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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.

For local Dave Hanscom, a bike ride and bird-watching jaunt ended in 23 stitches and without information regarding the dog or its owner.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Timothy Thimmes

Long-time Park City resident, Deer Valley employee and former Park City council member Bob Wells died Sunday evening.  He was 72.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher looks back at the legacy and kindness that Bob Wells showed to everyone he met.

Lawsuits filed against Wasatch County and the Jordanelle Special Service District will begin to move forward now that the stat e legislature has decided to leave the issue to the courts.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

It didn't take long for Vail Resrots acquisition of Park City Mountain Resort to pay off.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher explains.


In hopes to compete with the EPIC pass, three ski resort companies, including Park City's Powdr Corp., hav come together to offer the M.A.X. pass.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

One indicator of a recovered economy is increased sales tax revenues.  Here in Park City last December - the first month of the area's busy ski season - sales tax revenues went through the roof. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Tuesday night unanimously voted to recommend a Development Agreement for the massive Silver Creek Village project. During a public hearing, some citizens were concerned about the density and traffic impacts of the project. But Summit County officials noted that had been settled when Silver Creek got its Specially Planned ARea approval four years ago.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

A former teacher's aid in the Park City School District, convicted for several home burglaries, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, followed by three years probation.  Kayla Goodrich received her sentence in Third District Court Monday morning. KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

Wells Fargo Bank has filed suit to foreclose on nearly a dozen companies affiliated with Talisker and the Tuhaye golf development in Summit and Wasatch counties, alleging that the defendants have defaulted on a debt of nearly $164 million.  The lawsuit filed in Third District Court asks that a Receiver be placed in charge of the Tuhaye property (and other collateral pledged by the defendants) and that a sheriff's sale be conducted in both counties.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

As the Summit County Council met this week, much of their time was spent discussing transportation issues.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.