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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.

It's All About the Bats - Or Is It?

Sep 21, 2016

Utah public health officials have warned the public to avoid exposure to rabies by steering clear of these night-flying mammals, saying that 10 percent of the 70 bats they’ve tested – tested positive for the virus.

New Housing Comes To Kimball Junction

Sep 20, 2016
Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

At least 28 people lives will change for the better on Sept. 21. Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) will be cutting the ribbon on their new affordable apartment project at the Village at Kimball Junction.

Two Boys Bring a Community Together - After They're Gone

Sep 20, 2016
Valley Behavioral Health

The cause of death of two 13 year old students from Treasure Mountain Junior High last week is yet to be determined. Not willing to stand by and do nothing, several local organizations sponsored a community forum last night to talk about what can be done to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.

On today's Local News Hour host Renai Bodley talks to the woman who will be the public face of Park City’s city hall.  Linda Jager is eight weeks into her new job.  She talks about her mission as the head of the city’s Community Engagement Team and her goals to get citizens better informed and more engaged.  Then Park City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting.

There is a community forum Monday night at 6pm at the Park City Library to help parents who are struggling with how to talk to their kids about drug use and suicide prevention.   KPCW will air the forum live.

from Meghan Johansson (KSM, Inc.)

The Grammy-award wining artist Sting has picked Utah audiences to be the first to see his play "The Last Ship" since it left Broadway.  KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to Sting about why he chose Pioneer Theatre:

Here is the full interview with Sting about "The Last Ship":

Here is the full interview with Sting about his new album "57th & 9th":

 The Park City Police Department and Park City School District have spent this past week tending to families and students around the clock while they continue to investigate the deaths of two 13 year old boys.  KPCW's Carolyn Murray has more.

A highly toxic synthetic opioid has hit Park City streets.  The Park City Police Department is worried that kids in town  are using the drug and probably don't understand the danger.  KPCW's Carolyn Murray has more.

A beloved backcounty bowl area in Summit County may be in danger of being removed from a proposed federally-designated conservation area.   Park City councilman Andy Beerman and Summit County councilman Chris Robinson are concerned.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

Below is the statement from Vail Resorts: