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Opposing lawyers went to Third District Court last week to argue a lawsuit that is still pending after four years - an outgrowth of a trial in 2011, when the then operator of the Canyons, American Skiing Company of Utah, won a massive jury award against Wolf Mountain, the principal owner there. Afterwards, ASCU attorneys filed suit, alleging that the principals of Wolf Mountain carried out an insider land sale to keep a subdivison property at Canyons out of the jury award,d After arguments last week, Judge Paige Petersen didn't make a decision, but a ruling is scheduled for this week.

It was a close vote.  Initial results show Park City ski patrollers will  join a union.  

Below is an excerpt from an email sent to Park City ski patrollers Monday evening:

"Today, you were given an opportunity to vote on whether or not the Park City Ski Patrol Team would be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Preliminary results show that employees voted 97 to 94 for representation. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a process to officially certify the results. As soon as the process is complete, we will let you know."

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Acting Superintendent Todd Hauber about Tuesday's meeting. Tom Kelly with USSA has results from the weekend competitions. Bob Radke and Brian Hanton with Basin Rec are in with their monthly update and Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez talks about the Code Red snafu.

The Park City Council heard from several members of the public at Thursday’s council meeting who say that all trails users can be accommodated, even those with off leash dogs.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nicky DeFord, Senior Manager of Charitable Contributions for Vail Resorts, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas, Midway Author Dean Hughes about his new book, Home and Away and local author Terry Sidford about her new book, One Hundred Hearts.

On today's program Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Kim Carson. Five local youth actors are performing in "It Happened One Christmas" at Pioneer Memorial Theater - four of them help get us in the Christmas spirit. Park City Planning Commission Nann Worrel served at her last meeting before joining the Park City Council in January. The Egyptian's Youtheater Program Director Jamie  Wilcox along with two of the actors talk about this fall's production of MacBeth and Debbie Drain of Cycling Chicks has information on the organization and an upcoming fundraiser.

Park City has signed on to a new initiative to help women achieve equality in leadership in Utah.  And the women behind the project say the city is a unique addition to their efforts.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

Here's a link to the Women's Leadership Institute of Utah

The City of Park City hopes to take its practices net zero – that is no more energy is used than can be produced by renewable energy sources.  They’re shooting for the year 2022, and then - the whole community by 2033.  It’s no small task but the City’s sustainability team is taking on the charge.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Utah Highway Patrol has released the names of the two men involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Heber City.   44-year-old Timothy Ferderber from West Valley City was killed and 56-year-old Darwin Harding from Fruitland was injured.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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Today on the Local News Hour, we speak with Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner, Colin Deford about the former Colby School site proposal,  Then, Matt Abbot of the Park City's Sustainability Team on how to reduce  consumption of electricity and natural gas, Diane Foster and Jason Glidden from Park City Municipal, Trish Hatch and Pat Jones from the Women's Leadership Institute, and the Youth Sports Alliance.  

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