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Editorial: There are no easy fixes to labor shortage in Park City

September 22, 2018 — Focus on affordable housing and transportation could help ease worker shortage in Summit County.

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Editorial: Park City’s social equity efforts have been absent from Treasure bond debate

September 19, 2018 — After years of controversy surrounding the Treasure development proposal, its fate is now up to Park City voters.

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Editorial: As election season heats up, Summit County residents bear responsibility

September 15, 2018 — Labor Day has come and gone. The landscape is dotted with vivid fall colors and campaign signs that have sprouted all over Summit County. Election season is here. More than a month remains before voters can begin casting mail-in ballots, but candidates have started making

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Editorial: Critiques of home acquisition for Park City superintendent miss the point

September 12, 2018 — After months of searching for the right place, the Park City School District is officially a homeowner. Congratulations are in order, even if some in the community aren't exactly lining up to shower the district with housewarming gifts. Last week, the Board of Education voted

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Editorial: Slow down, Summit County drivers — lives depend on it

September 9, 2018 — It's a sight as common on the west side of Summit County as a dog's head poking out of the passenger-side window of a Subaru. And it's a problem. Anyone who drives in the Park City area knows far too many view the speed limit

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Editorial: More food trucks in Summit County would be welcome — with the right oversight

September 6, 2018 — Some of the most popular food trucks in the Salt Lake Valley appear to be coming to Summit County.

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Editorial: On Miners Day, Park City celebrates hard-working spirit that links the present to the past

September 1, 2018 — While Parkites long ago traded in their pickaxes for ski poles, our city’s mining heritage echoes through our history even today.

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Editorial: Summit County group’s effort to ‘Depolarize Now!’ is a worthy cause

August 29, 2018 — Our country has seldom been so polarized. A quick glance at the news on any given day — or through the feed of your social media platform of choice — makes that apparent. We've become so divided, in fact, that many of us no longer

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Editorial: Safety improvements at Park City schools are welcome sight

August 26, 2018 — Classrooms in Park City on Thursday were vibrant with the sights and sounds of students learning. After a long summer, school was back in session. For many parents of younger children, it was the first opportunity to check out two major safety measures the Park

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Editorial: Cheer on our high school athletes, but keep prep sports in perspective

August 22, 2018 — The Friday night lights will illuminate Dozier Field once again when the Park City High School football team kicks off for the first time at home this season against Logan, capping the first week of school and marking the unofficial return of prep sports in

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Editorial: Leadership change at Deer Valley marks end of a chapter in Park City

August 18, 2018 — An era at Deer Valley Resort, and in Park City, will come to a close in January. The resort announced on Thursday that Bob Wheaton, its president and chief operating officer, will step down this winter after three decades at Deer Valley's helm. While many

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Editorial: Utah’s system for grading schools is fatally flawed

August 16, 2018 — By most measures, Park City's public school system is one of the best in the state. Many, in fact, rank it at the very top of the list. It would be disorienting, then, to see the Park City School District slapped with failing marks each

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Animals would say I-80 backups were worth the inconvenience

August 8, 2018 — It was awful. The traffic was backed up on Interstate 80. Drivers were looking for an alternative as the delays mounted, some even heading toward the high-altitude road over Guardsman Pass. The frustration levels behind the steering wheels increased quickly. That was the scenario last

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Editorial: Tollgate Fire shows the risk we face in Summit County

August 5, 2018 — Given the threat fires present annually in Summit County, residents should have been prepared by the time wildfire season arrived. This week offered a perfect example of why. On Monday, a brush fire tore through Tollgate Canyon. It quickly grew to nearly 300 acres as

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Editorial: Music at City Park will be sweet — but only if we do our part to make shows run smoothly

August 1, 2018 — Music will ring in City Park throughout the rest of the summer. In a special session Friday, the Park City Council approved the Park City Institute's request to move the rest of this season's St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert slate from Quinn's Field

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Editorial: Tragedy is a reminder of the precautions we must take in the outdoors

July 28, 2018 — The heartbreaking news came on Tuesday evening. Earlier that day, authorities had found the body of 66-year-old South Jordan resident Ray Humpherys, who had gone missing from his family's campsite near Hidden Lake in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest six days earlier. Summit County officials said

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Editorial: Scare is reminder that Park City’s fight against youth drug use is not over

July 25, 2018 — It was the last thing that anyone in the Park City community wanted to hear. On Friday, Summit County law enforcement officials announced that they had intercepted shipments of synthetic drugs ordered from China via the dark web and destined for Park City. At least

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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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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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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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