Park City

Park City purchased a fleet of battery-powered buses last year. The six buses have traveled about 250,000 miles and transported 350,000 passengers since June. The city will replace seven of its diesel fleet with long range electric buses later this year. Carolyn Murray has the details:

Park City Chmber and Visitors Bureau

The Thin Air Festival, focused on leadership and innovation, begins Thursday with an event at Park City Live at 6:30 p.m. Organizers have partnered with the Park City Youth Sports Alliance to celebrate Olympians and Paralympians with a homecoming parade on Friday at 5 p.m.  A concert follows at the end of the parade route on lower Main Street, which will be closed starting Friday at 5:30 a.m. to set up a stage for the Citizen Cope concert. Carolyn Murray has this:

So far, activity in the local real estate market is looking similar to 2017's action.  Rick Brough has more, from a conversation with Todd Anderson, president of the Park City Board of Realtors:

A default on a bank loan by Talisker Land Holdings LLC has opened the door for Park City to purchase a block of condominiums in the Prospector neighborhood at a low enough price that they could help meet the need for affordable housing.  Leslie Thatcher has the story:

Park City Municipal

A portion of old town was evacuated Monday after an excavator working on a home in Old Town came across some sticks of dynamite.

The dynamite, which appears to be from the mining era, was found in the foundation area of the house at 911 Empire Avenue just before 10 a.m.  Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk says safety precautions were put into effect immediately - first by calling the bomb squad.  Police evacuated the area from Crescent Street to 12th Avenue, and between Lowell Avenue and Empire Avenue.  

Dave Cushing

Officials estimate more than 1,000 people gathered at the top of Main Street joining in the March for Our Lives.  Although the march was coordinated solely by students, the protest wasn’t limited to teenagers. There were people using canes and pushing strollers as the crowd walked Main Street down to City Park. They carried signs and chanted in support of the nationwide effort to put an end to school shootings. Carolyn Murray has this:

No Name Saloon & Grill

On Monday, before Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum sentenced convicted murderer James Henfling to years in prison, the court heard emotional comments from friends and relatives of the victim, 37-year-old Jose Fernandez.  Rick Brough has the story:

Summit County Sheriff

James Enoch Henfling, convicted last fall for the 2016 murder of popular Park City bartender Jose Fernandez, has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison by Utah District Court Judge Patrick Corum. Rick Brough has the story:

KPCW

The Summit County Council Wednesday did not come to a decision on the three appeals filed against the Colby School redevelopment project, as Rich Brough reports:

A fiery motorcycle accident in which we was severely burned -- and a plane crash four years later that put him in a wheelchair -- uniquely qualified motivational speaker W Mitchell to preach from the soapbox that it's not what happens to you that counts... it's what you do about it.  He'll bring that message to the Jim Santy Auditorium next Monday in Leadership Park City's annual Community Lecture.  Leslie Thatcher has more:

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