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The Mountain Accord will get its day in Congress.   Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s Natural Resource Committee has scheduled the bill for a hearing on November 15th  If passed, it will create a new national conservation and recreation area right in Park City’s backyard.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.


A  U.S. Senator from the East Coast says an energy-saving program in Summit County & Park City is "inspiring."    He mentioned it in a speech on the Senate floor in September.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Park City Looking at One Direction Trails for Hikers

Sep 30, 2016

Hikers and fast bikers sharing the same trail can have sometimes have dangerous consequences. Park City officials are now looking at developing more hiking only trails for outdoor enthusiasts. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more. 

Ten Years - Thirty-Six Trails - Almost Done

Sep 30, 2016

In 2007 Park City voters approved $15 million in bonds to make improvements for walking and biking connections around town. Nearly 10 years later, there is still some $5 million in the account for a couple of  projects that still need to be completed. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has this and update on all that was accomplished.

On Tuesday night, the FBI and DEA presented a documentary film about the realities and ravages of Opioid addiction.  The panel of experts that convened  was diverse, covering the medical community, law enforcement,mental health and substance abuse professionals.  

KPCW reporter, Carolyn Murray attended the screening and the discussion panel that followed.

Heber City Council Wants More Public Input - Again.

Sep 29, 2016

Heber City Planning Commission has looked long and hard at the proposed Form Based Code that would change zoning ordinances affecting most properties within the city. Heber City Council sent out a letter to the community outlining the change and inviting them to a public hearing on Oct 12.

Don't Let the Christian Center's Fence Fool You

Sep 29, 2016
Christian Center of Park City

There have been a lot of questions about the fence that was raised around the Christian Center of Park City but executive director Rob Harter said not to worry - it’s a good thing.

The film is a graphic depiction of Opioid addiction in the United States.  Special agents from the DEA and FBI , along with Community Health Workers, participated in the panel discussion that followed the movie.  

They indicate the  abuse of pain killers and synthetic opiates in Utah and nationwide is unprecedented.

Carolyn Murray was covering the event for KPCW.

Joint Forum held on Opioid Addiction in Utah

Sep 28, 2016

A joint forum hosted by Valley Mental Health and Summit County Health Department was held to discuss the epidemic of opiate drug addiction in Utah.  The panel consisted of mental health workers and law enforcement who were there to answer questions about drug use in teens and adolescents.  There were about 250 to 300 people who attended and the conversation covered a host of topics.

Carolyn Murray has more on the event.


Summit County Sheriff's Office

The Manhattan man and woman charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: