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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.

Diane Naylor

 It was a day of wildlife sightings in Summit County Tuesday, September 29th.  A resident spotted a bear near Saddleback Road in Jeremy Ranch around 9am.  That afternoon   workers with the Division of Wildlife Resources moved a moose and her calf out of the Blackhawk Station subdivision.   These incidents have DWS officials reminding Wasatch Back residents that wildlife is a part of life.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story. 

graphic by Monika Guendner

In the latest development from the Park City Film Studios legal fight, the developer of the studio, Greg Ericksen, has filed a counterclaim and third-party complaint against its lender, Gary Crandall.

The new documents allege that Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the movie studio property for a fraction of its value. Ericksen is asking for over $10 million in damages. Rick Brough has more.


The search is on for a bear in Jeremy Ranch.  The animal was spotted this morning.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare & You 2010, official government handbook

Open enrollment for Medicare starts October 15th this year and ends December 7th.  If you need help navigating the Medicare maze, there are resources available.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

Here's a link to "Medicare and You 2016", the official guide to Medicare from the U.S. government.

Of the $56 million dollar bond that’ll be on the November ballot, the school district is reserving $12 million dollars for athletic facilities.  The Park City school district athletic director says the details are still in the design stage, but  the bottom line is to serve the kids in the district.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 


The television series that has been shot in and around Park City made its premiere Sunday night. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root who reports,the valuation of building this year has topped the $100-million mark in Park City and plans to introduce a ban on wood burning appliances within the city limits. Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias and Planning Director Bruce Erickson talk about how things will change with the appointment of  new Community Development Director, Anne Laurent.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

  Commuters in Wanship and Coalville headed to Park City will have a different drive on Interstate 80 starting September 29th.   A brand new westbound lane will open between the Wanship exit and U-S 40.    It’s the penultimate step towards finishing the two-year project.    KPCW’s Renai Bodley explains.

Park City School Board members have been touring the district, making as much information available to the public as possible about why new schools and facilities are needed and how they will be paid for.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

With increasing traffic congestion in Park City and the Snyderville Basin – perhaps no one feels it more than professional drivers.  One local truck driver – who navigates through this area in a 40 ton truck of up to 55 feet in length pleads with drivers to wake up and notice how they interact with those around them. Lynn Ware Peek has more.