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Tonight's forum on Women in Leadership features KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher as the moderator.

Panelists include: 

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Now that the Republican presidential debate scheduled for March 21st in Salt Lake City has been canceled, the Utah Republican Party has announced it will extend the online registration deadline for the caucus on March 22nd.   The new deadline is midnight, Thursday, March 17th.  The party says the extension is "due to overwhelming public interest in the debate and the Presidential Caucus."   Below is the story  KPCW's Renai Bodley filed earlier:  

For the last seven years, Rena Jordan has led the Snyderville Basin Recreation District. She has now accepted a new job and her final day with Basin Rec was last Friday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bryan Schott, Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com with a final recap of the 2016 legislative session; Park City Superintendent Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board retreat and meeting; Doug Clyde announces his candidacy for Summit County Council; Tom Kelly has this week's update of the US Ski Teams and Artist Peter Max talks about his exhibit coming to Park City this weekend.

Park City Fire District

The garage of a Prospector home was destroyed after a fire broke out Friday night. Fire crews responded to a home fire on Annie Oakley Drive just before 8  p.m. When crews arrived, they found the garage ablaze with flames reaching the second story.

The home’s owner and two family pets got out safely.

Most of the damage was contained to the garage, but a vehicle parked in the driveway was destroyed and smoke and water damage affected other areas of the home making it uninhabitable. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The Summit County Health Department posted a survey this week to gauge how it's doing with its mental health and substance abuse programs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Link to the survey.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher has a farewell interview the outgoing director of Snyderville Basin Recreation; Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews the process for filing for office; Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a recap of the city council retreat so far; Charlie Matthews talks about his new role as Park City School District's STEM Program Coordinator and Leadership Park City Myles Rademan has details about Monday's Women in Leadership Forum.

Utah County Sheriff's Office

Video of a dog rescue on Deer Creek Reservoir has captured a lot of attention in the past week.  It was a happy ending not only for the dog, but also personnel at Deer Creek State Park.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:

Here's a link to video of Sadie's rescue.

Here's a link to the Paws for Life website.  

The price of a season pass to Park City Mountain Resort is going up for the 2016-2017 season.  And the resort says the best deals are for guests who purchase their pass before April 10th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here is a link to the resort's season pass site.

ON today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Roger Armstong about the council giving members a pay raise; Summit County Development Director Pat Patt reviews planning issues; Snyderville Planning Chair Bea Peck updates listeners on the Skull Candy building and the Director of the Park City Institute Teri Orr has details about this weekend's Saints and Sinners Fundraiser.

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