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The Park City Council will decide Thursday if they issue a ban on fireworks and open fires, after they see how the weather and moisture levels look at this point. The council reviewed the item at their meeting last week. As Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt put it, there was "a little bit of a disagreement" among emergency responders about the fire hazard this year. Rick Brough has more.

Rory Murphy is one of six candidates vying for one of three seats on the Park City Council. He says with his background in development, he can help the city move forward. Lynn Peek has more.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong redrafted a key provision in the revised Snyderville General Plan, Phase 2, working with the county attorney's office. That was a key step, before the county council voted to approve the second phase. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City planner Kirsten Whetstone and Christy Alexander about the agenda for the Park City Planning Commission including a lot of proposed changes to the Land Management Code and what's next for the Alice Claim development. The Summit County Council is not meeting this week, but Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Monday's night COG meeting and his thoughts about last week's growth forum. Phyllis Robinson and Ann Ober with Park City talk about this week's Community Conversation meetings.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planners Ray Milliner and Sean Lewis about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Park City Council candidate Rory Murphy talks about his platform. Rena Jordan and Brian Hanton with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on the proposed ice area and no bikes at the Run A Muk dog park.  Artist, Author and Financial Planner Carl Richards talks about Thursday's Kimball Art Center presentation.

One of the six candidates running for Park City Council is Old Town resident Hope Melville. Lynn Peek has more.

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The Park City Council Thursday voted 4 to 1 to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The dissenting vote was from Dick Peek. Rick Brough has more.

Summit Community Power Works - the nonprofit organization vying for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize is holding its first fundraiser Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The vast majority of speakers at a public hearing at Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting favored the Mountain Accord proposal to place nearly 1,000 acres within Summit County under a federal preservation designation. County council members said the proposal was a "no-brainer" opportunity to save open space. Rick Brough has more.

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The Summit County Council Wednesday approved Phase 2 of the Snyderville General Plan by a 4 to 1 vote. That came after months of discussion and public hearings before the Council as well as the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission. Rick Brough has more.

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