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SARAH HENDRICKSON NAMED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Sarah Hendrickson, of Park City, has won the Utah “Pro/Olympian Female Athlete of the Year” award. The announcement came as part of the Third Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards event held Tuesday, April 22 at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert...more.


PCMR AWARDS $7,000 TO ECO-FRIENDLY GROUPS
Park City Mountain Resort announced on Earth Day that it is awarding $7,000 in grants to three local projects devoted to promoting environmental sustainability in the Park City area. The projects were identified for funding through PCMR’s Protect Your Playground campaign which enlisted...more.


MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR ‘SAVOR THE SUMMIT’
Hundreds of residents and visitors will sit together at the summit’s “Grande Table” down the center of Main Street on Saturday, June 21. More than a dozen of Park City’s renowned restaurants will offer their choices of dinner and drinks, with menu prices ranging from $50 to $150 per person, and wine and beverage pairings either extra or included, depending on the establishment...more.


SARAH WEST JOINS PARK CITY INSTITUTE
Park City Institute (formerly Park City Performing Arts Foundation) is proud to announce Sarah West will be joining the non-profit as the first Managing Director. West brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, marketing, partnership development, community development and fundraising to PCI. She comes to the organization from Sundance Institute where she most recently....more.


PARK CITY RESTAURANTS CLOSE FOR SHOULDER SEASON
Many Park City area restaurants will be temporarily closing or adjusting their hours for the spring shoulder season. Here are the respective closing dates or schedule amendments for restaurants...more.


RIVERHORSE PRESENTS ‘CHEF WARS!’
Riverhorse On Main, one of Park City’s most acclaimed restaurants, presents “Chef Wars!” a benefit next month for Friends of Animals Utah. On Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., High West Distillery & Saloon Chef Ash Chapman, Zoom Executive Chef Ernesto Rocha, and Shabu Executive Chef and owner Bob Valaika will....more.


VAIL RESORTS CEO TALKS ABOUT PARK CITY
A wave of laughter swept over the audience of several hundred mountain travel professionals when Denver Post staff reporter Jason Blevins opened his interview with Vail CEO Rob Katz on Sunday morning during a...more.


LOCAL LIGHTING COMPANY RECOGNIZED
Elume Distinctive Lighting has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards. Entries  were judged by an esteemed panel of experts. This is the third year in a row that Elume has been nominated.


MOUNTAIN RESORTS UP AS SKI SEASON FADES
According to the Mountain Market Briefing released each month by Denver-based DestiMetrics, increased occupancy and revenue remained the trend for mountain destinations across...more.


L'OAKLEY GROWN VENDORS WANTED
The L'Oakley Grown Community Market is now accepting applications. L'Oakley Grown is an open-air market showcasing and providing a forum for local farmers, ranchers, artists, artisans, crafters, on-site food vendors, service vendors and musicians to enhance cultural, agricultural and economic development in Eastern Summit County, Utah....more.


CUISINE UNLIMITED FINALIST FOR  AWARD
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events as one of seven regional finalists for the 2014 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by...more.


PARK CITY NOMINATED FOR CYCLING TRAVEL AWARD
The Park City area has been nominated in a 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. An expert panel selected Park City as a contender for the Best U.S. Cycling Town category. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. Everyone is eligible to vote once a day for...more.


YOUTH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Mountain Town Music, as part of it's educational outreach programming, is sponsoring a scholarship contest in partnership with MusicGarage.Org.   Selected students, ages 12-16, will form a MTM "House Band" and will play....more.


CANYONS RESORT GUEST DONATION PROGRAM
Canyons Resort and Mountain Trails Foundation have announced a guest donation program, whereby Canyons guests can help maintain and enhance the Park City's epic trail system...more.


STEIN ERIKSEN’S HIRES DAVE ROBERTS
Stein Eriksen Lodge named Dave Roberts as the new Associate Director of Group Sales for its Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property. Roberts brings more than 16 years of sales experience within the hospitality industry, previously serving as the director of business development for Carver Hotels Group and  the major market director for InterContinental Hotels Group.


