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Jorge Rodriguez habla con Francisco Astorga, quien es planeador con la municipio de Park City.  Habla acerca de viviendas para los de bajos recursos, o viviendas accesibles. Tambien habla de otros desafios y metas que tiene el municipio para ayudar a ciudananos.

Jorge Rodriguez speaks with Francisco Astorga, planner with Park City Municipal.  He talks about affordable housing and some other issues the City deals with to assist its citizens. 

Two snowboarders are lucky to be alive after setting off an avalanche Wednesday afternoon. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with an update of this month's "What's That with Pat? Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher talk about last night's council meeting and the Bonanza Flats purchase and Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock talk about the newest exhibit at the Kimball.: Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival.

Park City leaders say the Tour of Utah is a valued event, and even though they didn't get it this year, they hope it will return.  Meanwhile, the head of Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce says the area is looking forward to being in the cycling spotlight.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has reaction to the Tour's announcement of its 2017 host cities.

New CTE Specialist Joins Park City School District

Jan 12, 2017

The Park City School district has a new CTE specialist starting immediately. They’ve combined leadership with PC CAPs and have plans to build a more cohesive career and technical, project based, learning environment.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

Park City officials won't talk until tomorrow, but they have noticed an agenda item for Thursday's city council meeting that the city council will consider a purchase option for Bonanza Flat.  

The proposed purchase price is $38 million. City residents in November agreed to bond for $25 million of that. In a media advisory from Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager, representatives from Park City Council, Summit County Council, and several leading land conservation non-profits will provide a media briefing at 2 pm at the entrance to Park City Hall Thursday.

Madeleine  Knauer and Jackson Burton were recognized by the Park City School Board for winning the top Advanced Placement statewide awards given to one female and one male for highest AP test performance.  Knauer attends UC Berkeley and is studying Physics.  Burton is studying Molecular Biology at Yale.  They both were still home on holiday break and could attend the brief ceremony in their honor.

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There’s been a surge of activism around mental health issues in the Park City community following the drug overdose deaths of two 8th Grade Boys. The school district, along with the city and county have combined efforts to address mental health, substance abuse and at risk youth. Carolyn Murray has more.

There are a couple of large capital projects on the horizon for the Park City School District.  A task force has been working on the High School Expansion for many months but there’s a looming issue with what to do about a new school to replace Treasure Mountain Junior High and how to handle the 5th to 8th grade realignment.  Carolyn Murray was at the school board meeting on Tuesday and has this:

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The Tour of Utah just announced the route for this year's race and Park City isn't on the list.  However, Heber City is. The Tour dates this year are July 31 - August 6.   The race will start in Logan, then head to Brigham City and Snowbasin for Stage 2.  Stage 3 will feature individual time trials in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  South Jordan will host Stage 4.  Stage 5 will be in Davis County, starting in Layton City and ending in Bountiful.  Stage 6 will be in Heber Valley at Soldier Hollow and end at Snowbird.  The final stage will be in Salt Lake City.

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