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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 Film Studios

Greg Erickson, owner of the Park City Film Studios, continues to say he's resolving a lawsuit with his financier, Gary Crandall and he takes issue with statements from Crandall's attorney. Meanwhile, word has slipped out that a new ABC series Blood and Oil will be setting up shop at the Quinn's Junction facility for its first season. Rick Brough has more.

Division of Wildlife Resources

The invasive and destructive species called Quagga Mussel has been found in Lake Powell and Deer Creek Reservoirs and Jordanelle State Park representatives want the public's help to keep it from spreading there. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the newly named Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson. Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has the weekly trail update. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting which included discussion of a new surcharge to pay for energy efficiency and presentation of the ideas from the Lower Park Avenue Design Studio Team and the Kimball Art Center and National Ability Center are offering summer art camps for disabled youth.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to the honorees of this year's Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award, Gary and Jana Cole. Summit County Council Member Kim Carson reviews the  Council's meeting, including an approval for the expansion of the Silver Creek Water Treatment Plant which includes a building six stories tall.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Planning Commissioner Canice Hart. The commission spent most of its meeting discussing the relocation of Whole Foods. Park City Manager Diane Foster reviews some of the agenda items on Thursday's city council agenda, including an update on the ongoing Lower Park Avenue Design Studio.

After waiting for more than a year, the members of Temple Har Shalom finally have their new Rabbi. Leslie Thatcher has more.

United States Ski and Snowboard Association

Watch out for a new top dog on the slopes this season. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has welcomed the newest member of its Olympic-bound teams: Champ. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City School board says it’s likely there will be a $35-50 million dollar bond placed on the November ballot, saying  in large part it’s all about crowded schools and closing the achievement gap.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A major sticking point for the Park City School District’s master plan rolling forward seems to be the Park City High School expansion to make room for the 9th grade.   The district proposes to relocate the high school stadium and in principle, that’s where it’s getting hung up. But the district is incorporating some ideas brought forth from the public.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW has been nominated for the second year in a row for the radio industry’s most prestigious award.  The National Association of Broadcasters Tuesday named the Park City community station one of five finalists for the Marconi Award for “overall excellence in broadcasting.”

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