Letters to the Editor, Sept. 14- 17, 2013
The Board of the Friends of the Park City Library would like to thank the community for once again making our Annual Labor Day Used Book Sale a success. Each year the Friends of the Library raise funds that enrich library offerings and services. Our book sale is our major fund raiser, and we couldn’t do it without you!!
We would particularly like to thank those Park City workers who hauled a year’s worth of donated books from the storage room to the Jim Santy Auditorium, the fabulous teenagers from the LDS Ward on Monitor who helped set up the auditorium, Great Harvest Bakery for donating breakfast treats for our city workers, the volunteers who answered our call to help with the sale, and KPCW and the Park Record for all the publicity leading up to the sale.
Another way to support the library is by attending the Friends’ annual Author Luncheon on Thursday, October 10th, featuring Utah’s own Jennifer Jordan, who will talk about her second book, The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2, It tells the story of Dudley Wolfe, the first man to die on K2 during the ill-fated 1939 expedition, whose remains Jordan found on the glacier below K2 base camp sixty-three years after his death. For tickets visit the library circulation desk- We’d love to see you there!
Jean Daly, Co-President
Friends of the Park City Library Board
What is really going on with the resorts?
I assume there are settlement negotiations going on between Vail and PCMR. But the course of the trial is surprisingly contentious. For a situation that seems benign – that is PCMR missed its deadline by a week or so but assumed all was well and then Talisker/Vail went ballistic – makes me wonder if the settlement talks are for a much bigger stake. Is Vail trying to buy PCMR? Because PCMR just happens to sit on the last ski resort in North America – when global warming gets rid of all the rest which are situated at lower latitudes, say 200 miles south, or lower altitudes, say below 6,000 feet. Most of the resorts in the Alps are on their way out. And the whole discussion about SkiLink was shut down uncharacteristically by the state of Utah, when, in fact, there has been a cross country interconnect for decades between PCMR, Guardsman Pass, and the Cottonwood Canyons. I just think there is a lot more here than meets the eye. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
Swing for Sports a Huge Success
A big thank you to the Park City area community for making the first annual Basin Recreation Swing for Sports golf fundraiser a great success! A total of $3,000 in proceeds will benefit the Basin Recreation scholarship fund, which helps under privileged youth in the community stay active and healthy through sports programs and camps throughout the year. Seventeen teams comprised of local businesses and individuals participated, 12 area businesses sponsored holes along the Park City Golf Course, and a large handful of organizations and businesses made other donations to the event. We look forward to next year’s tournament and hope for an even bigger turnout!
Snyderville Basin Recreation District
Thanks from Community Foundation
For almost six years, Park City Community Foundation has been working with local donors and nonprofits to provide solutions that address pressing community needs and provide innovative support to local nonprofits. Programs such as Save Our Snow, dealing with climate change, and Live PC Give PC, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, have been embraced by the citizens of Park City and Summit County. We are now pleased to announce that PCCF has been recognized nationally as an organization that meets the highest standards for community giving.
National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations are the most rigorous benchmarks in philanthropy. Park City Community Foundation achieved National Standards accreditation this August. In short, accreditation says that PCCF has established rigorous policies and responsible practices in every essential area of grant making and operations far exceeding acceptable standards.
This is an accomplishment the whole community can be proud of. Making a difference in Park City and Summit County is something that can’t be done alone. It requires the generosity, support and goodwill of community members, community leaders and local businesses in partnership with the excellent nonprofit organizations that exist in town. With your help, PCCF is well positioned to unite and strengthen our community.
Thank you to everyone who has helped Park City Community Foundation meet the highest standards for local philanthropy. We’re excited to continue our good work together, right here in Park City, for Park City.
Board & Governance and Education Committee Member, Park City Community Foundation
Beerman for mayor
Over the last two years, I have had the privilege of working closely with Andy Beerman as he has ably served on the Park City Council. Andy is a very hard and energetic worker. He has good instincts and ideas and isn’t afraid to act on them. He is a consensus builder with an easy-going personality that engenders a following. He and his wife and partner Thea have run a good business on Main Street for many years. He has been an especially strong advocate for open space preservation and trails in the Snyderville Basin. Sustainability and conservation are in his DNA. He also recognizes the need for regional collaboration with Summit, Wasatch, and Salt Lake counties and their municipalities, together with UDOT and UTA, in solving our growth, transportation, environmental, and economic development challenges.
Andy will make another excellent mayor of Park City, in the fine tradition of his predecessor Dana Williams. I encourage your support.
Member, Summit County Council
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