DEER VALLEY MUSIC FEST TICKETS ON SALE
Enjoy the world-class talent from the Utah Symphony, paired with the best in classic rock, country, show tunes, pop, jazz, and of course, chamber and classical music galore. Including performances such as Kenny Rodgers, Super Diamond, the music of U2, Disney...more.


ALTA IN APRIL - EVENTS & DEALS
In the spring, Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau and the Alta, Utah community present three weeks of non-stop fun and a great reason to visit Alta! The Alta in April celebration kicks off a month of parties, lodging deals, and special events as a way to celebrate another great year of skiing at Alta...more.


TWIN POWER YOGA OPENS NEW STUDIO IN PC
Co-Founders Ann and Ali of Twin Power Yoga have relocated their two yoga studios of eight years from South Florida to Park City. They are located at 1181 Sidewinder Drive in Prospector Square... twinpoweryogaparkcity@gmail.com.


YOUTH SPORTS ALLIANCE CREATES ENDOWMENT
The Youth Sports Alliance announced today the creation of the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment, dedicated to providing support to enable youth to participate, learn, compete and excel in sports. The YSA set an ambitious goal to raise an initial $2 million to set up the endowment that will establish financial resource...more.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS RELOCATES
After 33 years Rocky Mountain Christmas have relocated to 523 Main Street in Park City. They will continue to carry hundreds of holiday items twelve months of the year, from souvenirs and ornaments to nutcrackers to nativity to toys..


DEER VALLEY CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
Park City Institute celebrates its 11th summer of presenting the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley Resort with ten, powerhouse concerts: The Bacon Brothers (June 28), Punch Brothers (July 6), Dierks Bentley (July 24), Kix Brooks (July 31), Muscle Shoals Live and Lisa Fischer...more.


KOTSENBURG WINS BEST OF U.S. AWARD
The U.S. Olympic Committee awarded Park City's Sage Kotsenburg with the honor of Best Male Olympian for his gold medal performance in slopestyle snowboarding’s Olympic debut. On Wednesday the USOC named the...more.


PCMR AND VAIL RESORTS HEAD TO COURT
After a lull during the height of the ski season, the legal dispute between Utah's Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings took another twist last week with a proposal from Vail Resorts to buy the only land that PCMR owns outright, according to...more.


AREA RESORT CLOSING DATES
Even though Utah currently has the deepest snow-pack of the year and is in the middle of wave after wave of snowstorms, the 2013-2014 winter ski and snowboard season will be coming to an end soon. Click here to see a list of closing dates announced by Utah's resorts.


SKI UTAH'S RAELENE DAVIS RECOGNIZED
At the National Snowsports Journalists Association’s annual meeting at Killington, VT, last week, a number of awards were given out. Among them, Raelene Davis, VP of marketing for Ski Utah, won the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring a lifetime of snow sports related innovation, competition, design and other endeavors.


BREW PUBS TAKE SWEET REVENGE
During April, Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs will be taking “Sweet Revenge on Hunger”. Every time that guests order a “Guilt Free” dessert (Squatters famous Black and Tan Brownie) this month at a special price of $5, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Utahans Against Hunger. “Last year’s promotion raised...more.


HIGH WEST DONATES BOURBON PROFITS 
High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City's award-winning ski-in gastro-distillery, is proud to announce that it will be donating 10 percent of the profits from its American Prairie Reserve Bourbon to its namesake project on the Great Plains of northeastern...more.


PUBLIK COFFEE COMES TO KIMBALL ART CENTER
The Kimball welcomes Publik Coffee Roasters to their building at 638 Park Ave. Publik  beans are locally roasted in Salt Lake City. Enjoy a clean, bright atmosphere, locally-sourced menu (breads from Red Bicycle & spreads from Amour), wifi, and plenty of space for meeting and coffee talk.


PARK CITY MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED
The Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA) announces phase two plans for the agency’s 10-year overhaul of Main Street infrastructure and sidewalks along Park City’s central commercial thoroughfare. Continued access to Historic Park City merchants remains a top priority with minimal impacts expected to merchants. “Phase one of the infrastructure improvements completed last spring, summer and fall was just the beginning of...more.


