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Letters: UDOT project on S.R. 248 is a pain

July 22, 2018 — Summit Park roads need more than patch jobs Editor: Please help me, I see that Pinebrook and other subdivisions get paved. But here in Summit Park we see a paving job of 50 feet and then after 800 feet another 25 feet. It's amazing that

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Tom Clyde: There’s only one explanation for Trump’s behavior

July 22, 2018 — The fallout from Trump's meeting with Putin and the press conference that followed is still raining down. The wildest of the conspiracy theories, that Trump is being blackmailed by the Russians and is acting on their behalf, seemed absurd. He's an ignoramus, but it seemed

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Editorial: Park City Council is better off simplifying Treasure bond

July 21, 2018 — The simpler, the better. The Park City Council would be wise to keep that in mind as it contemplates attaching $3 million to the Treasure bond ballot measure for an unrelated push to save 19 acres of farmland near the Park City Golf Club. It's

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Teri Orr: Summer in full…

July 21, 2018 — The evening was so still in my neighborhood it was downright otherworldly. There was no breeze … no cars moving. The normal chatter of children was absent — they must be away in camps. The birds weren't singing so much as conversing — a tiny

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Editorial: Park City School District should rethink idea to add deputy superintendent

July 19, 2018 — It appears the Park City School District is giving further thought to its hasty decision to add a deputy superintendent to take on a chunk of the superintendent's responsibilities. The Board of Education is right to take a step back and evaluate it. Hopefully, it

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Letters: Park City shouldn’t get greedy with Treasure bond

July 19, 2018 — A bash befitting the land we love Editor: Do you love the open spaces around Park City? Do you love hiking in Round Valley or being welcomed into Park City by the big white barn? Or maybe you love to stand in a river with

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Jay Meehan: Getting sidetracked in Provo Canyon

July 19, 2018 — "I can see your back porch/If I close my eyes now I can hear the train tracks/Through the laundry on the line" ~ John Prine It was a great notion. None of our threesome had hopped the old Denver & Rio Grande branch line that

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Amy Roberts: Getting us off the road doesn’t happen by accident

July 18, 2018 — For years, city and county leaders have begged us to get on board with an environmentally friendly commute. There has been a lot of pleading to take the bus. "Fewer cars on the roads reduce our carbon footprint and protect our winters," we were told.

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Letter: Climate situation is becoming more dire

July 17, 2018 — Climate situation is becoming more dire Editor: Blue green algae bloom is starting to appear in some Utah lakes. Forest fires are burning in multiple numbers and Utah us surrounded by fire in other western states. For over the past week, spent smoke from forest

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Guest editorial: Basin Recreation’s plan for trail in Toll Canyon is irresponsible

July 16, 2018 — It was interesting to see Basin Rec (BR) acknowledge that controlling noxious weeds is a daunting task and even mention that weeds readily invade disturbed areas (Basin Recreation asks hikers and bikers for help pulling noxious weeds. June 17, Park Record). On the surface, it

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Editorial: Rebuke of Trump’s cruel immigration policy sends message about our values

July 15, 2018 — The 12th paragraph says it all. "Summit County believes in the words of Emma Lazarus, etched on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty, Mother of Exiles, 'Give me your tired, your poor… Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed

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Tom Clyde: Impacts of Dollar Ridge Fire felt even 30 miles away

July 15, 2018 — The Dollar Ridge fire, near Strawberry Reservoir, is still burning. People are still displaced, and uncertain if they have a house to return to when the fire is out. The damage to buildings is substantial. It sounds like much of the loss will be uninsured

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Writers on the Range: Keep it to yourself when you’re outdoors

July 13, 2018 — I try to be diplomatic, I really do. When I was cleaning up graffiti deposited by an embarrassed-looking family, and the father muttered, "Writing your name on the rocks is an irresistible impulse," I did not give into my own irresistible impulse and whap him

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Letters: Consider giving the gift of life by donating a kidney

July 12, 2018 — Consider donating a kidney Editor: Tom Clyde's column on his niece receiving a kidney from a stranger may have given a misleading impression regarding donors recovery. As a 63 year-old donor, I was hospitalized for 2 nights and my remaining kidney is doing just fine

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Jay Meehan: History is in danger of repeating – the Dark Ages, specifically

July 11, 2018 — "Only once before in our history was there the promise of a brilliant scientific civilization. Beneficiary of the Ionian Awakening, it had its citadel at the Library of Alexandria, where 2,000 years ago the best minds of antiquity established the foundations for the systematic study

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Editorial: Efforts of Women’s Giving Fund shine on Summit County again

July 11, 2018 — It has become a favorite summertime tradition in Park City. On Monday, members of the Park City Community Foundation's Women's Giving Fund gathered at Deer Valley Resort to award a $33,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. It was the fourth straight year

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Amy Roberts: Thai cave rescue shows our capacity for hope is greater than our differences

July 10, 2018 — As I write this column, rushing to meet my Monday morning deadline, a total of four young boys and their soccer coach remain trapped far underground in a cave in Thailand. By the time the printed version of this paper is tossed onto your porch,

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Tom Clyde: Registering as an organ donor is a small task to make a big difference

July 8, 2018 — I'm looking at a photo my sister sent me. It's of her daughter – my niece – and a man none of us know. They are both in hospital gowns, smiling, and looking inexplicably relaxed given what is about to happen. Anybody looking at the

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Letters: Treasure bond is not us vs. City Hall

July 8, 2018 — Treasure is not us vs. City Hall Editor: After reading the recent letter from Mr. Hurd concerning the Treasure Hill Bond vote, I felt compelled to respond. Upon reading the letter, what pained me is the idea that this is a "City" problem. We the

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Editorial: Park City embraces the summer, and the crowds that come with it

July 7, 2018 — The summer tourism season arrived with a bang. It unofficially kicked off Wednesday, when an estimated 25,000-30,000 people trekked to Main Street to soak up the annual Fourth of July parade. It was about as packed as you'll ever see Old Town and signaled the

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