Letters to the Editor
I don’t drink anymore. I had a problem and I dealt with it. But my friends and relatives drink, and they know that they can drink at my house. They can drink when we go out together. If they drink too much, I’ll drive. I feel it is very unfair to try to force my beliefs or way of life on another person.
I feel the Utah liquor laws should be changed, although I do like the fact that a lot of skiers don’t come to Utah because of the liquor laws. It keeps the slopes less crowded. Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson just said, "It’s not about the booze, it’s about the hospitality. Let’s get these bizarre liquor laws changed."
I support Randy Barton’s crusade.
Euthanization of shelter pets
In your Wednesday, July 12 issue, there is an article on page A-14 regarding the number of animals euthanized in Utah. It is a huge problem and we are glad you picked up this article from AP.
Let’s do a good news article, too — Please note that both Summit and Wasatch counties are no-kill counties. This means that no adoptable, healthy animal has been killed — in Wasatch it has been so for three years and in Summit for the past two. This success is primarily due to the work of Summit County Friends of Animals and the animal control staffs of Summit and Wasatch counties.
Can you do an article about the good news? — since none of this is mentioned in Wednesday’s article.
Thanks for your help,
Rhoda J. Stauffer
Summit County Friends of Animals
Marathon/relay volunteers needed
Summer is here and so is the 10th annual Park City Marathon and Relay! In our efforts to make this a quality and unforgettable event for our runners, we need your help! We are searching for volunteers to assist with registration, course monitoring, traffic control, start and finish lines and aid stations. We receive numerous compliments from our runners about our helpful and caring volunteers along the course, and you could be one of them! Race day is Saturday, Aug. 26 with a pre-race gear pick-up on Thursday, Aug. 24. Volunteers receive a goody bag and T-shirt. To register as a volunteer or for further information, please check out our website at http://www.pcmarathon.com or call Ann at (435) 640-0077.
Thank you for your support!
Ann Hoover Volunteer coordinator
2006 Park City Marathon and Relay
The good, the bad and the ugly
The "good" is the most attractive new parking structure I’ve ever seen!
The "bad" is NO handicapped parking on Main Street, Park Avenue or Heber Avenue. Mayor Williams was going to look into the matter, but didn’t.
The "ugly" is still the low-cost housing project at the entrance to Deer Valley Resort, destroying real estate values for others and giving a black eye to the No. 1 ski resort in North America.
Please repaint the buildings in one color, possibly two-tone, and place new canopies over the front doors, possibly like the rust metal roofs over the stairways at the parking garage, only smaller.
On behalf of our Park City-based Olympic skiers and snowboarders, I want to thank the Park City Chamber/Bureau and the Park City Ambassadors for inviting our athletes to be a part of the July 4th parade. It was a great honor for Olympic champion Ted Ligety and Paralympic champion Stephani Victor to be recognized as co-grand marshals, as well as their teammates.
Park City has been a great home to the team for over 30 years and we’re proud to be recognized in this manner.
U.S. Ski Team
I am writing to personally thank everyone who helped make the 2006 Heber Valley Air Show a success.
Specifically, I would like to thank our many sponsors for their generous contributions, Heber City Corporation, Heber City Police, Wasatch County Sheriff Department, Provo Civil Air Patrol, local veterans, pilots and all the volunteers and participants.
The success of an event such as this depends heavily on teamwork. Thanks to all of our team players.
Beth Ann Schneider
The Canyons’ celebration
My family and I would like to thank The Canyons resort, Sundial Lodge and Mountain Town Stages for the wonderful July 3 celebration. The fireworks were spectacular as was the music. We had a great stay at Sundial and looking forward to next year!
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