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As the Park City School District embarks on this year's theme of Safety and Health, they'll be incorporating the safety of its Hispanic and other ethnic students, now that President Trump has announced he will end the DACA -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- program. This is the program that has allowed young, illegal immigrants the opportunity to receive temporary deferment from having to leave the country, as well as giving them temporary eligibility for a work permit. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy  has an announcement on the newest acquisition. Superintendent Ember Conley has details on this morning's school board meeting that starts at 9 at the school district office. Summit County Dispatch Manager Nick Wilkinson and Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter discuss the recent merger between the Park City and Summit County public safety dispatch centers, as approved in both council meetings last week.

Park City High School Dress Code is More Explicit

Sep 5, 2017

Park City High School has a new dress code this fall.  They’ve backed away from the old measurement standards and have introduced more explicit descriptions of what’s acceptable and what’s not.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

The day after Labor Day, Park City Transportation will implement schedule changes that will affect all routes throughout the city and basin.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Meghan Zarnetske

A Park City 8th grade teacher has been selected as a finalist for the President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching for 2017. It’s the highest award in Math and Science Education.   Carolyn Murray has more:  


The video of a University of Utah Hospital nurse refusing to submit her patient to a blood test and turn that blood sample over to the Salt Lake Police department, and then being handcuffed and hauled out of the building for her refusal, is going viral  - and has prompted University Hospital leaders to update their policy of blood draws. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Aubreigh Parks

Last Saturday, more than a thousand people gathered in Monticello, Utah for the memorial service of staff Sgt. Aaron Butler – who was killed August 16th serving a combat mission in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the soldier’s youngest sibling, Adam, drove back alone to his new home in Heber City – and was welcomed with an outpouring of love and support from the community. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Summit County deputies used Narcan to save a resident overdosing on heroin last week. It's just one of several instances where Park City and other Utah agencies have had to use the drug over the past several months. Rick Brough has more.

On today’s program Charlie Sturgis has today’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with an update on planning and building in Summit County, includ the controversy over guesthouse size in The Colony. Park City Council member Becca Gerber has details about last night's meeting.


Hurricane Harvey built up to a category 4 by the time it made landfall near Corpus Christie last week Friday. As we’ve reported, two members of the Park City Fire District are a part of Utah Task Force 1 currently in Houston, rescuing survivors. KPCW’s Melissa Allison spoke to one of them and has this report.