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Editorial: Opioid fight will be long, but Utah Legislature is on right track

February 15, 2018 — One of the most important topics the Utah State Legislature is tackling in its 2018 session is literally a matter of life and death. Lawmakers this year have put the opioid epidemic in their crosshairs, highlighting a range of related issues, such as the danger

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Editorial: As Pyeongchang Games unfold, we’ll dream on Park City’s Olympic future

February 10, 2018 — There was no shortage of reasons to celebrate when the opening ceremony kicked off the start of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday. Parkites basked in the excitement of the 2018 Games while the major news of the week at home was still swirling in the

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Editorial: Proposed lodging tax increase would be a drain on Park City’s tourism industry

February 7, 2018 — As if Mother Nature wasn't causing enough stress for the Park City tourism industry, the Utah State Legislature is now getting involved. Sen. Wayne Harper (R-Taylorsville) recently unveiled a bill, S.B. 136, that would, among other things, increase the statewide transient room tax that visitors

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Editorial: Despite low snow totals, avalanche danger requires caution

February 5, 2018 — It would be easy to assume that the low snow totals this winter have significantly decreased the avalanche risk in the Wasatch Back. But heading out to the backcountry with that presumption could be a recipe for disaster. The truth, avalanche experts say, is quite

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Editorial: Parkites should back bill to eliminate grocery tax

February 1, 2018 — It may strike some as an unusual bill for a Republican to sponsor. Tim Quinn, Park City's fiscally conservative representative in the Utah State Legislature, is advocating for a slight increase to the state general sales tax rate. That's the price Quinn says we should

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Editorial: Urgency of Utah’s youth suicide task force can’t be overstated

January 28, 2018 — With youth suicide rates in Utah continuing to rise at an alarming rate, sowing ever more tragedy in communities all over the state, it's past time for strong action. State officials seem to think so, too. Gov. Gary Herbert took a major step to address

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Editorial: Behind-the-scenes stars are secret to Sundance success

January 24, 2018 — The first half of the Sundance Film Festival went off without any unexpected snags. And it's not because of pure luck that the festival's opening days, annually one of the most hectic stretches of the year in Park City, avoided playing out like a big-budget

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Editorial: Sundance Film Festival plays leading role in Me Too movement

January 19, 2018 — Over the course of its illustrious run, the Sundance Film Festival has established its bona fides as a platform for filmmakers and attendees to spread important ideas and messages. But perhaps never before in its history has there been a coalescence surrounding a specific movement

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Editorial: Mayhem is coming, but Parkites should ride the Sundance Film Festival wave

January 17, 2018 — Strap in, Parkites. The film world is readying to once again descend on Park City, as the 2018 Sundance Film Festival is slated to kick off Thursday afternoon (accompanied, of course, by its rebel cousin, Slamdance, which begins the following day). As always, we're in

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Editorial: He may not be Park City’s first choice, but Romney would serve admirably in Senate

January 14, 2018 — More than 15 years after shepherding the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics to success, Mitt Romney may be preparing to take up another important post in Utah — this time, in the U.S. Senate. His name is the most prominent of those rumored to be

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Editorial: Break out the Team USA gear — the World Cup is here

January 9, 2018 — Less than a month out from the 2018 Winter Olympics, the buzz surrounding the Pyeongchang Games is building. But if you haven't yet caught Olympic fever — perhaps your sights are set instead on a certain upcoming film festival — this week offers a prime

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Editorial: Monica Lewinsky’s Park City appearance is chance to confront important topics

January 5, 2018 — Nearly every American old enough to remember the 1990s knows who she is. The mention of her name is enough to elicit strong emotion. It's been vilified in some quarters, scorned in many others and has served as a punchline to cliched jokes for going

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Editorial: Don’t forget about Utah State Legislature amid another busy winter

January 4, 2018 — With the busy season underway, the Sundance Film Festival fast approaching and Olympic qualifiers dotting the calendar ahead of the Pyeongchang Games in February, Parkites have plenty to keep their attention over the next couple of months. But we must take time to focus on

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Editorial: 2017, a year of change and upheaval in Park City, was one we’ll remember

December 31, 2017 — It was, without a doubt, a year that won't soon be forgotten in Park City. As our attention shifts to what 2018 has in store, thinking back on everything 2017 brought is almost astounding. We'll recall it as a year that reshaped our town in

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Editorial: Summit County Drug Court’s mission continues to change lives

December 27, 2017 — It's impossible to know exactly how many lives the Summit County Drug Court has changed. Several people in recent years have completed the program, which provides offenders an opportunity to have their charges dropped by undergoing an intensive, 18-month rehab process. The goal is for

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Editorial: Efforts of Parkites make for a truly happy holiday season

December 23, 2017 — It hasn't been hard to feel the holiday spirit this year in Park City. All Parkites have to do is look around and pay attention. The community lived up to its Christmastime tradition of spreading joy by helping others. As always, it was a sight

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Editorial: It’s time for Parkites’ hospitality to shine through again

December 21, 2017 — That time of year is upon us again, even if you wouldn't know it by glancing up at the mountains, which were mostly bare less than a week from Christmas. The holiday weekend marks the unofficial kick off of Park City's busy season. Tourists from

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Editorial: Summit County tax increase may not be pleasant, but it is necessary

December 16, 2017 — It won't be fun for anybody in Summit County to open their property tax bills next fall and see a rate increase. Nonetheless, the County Council made the right decision Wednesday when it voted to raise property taxes as part of the 2018 budget. Officials

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Editorial: Olympic dreams of Parkites are inspiring

December 13, 2017 — If you passed them on the street, you probably wouldn't have any idea who they are. They're not among the biggest stars in winter sports like Ted Ligety or Sarah Hendrickson. They don't know what it feels like to wear an Olympic gold medal around

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Editorial: Utah’s education funding debate deserves spotlight

December 11, 2017 — It's no longer a secret that Utah is dead last in per-pupil spending on education. It's a reality administrators, teachers, parents and — most importantly — students have had to live with for years. A group of business leaders and other Utahns are trying to

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