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Jill Orschel makes her mark on the Park City film community

Since its founding in 1978, the Sundance Film Festival has been inextricably linked to both Park City and the ethos of independent film. However, as many a Parkite will tell you, there’s much more to Park City’s love for all things film than the famed winter celeb-fest — from the Park City Film Series (now
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Legendary Park City ski coach Dar Hendrickson’s take on mentoring young people

During his 40-plus years in Park City, Dar Hendrickson has become a household name for dozens, if not hundreds, of families. The prolific ski coach came to Park City in 1979 from his home state of Michigan, where he was a Northern Michigan University ski team member. “I moved here to be on the Park
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Beantown transplant now a proud Parkite

John Wells was ready for change when he left Boston for Park City in 2010. He had forged a very successful career in high tech, good enough to declare himself “officially relaxed” 20 years ago. It’s his euphemism for “retired,” a word he eschews. With time on his hands, he started by immersing himself in
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A sense of belonging in Park City, Utah

A few decades ago, two 20-somethings fresh out of college bumped into the friends of a friend on Main Street. “Go get your bikes,” one cheerfully called out. That fateful afternoon spent on single track turned into marriage, family, and roots for Lynn Ware Peek and Bob Peek. In many ways, they embody the very
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Actor Logan Pierce finds hope and a fresh start in Park City

Logan Pierce is one of those people who has the drive and commitment to turn his dreams into reality. When roadblocks and hardships come, he turns toward hope, believing that good things will come. His story is proof of that. Logan was adopted into a Latter-day Saint family as an infant and spent his early
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Meet the newest CEO of Park City’s Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Flavor is a matter of taste, to state the obvious. Some like it hot, others not so much. There are successful recipes in every aspect of life, including those for tourist and resort towns. And when it comes to business, Jennifer Wesselhoff is the newest spice to be added to Park City’s recipe. She was
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The Mary Poppins of Park City

Katrina Kmak bubbles with enthusiasm, a quality that makes her the perfect youth services librarian. She sees her role as embodying two essential needs — the first is to connect with people and the second is to educate Park City’s young community. Before Katrina found Park City, she lived a life of traveling and acting.
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Jay Burke is wild about Park City’s single track

You’re barreling down the trail, careening around rocks and roots. Dust chokes and thighs scream. Ahead, a steep climb. Behind, 300 other cyclists bearing down on the same single track. You’re just two hours into the Park City Point 2 Point, one of the toughest endurance mountain bike races in the world. If you’re lucky,
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The Beat Goes On

Live music missed a beat when the coronavirus descended on Park City last spring — but the hiatus didn’t last long. Mountain Town Music (MTM), the beloved local nonprofit that annually inundates the town and county with hundreds of free outdoor concerts, attracting thousands of people, quickly found a way to keep the beat. “It
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Sharing the Love

Agostina Alvarez and Valentina Udabe both left Argentina for love. And after they both got married and settled into their new lives in Park City, they met through a close-knit group of local Argentines. Their friendship turned into a partnership with the creation of Tina’s Bakery, an Argentine bakery that was founded on the Argentine
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