Letters to the Editor, Aug. 17-19, 2016 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 17-19, 2016


While Republicans battle among themselves, Dems have a better candidate


Elections matter. Much of Summit County is located in Utah House District 53 and the splinter-size victory (of 8 votes) to Morgan rancher, Logan Wilde, over Mel Brown in the GOP primary has garnered a lot of attention in the press.

Mr. Wilde is not well known but his views are extreme. As a member of the Weber Morgan Board of Health, he called a recent report on diesel pollution an “act of terrorism” even though diesel emissions are a significant source of pollution, which in turn threatens our families’ health, especially our children.

Wilde’s opponent is Summit County resident, Cole Capener. Cole has been a neighbor and friend for many years. My kids all like him a lot because he sponsored them for everything they did; the American Heart Association annual fundraiser @ Parley’s Park Elementary. He also sponsors all three of them whether they are on Summit; Park City or Axis ski teams. Whenever my kids have a fundraiser, his home always is their first and favorite stop.

My kids like Cole because Cole likes kids. Cole listens and talks with them and always asks them about their schools.

I know he cares about people. I know Cole cares about our environment, he actually still uses a push mower to mow the small lawn in his backyard. I’ve seen that with my own two eyes. He also drives a hybrid. I know Cole believes that clean air not only means better physical health, it also means better economic health. Companies bringing new jobs to our state can be turned off by pollution. Clean air brings tourism and jobs to support that clean industry.

We have a ‘CLEAN’ choice in November. My choice is Cole Capener.

Michelle Fogarty
Park City

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Animals are being ‘loved to death’


Today’s ten highest grossing box office releases are about animals,
including: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret
Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Nearly half of our households
include a dog and nearly 40 percent have a cat. Two thirds of us view
them as family members and cherish them accordingly. We love our animals
to death.


For every cat, dog, or other animal that we love and cherish, we put 500
through months of caging, crowding, deprivation, mutilation, and
starvation, before we take their very lives, cut their dead bodies into
little pieces, and shove those into our mouths. And that doesn’t even
include Dory and billions of her little friends, because we haven’t
figured out how to count individual aquatic animals that we grind up for
human or animal feed.

The good news is that we have a choice every time we visit a restaurant
or grocery store. We can choose live foods – yellow and green
vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, grains, as well as a rich variety of
grain and nut-based meats and dairy products. Or, we can choose dead
animals, their body parts, and other products of their abuse.

What will it be?

Pruitt Richardson
Park City


Expand transit service boundaries to alleviate traffic


I have worked on Main Street for over 16 years. I have lived in Park City off and on since the 1960s in many different neighborhoods from downtown to Chatham, to NewPark, and back to downtown. Recently we moved out to Black Rock Ridge to downsize and semi-retire, while still working on Main Street 5 days a week.

I have always been a huge fan of the bus system. I love the buses! Since we are a one-car family, taking the bus was easy and economical and a great way to not add to the gigantic increase in traffic around town. Here is my problem: The is no bus going out Kearns to Black Rock Ridge! This has made life very hectic and every time I drive to town my stress level goes way up because I feel like I am polluting the air and clogging the roads.

Please tell me when we can get a bus to continue out to Park’s Edge and Black Rock Ridge. Most of my neighbors also work in town as well. It would be extremely beneficial to extend the bus route out S.R. 248.

Krista Wilhelmsen
Black Rock Ridge

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