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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.

Marianne Cone

Does Park City have a parking problem with RVs, boats and trailers?  Several residents have been fined for keeping their recreation vehicles on their property in the same place they have for years.  So why are they getting fined now?  KPCW’s Renai Bodley explains.

The Park City School District's long-time associate superintendent of student services, Tom Van Gorder, is leaving his job and it's costing the district more than $200,000 in severance pay.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:


Thursday night City Council voted to ban fireworks and open burning within Park City limits, effective immediately until October first.  But the city now has the option to rescind that ban, or enact a new one, more quickly.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more on that: 

Park City Officer Rodney Schreurs Remembered

Jul 21, 2016
Park City Police

Park City Police held a special Independence Day gathering to commemorate the life of a city officer who lost his life 32 years ago on the 4th of July when he was struck by a care while directing traffic. Rick Brough has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Two-time Olympic Champion and Park City native, Ted Ligety has been named as Deer Valley's global Athlete Ambassador. Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report.

Fabrizio Ferri

Thursday night Chris Botti is playing at Deer Valley.  He promises an evening filled with the sounds of some of the best musicians you’ve ever heard.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Deer Valley Resort is facing a $60 million injury lawsuit.  Attorneys for the plaintiff say their client, a Salt Lake finance executive, suffered a life-changing traumatic brain injury because the alteration of a ski run was not adequately posted.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more: 


An old mining home on an open parcel of land off Deer Valley drive is under scrutiny at city hall.  Neighbors are concerned about what the new owner wants to do with the property.  And the city is trying to balance property rights with historic preservation.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Vail's decision to withdraw their application to trademark the name "Park City" was welcome news to businesses with the city's name in their title.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has reaction: 

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and former mayor Dana Williams react to the news that Vail has withdrawn its application to trademark the name "Park City".     A full statement from Mayor Thomas is below.

Here is a press release from Park City Municipal:

For Immediate Release

Park City Trademark Dispute Resolved

Mayor Jack Thomas expresses his appreciation for Vail Resort's decision to withdraw its trademark application; commends the community for its commitment to Park City