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Robotics Team On Way to World Championship Competition

Mar 30, 2017
Slade Shemmer, Jared Jones, Jaden Robertson ,Andrew Stucker

The Park City School District is sending yet another team to a championship event this spring.  This time it’s the First Tech Challenge World Robotics Championship. The Robominers advanced to Super Regional competition a few weeks ago in Tacoma, Washington and have now earned a spot at the Worlds.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The founders of the Podcast, Serial, are coming to the Park City Eccles Center Stage on Saturday night with a show called "Binge Worthy Journalism".    Carolyn Murray has more on this:

Utah State law requires surveys be conducted every year in all public schools. Parent surveys on school principals have been done for years in Park City but since 2012, the legislature requires each school district initiate these surveys during class time and they’ve been expanded to include feedback on teachers.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Participating in Leadership Programs is part of the Park City community culture.  The Thin Air Innovation Festival starts next Wednesday at OP Rockwell from noon to 2:30. There’ll be a panel of business, military and athletic leaders there to talk about Performance Leadership when it’s all on the line.   Carolyn Murray has more on the event.

There's good news for hundreds of Park City residents whose homes are no longer in a flood plain.  But there's also bad news for dozens of others who are now at risk.  There will be a public open house Wednesday, March 29th, at the Park City Library to show property owners the new flood plain maps.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Immediately after Governor Herbert signed into law the nation's strictest DUI limit, the news started to spread around the world.  The head of a national hospitality group is criticizing the move, while a long-time restaurant owner in Park City expressed his concerns.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Swaner Eco Center Web site photo

Small Wonders, The Expansive World of Insects, opens on April first at the Swaner Eco center.  It’s a chance to learn about how important these tiny creatures are to the health of the ecosystem.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Last week the Park City Council approved a resolution that calls for the creation of a regional committee to begin implementation of the projects laid out in a 60 page Mountain Facilities Recreation Master Plan. Carolyn Murray has more on this.

Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning that he will sign House Bill 155, which lowers the drunk driving blood alcohol content limit to .05 from .08.  That means Utah will have the most strict DUI law in the country.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

The Recycle Utah Board of Directors has named Carolyn Wawra as the orgnazation's new executive director. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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