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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.

It’s always newsworthy when Utah’s Mountains experience a snow year like 2017.  Even with the above average snow pack and potential of flooding, mother-nature offered up some unique conditions that filled northern Utah reservoirs.  Carolyn Murray has this update.

Utah Department of Corrections

A man charged in 2015 for burglarizing a store on Park City's Main Street has been sentenced to a combined 20 years in prison for, among other things, ramming a police cruiser and nearly striking an officer during a high-speed chase in the Salt Lake Valley. The suspect, Christopher John McMillan, has a long criminal history, including a string of episodes that made regional headlines in recent years. Rick Brough has more.

Two women who were recreating at Rockport Reservoir narrowly escaped a serious collision between an oncoming boat and their paddleboards. One of the women, Connie Nelson, said the incident is still traumatic for them. But there's a lesson to be learned about water safety. Rick Brough has more.

New Utah Political Party Takes a More Centrist Position

Jul 17, 2017
Salt Lake Tribune

The United Utah Party is a new political party that has the son of former senator Bob Bennet, throwing his hat in the ring for the district 3 congressional seat.  Wasatch County is part of that district.    Carolyn Murray has more on this political development.

In January, Governor Gary Herbert challenged the private and public sectors to create 25,000 jobs within Utah's 25 rural counties. The launch of the 25k Jobs Tour comes to Summit County this week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local banker, community servant, and two-time cancer survivor Becky Kearns was honored last week as this year's Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award, where a number of friends and colleagues gathered to thank her for her can-do attitude. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City School District

Park City Board of Education meets in a special regular session on Tuesday at 4 o’clock.  Top on the agenda  is making a decision on the hiring of a new Trailside Elementary Principal.  They’re also hoping to finalize a schedule for a “listening tour” to gather public input on the proposed capital school bond.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Summit County is sending out bills this month for its $36-a-year residential trash fee. If it seems like you just dealt with this, the county's landfill supervisor Tim Loveday has an explanation -- and more. Rick Brough has the details.

The Park City Fire District responded to a fire at 4:14 p.m. today on the hill above Jeremy Ranch Elementary by the Red Hawk Trail. The fire burned about one acre and on-duty Battalion Chief Ray Huntzinger said, the 15 firefighters that responded had it contained within 45 minutes of arriving at the site.

They suspect, at this point, that the fire was started by lightning. Huntzinger added that no domestic animals or wildlife were harmed and no structures were in danger.

  Wildlife officials have captured the bear that had made itself at home in the Aerie subdivision on Wednesday.