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The Tour of Utah cycles to Park City August 6-7, 2016.    Thursday night, City Council got an update on some changes with the event.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Public health officials have closed Utah Lake.   They say a large, harmful algae bloom may pose a serious health risk to the public and animals.  Water samples from Utah Lake show the concentration of algae cells in the water are three times the threshold for closing a body of water.    The types of algae in the water release toxins that can affect brain, nervous system and liver function, according to officials with the Utah Department of Health.    

The Gorgoza tubing park near Kilby Road will be transformed in the near future. That's the plan, anyway, as the proponents of Woodward Park City, a youth sports and training facility. have put in an application to summit County. Rick Brough has more.

If you're a regular shopper at the Market at Park City, you've likely noticed the recent improvements in the freezer and refrigerated sections. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, the changes will save a lot of energy and eventually, money.

165 completed ballots are sitting in the Summit County Clerk's office.  Summit County Clerk Kent Jones says he can't count them because they got there too late.   But it's possible some could have been mailed in time.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

You can check on your ballot at the state elections website, vote.utah.gov, or click here

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A crowd of more than 200 people gathered outside city hall in Park City Wednesday afternoon to send a message to Vail Resorts, while executives from that company met inside with city officials to debate Vail's application to trademark the name "Park City."   KPCW's Renai Bodley was there: 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development director Pat Putt and Health Department Director Rich Bullough about the crack down on tiny houses. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses Wednesday's Park City Planning Commission agenda, including Treasure, PC MARC has news about this month's Lunch and Learn and former Mayor Dana Williams talks about his concern over Park City's proposed contract with Vail to settle the trademark dispute.

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Dana Williams, former mayor of Park City, is planning a public gathering at city hall Wednesday afternoon.   He says it's a way to "welcome" Vail Resort CEO Rob Katz.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Amir Caus about an application for a change of use of an accessory building in Silver Creek; Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez  talks about the overwhelming support county residents have shown his department; Julie Glusker is the new Head of Athlete Career and Education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and Becca Lael and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library talk about some upcoming programs.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mayor Jack Thomas about this week's drama between Park City and Vail Resorts; Roy Park has a new job as director of the Summit County Recovery Foundation; PC Tots Board President Carol Loomis talks about the progress made over the last year after receiving the first Women's Giving Fund grant in 2015.

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