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In a recent letter to President Barack Obama, 28 of 29 Utah county sheriffs expressed their sorrow for the recent mass shootings but said they will not enforce what they refer to as “unconstitutional” guns law reform that President Obama has called for. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

A Park City woman has died of injuries she suffered in an ice climbing accident last week. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Mountain Resort marketing director Krista Parry has been tapped to serve as senior vice president and chief innovation officer of a newly created company, Powdr Enterprises. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

At Wednesday’s Summit County Council meeting, council’s housekeeping included streamlining the RAP tax application process and exploring how to establish the cemetery district. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Action sports veteran and the founder of the Dew Tour, Wade Martin, has been tapped as the new president of Powdr Enterprises, a new subsidiary of Powdr Corp, the parent company of Park City Mountain Resort. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

An avalanche in the Uintahs, in the Mill Hollow area, has claimed the lives of two young brothers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The CEO of Black Diamond Equipment, Peter Metcalf, was recently chosen as one of a handful of Summit County residents honored as being one of the Catalyst 100 for his contribution to creative growth and positive change in Utah – and his specific efforts to protect the state’s outdoor environment. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City resident Ted McAleer will be honored by Utah governor Gary Herbert Thursday as one of ten recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

A 25-year-old mother who took controlled substances during her pregnancy, leaving her newborn son with addiction problems, has been sentenced in Third District Court to three years probation, including about 10 months in the Summit County Jail. Judge Todd Shaughnessy handed down the sentence Monday to Constance Villa. Rick Brough has more.

Dave Booth, who worked in the upper echelons of the Summit County Sheriff’s Department for a decade, is now the Police Chief for Heber City. Rick Brough has more.

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