The Jordanelle Special Service District has been through a decade of foreclosures and litigation.  The General Manger brought on in 2015 has focused on getting out from under all the legal wrangling.  The district is ready to turn on the sewer treatment facility, provide water and sewer service to the massive Mayflower development and will continue its commitment to serve Park City's water needs. Carolyn Murray has this:

A Wasatch High School student is in custody after a classmate alerted authorities Wednesday night that a fellow student was threatening gun violence on social media. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

The fiscal picture for Utah shows a $500-million budget surplus. The money will be allocated towards salaries and construction projects. There’s another surplus of $25 to $80 million coming from the federal tax overhaul. Local school district officials hope education funding will receive some. Carolyn Murray has this:

Our first guest Helen Czerski, a physicist and science presenter for the BBC. Helen brings introductory physics to everyday occurrences in her book, Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life. Then Utah Natural History Museum Executive Director Sarah George talks about Nature’s Ultimate Machines, a new exhibit that runs through Labor DayIt dives into the inner workings of plants and animals and how they use natural devices to help them survive in every imaginable situation. 

Local News Hour - February 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018

First up, Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong recaps yesterday's meeting. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber gives a legislative update. Ron Phillips, General Manager with the Jordanelle Special Services District, discusses plans to build a new administrative facility, the response to new building, growth in the district, what's happening with the Mayflower development, and the water needs of that project.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard spokesman Tom Kelly tells the backstory of Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall and their winning a gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  

Recycling Center In Park City Is Busier Than Ever

Feb 21, 2018

Recycle Utah finished up 2017 with another big year.  Thousands of tons of paper, electronics, aluminum and plastic were hauled away from the facility on Woodbine Way.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Echo Reservoir Is Utah's Newest State Park

Feb 21, 2018
Echo State Park

A resolution making Echo Reservoir Utah’s 44th state park was signed Wednesday. They’ll begin construction on new and updated amenities sometime this spring. There will be an opportunity for the public to give input. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Couple Dies In Single-Engine Plane Crash

Feb 21, 2018
Uinta County Sheriff Department

A single engin Socata TBM 7oo crashed under unknown circumstances while on approach to the airport in Evanston, Wyoming, on Sunday. William and Michelle Patterson are confirmed to have been traveling from Tulsa, Oklahoma, when the plane went down on Sunday afternoon. They did not survive the crash.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City Municipal To Purchase Seven More Electric Buses

Feb 21, 2018
parkcity.org

It's been eight months since Park City rolled out its electric bus fleet, and officials said they're already paying off... so much so the city is purchasing seven more in November. Melissa Allison has details:

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