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Mark Miller

A house fire in Heber City Saturday was intentionally set and a suspect is behind bars for setting fire to his father-in-law's home.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Lloyd McGuire's friends and neighbors have set up an account for donations to help the family recover from the fire.  You can donate at any American First Credit Union to the account under Lloyd McGuire's name.

Tuesday afternoon the Park City School Board will have their chance to give feedback on plans to expand the high school.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.  

Community Input Meetings:

December 13, 6pm-8pm at PCSD District Office

January 11, 6pm-8pm at Ecker Hill Middle School Library

February 2, 6pm-8pm at PCHS Lecture Hall 

PC Unidos Reaches Out to Latino Community

Dec 5, 2016
PC Unidos

PC Unidos is a collaboration of local organizations that have bi-lingual services in Park City and Summit County. They consist of the Christian Center, Peace House, Planned Parenthood and more. They realized they would be more effective in serving their community if they joined forces. They started meeting every month about a year ago.


Staff told the Park City Planning Commissioners last week that they will be proposing some changes to the Land Management Code in the first quarter of 2017.  Planning Director Bruce Erickson said the areas of change that will be affected are affordable housing, transportation and energy.

A 15-year-old defendant facing drug charges related to the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High students had a court date scheduled last Friday. That date is now delayed for nearly two more months. Rick Brough has more:


The Park City Planning Commission had a full plate at Wednesday’s meeting including the Bonanza Park project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Melissa Allison

The Park City Council met Thursday and discussed how to improve mental health services and plans for a new 61-unit affordable housing project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Even though they have two more official meetings, Summit County Council Members and Tal Adair were honored for their service at a luncheon Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was there for the farewell.

Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin says she's extremely frustrated that the Woodward Gorgoza project didn't get approval Wednesday on a building height exception. Instead, it got a continuance from the Council. McMullin says the county may be missing out on a great opportunity if it doesn't help out the proposed action-sports training facility. Rick Brough has more:

Park City Heights

The development of Park City Heights – which includes 79  affordable housing units -  has stalled over the years. And even with a dozen homes completed this summer, no one has closed on a unit as the developer,  Ivory Homes, and Park City hammer out an agreement as tohow much those units should sell for. Now, waiting families fear they could end up homeless. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.