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High West Distillery Named 2016 Distillery of the Year

Dec 27, 2016
High West Distillary

Whiskey enthusiast magazine, Whisky Advocate, named Park City’s High West Distillery as Pioneer of the Year in 2010 – one short year after they opened their doors. Now known for their innovative blends, High West has been named 2016 Distillery of the Year by the same magazine.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Utah Rep. Mel Brown who will look back on his days in state legislature.   Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin, looking back on her tenure on her eight years on the Council. Josh Hales and Carlos Kinder from the  Park City High School Lacrosse team and Ginny Tuite from the Wasatch High School Lacrosse talk about their separate Christmas tree pickup fundraisers. 

Water Projects Abound Throughout Park City

Dec 22, 2016

Safe drinking water is often taken for granted in places like Park City.  The water department recently completed a project testing lead levels and they have upcoming  water treatment facility projects scheduled for the new year. Carolyn Murray has more:

While most businesses in Park City are gearing up for the ski season and the onslaught of people and traffic, Park City Municipal is planning for April, the final closing day, when they begin their big projects.  Carolyn Murray has of more:

Egyptian Theatre's British Invasion Week is Selling Out

Dec 22, 2016
Egyptian Theatre

Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Queen have long since broken up but it’s tribute bands like Zoso, Imagine – Remembering the Fab Four and Queen Nation that take you back to the glory days of classic rock. Celebrating the end of the year – Director of Operations and Programming Amber Hansen said the Egyptian Theatre is presenting what they call, British Invasion Week.

Crimes of Opportunity Go Up During the Holidays

Dec 21, 2016
Melissa Allison

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's website warns consumers that criminals will try and tempt you this holiday season with a link in an email or a call posing as your bank. The phishing emails and fraudulent calls will say they want to update your information, warn you about a suspicious purchase or let you know they failed to deliver your package. Department of Commerce Director Daniel O’Bannon warns consumers to be wary.         

It was a flashback to Carmageddon last Friday when a rush-hour storm stalled local traffic. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Shot Ski Breaks Records — and Maybe the Bank

Dec 16, 2016

Park City's very first shot ski event was a success in setting a new world record. However, organizers say there was a costly error and want City Hall to help them out. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Park City and Summit County police departments met with council members at Thursday's meeting to discuss the pros and cons of merging their dispatch teams. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Sewer Extension Approved for Silver Creek Homes

Dec 15, 2016

The Summit County Council has concluded the year with an approval that will help extend sewer to the lower part of Silver Creek. Rick Brough has more.