Local News

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.

Sundance Mountain Resort

Investigators with the Utah County Sheriff's Office are at Sundance Mountain Resort Monday trying to find out how a 55 year-old woman died on the ZipTour Friday.  Czar Johnson, Director of Mountain Operations for Sundance, says the fatality is not the result of mechanical failure or operator error.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

The first opposition to Vail's application to trademark the name "Park City" has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Update:  From Kristin Williams, Vail VP, Mountain Community Affairs:  "We are aware of the opposition filed by Park City Powder Cats & Heli-Ski.  We have had friendly discussions with the owner already and are optimistic we can reach an agreement that addresses their concerns."  

Rhett Riding

Some Heber City residents got a front row seat to a wildlife show Wednesday night when a mountain lion perched on a porch for the evening.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:  

Click here to see video of the mountain lion being shot by a tranquilizer dart.

Click here to see video of DWR officers picking up the mountain lion.

The namesake of Jan’s – a local sporting goods store as well as Jan’s Winter Welcome - passed away Monday. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this retrospect of a man who quietly changed lives, developed champions and made friends with everyone.

With fireworks season still to come, a large fireworks display caught residents – and their dogs - by surprise Tuesday night.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

The superintendent of Park City Schools has posted a letter on the school district’s website publicly apologizing for what she described as her inadequately worded and poor timing of her email that was sent to parents on May 2nd. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more…

Scroll down to read the entire letter here.

A great guy, father, sportsman, businessman and pioneer of Park City's shift to skiing has passed away.  Jan Peterson died Monday, May 16, 2016,  at the age of 77.  KPCW's family extends our sympathies, and admiration of Jan, to his wife Amanda, and daughters Andrea and Abby.

KPCW's Renai Bodley has more on the life of Jan Peterson, and his influence on Park City's development into a world-class ski town: 



At the May 11th Midway City Council meeting, some residents spoke out against a proposed storage unit development on Main Street .  And now City Council will discuss the issue in their meeting Friday morning, May 20th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Heber City Council passed a resolution opposing expanding or upgrading the city's airport.  And another airport resolution is on the agenda for Thursday night's meeting.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Vail's application to trademark the name Park City has cleared a hurdle with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.  Now City Council is taking action.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: