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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.

The Park City School Board meets for the first time this year with a fairly light agenda including master planning and budget discussions. The board hired a planning consultant to help. Carolyn Murray has this:

NOAA Weather Service

It’s been a dry, warm winter so far this season.  We’ve had persistent high pressure settling in over most of the Western states, and snow enthusiasts are looking to the long-range forecast for the hope of a break in this pattern.  Carolyn Murray has this report:

Back in November, Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson was elected to another term.  One reason for his win, he told KPCW, is the city's recent success in improving its fluids infrastructure, starting with the sewer system and now moving to improve the water works.  Rick Brough has more:

Eastern Summit County Planning Commission

The East Summit County Planning Commission voted Thursday to turn down the proposed South Point project in Browns Canyon.  Rick Brough provides details.

Respect Rally Planned For Sundance Opening Weekend

Jan 5, 2018
KPCW

Last year, The Women’s March on Main was held in Park City on the first Saturday of the Sundance Film Festival.  It drew record crowds in Old Town. This year, on Saturday, January 20th, to mark the event, the same organizers are working on a rally that will focus on respect. Carolyn Murray has this:

USA Today has named Park City Miners the top public high school in Utah.  This comes after US News and World Report last year named Park City as one of the top 500 high schools nationwide.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley received the Chief’s’ Award on Tuesday.  It’s given by the Police Department in recognition for her work in improving the safety for students and faculty throughout the school district.   Carolyn Murray has more:

During Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting, council members and the public addressed a number of issues including lawsuits over opioids and the county's bus service in the Park City area.  Rick Brough files this report:

Roger Armstrong of the Summit County Council says that short-term rentals -- booked on the Internet through such sites as Airbnb and VRBO -- are an issue for municipalities across the country, but especially for resort towns.  That's why the county and Park City are sponsoring a study into this kind of housing, as Rick Brough reports:

With a Friday deadline approaching, there's still time to be considered for the vacant seat on the Park City Council.  Leslie Thatcher has this update:

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