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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 Board of Education meets next Monday, the 27th.  The agenda includes a price tag for the proposed High School Expansion project.  Last week, they voted to rescind implementing grade realignment for next school year because they don’t have the room to accommodate 9th graders into the existing high school. Carolyn Murray has this:

Deadline for Bonanza Flats is Closing In

Feb 16, 2017
Utah Open Lands

Park City residents voted last November to approve a $25 million bond to purchase Bonanza Flats should it become available. It did and Park City put $1.5 million down but the closing date is coming up fast.

A handful of Park City restaurants closed Thursday and nearly half of the Latino students at a local elementary school didn't show up in support of a nationwide movement Day Without Immigrants. Leslie Thatcher has more.

After two Treasure Mountain Junior High School 8th graders died from a synthetic opiate overdose in September, Park City High School Journalism students, Jordan Blake and Jenny Burgess decided to get involved.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:

PC Tots

PC Tots received a $250,000. gift from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz late last year that enabled them to open PC Tots Two. As a result the childcare provider will soon be able to care for an additional 30 children.

Sundance Institute

After 17 years with Sundance Institute, wearing many hats from volunteer music cafe manager to Managing Director, Sarah Pearce will be resigning next month. 

According to a note from Sundance Institute director Keri Putnam, Sarah Pearce’s last day will be March 10th.  She has agreed to stay on as a consultant for the next several months as her position is replaced. Pearce says she’s leaving to pursue other interests.

For those who have always wanted to know more about the master craft of wine making, the Park City Film Series brings the feature length documentary, “Decanted”, to the Jim Santy Auditorium.  There’s a special wine tasting event beforehand and Carolyn Murray has more on the details.

Utah Department of Transportation

Traffic on State Route 224 could be slow this week due to road work between Kimball Junction and Canyons Village.  Utah Department of Transportation crews are repairing damaged pavement near the intersection with Cove Canyon Road.  UDOT spokesman John Gleason says water runoff in the area has caused the road to buckle.  He says engineers on the scene aren't sure why there's so much water in the area.   Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke says a county engineer is also on site assisting UDOT crews.

Park City Youth Council Invited to Council Retreat

Feb 13, 2017

On the third floor of the Park City Library, overlooking Old Town, several tables were shaped into a large square with huge monitors and easel pads on each side with charts, lists and diagrams displayed.


The push to raise millions of dollars to save a beloved parcel of open space is entering its final month.    It’s an effort that’s been in the headlines since last summer, and the county that contains that land is now joining the conversation.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more on what Wasatch County is doing in regards to Bonanza Flat.