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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.

Summit Land Conservancy Closes on Conservation Easement

Dec 21, 2017
Summit Land Conservancy Staff Picture

On Wednesday, the Summit Land Conservancy announced closing two new conservation easements in the Old Ranch Hills neighborhood. The property is located on the north facing hillside overlooking Old Ranch road and is adjacent to the Risner Ridge and Round Valley open space.  Carolyn Murray has this report:

The Park City School District historically begins budget discussions in January and February.  School Administrators have requested the process begin earlier with a goal of reaching a final approval in March.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The next Art Talk sponsored by the Kimball Art Center is Thursday. It features author Chuck Newall, who has assembled a collection of gardens - each with its own story and emotional message. Rick Brough has more.

Park City High School Marching Band

A Master Planning consultant presented the Park City Board of Education with a comprehensive outline of data they would need to finalize a district wide master plan.  The Master Plan would define the facility needs of the district now and 5 to 10 years into the future.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City School District has had six superintendents in 24 years. With Ember Conley’s resignation it puts the school board, once again, in the search and recruitment mode.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

The Wasatch Back Narcotics Enforcement Team received an anonymous tip about gambling machines operating in Heber Businesses.  The police investigation shows that Latino businesses were targeted by individuals offering owners 30 percent of revenues generated by the machines.  The Heber City Police Department, in conjunction with an undercover joint task force, has shut down two gambling operations in Heber.  No arrests have been made.  Carolyn Murray has this report:

Park City Council Members Wear Ugly Sweaters - On Purpose

Dec 19, 2017
Linda Jager

Park City Council has some quirky traditions at their meetings that include spinning in their chairs when they have to adjourn one meeting only to start another. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us they even have a tradition that involves ugly sweaters.


The Park City Council hears from the public about whether or not they should make social equity a critical priority at this week’s meeting. Based on input from last week’s meeting, the public’s answer is – yes. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Water Projects Cost Less Than Expected

Dec 19, 2017

Park City water consumption has dropped since 2000 while the cost of getting that water to residences has increased.  More and more projects, electrical costs of pumping and new treatment facilities have quadrupled the base charges in the past decade.  Carolyn Murray has this:

A Park City High School junior has organized fellow students and parents in a service project to provide 1000 meals for those in need. It’s coming together this Saturday.  Carolyn Murray has this.