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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.

savebonanzaflat.org

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.

Pcschools.us website

A new school board member has been named to replace Phil Kaplan who resigned his seat in District 1, earlier in June.  Carolyn Murray has more:

UDOT

The Save People, Save Wildlife group worked with the Utah Department of Transportation in the past couple of years to put up wildlife fencing to make the I-80 freeway near Jeremy Ranch a safer place for motorists and animals.  Construction of a new climbing lane is causing concerns for the neighborhoods nearby.  Carolyn Murray has these updates.

Dave Cushing Snowdome Studios

What would you do if you’re 7 miles out in the back country and you hurt yourself badly enough you can’t get back to the trailhead?  This happened to one of KPCW’s reporters. She made it down okay, but it was a close call and it prompted her to sign up for the new search and rescue insurance card the very next day.  

Closing the achievement gap between special and general education is a priority for the state board of education.  They’ve been working on a project to close that divide for the past several years and there are some promising results.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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