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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.

Auschwitz Survivor Speaks to Audiences in Summit County

Sep 12, 2017

Holocaust Survivor, Stephen Nasser, has devoted his life to telling the story of losing his entire family to the Nazi death camps in Europe. He brings his story to several venues in Park City and Summit County starting Tuesday.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Jane Perkins, co-founder of Park City's own High West Distillery, has combined her knowledge of whiskey and her love of the history of the old west as the basis of her first book, Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America. Here's Barb Bretz with this month's book review.

Hurricane Irma Causes Small Inconvenience to Park City

Sep 11, 2017

The Compass Community Learning Program offered through the Park City School district is experiencing the effects of Hurricane Irma. The on line registration went down over night and it’s caused a hiccup for those wanting to sign up for classes this fall.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Wasatch County Fire District

The Wasatch County Fire District needs about a million dollars to properly protect the county and provide reliable emergency services.  With the population growth and increased call volume, Fire and EMS can’t keep up.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

Carolyn Murray

The China Bridge parking structure on Swede Alley in Old Town is having some work done to prepare for the new demand and fee  based parking system which is going into effect December 15th.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Twenty-year-old Enrique Sanchez -- who has spent most of his life in Park City, but is legally a Mexican citizen -- is watching carefully as the process unfolds in Washington to determine his fate. In the first segment of a two-part series, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reveals the story of just one of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants that face this situation.

A parcel that the city bought for affordable housing will serve temporarily as a parking lot for Main Street employees this winter. That's the Homestake lot, near The Yard. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Leadership

Participants in this year's Park City Tour say they've found a lot of elements in Boulder, Colorado to commend, emulate, or study as take-home ideas. They were a bit more skeptical of a second stop on the tour -- the town of Black Hawk, Colorado, an old mining locale that's turned to a casino economy. Rick Brough has more.

Miner Nation Report - September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Morgan Lukrich is here with the Miner Nation Report for the week of September 11, 2017.

Melissa Allison

The Park City Plastic Coalition created a survey in response to reports that not everyone in Park City is happy with the ban on plastic bags. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us what they found out and what they plan to do with the results.