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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.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner, Colin DeFord about last night's meeting. While hundred - perhaps  even a couple thousand people - turned out for Tuesday's rally to support Planned Parenthood, a few of them including teens Olivia Andreni and Lindsay Gordon, Midwife Danielle Demeter and Annabel Sheinberg the Education Outreach Director for Planned Parenthood of Utah, came in to talk  about their experiences and why it's important that Planned Parenthood continue to be financially supported.

Utah's newest town is in Wasatch County and sits right above Midway.  Interlaken officially became a town this spring and elected a town council and Mayor.  One city council member says it's time to make some tough decisions.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story. 

Two local teenagers from a group called Teen Council attended the Planned Parenthood rally at the Utah State Capitol rotunda on Tuesday evening.  They say continuing to fund the organization is crucial for young people. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Relief is on the way for pedestrians on Heber City's Main Street.  As KPCW's Renai Bodley reports, police and residents are happy to hear about UDOT's Hawk Signal. 

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher review the Park City Planning Commission agenda with planner Kirsten Whetstone. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman releases the preliminary results of an on-line survey he's conducting and Teri Orr has details on Saturday's Lee Brice concert.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Sean Lewis. The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Conditional Use Permit for an attorney's office at the entrance to the Silver Springs development. UDOT Project Engineer Matt Zundel has details on the closure of Marsac Avenue between the roundabout and Ontario Mine. Craig Sanchez and Heinrich Deters with Park City Municipal have an update on local construction projects, including the Dan's to Jan's pedestrian corridor.

United States Forest Service

For the first time ever, the Summit County Health Department issued an air quality advisory on Friday, alerting resident who may be susceptible to dirty air to be careful while smoke is in the air. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

On today's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speak to Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation. Park City Council Member Dick Peek has an update from Thursday's meeting and Colin Hilton and Marc Norman with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation talk about the newest attraction at the park - Extreme Tubing!

Plans to expand Deer Valley Resort by another thousand acres are moving forward, but before anything can be built, the sale of the huge Mayflower parcel needs to happen. Leslie Thatcher has more.


The Wasatch County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a $62 million bond on the November 3rd ballot. Renai Bodley tells us what educators hope to do with the money if voters approve it.