The day after Third District Judge Ryan Harris delivered his judgment on nine motions in the PCMR versus Talisker/Vail lawsuit, Park City's Mayor Jack Thomas and City Manager Diane Foster came in to the KPCW studios to sit down with Lynn Ware Peek and discuss how this will affect the town and the area. Their full interview follows.
John and Lynn first talk to Dr. Eric Thacker, Assistant Professor at Utah State University, who studies range management. He explains how how the grazing capacity of any given allotment is determined and how wildlife and cattle get counted. Then, Joseph Finder, author of "Suspicion". Joseph is a New York Times Best Seller and "master of the modern thriller".
Park City Mountain Resort had little good news Wednesday from Third District Judge Ryan Harris, who ruled against the Resort on virtually every claim and massive opinion.
He did leave one claim partially intact, however, saying the Resort can continue to litigate there.
The Resort says it suffered financial damages relating to the lease it held on the ski mountain owned by Talisker. Although the Resort missed a deadline to renew the lease in April 2011, Talisker didn't give notice for eight months that it considered the lease to be expired. Rick Brough has more.
As we've reported, in a major omnibus ruling issued Wednesday, Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled on nine motions in the lease dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail.
On virtually all issues, Judge Harris ruled in favor of Talisker Land Holdings, Vail Resorts, and their affiliates. In his 82-page opinion, the Judge laid down the history of the dipute, and the reasoning behind his decisions. Rick Brough has more.
Amid a flood of concern from students, teachers, parents, and the community, the Park City School Board appeared to compromise on the proposed $5,000,000 building for possible future district needs, but in doing so confused the issue even further. Lynn Ware Peek has more.