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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.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Morgan Lyon Cotti - state program manager of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and board member of Real Women Run to talk about statewide efforts to recruit and train women to get more women involved in politics. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong talks about the county's petition to intervene in Rocky Mountain Power's proposal for a new rate structure for rooftop solar customers.


PC Council met Thursday to review the draft Mountain Recreation Facilities Master Plan that sets forth millions of dollars in recreation projects for three jurisdictions -  Park City, the Park City school district and Basin Recreation. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Lauren Beheshti about the Good Neighbors program. Park City Council Member Tim Henny has a recap of Thursday's city council meeting. Rob Timemrman has details about the Communities That Care program that Park city is joining and Doug Nagie and Abby Stove talk about starting up a University of Utah Chapter of SDS – Students for a Democratic Society.

The School Board met on Tuesday with a full agenda including a lengthy presentation examining the English Language Arts curriculum in detail.  They had also received an update on the ongoing transportation challenges related to changing school start times. Carolyn Murray has more.

With the dry fall weather and lingering warm days and nights, there are a number of ski resorts postponing openings.  Ski Utah’s President, Nathan Rafferty is hoping the predicted drop in temperatures will set snow making in motion for Utah’s ski resorts this week.  Carolyn Murray has more

PC Rotary Club Kicks Off the Giving Tree Auction

Nov 17, 2016
Cathy King - photo by Ben Pieper

Park City’s Giving Tree Festival is kicking off its second annual event Friday with a different format, and its all about raising money for local nonprofits. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City Mountain has moved its opening day from this Friday, November 18, to November 26, 2016.  The full statement from the resort is below:


Park City Mountain Announces Update to the Start of the 2016-17 Season

PARK CITY, Utah. — Nov. 14, 2016 — Park City Mountain announced today that its opening day, originally planned for Friday, Nov. 18, will be rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 26.

City Council Talks Awards, Reports, and Olympians

Nov 14, 2016

The Park City council met on Thursday with a laundry list of items that included awards, reports and grants. KPCW’s Melissa brings us the story.

One of Park City's Own Brings His Company Home

Nov 14, 2016

The Park City Council awarded a business grant to one of Park City’s sons that will span three years. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the details.

How was voter turnout in Utah this election year?  Utah's director of elections says it may top out at 80%.  In Summit County it was 85%, while Wasatch County saw 75% turnout.   But how elections officials base those percentages tells a different story.  Compared to the rest of the nation, Utah is the third-lowest state in terms of voter turnout with only 49% of the eligible voting population casting a ballot.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

Click here for the U.S. Election Project website.