Letters to the Editor, July 20-22, 2016 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, July 20-22, 2016


Yosemite Park has lost rights to iconic names

A little known dispute is going on right now that has a direct bearing on trademarking “Park City.” The previous concessionaire that ran the facilities in Yosemite trademarked such iconic names as the Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village, Wawona, Badger Pass Ski Area and even the name “Yosemite National Park.”

The National Park Service was forced to stop using these names which are a rich part of history in the area until the dispute can be resolved. If this is what can happen it is imperative that we stop Vail from stealing our name. I am a long time resident and avid skier and have enjoyed the improvements and expansion Vail has done in the last two years. I have no problem with Vail using our name. But that’s what it should remain, OUR NAME.

Bill Dark
Park City

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Boy Scout asks for help supporting rescue Mission


My name is Jared Taylor from Scout Troop 1170, and I am working on my Eagle Project. I am working on behalf of the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. For my project I will be collecting used or new backpacks and doing a fundraiser to collect money to buy basic hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, socks and some food items such as granola bars and protein bars etc.

I am going to fill the backpacks with each of the items and I am going to give them to the Rescue Mission so they can distribute them to the ones in need.

I am asking for the community’s help with my project. If you could donate backpacks(any condition), shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes or even socks. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made on my GoFundMe page.
It could mean a lot to the ones it will be helping.

Donations may be dropped off at Beauty Zone, 1400 Snow Creek Dr. #J in Park City. I will be picking up all the donations every Saturday.

Jared Taylor
Park City

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Sunrise Rotary Club say 4th of July Barbeque will beef up grants


On behalf of the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club, I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the patrons, volunteers, sponsors, and partners who, again this year, made our Fourth of July barbecue in City Park a celebrated success.

Funds raised from the event go towards our Park City Sunrise Rotary Community Grants Program and will support local organizations in the form of grant awards given out each fall.

Kim Kerr
Park City Sunrise Rotary Club

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Park City should hop on the electric bus movement


I am always pleased and impressed by the public transportation system available in Park City. I spend a large part of every year in Norway and I always hear so much about how the public transit system in Europe is so much better than in the U.S. but this is simply not true in Park City. Very few places have free transit and the outstanding system available in the city. Congratulations to the city and county for their foresight on this issue.

However, I do find myself wondering why the city is still using diesel busses? Electric buses would be far better for the air quality in Park City, better for the overall environment and cheaper to operate. Battery and charging technology today would allow all of the buses to run on electricity and there could be fast charging stations set up at the main street bus terminal. A bus battery can be recharged in less than five minutes at a fast charging station so there is no time lost in the current bus schedule.

Park City and Summit County pride themselves on being “Green” and rightly so but the current bus fleet is far from ideal and it is time to upgrade to an electric fleet. The technology exists today and there is no strong reason to continue with the current diesel powered fleet. I would like to see a plan to replace the current fleet with an electric fleet of buses and then we can start to talk about using solar to power the entire system. That will set Park City and Summit County to deliver on their “Green” credentials.

Scott Kerr
Park City

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