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Student Threat Under Investigation

Mar 29, 2018

A Treasure Mountain Junior High School student made a threat of violence toward another student.  The Park City Police Department learned of the incident late in the day on Wednesday.  Early today (Thursday) a notice was posted to the school district newsroom website and parents were alerted through the automated text messaging system.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Utah legislature recently defunded the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund, which has helped preserve open space in the state for 20 years. Wendy Fisher, executive director of Utah Open Lands, is not quite sure why this happened. Rick Brough has more on this:

So far, activity in the local real estate market is looking similar to 2017's action.  Rick Brough has more, from a conversation with Todd Anderson, president of the Park City Board of Realtors:

A default on a bank loan by Talisker Land Holdings LLC has opened the door for Park City to purchase a block of condominiums in the Prospector neighborhood at a low enough price that they could help meet the need for affordable housing.  Leslie Thatcher has the story:


Park City staff is giving city council their annual Sundance Film Festival debrief at Thursday's meeting. In spite of all of the changes implemented just weeks before the festival began, staff is calling it a success. Melissa Allison brings us the story:

Park City Educators Show Off Innovative Projects

Mar 28, 2018
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Every year the Park City Education Foundation   provides grants to district teachers for innovative program ideas.  They’ve been able to fund $82,000 for the 2017/18 school year. Deer Valley hosted a PCEF reception where teachers showcased some of their projects to Ed Foundation donors.  Carolyn Murray has this:


Park City had plans to turn the Brew Pub parking lot on upper Main St. into a plaza to draw more business up the street. But when the city council voted to purchase Treasure Hill as open space, the project was cut. Now, the Historic Park City Alliance is working to make sure the merchants concerns don't slip between the cracks. Melissa Allison has more:


The applicant of the repurposed Colby School development, Hoffvest LLC, issued a letter Monday demanding the Summit County Council postpone its scheduled decision Wednesday to rule on the appeal. The letter also asks the council to recuse itself from the matter altogether after meeting in what Hoffvest claims was an illegally closed session. Leslie Thatcher has the story:

Old Town Employees Roll With The New Parking Program

Mar 26, 2018

The busy season is behind Park City and the Historic Park City Alliances executive director said, while the numbers aren't in yet, the new parking and employee parking programs seem to have gone off without any real problems. Melissa Allison has more:


Two special events in early 2019 back to back could prove changing for Park City. The Sundance Film Festival returns as usual next January, but in addition, the World Freestyle Championships will open the second weekend of Sundance. Melissa Allison has more.