In 1989, Teri Orr was the editor of the Park Record. One of the toughest stories she had to cover during her eight-year career there, was the tragic death of the man who had been the only person she knew when she had first moved to Park City 10 years before. In this week’s Park City Story, Orr recounts the day the music died.
The L'Oakley Grown Community Market is looking back on its first year, and to add some holiday cheer, they have a contest for a Jan's Mountain Outfitter, with a deadline this weekend. Rick Brough has more.
A former Park City High School teacher, and a student he once taught, are now literary collaborators. The teacher, Roger Arsht, and Caitlin Hawker, a 2006 graduate of the High School, are out with a new thriller. Rick Brough has more.
In spite of the millions of dollars poured into marketing the Park City ski experience, the world really starting taking Utah serious when it began hosting World Cup ski races. The first one was in March of 1985.
The worldwide television coverage - better than any two page spread in a ski magazine could do - showed off Utah's snow and scenery, eventually landing the state the 2002 Olympics. Much of that success can be attributed to Craig Badami – or CB – who was hell bent on bringing the World Cup to town.
This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.
On July 5, 1905, spectators watching the Rio Grande Western train depart were horrified to see the engine suddenly rear up, topple down the embankment and settle on its side - just a thousand feet from the depot.
News of the wreck spread quickly around Park City.
Steam spewed from the broken engine and famous local ball player George Spillman made the courageous and risky move to jump inside the train’s cab to close the air valve.
The Park City Institute isn't just working with TEDx to present a speaker series dealing with global issues. It's launching a series this week, in partnership with the Strategic News Service. Rick Brough has more.