Local News

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.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the superintendent of Wasatch School District Terry Shoemaker about the possibility of a $62 million bond that could go on November's election ballot to build new schools and a pool facility. Park City manager Diane Foster reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting and Ann Ober discuses the Mountain Accord Interlocal Agreement that is on the council's agenda for discussion. Melissa Caffey and Glenn Artist from The Hope Alliance talk about Caffey's retirement and what's next for the organization.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox with the Summit Land Conservancy about their summer programs. Park City council candidate Nann Worrel - the first one to file talks about why she's running for one of the three seats. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's council council agenda, including a possible approval of the Silver Creek Development Agreement.

A proposed new water pumping surcharge for homes and businesses above about 6,800 feet elevation in Park City, could go into effect as soon as July 1st. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Police Department

Park City and Summit County police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing and/or burglarizing 25 vehicles this past weekend. Leslie Thatcher has more.

ON today's Local News Hour, Park City council member and executive board member of Mountain Accord Andy Beerman has the latest following last Friday's board meeting. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley talks about the process to replace outgoing board member Moe Hickey as well as a budget update. Egyptian YouTheater director Jamie Wilcox previews their upcoming summer camps.

The executive committee of the Mountain Accord met last week to determine next steps in the process of forging the preservation plan for the Central Wasatch. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Mountain Trails Foundation director Charlie Sturgis says while the organization supports leash laws, it also supports "reasonable enforcement," which may include large off-leash areas in addition to high-enforcement and low-enforcement areas, and some no-dog areas.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Nann Worrel

A second Park City resident has announced she will run for Park City Council and will file an official declaration of candidacy next week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

After a meeting with students and teachers who expressed concern about the remodel of the Park City High School library into a workspace for PCCAPS on Tuesday, at least one student isn't buying off on the plans. Leslie Thatcher reports.

ON this Bike to Work Day, Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mountain Trails Foundation's Charlie Sturgis from one of three breakfast gathering spots. Clint McAfee and Jason Christensen talk about the proposed water pumping surcharge and water conservation. Park City council member Tim Henney has an update from Thursday's council meeting. Colin Hilton and Sandy Chio from the Utah Olympic Park have an update on the new training jumps and summer activities and Sam Schwoebel with Basin Recreation has a final bike to work  call-in from the Basin Fieldhouse.

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