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"Screenagers" screens at the Jim Santy on Wednesday

Jan 3, 2017

Most of us, especially kids,spend many hours a day looking at some sort of screen.  There’s a documentary showing at the Santy Auditorium on Wednesday that addresses the issues of how technology affects our children and how to get a bit more balance in all of our lives. Carolyn Murray has more:

Snow days for school kids rarely happens in Park City.  But Tuesday's early snowfall turned into a day off for students.    KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Park City Municipal Corp.

Members of the Park City Council are meeting with interested residents this (Tuesday) afternoon at Old Town Cellars. Apres with Council is an opportunity to chat informally with members of the council after Park City issues and initiatives. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Kimball Art Center

After nearly nine years as Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center, Robin Marrouche will step down from that rold and join the Art Center's Board of Directors to focus specifically on raising money for a permanent home for the arts organization. Leslie Thatcher has the story.


Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s normal toddler behavior or whether your teenager is too withdrawn, or maybe your spouse seems especially down but you can’t tell for sure.  There’s a community education event on Wednesday at the Park City Library beginning at 5 pm that can help families address these kinds of issues.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The Ivers Tunnel Building Restoration is Completed

Dec 30, 2016

What was once known as the Shaft Bar on the Silver Star development in the early 20th century is now called the Ivers Tunnel Building and is the new home of a real estate office.

If you've been eagerly waiting for that email notifying you of your time slot to purchase tickets as part of your Sundance film Festival ticket package, you'll have to wait a bit longer. Those who purchased ticket packages to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival were supposed to be able to log onto their accounts on Tuesday and learn what time they could return online to purchase their individual tickets.  But that hasn’t happened. Sundance has since sent out emails informing their patrons of the technical issues.

For the final Local News Hour of 2016, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing, reviews  the past year of affordable housing developments and a look ahead at 2017. Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability manager, discusses the county's  waiver of  solar building permit fees, and other sustainability items. Brent Christensen with Ice Castles  talks about  today's opening at the Homestead today at the Homestead and Park City planner Kirsten Whetsone talks about the new Ivers Tunnel Building at Silver Star that was dedicated yesterday.


January doesn’t just ring in a new year, the Sundance Film Festival and great snow. It is also the time of year when Park City’s resorts come together and call to those who have never experienced the sport that dates back thousands of years – skiing and snowboarding.

New Life-Saving Training Offered Online

Dec 29, 2016

Earlier this year, a  a man who suffered a heart attack was saved by a bystander who administered CPR and used an Automated External Defibrillator to save his life.   The Park City Fire District is kicking off 2017 with a new program to train more residents in these life-saving techniques. Carolyn Murray has more: