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A Utah man has died from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.  He is the sixth person to die from the disease in Utah since 2009.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

City Hall wants to hit the pause button on Vail's attempt to trademark the name "Park City."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

The company behind the development of the Park City Movie Studio, Quinn's Junction Properties, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Developer Greg Ericksen says they filed with the bankruptcy court in Salt Lake to work out a plan to pay debts and obligations to their creditors.  But he says normal operation of the movie studio will continue.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more:

Vail's attempt to trademark the name "Park City" is seeing more action at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  This time Park City Sport, Inc., is the instigator.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Doe and fawn in alfalfa field by Dustin Stettler, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on 3-31-07.

In response to an increase in wildlife calls and concerns in the Heber Valley, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is holding a public open house Wednesday, June 1.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Heber City Police Department

A teacher's aide at a Heber City elementary school has died.  Police say 47 year-old James Leo Veyette shot himself after a six hour standoff with police that resulted from a call about a child sexual assault.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

The legal fight over the Park City Movie Studio has taken a dramatic new turn. The financier for the project, Gary Crandall, has dropped his claim that he is a partner in the development, and says he will pursue his remedies as a lender.

Meanwhile, the attorney for studio developer Greg Ericksen says they expect Crandall will try to hold a trustee's sale of the property as soon as late May. KPCW's Rick Brough has more.


Utah County Sheriff's investigators say a South Carolina woman died on the Sundance zip line after she struck a tree.  They say they found a tree in close proximity to the zip line that was broken near the top.  Investigators recovered evidence from the tree that shows Lisa Lambe, age 55, came into contact with it.    Lambe died Friday, May 20, the first day the Sundance ZipTour was open for the summer season.  Investigators believe high winds caused the tree to break and fall into her path.

courtesy Park Silly Sunday Market

The Park Silly Sunday Market, a favorite summertime weekend attraction in Park City, needs volunteers.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Click here for the volunteer application.

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