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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.


After 14 years on Main Street, the McCarthey Gallery is closing its doors.  The gallery has been one of the foremost dealers in the United States dealing with Russian Impressionistic art.  Gallery owner Jim Dabakis says he's sad to leave Main Street, but it's time to move on.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:



At a recent Heber City Planning Commission meeting, downtown residents spoke out against a rezoning request by the Karl Malone auto dealership, saying the business has already gone too far in changing the neighborhood.  But the dealership says they're willing to make adjustments to fit in.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's Local News Hour, News Director Leslie Thatcher invites the following guests:

Larry Warren / KPCW

The Project for Deeper Understanding hosted its April Forum, inviting the public to take a look at the bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah Dist. 1) and U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz  (R-Utah Dist. 3). the Utah Public Lands Initiative website, featuring the draft bill. KPCW broadcast the entire forum live Tuesday night.

Participating in the forum was:

Chris Robinson - Forum Moderator - Summit County Council member


After conducting surveys and doing studies, Park City is ready to review their findings and their consultant's recommendations with the public.  The city and the Historic Park City Alliance are holding a public open house Wednesday, April 6.  KPCW's Renai Bodley spoke to the consultant on the project for a preview:


Some roads on the Wasatch Back are getting a facelift this spring and summer, thanks to the Utah Department of Transportation.  And that means you may see some orange cones and traffic delays as you drive around Summit and Wasatch Counties.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has our road construction forecast:


Summit County Sheriff's Office

 The Kamas man charged with automobile homicide for a head-on collision last week that killed a Park City woman made his first appearance in court Monday morning.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more:


The recent warm weather may have you thinking about getting your garden ready for summer.  But in this high desert climate, growing your own produce can be tricky.   Summit Community Gardens can help.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:

For more about Summit Community Gardens, click here.

The man who died at Park City Mountain Resort Saturday has been identified as 48-year-old Hansi Brenninger.   The Aspen Times says Brenninger was a full-time ski instructor at Aspen Mountain.  According to a news release from Park City police, he was on an advanced slope skiing with family when he hit a tree shortly before ten in the morning.   He passed away from his injuries before he was taken to the hospital.  Brenninger is also listed as a real estate agent for Joshua & Co. in Aspen.


Last night Heber City residents got their chance to voice their opinion about a zoning change in their community.  Many said city leaders are moving too fast.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here's a link to the city's webpage on Form Based Code.