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.

One of Park City Municipal's priorities is to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable resources as indicated by the recent expansion of the city's solar panel portfolio on municipal buildings.   It still has a long way to go, but tenacious efforts by the sustainability department are looking deep into energy savings that are becoming more efficient and easier to apply.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A national restaurant chain is facing a civil rights lawsuit stemming from alleged discrimination at its Park City restaurant. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Some residents in the Heber City subdivision of Timber Lakes are worried after two of their pets were shot for wandering into a private hunting preserve in the middle of the neighborhood.   One dog was killed and the other had to have a rear leg amputated.   Rick Brough has more.

A Park City man has been sentenced to prison for up to 15 years, for trying to hire undercover police to have a romantic rival killed. Forty-five year old Dustin Wade Ruffino received the sentence Wednesday in Heber's Fourth District Court. Rick Brough has more.

The Historic Park City alliance urges locals to visit Old Town during the Sundance Film Festival, saying there's plenty to do and see.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Tesoro Oil Company is putting its proposed waxy-crude oil pipeline on hold until it conducts a strategic internal review later this year. Rick Brough has more.

In the next few months, there are several good opportunities to obtain affordable housing units. Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, had the details in an interview last week. Rick Brough has more.

This week's County Council meeting is the first for Tom Fisher, the new County Manager. For now, he said, his immediate goal is to listen, learn, and be conscious of what he doesn't know. Rick Brough has more.

Last month, a representative from the Timberline neighborhood, Julie Eilhausen, complained to the Summit County Council that the county's contracted trash hauler, Republic Services, was balking at providing door-to-door  pick up. We checked back with Eihausen, the president of the area's HOA, who said there is still no long-term solution. But short term, their garbage is being picked up. Rick Brough has more.

They Snyderville Rec District will be busy in the next few months launching the financing for their $25 million bond, approved in November, and planning the projects financed from the bond. Rick Brough has more.

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