Summit County

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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:

Leslie Thatcher

Park City and Summit County rolled out six new zero-emission, battery electric busses Friday that will transport riders between the Kimball Junction and Park City transit centers in 20 minutes with just two stops. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher was there for the ribbon cutting of the Electric Xpress and has this report.

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There’s a new way to experience the Jordanelle Reservoir this season.  Most people have heard of house boating on Utah’s lakes.  And there’s also that new outdoor alternative, called Glamping, which is showing up all over the state.  The company, Floating Campround is offering a new twist on enjoying the water during the hot months of summer. Carolyn Murray has more:

A new elementary school for grades 5 and 6 is in the early design stages with the Park City School District.  The location has not been settled upon yet and many people have questions about the overall plan. Carolyn Murray has been following the discussions and has this story

Fire Danger is Moderate

Jun 22, 2017

The fire season is underway with a 10,000 acre fire burning in southern Utah near the Brian Head Resort.  Here in Park City, some of our trails in the higher elevations are wet or snow-packed still but the Fire Marshall is asking people to call 911 if they see anything that looks like a fire hazard. 

School Budget Passes With No Public Comment

Jun 21, 2017

The School Board held Budget hearings on Tuesday evening and no one from the public made comment.  The budget was approved unanimously.  Carolyn Murray attended the meeting and has this:

School Bond Consultants Say Slow Down

Jun 21, 2017

Tuesday, the board of Education heard the results from the School Bond Survey.  Based on that information, the board may take a pause in pursuing a capital school bond this November.  Carolyn Murray was at that meeting and has this report:

Summit County was recently ranked as the number two small community in the country when it comes to arts vibrancy.

The 2017 Arts Vibrancy Index or AVI reported by Southern Methodist University aims to gauge the demand, supply and public support for the arts in more than 900 communities across the U.S. — divided into three categories dictated by population.

Felony Charges Dropped for 3 Park City Men

Jun 20, 2017

In May, three Park City men were arrested on felony fraud charges.   They’ve now been released from custody with all charges dropped. Carolyn Murray has more:

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