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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.

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If you were trying to get out of town on State Road 224 Thursday evening, or into town on 224 Friday morning, you were probably frustrated by flashing traffic lights and four-way stops at major intersections.  Carolyn Murray has the story:

Quagga Mussels Cleared From Deer Creek Reservoir

Jan 11, 2018
Utah State Park

After a three-year effort on the part of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Quagga mussels are no longer found in Deer Creek reservoir.  This means vessels coming off of the reservoir no longer have to be inspected, drained and decontaminated. Carolyn Murray has this report:

Summit County, UT

Summit County's new Kamas Services Building is still not ready for occupancy.  County Manager Tom Fisher reports that the contractor has missed a number of deadlines, and if that continues, there will be consequences.  Rick Brough has the story:

Yesterday afternoon Park City police, fire, health department and hazmat responders were dispatched to the Marriott Hotel on Sidewinder Drive in the Prospector Square neighborhood after a caller reported gaseous odors coming from a small utility closet in the hotel.  Carolyn Murray has this:

After several months of negotiations, Summit County and the Park City Chamber/Bureau have reached a draft agreement to re-allocate revenues from the transient room tax.  Rick Brough has more:

Tour of Utah

After a hiatus in 2017, the multiday Tour Of Utah road bike event, known as America's Toughest Stage Race, brings the action back to Main Street in Old Town Park City this summer.  Leslie Thatcher brings the news:

A large audience looked on Tuesday night as the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission unanimously approved the Woodward Gorgoza youth recreation/action-sports facility, also known as Woodward Camp, to be located at Gorgoza Park near Kilby Road.  Rick Brough has this:

Wasatch County has increased by $20,000 the money available to the Tax Advisory Board's grant program that supports tourism and events.  Leslie Thatcher reports:

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher's contract is being reviewed by the County Council.  Fisher acknolwedges there are some areas where he can improve.  Rick Brough talked to Fisher:

Wasatch School District

When the state legislature meets each year, there’s always a school fund equalization push coming from representatives of some less affluent school districts throughout the state.  The Park City and Wasatch School Districts share this yearly challenge coming from some state legislators.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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