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On today’s program, Park City School Board members Julie Eihausen and Petra Butler discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Newly hired Summit County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator Aaron Newman talks about his position and what he hopes to accomplish and Bill Rock, COO of Park City Mountain Resort, with the winter season wrap-up.

On today’s program, Summit County Chief Financial Officer Matt Leavitt discusses new information from the state on sales tax revenue, specifically the  new county option transportation and additional mass transit taxes voters approved in November. Park City Mountain Resort  COO Bill Rock, Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton and Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announce the resorts matching grant for Bonanza Flat.

Park City High School  Band Teacher Brett Hughes talks  about the band's trip to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock has details about opening day on Saturday. Carol Loomis ,board president for PC Tots talks about funding their new building and leasing a  second satellite location and Historic Park City Alliance director Michael Barille talks about Small Business Saturday and the Electric Parade.

Vail Resorts is withdrawing its application to trademark the name Park City.   KPCW received this statement from Bill Rock, COO of Park City Mountain Resort, this morning:

Future Park City

One of the founders of the citizen group Future Park City is reacting to the recent exchange of public statements between Park City Mountain Resort and Park City, and encouraging local businesses to take more time to examine the issue.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Vail released a follow-up statement Wednesday morning, after Park City Mayor Jack Thomas replied to a letter Bill Rock, Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent the day before.  In that letter, Rock said Vail is not "willing to withdraw or amend" the application to trademark the name "Park City."  In Thomas' response, he said he was "disappointed" with the letter.  Wednesday morning, Vail's Vice President for  Mountain Community Affairs, Kristin Kenney Williams,  released the following statement: 

On Tuesday,  Bill Rock, the COO of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and city council stating that Vail would not "withdraw or amend" its application to trademark the name Park City.   Tuesday night, the mayor responded with a statement to the Park City community.  Thomas says he is "disappointed" with Rock's letter.  He also says Vail "balked" at the city's attempts to come up with an agreement that protected local businesses that have the words "Park City" in its name from any legal actions from Vail.

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Vail Resorts has responded to community pressure on its application to trademark the name "Park City."   Bill Rock, the Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and the city council on Tuesday, which said in part that Vail is "...not willing to withdraw or amend our application, and to our knowledge the City has never asked any other business in our community to voluntarily give up or change its trademark applications."   The letter also states that, "...we think it's important for the City to respect the branding rights of all local

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Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words Park City, but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with the Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

Here is the complete interview with Bill Rock and Kristin Williams from The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher on Thursday, June 9, 2016:

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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