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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.

Heber City leaders posted their new zoning plans on the city's website, ci.heber.ut.us , on Monday, March 21st.   A public open house is scheduled for March 23rd and a public comment session is scheduled March 31st.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Click here to see more of the form based code proposal:

The Utah party caucuses are Tuesday, March 22nd.  Republican candidates Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich, and Sen. Ted Cruz will visit Utah before the caucus.  So will Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.  Hillary Clinton has no plans to come to Utah, but her daughter Chelsea visited recently and another Clinton envoy, Olympic figure skater Michele Kwan, made appearances in Park City and Salt Lake.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more:  

Rocky Mountain Power is hoping that its planned upgrade of a major transmission line through Summit County goes into service by late-2017, to supply increased capacity in Summit and Wasatch counties. While power needs in the Park City area are a big reason fro the upgrade, the governmental review of the line has taken place mostly on the east side of Summit County. That includes a disagreement with a group of landowners, and an appeal over a section of the line, going to the Summit County Council. Rick Brough has more.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

One city leader has a vision for Park City based around bold changes to connectivity that he believes will take us to the “BIG NEXT”.  KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

27 Park City High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors known as Future Business Leaders of America will compete in 19 spots at their national competition in Atlanta in June after clinching top honors at the state finals.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 


The meteorological winter is over, and what started out as a promising season ended up being what one weather expert calls "disturbing".  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:

Here's a link to Brian McInerney's March 2016 Utah Water Supply Short Briefing

Here's a link to the National Weather Service's Climate Summary for Meteorological Winter 2015-2016


The power of bulk buying solar energy installation is returning to Summit County, and coming to Wasatch County for the first time.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here's a link to the Mountain Town Community Solar website.

Although the Blood and Oil TV series isn't around anymore, the Park City Film Studios are still being used for film projects - including one movie expected to launch soon. Rick Brough has more.

courtesy Park City Leadership

Tonight's forum on Women in Leadership features KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher as the moderator.

Panelists include: 


Now that the Republican presidential debate scheduled for March 21st in Salt Lake City has been canceled, the Utah Republican Party has announced it will extend the online registration deadline for the caucus on March 22nd.   The new deadline is midnight, Thursday, March 17th.  The party says the extension is "due to overwhelming public interest in the debate and the Presidential Caucus."   Below is the story  KPCW's Renai Bodley filed earlier: