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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.

Park City Board of Education

The Park City School Board hosted a strategic planning open house on Monday night.  About 60 people showed up, about half representing the school district and the other half, the community at large.  One message to the school board focused on how new programs are implemented in the district – with some saying it should be a teacher led- not an administrative led - decision. Carolyn Murray has this.

Sam Thompson's Tech Leadership Class

Treasure Mountain Junior High 8th graders ventured into a social media free experiment last week.  The kids in the Student Tech Leadership class gave up social media for a solid week.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team

The request by Lindsay Vonn -- the most winning female skier of all time -- to ski with the men during next year's world cup was reviewed Tuesday by the International Federation of Skiing and tabled until next spring. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Snyderville Planning Commission voted a favorable recommendation Tuesday night for the Amended Canyons Resort Specially Planned Area and Development Agreement, following numerous public hearings and work sessions stretching back for about a year. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County

A building that has been a landmark and gathering place in Coalville for nearly 70 years is no more. The Quonset Hut, located at the Summit County Fairgrounds, was demolished Tuesday morning. Rick Brough has more.

The Snyderville Planning Commission voted Tuesday night to recommend the Amended SPA Master Plan and Development Agreement at the Canyons. Before the vote, they held one more public hearing, where the citizens spoke up about the proposed changes in building height and scale, the planned employee housing at the bottom of the resort, and changes to the road near the Canyons main entrance. Rick Brough has more.

Heber City

The Heber City Council is likely to approve new minimum standards of operation for the municipal airport.  They’ll meet on Thursday and vote on adoption of the FAA standards.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The Project for a Deeper Understanding holds its quarterly panel discussion on Thursday, October 5th.  The issue is Fake News  and the Demise of Public Discourse and with the current political and social climate, it is a timely conversation.  The organizers hope to have diversity of opinion and lively discourse.  KPCW General Manger, Renai Bodley will moderate.  Join in person or listen to the live broadcast starting at 7.

Melissa Allison

The Park City Action Network had their October social Monday night and they invited City Attorney Mark Harrington and THINC organizer John Stafsholt to speak about the Treasure Hill development. But no one from the development had been invited. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why the organizers didn’t think that was important.

Park City High School

After expert input and a year’s worth of study, the Park City School Board voted  this past summer in favor of moving start times for High School and Junior High students. But it’s not finalized when the changes will take effect.  Carolyn Murray has more.