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Respect Rally Showcases Celebrity Activists

19 hours ago
Blake Peterson

The Respect Rally held in City Park on Saturday drew about a thousand participants.  The message from celebrities rang with calls to action and an urgency to get involved in grass roots activism. Carolyn Murray has this:

The East County Planning Commission forwarded a negative recommendation on the South Pointe application to develop an area in Browns Canyon that is adjacent to Promontory.   The public and county have concerns that the application is not consistent with the existing SPA.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

Sexual Midconduct Hotline Open Through Sundance

Jan 19, 2018

This year the Sundance Institute has partnered with the Utah Attorney General’s office and the Park City Police Department to provide a 24-hour sexual abuse hot line during the festival. They want to send a message that sexual misconduct won’t be tolerated at Sundance.   Carolyn Murray has this story:

There’s an ethics dispute between two Park City School Board members over a recent appointee.   Carolyn Murray has the story:

Room Rates Are Higher This Year While Occupancy Is Down

Jan 19, 2018

Occupancy and revenues for western resorts fell in December due to snow fall and school vacation schedules.  Lodging projections through the end of the ski season look soft and it likely won’t turn around without the white stuff falling from the sky.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

Local school district officials closely monitor the Utah legislative session each year because legislators representing less-affluent school districts inevitably look to the wealthier ones - like Park City -  to help fund schools in parts of the state where population is growing. Carolyn Murray has this report:

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With domestic terrorism on the rise and people coming from around the world for the Sundance Film Festival, the Park City Police Department invited Utah public safety officials to provide community awareness training for Parkites.  Melissa Allison has the story:

Shareholders of the Summit Water Company on Tuesday voted down two proposed changes in the firm's bylaws.  Rick Brough reports:

Superintendent Search Steams Ahead

Jan 17, 2018

The search for a Park City School District superintendent begins in earnest this month.  The School Board meets next Tuesday with a search consultant to outline their plan to replace Superintendent Ember Conley, who resigned last month.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Public input during the Park City School Board meeting on Tuesday was extensive, with a handful of representatives taking the podium to urge the governing board to ask Superintendent Ember Conley to reconsider her resignation.  Carolyn Murray has this report:  

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