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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.

USA Today has named Park City Miners the top public high school in Utah.  This comes after US News and World Report last year named Park City as one of the top 500 high schools nationwide.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley received the Chief’s’ Award on Tuesday.  It’s given by the Police Department in recognition for her work in improving the safety for students and faculty throughout the school district.   Carolyn Murray has more:

During Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting, council members and the public addressed a number of issues including lawsuits over opioids and the county's bus service in the Park City area.  Rick Brough files this report:

Roger Armstrong of the Summit County Council says that short-term rentals -- booked on the Internet through such sites as Airbnb and VRBO -- are an issue for municipalities across the country, but especially for resort towns.  That's why the county and Park City are sponsoring a study into this kind of housing, as Rick Brough reports:

With a Friday deadline approaching, there's still time to be considered for the vacant seat on the Park City Council.  Leslie Thatcher has this update:

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: