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Wasatch County

On Wednesday, the Wasatch County Council reversed its stance and has now agreed to financially support Park City's effort to Save Bonanza Flat. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A member of the Wasatch County Council is asking his colleagues to consider a contribution to save Bonanza Flat – the nearly 14-hundred acres that are in Wasatch County and Park City is hoping to purchase.  In a tweet on April 7, Wasatch County Council member Danny Goode gave his followers a heads up that the request would be on the agenda for April 12th. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

As Park City scrambles to come up with $13 million to close on the sale of Bonanza Flat, questions of why the price tag is so high - and will the property continue to be used as it is today - are starting to percolate. Leslie Thatcher has more.

PCSD Uses New Texting Tool to Communicate About Bond

Apr 7, 2017

As the Park City School District proceeds with the November 2017 bond initiative, a new texting program will give district administration the ability to engage instantly with the public. They’ll be able to take comments and answer questions immediately.    Carolyn Murray has more. 

Planned Parenthood Realizes Small Successes

Apr 6, 2017

On a national level, Planned Parenthood funding is under threat from congress and the administration.  Utah State statute limits the teaching of contraception in the public schools. Yet, even with these obstacles, there are still programs they provide that help many people.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:

Teens Teach Teens About Healthy Behaviors

Apr 6, 2017

The Wasatch and Summit County Teen Council is offering a series of sexual health education classes at the Park City Library. They cover a broad array of issues over 4 class times and it’s all done in a peer to peer education environment.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:


Congressman Rob Bishop will not attend a town hall in Utah on April 18th, despite one group's very visible request for him to come.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

School Board Receives Bond Communication Training

Apr 5, 2017

Last month the Park City School Board unanimously voted in favor of bonding in November for capital projects.  The money would be used to   build a new 5/6 elementary school and to expand the high school. Bond training was one of the agenda items covered in the school board meeting on Tuesday.   Carolyn Murray has more on this: 

The Park City School Board met in closed session on Tuesday and discussed potential land acquisition for future school district needs.  They also decided on a contract with an architectural firm.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Melissa Allison

The woman who is on pace to win the most world cup alpine ski races in history, Lindsey Vonn was in Park City Tuesday to sign her new book that drew a crowd of all ages, both girls and boys. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.