Letters to the Editor, June 11-13, 2014 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, June 11-13, 2014

Submissions from Park Record readers

Thank you to a dedicated local vet


Thank you Dr. Prior and our wonderful Park City community for making

Susan St. James’s Park City Animal Clinic 20th Year Anniversary Open House

so memorable for her. Susan was deeply touched by the support, love and

appreciation shown by all.

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Susie Ward

Park City Animal Clinic Supporter and Client

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Volunteers are wind beneath school’s wings


Last Sunday, Soaring Wings International Montessori School sponsored its 21st Annual Children’s Fair at City Park in Park City. As in years past, families came from near and far to enjoy the day. Children’s laughter filled the air as they ran from game to game, jumped and tumbled in bounce houses, took advantage of pony rides, a petting zoo and Kim’s Cold Blooded Creatures, and reveled in presence of local heroes such as the Park City Fire Department and the Park City Police. A good time was had by all.

The success of the Children’s Fair is due to the dedication of many volunteers including teachers, parents, students, friends, sponsors and event partners.

Thank you so much for making it happen.

Sarah Barnes

Parent, Soaring Wings International Montessori School

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Hats off to Trailside Elementary’s PTO


Trailside Elementary’s teachers and staff would like to thank our Parent Teacher Organization for their continued leadership and support. Our PTO continues to surpass our expectations as they plan events, fundraisers, and programs that effectively prepare our students for a successful future. This year, during Teacher Appreciation week, they surprised our faculty with a lounge/teacher lunchroom make-over. This included: new furniture, linens, dish ware, toaster, coffee mugs with coffee and tea, bullet mixer, magazine subscriptions, outdoor table umbrellas, artwork, painting accent walls, and placing shelves with a framed student-drawn portrait of each teacher. Let’s just say we have some very artistic students at Trailside Elementary. All items were purchased through appreciative parent donations.

We are very grateful to have such a proactive Trailside community. We know that as parents are partners in their child’s education, everyone benefits.

Jacqie Manning

Trailside Teachers and staff

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Eihausen has a proven record of commitment


Thank you, Julie Eihausen, for all of your contributions to the Park City School District over the past 12 years.

Your volunteer involvement in the district is far-reaching; from serving at the state level (Utah State School Community Council) to the local level (attending district school board meetings, planning and budget meetings, Treasurer of numerous committees & PTOs). Over the years, I have been lucky to have served with you and learned from you. There hasn’t been a question you couldn’t answer.

Obviously, you have a passion for our district and have gained invaluable knowledge and experience which can be best served by taking the next step and becoming a school board member for Precinct 5 (most of Pinebrook and Summit Park).

Please cast your vote, or absentee ballot if you will be out of town, on June 24 and watch Julie get to work on continuing to improve our already great school district!

Laurie West

President, PTSO Park City High School

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Recycle Utah reaches out to local schools


Recycle Utah would like to thank all of our PCSD elementary schools, in addition to certain classes at EHMS, TMJH and PCHS, for inviting us to guest teach in your schools this year. We had fun! The 2,000+ students were interested and engaged in lessons ranging from waste & recycling to water pollution, plastics, conservation and climate change. We look forward to coming back next year, any class, any grade.

Our mission at Recycle Utah is to empower people to lead sustainable lives. Education, being a key component of this process, is an area we cherish and honor. We teach at schools, summer camps, festivals and more. We even do assemblies! We come to you or you can come to our center for a tour on responsible recycling. Feel free to contact us at (435) 649-9698 or mary@recycleutah.org for more information.

Mary Closser, Environmental Teacher

Recycle Utah, Park City

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Ads for shooting range are inappropriate


I recognize that many Americans like guns and like practicing shooting guns. This is not offensive to me. What I find shocking and offensive is The Park Record ad for the Park City Gun Club. The target is clearly a person. In the wake of more senseless violence by guns in college and university settings, I find this invitation to practice shooting at a person to be provocative and frankly, scary.

I hope the Gun Club will reconsider a different ad in the future.

Kathy Mears

Park City

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Trails advocate continues to contribute


Recently, here in Park City, there was a small event called the Pedal Pete Pedal. This event so generously hosted by High West and Cole Sport was to give recognition to one of our own Park City residents Pete Barquin.

Pete has been the kind of guy around town that makes Park City what it is ,a really cool town. Pete has been a humble, honest and hard working person in all of his pursuits. Pete has shown us all how to be a great athlete, a smart business person and most importantly a humble and proud citizen of Park City.

Back to the event, this gathering of friends was a fundraiser for the Mountain Trails Foundation, a favorite organization of Pete’s. So even in this time of difficulty Pete has again shown his humble generous self in this support of Mountain Trails and the Park City lifestyle he has so enjoyed. On behalf of all trail users, Mountain Trails would like to thank Pete for his life-time commitment to everything mountain and we wish him the best.

Thanks Pete.

Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director

Mountain Trails Foundation