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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.

Kimball Art Center

Park City police are looking to recover stolen items during the Arts Festival this weekend.

The crimes occurred early Sunday morning in the 700 to 800 block of Lower Main Street sometime between 1 and 6 am. Several artist booths were burglarized and vandalized– estimated damages are about 20-thousand dollars. Two of the stolen items are hand carved wood chairs – a unique hand-made jacket was also taken.

Park City residents will vote this November on a  $25 million bond to save a valued piece of open space just over the city line in Wasatch County.   City council passed the Bonanza Flats ballot measure unanimously Thursday night.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more: 

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If something doesn't happen soon, Recycle Utah's future could be that of an education and advocacy organization - without a recycling center.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher explains:

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A man has died in a rollover crash on U.S. 40 Friday afternoon.  According to Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jared Cornia, around 2pm a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer went off the road to the left at mile marker 3 near Home Depot.   The driver appeared to have overcorrected, crossed both lanes of traffic and went off the road to the right.  The car rolled several times.  The driver was the only person in the car.  He was wearing a seat belt, but sustained fatal injuries.  His identity has not yet been released.

Glenn Wright

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was in town Thursday to raise money for his wife, Hilary Clinton, the democratic nominee for the president.   Meanwhile her challenger, republican Donald Trump, acknowledges he has a "problem" in Utah.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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Park City leaders will soon decide whether Uber, the on-demand ride service, may provide service to a designated area at the Kimball Arts Festival.     KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more. 


A U.S. Senator on a mission to address climate change in Congress made a stop in Park City today.  He spoke with some city leaders about how this ski town is achieving it’s environmental goals.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Leslie Thatcher

In their first discussion about a proposed $25 million bond to buy the Bonanza Flat open space, the comments from Park City Council generally supported putting the question to the voters on November 8th. They also heard there's at least one other player interested in the land - an international developer of private resorts. Rick Brough has more.

Vail Resorts is expanding its portfolio.  On Monday morning, CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz, announced the company is acquiring Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, the biggest ski resort in North America.  Renai Bodley has more: 

As you exit Interstate 80 and drive just less than a mile toward Park City, you'll find Bill White Farms -- a two acre farm that's beginning to thrive. In this second of two reports, Leslie Thatcher explains the food being grown there isn't about supplying Bill White's eight local eateries, it's about feeding the community.