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Guest editorial: Maintaining dark skies is a critical initiative for Utah’s state parks, residents

April 24, 2018 — We are fortunate in Wasatch and Summit counties as we can see most constellations and planets in the sky, but we are starting to lose the deep space and more faint stars. Natural dark sky areas are decreasing across the United States and around the

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Letter: Action needed to improve rural access to hospice care

April 23, 2018 — Action needed to improve rural access to hospice care Editor: My name is Heather Marshall and I wish to express my sincere concern over the continuing refusal of the federal government to fix a quirk in current law that could prevent over 27 million Americans

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Guest editorial: Conley says serving as Park City superintendent was a privilege

April 22, 2018 — As many of you already know, I will soon begin my role as Superintendent of Mesa Public Schools. It has been my privilege to serve as Superintendent of Park City School District. It has not always been an easy position to hold. We have celebrated

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Letter: Celebrate Earth Day by eating green

April 18, 2018 — Celebrate Earth Day by eating green Editor: With the 50th observance of Earth Day on April 22nd, each of us can contribute by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals. Yes, that. Last Fall Oxford University's prestigious Food Climate Research Network

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Letter: Students should chase their dreams

April 15, 2018 — Students should chase their dreams Editor: I was disheartened reading the article about Treasure Mountain Junior High's Reality Town activity. I was an eighth grader at Treasure Mountain 2008-2009 and remember participating in Reality Town. However, the takeaway described by the students in this article

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Letters: Youth Sports Alliance grateful for community’s support of Olympians

April 12, 2018 — Summit County sprawl exacerbates climate change Editor: According to the US Dept of Energy, Utah electric generation is 64% from coal and methane gas. Hybrid vehicles cause far less greenhouse gas emissions in Utah than electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids do. The electric grid

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Guest editorial: The public health epidemic of #MeToo

April 10, 2018 — In the United States, 25% of women and 17% of men will be sexually abused or assaulted in their lifetimes. Even more disturbing, every 98 seconds an individual is sexually assaulted based on reports by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation's

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Letters: Parkites need to reserve handicap spots for people who need them

April 8, 2018 — Help keep Park City beautiful Editor: Spring looks like it's really here, the snow is melting and revealing all the dog poop left behind and trash once buried in the snow. Where is my beautiful Park City? Besides the unsightliness of all this "new found"

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Guest editorial: Amid gun debate, reader poses question: Is it time to ban knives?

April 6, 2018 — Did you see the headline saying that London's murder rate recently overtook that of NYC, largely due to an increase in stabbings? Time to ban knives? If there were no knives, there would be fewer murders, right? Perhaps we should start with a specific class

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Letters: Time for spring cleaning on trails

April 5, 2018 — Time for spring cleaning on trails Editor: Taking time out from divisive issues, I propose something we might all agree on — at least dog owners. When we bike, cross-country ski, hike, run, or otherwise enjoy the great off-leash areas Park City has to offer,

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Guest editorial: Resident’s commentary on guns is fatally refutable

April 5, 2018 — Anti-gun regulation folks tempted to find convincing argument in a March 28 Park Record Guest Editorial should reconsider. The piece is fatally refutable. Its contention that news outlets deliberately neglected a Maryland high school shooting, during which a teen-aged gun-user died, is untrue. The incident

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Letters: Gun issue more complicated than NRA’s narrative

April 3, 2018 — Meat industry plays us for fools Editor: The coming April Fool's Day reminds us how the meat, egg, and dairy industries play us for fools every day. The meat industry has developed a whole dictionary designed to fool unwary consumers. The flesh of pigs is

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Guest editorial: DACA recipient says Dreamers are starting to lose faith in a solution

April 2, 2018 — As a Dreamer who came to Utah from Mexico when I was 13 years old, I have long considered America my home. Even so, for many years, my future here was uncertain. As an undocumented immigrant, I could not work or drive legally. The threat

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Guest editorial: Many unanswered questions remain about Summit County’s opioid lawsuit

March 30, 2018 — The article published in the Park Record concerning the recently filed lawsuit by Summit County against opioid manufacturers and distributors raises interesting questions. The article states that the three law firms representing the County are being paid on a contingency fee basis and will only

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Guest editorial: Story of Maryland shooting doesn’t fit media narrative

March 29, 2018 — "No news is good news." I'm sure you've heard that one before. The phrase, possibly adapted from James I of England, who purportedly once said, "No news is better than evil news," suggests that, without any information or evidence to the contrary, we can assume

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Letters: Community support for Parkland students appreciated

March 29, 2018 — Suicide prevention effort is important Editor: I am responding to an article, "Utah youth suicide prevention task force report reflects strategies employed in Summit County and in schools", published on February 28, 2018, written by James Hoyt. It is wonderful to read that Governor Gary

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Guest editorial: People’s Health Clinic is a shining light in Park City

March 27, 2018 — I have had private OB/GYN practices in Seattle, WA, Pasadena, CA and most recently Houston, TX. When the opportunity arose for us to move to Park City, Utah it was a dream come true. But I decided I was not interested in starting a fourth

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Guest editorial: Bail out coal communities, not coal executives

March 26, 2018 — I was the fourth generation in my family to work as a miner, and I worked my butt off in Utah's coal mines. My family and I enjoyed the good times, but I can't deny that those good times are over. I can also attest

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Letters: Opioid lawsuit is misguided

March 25, 2018 — Opioid lawsuit is misguided Editor: The leading causes of death for Utahns include heart disease and diabetes, so why isn't Summit County suing the makers of salty and sugary foods that have no nutritional value? Cancer and respiratory disease are also major Utah killers, but

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Guest editorial: Entrepreneurship may help bridge climate change divide

March 23, 2018 — When it's 5 degrees Fahrenheit out, even politically divided Americans can agree on one thing: It's cold. But that's where it ends. President Donald Trump used this winter's frigid East Coast temperatures to Tweet: "We need more global warming!" Climate hawks fired back: "2017 was

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