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"Code" is a documentary coming to Park City Thursday night, January 14.  It explores the lack of women in the computer industry.  The film is at 6:30pm at the Jim Santy Auditorium and a panel discussion will follow.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here's a link to the Park City Film Series website with more information on "Code".

Utah's 2016 legislative session is coming up later this month. KPCW spoke to State Sentator Kevin Van Tassell about education spending, closed GOP caucuses and more.  Rick Brough has details.

On today's program: KTVX Weatherman Curtis Ray's final forecast, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt, Park City Council Members Becca Gerber and Tim Henney, Robin Hauser-Reynolds and Grant Smith about the film Code: Debugging the Gender Gap and Heber Valley Chamber Bureau Marketing and Events Manager Rachel Kahler.

Seven members of Park City's lodging properties and restaurants were recognized Wednesday during the 2nd Annual Black Diamond Awards. Leslie Thatcher has the results.

The Park City Council approved a pilot off leash dog program leaving the Summit County Council  and its staff wondering the the role for the county Animal Control Department will be. Rick Brough has more.


Four seats on the Summit County Council will be on the election ballot in 2016. Of those, only one of the current incumbents says she's not running . Rick Brough has more.


The Park City Council voted to approve an ordinance change that would allow the council to establish off-leash dog areas-- with a handful of caveats.  The council also approved a pilot program to give two areas a try for off-leash, but controlled dogs. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's program: Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin, Democratic State Representative Brian King and Republican State Senator Kevin Van Tassell.

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The Midway Ice Castles opens Friday, January 8th.  The owners say colder temperatures this year mean the attraction will be bigger and better than ever before.  Plus, they've made some changes to the ticketing system to help control the crowds.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Ice Castles website:

If you need a job, you're in the right place.  The Park City area is brimming with open positions.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the numbers:

Here's a link to the Utah Department of Workforce Services job board.