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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.

Originally aired April 3, 2013.

After meeting for the last eight weeks, the 13-member commission of the Blue Ribbon Soils Commission forwarded 11 recommendations to the Park City council after its meeting Monday.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired April 3, 2013.

As the election season approaches, there’s one name that won’t be found on the Park City Mayoral ballot in November:  that of Dana Williams, Park City’s three term mayor.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Originally aired March 29, 2013.

An important safety element of any ski resort is the Ski Patrol, there to help guests.  What  some may not know that the patrol gets a lot of help too -  from man’s best friend.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Originally aired March 28, 2013.

A Chicago-based company that now owns the Victory Ranch development is launching a sales effort for the project.  According to lead developer John Gavin, the plan is to downsize and turn the project around could take up to a decade.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired March 26, 2013.

The University of Utah's Video Game Design program has received a No. 1 national ranking from the Princeton Review.   The Parkite and computer science professor leading the program is Bob Kessler.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Portions of Round Valley just got a step closer to being annexed from the county into Park City.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Following what many cities nationwide have instituted and reopening an earlier discussion, Park City Council discusses a ban on single use plastic bags.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Don Sargent Resigns

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired March 20. 2013.

Summit County's Community Development Director Don Sargent has resigned his position and will leave as of May 1st.  He told KPCW he's moving on for a variety of reasons, but said one major factor is that the sometimes-bruising politics of growth and development in the county have made him and his staff a constant target.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 2, 2013.

A forum held to examine the pros and cons of Ski Link filled up the pews Thursday nightat St. Luke's Episcopal Church.   It was the latest session hosted by the Project for a Deeper Understanding, along with St. Luke's and the Sunrise Rotary.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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