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The Snyderville Planning Commission has a vacancy, but Park City Municipal will gain a new transportation planner from it. Julia Collins finished her last Snyderville meeting Tuesday and is now moving on to the Marsac Building. Rick Brough has more.

Utah to Tax Amazon Purchases in 2017

Dec 13, 2016

Those tax-free online sales that Utahns have enjoyed are coming to an end in 2017. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Updated 12/14/16.

Treasure Hill Hopes to Appease Planning Commission

Dec 13, 2016

Treasure Hill is scheduled for Wednesday's Park City planning commission meeting, and the applicants hope to prove they've mitigated the impacts as directed — so far. Up next: traffic. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

The Park City Planning Commission is scheduled to once again take up the Treasure Hill conditional-use application at Wednesday's meeting. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

A new Utah population report is out, and once again Wasatch County is the fastest growing county in the state. KPCW’s Renai Bodley crunches the numbers: 

Click here to see the full population report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

First Hearing Held for Sundance 'Threesome' Case

Dec 13, 2016

A preliminary hearing was held Monday for a New York couple facing charges that they forced a Utah woman into a "threesome" during the Sundance Film Festival last January.

Testimony was not concluded, so the hearing was continued until next month. But the alleged victim testified about her encounter with 27-year-old Anne Hardcastle and 45-year-old Michael Taylor, then was targeted in cross-examination. Rick Brough has more.

Park City School District Presents Expansion Options

Dec 13, 2016

Park City School District's high school expansion committee presented four design options in Tuesday night's public input session. Between forty and fifty people attended and were given a chance to give the committee feedback. KPCW's Carolyn Murray attended the meeting and has this:

No one knows what changes are in store for the immigrant population in Utah or the United States, but Utah Valley University is committed to their Latino Outreach Program at their Wasatch Campus, which helps community members access higher education. Carolyn Murray has more.

A request by Karl Malone car dealership to turn a residential property into a parking lot was continued by the Heber City Planning Commission last week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story:

The Park City Council will be asked this week to approve a vendor contract that will get the new parking management program rolling, with an estimated implementation date of June 1st. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.