Vail Resorts

Andy Beerman

The Mountain Accord will get its day in Congress.   Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s Natural Resource Committee has scheduled the bill for a hearing on November 15th  If passed, it will create a new national conservation and recreation area right in Park City’s backyard.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Vail Resorts

Your Epic pass,  just got, well, more epic. Leslie Thatcher explains.

Vail's decision to withdraw their application to trademark the name "Park City" was welcome news to businesses with the city's name in their title.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has reaction: 

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and former mayor Dana Williams react to the news that Vail has withdrawn its application to trademark the name "Park City".     A full statement from Mayor Thomas is below.

Here is a press release from Park City Municipal:

For Immediate Release

Park City Trademark Dispute Resolved

Mayor Jack Thomas expresses his appreciation for Vail Resort's decision to withdraw its trademark application; commends the community for its commitment to Park City

Vail Resorts is withdrawing its application to trademark the name Park City.   KPCW received this statement from Bill Rock, COO of Park City Mountain Resort, this morning:

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development director Pat Putt and Health Department Director Rich Bullough about the crack down on tiny houses. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses Wednesday's Park City Planning Commission agenda, including Treasure, PC MARC has news about this month's Lunch and Learn and former Mayor Dana Williams talks about his concern over Park City's proposed contract with Vail to settle the trademark dispute.

Future Park City

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. 

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.

Several weeks ago, the Park City Council invited the public to speak about Vail’s application to trademark the name "Park City," and the Council was urged to oppose the application – but Park City Council member, Tim Henney, says the stance the City takes may not influence whether the trademark is granted.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

With all the uproar about Vail's trademark application for the name "Park City", why isn't anyone talking about the one business in town that already owns a similar trademark?  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains: