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The Summit County Council on Wednesday gave notice that they want to renegotiate their contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau on the distribution of Transient Room Tax (TRT) funds. Under a long-time agreement, 90 percent of the TRT revenues have gone to the Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.

Taggers Target Historic Structures in Park City

Jun 29, 2017
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The Park City Police are investigating graffiti on historic buildings and cement ruins at the Alliance and Daly Judge Mines. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

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What would you do if you’re 7 miles out in the back country and you hurt yourself badly enough you can’t get back to the trailhead?  This happened to one of KPCW’s reporters. She made it down okay, but it was a close call and it prompted her to sign up for the new search and rescue insurance card the very next day.  

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The Snyderville Planning Commission on Tuesday continued to discuss and take public input about the proposed Master Plan Amendment for the Canyons Resort. Some recurring topics came up in the meeting. Rick Brough has more.

The Snyderville Planning Commission didn't make a decision Tuesday night about the proposed Village at Silver Summit. The project raises some fundamental issues regarding affordable housing and traffic. Rick Brough has more.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named a Park City resident as Chairman of the Incentives Committee. The office was established to promote business and tourism growth in Utah.  Carolyn Murray has more on the announcement.

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The Kimball Art Center Board of Directors has named Lindsie Smith as its new Executive Director, replacing Robin Marrouche who stepped down earlier this year. 

Lindsie Smith as most recently served as the Associate Director of Clark Planetarium where she managed the day to day operations, mentored staff and served as the organization’s spokesperson.  At the Kimball, she was hired to lead the organization as it continues to inspire and connect the Utah community through art. Her first day will be Monday, July 10, 2017.

Closing the achievement gap between special and general education is a priority for the state board of education.  They’ve been working on a project to close that divide for the past several years and there are some promising results.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Coalville City Council voted a preliminary approval on Monday for a proposed development that could add significant density to the county seat. They voted unanimously in favor of a 43-lot project, which the developer says will likely be called Chalk Creek Estates. Rick Brough has more.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named a Park City resident as Chairman of the Incentives Committee. The office was established to promote business and tourism growth in Utah.  Carolyn Murray has more on the announcement.

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