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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.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Deep snow and freezing temperatures have created a problem for deer in Summit County, and wildlife experts are trying to help.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

The Park City School Board received an update from The Child Nutrition Task Force on Tuesday.  The school district funded the program last year to revamp student breakfast and lunch menus.  Carolyn Murray has more on their progress. 

Jill Orschel

After 17 years at the helm, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has announced her resignation. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Melissa Allison

Last year Sundance Film Festival officials surprised staff with a couple hours of puppy therapy. It was a huge success says Sundance Utah Advisory Board Member Katie Eldridge, so they had to do it again. Only this time, they wanted more time, more puppies and to include the volunteers.

In Tuesday’s meeting, the Park City Board of Education learned the district is not meeting Federal Special Education Guidelines.  Park City’s not alone on a state wide basis but Board Members and Administration feel it’s time to step up to the task and bring the district into compliance. Carolyn Murray has this:

Melissa Allison

In spite of the freezing winds, slushy snow and crazy hours, more than 2,000 volunteers have come from all over the world to work at the Sundance Film Festival. Regardless of their diverse backgrounds, Senior Manager for the Volunteer Program Melissa Bowers said, they’re like a family and this year they’ve outdone themselves.

Melissa Allison

When leaving the state capitol with the Park City Leadership group, Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant co-owner John Kenworthy said he thought it was a joke when one of the Leadership members, who is also a police officer, pulled him off the bus.

Snow caused delays with garbage pickup all over the county early on Monday.  Service was discontinued due to the heavy accumulations.   Carolyn Murray has an update on how the schedule has changed for this week.


The Utah Democratic Party says it wants to reach out to everyone who participated in the March caucus meetings.  Party officials are coming to the Wasatch Back Tuesday night for what they call a "Listening Tour."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: