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Park City May Pay $64 Million For Treasure Hill Land

Jan 25, 2018

Park City may be adding more open space if residents approve yet another bond for about $50 million to buy the Treasure Hill development property. That means no blasting, no excavation and no construction trucks, just vacant land the city would then protect.  Melissa Allison updates the story:


Park City Mayor Andy Beerman would agree that life can certainly turn on a dime. Wednesday morning the city got a call from the Treasure Hill land owners saying they had an offer the city wouldn’t want to miss: a chance to buy the entire property. If the city can negotiate a deal, that would mean no roads, no houses and no boutique hotel... just open space. Melissa Allison breaks this big story:

Park City Mayor Addresses Snafu At Council Meeting

Jan 25, 2018

Before Park City Council nominated Lynn Ware Peek to fill Mayor Andy Beerman’s vacated council seat, the mayor told the audience they needed to talk about the city’s mistake regarding their closed door sessions. Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City Real Estate Sales Are Steady

Jan 24, 2018

The real estate market in Park City is steady, with prices increasing somewhat across the board.  A significant majority of the sales were outside of the city proper.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Skier Survives Avalanche in Park City Backcountry

Jan 24, 2018
Utah Avalanche Center

A skier was swept more than 300 feet downslope in an avalanche along Park City's ridgeline Wednesday afternoon and escaped unharmed.  Carolyn Murray has the dramatic details:

Heber City Airport

During Kelleen Potter’s successful campaign for Heber City mayor last November, she pledged to reform how city government deals with growth and how the Heber City Council communicates with constituents.  Potter, who is also now Chairman of Heber Light & Power, conducts her first meeting with the company’s board today at 4pm.  Carolyn Murray has this

Park City Council Names Lynn Ware Peek As Newest Member

Jan 24, 2018

When Andy Beerman took the oath as Park City’s new mayor, his seat on City Council was suddenly vacant, making this only the fourth time in 30 years that the council has had to appoint someone midterm. Melissa Allison tells us who they chose out of the 15 applicants:

Legalizing medical marijuana is likely to be on November’s ballot.   Some unlikely Utah leaders have endorsed allowing medical access to cannabis.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City city council tonight is scheduled to name their choice to fill the unexpired term of Andy Beerman’s council seat after he was elected mayor – even though the process may have been tainted. 

The Park City council presumably met in closed session on Tuesday January 16th after they had interviewed all 15 of the applicants over two days. That closed session was noted on the agenda. The first 7 applicants were interviewed on Thursday, January 11th and then the following 8 on Tuesday on the 16th.  


There was a misunderstanding at City Hall regarding the process of appointing a new city council member. City Council thought they could deliberate in closed session but state law says otherwise. Melissa Allison has more: