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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.

Park City Sailing is launching a Women &Wind Series

Park City Sailing Association has been sailing on the Jordanelle for just over 10 years. During that time the club has seen growth. Association representative Casey Marsh says they’re now focused on increasing participation among women.

Niki de Saint Phalle. Dawn (jaune), 1993 © 2018 NIKI CHARITABLE ART FOUNDATION, All rights reserved. Photo Pietromarchi

The Kimball Art Center is welcoming a new exhibit.

The Kimball Art Center will be welcoming an exhibit featuring the art of  Niki de Saint Phalle starting this Friday evening. Nancy Stoakes is the curator for the center.

“The Kimball is so excited to be presenting the fantastic work of Niki de Saint Phalle. (Her) work has recently been presented in retrospective exhibitions at these fantastic institutions in Europe.” Stoakes said, “To be able to bring it here to the Kimball and share it with our community is such an exciting opportunity.”

Southfield Station Heber Essential Worker Housing

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust celebrates 25 years of building affordable housing in Summit and Wasatch Counties. They have a few developments in Wasatch County, a project in the town of Francis in Summit County and agreements for a project in Silver Creek. Carolyn Murray has this:

Scott Loomis has been the Director of the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust since 2001.  They’ve built over 200 homes and about 250 apartments since he’s been there.  

Hideout and its 900 residents celebrated their 10th anniversary last Saturday. KPCW sat down with Hideout Mayor Phillip Rubin to talk about the town.

In 2008, state legislation sponsored by Summit County Representative Mel Brown opened a window for small communities to become municipalities, one town that took advantage of the opportunity was Hideout, Utah. Hideout’s Mayor Phillip Rubin says the timing was great for the town.

Group Motorcycle Ride To Support Children's Justice

Jul 16, 2018
Jerry Stephens Photography -sheriff's Ride For Justice FB

The Fourth Annual Sheriff’s Ride for Justice is scheduled for Saturday, July 21st.  It’s a coordinated motorcycle ride that begins in Riverdale, near Ogden and ends at Billy Blanco’s in Park City.  It’s a fundraiser to support victims of child abuse.  Carolyn Murray has details:

The motorcycle ride begins at the Golden Spike Harley Davidson in Riverdale.  The 200 or so riders will make a circuit that includes some beautiful Wasatch Back scenery along with an ice cream stop in Evanston, Wyoming.  Park City Police Chief, Wade Carpenter pre-rode the entire course last week.


Though the Park City Council just finalized their 2018/19 budget – Council is now considering padding the November Treasure Hill bond to protect yet another open space property. Melissa Allison has more:


The Park City Board of Education announces a new top level administrative role which will be second in line after the Superintendent of Schools.  It’s a position requiring expertise in safety and facility management. With Master Facilities Planning due to start in September, the President of the Park City Board of Education says it’s a critical need as they move ahead in re-building  district administration.   Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County Sheriff Deputies arrested a suspect in the Newpark area for trying to break into two cars. One of those was a marked Sheriff’s vehicle. The suspect claimed to officers that he was confused.

The suspect was identified as a 34-year-old Salt Lake City resident, Journey Rose. Rose was arrested on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Andrew Wright said two deputies were notified by a passer-by that Rose was trying to get into their police vehicle. Lt. Wright said the vehicle was running, because some of their cars can now be started remotely, but it was locked.

Park City Performing Arts Institute

This week the Grace Potter Big Stars Bright Nights concert is scheduled to be held in City Park.  It’s another pop up event which means the venue is installed and taken down within about a 12 hour time frame.  The Park City Institute is working hard to put on the St. Regis concerts this summer after losing access to the Deer Valley arena earlier this year. Carolyn Murray has this:


The Park City Engineer is working to get the third-party studies the Planning Commission said it needs before  making a decision about the Kimball Special Event Center’s application. Melissa Allison has more.