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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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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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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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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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Teri Orr: Dance by the light of the moon

February 3, 2018 — First — you should know I kinda missed Christmas this year. Not Christmas Eve — that was damn near perfect. My whole family came to my home — liking each other — exchanging gifts and giggles around the warmth of a real — politically incorrect

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Tom Clyde: They found the pony

February 3, 2018 — Amazing things happen around here. After a 35-year standoff between the owners of the Treasure project and Park City, the earth shifted and suddenly there is a deal on the table to buy the whole kit and caboodle for $64 million. It seemed like a

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Jay Meehan: Wrapping Sundance

January 31, 2018 — "In darkness there is light." ~ Henerishi It was the best of times, it was the worst of times — a tale of two festivals. Nah, too Dickensian. Anyway, it wasn't about best and worst as much as light and the tranquil absence thereof. Early

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Teri Orr: In and outside the story at Sundance…

January 27, 2018 — I have written by the light of the screen — for years. The big screen — the theater movie screen. In programs and playbills and the back of envelopes. Sometimes I can read my scribbles just enough to piece together how I was feeling while

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Tom Clyde: High drama shutdown

January 27, 2018 — Last week's shutdown of the federal government was as strange as any move Sundance served up. The mess has become so institutionalized that it's easy to forget what it's about. The primary function of Congress is to adopt a budget for the federal government. The

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Amy Roberts: Equality and egos

January 24, 2018 — For years, maybe decades even, I have found myself defending Sundance to other locals. It's an easy target to lob complaints at, and each year the bullseye grows. As locals, we enjoy so many of the Festival's benefits — the economic bump, the random encounter

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Jay Meehan: The sweet melee

January 24, 2018 — It's a jungle out there. Can't argue with that. But it's not just about the Howling Monkeys, it's the melee as a whole. But if you were to allow it entrée, it can become a quite sweet melee. Catch my drift. Many of my friends

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Tom Clyde: Sundance code of conduct

January 20, 2018 — The annual Sundance bacchanal is upon us. Traffic is a mess, parking nonexistent, and if you want to eat out, Heber is your best bet. Park City has become a town defined by its excesses, and even by Park City standards, Sundance is excessive. Some

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Teri Orr: A Hollywood backlot in our funky ski town

January 20, 2018 — It was that "just right' Opening Night. Redford approaching the mic with no intro … reminding us to see the stories, find the stories and create new ways to tell those stories. Festival Director John Cooper followed like a proud papa speaking of the selection

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Jay Meehan: Jumpin’ at the Woodside

January 17, 2018 — Actually, if referring to that jewel of the Sundance Film Festival known as the “Sundance ASCAP Music Café,” most of the jumpin’ is once again going to take place a couple of blocks east of Woodside on lower Main. I just couldn’t resist brazenly riffin’ on the old Count Basie big band blues.

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Tom Clyde: Civil disobedience

January 13, 2018 — The president announced this week that he is a "very stable genius." His assessment comes in the wake of a year of peculiar behavior, headed up by juvenile tweets, abrupt policy changes and reversals of those changes, and so on. Even among people who like

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Amy Roberts: A world-class conversation

January 10, 2018 — Read any brochure put out by the Chamber or local resort, or listen to any advertisement promoting this town, and you're bound to be drawn to phrases like, "limitless recreation" and "unparalleled beauty" and "five-star amenities." But my personal favorite is how everything around here

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Tom Clyde: 2018 will bring big changes

January 6, 2018 — The New Year arrived at my house accompanied by the unmistakable smell of a dead mouse in the wall. It's been a long time since that happened, and there's not a thing I can do about it but wait it out. This too shall pass.

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