RUNNING WITH ED FUN-RAISER
Gather your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to form a team for the 5th annual Running with Ed. Saturday May 17th is the day our community will gather in crazy costumes...more.


PC WOMEN'S GIVING FUND CHALLENGE GRANT
Park City Women’s Giving Fund is building a $1 million endowment that will support services for Summit County’s women and children. To help them reach their goal, Zions Bank is offering a $35,000 challenge grant if they reach 1,001 members by April 30. A project of Park City Community Foundation, the Women’s Giving fund...more.



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2014.04.24

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work...

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2014.04.24 to 2014.04.25

John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most...

Brewer & Shipley

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2014.04.26

Brewer & Shipley are an American folk rock duo who enjoyed their peak success in the late 1960s through the 1970s, consisting of...

Recycle Utah's Earth Day Fundraiser Dinner

Recycle Utah's Earth Day Fundraiser Dinner

2014.04.27

Every day is Earth Day at Recycle Utah but spring is our extra special sustainability season!

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2014.05.02 to 2014.05.03

May comes in like a lion, roaring with laughter during Stand-Up Comedy nights at the Egyptian Theatre. Headliners Tommy Lama and Carmen Morales...

The Guitar Ensembles

The Guitar Ensembles

2014.05.04

The guitar ensembles have been a part of the USU Music Department for over 30 years. Founded by Mike Christiansen, the ensembles give students a...

Honk! Jr. a musical presented by YouTheatre

Honk! Jr. a musical presented by YouTheatre

2014.05.09 to 2014.05.10

An all youth cast, presenting a modern telling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckiling".  Upon its London stage...

Walk With Mischa FUN Dog Walk and Festival

Walk With Mischa FUN Dog Walk and Festival

2014.05.10

Come join us for a 1 or 3 mile fun walk around the Swaner Preserve. The festival will include live music, dog costume contest, dog games, food,...

Stand-Up UTAH!

Stand-Up UTAH!

2014.05.15

Stand-Up UTAH is finding the lAUgHTer in UTAH with five of the state's best stand-up comedians on one stage on one night.    ...

Wetland Bird Walk

Wetland Bird Walk

2014.05.17

Come out for an early morning wetland birding adventure led by Dave Hanscom and Swaner staff. We will hike through the Swaner wetlands and head...

Bling Fling

Bling Fling

2014.05.17

Shop a dazzling array of gently-used jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves, belts and other pre-loved women's "excessories" at the...

Crawfish Festival

Crawfish Festival

2014.05.24

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the popular Crawfish Festival at Homestead Resort! It's back for the 3rd year, to deliver another dose of...

Birding in our PC backyard

Birding in our PC backyard

2014.05.29

Join us for a backyard bird presentation followed by a guided walk on the Swaner Preserve by Bill Fenimore.  Bill has been an avid...

Wonderful Wildflowers

Wonderful Wildflowers

2014.06.04

Come enjoy the gorgeous wildflowers of early summer on the Swaner Preserve! Jerry Goodspeed of the USU Botanical Center will be presenting about...

7th Annual National Ability Center Barn Party

7th Annual National Ability Center Barn Party

2014.06.07

BBQ, Petting Zoo, Music, Mechanical Bull, Line Dancing, Rider Exhibitions, Lil' Buckaroo Parade, Salon

Historic Barn Tour

Historic Barn Tour

2014.06.26

Most people are familiar with Park City's mining history, but what about Summit County's agricultural history? The Park City Museum and...

The Bacon Brothers

The Bacon Brothers

2014.06.28

The Bacon Brothers, Michael and Kevin, grew up in Philadelphia with their four sisters in a home filled with music. By the late 1960s, Michael,...

Punch Brothers

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2014.07.06

The title of the third Punch Brothers disc for Nonesuch, borrowed from one of their new songs, is more an exhortation than a taunt. Who’s...

Utah Master Naturalist Watersheds Course

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2014.07.14 to 2014.07.18

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Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

2014.07.24

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley...

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