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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.

Microtransit Will Come to Park City - Eventually

14 hours ago

Though Park City cancelled the microtransit program – which is a way to provide transit service to those who aren’t close to a transit stop using small vehicles. Some believe it’s the way of the future. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why.

Second School Board Residnation in 8 Months

20 hours ago
Julie Eihausen

Even though one school board member says it’s not unusual to see a lot of change in school board leadership, the President of the Board, Julie Eihausen disagrees.  She surprised many with her resignation at Tuesday’s meeting effective September 30th and will resign the seat all together in February, 11 months shy of her full term.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

Park City Leadership Class 21 is once again encouraging residents to get out this weekend and meet their neighbors for the 3rd annual Neighbor Day. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County is Looking at Raising Taxes

Sep 21, 2017

The Summit County Council is considering a property tax increase. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why.

SEAC Board Chooses Miner's Day Over Fourth of July

Sep 20, 2017

The Special Events Advisory Committee agreed – let the rest of the world have 4th of July – but Parkites are holding on to Miners Day. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.


In a sudden reversal, Park City Council will not vote on the micro transit program. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why.

5000 Pounds of Green Waste Diverted From Landfill

Sep 20, 2017

Park City Compost has been in operation for about four years.  They accept yard waste from landscaping companies and pre-consumer food scraps from commercial kitchens.  Carolyn Murray has more on this: 

Park City School District

Along with other safety measures, the School Board voted unanimously in favor of perimeter fencing for three of Park City’s Elementary schools. Wellness program updates and adopting a new teacher evaluation system were also discussed at Tuesday’s meeting.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

Julie Eihausen

For the second time this year, the president of the Park City Board of Education has resigned.

In a letter dated Tuesday, school board president Julie Eihausen submitted her resignation to the board, saying her resignation as President would be effective at the end of the month. Doing so she says will allow the district’s business administrator the ability to send out checks until a new President is selected.

After a decision was delayed for a couple of months to rebid the contract for a 6 monts microtransit pilot program, the Park City council Thursday is scheduled to approve a $680-thousand contract with its original vendor choice.