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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.

Leslie Thatcher

Snyderville Planning Commissioner Colin Deford is hoping to move up to the Summit County Council. Rick Brough has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Marion businessman Sean Wharton plans to file for an open seat on the Summit County Council, but says he's leaving his options open as to which seat he'll be running for. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on this week's City Council retreat; Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough talks about the new mental health needs assessment survey; and Jesse Hunt with the Park City Ski Team has details on this year's PCST Alumni Night.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development Director Pat Putt and Personnel Director Brian Bellamy; Colin Deford, who is running for Summit County Council; Kyle Oram who talks about solar panel installation; and Rick Rea, Artistic Director of Ziegfeld Theatre Company about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The filing window for sate and county races opens Friday, March 11, but already candidates are emerging. Rick Brough has more.

As we've reported, many charges and counter-charges were made as the Park city Film Studios lawsuit went back to Third District Court for oral arguments. Among those, the attorney for studio developer Greg Ericksen said his client has been gratuitously defamed by the financier for the development, Gary Crandall. The attorney emphatically denied that Ericksen sought to establish a position of trust with Crandall based on their mutual membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rick Brough has more.

Hyperloop in Utah?

Mar 7, 2016

Park City, Summit County and Utah officials met Wednesday with representatives of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to begin exploring the opportunities for getting Utah involved in a future, high-speed transportation system. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Nearly 85 students from Summit and Wasatch County schools participated in the 10th annual Park Record Spelling Bee on Tuesday with the winner of the older division receiving an all-expense paid trip to the National Bee in May. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

On March 11th, the filing window opens for county and state races. And there's at least one Republican challenger running for House District 53, which represents most of Summit County.  Rick Brough has more on the candidacy of Woodland resident Seth Winterton.

SC Council Considers Pay Raise

Mar 4, 2016
Summit County

The Summit County Council has scheduled a discussion to possible increase their salaries starting in 2017. The council's review of compensation Wednesday was expected to be a routine item. But it took an unexpected turn, when the one retiring council member said she's always thought the council salaries were too low and need to be higher to attract good candidates. Rick Brough has more.

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