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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.

After 17 years with Sundance Institute, wearing many hats from volunteer music cafe manager to Managing Director, Sarah Pearce will be resigning next month. 

According to a note from Sundance Institute director Keri Putnam, Sarah Pearce’s last day will be March 10th.  She has agreed to stay on as a consultant for the next several months as her position is replaced. Pearce says she’s leaving to pursue other interests.

For those who have always wanted to know more about the master craft of wine making, the Park City Film Series brings the feature length documentary, “Decanted”, to the Jim Santy Auditorium.  There’s a special wine tasting event beforehand and Carolyn Murray has more on the details.

Utah Department of Transportation

Traffic on State Route 224 could be slow this week due to road work between Kimball Junction and Canyons Village.  Utah Department of Transportation crews are repairing damaged pavement near the intersection with Cove Canyon Road.  UDOT spokesman John Gleason says water runoff in the area has caused the road to buckle.  He says engineers on the scene aren't sure why there's so much water in the area.   Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke says a county engineer is also on site assisting UDOT crews.

Park City Youth Council Invited to Council Retreat

Feb 13, 2017

On the third floor of the Park City Library, overlooking Old Town, several tables were shaped into a large square with huge monitors and easel pads on each side with charts, lists and diagrams displayed.


The push to raise millions of dollars to save a beloved parcel of open space is entering its final month.    It’s an effort that’s been in the headlines since last summer, and the county that contains that land is now joining the conversation.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more on what Wasatch County is doing in regards to Bonanza Flats.

      There’s a community conversation scheduled for Monday night at the Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church. It’s part of the Project for Deeper Understanding. The panel discussion topic is the cost of community development and services and the long term impacts on the quality of life in Park City and Summit County.  Carolyn Murray has more:



Road repairs took longer than expected Wednesday night, causing an evening rush hour backup on 224.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, UDOT warned drivers about pothole repairs on SR 224 near the McPolin Barn.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

The Park City Board of Education has a multitude of projects on their immediate horizon. There’s grade realignment, high school expansion plans, over crowded elementary schools, a junior high school in need of replacement, a potential school bond on the ballot, not to mention the day in and day out work of academia. Carolyn Murray has more on this:

Summit County is giving Oakley City $500,000 to preserve land along the Weber River.  And the city's former mayor says it benefits all of Summit County.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

The pieces are falling into place to preserve a stretch of river front in Oakley.   Soon, the public will have a chance to weigh in on the plan.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has an update: 

JP Gendron

January 2017 will go down as one of Utah's snowiest months, ever. And for those living in some of Park City's remote, high-elevation locations, it hasn't been easy to deal with. But some say, they wouldn't have it any way - even it if means coming in through the bathroom window. Leslie Thatcher has their stories.