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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.

Last week the Park City Council approved a resolution that calls for the creation of a regional committee to begin implementation of the projects laid out in a 60 page Mountain Facilities Recreation Master Plan. Carolyn Murray has more on this.

Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning that he will sign House Bill 155, which lowers the drunk driving blood alcohol content limit to .05 from .08.  That means Utah will have the most strict DUI law in the country.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

The Recycle Utah Board of Directors has named Carolyn Wawra as the orgnazation's new executive director. Leslie Thatcher has more.

An Ecker Hill 7th grader has a new hero – one of the school’s secretaries - who saved his life last week. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

Salt Lake City announced Tuesday it will help Park City purchase Bonanza Flat.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Melissa Allison

An off leash dog caused a herd of elk to stampede onto Trailside Elementary's playground Monday morning while more than 500 children were at play. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

School Bond Amount Still Not Final

Mar 20, 2017

The Park City Board of Education continues to evaluate how much bond money they’ll  need to expand the High School, build a 5/6 middle school and acquire property for a future school site.  Carolyn Murray has more:

School Board To Decide on High School Expansion Plan

Mar 20, 2017

The two final Park City High School expansion options each plan for a capacity of 2000 students.  Based on the district growth projections, it should last at least ten years.  A decision item to choose which expansion option is on the School Board Agenda for Tuesday at 4 pm.

Fire District Orders Basin Property Vacated

Mar 19, 2017

Summit County officials were notified that a property on the east side of State Route 224 had dozens of seasonal workers living in the building.  It‘s formerly known as the Snowed Inn and more recently, The Colby School.  The Fire Department ordered the property be vacated by April 2nd.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City To Address Sundance Traffic

Mar 17, 2017

Thursdays City Council meeting included review of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  Traffic congestion, sponsorship issues and neighborhood impacts were included in the discussion.  Carolyn Murray was at the meeting and has this. 

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