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Record editorial: Take a breath before Sundance, World Championships collide

January 16, 2019 — The countdown to the Sundance Film Festival is on. And the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships is right on its heels. Before they arrive, spend the next week soaking up the relative peace and quiet while you still can. Get out on the

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Record editorial: On Props 2 and 3, Legislature’s ‘we-know-best’ attitude doesn’t cut it

January 15, 2019 — Summit County residents frustrated at the Legislature’s attempts to essentially invalidate their votes should pick up the phone and let their representatives know.

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Record editorial: Winter driving refresher — slow down when the roads are slick

January 10, 2019 — This is what Park City is supposed to be like this time of year. After dismal snowfall last ski season, Mother Nature is smiling upon us once again. Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort have each opened most of their terrain, and the

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Record editorial: On climate change, Mitt Romney has an opportunity to lead

January 6, 2019 — Summit County did not vote for Mitt Romney, but residents agree with him on one thing: Addressing climate change is critical.

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Record editorial: State crackdown on unwieldy school fees is welcome

January 2, 2019 — A student's financial situation shouldn't prevent them from participating in school programs or extracurricular activities. That's common sense to the majority of Utahns who value the notion that all students deserve equal treatment in the public school system. But a pair of state audits released

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Record editorial: Dumpster fire or year of prosperity? For Summit County residents, 2018 was both.

December 31, 2018 — Summit County residents looking back on 2018 are likely to experience more than a little cognitive dissonance. It was simultaneously a year of prosperity and a depressing disaster — depending on the field of view. From a national standpoint, we are eager to bid 2018

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Record editorial: Park City tourism industry must live with lowered DUI threshold

December 27, 2018 — There's no putting the cork back in the bottle. Utah's strictest-in-the-nation DUI law is at last set to take effect, despite pleas from restaurateurs and the tourism industry for lawmakers to reconsider the measure they passed in 2017. Come Sunday, drivers will be breaking the

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Record editorial: Holidays are time for reflection about our community

December 25, 2018 — The Christmas bells are ringing in Park City, marking the start of the winter tourism season. Over the next few months, Parkites will play the role of gracious host, sharing their town with visitors, both new and old, who have come to ski our world-class

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Record editorial: Park City would be again forever changed by Olympic encore

December 19, 2018 — It's getting real, folks. On Friday, the United States Olympic Committee ended months of suspense by picking Salt Lake City over Denver to bid on a future Winter Games, likely in 2030. It was not a shocking announcement but it was a significant one. It

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Record editorial: You don’t have to vote for him, but give Mike Lee credit for pushing criminal justice reform

December 17, 2018 — Sen. Mike Lee is not a popular figure in Park City. And for good reason, too. Throughout his tenure, the penchant of Utah's soon-to-be-senior senator for clinging to a hard-right, Tea Party ideology rather than embracing compromise has too often stood in the way of

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Record editorial: In Class 5A, PCHS will have chance to prove itself against state’s elite athletic programs

December 14, 2018 — Park City High School’s athletic program will shift up to Class 5A. The move presents a major challenge for the Miners but also a big opportunity.

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Record editorial: Park-and-ride lot could ease stress of winter commutes

December 10, 2018 — The busy season in Park City is still a few weeks away from starting in earnest, but anyone who commutes into and out of Park City can clearly see the crowds are already starting to come. As is the case every year, we're in for

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Record editorial: Ski season in Park City in full swing, with a philanthropic twist

December 5, 2018 — Not even clicking into skis or strapping into a snowboard and shredding the mountain at one of Park City’s two world-class ski resorts is as fulfilling as contributing to the fight against cancer.

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Record editorial: Park City’s accelerated green goals match the urgency of the moment

December 1, 2018 — Buoyed by the sight of early snowfall, Parkites are hopeful that this ski season will be a return to normal after the balmy temperatures and paltry precipitation of last winter. But the fact that, so far, ski season in Park City actually looks the part

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Record editorial: Park City schools’ dual-language immersion program thrives 10 years in

November 29, 2018 — A decade in, Park City is saying “Gracias” and “Merci” for dual-language immersion program.

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Record editorial: Voters showed up, and now they must remain engaged

November 25, 2018 — Summit County residents should be proud. The election results in the county were finalized Tuesday, after the inclusion of one final batch of outstanding ballots, making official what we've known since the first returns on Election Day: Residents made their voices heard like never before

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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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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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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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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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