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As of October first, the county becomes solid for the number of students in Utah's school districts determining how much state funding they will each receive. Whiled Park City School District budged for a nearly two-percent increase in student growth, the final enrollment count doesn't reflect that. Leslie Thatcher has more.


Early voting is now underway and there’s one proposition on the ballot,  Proposition 1, and it’s a yes or no vote for the $56 million dollar school bond.  The official group that has organized in support of Proposition 1 is called Support Park City District Schools.   Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Summit County

The Summit County Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the county's largest solar array now on line at the Justice Center. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Early voting in Summit County got underway on Tuesday and as long as you are already registered to vote, you can vote before Election Day at a number of county polling locations through Friday, October 30th.

Marsac Building and Richins Building:   Noon - 5 p.m.

Coalville, Kamas and Oakley City Halls: 9 - 1 p.m. (On October 30th - Coalville City Hall will be open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Kamas City Hall will be open 1 - 5 p.m).

PC READS, the non profit group that advocates for dyslexic students presented a free screening of the documentary Dislecksia the Movie Thursday. Leslie Thatcher spoke with the filmmaker Harvey Hubbell and one of the panelists Jack Amiel that followed the screening. More information is here: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCityREADS

The Kimball Art Center will open the doors to its new gallery on Kearns Blvd. this weekend. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews the agenda for Wednesday's County Council meting.  Park City Council Candidate Hope Melville talks about her candidacy. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Park City librarians have details on the current art exhibit and stuffed animal slumber party.

On today's program, Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin discusses the highlights of Wednesday's meeting. Moe Hickey, Kathy Pederson and Steve Gordon from Support Park city School District Schools talk about why they think voters should approve the school bond, Park City Transit and Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck and Transit Administration Supervisor talk about what they've heard at the first two public input sessions on transit in Park City and the surrounding areas. Melissa Band and Wade Carpenter talk about the 3rd Annual Leaders for Life Workshop for kids 7- 12.

On today's program, Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley reviews Tuesday's school Board agenda, including this year's final enrollment numbers. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche and Marketing Director Dave March preview the grand opening of the new Kimball on Kearns Blvd. Park City Council candidate Nann Worrel answers questions about her leadership style and abilities. Matt Strader and Brian Hanton have details about Saturday's Spirits Fun Run and Monster Ball.

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Today's candidate forum guests, alphabetically, Andy Beerman, Becca Gerber, Hope Melville, Dan Portwood and Nann Worel. 

Host Lynn Ware Peek takes a break from exploring science to talk politics with five of the six Park City Council candidates. After collecting questions from listeners over the last week, and throwing in many of her own, the candidates answered questions on traffic and parking, snow levels, the local economy and, of course, dogs. Candidates also had the opportunity to ask each other the hard questions.