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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.

Utah Democrats chose their candidate for U.S. Senate by a heavy margin. Meanwhile, party members on the Wasatch back will be voting in a couple of primary races on June 26th. Rick Brough has more:

Ronald Winerton

KPCW presents the final of three interviews with the Republican primary candidates for Utah Senate District 26. Experience and backgrounds vary widely, with two candidates living in the Uintah Basin and one residing in Park City. This last interview is with sitting Duchesne County Commissioner Ronald Winterton, a lifelong resident of the Uintah Basin. Carolyn Murray has this: 

The Park City School District Superintendent Search is in the final stages.  There are six semi-finalist candidates who will visit the school district on May 5th.  A selection committee has been named that will conduct the interviews and make a decision on the final selection.   Carolyn Murray has this:

District Employees

–Bob Edmiston: McPolin Elementary Principal

–Shannon Hase: Park City Learning Academy teacher and parent of secondary students

–Abby McNulty:  Park City Education Foundation Executive and parent of elementary students

In connection to mental health awareness month; Connect Summit County is hosting over 15 different events to raise awareness of mental health challenges this May. David Boyle has more:

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Teri Orr, head of the Park City institute, says that even with the venue change The St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights series will still be offering its usual mix of legendary and new talent. Rick Brough has more:

Jesse Hunt, the executive director of the Park City Ski and Snowboard has accepted an offer from U.S. Ski and Snowboard to return as Alpine Director for the national teams. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

After his ski racing career ended, Jesse Hunt went to work for the organization for the U. S. Ski Team for 16 years, leaving as the Alpine Director in 2009 to take on the role of Program Director of the Park City Ski Team.

Brian Gorum Senate District 26

The primary election season is upon us, with three candidates running for Utah Senate District 26 on the Republican ballot. A resident of Vernal is one of those interested in serving the sprawling and diverse area that includes the five counties from the northeastern part of the state. Carolyn Murray has this:  

The Summit Community Gardens have opened for the season. David Boyle has more:

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Park City Municipal Corp. reached out to Utah State University’s master students to prepare a bioregional report for Park City. Melissa Allison tells us why:

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A Park City resident is on the Republican Primary ballot for Senate District 26.  The district is huge and includes Summit and Wasatch Counties along with three Uintah Basin counties.   Kevin Van Tassell, a resident of Vernal, is retiring after 12 years serving in the state senate.  There are some unusual characteristics of this upcoming primary election.   Carolyn Murray has this:

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