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Guest editorial: Student climate change protest was only the beginning

March 20, 2019 — As a student at Park City High School, I continuously have the freedom to express my own personal opinions and be supported by faculty and peers. I haven't always been interested in protesting or demonstrating, but the time had come for me to share my

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Guest editorial: Goal of saving Osguthorpe Farm is worthy of everyone’s support

March 18, 2019 — Like many of us, when I first drove up the canyon from Salt Lake City to Park City, I knew this was the place for me, notwithstanding in my case the expensive speeding ticket I attracted from the Utah Highway Patrol with my rental SUV.

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Letters: Donate whatever you can to save a part of Park City’s heritage

March 17, 2019 — Give again, or for the first time Editor: There is an urgent need for all of us to respond to saving the Osguthorpe Farm along Old Ranch Road, preserving this 158-acres from development — saving it from development with concrete, asphalt and other non-water absorbing

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Letters: Park City Community Church preaches acceptance, inclusion and love

March 15, 2019 — Acceptance, inclusion and love Editor: In recent weeks, the Methodist Council voted to limit the extent of participation of the LGBTQ+ community in church activities. We three members of the Park City Community Church, a Methodist church, find this unacceptable because it is not inclusive

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Letter: Stuffing more cars into our small town is not the answer

March 12, 2019 — More cars in a small town Editor: Figuring out how to move more and more cars around Park City ignores the big question of how to save Park City from more and more cars. If we are still wonderful enough to attract all these visitors,

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Guest editorial: School District says there are benefits to standards-based learning grading system

March 7, 2019 — As Park City School District transforms our schools to meet the needs of the future, it is critical we examine the ways we prepare and engage students. Our mission is to inspire and support all students equitably to achieve their academic and social potential. How

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Letters: Utah’s breweries shouldn’t stand in the way of progress

March 6, 2019 — Don't stand in way of progress Editor: While the local Utah breweries scramble around trying to block the impending changes to alcohol laws, what they don't realize is that they already have priced out many of us. Our purchases will not change whether the local

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Letters: Multilingual signs would make a statement about Park City

March 5, 2019 — Sign of the city Editor: Many, many Parkites joined me in being stunned at the "(expletive) off and speak English" incident on a city bus. That sentiment is the antithesis of our town, and yet it happened. Somebody did not get the message. That got

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Guest editorial: Does Trump act as a president or a dictator?

March 2, 2019 — For those of us who can remember, Benito Mussolini was the dictator of Italy prior and during World War II. He quite often when addressing his government leaders and fellow Italians was photographed posing with an uplifted chin, pouty mouth with turned down lips, and

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Guest editorial: Help People’s Health Clinic help the area’s uninsured

March 1, 2019 — People's Health Clinic (PHC) started 20 years ago as an ambitious dream … to provide health care to anyone in Summit or Wasatch counties without health insurance. A mobile van initially provided care from area parking lots but as demand grew, rental space throughout Park

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Letters: Keeping 3.2 percent limit gives Utah a unique beer culture

March 1, 2019 — A niche for Utah brewers Editor: May I offer an alternative take to the Park Record editorial supporting making full-strength beer easily available? If the few states that have 3.2 percent as their standard presently move to 4.8 percent, we may see national/international brewers quit

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Guest editorial: Are we fooling ourselves about mental health progress?

February 28, 2019 — Are we living in an era of enlightenment about mental health — or are we fooling ourselves? We might have to answer in the negative when we consider the progress other health professions have made. Unlike most other health fields, we are usually in crisis

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Guest editorial: In fight against climate change, ‘little things’ Parkites do don’t add up

February 26, 2019 — Park City is arguably experiencing one of its most successful winter seasons. The snow has been great, the Sundance Film Festival was a big success and the world-class winter sporting events continue. Presidents Day crowds recently left town. Kudos have been appropriately given to all

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Guest editorial: In voting to replace Prop 3, Tim Quinn ignored the voice of his constituents

February 23, 2019 — In a recent edition of the Wasatch Wave, Rep. Tim Quinn, R-Heber, published a message to the voters of Utah House District 54. He explained, including visual aids, why he voted for S.B. 96, overriding the will of Utah voters regarding Medicaid expansion. He seems

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Letter: Red light bill is a solution looking for a problem

February 22, 2019 — Solution looking for a problem Editor: Each year the citizens of Utah are treated to at least some legislative stupidity. This year, at least so far during this legislative session, I think it is H.B. 151, a proposal that would permit drivers to go through

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Letters: Utah lawmakers must take multi-pronged approach to school safety

February 20, 2019 — Answer the Call to Action Editor: Working for a nonprofit providing mediation and restorative justice services to residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties, I pay particular attention to proposed legislation that may affect our clients and community. This session, H.B. 120 has caught my eye.

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Guest editorial: What’s to blame for Park City’s disappearing parking spaces

February 19, 2019 — While this winter's abundant snow has thrilled outdoor enthusiasts, it's also revealed a dark underbelly beneath the fluffy white drifts. I refer, as you may have guessed, to the disappearance of Park City parking spaces. Police and neighborhood associations are grappling with confused citizens all

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Guest editorial: Park City students live Youth Sports Alliance’s motto — play, learn and dream

February 17, 2019 — When the school bells ring across Park City on Fridays in January, hundreds of elementary school students rush to lunch rooms. Teams of volunteers stand ready to help students pull on snow pants, tuck mittens into sleeves and gather ski gear before climbing onto motor

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Letters: Parkites should speak up about Salt Lake’s inland port

February 14, 2019 — A port problem Editor: So what is the Inland Port and why should we care? Well, I for one am really concerned and am hoping that Park City residents all get involved. I started to be concerned about shrinking levels of water in the Great

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Guest editorial: An open letter to Park City transit officials

February 10, 2019 — To the readers of The Park Record: I hope that after reading these comments you will take the time to express your views to the Park City Transit Department, to whom I copy this letter. As I understand it, management might be open to changes

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