Local News

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.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to the developer and broker for the Echo Spur development - a green and high end 7 lot development on Rossi Hill. The co-chairmen of the Park City School District Master Planning Committee Sean Morgan and Rory Murphy answer more questions following the third and final public input session before the committee makes its recommendation to the Park City School Board.

Local developer Gary Crandall is asking Third District Court to let him amend his lawsuit against the Park City Film Studios and has submitted a more detailed complaint against Greg Ericksen, the developer of the project. Crandall alleges that he advanced more than $12 million to the film studios based on agreements and Ericksen's promises that Crandall would be a partner in the development. Instead, the revised lawsuit says Ericksen is now fraudulently claiming that Crandall is only a lender. Rick Brough has more.

A purchase made last week by the Snyderville Basin Recreation District near the site of the Silver Creek Village Center will be an indoor recreation site sometime in the District's future. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County went looking for a transportation manager and found one right in its own back yard, Caroline Ferris is an 8-year resident of the Basin and so has seen the traffic issues she'll be dealing with. Rick Brough reports on her first visit to KPCW.

On today's Local News Hour, Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announces the latest conservation easement on 62 acres in Brown's Canyon. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche has the latest on 46th annual Arts Festival. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher introduces newly-hired Transportation Manager Caroline Ferris. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen stops by for her monthly update and Park City Institute director Teri Orr has details about Thursday's Easton Corbin concert at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater.

The owners of Cole Sport - Gary and Jana Cole - were honored with the 2015 Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Bruce Erickson, a familiar face in Park City planning circles for decades is now the city's interim planning director. He says part of his philosophy in the job will be to let the city process go forward and monitor it. Rick Brough has more.

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will break ground on a new green home this summer in Heber City. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell (R) about his efforts to amend Utah laws now that same-sex marriage is law of the land. Rena Jordan and Bob Radke with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on a possible new indoor field house, new trail builds underway and the plans for a 224 crossing. Jenny Mauer with the Park City Christian Center has details on the annual Back 2 Schools Basics event coming up next month. They're looking for money and volunteers.

Mike Grass - Mountain Accord

After 30 years in the making, the Mountain Accord was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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