Throwing rocks doesn’t change things but activism can

Where does vandalism against a school official and bullying by local company intersect? No, it’s not Welcoming Schools. It’s a lesson in how you elicit change. Last week, Park City School District Superintendent Jill Gildea was a target of vandalism. A rock was thrown through her window. It could have been a disgruntled teenager upset …

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What Park City needs is a little patience

It’s funny how 18 inches of snow can destroy a community — especially a mountain community. People are pissed. Why aren’t our roads plowed better? Why is traffic so bad? Why wasn’t school closed? Why am I the only one who can drive? Where did the idiots come from? Where are the snow plows? I get it. I …

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Thank you Park City Fire District

Just after 4PM this afternoon lightning struck the hill above Jeremy Ranch Elementary school. I received a call from my neighbor telling me that a large fire had started. He said it was about the size of 4 pickup trucks. As I raced home, which is about a quarter-mile from the fire, I thought of …

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Snow Seems to Bring Out the Best in People

It’s days like today, with blowing snow, zero visibility, slushy streets, and the snow plows seemingly already settled down for their long-winter naps, that provide an opportunity for the best to come out in people. While many people argue Park City isn’t the same place it was 15 years ago, it’s nice to see and hear about the random acts …

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Save People Save Wildlife

We received information from a new group in the area called Save People Save Wildlife. It’s very informative and talks about an effort to increase our wildlife fencing to protect drivers as well as moose, deer, cat, and elk friends. So, I wanted to share it, below: Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m …

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For Whom the Bell Tolls …

No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manner of thine own Or of thine friend’s were. Each …

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The Role of the Contrarian on Our Government Boards

Back in high school there was a kid that wore the same T-shirt almost every day. It said, “QUESTION AUTHORITY!” Let’s just say that “the authority” didn’t like that shirt much and I recall him spending more than a few hours with the Assistant Principal because of it. Yet, I think that kid had a …

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What the School Bond Vote Can Teach Us

We, held the day In the palm Of our hands They, ruled the night And the night Seemed to last As long as six weeks… – Goodnight Saigon, Billy Joel   One of the ways the Park City School Board failed in their attempt to pass a bond was in communication. This failure wasn’t due to lack …

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The Rise of the Citizen (Again)

Things are changing around Park City and the citizen is at its heart. Across the city and basin, citizen groups are popping up. Citizens for Better Education successfully challenged the school board’s bond. Save People Save Wildlife is a Facebook community dedicated to getting wildlife fencing throughout the city. A resident from Jeremy Ranch, Alex Brown, has …

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