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Local News
10:58 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Net Negative Carbon Community

A grant has been provided to the Park City Community Foundation with the aim of turning Park City into a "net-negative carbon community." Rick Brough has more.

Local News
10:56 am
Thu August 15, 2013

City Council Discusses Proposed Tax Increases

Although proposed tax increases are the major item for Wednesday's City Council session, they're looking at a variety of other items from re-usable bags to possible amendments for the Council's governmental format. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:08 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Homes And Vehicles Lost in Rockport Fire, But No Lives

"Firenados", seen as narrow columns of swirling smoke, popped up throughout the fire yesterday, due to dry weather and winds.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

The Rockport Fire forced hundreds of people out of their homes Tuesday afternoon as it ravaged through the dry brush. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, several structures and vehicles were lost, but no injuries have been reported.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Rockport Fire Slowed But Didn't Die Overnight

Air support dumped fire suppressant over burning areas yesterday.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

Firefighters battled the Rockport fire overnight and calm conditions this morning allowed crews to work on hot spots. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Relief Society President Rushes To Help Those Affected By Fire

When Melanie Bosworth heard news about the Rockport fire, as a North Summit Relief Society President for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she kicked into gear.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:34 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Red Cross Serves More Than 150 Locals In Fire's Wake

American Red Cross shelters in Coalville and Park City - established Tuesday as refuge for evacuees forced from  their homes by the Rockport wildfire - will remain open until at least 6 PM Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
10:11 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Rockport Estate Fire Photos

8/14/2013 Map of the area of the fire as reported by Summit Wildfires.
KPCW

Listeners from around the county shared their photos of the Rockport Estate fire with KPCW through email, text messages and social media. The slide show above shows some of the ones we received by Tuesday night.

More photos of the fire here.

Primary Election Results
9:37 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Primary Picks Top 4 For November Election

Preliminary election results are in for the Park City Council Race.

After the polls closed on Tuesday evening and votes were tallied, the four city council candidates who will proceed to the November general municipal election were determined as announced by senior recorder and election official Sharon Bauman..  Those are incumbents Alex Butwinski and Cindy Matsumoto, as well as political newcomers, Tim Henney and Mary Wintzer. 

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Sheriff Department
11:06 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Sheriff Edmunds Hopes For Restored Funding

With a year and a half left in his last term as Summit County Sheriff, Dave Edmunds is hoping that in his final budget cycle he can get some funding and staff restored to his department. Rick Brough has more.

Development
12:03 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Conditions Added To Indian Hollow Approval

The proposed Indian Hollow Development near Kamas has received an approval from Summit County Manager Bob Jasper, after discussion and debate over the past 15 years.

However, the approval for the 65-lot project did come with several conditions due to concerns from the public. Rick Brough has more.

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