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Although Summit County sheriff Dave Edmunds was one of three finalists for the State of Utah Department of Corrections director, Governor Gary Herbert has chosen someone else. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

In a landmark case, The United States Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments about whether California's Prop 8 should be overturned.  For one Park City resident - it was an opportunity not to be missed.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Former Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bruce Taylor says that he wasn't surprised when he wasn't appointed to another term last week -- he was shocked.  Rick Brough has more.

Concluding a week-long investigation, a Summit County Sheriff's detective has tracked  down and arrested a homeless man for the Feb. 19th high-speed chase, where the 37-year-old suspect allegedly fled from officers through Summit County and Park City in a stolen vehicle--at speeds sometimes topping 100 miles an hour. Rick Brough has more.

There’s a lot of people in the Park City area who love dogs – and also, many who love wine. Now, the two have been combined for a fundraiser called “Yappy Hour.” Rick Brough has more.

Dr. Spencer Wood from Utah State University will speak at the Swaner EcoCenter Wednesday evening about the Natural Capital Project – how non-scientists can use scientific data to make relevant decisions about the natural environment around them. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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.

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