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Park City announced plans to adopt a municipal transient room tax and use the revenues to build a city arts and culture center in the Bonanza Business district.  This kind of tax has never been done in Park City until now. Carolyn Murray has this story:  

Black Bear Killed on I-80

Jul 9, 2017

  A black bear was hit Thursday night at 11pm on I 80 west bound near mile post 138 between Parleys Summit and Lambs Canyon. The accident involved multiple cars and one man was taken to the hospital with facial cuts and a possible dislocated shoulder.  Carolyn Murray spoke with the Utah Highway Patrol Trooper responding to the accident.

Leslie Thatcher

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council announced today the city will purchase just over 5 acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million.  The site will be home to the Park City Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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"The Hero" a modern-day drama about a lonesome cowboy in L.A., premiered at last winter's  Sundance Film Festival, and now has made its way to a theater near you.  Linda Jager takes a look for this week's Friday Film Review:

July 4th-A Big Party In The Park

Jul 6, 2017
Park City, Utah

The Fourth of July is one of Park City’s biggest events.  Thousands of people come to town to enjoy the many varied activities going on all day long.  KPCW’s Carolyn Murray has this update on the July fourth impacts.

The City and County are embarking on a number of new transportation initiatives designed to reduce traffic and congestion in the city and the basin. Carolyn Murray has more on the status of the micro transit contract.

1000 Riders Try the New Electric Bus Service

Jul 3, 2017

It’s been more than a week since the new electric bus has come on the Park City transit scene.  It’s running every ten minutes between Kimball Junction and Old Town.  Carolyn Murray has this update.

At the launch of the new Electric Express last month, Park City and Summit County officials urged those in attendance to "ride the bus." So KPCW's Leslie Thatcher decided to ask them - if they ride the bus. Here's her report. 

Hill Air Force Base

July Fourth goes "Next Gen" this year. For the first time, pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing will perform Independence Day flyovers in the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.

he Air Force Reserve unit at Hill Air Force Base had previously flown over Independence Day celebrations in the iconic F-16 Fighting Falcon for the last 30 years. The Hill’s F-16s are being phased out and transferred to other base and the F-35 will now be the “face” of northern Utah July Fourth celebrations.

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Now that Park City owns Bonanza Flat - it's also responsible for it - and the Park City Council on Thursday got its first look at what that means. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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