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Leslie Thatcher

  Sunday's evacuation of Old Town businesses will be something one family won't forget. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Randy Barton

Homes and busineses in Park City's Old Town were evaculated Easter Sunday, after police received a threat of a bomb and a hostage taking. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was on the scene and has this to report.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley about how the master planning committee is proceeding with grade realignments, school start times and a possible new school.  Then, the season recap with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Tom Kelly. Two Park City Toastmasters win their area competition this past weekend and Evan Palazo of the Hot Sardines tells us what to expect at their show Saturday night at the Eccles Center.

9:50 PM Update

Police contacted KPCW to announce that Main Street and Park Avenue were now open. Swede Alley remains closed as a staging area for the moment.

9:30 PM

A bomb-sniffing dog is now on the scene at Treasure Mountain Inn, as the search continues for a possible bomb, as threatened by an unknown caller to the Park City Police Department earlier this evening. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher gets the latest from Sergeant Jay Randall from the Park City Police Department.

An anonymous phone call came in to the Park City Police Easter Sunday evening, reporting a bomb threat targeting the upper Main Street area. According to Police Chief Wade Carpenter, police the immediate area threatened reached from approximately 350 Main Street to the top of the street. The caller only gave a general location, Carpenter added, and efforts focused on the area around Wasatch Brew Pub and Treasure Mountain Inn.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Alison Butz, director of the Historic Park City Alliance.  They discuss what could be a record season for Main Street businesses and what to do about the lack of parking as Main Street sees increasing growth.

Leslie Thatcher

About 80 students from Summit County schools participated in the 9th annual Park Record Spelling Bee Tuesday - with the winner receiving an all-expense paid trip to the National Bee outside Washington DC. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Ideas to Impact

Apr 2, 2015

Ten Park City teachers last week showed off their ideas that have become reality due to the support of donors who have contributed to the Park City Education Foundation.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

During today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure about the Wilderness proposal the council approved and that he helped formulate.  Not everyone supports the gondola connection between Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort and Leslie talks with three residents who submitted their concerns to the Park City planning commission. Finally, Evelyn Everton with the Utah Child Protection Registry warns parents about the risks of sharing too much information about their children online.

After a four-year lawsuit, the Lodges at Bear Hollow Condominium Association obtained a $1.8 million jury verdict against the developer of the project for shoddy workmanship. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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