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The Snyderville Recreation District has a major task to complete this summer: buckling down and beginning plans for their space in the massive Silver Creek Village project. Rick Brough has more.

The federal lawsuit filed against the Park City School District by former Park City High principal Hilary Hays has come to a confidential settlement. However, there's still a big question mark hanging over the resolution. Due to the size of the settlement, it's been referred to Governor Gary Herbert to be ratified. The parties in the dispute haven't heard from the governor's office yet -- after nearly four months of waiting. Rick Brough has more.

Sentencing was handed down in the Third District Court Monday for a woman who placed the remains of her two stillborn babies in a plastic container in her closet. The defendant, 28-year-old Molly Jojola was sentenced to 60 days in jail, and 36 months probation. Judge Kent Holmberg also directed that she undergo a full evaluation for her mental health and substance-abuse issues. Rick Brough has more.

The School Board meets Tuesday afternoon to vote on new hiring recommendations.  A new Assistant Superintendent is expected to be approved along with Compensation Agreements for District Administrative personnel. 

Both the Republican and Democratic State conventions were held this past weekend.  It’s going to be a lively election season with the special election to fill the vacancy in the District 3 Congressional seat.  Carolyn Murray has more:

US Skiing and Snowboarding

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association today (Monday) unveiled its official rebrand as U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Along with the name change, a new brand mark will unite athletes, members and fans as one team with a vision to be Best in the World in Olympic skiing and snowboarding. 

Park City Celebrates the Purchase of Bonanza Flat

Jun 16, 2017
Dave Cushing

With the financial support of thousands to raise millions of dollars – a couple of hundred people celebrated Friday afternoon – the purchase of Bonanza Flat. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City Council member Andy Beerman is responding to some of the criticism of the Mountain Accord process which came after the Summit County Council decided, in a split vote, to continue funding for the Accord. Rick Brough has more.

With nearly 4.6 million skier days reported in the 2016-2017 season, Utah blew by its previous skier-day record. And while Colorado ski resorts logged almost three times as many -- close to 13 million skier visits last season -- it didn't break any records. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Rick Bowmer / AP

The Summit County Council was unanimous Wednesday in approving a resolution endorsing federal public lands and recognizing their value to Summit County and Utah's economy, recreation, heritage, and quality of life. Rick Brough has more.

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