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An update on the investigation into the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School Students tops this morning’s Local News Hour.  Host Renai Bodley talks to Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter about the new synthetic drug “pink” and why police are concerned it could be in our community.  Then Summit County Councilman Tal Adair gives an update on criminal justice reform and a new plan to move non-violent drug offenders out of the jail and into supervision.  Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck talks about the Discovery CORE project, which is a mixed affordable housing project

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter was on The Local News Hour this morning.  He gave new information about the synthetic drug "pink" and why he says it's in the community.  He also has an update on the investigation into the deaths of 13-year-old Grant Seavers and 13-year-old Ryan Ainsworth.    

Here is the entire 15 minute interview:

Wednesday afternoon Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley and Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk held a news conference to update the community on the investigation of the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School students.  13-year-old Grant Seaver passed away at his home Sunday.  Tuesday, his friend Ryan Ainsworth, also 13, was found deceased at his home.

Park City Police are investigating the deaths of two 13-year-old Treasure Mountain Junior High students.  The deaths occurred in two separate incidents.   Grant Seaver passed away Sunday.  Ryan Ainsworth died Tuesday morning.  Both died at their homes.  Police say there is no imminent threat to student safety.    However, they are issuing a community-wide alert about a synthetic opioid called "pink".   They stress there is no confirmation the drug is connected to the deaths of the two boys.

Park City Police Department & Park City School District

(Below is a statement from the Park City Police Department and the Park City School District)

Fatal Overdoses from Synthetic Opioid -- U-47700 -- in Utah

U-47700 (Also Known as “Pink” or “Pinky”): Extremely Dangerous Drug Appearing in Park City

The superintendent of Park City Schools has posted a letter on the school district’s website publicly apologizing for what she described as her inadequately worded and poor timing of her email that was sent to parents on May 2nd. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more…

Scroll down to read the entire letter here.

A threat made back in October against Park City High School staff has parents today worried and now questioning why they're hearing about this seven months later. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Teens Need More Sleep, But How?

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A committee of parents, medical professionals and even a sleep expert have joined to look at a possible later school start time for middle school and high school students in the Park City School District.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher has a farewell interview the outgoing director of Snyderville Basin Recreation; Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews the process for filing for office; Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a recap of the city council retreat so far; Charlie Matthews talks about his new role as Park City School District's STEM Program Coordinator and Leadership Park City Myles Rademan has details about Monday's Women in Leadership Forum.

The Park City School District has hired a new, part-time community relations specialist, whose job will be to promote the district's business and achievements while answering a lot of questions. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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