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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.

Family of Thomas Stone

A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student - who graduated from Park City High School - was hit and killed by a train last week. A celebration of his life is being planned in Park City next week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Heber City Police

Following a police chase through Heber City Thursday, an 18 year old man crashed and landed upside down in to a home with occupants inside. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Utah Rep. Brian King; Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan; Andy Bernhard and Sandra Van Leuven from this year's Spelling Bee and Bill Sims Jr., with the Heritage Blues Orchestra.

Three seats on the Park City Board of Education are up for election this fall and only one of the three has decided he will run for office. Leslie Thatcher has more.

State regulators have issued Starbucks a liquor license that will allow the company to start serving beer and wine at some of its Utah stores, including Park City’s Park Avenue store.

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued the license for five stores in Salt Lake City, Holladay, Farmington, Lehi and Park City.

Starbucks will be able to start its wine and beer service after the five stores are remodeled to accommodate larger kitchen and food preparation areas and a state-mandated liquor dispensing area.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison and Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias;
members of the Project for Deeper Understanding Charles Robinson, Mike Andrews and Daniel Patterson and Jen Billow and Sean Beard about Running with Ed.

No Name Saloon & Grill

The victim of an early morning shooting near Park Avenue has been identified as Jose Fernandez, a longtime employee of the No Name Saloon.   KPCW's Rick Brough talked to the bar's owner, Jesse Shetler. 

Allegations that the Park City School District and school board members engaged in illegal behavior during last year's contentious school bond race have been laid to rest. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County Sheriff

Park City Police are investigating a shooting that has one man in critical condition and another in jail facing attempted murder charges. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Brooke Hontz and Ben Castro from the Summit County Recreation Arts and Parks  committees. Grant applications open March 1st. Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root has the monthly building report; Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson highlights some of the project his staff is working on and Park City Police Officer Terry Knechtel tells you how you can register for this year's Park city Citizens' Police Academy.

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