Welcome to the Milepost 2019 e-edition
"This is a very different place than it was a generation ago. And we are to blame because we made it happen."
Park City is really trying to be green even when it’s white outside. There is an anti-idling ordinance for your vehicle, bans on plastic bags at grocery stores, 46 new EV charging stations, curbside recycling, and even electric buses. But what’s next? A lot.
Over half of the respondents described themselves as “somewhat healthy”, and 39% said they were “healthy,” affirming that we are the 2nd healthiest county in the state, which is good news.
Today there are well over 100 nonprofits, and the Park City Community Foundation is a partner with them for the good of Park City and beyond.
Utah’s sweeping vistas, including forested mountains and stark desert landscapes, have attracted filmmakers since John Ford shot his iconic Westerns in the 1940s.
At Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, changes are coming. And there's a new resort on the horizon, to boot.
More people are visiting Park City than ever before. They come from all around the world to experience not just Utah snow, but summer biking, concerts, restaurants and special events. It’s really got anything a vacationer could want.
Filmmaker Taylor Sheridan came to town to film his feature Wind River a few years back, and he liked what he saw. So much so, that now he’s in the third season as the writer, director and creator of the Paramount Network’s series Yellowstone.
Huge resorts rise to the west and cattle graze in the verdant eastern valleys. A mining past has given way to a resort economy that is booming, to say the least. It’s a desirable place to be and the lifestyle is the envy of many.
With a tax increase from Summit County two years ago, and a 140 percent tax increase last year from the South Summit Fire Protection District, residents are feeling stressed. Now it will be up to the voters to decide on the future of their schools this November.
So, you have a job, and a fairly decent car to get to work, but where will you live? As many workers find out, it’s not easy finding an affordable rental anywhere near Park City. And buying a house in this market is nearly unattainable.
The seed of a resort economy was planted in Park City in the 1960s, and has now blossomed well beyond the city limits, into the rest of Summit and Wasatch counties.
There are only so many cars that the two highways entering Park City can handle. At times, they host two long traffic jams. Throw in a special event, rush hour, blizzard, or all three, and it gets ugly. The roads must roll, and sometimes they don’t.
While online shopping seems to be taking over many sectors of the economy, there are some purchases that require more information and eyes on the ground to complete. Buying a home is one of them.
Every fall it’s a growing struggle to find enough employees to staff businesses. “Help wanted” signs are everywhere as the ski season bears down on Park City and Summit County.
This story is found in the 2018 edition of Milepost. 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...
This story is found in the 2018 edition of Milepost. 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...
This story is found in the 2018 edition of Milepost. 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...
This story is found in the 2018 edition of Milepost. 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...