Letters to the Editor, July 2-5, 2016 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, July 2-5, 2016

Join PCTV’s Summer Reading Challenge


With the end of school and the start of summer, it is time again for Park City Television’s 18th Annual “Summer Fun Reading Challenge” for ALL Summit County school age kids (K-12). We challenge the youth to read 10 books or 1000 pages during the summer. As most successful community events, Park City Television’s 18th Annual “Summer Fun Reading Challenge” is again being backed by generous sponsors. Last year we awarded prizes worth more than $20,000 to over 400 readers. Each reader received a certificate of achievement and a valuable packet of prizes.

Park City Television’s reading challenge forms are available on our website at ParkCity.tv or they can be picked up at PCTV’s studio or at the front desk of either Silver Mountain Sports Club. You can also simply write your books down on a sheet of paper and mail it to us along with name, phone number, address, school name and grade. We encourage all the youth of Summit County to set the goal this summer to successfully complete Park City Television’s 18th Annual “Summer Fun Reading Challenge”. We also invite any young person to call the station at (435) 649-0045 and arrange to appear LIVE on the “Mountain Morning Show” to discuss a book they have read.

Summit County is full of terrific young people and all of us at Park City Television are proud to host this reading program for them. With the continued support of our sponsors, teachers, schools, library, and parents, we know that this year’s challenge will have more readers than ever.

Stanton D. Jones
Park City Television

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Park City is a community not a corporation


Does anyone else feel like we would be selling our souls to big corp if we give away our name? To me Park City is the place that I live, enjoy and raise my children. I’m not sure that I want it to be identified only as Vail’s newest ski resort. This move by Vail feels like they are trying to impersonalize our city. It gives the impression that we are just big business and not a community.

The aspect of Dana Williams time as Mayor that I most appreciated was the way he brought the community into the discussion of shaping the city. This action made me feel like I was a part of the bigger picture and made me feel valued. I have the exact opposite feelings when it comes to Vail Corporation trying to trademark our city name. I applaud our current Mayor and City Council for keeping up this tradition and fighting to keep our town a community and not buckling under the pressure of big corp.

Shirin Spangenberg
Park City

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