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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.

City Council Approves Issuance of Open Space Bond

Mar 17, 2017

The Park City Council unanimously approved the sale and issuance of the 25 million dollar bond to purchase the Bonanza Flat 1400 acre open space parcel in Wasatch County.  Carolyn Murray has more:

There will be a rally Friday, March 17, at noon at the Utah State Capitol to protest House Bill 155.  That's the bill the legislature just passed that lowers the drunk driving blood alcohol content limit for drivers to .05 from .08.  Governor Herbert has not signed the bill yet.  And a big effort is underway to keep him from doing so.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

The community is invited to attend the annual Park City Leadership lecture on Monday evening from 7 to 9 at the Santy Auditorium.  The guest speaker, David Pottruck is a part time resident of Park City. He’s an author and former CEO of Charles Schwab. Carolyn Murray has more on the event.

The Park City High School Ethics Team won the state and regional competition and is now headed to the National Championships at the University of North Carolina. Carolyn Murray talked with the coach and has this:

Park City High School Senior Drowns in Family Hot Tub

Mar 15, 2017

Park City High School senior, Ryan James Mitchell passed away unexpectedly on Sunday.   He was found unresponsive in the family’s hot tub after complaining of a sore back.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Ryan's family is holding a celebration of his life at the Eccles Center on Sunday, March 19 th from 2 to 5 pm.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Ryan's honor to the Park City High School Community Scholarship Program, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City Utah 85060.


Brooke Mitchell and Dana Williams

Park City High School students and teachers were quick to the response Monday afternoon after reports of hate speech surfaced on three apartment buildings across the street from the high school. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Salt Lake County Council voted against giving any money to save Bonanza Flat.   The Executive Director of Utah Open Lands calls the decision "devastating."   KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to Wendy Fisher the night of the council's vote:  


Midway has jumped on the Bonanza Flat bandwagon.  The city council voted last week to give money to Park City's effort to buy and preserve the land.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Parkites Say, "Yes" to More Open Space

Mar 12, 2017

The election is over and Parkites have once again said yes to open space – agreeing to tax themselves for another $25 million if  Park City can purchase Bonanza Flat.  KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

On Wednesday, the Utah Legislature passed HB 155 which lowers the legal Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC,  from .08  to .05. The law will take effect December 30th 2018.  It will make Utah the only state in the country with this low of a limit.  Carolyn Murray has more: