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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.

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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.

The Tesoro Oil Company announced Friday that its proposed oil pipeline through Summit County is on permanent hold, although the company may think about moving ahead if economic conditions improve in the future. Rick Brough has details.

The Park City School District is accepting applications from interested residents willing to serve the unexpired term of Moe Hickey, representing District 1 - Prospector, Upper and Lower Deer Valley Old Town and Thaynes Canyon areas.  Hickey is stepping down June 30th. The Park city School Board will name his replacement June 16th. The deadline to apply is June 1st.  You can find the application here:  http://www.pcschools.us/

Saying her work is finished, PCCAPS' founding director Jennifer Jackenthal will be leaving at the end of the school year and her replacement has already been lined up. Leslie Thatcher has more.

There is some consternation at City Hall about how the historic Rio Grande building is being restored.  The concerns are regarding the structure itself now changing and the historic materials being reused…or not.  Lynn Ware Peek has more

On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County planner Ray Milliner about Whole Foods proposed new location. The item goes back for another review before the Snyderville Planning Commission. The Utah Foundation just released the fourth in a series of reports on Utah's growing population - this time on Education.  Shawn Teigen reveals the findings. Actress, activist and now Maria Bello is the new guest in the Sundance Author Series brunch.

ON today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trails report - MUDDY and suggests its time to deal with dogs on trails for the long term. Solitude Mountain Resort's new general manager - Kim Mayhew - talks about her new career move and the improvements she'll be overseeing this summer. Park City council member Liza Simpson discusses the city's budget including raises for bus drivers and building inspectors and former Park City planning commissioners Brooke Hontz and Charlie Wintzer express their concerns about the 9-unit Alice Claim development at the end of King Road.

ON today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Kim Carson. The Utah chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting a social Saturday night - the director Mark Clemmens has details. Melissa Brooke the executive Director of Women's Ski Jumping talks about Olympic Day coming up this Saturday and Diane Bode with two former students of Another Way School talks about this weekend's open house and fundraiser.

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