Park City

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Matthew Henry

A recent outbreak of kennel cough amongst local dogs has veterinarian offices and dog service company’s on alert. 

Tony Saylor is the owner at Fetch, a kennel-free dog service that hosts dogs on their 50 acres of land. Saylor says every year Summit County has an outbreak of kennel cough, similar to the common cold that many humans catch in the winter. This year’s strain of kennel cough has been particularly bad. After a handful of dogs with confirmed cases, Fetch decided to close their doors for a while.

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The e-bike program in the Park City and Snyderville area is a hit, but the bikes are not supposed to be used by riders under 18. County Transportation Manager Caroline Rodriguez is asking for parents to be more responsible

Rodriguez pleaded with parents to remember that the e-bikes are not "play-gyms" as she put it, for their teenager or toddlers

"They're really not meant for that, and I know a lot of our other citizens are concerned about children getting hurt. Please, if parents could be responsible for that, it would really help us out."

Park City’s own Freshies Lobster finishes 2nd at the “World’s Best Lobster Roll” competition over the weekend.

Freshie’s Lobster was one of ten semi-finalists at the second annual Down East Magazine’s “World’s Best Lobster Roll” competition in Portland, Maine.

Over 400 people paid for entry to the event. They tasted each of the 10 entries and then voted electronically.

This year BeetleCat of Atlanta won the most votes and took home the top prize. Freshie’s Lobster finished 2nd in the voting, Freshies won the inaugural competition last year.

The theme for this month’s Lunchtime Learning at the PC MARC, is Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement. 

Certified Financial Planner Jon Neilson says the financial advisement industry has a low barrier to entry, and the public doesn’t have a great idea of the difference in titles.

“There is hundreds of titles out there, and unfortunately a lot of them don’t have any legal or regulator meaning. So, for example, financial advisor, financial consultant, wealth manager, those have no legal or regulatory meaning.”

A recent Park City High School graduate – one of three charged with harassing another student in a weight-lifting class—has entered a guilty plea, in abeyance, in exchange for a reduced charge.

The defendant, 18-year-old Bernhardt Pederson, entered the plea in Third District Court Monday morning.

Under the plea agreement, Pederson is pleading to one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor. He was originally charged with Sexual Battery.

Park City Yoga Studio

After owning, operating and teaching yoga  for the last 15 years, at Park City Yoga Studio, Lisa Needham is moving on to pursue her other passions -- singing and performing. She has sold the studio to Park City resident Robin Marrouche. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Since leaving the Kimball, Robin Marrouche has gone on to run the Susan Schwarz gallery on Main St. She’s also looking forward to owning and operating the yoga studio with her sister in law Nadime Moukarem.

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The lawsuit in Third District Court has been filed by county resident Kevin Kane, who is naming the city and up to five John Does.

The suit says that in mid-January, before the 2017 Sundance Festival, Kane was working on the east side of the PC Marc Building, on his hands and knees digging into the snow, when chunks of ice and snow dislodged and fell from the roof on top of him.

The filing says Kane suffered a traumatic brain injury, and lacerations to the back of his head and neck, right hand and wrist.

Park City Police reported nearly 30,000 visitors poured into Park City on July 4th to celebrate the nations birthday. Plenty of people lined up on Main Street for the annual parade. KPCW spoke with a few visitors to ask them their thoughts on the fireworks and open flame bans in Park City and Summit County.

Dallas, Texas resident Chris said he was unaware of the fireworks ban but thought it was a good idea.

59 different organizations and floats lined up to parade down main street on Wednesday morning. The parade started with a military flyover by the 419th Fighter Wing. The Grand Marshall was former U.S. Ski and Snowboard Communications Vice President Tom Kelly. Kelly recently retired after three decades of service covering Park Cities athletes at World Cup and Olympic events.

The parade featured a wide variety of different organizations and creative floats. KPCW provided live broadcast coverage of the event.

Local restaurant Freshies Lobster is headed back to Maine to defend their title of “World’s Best Lobster Roll”

Ben and Lorin Smaha moved to Park City in 2005 and started selling lobster rolls in 2008. The Smaha’s moved to Utah from New England but missed one aspect of home in particular.

“Ben is from Maine, and I’m from New Hampshire, but we did meet out here and felt like we were just lacking a good lobster roll around” Lorin Smaha explains.

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