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Park City first responders got a call just after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon about a truck losing control and hitting a bicyclist on Bonanza Drive. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Heber and Midway both held Primary Elections last week and both towns had incumbent mayors who made it through their primaries. Carolyn Murray has this:

Biggest Worry: Will Deer Valley Remain Snowboard Free?

Aug 22, 2017

The Park City Community is buzzing with the ski industry announcement on Monday that Deer Valley Resort is being sold to an expansive corporate interest that rivals Vail. Some big questions linger.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

The South Summit School Board has passed a $58.6 million bond resolution.  The district is bursting now and growth projections over the next few years are driving some big changes to the school district.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort, says there will be "no changes" despite the sale of the Park City ski area to a new four season resort company.  Click below to hear his interview with KPCW General Manager Renai Bodley:  

Deer Valley Sold to Newly Formed Resort Consortium

Aug 21, 2017
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Deer Valley was acquired Monday by a newly formed ski resort consortium.   Up to now, Deer Valley resort enjoys a long standing reputation of exceptional service, beautifully groomed trails and skier only access.  This is not expected to change, at least for this upcoming season.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Melissa Allison

The Park City Library ran out of the thousand eclipse viewing glasses they had from Nasa to give to the public who wanted to watch the Eclipse today [on Monday]. Unfortunately for – well – about a thousand additional people – the library ran out. But that didn’t stop them from sharing in a moment that won’t come for another seven years. KPCW’s Melissa Allison asked some folks - who had glasses – what they thought. She also spoke to those who didn’t.

Melissa Allison

Firefighters, police officers, EMT’s and their families enjoyed a barbecue at the Rotary Park Saturday. They gathered together to present this year’s first responders awards. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Deer Valley Resort will be acquired by a newly-formed resort company, according to a press release from the resort Monday.   The transaction is expected to close before the next ski season.  The sale does not include Solitude Resort.  Deer Valley partners will maintain ownership of that resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  


The Park City staff recommended an amendment to the ordinance that would put a cap on the number of chain stores in the historic district at Thursday’s meeting. The majority of public comments came from people not supportive of the amendments but even so, council decided to approve it - but only after tweaking it. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.