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AP NEWS
6:29 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Shooting Deaths Of 4 Horses In Utah Prompt Outrage

SYRACUSE, Utah (AP) - The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.

Richard Sanders says he returned home from a trip Tuesday to learn the horses were killed in their corral in Syracuse, 25 miles north of Salt Lake City.

He tells Ogden's Standard Examiner the horses he loved and cared for over the last decade were shot sometime between July 12 and Tuesday night.

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AP NEWS
12:40 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The yearslong fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.

Animal rights groups, free speech activists and others have filed two separate, but similar lawsuits against ag-gag measures in two Western states.

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AP NEWS
6:01 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Group Asks Forest Service To Halt Snowbird Project

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental group is asking the U.S. Forest Service to delay Snowbird Ski Resort's construction of a restaurant atop the 11,000-foot Hidden Peak.

The group Save Our Canyons says Snowbird has made significant changes to the plan since the Forest Service approved the project in 1999 and a new study is needed to review the possible environmental impacts.

The Forest Service says it's considering the request.

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State & Regional
2:27 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mountain Summer - July 18, 2014

Meisha Lawson joined John Wells for another edition of Mountain Summer, including a visit from Greg West of Utah Olympic Park. He dropped by to talk about Western Day on Saturday (7/19). Travis English from Summit County dropped by with Paige Lindsay, Miss Summit County -2013. They talked about the fair coming up in the next few weeks. Laurie Backus, a park ranger at Jordanelle also joined the show to talk about Fire On The Water, also on Saturday (7/19). Meisha and John also gave a rundown of a bunch of other events all over the area this weekend.

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Local News
1:35 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Real Estate Prices Going Up Around Park City

While the number of real estate sales slowed down in the second quarter, prices continue to rise. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Summit County Council
12:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Carson Talks About Laws And Changes In The County's Future

As we reported, the Summit County Council this week has a wide-ranging discussion about their Animal Control ordinances and regulations. And talking later to Council member Kim Carson, we asked her what changes the county will make this summer - and what will wait till budget time, when the Council will consider spending more money and hiring additional staff for the county dogcatcher. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Council
12:39 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Council Agrees With An Affordable Housing Plan In Park City

The Park City Council, meeting last night approved an Affordable Housing Plan for the Park City Heights development near Quinn's Junction.
Council member Tim Henney said it's the first step in a process that they will review and ajust yearly.
Right now, he said the residential units are market-driven, within a so-called "bandwidth" of affordable pricing. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
12:34 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Council Denies Vinyl Siding In The City

The debate over vinyl siding, heard by the Park City Planning Commission in June, came before the Park City Council last night. In the end, the Council turned thumbs down on vinyl, and went counter to the recommendation of their Planning Commissioners. Rick Brough has more.

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Snyderville Basin Recreation District
11:56 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Recreation Board Votes For Bond

The Snyderville Basin Recreation District took the next important step toward proposing a $25,000,000 bond on this November's ballot. The Recreation Board voted to recommend the bond at their meeting Wednesday. Rick Brough has more.

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Wasatch County
2:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Interview With Wasatch Superintendent Terry Shoemaker

Terry Shoemaker

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher spoke with Wasatch School District Superintendent Terry Shoemaker on Tuesday  about a number of issues, including the budget, new growth and the digital conversion program Here's the interview in its entirety.

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