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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.

Semi-Truck Driver's Quick Response Saves Lives

Sep 25, 2017
Melissa Allison

No charges are being filed against the semi-truck driver or the trucking company involved in the accident on Marsac Ave. that resulted in a car being wedged into a home. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Microtransit Will Come to Park City - Eventually

Sep 22, 2017

Though Park City cancelled the microtransit program – which is a way to provide transit service to those who aren’t close to a transit stop using small vehicles. Some believe it’s the way of the future. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why.

With the help of several grants, the People's Health Clinic will be opening a satellite office in Heber City after the start of the new year. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Second School Board Resignation in 8 Months

Sep 22, 2017
Julie Eihausen

Even though one school board member says it’s not unusual to see a lot of change in school board leadership, the President of the Board, Julie Eihausen disagrees.  She surprised many with her resignation at Tuesday’s meeting effective September 30th and will resign the seat all together in February, 11 months shy of her full term.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

Park City Leadership Class 21 is once again encouraging residents to get out this weekend and meet their neighbors for the 3rd annual Neighbor Day. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County is Looking at Raising Taxes

Sep 21, 2017

The Summit County Council is considering a property tax increase. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why.

A sure sign that fall is here: Odyssey Dance Company's annual production of "Thriller" returns to the Egyptian Theater, opening on Friday, September 22nd and running through October 8th. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher officially presented a letter to the County Council Wednesday, stating that he and the county's financial officers recommend a 27% increase in revenues for their General and Municipal Funds. That came after he presented a review of budget decisions in recent years, challenges facing the county, and details of where he would cut if the Council did not pursue a tax increase. Rick Brough has more.

SEAC Board Chooses Miner's Day Over Fourth of July

Sep 20, 2017

The Special Events Advisory Committee agreed – let the rest of the world have 4th of July – but Parkites are holding on to Miners Day. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.


In a sudden reversal, Park City Council will not vote on the micro transit program. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why.