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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

Park City teacher Heidi Matthews is one of three candidates running to become president of the Utah Education Association. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While the Future in Review or FiRe Conference  has brought in some of the best and brightest from around the world, it also brought Utah's Lt. Governor to town. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the County Fair, Epic Pass sales tax and transportation planning. Park City Teacher Heidi Matthews talks about her campaign as a candidate for President of the Utah Education Association and Paul Murphy and Chad Ambrose with Rocky Mountain Power explain why the utility company is asking the Public Service Commission for a surcharge on those with rooftop solar.

At Tuesday’s Park City school board meeting, the board paused for a moment of silence to recognize Sam Jackenthal who passed away last week. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Park City High School

The Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or PC CAPS, is in its third year of engaging Park City High School juniors and seniors in real world projects.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

ON today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to School Board Members Julie Eihausen and Phil Kaplan about the $56 million dollar bond and timeline for construction. Park City Manger Diane Foster and Planning Director Bruce Erickson discuss some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including a new amended plat for the Alice Claim project, which puts the houses into the gully instead of the hillside and members of a new group Citizens for Better Education, Jim Tedford and Ali Zeisler talk about why they can't support the $56 million school bond.

Summit County

Summit County has announced the hiring of a new county engineer - Gary Horton. Leslie Thatcher has more.

ATVs on the highway, nightly rentals in neighborhoods and a controversial development proposal are on the Wasatch County Council agenda.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has a preview:

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox, director of the Summit Land Conservancy. Ed Butler is a senior reporter and producer at the BBC. He's also one of the moderators at this year's Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. He talks about the conference and his work at the BBC. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Wednesday's meeting agenda and Park City PIO Phyllis Robinson requests that those city residents who receive a survey, to fill out and get it back.

There will be a public memorial service for Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City who passed away in Australia last week.  Chris "Hatch" Haslock, Sam's coach at Team Park City United, told KPCW Radio the service will be Saturday, October 10th at 6pm at the Utah Olympic Park.   Haslock said the Jackenthal family is still finalizing details and he will let the public know when more information is available.   Meanwhile Monday night, October 5, there is a gathering at the Eccles Center in Park City.