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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

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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.

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: 

The Snyderville Planning Commission on Tuesday night voted an approval for two proposed accessory buildings in a Silver Creek residential lot: an 18,500 sq ft barn and arena, and a 6,400 sq ft gym and lounge.  The proposed plans have brought concerned responses from neighbors in recent weeks.  Rick Brough has more:  

To see the Snyderville Planning Commission Staff Report on the Dell Silver Creek Accessory Building, click here

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The Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee unanimously approved sending a recommendation to the Park City Council to protect Library Field.  Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board members Phil Kaplan and Nancy Garrison; Jody Churich COO of Woodward Park City and Resort Planner Michael Barille talk about plans for the new Woodward Camp at Gorgoza and Future Park City Founders Angela Moschetta and Sarah Berry have the latest on the Vail Resorts Trademark issue.

In what could be the upset of the night, political newcomer Logan Wilde has eked out a primary win over longtime incumbent Mel Brown for Utah State Houses District 53.

With all districts counted in the multi-county vote for Utah House district 53, Logan Wilde has a narrow win over Mel Brown. But with more votes still to come in before the official canvas July 12th, the results could change. After Tuesday’s vote, Wilder has received 2294 votes or 51% of the vote total compared to Browns 2230 votes – or 49%.

Park City School Board Precinct 2

Peter Yogman - 286 votes - 44%

Andrew Caplan - 217 votes - 34%

Catherine Callow-Heusser - 139 - 22%

Park City School Board Precinct 3

Petra Butler - 300 votes - 44%

Moe Hickey - 268 votes - 39%

Art Brothers - 117 votes - 17%

South Summit School Board

Cynthia Card - 111 votes - 50%

Dan Eckert  - 60 votes - 27%

Kat Mitchell - 53 votes - 24%

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