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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.

The Summit Community Power Works (SCPW) group is looking ahead to the future - even while they're anxiously waiting to hear the reuslts of the $5-million Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. Rick Brough has this update.

The Treasure Mountain Inn has a new owner. Two reports from Rick Brough and Melissa Allison.

About 350 people participated in the March for Science Saturday in Park City.  KPCW's Renai Bodley was there and has the story: 

The Snyderville Planning Commission and the Summit County Council were scheduled to meet to hear a proposal to place an affordable housing development - more than 600 units - near Richardson Flat on property owned by the Mayflower Company., but the meeting was canceled. Rick Brough has more.

A well known east coast brand is bringing a store to Park City's Main Street.  And it will only be one of a few of its kind west of the Mississippi.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Leslie Thatcher

If you start to see your tap water turn a light brown, don't panic. Just know that Park City is underway with its annual water main flush. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Oakley School Closes Doors

Apr 21, 2017
Image obtained from Oakley School Website

The Oakley School, a Therapeutic Boarding School in Weber Canyon has announced they’re closing their doors effective June 30th.  Their intentions can be found in a letter on their home page. Carolyn Murray has more on this:

There’s been a shakeup in the Park City School Board leadership, but board members are mum on the sudden resignation of the board’s presidency by Phil Kaplan. Leslie Thatcher reports.

The Summit County Council sat down across from members of the Eastern County Agriculture Preservation (or ESAP) and wrestled with the question of whether funds from the ESAP program can be used ot help preserve riverfront land in Oakely. The question was whether the program's original intent included the aim of protecting open space. Three members of the ESAP committee responded to worries from some council members that the advisory committee was focusing too much just on agriculture. Rick Brough has more.

Arts Council Begins Master Planning

Apr 20, 2017