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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.

Miner's Day Without the Legend - Richard Martinez

Aug 25, 2017

It’s mucking, drilling and running with the balls time. Miners Day is just around the corner on September 4th but it won’t be the same without Rich Martinez. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

A UDOT road improvement project on Highway 224 started Monday and is expected to run through mid-November. The drainage project will have intermittent lane restrictions.

The firm on the project, Horrocks Engineering, says construction will impact 224 from Meadows Drive on the south end to Cove Canyon Drive (between the Blue Roof and Cutter Lane) on the north. Hours of construction will be 6am to 5pm.

Although there will be occasional lane restrictions, two lanes in each direction will stay open during peak hours.

Earlier this week, Kamas City officially approved the vote canvass for its municipal primary. The results showed there is still a very tight race between two city council candidates, which has only grown tighter as time wears on. But the result has been reversed since the initial tally on August 15th -- by just one vote. Rick Brough has more.

The Snyderville Planning Commission returned this week to consider the proposed expansion of the Colby School campus. But Snyderville Chairman Canice Harte said that in order to make a decision, they have to look at the history of the location. Rick Brough has more.

The Snyderville Planning Commission heard the pros and cons of a proposal to develop residential properties on the last piece of open space in Newpark. Rick Brough has more.

Carol Loomis named Volunteer Citizen of the Year

Aug 24, 2017
photo courtesy of Leslie Thatcher / Wendy Fisher, Cheryl Fox, Carol Loomis

The Park City rotary Club has named PC Tots Executive Director, Carol Loomis as Volunteer Citizen of the Year.  Kpcw's Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Wasatch Fire District Asks For Tax Increase

Aug 24, 2017

Wasatch County Fire District is asking voters to support a tax increase. They’re hosting an information session Monday night at the Heber Fire Station and hoping to have Wasatch County officials attend.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Melissa Allison

The Park City Council voted to save Library Field as permanent open space in February.  Now they’re looking to contract with Summit Lands Conservancy to manage the property for the future and will consider a proposal that Council will consider at their next meeting August 31st. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Summit Land Conservancy Staff Picture

For the first time, the Park City Rotary has decided an award will be shared by 2 people.  On Tuesday, the club gave the Professional Citizen of the Year Award to Wendy Fisher, head of Utah Open Lands, and Cheryl Fox, head of Summit Land Conservancy.

They were honored, for their work over the years in preserving land in the Wasatch Back and in Utah. Most of all, they were recognized for their efforts to raise money and awareness, leading to Park City's acquisition of Bonanza Flat.  Rick Brough has more.

Company Buying Deer Valley Still Has No Name

Aug 23, 2017
Courtesy of Deer Valley

Deer Valley has provided 36 years of skiing in Park City.  On Monday, President and General Manger, Bob Wheaton, announced the sale of the resort. Carolyn Murray has more: