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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.

Recycle Utah Offers New Programs for Summit County

Dec 28, 2016

Recycle Utah has served the residents of Summit County since 1991.  They have collection and reuse programs and they offer education and workshops.  There are a couple of new programs RU is bringing to residents of Summit County.    Carolyn Murray has more. 

An Emmy-Award winner is one of the newest restaurant owners on Park City's Main Street.   KPCW's  Renai Bodley caught up with Modern Family's Ty Burrell at the Eating Establishment.

Recycle Utah Offers Holiday Garbage Tips

Dec 28, 2016

With the holidays in full swing, Recycle Utah shares with KPCW listeners some reminders about the best way to manage your garbage including all those ribbons and bows.  There are also some everyday rules about recycling and Carolyn Murray has a report on that.

Brian King

Heading into the 2017 legislative session next month, growth issues and education funding seem poised to be the biggest concerns according to Park City’s representative from House District 28.  KPCW had a chance to talk with him about this and other pressing topics.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

The Park City Culinary Institutes web site says there are more chefs in Park City than in Paris.  Owner and founder, Laurie Muldower is offering something very different in the realm of cooking schools. Carolyn Murray has more.

Tania Knauer Reflects on School Board Term

Dec 28, 2016
Park City School District

The School Board election brings in two new members who will begin in January.  School Board president, Tania Knauer retires effective Dec 31st and provides KPCW with a recap of her time serving the school district community.  Carolyn Murray has more. 

High West Distillery Named 2016 Distillery of the Year

Dec 27, 2016
High West Distillary

Whiskey enthusiast magazine, Whisky Advocate, named Park City’s High West Distillery as Pioneer of the Year in 2010 – one short year after they opened their doors. Now known for their innovative blends, High West has been named 2016 Distillery of the Year by the same magazine.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Utah Rep. Mel Brown who will look back on his days in state legislature.   Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin, looking back on her tenure on her eight years on the Council. Josh Hales and Carlos Kinder from the  Park City High School Lacrosse team and Ginny Tuite from the Wasatch High School Lacrosse talk about their separate Christmas tree pickup fundraisers. 

Water Projects Abound Throughout Park City

Dec 22, 2016

Safe drinking water is often taken for granted in places like Park City.  The water department recently completed a project testing lead levels and they have upcoming  water treatment facility projects scheduled for the new year. Carolyn Murray has more:

While most businesses in Park City are gearing up for the ski season and the onslaught of people and traffic, Park City Municipal is planning for April, the final closing day, when they begin their big projects.  Carolyn Murray has of more: