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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.

Slamdance Film Festival Returns To Town

Jan 4, 2018

Slamdance -- the other film festival going off this month in Park City -- returns to the Treasure Mountain Inn from January 19th through the 25th.  The festival's cofounder, Peter Baxter, says is continues to be an event that is led and driven by filmmakers.  Rick Brough has more:

Summit County's possible involvement in preserving a conservation easement for the Osguthorpe Ranch, along Old Ranch Road, has stirred public comment in recent months, according to county council member Roger Armstrong.  Rich Brough reports:

With two of the three Mayflower properties sold and the third not far behind, Wasatch County is preparing for a multi-year build-out in the area of Highway 40 and the Jordanelle Reservoir.  Leslie Thatcher brings you the update:

Park City Council will get an update from the attorney for the Treasure Hill Development in  Thursday's meeting.  Last month, the city announced a preliminary agreement to buy down half the density of the yet to be finalized project.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Council meets in regular session Thursday at 4:15pm.  The agenda includes a presentation on the city and county housing and nightly rental market.  They’ll hear from a short-term housing expert who’s worked in a number of other resort communities. Carolyn Murray has this: 

If you held off on registering your car - thinking you'd get out of a safety inspection - think again.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

The Summit County Council will be negotiating its way through several major initiatives in the coming twelve months, according to County Manager Tom Fisher.  Rick Brough has the story:

The Park City Police Department is concerned about a rash of vandalism incidents striking the city's paid parking system in the China Bridge Garage. Rich Brough has more:

State Confiscates CBD Oil From Heber Business

Jan 2, 2018

A pharmacy inspector with the Utah Division of Professional Licensing confiscated the inventory of cannabidiol (CBD) oil from a Heber Business owner last month.  The oil is a non-psychotropic derivative of the cannabis plant and is commonly used to treat a number of ailments including pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and migraines. Carolyn Murray has this:


The Park City Council approved a pilot program last fall for a night trail at City Park during the winter. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.