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Park City had plans to turn the Brew Pub parking lot on upper Main St. into a plaza to draw more business up the street. But when the city council voted to purchase Treasure Hill as open space, the project was cut. Now, the Historic Park City Alliance is working to make sure the merchants concerns don't slip between the cracks. Melissa Allison has more:


The applicant of the repurposed Colby School development, Hoffvest LLC, issued a letter Monday demanding the Summit County Council postpone its scheduled decision Wednesday to rule on the appeal. The letter also asks the council to recuse itself from the matter altogether after meeting in what Hoffvest claims was an illegally closed session. Leslie Thatcher has the story:

Old Town Employees Roll With The New Parking Program

Mar 26, 2018

The busy season is behind Park City and the Historic Park City Alliances executive director said, while the numbers aren't in yet, the new parking and employee parking programs seem to have gone off without any real problems. Melissa Allison has more:


Two special events in early 2019 back to back could prove changing for Park City. The Sundance Film Festival returns as usual next January, but in addition, the World Freestyle Championships will open the second weekend of Sundance. Melissa Allison has more.

The Park City Planning Commission meets Wednesday with just a few items on their agenda. One item that is scheduled to be continued is the Twisted Branch Road subdivision plat - a road that could eventually provide public access to Bonanza Flat and Brighton Estates year round. Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Efforts to expand Medicaid in Utah have met roadblocks in the state legislature since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010 by President Barak Obama. Utah lawmakers passed a Medicaid expansion bill this year.  Critics say it has no chance of getting federal approval because it doesn’t meet the ACA guidelines requiring coverage up to 138% of the poverty level. Proponents in the legislature disagree and are hoping for support from the federal government.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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A portion of old town was evacuated Monday after an excavator working on a home in Old Town came across some sticks of dynamite.

The dynamite, which appears to be from the mining era, was found in the foundation area of the house at 911 Empire Avenue just before 10 a.m.  Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk says safety precautions were put into effect immediately - first by calling the bomb squad.  Police evacuated the area from Crescent Street to 12th Avenue, and between Lowell Avenue and Empire Avenue.  

Dave Cushing

The March for Our Lives down Main Street ended at the City Park bandstand. Park City students scheduled music, a slam poetry reading and a handful of speakers including three students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Carolyn Murray has this:

Dave Cushing

Officials estimate more than 1,000 people gathered at the top of Main Street joining in the March for Our Lives.  Although the march was coordinated solely by students, the protest wasn’t limited to teenagers. There were people using canes and pushing strollers as the crowd walked Main Street down to City Park. They carried signs and chanted in support of the nationwide effort to put an end to school shootings. Carolyn Murray has this:

Exchange Student Found Dead In Wasatch County Home

Mar 23, 2018
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A 17-year-old exchange student from Estonia, Anica Juur, was found dead last weekend at her host home in Midway. She had been staying with a family for the past nine months, attending Wasatch High School. There is no foul play suspected with the unexpected death of the teen.  Carolyn Murray has this.