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Young Artists Applications Due May 14th

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Serious artists between the ages of 13 to 18, are encouraged to apply to the Kimball Art Center's Young Artists Program. The deadline is coming up and Carolyn Murray has the details.

Leslie Thatcher

For the last 30 years, hundreds of local youth ski racers, including Olympic, national and collegiate champions, have made their way through the ranks of the Park City Ski Team. The one constant is those three decades has been the Devo - or development coach - Dar Hendrickson.

Dar was honored by the ski team last week with a Special Achievement Award. His wife, Leslie Thatcher, was there and has this report.

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Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder has died.    The Summit County Council released the following  statement Wednesday evening:  

"It is with sadness we announce the passing of Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder to cancer.  Robert was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in early February and succumbed to the disease earlier today.  Robert was a true public servant and represented the citizens of Summit County with exceptional knowledge and resolve.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family in this very sad time."

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Phil Kaplan, who just last week unexpectedly resigned as president of the Park City Board of Education last week, will resign from the board completely at the end of this school year.   The following announcement came from the Park City School District late Wednesday afternoon:    

"Phil Kaplan, school board member representing District 1, has submitted his resignation from the Park City Board of Education, due to personal reasons. The resignation is effective at the end of this school year (June 9, 2017). 

Growth Strains South Summit School District

Apr 26, 2017

Thirty three percent growth is projected for the South Summit School District in the next 5 years.  It’s straining their facilities and increasing their class sizes.   Carolyn Murray reports:

Promontory

As Promontory gears up for its busy golf season, 25 of their 170 employees were let go for not possessing the correct right to wrok documents. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Promontory general manger Robin Milne says the loss is huge and the human drama devastating. She says after a routine Social Security audit, the company had to let go of some long term, valued employees. The audit she says showed some discrepancies with paperwork that employees had provided.

About 350 people participated in the March for Science Saturday in Park City.  KPCW's Renai Bodley was there and has the story: 

A well known east coast brand is bringing a store to Park City's Main Street.  And it will only be one of a few of its kind west of the Mississippi.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Leslie Thatcher

If you start to see your tap water turn a light brown, don't panic. Just know that Park City is underway with its annual water main flush. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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