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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.

At last night's Project for Deeper Understanding gathering, a panel of experts discussed the importance of evacuation in case of fire. David Boyle has this:

On April 19, The Park City Project for Deeper Understanding held a forum titled "The Era of Megafires: Is Summit County Next?" David Boyle has this report:

Beautification Coming To Heber City's Main Street

Apr 20, 2018

Heber City wants to brighten Main Street with flowers, traffic calming, "wayfinding" and clean sidewalks.  A new beautification committee is tasked with making the town a more inviting and vibrant place for visitors, locals and business owners. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Day School is the outcome of a merger of two local private schools: the Park City Academy and the Colby School.  They’ve been operating since 2010 offering preschool through eighth grade. The learning model used considers the whole child, which means they put emphasis on student’s emotional as well as academic development.  The school is working on International Baccalaureate accreditation. There is also a student-led effort to ban single use plastic bags in Summit County. Carolyn Murray has the story:

UDOT Says Data Justifies Sound Wall

Apr 19, 2018
UDOT Image Of Wildlife Crossing

The Utah Department of Transportation has started preliminary work on a westbound truck-climbing lane on Interstate Highway 80 at Jeremy Ranch. The project includes fencing and a wildlife crossing at the top of Parley’s Summit, as well as a 17-foot by 3,200-foot noise barrier. Citizens Against the Wall claims, however, that the wall violates UDOT's own policies and has asked the governor’s office to investigates, as Carolyn Murray reports:

Make Your Vote Count In Utah: Register As Republican

Apr 19, 2018

It is state convention season in Utah. This means political party delegates who were elected during their party caucus will choose candidates to represent their political party on the primary election ballot in June. The Republican primary is a closed contest; only registered Republicans can vote in the caucus, the convention and the primary. 

Primary Out is a voter group that focuses on education and voter participation. Its premise is that the primary is the only election that matters. Carolyn Murray has this:

Heber City Experiences Brief Power Outage

Apr 19, 2018

Heber City experienced a brief power outage Thursday afternoon, David Boyle has more:

Recycle Utah Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 19, 2018

With spring comes spring cleaning, and Recycle Utah has plenty of events to help you. David Boyle has this:

Public Forum On The Era Of Megafires

Apr 18, 2018

On Thursday night, April 19th, The Park City Area Project for Deeper Understanding hosts a conversation addressing forest management and fire prevention in Summit County. KPCW will broadcast the conversation, David Boyle has a preview of the forum:

Park City School Board Announces Interim Superintendent

Apr 18, 2018

The Park City Board of Education announces Parleys Park Principal, David Gomez as the interim superintendent to handle daily leadership duties for the district while Superintendent Ember Conley transitions to her new leadership role in Mesa Arizona. Carolyn Murray has this: