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The Heber City Planning Commission denied a request by the Karl Malone car dealership to turn an adjacent property into an employee parking lot.  And the debate centered around what is best for downtown Heber in the long run. KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

With at least $64 million needed to expand Park City High School as well as $20 million for a new 5-6 school, the Park City Board of Education now needs to figure out how to pay for it. Leslie Thatcher reports.

Court Overturns Motocross Approval

Mar 2, 2017

Summit County has again issued a Cease and Desist Order against a motocross track near Wanship. That's the result of a recent Third District Court ruling which overturned the County Council's rationale, allowing the track to remain. Judge Kara Pettit ruled in favor of about 20  neighboring landowners who filed suit against the track. The county's new order says that the owner of the land, Steve Luczak, just cease any use of the track, including personal use and has to restor and revegetate the land by this summer. Rick Brough has more.

Utah’s Republican controlled legislature has set a precedent in moving to repeal language that currently bans advocacy for LGBTQ students in public schools. The anti-discrimination Senate Bill 196 passed 24 to 1 out of the Senate on Wednesday. Now it goes to The House Education Committee for a hearing, followed by two floor votes. Carolyn Murray has more:

The Park City School Board received an update on the Dyslexia Pilot Program which is currently underway at McPolin Elementary.  The Board will decide this spring if it should be implemented in all four of Park City’s elementary schools.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Sixty-four million dollars is the price tag to expand Park City High School.  The Board of Education will meet on Tuesday morning and evaluate whether to expand the existing building or to build a new high school.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The proposal to redevelop the Colby School property off Highway 224 went to a public hearing this month before the Snyderville Planning Commission. Virtually all of the comments from the audience criticized the project. The Snyderville Commission did not come to a decsion after the hearing. Rick Brough was there and has this report.

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The American-Brazilian Aesthetic conference took place in Park City over the weekend where plastic surgeons spent four days learning from top surgeons from Brazil, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan, Belgium, the U.S. and more.

Summit County Commits to Bonanza Flat Funding

Feb 25, 2017
Leslie Thatcher

Park City's campaign to close on the purchase price for Bonanza Flat has received a major boost from Summit County. Council Chairman Chris Robinson announced Friday that the county will contribute $5.75 million to the purchase. With a $13 million gap to close to reach the purchase price - Robinson says they've made a good start to reach the goal line. Rick Brough reports.

Park City Film Studios

The legal fight over the Park City film Studios continues in Third District Court. A recent ruling from Judge Kara Pettit has the attorneys for film studio developer Greg Erickson claiming they'v won a significant victory. But the lawyers for the studio's financier, Gary Crandall, say that is just the beginning. Rick Brough reprorts.

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