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The Snyderville Basin used to be a patchwork of farms, but since the boom in development began about 30 years ago, there aren’t many large agricultural spaces left in the greater Park City area.  The iconic Osguthorpe Farm on Old Ranch Road just leapt $500,000 closer to staying intact.  Carolyn Murray has this story: 

The Park City Council has so many applicants for its one vacancy that it will take an extra week to interview everyone.  Rick Brough reports:

Get Ready For Sundance And Get On A Bus

Jan 15, 2018

Sundance is considered one of the busiest times of the year in Park City.  The traffic slows and snarls and sometimes locks up entirely.  For this reason, Park City Municipal is begging people to leave their cars at home and use the free public transit system.  Carolyn Murray has this:

More than a thousand people helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Park City's first large-scale publicly financed auditorium for the performing arts on Saturday night. There were accolades for the civic leaders, fundraisers, visionaries and promoters who have brought hundreds of educating, illuminating and entertaining acts to the George S. and Delores Dore Eccles state at Park City High School. Leslie Thatcher has more:

The Summit County Council heard Wednesday that it will take a significant lobbying effort at the Utah legislature if it wants to keep tabs on short-term rental listings and online booking services.  Rick Brough has more:

Deer Valley Blog

Deer Valley Resorts new parent company has at long last revealed its new name: Alterra Mountain Company.  Leslie Thatcher has it covered:

The Sundance Film Festival is bigger than just Park City.  In addition to all of the permitting that must be approved by the municipality, the Summit County Health Department is also very invovled to protect the health of those attending the festival.  Leslie Thatcher explains:

Treasure Hill Development Shares New Size Options

Jan 12, 2018

Park City taxpayers, in November, will vote on a $24 million bond initiative which would be used to buy down the size of the Treasure Hill project.  On Wednesday, Park City 2, LLC presented an outline of their revised development plans and the Planning Commission is encouraged with what  they see.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah Court Of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Wasatch County

Jan 12, 2018
Wasatch County

Earlier this month, the Utah Court of Appeals set aside an order by the state’s Utility Facility Review Board in favor of Wasatch County’s statutory authority to protect ridgeline view corridors as outlined in the county code.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Principal Bob O’Connor, who took an abrupt leave of absence in November, released a statement through the district communications director saying  he won’t be returning to his position as the leader of Park City High School.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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