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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.

Leslie Thatcher

KPCW debuted a new public affairs show, Utah Politics Now  last Thursday. The guests of the first show, which will air through November 10th, were the candidates for Utah House District 54, Republic Tim Quinn and Democrat Rudi Kohler.


More than 400 tourism industry leaders will descend on the Heber Valley this week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has a preview:


“Chasing the Dragon” is a 45 minute documentary about opioid abuse produced by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  The people who made the film say every parent should see it.   A free screening is Tuesday, September 27, 6pm at the Eccles Center.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

Melissa Allison

Along with Salt Lake City, Park City is working with Rocky Mountain Power to reach their collective goals of being net-zero – meaning that all of the city’s municipal carbon emissions are mitigated or balanced with renewable energy or purchasing energy credits.


In the inaugural broadcast of "Utah Politics Now", a new public affairs show on KPCW, co-hosts Leslie Thatcher and Renai Bodley talk to the men who want Kraig Powell's seat in the Utah House of Representatives.    Democrat Rudi Kohler and Republican Tim Quinn answer questions about Utah's liquor laws, education funding, the environment and sex education.  

Click here for Democrat Rudi Kohler's website.       Click here for Republican Tim Quinn's website.

Park City Film Studios

Third District Court Judge Kara Petit Tuesday heard a variety of legal  motions and oral arguments involving the Park City Film Studios fight. Behind the details - involving case law, competing motions and disputes over history - there are two competing narratives from movie studio developer Greg Ericksen and financier Gary Crandall. Each party is saying that he was taken advantage of by the other. Rick Brough has more.

It's All About the Bats - Or Is It?

Sep 21, 2016

Utah public health officials have warned the public to avoid exposure to rabies by steering clear of these night-flying mammals, saying that 10 percent of the 70 bats they’ve tested – tested positive for the virus.

New Housing Comes To Kimball Junction

Sep 20, 2016
Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

At least 28 people lives will change for the better on Sept. 21. Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) will be cutting the ribbon on their new affordable apartment project at the Village at Kimball Junction.

Two Boys Bring a Community Together - After They're Gone

Sep 20, 2016
Valley Behavioral Health

The cause of death of two 13 year old students from Treasure Mountain Junior High last week is yet to be determined. Not willing to stand by and do nothing, several local organizations sponsored a community forum last night to talk about what can be done to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.