Letters to the Editor, May 21-24, 2016
Wasatch trail group says thanks for extending a hand, and a trail
A grand thank-you is owed to the folks at Mountain Trails, Snyderville Basin Recreation, Park City Municipal, Deer Valley, and Vail Resorts. The work these organizations have done has created one of the most extensive, continuous trail systems in the nation.
People move to Park City for the winter and stay for the summers. Our high quality, sustainable trails create a lifestyle in itself. Hikers, bikers, runners and dogs can start anywhere, end anywhere, and return an entirely different route. You name it, we’ve got it — from strolls to epic ultras, right outside your door.
With growing pressure on Park City’s trails, Mountain Trails Foundation has taken its stewardship to the regional level. They’ve worked closely with the Wasatch Trails Alliance to build the WOW trail. WOW, Wasatch Over Wasatch, connects the Heber Valley to Deer Valley. Ten miles of the trail in Wasatch Mountain State Park have been completed with future connections through the Heber valley and into the Uinta National Forest.
I would like to express my gratitude for the work Mountain Trails has done to help complete and perfect the Heber/Deer Valley connection. WOW and thank you!
And, when you are on the trails, please remember to: share the trail, practice the 10-second rule, slow down, smile and say hi.
President/Wasatch Trails Alliance
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Unexpected fireworks display was not welcome
What is going on? Last night Tuesday the Park City Resort on the Canyons side had a gigantic fireworks show. The last time I checked there are no holidays on this date. When there is we are prepared to make sure are dogs are safe and secure. Many animals are terrified of fireworks. Also many people are asleep at that hour because they get up early to go to work including my husband who leaves at 4:30 a.m.
There is no way to alert people about this type of event … and many people need to know. This is extremely disruptive, unacceptable and rude.
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The Record’s Girls Softball coverage propelled team to success
As a Parent of a Park City Softball player I wanted to extend my gratitude to The Park Record for the coverage we received this season. As the last article stated we had not had a win in two years. Despite frustration from the past seasons and so many 1first-time players on the field our girls held their heads high, continued to follow Coach’s direction and pushed on … The result? Five wins!
They ended their season more proud of themselves than can ever be explained.
Thank you Park Record for including our softball girls and for highlighting their wins, it added to their confidence, it made them feel like they mattered — like softball mattered.
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Our town’s name is not for sale
Park City is a community, not a trademark that should be owned by one person or one corporation.
I personally, have never heard of one entity trying to take over a name of a town; a town, which has been known by this state, this country and the world (since 2002, for sure).
City officials, STOP this insanity NOW. So many companies use
Park City as part of who they are in their business names. Don’t let one entity own our cities name as their trademark, this is a NO BRAINER.
Park City is a place and name unto its own.
Linda Sailer, BHHS Broker Associate
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