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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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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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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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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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Tom Clyde: The removable feast

November 4, 2018 — The news of late has been so dispiriting that it's been hard to stomach. The acrimony and toxic tone of the midterm election hasn't helped. So it's a great pleasure to bring you some good news for a change. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, it

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Teri Orr: A slower kind of fast…

November 2, 2018 — I took a drive over the weekend — all the way to — Midway. The leaves on the trees along the river road were a uniform sort of amber with black branches. The sky was a flat slate blue. The river curled along the edge

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Jay Meehan: A cautionary tale from 1964

November 1, 2018 — The young GI bounced his way along the rough hewn first draft of a jeep road through the pine stump and chigger infested woods of South Carolina. It was the Vietnam era and the STRAC-designated 2nd Infantry Division was out doing its month-or-two-long summer camp

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Amy Roberts: Schooled in handling beef

October 28, 2018 — I spent most of the month of May entirely off the grid, somewhere deep in Botswana's Okavango Delta, where I took a course to become a safari guide. Though the majority of my classmates had hopes of a guiding career, I enrolled in safari school

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Jay Meehan: Remembering the Alamo

October 27, 2018 — "Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism." ~ Bob Dylan You could say it began when Cindy from Austin slid herself onto the barstool next to mine. The Alamo Saloon was far from crowded at that time of day back then so it was easy to

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Tom Clyde: On this ballot, initiatives outweigh candidates

October 27, 2018 — Tom Clyde: For Summit County voters filling out this midterm’s ballot, initiatives come before candidates.

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Teri Orr: Keeping the faith…

October 26, 2018 — I bet you're exhausted. I know I'm exhausted. I am exhausted by the endless news cycle of sad, frightening news. The news about the pipe bombs being sent to high-profile liberal politicians and heads of news departments and our former president and his vice president

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Tom Clyde: No question which vote on Treasure is the right one for Park City

October 20, 2018 — Governor Gary Herbert just declared a state of emergency in all of Utah's 29 counties because of the drought. The declaration came after a recommendation from the Utah Drought Review and Reporting Committee (sounds like a good time, eh?), which determined that it didn't snow

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Teri Orr: Out of sync

October 19, 2018 — The unexpected, heavy wet snow, two weeks ago, proved to be too much for some of the living things in my yard. I lost one entire tree — an aspen but still… And I lost big branches from a maple and smaller ones from the

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Jay Meehan: The Trojans once again invade Main Street

October 18, 2018 — The biennial weekend wherein the University of Southern California Trojan football team and marching band descend upon the stomping grounds of their Pac-12 South rival, the University of Utah Utes, is approaching at the speed of a blitzing peanut vendor.

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Amy Roberts: LDS Church’s call for a social media fast is suspiciously timed

October 17, 2018 — With a midterm in less than a month and with women at the center of the social conversation, Amy Roberts says the LDS church’s social media fast is ill-considered

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Tom Clyde: Truthful caller ID

October 14, 2018 — Nothing that’s happened in the past few weeks has told Tom Clyde that democracy is in good shape.

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Teri Orr: We already have (the) Treasure — let’s not lose it

October 12, 2018 — I have been worrying about Treasure Hill for nearly 40 years. And writing about it for every bit as long. I love the open space — we all do. And we have weighed the pros and cons of development for a long time. And we

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