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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.

Park City Prepares for the Halloween Spirit

Oct 30, 2017

Halloween has Park City officials working hard to make sure participants are safe and have fun. KPCW's Melissa Allison tells us what they're doing to make htis year's Halloween all about the treats.

Officials of the South Summit School District know that there's some opposition in the Kamas Valley to their proposed $58 million school bond. They won't know how much opposition until election day, November 7th. However, the school district has secured an important endorsement. Rick Brough has more.

For the last few years, the Tech team at Basin Recreation has patched its aging website with band-aids as it waits to unveil its new website on November 1st. But the patches haven't held, and the website was hacked one more time this weekend. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.


Two Park City motorists were injured Tuesday after their vehicles collided, head-on, on Meadows Drive. Rick Brough has more.


The Summit County Council received a briefing from their staff Wednesday on the Amended SPA Master Plan for the Canyons Resort. Council Chairman Chris Robinson notes it's a plan that aims to cut down on the Canyon's traffic impacts, and it looks at the resort building heights in a new way. Rick Brough has more.l


Leaders from the South Summit School District are going to voters on November 7th with a proposed $58.6 million bond. They say given the unprecedented growth they're facing, a bond is the most feasible option. Rick Brough has more.


In the next week or two, the Utah Department of Transportation will be balloting the affected property owners at Jeremy Ranch, about two dozen, to see if they want a noise wall along Interstate 80.

County Council Chairman Christ Robinson said, if the vote is for the wall, he hopes they can meet with owners and find some alternative option. Rick Brough has more.


The Park City High School’s handling of a recent post on a fake Instagram account by a student leader cast a rift between student groups.  KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

In early December, the Summit County Council will go to public hearings on the proposed 2018 budget, and a proposed tax increase. In the end, reports Council Chairman Chris Robinson, they will likely approve some sort of tax hike. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Summit County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man and a woman in Summit Park  just after midnight Wednesday, and found stolen mail belonging to more than 30 Summit County residents in their vehicle.  The deputies were responding to a call from a resident about a suspicious vehicle.   Deputies say when they located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants, one of them gave false personal information.   Officers then found a large quantity of U.S.