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Park City Council Considers Park City's Future

Mar 6, 2018

Park City Council kicked off its retreat Thursday with a discussion about how far Park City has come and where members think it should go. Melissa Allison has more:


The Summit County Council and the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission met in a joint session recently to ask representatives of the Promontory Club why most of the employee housing they pledged to build 18 years ago has yet to be started.  Rick Brough has this update:

The Summit County Council is looking at several options to recycle and cut down on waste going into the county landfill.  Rick Brough has details from a recent conversation with council member Kim Carson:

The Summit County Council has received an updated housing needs assessment, which again points out the need for affordable homes.  Council Member Kim Carson says the although study is helpful, it raises important questions and highlights a need for further data, as Rick Brough tells us:

The South Summit School District in Kamas has a student activist group focused on removing the stigma around mental health and reducing youth suicide. The third annual Opportunities Night coming up on March 13 is designed to enforce and promote mental health and wellness.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Board of Education meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. to continue discussions on changing start times for the junior high and high schools. Research from the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has highlighted the health impacts that exhaustion has on teenagers. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley was not previewing Thursday’s school board meeting on the airwaves this morning.  Instead, she was on her way to Helena, Montana, to interview Tuesday afternoon as one of the six semifinalists for that district’s open superintendent position.

Conley resigned her local position last December, effective June 30.

The Helena school board released a list of the semifinalists on Friday. Following all six interviews, the board will narrow the field to three finalists.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard

Elite junior skiers from across the country will be competing at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway this week and organizers are desperately seeking volunteers.

U.S. Cross-Country Junior National Championships start Tuesday and organizers are still in need of volunteers to work the finish timing stations. If you're interested in helping, staff will train you.

Volunteers need to arrive at 7:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. start. The days finish between by 4:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. 

Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez

The Summit County Sheriff’s office begins a school safety initiative that will give more police presence on all the school campuses throughout the county. It won’t cost any more to taxpayers, but they'll provide more of a security presence at our schools. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City School District is in the middle of budget discussions. One of the items in the 2018-19 budget is a placeholder to fund later school start times for junior high and high school. A flurry of texts opposing the change circulated before the meeting. Carolyn Murray reports: