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The city council approved a Professional Services agreement with Lochner Inc for a little over 1.3 million dollars for the State Route 248 Corridor and Safety Improvement Project.  Carolyn Murray has this report and more on Thursday’s meeting.

Park City E Bike Share is First in the United States

Jul 19, 2017
Claire Wiley for PCMC

Park City is first in the United States to have a 100 percent electric bike program.  It kicked off Wednesday with a Golden Spoke Event at the McPolin Barn on Highway 224. 

Carolyn Murray rode along for this story:

"Stunning" Turnout for Park City Mayoral Debate

Jul 19, 2017
Melissa Allison

If the size of the crowd is any indication, there's a lot of interest in this year's election for Park City mayor. There was a full house Tuesday as Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong, Park City Council Member Andy Beerman, and former Park City Mayor Dana Williams debated each other at the Park City Rotary meeting.     KPCW"s Melissa Allison was there:  

Park City Rotary Gives $125,000 to Local Youth Causes

Jul 19, 2017
PC Tots Website

The Park City Rotary gave 125,000 dollars to three local youth oriented non-profits.  The method was unique for the Rotary because their grants are usually smaller and distributed to diverse causes.  Carolyn Murray has more on this.

It’s always newsworthy when Utah’s Mountains experience a snow year like 2017.  Even with the above average snow pack and potential of flooding, mother-nature offered up some unique conditions that filled northern Utah reservoirs.  Carolyn Murray has this update.

New Utah Political Party Takes a More Centrist Position

Jul 17, 2017
Salt Lake Tribune

The United Utah Party is a new political party that has the son of former senator Bob Bennet, throwing his hat in the ring for the district 3 congressional seat.  Wasatch County is part of that district.    Carolyn Murray has more on this political development.

In January, Governor Gary Herbert challenged the private and public sectors to create 25,000 jobs within Utah's 25 rural counties. The launch of the 25k Jobs Tour comes to Summit County this week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local banker, community servant, and two-time cancer survivor Becky Kearns was honored last week as this year's Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award, where a number of friends and colleagues gathered to thank her for her can-do attitude. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City School District

Park City Board of Education meets in a special regular session on Tuesday at 4 o’clock.  Top on the agenda  is making a decision on the hiring of a new Trailside Elementary Principal.  They’re also hoping to finalize a schedule for a “listening tour” to gather public input on the proposed capital school bond.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The Park City Fire District responded to a fire at 4:14 p.m. today on the hill above Jeremy Ranch Elementary by the Red Hawk Trail. The fire burned about one acre and on-duty Battalion Chief Ray Huntzinger said, the 15 firefighters that responded had it contained within 45 minutes of arriving at the site.

They suspect, at this point, that the fire was started by lightning. Huntzinger added that no domestic animals or wildlife were harmed and no structures were in danger.

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