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With rainwater collection now legal in the state of Utah, Park City is working on a partnership with Utah Rivers Council to offer subsidized rain barrels to city residents so they can collect their own rain water. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mountain Accord Board member Andy Beerman and Chris Robinson about the newest version of the Accord 3.0 which is set for final approval July 13th. Sage Animal Rescue Co-Founder and Executive Director Lauren Lockey and Outreach Coordinator Erin have details on their monthly Thirsty First Thursdays and the director of West Side Story Morgan Perry talks about his month's run at the Egyptian Theater.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber about the first of three master planning outreach meetings.  Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder has details on the Be Wise Energize program the county council is scheduled to approve on Wednesday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen about the recycled glass expansion program. Park City Community Engagement Liaison Craig Sanchez has the bi-weekly Backhoe Report. Jess Roising, the National Abilities Center's Competitions Program Manager has details about the upcoming No Barriers Summit and Teri Orr and Larry Gilbert announce the opening of the second Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ location at Redstone.

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The Park City Council has banned the use of fireworks and open fires in town. The town's emergency manager, Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt say they gave the council information and their honest opinions. Although they don't agree exactly on the level of risk, both men says they've erred on the side of caution. Rick Brough has more.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt about the Park City Council's decision to ban fireworks this summer. Park City Council Member Liza Sinpson reviews some of the business discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council discusses a rain harvesting program proposed for Park City and Bob Kollar and Jenny Dierson discuss upcoming special events, including the 4th of July festivities.

Citing a considerable change in weather over the past ten days – the City passed an ordinance to ban the use of fireworks and open fires as of Thursday night and continuing through this fire season. . Lynn Ware Peek has more.

School may be over for the summer but Utah's science and math teachers were back at work attending the state's STEM Best Practices Conference. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Utah Olympic Park is celebrating this Saturday, June 27th at their expanded and updated athletic training pool. However the first jumps on the facility started on Monday. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tom Kelly form the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association about Saturday's grand opening of the Olympic Freestyle Pool as well as the 2017 Nordic World Junior Championships at Soldier Hollow and the Utah Olympic Park. Park City Planning Commissioner Adam Strachan reviews some of the items from Wednesday's meeting. Dr.

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