Letters to the Editor, March 27-29, 2013 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, March 27-29, 2013

Shot at Sarah Palin was mean-spirited

Editor:

I just finished reading Amy Roberts’ "Girls Night Out" contribution to the Wednesday, March 20, edition of The Park Record. I really enjoyed reading about her ladies-only heli-ski trip reunion until I got to the part about the ladies all wearing green coats with the letters SWIK (smartest women I know), followed by her gratuitous, mean-spirited and unnecessary comment, "which explains why Sarah Palin was not invited." Was this really necessary to include in her column? Believe it or not, some of us appreciate Sarah Palin and are really fed up with those narrow-minded people who continue to denigrate Ms Palin. Enough is enough!

Martin Vogt

Park City

They came to shake the hand that feeds them

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Editor:

The Slow Food Park City Leadership Team would like to express our sincere appreciation to the community for its tremendous support of our Meet the Producers event this past Monday. We partnered with the Swaner EcoCenter for our 3rd annual community open house, bringing 35 Utah food producers together to help them educate the consumer, build relationships, and expand their markets.

Change comes slowly, but it was evident when 525 people showed up to shake the hand that feeds them. Farmers, ranchers, bakers and artisan producers were all available to explain the benefits of eating locally and sustainably grown and produced food.

This event happened thanks to the generosity of our two platinum sponsors: A Local Table and Freedom Chiropractic. We would also like to acknowledge the support of 350 Main, Escala Provisions Company, The Farm, PC Printink, The Market at Park City and Staples, along with the hard work of our many volunteers.

Remember, ski fast and eat slow!

David Odell

Chapter president, Slow Food Park City

Almost 700 gymnasts attended Winter Classic

Editor:

Thank you to the Park City residents and to all who helped make the 11th Annual Black Diamond Winter Classic a huge success! Black Diamond took over the Newpark Fieldhouse again this year and hosted nearly 700 gymnasts from all over the United States in what has become one of USA Gymnastics’ premier competitions. Among these athletes were some of our nation’s top female gymnasts.

The two-day event could not have been the success that it was without the many months of preparation by the Black Diamond staff members especially Charity Christensen, Joy Koons, Dana Edmiston, JoAnne Hunt and Melanie Wysong. We also owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to our Black Diamond coaches and team parents who were onsite performing a variety of tasks throughout the event. Thanks also to Matt Strader and his staff at the Newpark Fieldhouse, Newpark Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and the many community partners who contributed in so many ways. The response from our visitors and participants was very positive, thanks to all of you.

Katy Heddens

Founder/owner, Black Diamond Gymnastics & Sports Center