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The Park City Film Series will bring the film Unlocking the Cage to the Jim Santy Auditorium on Thursday evening.  It’s part of the Reel Community Film series which brings free screenings to Park City for the purpose of illuminating social issues. Carolyn Murray has more:


515 Main St. – the North Face store - wants permission to put up a tent in their outdoor courtyard several times a year. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson said a conditional use permit is required because of the frequency of the request.


Those who opposed the Lilac Hill subdivision weren’t too happy when the council unanimously passed staff’s recommendation to make it a legal platted lot that will now allow development on the property.


Twenty-two thousand main-in ballots were mailed out last week but if you haven’t registered yet – don’t worry – Summit County Clerk Kent Jones says it’s not too late to register.

Daryl Boggess

A Utah man and his twin sons had a fun weekend planned at Strawberry Reservoir, but that quickly changed when they got to their campsite to find their trailer stolen.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Planned Parenthood Celebrates 100 Years

Oct 20, 2016

President and CEO of the Utah Chapter of Planned Parenthood, Carrie Galloway, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the national organization.  Planned Parenthood of Utah has been around 50 years and serves 50 thousand men and women for basic reproductive health issues.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City Police say a juvenile has been charged as a result of their investigation into the deaths of two 13 year old boys.

Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth died a couple of days apart in September.   Both boys were students at Treasure Mountain Junior High School. 

Police have not determined what caused the boys’ deaths.  However, right after they died the Park City School District and Park City Police issued a community alert about a synthetic opioid called “pink”.   They say the drug is easily available over the internet. 


After less than five years of operation, the Quinn’s Junction water treatment had to be shut down this year due to high levels of phosphorous and murky water which gummed up the plant’s filters. The plant is capable of processing three million gallons of water per day –water that would be needed in the event of drought or a fire. The fix is a $3.8 million upgrade.

City manager Diane Foster said it’s an incredibly important project because it will accomplish two things.

The Park city Board of Adjustment Overturns Appeal

Oct 19, 2016

The Park City Museum and Historic Society filed the appeal after seeing what staff had approved. They argued that the changes to the barrel roof and doers and windows could possible remove the historic building built in 1929 as one of the city’s Landmark structures.

Nearly 80 Summit County residents turned out for the  KPCW/Park Record Candidate Forum Monday night. Here are the segments in their entirety.

Utah House of Representatives House Districts 53 and 54:

Park City Board of Education:

Summit County Council:

$25 Million Open Space Bond presened by Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias:

Summit County Transportation Sales Tax Measures presented by Becky Kearns: