CategoryPublic Service Announcement

One number you need to keep in your phone if you’re skiing PCMR/Canyons

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Please take a minute and put this number in your phone: 435-615-1912 This is the number for Dispatch for Park City Mountain Resort. Should you, your family, or a random stranger need assistance it is the number to call while on-mountain. My wife was at Canyons earlier this week and came upon a teenager who had fallen down the side of a cliff and couldn’t move. The mother was there but could only...

PSA: Our waste collection bills are due

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Last year Summit County decided to shift part of the cost of collecting garbage onto a separate bill from Republic Services. You may have received a bill earlier this year for $36. That was technically for 2016. Now, you are receiving a bill for 2017. Our advice is paying that sooner rather than later. We know a number of people who feel this was a closet-tax increase. However, that debate has...

Opt Out of the Yellow Pages

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My first internship in college was working for Sprint Publishing and Advertising (one of the largest yellow pages providers in the country at that time). This was before the Internet was used by hardly anyone outside of universities, research and development, and government. I was tasked with task of trying to electronify their yellow pages. Twenty years on, the Yellow Pages companies never...

PSA: Beware US Marshall and IRS Phone Scams

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We’ve had a report of calls from an 801 area code, claiming to be the US Marshall’s Office related to an outstanding warrants, demanding that fines be paid. This is similar to the typical calls received this time of year from people claiming to be the IRS, demanding money. Do not fall for the scams. Do not give out personal information. This is not the process that the US Marshall or...

Park City Hyatt Escala Suffers Credit Card Breach

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Three hundred Hyatt hotels were impacted by malware (malicious computer software) that was capable of collecting credit card names, numbers, expiration dates and verification codes according to Engadget. One of those hotels was the Park City Hyatt Escala Lodge. If you or your family stayed, dined, used the spa, or bought gifts at the Hyatt Escala between 8/13/2015 and 12/8/2015 you may be...

PSA: Give Yourself Plenty of Time in Evanston

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If you are one of the hundreds thousands of Utahns headed up to Wyoming to pick some numbers in the hopes of becoming Park City’s first ninth billionaire, give yourself some extra time (or go really early). It is like the Sundance Film Festival hit our poor friends to the north. Reports are there are lines 50-100 people deep to buy tickets. Just crazy. That said, if you choose to...

PSA: Beware Your Pet’s Paws as the Snow Starts to Fly

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Looks like it’s a PSA Friday… One of the changes I’ve noticed this year is the increase in number of trail markers alongside trails around Park City. My assumption is that Basin Rec has added markers so that paved trails can be plowed more effectively for winter use. It’s a great idea. However, it appears to that they often aren’t pushing the markers down into the...

PSA: Be Aware of Your Shipping Options This Holiday Season

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A friend contacted us yesterday with a warning: understand your shipping options or be prepared to be ripped off. It seems she was trying to ship children’s clothes that no longer fit across the country to a relative. She took her box to the post office in Kimball Junction and told the worker that she needed to ship the box and didn’t really care how long it took. The post office...

The Super Market Scam That You Should Be Aware of

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I was in Walmart on Sunday morning and saw something that may happen often but I’d never been aware of it. There was a man standing by the strawberries opening a number of tubs. I thought may be he was just inspecting them, trying to find the best batch. Then I thought maybe he was a worker… but no it turned out that he was just a thief shopper. After he had left, I had to go see what...

Park City Businesses Who Take Credit Cards Face Upcoming Liability Shift

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Many of us are getting geared up for the winter season. If you are a local merchant, you probably are even making more preparations. However, as you are getting ready, don’t forget about the looming change that Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are dropping on your counter starting October 1. Beginning October 1, merchants who do not use chip card readers for credit card transactions...

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