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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.

Park City Medical Center

In four years, three Wasatch Back babies will be celebrating their official "first" birthdays. Leslie Thatcher introduces us to the area's three newest residents born on February 29th.

Centers for Disease Control

Utah public health officials have received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Utah resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. Meanwhile it's a topic to be discussed by the Summit County Council on Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

More info on the Zika Virus here.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the Director of the Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox; Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Park City Recreation Manager Ken Fisher and Project Manager Mark Vlasic with Landmark Design; and Tracy Mullen, Director of Sales and Marketing for the DeJoria Center at High Star Ranch.

A Park City lawmaker's proposal to raise the tobacco age to 21 died in committee Monday, despite a Wasatch High School student's plea to lawmakers.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

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It appears Wasatch County taxpayers may have benefited from good timing in the financial markets.  The bond to build two new schools and a community pool was just sold at a lower interest rate than anticipated.    That means a projected annual cost of $198.45 on an average primary residence valued at $296,000 is now projected to be 10% less, or $178.61.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Managing Editor of UtahPolicy.com Bryan Schott; Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley and Tom Kelly with USSA has the teams' weekly update.

No Name Saloon

A popular Park City bartender has died after being shot in a fight last week. 37 year old Jose Fernandez was pronounced dead in a Salt Lake area hospital Friday evening, due to a gunshot wound to the head. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member and Former Chairman of the Summit County Republican Party Tal Adair; Park City Council Member Andy Beerman; and Randy Fevero and Debra Cook talk about the upcoming Messiah Sing Along.

Ola-Ola

The film Brooklyn - awarded Best British Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture - premiered right here in Park City at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Barbara Bretz has this week's Friday Film Review.

Jesse Shetler

** UPDATE ** - Jose Fernandez was taken off life support on Friday evening with his family by his side. Police say the suspect in the case, 27-year-old James Enoch Henfling, of Midvale will now be charged with homocide. Henfling makes his first court appearance Monday morning.

Friends are hoping to ease the tragedy just a bit and have set up a go fund me account. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Jose Fernandez  Go Fund Me account here.

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