Letters: Orrin Hatch put politics over country
Politics over country
Senator Orrin Hatch is being given the “Medal of Freedom” by President Trump. Senator Hatch is a co-conspirator, collaborator and enabler for President Trump. President Trump lies, does not abide by the rule of law and attacks the free press. Senator Hatch was the designated survivor for the inauguration. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang at the inauguration. Senator Hatch and his staff prepared and coached Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Chuck Grassley had Senator Orrin Hatch standing by his side when asked why no women were on the Judiciary Committee. It was stated how often the Judiciary Committee met, with the implication that it was the work and meetings that were too hard for a woman or women. My fear is that the newly elected senator from Utah, Mitt Romney, will not put country before politics. Senator Mike Lee appears to put politics before country. Senator Orrin Hatch obviously put politics before the good of the country. Women must stand up and be counted. This oppression and suppression cannot continue. Ladies, is it time to work on the next election?
Holly A. Carlin
It takes a village
Community support is what Mountain Trails is all about. Sure we build a few trails and groom a few winter kilometers but we thrive on community support. Every day we ponder how we can provide the best possible trail experience for everyone who lives here and those visiting beautiful Park City.
Live PC Give PC is behind us now and what a great event it was, yet again! The outpouring of generosity for all our local nonprofits is truly humbling. The importance of this event can’t be overstated so a big warm thank you to all the folks at Park City Community Foundation. The PCCF crew appears to have an endless amount of energy and passion for our community.
On behalf of our entire Mountain Trails crew we not only want to say thank you for all the support during Live PC Give PC but thank you for the support all summer long. We couldn’t do all the projects we do without the volunteers, local supporters, city staff and ski areas cooperation. They say it takes a “village” and what a great PC village we live in. Thanks to everyone for making Park City such a great place to live.
Mountain Trails Foundation executive director
Salute to support staff
Nov. 14 marks the observance of National Education Support Professionals Day (ESPs) — a time for saluting public school support staff and the contribution they make to public education. The interaction between children, parents and ESPs is vital to the continued success of public education.
Today, ESPs do more than provide nutritious meals and transport our children to and from school; they also serve as positive role models for students.
Parents and community members, I invite you to visit your child’s school and learn for yourself how ESPs serve as essential partners in One Education Workforce Serving the Whole Student. A simple “thank you” or card presented to these hardworking professionals would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.
National ESP Day honors and recognizes the contributions education support professionals (ESPs) make to public education. It is a time to strengthen support and show respect for ESPs, who are equal and essential partners in public education.
Jason Lewis and Lorica Pilivi
Utah School Employees Association leadership
On Friday, Nov. 9, the Park City community came together and raised $2,421,786 to support the positive impact of local nonprofits. This eighth annual 24 hours of Live PC Give PC giving was truly exceptional. Our goal this year was to encourage participation, aiming to increase the number of donors to 4,500. It was an experiment and a success, with 4,790 donors before the event ended at midnight, many of them giving more than ever before.
The success of the day is truly a team effort: 114 nonprofits, 4,790 donors and each and every member of the community made the day a success. It was an extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Park City and Summit County special. We couldn’t have done it without everyone. Thank you for your extreme generosity!
We are also deeply grateful to our media partners, including The Park Record, and to the generous sponsors who made this day possible.
I am proud to live and work in this community, where people rise to the occasion whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you all for living PC and giving PC!
Park City Community Foundation executive director
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This edition’s letters to the editor touch on the elections, the upcoming Live PC Give PC, paid parking on Main Street and the Hideout annexation.