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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.

Film Series Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs

Sep 26, 2017

The Park City Film Series in partnership with the Women’s Giving Fund is showing the free screening of “She Started It”.  It’s part of the Reel Community Series which is a program to help non-profits share their vision through film.  Carolyn Murray has more:


The Park City Library has hired KPCW’s very own Cada Domingo host and DJ Jorge Rodriguez as their new Spanish services librarian. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why that’s a good thing.

Summit County Jail Needs Volunteers

Sep 26, 2017

There’s not a lot to do while you’re in jail – but for those who have to spend more than a few days in the can, the Summit County Jail offers some programs to help them get off on the right foot when they get out. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has this report.

Missing out on the large crowds lining Park City’s Main Street this year, the Tour of Utah has pushed its start date back next year, possibly allowing for the final stage to end in Park City once again. 

Next year’s tour - the 14th annual - is scheduled for Monday, August 6 through Sunday, August 12th. The dates had to be approved by the International Cycling Union or UCI – the global governing body of cycling which was done this week.

Utah State Board Of Education

The State of Utah released the Sage Test Scores earlier this week and school leaders weren’t surprised to see one of Park City schools receive a failing grade.    Carolyn Murray has this:  


The applicant for the Kimball - a special events center now under construction at the site of the former Kimball Art Center  - has  tightened up their mitigations for noise and will present them at Wednesday’s  Park City Planning Commission meeting. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City School District

On this year anniversary of the deaths of two Park City 8th graders, significant changes have occurred in the Park City School District. In a recent presentation to the Park City Rotary Club, District Superintendent Ember Conley highlighted the lessons learned and the efforts being made to address mental health and substance abuse.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Megan McJames

When you’re an independent Alpine Ski Racer and not affiliated with the US Ski Team, you have to find other ways to finance your dream.  There’s a fund raiser this Friday and a local athlete is hoping to raise money to compete in the Peyong Chang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

Just more than a year ago, tragedy unfolded in Park City.  Two friends, both 8th graders attending Treasure Mountain Junior High, died from an opioid overdose within a couple days of each other.  Last week Superintendent, Ember Conley shared the details of the tragedy and the efforts underway to fight for Health and Safety in Park City’s schools. In the first of a two part story, Carolyn Murray reports on the days following the community crisis.


Project ABC is a countywide grassroots, cultural planning project spearheaded by the Park City Summit County Arts Council. They have a survey out and want to hear from everyone. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us what they’re looking for and why you should participate.