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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.

Courtesy: Laurie Backus, Jordanelle State Park manager

There's a new way to stay cool this summer at Jordanelle State Park.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival brought money, jobs and tax revenues to Utah according to a new study by University of Utah economists. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The full report can be found here.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher hosted a candidate round table to discuss the issues. She was joined by the candidates on the primary election ballot for Park City School Board Precinct 2,  Catherine Callow-Heusser, Peter Yogman and Andrew Caplan.

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • State House District 53 representatives Mel Browne and Logan Wilde
  • Director of Ski Utah Nathan Rafferty talks about record-breaking ski season and outlook for coming summer and winter 
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Host Lynn Ware Peek welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • Snyderville Planning Chair Bea Peck

      

  • Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development director Jonathan Weidenhammer discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

      

  • Three-time Olympian Tracy Evans Land talks about upcoming Olympic Day events she is planning in Park City. Events begin June 16, and the first public panel is June 21 at Temple Har Shalom.

    For the full Local New Hour, listen here:

      

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • School Board primary candidates District 3 - Art Brothers, Moe Hickey and Petra Butler
  • Summit County Clerk Kent Jones will talk about the mail-in vote and what they've seen so far

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office is warning Heber Valley residents to watch their money.   Counterfeit $20 bills are showing up at local businesses.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Here's a link to the U.S. Department of the Treasury website that tells you how to spot a fake bill.

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 What's the five-year plan for Midway?  A recent survey of residents shows they want more open space, more animals and better trails.  City leaders are holding a public workshop Tuesday, June 14, from 6pm - 8pm, at town hall to get input on the city's general plan.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:  

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour: 

  • Summit County staff planner Sean Lewis will talk about Tuesday's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting.
  • The Preserve at Newpark is proposing to build eight (8) townhomes adjacent to the Sun Calendar Plaza and Amphitheater. Brian Richards from Mountain Town Music and Rick Tichman, President of the New Park Hotel's HOA Board are concerned it doesn't conform with what was originally approved.
  • Paul Askins will be in to review the Heber Valley Concerts in the Park series.
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  Parking in Old Town will get more expensive, but the upside is parking will likely be available when you visit Old Town thanks to a new concept that will give people a choice about where and when to park. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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