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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.

Hyperloop in Utah?

Mar 7, 2016

Park City, Summit County and Utah officials met Wednesday with representatives of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to begin exploring the opportunities for getting Utah involved in a future, high-speed transportation system. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Nearly 85 students from Summit and Wasatch County schools participated in the 10th annual Park Record Spelling Bee on Tuesday with the winner of the older division receiving an all-expense paid trip to the National Bee in May. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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On March 11th, the filing window opens for county and state races. And there's at least one Republican challenger running for House District 53, which represents most of Summit County.  Rick Brough has more on the candidacy of Woodland resident Seth Winterton.

SC Council Considers Pay Raise

Mar 4, 2016
Summit County

The Summit County Council has scheduled a discussion to possible increase their salaries starting in 2017. The council's review of compensation Wednesday was expected to be a routine item. But it took an unexpected turn, when the one retiring council member said she's always thought the council salaries were too low and need to be higher to attract good candidates. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to State Rep. Kraig Powell; Park City Council Member Becca Gerber and Bruce Granath with MagicSpace Entertainment to talk about the schedule for next year's inaugural season of Broadway at the Eccles.

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With nine months to go, Park City is currently in 5th place for the $5 million dollar Georgetown Energy Prize, trailing behind the town of Aspen, which is in 3rd place.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

There's a  group of people who have come before the City with a new request.   They want a place to be free, a place to hang out -- a place for teens.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The Park City Council says while the current strategic plan calls for goals related to Park City as a World Class, Multi-Seasonal Resort Destination – its goals also revolve around the community and its residents.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Park City School District has hired a new, part-time community relations specialist, whose job will be to promote the district's business and achievements while answering a lot of questions. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County Sheriff

The Summit County Attorney's Office says it is not seeking the death penalty against homicide defendant James Enoch Henfling. That's because of the guidelines set by Utah's criminal statutes. Rick Brough has more.

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