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The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named a Park City resident as Chairman of the Incentives Committee. The office was established to promote business and tourism growth in Utah.  Carolyn Murray has more on the announcement.

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The Kimball Art Center Board of Directors has named Lindsie Smith as its new Executive Director, replacing Robin Marrouche who stepped down earlier this year. 

Lindsie Smith as most recently served as the Associate Director of Clark Planetarium where she managed the day to day operations, mentored staff and served as the organization’s spokesperson.  At the Kimball, she was hired to lead the organization as it continues to inspire and connect the Utah community through art. Her first day will be Monday, July 10, 2017.

Closing the achievement gap between special and general education is a priority for the state board of education.  They’ve been working on a project to close that divide for the past several years and there are some promising results.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Coalville City Council voted a preliminary approval on Monday for a proposed development that could add significant density to the county seat. They voted unanimously in favor of a 43-lot project, which the developer says will likely be called Chalk Creek Estates. Rick Brough has more.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named a Park City resident as Chairman of the Incentives Committee. The office was established to promote business and tourism growth in Utah.  Carolyn Murray has more on the announcement.

Security Is A Consideration With Summer Events

Jun 26, 2017
Snowpark, Deer Valley Outdoor Ampitheater

The outdoor concert season is underway at Deer Valley with a diverse lineup of performances.  Security measures for large gatherings isn’t a new concept here in Park City but the recent attacks in Manchester, England have brought a more intense focus to large gatherings. Carolyn Murray has more:

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The executive director of "Eat Awesome Things at School" is stepping down; Ann Bloomquist will hand the reins to newcomer Jenae Ridge as of July 1, 2017. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

A fugitive from Texas was apprehended Sunday morning after a foot pursuit through the Newpark shopping center at Kimball Junction. The suspect, Zacharey Starkey, was detained through efforts by Summit County and Park City officers, with a state helicopter helping to pin him down. Rick Brough has more.

The former police chief of Kamas has filed suit in the Third District Court against Summit County, former County Sheriff David Edmunds, and the city of Kamas. Adam Jones says he lost his job as chief because of a malicious prosecution against him -- which was ultimately dropped by the county -- which alleged he mishandled a domestic violence complaint against his brother and tried to cover it up. Rick Brough reports.

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If you find yourself in trouble in the backcountry and need the services of Search and Rescue personnel, you might find yourself with another major problem once you're safe -- facing liability for the cost of the rescue. To deal with that, the state is offering a "Utah Search and Rescue Assistance" (USARA) card. Rick Brough has more.

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