later, we'll honor the people who've made it possible. Sunday marks Veterans Day. It is an opportunity to contemplate the men and

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Tom Clyde: Recapping an eventful election

November 10, 2018 — The Great Blue Wave has been something of a slow motion event, with very close races still being called. The Democrats now have solid control of the House. The Senate remains solidly Republican. So while it wasn't a whole pie in the face of Trump,

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Teri Orr: Too close to call…

November 9, 2018 — For those who were hoping the better nature of our angels would right the country in a singe midterm election and sweep out the divisive rhetoric that has been zinging/stinging out there, especially hateful for past two years, election night did not deliver. Unless …

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Roberts: Two down, forever to go

November 8, 2018 — Two years ago, on election night, I went to bed with a physical, stabbing pain in my heart. I had spent much the day crying, though that verb seems a bit underwhelming to describe what really took place. My sobs were the uncontrollable, alarming, whole-body

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Letters: Join in Park City’s annual day of giving, readers say

November 7, 2018 — Join a lively group Editor: The Park City Historical Society & Museum held its annual Dungeon Party/membership renewal last week and what fun it was! A big thank you to all our longtime members who support us year after year as well as quite a

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Record editorial: Live PC Give PC provides a dose of optimism to Parkites

November 7, 2018 — It's been a depressing few weeks for people who follow the national news. That's after a depressing few months amid a depressing few years. The steady drip of bleak headlines, exacerbated recently by the partisan rhetoric surrounding the midterm elections, can sometimes make it difficult

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Jay Meehan: Finding a midterm respite on the field

November 6, 2018 — Being a worse-case-scenario kind of guy, I usually prepare ahead of time for outcomes that have a history of going south on me. Laying the anticipatory groundwork for such aftermaths usually involves a full-on retreat to where light of any stripe refuses to dwell. When

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