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Don Sargent Resigns

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired March 20. 2013.

Summit County's Community Development Director Don Sargent has resigned his position and will leave as of May 1st.  He told KPCW he's moving on for a variety of reasons, but said one major factor is that the sometimes-bruising politics of growth and development in the county have made him and his staff a constant target.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 2, 2013.

A forum held to examine the pros and cons of Ski Link filled up the pews Thursday nightat St. Luke's Episcopal Church.   It was the latest session hosted by the Project for a Deeper Understanding, along with St. Luke's and the Sunrise Rotary.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough said a number of his programs will take a hit from sequestration, and other spending cuts in Washington. But he said by making some adjustments, and by continuing to be frugal, they can still provide services.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

The Summit County Sheriff's Department is reporting that officers used a Taser on an intoxicated suspect who resisted arrest and assaulted three deputies Thursday night.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 8, 2013.

The Summit County Council has made "economic development" one of their top priorities for the future.     But Council Member Claudia McMullin says it's her perception the county has set up some obstacles for development, such as its planning code.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 8, 2013.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday pondered how much they should do to study the idea of incorporating Snyderville.  The Council members ultimately decided to schedule a briefing from the County Attorney's office, and see if any public interest emerges.  Rick Brough has more.

It's Runway Time For The Summit County Fair

Jul 29, 2013

The Summit County Fair officially began last Friday and runs through August 10th with some attractions you'll recognize, plus a few twists. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Yet Another New Plan For Substation

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired on June 21, 2013.

Now that the Rocky Mountain Power substation will stay in the Bonanza Park area, some new ideas have surfaced how and where to best expand it.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired on June 7, 2013.

The Park City council in its Thursday meeting passed the standard 2% cost of living increase for city staff and elected officials.  But in doing so, it started a discussion about how the low pay discourages people from running for office since they receive part-time pay for full-time work.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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