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State regulators have issued Starbucks a liquor license that will allow the company to start serving beer and wine at some of its Utah stores, including Park City’s Park Avenue store.

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued the license for five stores in Salt Lake City, Holladay, Farmington, Lehi and Park City.

Starbucks will be able to start its wine and beer service after the five stores are remodeled to accommodate larger kitchen and food preparation areas and a state-mandated liquor dispensing area.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison and Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias;
members of the Project for Deeper Understanding Charles Robinson, Mike Andrews and Daniel Patterson and Jen Billow and Sean Beard about Running with Ed.

No Name Saloon & Grill

The victim of an early morning shooting near Park Avenue has been identified as Jose Fernandez, a longtime employee of the No Name Saloon.   KPCW's Rick Brough talked to the bar's owner, Jesse Shetler. 

Allegations that the Park City School District and school board members engaged in illegal behavior during last year's contentious school bond race have been laid to rest. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County Sheriff

Park City Police are investigating a shooting that has one man in critical condition and another in jail facing attempted murder charges. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Brooke Hontz and Ben Castro from the Summit County Recreation Arts and Parks  committees. Grant applications open March 1st. Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root has the monthly building report; Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson highlights some of the project his staff is working on and Park City Police Officer Terry Knechtel tells you how you can register for this year's Park city Citizens' Police Academy.

summitcounty.org

  The Summit County Council isn't meeting this week.  But after the break, they will continue looking at short-range and long-range transit improvements.  The council, which wrapped up a series of staff reports last week, is planning to set up a subcommittee to grapple with the issues.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more:

@SummitCountyUT

The East Side Planning Commission voted 4 to 3 to recommend amendments to the Planning Code.  The changes now go to the county council, and the debate between citizens will likely continue there.   The differing positions were heard at last Thursday's East Side Commission meeting, which drew about 80 people.  KPCW's Rick Brough has the story.  

Here is a link to the proposed changes to the Eastern Summit County Development Code & Zoning Map.

KPCW

2016 is a big year for Basin Recreation.  A major trail project will be complete, and work begins on a master recreation plan that could include a new aquatics center.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:  

Here's a link to the Mountain Recreation Facilities Master Plan website.  

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com Bryan Schott; Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board meeting; Tom Kelly with USSA has the weekly update and Bob Radke and Matt Strader of Basin Rec have a recap of the projects they're working on.

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