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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.

The chairman of the Summit County Republican Party Tal Adair was elected by delegates Thursday night to fill the unexpired term of Summit County Council Member Dave Ure. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

One hundred years ago Thursday, Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad the the Utah State Prison. Commemorations were held for the legendary labor activist, who spent a short time in the Park City mines. Rick Brough has more.

After investing $50 million into the resort, Park City opens for the season on Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

If you want to rent out your property for nightly rentals during the ski season, you'd better have a nightly rental license and have your property inspected.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 


With a mandate to make Utah's State Parks more self-sufficient, a daily recreation use fee has been imposed at Wasatch Mountain State Park. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Heber City Police Department

Heber City Police need your help finding a man who they say used two children to help him shoplift.  KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has the story. 

On today's program Summit County Budget Manager Matt Leavitt previews the 2016 county agenda. Park City Resort COO Bill Rock talks about opening day on Saturday for the county's largest ski resort. Sherrie Wellman has details about getting inspections and business licenses for nightly rentals. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Richard Bullough and SaRene Brooks with Summit County Health Department have details on a diabetes prevention and education initiative.


When you drive east on Highway 248 from Park City to Kamas, you see hundreds of new condos and townhomes right when you cross the county line.   And the construction isn't over yet.  The Wasatch County Planning Commission just addressed two more developments in that area.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Park City Institute and Strategic News Service is back for a third year of  its Future in Review Speaker Series. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Utah State Tax Commission has issued a ruling overturning a Summit County tax assessment against Summit Water of more than $800,000. The ruling comes after a 15-year dispute between the county and private water company over property taxes on its water system. However, the Tax Commission did rule that the county could collect taxes for a five year period up to 2010 on equipment in Summit's water treatment plant near Jeremy Ranch. Rick Brough has more.