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There have already been two fires in Wasatch County and the State Forester isn’t taking any chances. Effective at midnight on July 5th, all open fires and fireworks will be banned in Summit and Wasatch counties. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story. 

1000 Riders Try the New Electric Bus Service

Jul 3, 2017

It’s been more than a week since the new electric bus has come on the Park City transit scene.  It’s running every ten minutes between Kimball Junction and Old Town.  Carolyn Murray has this update.

Summit County Search and Rescue Is Diverse and Skilled

Jul 3, 2017
Summit County Search and Rescue

The Summit County Sherriff’s Office Search and Rescue team is a diverse group of men and women with a range of skills and experience.  KPCW’s Carolyn Murray talked with the Director and has this story.

Ten USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes were honored at the annual awards banquet on Saturday at the Lake Placid Olympic Conference Center. One of them included Park City’s Steven Holcomb, who was inducted under special circumstances.

At the launch of the new Electric Express last month, Park City and Summit County officials urged those in attendance to "ride the bus." So KPCW's Leslie Thatcher decided to ask them - if they ride the bus. Here's her report. 

Leslie Thatcher

 It's that time of year again, when the yellow rose bushes seen all over Park City are bursting with color. Leslie Thatcher has more on what has also become known as the Muckers Rose.

Hill Air Force Base

July Fourth goes "Next Gen" this year. For the first time, pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing will perform Independence Day flyovers in the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.

he Air Force Reserve unit at Hill Air Force Base had previously flown over Independence Day celebrations in the iconic F-16 Fighting Falcon for the last 30 years. The Hill’s F-16s are being phased out and transferred to other base and the F-35 will now be the “face” of northern Utah July Fourth celebrations.


Now that Park City owns Bonanza Flat - it's also responsible for it - and the Park City Council on Thursday got its first look at what that means. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Utah Department of Transportation  will hold off on an election of whether to build a noise wall after recieving lots of public feedback. Offiicals say they want to ensure that everyone can be heard. 

The Summit County Council hasn't decided what to propose for a possible rate increase in your property taxes. But Council member Doug Clyde says they do know it's a problem that's been building for years. He says the county's reserves are at zero and that's not acceptable. Rick Brough has more.