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Summit County Is a Finalist for Social Media Golden Award

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Many people rely on traditional media for their understanding of the world. Yet, the past 5 years have brought on a renaissance of the local organizations’ ability to let people know about issues that may impact them. While we are undoubtedly biased, we may even say that social media is more important in many circumstances than traditional media. Case in point is the Rockport Rocks Fire. In...

The Park City School District Should Consider Moving Kearns Campus

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As we wrote about in a previous article, Mr Putt goes to School Board, we are surprised and disappointed in how insular our various government agencies are. We have traffic issues. We have environmental issues. We have growth issues. How do we start to fix these things? Park City Municipal can’t solve these issues on their own. While they are the heart of the Park City area, they only...

Weren’t We Trying to Diversify our Local Economy?

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Coming out of the Great Recession, we heard a lot about diversifying our local economy. We had to make sure that tourism wasn’t our driving force. We needed other businesses. We moved forward with ideas like the Boyer Tech Park, in order to bring Hi Tech jobs to Park City. Yet 2 years later we don’t really hear about that anymore. We hear about traffic… and Vail… and...

Is Summit County Poised to Knowingly Violate Utah Election Laws?

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Is the County about to violate Utah law by proceeding with having the Basin Recreation Bond on this year’s ballot? Utah Statute UCA §11‐14‐202(1)(a) states that in any election where there is a bond on the ballot, that notice of the election has to be made to the public 21 days before election date. This formal notice has to be made in both the Park Record and on the...

Summit County Isn’t Being Transparent in Reporting Employee Compensation

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Each level of government in the state of Utah is required to report financial data to the state in a timely manner. This includes all revenues, expenditures, as well as employee compensation. This information is then available to the public via the Transparent Utah website. Want to know what little Suzie’s teacher makes? This website tells you and is required to be updated by all levels of...

A Letter of Thanks from the Summit County Council

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October 9, 2014 Summit County Council would like to thank the community for participating in our Snyderville Basin Long Range Transportation Plan public open house held on September 30th at the Richins Building in Park City. We estimate a total of 130 residents joined with Summit County, Park City and Wasatch County policymakers to provide valuable input on our future transportation needs. We...

Leslie Thatcher Questions Summit County’s New Website

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During Today’s Local News Hour on KPCW, host Leslie Thatcher told County Manager Bob Jasper about problems she experienced on the County’s new website.  Thatcher said, “the biggest thing I really noticed is there is definitely a delay, when you go from page to page… [also] the really valuable  real-estate is the [information] that is on...

Summit County Should Provide a Year of Credit Monitoring to those Impacted by the Fair’s Credit Card Breach

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According to Summit County officials,  “Summit County recently learned that a third party vendor may have experienced a credit and debit card breach affecting individuals and/or parties that purchased tickets to the Summit County Fair Rodeo and Demolition Derby. We can confirm that 951 transactions may have been affected and have knowledge that other counties utilizing this vendor are...

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