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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.

Historic Heber Home Demolished

Jun 5, 2017
Courtesy Debra West photo

An historic sandstone home on Main Street in Heber City is demolished on the site of the existing Karl Malone Chrysler Jeep Car Dealership.  Many residents weighed in with their opinions on the demolition.  Carolyn Murray has more:

New Transit Programs Coming This Summer

Jun 5, 2017

Park City and parts of Summit County have new and expanded transit services coming on line in June.  The programs all part of Park City’s carbon reduction initiative.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Margaret Olson

The new Summit County Attorney, Margaret Olson is busy transitioning out of her private practice, and plans ot spend the next couple of months getting oriented to her new position. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council Wednesday appointed Margaret Olson as  Summit County Attorney. She will fill the unexpired term of the late Robert Hilder, who died in April. Rick Brough has more.

The first public hearing for the South Point Development drew a crowd of about 80 people, most of them critical of the proposal, before the East Side Planning Commission last Thursday. Opponents said the promised benefits aren't there, and that it will ruin the Brown's Canyon area. Rick Brough has more.

South Point, a large residential, commercial, and hotel project proposed for Brown's Canyon, was introduced Thursday at a public hearing before the East Side Planning Commission. In the public hearing, the project caught flak from almost everyone that commented. But before that, the developers presented details, and what they see as benefits from the proposal. Rick Brough has more.

Michael Vadon on Flickr

President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris accord -- the global agreement, reached in 2015, to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in average global temperatures. But the President's denial of global warming got a cold reception from America's cities. A group of 83 mayors -- including Park City's own Jack Thomas -- say they will continue to uphold the commitments of the Paris Agreement. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has filed a lawsuit against Park City’s last operating mining company and the company that acquired it – for failing to respond to EPA’s request for a status update on the mine tailing cleanup and restoration work the companies agreed to do. 

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Untied Park City Mines and the company that acquired the mine company, Talisker Finance.

Utah Open Lands

Summit County Council Chairman Chris Robinson says that two agreements approved Wednesday by the Council are advancing the county's goals, while contributing $4.25 million to the purchase of Bonanza Flat. He also explained why one agreement with Park City now leaves the Triangle Parcel, along the Highway 40 frontage road, as open space. Rick Brough has more.

Liz Cantlebary on the left

A Park City High School senior is named the winner of the 2017 Youthlink Utah Young Humanitarian award.  It’s the non-profit organization dedicated to getting young people involved in humanitarian service work locally and abroad. Carolyn Murray has more: