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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.

State Rep. Kraig Powell – one of two republicans in a primary for State house Seat 54 announced yesterday ( Wednesday) on Facebook that he is dropping out from the race. In a short statement, Powell  wrote, "To spare our wonderful community from the divisiveness of what could be a very contentious campaign, I have withdrawn from my House race," He went on to wish the remaining candidates the best of luck in the upcoming election.

The remaining candidates are republican newcomer Tim Quinn and the former chairman of the Wasatch County Democratic Party Rudy Kohler.


The Summit County Democratic Party met Saturday and delegates decided they will not have a primary for the one inner-party contest they were considering.  They chose Doug Clyde to run for County Council Seat B, giving him 66 percent of the vote over the other contender, Sean Wharton.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more:

The Snyderville Planning Commission Tuesday night didn't come to a decision about a request for vested rights on three lots in lower Silver Creek.   Commission Chair Bea Peck said it was difficult deciding what was basically a quasi-legal question, since the background facts go back over fifty years.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more:

Courtesy Wasatch County Republican Party

Thursday night was a big night for Wasatch County Republicans.   All three contested county council races will go to a primary election in June.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Park City Fire District

The Coalition Lodge caught fire Thursday evening, and the investigation revealed faulty construction.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock says the wrong information was on the resort's website.  The price of a day pass next season will not be as high as previously posted.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

The Summit County Health Department is putting some bite in its bark when it comes to dogs at restaurant patios.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here is a link to the Summit County Health Department webpage that lists the "pooch-friendly" restaurants.

Courtesy Figure Skating Club of Park City

The Youth Sports Alliance is in the final stretch of fundraising.  Olympian Ted Ligety is helping them  make a last push to meet their goal of raising $2 Million for an endowment to help young athletes.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

Click here for more information on the YSA, including how to donate:

Courtesy Kimball Art Center and Mark Maziarz

Park City agreed to pay the Kimball Art Center $75,000 to move the 2016 arts festival to a later weekend in August.   It's the first time the festival will not be on the first weekend of the month.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here is a link to the Kimball Arts Festival webpage:

Monika Guendner / KPCW

Stephanie Velazquez, Alumna en la escuela Treasure Mountain Junior High School de Park City. Autora del poema "El Sueño Americano, The American Dream." Hablamos de el poema, su inspiracion, y sus experiencias viviendo en este pais que le inspiraron.