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, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation talks about the process of allowing a dogs on - dogs off schedule on local trails. Summit County fire warden Bryce Boyer discusses the upcoming fire season he's preparing for. Vern Latham is a partner in VCBO Architects and talks about the Master Planning Commission's preferred alternative - Scheme 3.

The first same sex couple married in Summit County during a 17 day strike-down of the gay marriage ban in the final days of 2013 and early 2014 celebrate as their daughter now has both parents placed legally on her birth certificate.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The most recent economic impact study results came out Thursday and shows that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival pumped more than $83 into the Utah economy. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure and gets his take on Tesoro's announcement that the pipeline is on permanent hold and the toughening up of the county's anti-idling ordinance. Sundance Managing Director Sarah Pearce and Park City Chamber Bureua director Bill Malone discuss the release of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival  Economic Impact findings which pumped more than $83 million into the Utah economy. Actors in this weekend's Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland talk about their roles and Mrs.

When the Park City school board voted to renovate the high school library into the new space for PCCAPS - at a cost of some $200,000 - they apparently didn't check in with those who actually used the library. Now students have started a petition asking district administration to Save Their Library. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

On today's Local News Hour, Snyderville Basin planning commissioner Chuck Klingenstein discusses the commission's reaction to the newest information regarding Whole Foods move to the Canyon Corner parcel along Landmark Drive. Park City manager Diane Foster and budget manager Nate Rockwood review the proposed capital improvements plan for the coming fiscal year. Katie Mullaly with the Sumjit County Health Dpartmet talks about the WIC program and bike safety and Youth Sports Alliance director Aimee Preston has an update on its successful fundraiser efforts.

Park City Municipal Corp.

Repairs are underway to seal the old Daly West mine that opened up last Friday morning, destroying an old mining relic in the process. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

Rocky Maloney

A photo of Robby Borders - a Park City High School student standing out on Highway 224 with a sign - is going viral and sending a reminder to those who get to witness it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Jordanelle Special Service District is facing a couple of lawsuits in federal court and criticism from the state auditor's office. But it won a round in court last week, as a decision from the Utah Court of Appeals struck down a different lawsuit from former landowners near the Jordanelle. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Municipal Corp.

An old mine shaft collapsed Friday morning near the Montage Hotel. Park City officials have posted warnings and fenced off the area around the site. An old mine tower has fallen in against the hole, over a shaft estimated at 2100 feet deep. Rick Brough has the story.

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