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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.

Dana Williams

Dana Williams, former mayor of Park City, is planning a public gathering at city hall Wednesday afternoon.   He says it's a way to "welcome" Vail Resort CEO Rob Katz.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Amir Caus about an application for a change of use of an accessory building in Silver Creek; Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez  talks about the overwhelming support county residents have shown his department; Julie Glusker is the new Head of Athlete Career and Education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and Becca Lael and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library talk about some upcoming programs.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mayor Jack Thomas about this week's drama between Park City and Vail Resorts; Roy Park has a new job as director of the Summit County Recovery Foundation; PC Tots Board President Carol Loomis talks about the progress made over the last year after receiving the first Women's Giving Fund grant in 2015.

In front of a number of witnesses, Dolly's Bookstore's George the cat was hit and killed by a driver on Swede Alley yesterday.  The cat was 6 years old. 

According to store management, George was killed instantly and didn’t suffer. The cats at Dolly’s bookstore are as popular as the bestsellers inside. Stray cats have found a new home in the bookstore for decades now.

Future Park City

One of the founders of the citizen group Future Park City is reacting to the recent exchange of public statements between Park City Mountain Resort and Park City, and encouraging local businesses to take more time to examine the issue.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Susanne Mitchell

The Women's Giving Fund announced its second annual grant recipient Tuesday night at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley.  The Summit County Children's Justice Center won the $30,000 award.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Vail released a follow-up statement Wednesday morning, after Park City Mayor Jack Thomas replied to a letter Bill Rock, Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent the day before.  In that letter, Rock said Vail is not "willing to withdraw or amend" the application to trademark the name "Park City."  In Thomas' response, he said he was "disappointed" with the letter.  Wednesday morning, Vail's Vice President for  Mountain Community Affairs, Kristin Kenney Williams,  released the following statement: 

On Tuesday,  Bill Rock, the COO of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and city council stating that Vail would not "withdraw or amend" its application to trademark the name Park City.   Tuesday night, the mayor responded with a statement to the Park City community.  Thomas says he is "disappointed" with Rock's letter.  He also says Vail "balked" at the city's attempts to come up with an agreement that protected local businesses that have the words "Park City" in its name from any legal actions from Vail.

KPCW

Vail Resorts has responded to community pressure on its application to trademark the name "Park City."   Bill Rock, the Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and the city council on Tuesday, which said in part that Vail is "...not willing to withdraw or amend our application, and to our knowledge the City has never asked any other business in our community to voluntarily give up or change its trademark applications."   The letter also states that, "...we think it's important for the City to respect the branding rights of all local

Future Park City

The group Future Park City has updated its position on Vail’s trademark application from one of support if Vail makes good on its promises, to now opposing the trademark application and urging the City to do so as well.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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