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Vail released a follow-up statement Wednesday morning, after Park City Mayor Jack Thomas replied to a letter Bill Rock, Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent the day before.  In that letter, Rock said Vail is not "willing to withdraw or amend" the application to trademark the name "Park City."  In Thomas' response, he said he was "disappointed" with the letter.  Wednesday morning, Vail's Vice President for  Mountain Community Affairs, Kristin Kenney Williams,  released the following statement: 

  Today Lynn and Tim speak with two women whose leadership has influenced the world over.  The first is Fatima Doman.  She is a local resident and served as the co-founder and co-director of Franklin Covey's Global Executive Coaching Practice, and the founder of Authentic Strengths Advantage.  She's an author and an executive coach and she joins us to discuss her new book, Authentic Strengths.  

On Tuesday,  Bill Rock, the COO of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and city council stating that Vail would not "withdraw or amend" its application to trademark the name Park City.   Tuesday night, the mayor responded with a statement to the Park City community.  Thomas says he is "disappointed" with Rock's letter.  He also says Vail "balked" at the city's attempts to come up with an agreement that protected local businesses that have the words "Park City" in its name from any legal actions from Vail.

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Vail Resorts has responded to community pressure on its application to trademark the name "Park City."   Bill Rock, the Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and the city council on Tuesday, which said in part that Vail is "...not willing to withdraw or amend our application, and to our knowledge the City has never asked any other business in our community to voluntarily give up or change its trademark applications."   The letter also states that, "...we think it's important for the City to respect the branding rights of all local

  Today, Chris and Nell discuss several items currently in the news including local butterfly’s and fireflies, wolverines, polystyrene, GMO’s and Algae blooms. 

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The group Future Park City has updated its position on Vail’s trademark application from one of support if Vail makes good on its promises, to now opposing the trademark application and urging the City to do so as well.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The challenger to Utah Representative Mel Brown, (R) Coalville, is hanging on to his lead in the Republican primary race for Utah House District 53.   The district covers parts of Summit, Daggett, Rich, Duchesne and Morgan counties.   On election night, Wilde finished ahead by 64 votes.  But Kent Jones, Summit County Clerk, indicated there could be some ballots that were mailed in time, but hadn't arrived yet.  On Friday, Jones said his office counted an additional 305 ballots and Mel Brown had moved ahead by seven votes.

  John and Christie welcome cast members from the show Rock of Ages performing tonight at the Egyptian Theater.  They perform live in studio. The second guest on the program is Renee Huang from the Deer Valley Music Festival who offers a schedule of summer events. Final guests today are Daniel Lewis and Patton Murray from the Leadership Class Project.

So far, so good for fireworks this 4th of July in Park City.    Fire officials say the recent rain has doused the chances for a fireworks ban this weekend.  But they still have words of caution.  Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

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The Park City Transit Department several weeks ago put a new limit on the number of bikes that are allowed on the Empire Pass and  Silver Lake Village buses.   The city says it's partly for safety reasons, but the community says if you want people to ride buses, why are you now limiting them?   Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

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