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The Utah Department of Transportation  will hold off on an election of whether to build a noise wall after recieving lots of public feedback. Offiicals say they want to ensure that everyone can be heard. 

The Summit County Council hasn't decided what to propose for a possible rate increase in your property taxes. But Council member Doug Clyde says they do know it's a problem that's been building for years. He says the county's reserves are at zero and that's not acceptable. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Council member Doug Clyde says he and his colleagues want to discuss whether more Transient Room Tax monies should go towards things like parks, trails, or recreation facilities, rather than just towards promoting tourism. Clyde talked to KPCW this week about the county's intent to renegotiate their TRT contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.

Pcschools.us website

A new school board member has been named to replace Phil Kaplan who resigned his seat in District 1, earlier in June.  Carolyn Murray has more:

UDOT

The Save People, Save Wildlife group worked with the Utah Department of Transportation in the past couple of years to put up wildlife fencing to make the I-80 freeway near Jeremy Ranch a safer place for motorists and animals.  Construction of a new climbing lane is causing concerns for the neighborhoods nearby.  Carolyn Murray has these updates.

The Cline-Dahle parcel off Rasmussen Road was the topic of a presentation to the Summit County Council on Wednesday, as well as the focus of an Open House at Jeremy Elementary. As council member Doug Clyde noted, the county set its sights on the land because it may help solve a couple major problems. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday gave notice that they want to renegotiate their contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau on the distribution of Transient Room Tax (TRT) funds. Under a long-time agreement, 90 percent of the TRT revenues have gone to the Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.

Taggers Target Historic Structures in Park City

Jun 29, 2017
parkcity.org

The Park City Police are investigating graffiti on historic buildings and cement ruins at the Alliance and Daly Judge Mines. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Dave Cushing Snowdome Studios

What would you do if you’re 7 miles out in the back country and you hurt yourself badly enough you can’t get back to the trailhead?  This happened to one of KPCW’s reporters. She made it down okay, but it was a close call and it prompted her to sign up for the new search and rescue insurance card the very next day.  

canyonsvillageplan.com

The Snyderville Planning Commission on Tuesday continued to discuss and take public input about the proposed Master Plan Amendment for the Canyons Resort. Some recurring topics came up in the meeting. Rick Brough has more.

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