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Solitude Mountain Resort is now owned and operated by Deer Valley Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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On Thursday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the six-month moratorium on preservation projects on historic properties. Then Park City native Laura Lesar is back in town working on his doctoral thesis on sustainable tourism. Finally Summit County Fair Coordinator Travis English has information on how to purchase Summit County Fair Demolition Derby and Rodeo tickets before they sell out.

Even though the developer of the Kimball Art enter building has pulled his City Hall application for the re-development of the historic garage, he and his partners went ahead and closed on the multi-million dollar deal.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board members Tania Knauer and Moe Hickey about the possibility of a future bond election now that the board is moving forward with its grade realignment plan. Bea Peck the vice chair of the Snyderville Basin planning commission explain the commission's vote to recommend a new trailhead off the Silver Summit Parkway.

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In Tuesday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Peace House representatives about the organization's 20 year anniversary. Summit County manager Tom Fisher gives details on the county's new Strategic Plan. Park City's two Rotary Clubs square off in an LED bulb switch - we find out who won and 14 year old Alex Lundstrom is joined by his coach Todd Francis - to tell us how he won the 2015 IFSA NorAm Championship in Grand Targhee.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with PCSD superintendent Ember Conley about Tuesday's scheduled vote to realign the grades and possible need to hold a bond election in November. Summit County planners Amir Caus and Ray Miliner review Tuesday's agenda for the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting.  The founder of ChickFest Annette Velarde previews Sunday's event where more than 40 energy practitioners will be gathering and Jenny Dorsey has the details about Saturday's Silver Queen Derby to benefit the People's Health Clinic.

As the school year winds down, a number of administrative changes are being made at Park City School District. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Council Member Andy Beerman, also on the executive committee of the Mountain Accord says there are reasons to stick with studying the tunnel option from Cottonwood Canyons to Park City, if nothing else than to eliminate it once and for all.  He speaks with KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek.

Alfred Knotts has been selected as the new transit manager for Park City Municipal Corporation to take on the duties of retiring Kent Cashel. He joins KPCW's  Lynn Ware Peek to talk about how his current position will inform his new role in Park City. 

Mary Christa Smith of Summit Community Power Works and Glenn Johnson Of Adaptive Design  talk about replacing lightbulbs with LED lights as part of the Earth Day Celebration and the Georgetown University Energy Prize.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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