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Bob Wheaton gives a wrap-up of the winter season for Deer Valley.

Lynn Ware Peek hosts the Local News Hour, with guests Bob Wheaton, general manager of Deer Valley Resort, Alpinist Connie Self, Park City Manager Diane Foster, Park City Women's Business Network President Kathleen Barlow and Summit County Democratic Party Chair Glenn Wright.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the director of Envision Utah Robert Grow about the new survey released this week. They hope 50,000 Utahns will fill it out: http://envisionutah.org/. Then Peter Howe a professor in the department of Environment and Society at Utah State University talks about a new online map that shows how concerned Americans are about climate change and where they live: http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/.

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A man is in custody after leading police on a high speed chase. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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After field testing school district property last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency will be back in Park City to help mitigate the contaminated soils along the Kearns Blvd. school campus. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher gets an update from State Parks about the great reasons to visit a state park this spring. Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips explains why he couldn't support a request to amend the Land Management Code for a height exception for the proposed Kimball Art Center development and Army Colonel Gary Harter talks about plans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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Crews continue to finish up the remodel and expansion of the Park City Library. With a deadline to be out of Miners Hospital in June, library director Adrian Juarez is confident they'll be moved in time. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to author and conservationist Harvey Locke - the keynote speaker at Saturday's 2015 Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium.  Matt Abbott and John Conde talk about the PC MARC solar panel project which will offset 20% of the MARC's electric use. Katie Mullaly and Allison Stewart from the Summit County Health Department talk about the county's Active Transportation plan and Sally Elliott updates us on the restoration of old mine buildings on ski resort property and the digitization of the Park Record.

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In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Robyn Geist - Outreach and Development director for Summit Lands Conservancy.  The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the Park City School District to mitigate the mine tailings on school property. EPA staff member Marty McComb has the latest. Summit County interim Animal Control director Brian Bellamy address the rash of recent dog bites.

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  Sunday's evacuation of Old Town businesses will be something one family won't forget. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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