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With Sundance holding their awards ceremony at the Basin Recreation Field House a week from Sunday, there’ll be some disruption for patrons who want to use the facility during the final days of the film festival.  Carolyn Murray has more:  

The Sundance Film festival isn’t just for movie lovers and industry pros.  They’re offering more music than ever this year in a variety of venues.  Music events start this Friday and will run daily through next Friday.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Ron Jackenthal

Sam Jackenthal, the young, promising freestyle skier who died doing what he loved to do, is being remembered with special terrain park features constructed in his memory at Park City Mountain Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

The Sundance Film Festival isn't just about film - and one of the programs - New Frontier - continues to expand the way we tell stories. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has a preview of this year's program.

Recycle Utah’s appeal for this year is to “do it all”.  Conserve water, recycle more and stop idling. The center has just come off of the biggest holiday recycling effort ever.  Carolyn Murray has more on their monthly update with KPCW.

There’s an epidemic of opiate abuse and overdose in Utah and Park City School District, along with Valley Behavioral Health are inviting parents, students and the general community to come to the Lunch and Learn on Wednesday to hear about ways to combat this problem.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Kimball Art Center

A new exhibit at the Kimball Art Center celebrates the independent spirit of Sundance.  Thirty-three artists represent the thirty-three years of the film festival.   And a popular writer, director and producer helped put the show together. KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Sundance Transit Manager Brian Cambria. Erik Esquivel is the new Latino Community Outreach Specialist for the Park City School District. He talks about projects he's working on. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has the weekly team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton is in with his monthly update.

Jorge Rodriguez habla con Francisco Astorga, quien es planeador con la municipio de Park City.  Habla acerca de viviendas para los de bajos recursos, o viviendas accesibles. Tambien habla de otros desafios y metas que tiene el municipio para ayudar a ciudananos.

Jorge Rodriguez speaks with Francisco Astorga, planner with Park City Municipal.  He talks about affordable housing and some other issues the City deals with to assist its citizens. 

Two snowboarders are lucky to be alive after setting off an avalanche Wednesday afternoon. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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