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Art Meets Safety
11:36 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Samurai Swords Bend Safely On Bonanza Drive

It's difficult not to notice the change on Bonanza Drive.  As of Tuesday evening, the road's metal sculpture that serves as a median has disappeared. But it will be back. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
11:34 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Summit County Use Of Bags

The Summit County Council Wednesday made some decisions involving county planning and tax refunds. But on one issue, they just sent a message, according to Council Chair Claudia McMullin. Rick Brough has more.

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Public Art
9:48 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Flaco Becomes Official Park City Resident

Flaco by James Burnes

Park City Council voted for the City to become horse owners. That is, owners of a wood and metal horse named Flaco - the newest piece of public art at City Park. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
3:36 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Still Not Safe For Residents to Return Home in Rockport

Hot spots still smoulder Friday in the Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches area.
Credit Larry Warren

Leaking propane tanks in the Rockport Ranches and Rockport Estates subdivisions may mean that even though an evacuation order is lifted sometime soon, it could be a while before residents are actually allowed to live in their homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
11:41 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Immigration Reform Meeting

A number of community organizations interested in reforming the country's immigration policies are meeting tomorrow (TUESDAY) night in Park Cty. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Prelude To A Fire Started Days Before

Small fires may have been a prelude to the Rockport fire (shown burning Wednesday).
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The blazed that started Tuesday in the Rockport Estates area is the worst fire that Summit County has seen in years. But Local Emergency personnel might understandably think that the opening act started this weekend.

In the prior days, the County's Fire Warden and firefighters have been busy responding to a rash of small fires in eastern Summit County - mostly lightning caused. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Evacuation Holdout Asks For Escort To Safety

A Bridge Hollow resident who has refused to evacuate since the Rockport fire started Tuesday apparently had had enough and asked for a police escort down the hill today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Best Town Ever
5:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Park City Named Best Town Ever - For 2013

Credit Outside Magazine

 As most everyone knows at this point, Park City has been named Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever... that is, for this year. And while Park City Mayor Dana Williams says overall it's good exposure, although perhaps it didn't tell the whole story. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Some Homes Get Their Own Private Firefighters

Members of the Park City Fire Department (shown) get assistance by private firefighters hired by the Elkhorn Insurance company.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

An insurance company has hired a private firefighting crew to stand by at the top of the Promontory Ranch Club to protect the high-end homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
12:09 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Coalville Primary For Mayor

Besides Park City, the only other primary election contest in the county yesterday took place in Coalville, where six candidates vied to run for Mayor. 

The candidate with the most voites in that contest led the pack by nearly 100 votes. But the second-place finisher, and three other candidates, were separated from each other by razor-thin margins. Rick Brough has more.

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