Local News

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.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Ray Milliner to talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting which includes a three-hour meeting with the EPA to discuss the Lower Silver Creek tailings. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting in which the board will prioritize its master plan projects. Robert Lazzaroni talk about his new appointment as Nordic Program director for USSA and Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti talks about his his upcoming show at Deer Valley.

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas at a recent meeting voiced clear opposition to the Park City School District's master plan,  departing from the rest of city council – especially when it came to making a connection to Lucky John Drive through the high school and bussing students out of the core.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A number of documents pertaining to the Park City School District's master planning and bond election survey have been posted.  You can find out more by clicking on these links:

Preliminary Data of Bond Survey

VCBO Draft Master Plan

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trail report. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board member Tania Knauer and Phil Kaplan discuss the master plan and proposed bond election. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson has an update from Thursday's meeting and Josh Hockman is awarded $200 for his winning summer cocktail, The Evangaline.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member David Ure - the only one to vote against a ban on wood burning fireplaces in the Snyderville Basin. Kathy Donnell a Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks has her monthly update. Park City Library Director Adriane Herrick Juarez talks about the overwhelming response to the remodeled library and Ken Kullack, Executive Director of Summit Community Gardens has an update on the rebuilding of the new gardens.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust about the new, affordable 28-unit Richer Place Apartments now under construction. Park City manager Diane Foster and Alfred Knotts City Transportation Manger discuss a proposed Interlocal Agreement to build new interior roads as part of the Park City School District's Kearns Campus. The Park City Film Series is showing unReal on Saturday night.

If you were without power Monday morning, you can blame a vandal or two. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Municipal Corp.

An historic agreement 30 years in the making was signed Monday providing the blueprint to deal with the doubling of the state's population in the next 35 years. Leslie Thatcher has more


With promises of a new name, new brand and new logo from the new owners of Park City Mountain Resort, the suspense was finally lifted. Leslie Thatcher reports.

The Summit County Council gave thumbs up to a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% in 15 years. Leslie Thatcher has more.