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While the Snyderville Basin Recreation District is working on trail projects throughout the Basin, they're still puzzling over the right plan for crossing Highway 224 at the Blue Roof intersection. Rick Brough has more.

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It's County Fair time! On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Fair Director Travis English. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce details the reasons why the Planning Commission will be forwarding a negative recommendation to City Council on the Alice Claim development. Casey Vorwaller, the Public Information Officer for the Park City Fire District has the latest on where fireworks and open fire are allowed and Kamas Mayor Lew Marchant has details about Kamas Valley Fiesta Days.

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Judges have chosen another winner for the KPCW Summer Water Waste Photo Contest.

Thirteen-year-old Shay Dillloway sent in a photo from his neighborhood. In the photo, you can see water spewing into the street.  He wrote that water is being wasted because it’s shooting off the law and going down the gutter to a storm drain and then to the water treatment plant. Not only is water being wasted, but energy is being waster too. He suggests that the sprinkler owners turn down the water pressure so that water only hits the law and not the driveway and gutter. 

A member of the Park City Planning Commission says while the developers of the Alice Claim subdivision above the intersection of King Road and Ridge and Sampson Avenues should be able to build something, the project that they proposed is not it.  Lynn Ware Peek  has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to the developer and broker for the Echo Spur development - a green and high end 7 lot development on Rossi Hill. The co-chairmen of the Park City School District Master Planning Committee Sean Morgan and Rory Murphy answer more questions following the third and final public input session before the committee makes its recommendation to the Park City School Board.

Local developer Gary Crandall is asking Third District Court to let him amend his lawsuit against the Park City Film Studios and has submitted a more detailed complaint against Greg Ericksen, the developer of the project. Crandall alleges that he advanced more than $12 million to the film studios based on agreements and Ericksen's promises that Crandall would be a partner in the development. Instead, the revised lawsuit says Ericksen is now fraudulently claiming that Crandall is only a lender. Rick Brough has more.

A purchase made last week by the Snyderville Basin Recreation District near the site of the Silver Creek Village Center will be an indoor recreation site sometime in the District's future. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County went looking for a transportation manager and found one right in its own back yard, Caroline Ferris is an 8-year resident of the Basin and so has seen the traffic issues she'll be dealing with. Rick Brough reports on her first visit to KPCW.

On today's Local News Hour, Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announces the latest conservation easement on 62 acres in Brown's Canyon. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche has the latest on 46th annual Arts Festival. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher introduces newly-hired Transportation Manager Caroline Ferris. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen stops by for her monthly update and Park City Institute director Teri Orr has details about Thursday's Easton Corbin concert at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater.

The owners of Cole Sport - Gary and Jana Cole - were honored with the 2015 Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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