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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.

Summit County is giving Oakley City $500,000 to preserve land along the Weber River.  And the city's former mayor says it benefits all of Summit County.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

The pieces are falling into place to preserve a stretch of river front in Oakley.   Soon, the public will have a chance to weigh in on the plan.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has an update: 

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January 2017 will go down as one of Utah's snowiest months, ever. And for those living in some of Park City's remote, high-elevation locations, it hasn't been easy to deal with. But some say, they wouldn't have it any way - even it if means coming in through the bathroom window. Leslie Thatcher has their stories.

Park City School District has all but decided to not move forward with grade realignment until the 2018/19 school year.  Many considerations were taken into account in a more than 2 hour discussion of the multiple issues facing the School Board.  Carolyn Murray attended the meeting and has this:

On today's program, Park City School Board member Phil Kaplan and superintendent Ember Conley discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Dean Barrett board member and Marlene Ligare, President of the Prospector Property Owners Association have an update on the redevelopment plans. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Budget Operations Manager Jed Briggs discuss Council Retreat Thursday and Friday and Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough and Ollie Wilder, Programs Director Ollie Wilder talk about an upcoming community meeting.

If you live in the east side of Summit County, in areas including Kamas, Oakley, Francis, Woodland and Coalville, or in the Synderville Basin in Silver Springs, Ranch Place, Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook, the man who represents you in the Utah legislature wants to know what you think about several issues on Capitol Hill.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more on Utah House District 53 Representative Logan Wilde's survey:

To take the survey, click here.

Park City School District grade realignment decisions are in acceleration mode all of a sudden.   The School Board meets on Tuesday morning at 9am.  The agenda includes working through details of implementing changes by the 17-18 school year along with a discussion on a sizeable school bond initiative.   Carolyn Murray has more on the details.

Mountain Lion Sightings In Park Meadows

Feb 6, 2017

The Park City Police Department initiated an emergency notification system text to residents in the Park Meadows area Monday evening because a mountain lion was seen crossing the lower part of American Saddler.  A second sighting was reported on Estates Drive where a homeowner found the remains of a small animal on their deck.  Police were able to confirm the tracks belong to a mountain lion.  

Park City Man Succumbs to Injuries from Falling Ice

Feb 6, 2017
Photo courtesy of Go Fund Me Page

A 50 year old Midway  man died of injuries sustained  by a falling block of roof ice while washing windows at a property on Woodside Avenue.  The man died a day after undergoing surgery.  Jon Henry was a frequent contributor to KPCW’s “Tales from the Wasatch Back."  KPCW’s Carolyn Murray has the story on this tragic accident. 

The Park City Board of Education could start to put its grade realignment plans into place as soon as this fall - a year earlier than expected. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A resolution urging President Trump to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument is moving quickly through Utah's Legislature.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

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