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Remodeled Salt Lake airport will be a boon for Park City visitors

September 26, 2018 — I was well past time; time to do something about the antiquated, patched-together facilities at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Currently about 24 million passengers pass through on 329 daily flights on nine different carriers, using some facilities that date back nearly 70 years.  Amazingly,

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Tourism industry in Park City continues to thrive

September 26, 2018 — Bill Malone is optimistic for the tourism industry in Park City. Of course, that does come with the job as the CEO of the Park City Chamber/Bureau. "People are confident that they will have a good time here," he says. And even with a less

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Park City real estate market still strong, despite low inventory

September 26, 2018 —   The real estate in the greater Park City area is strong. "We're a bit shy on inventory," says Park City Board of Realtors (PCBOR) President Todd Anderson. "The buyers want the right home, so there's a bit of paralysis in the market. Second-home owners

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Housing market continues to challenge Summit County workers

September 26, 2018 — The numbers tell the tale: Rents are increasing and wages aren't keeping pace with the costs of finding a place to live. Prices of housing are through the roof, so service workers struggle to find a place nearby, or opt to commute in from less-expensive

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Who, exactly, are the people making up Summit County?

September 26, 2018 —   Park City and Summit County are very diverse: economically, ethnically and historically. There are multi-million-dollar ski lodges to the west, and horse properties to the east. Our rural valleys are the gateway to the high lakes mountains, with family farms and ranches supplanted by

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Finding employees is a struggle for Summit County businesses

September 26, 2018 —   Every year it's a struggle to find employees to fill thousands of jobs in Park City, and keep them. Some businesses are increasing their wages to attract people. Bill Malone, of the Park City Chamber of Commerce/Bureau, says, "Some people will switch jobs for

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Park City puts Treasure decision to voters

September 26, 2018 —   On Nov. 6, Park City voters will be faced with yet another open space bond. The long-disputed Treasure Hill development on the hillside above Old Town could be purchased by the City, if a $48 million, 16-year bond passes. Up to $3 million of

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Park City Community Foundation steps up to support nonprofits

September 26, 2018 —   Live PC Give PC – Nov. 9, 2018 People helping people give back: That's the role of the Park City Community Foundation (PCCF). For the past 11 years they have created grant programs, elicited donor funds and begun initiatives in the community. We in

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How to get around Summit County

September 26, 2018 — Summit County Transit People are getting out of their cars in Summit County like never before. The Park City/Summit County transit system boasts Utah's first all-electric transportation hub, powered by clean, renewable electricity. The new e-bikes, e-buses, and electric vehicles are powered by solar panels

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In Park City, art is elevated

September 26, 2018 — Arts and Culture District Park City is home to a lot of creative people: filmmakers, painters, musicians, photographers, and writers. And there will likely be a new home for them both the Sundance Institute and the Kimball Arts Center in the near future, as Park

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Park City School District calls on taxpayers as needs grow

September 26, 2018 —   Park City's schools are known for their committed teachers, trained staff and motivated students. But excellence comes at a cost and students, teachers, principals, superintendents and parents are all trying to figure out how to pay for it. After the failure of a $56

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South Summit School District goes back to the drawing board

September 26, 2018 — After months of planning for future growth in the South Summit School District, last fall's $59 million school bond failed at the polls, with 1,167 voters saying no, outnumbering the 939 who supported the bond. "The bond failure was a disappointment for sure," says Superintendent

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Bob Wheaton made Deer Valley what it is today

September 26, 2018 —   What a career. Bob Wheaton was hired on to a new resort – Deer Valley – before it even opened in 1981. In 1988 he was appointed the general manager at Deer Valley. A year later, he was promoted to vice president of operations,

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Park City readies to host FIS World Championships

September 26, 2018 —   In February, Park City will be the epicenter of the competitive skiing universe. That's when Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort will host the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships. Over the course of 10 days, some of

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As Summit County population ages, need for senior facilities grows

September 26, 2018 — Fifty years ago, at age 65, people were ready to take a break after a lifetime of mining, ranching, or logging. But today's retirement-aged people are more active, involved and engaged than ever before. There's plenty of gray hair under those ski and bike helmets,

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Tom Clyde: Too soon for Tabiona?

September 26, 2018 — I used to think that Park City, by which I mean western Summit County rather than the technical municipal boundaries, was 50 square miles completely surrounded by reality. I first heard that said of San Francisco, but it fits equally well here. But like San Francisco,

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Park City devotes a day to supporting nonprofits

October 2, 2017 — Here in Summit County we rely on each other, and take care of each other. Every year, residents, visitors, and homeowners donate their time and fortune to over 100 worthwhile causes, from trails to kids, and to the arts.

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Summit County launches effort to help local artists, nonprofits and businesses

October 1, 2017 — Park City loves arts and culture; it brings us together. Whether it’s a concert on the lawn, a stage production, or art project, we love being creative, and supporting those who are as well.

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Park City braces for the next influx of students

October 1, 2017 — Summit County is a very desirable place to live. The outdoor lifestyle, clean air, sports, economy and good schools attract new families every day.

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Park City tries to address transportation goals with Electric Xpress

October 1, 2017 — One of Park City’s critical strategic goals is to address transportation, in all of its forms. This includes reducing congestion and putting more multi-modal vehicles in place. That means bikes and buses, trails and roads, pedestrian paths and underpasses. Funding has improved after the approved transportation improvement tax last November, too.

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