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Heber City Searching For New Manager

Mar 7, 2018
Heber City Website Photo-Mark Anderson

The City Manager of Heber is stepping aside after 28 years in the role.  The city is looking for his replacement and hopes to identify a candidate in the coming months.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The issue of changing school start times is a controversial topic and the prospects of making everyone happy, with a decision, is illusive.  The Park City Board of Education met Tuesday and one of the budget discussions was the cost of changing start times in the district for the 2018/19 school year.  A statement from the School Board on Wednesday announced their decision to postpone the implementation.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School District Supports Student Walkout

Mar 6, 2018

The Park City School District has issued a notice of support for students to participate in a nationwide protest to walk out of classes at 10 a.m. MST on Wednesday, March 14. The purpose of the event is to protest gun violence and some reports show it has gained worldwide momentum. Carolyn Murray has this:

According to online legislative watchdog UtahPolicy.com, it's likely that Park City will have the ban on plastic bags... overturned.  KPCW continues to follow the final days of lawmaking down at the Capitol. Some deadlines have passed as of Monday and after Tuesday, nothing else can get to the floor for a vote. Carolyn Murray has this: 

UtahPolicy.com published an update on Monday as it follows the negotiations between Our Schools Now advocates and lawmakers.  In this final week of the Utah legislative session, they’re discussing a proposal that could pump $300 million into Utah schools every year. Carolyn Murray has this:

The 2018 Utah legislative session comes to a screeching halt at midnight on Friday. This means a frantic week for lawmakers, lawyers, lobbyists and policy wonks. Monday was the last day of committee hearings, so no new bills can come to the floor for a vote. Carolyn Murray reports:

Park City School District is participating in National Breakfast Week, which encourages families to provide healthy breakfasts to enhance their children’s learning.  The district will offer healthy, free breakfasts on Wednesday at each school. Carolyn Murray has this:


The People's Health Clinic has partnered up with the Park City Film Series and the Moran Eye Center for a screening of the Sundance documentary, "Notes on Blindness," but they've arranged for more than just a film screening. Melissa Allison has more:

Katrina Kmak

Park City Council staged its own version of Shark Tank on the first day of its retreat Thursday. City staff were invited to create innovative ideas for a social equity project that is not currently funded. Melissa Allison has more.

Park City Council Considers Park City's Future

Mar 6, 2018

Park City Council kicked off its retreat Thursday with a discussion about how far Park City has come and where members think it should go. Melissa Allison has more: