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Summit County's massive lawsuit, unveiled this week, has not yet defined the financial damages it is seeking against more than a dozen U.S. opioid manufacturers and distributors.  But at a press conference on Tuesday, attorneys for the county explained their strategy.  Rick Brough reports:

Park City Youth Shoots For The Stars

Mar 21, 2018
Kristy Hoekstra

While Park City is known for its world-class ski resorts and Olympic-winning athletes, there is one rising star who hopes to put her own mark on our town. Melissa Allison has more:

New Principal Named For Park City High School

Mar 21, 2018
Park City School District

The Park City School District has named Roger Arbabi to be the new high school principal. The former principal, Bob O’Connor, took a leave of absence in November and for personal reasons resigned his post in January. Arbabi will be calling in to talk with Leslie Thatcher on KPCW’s Local News Hour, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Carolyn Murray has this:

Two sisters from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will participate in the Park City “March for Our Lives” on Saturday. They are a few years away from voting but they both have no plans to back off pressuring politicians to do something about gun violence in schools. Carolyn Murray has this:


The Park City Institute is preparing for their annual St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series that has been held at the Deer Valley amphitheater for the past 14 years,  but there is just one hiccup. That venue is no longer available. Melissa Allison has more:

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On Monday, before Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum sentenced convicted murderer James Henfling to years in prison, the court heard emotional comments from friends and relatives of the victim, 37-year-old Jose Fernandez.  Rick Brough has the story:

By annexing 1,500 acres of land west of Interstate Highway 80 last week, the Coalville City Council took the first step toward considering the proposed Wohali development, where investors are proposing 500 high-end homes and a golf course.  Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson says that the devil will be in the details, as Rick Brough reports:

Senator Kevin Van Tassell is the outgoing 26th District representative.  He’s finishing 12 years in the Utah legislature representing an expansive swath of northeastern Utah.  The district includes five counties, some of which border Wyoming and Colorado.  The landscape and culture are diverse as are the interests and priorities of its 101,000 constituents.  Kevin Van Tassell provided KPCW with an update of his final session.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Next year, Utah's  26th Senate District will have a new representative.  Kevin Van Tassell finished out the 2018 session after 12 years representing the diverse interests of the five counties that make up the northeastern section of the state.  Carolyn Murray has this:


Although more and more young people in our area use electronic cigarettes, the Summit County Health Department wants them to know that vaping is not a safe alternative to tobacco, as Rick Brough tells us: