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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

Park City Council Member Andy Beerman, also on the executive committee of the Mountain Accord says there are reasons to stick with studying the tunnel option from Cottonwood Canyons to Park City, if nothing else than to eliminate it once and for all.  He speaks with KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek.

Alfred Knotts has been selected as the new transit manager for Park City Municipal Corporation to take on the duties of retiring Kent Cashel. He joins KPCW's  Lynn Ware Peek to talk about how his current position will inform his new role in Park City. 

Mary Christa Smith of Summit Community Power Works and Glenn Johnson Of Adaptive Design  talk about replacing lightbulbs with LED lights as part of the Earth Day Celebration and the Georgetown University Energy Prize.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The Park City Municipal golf course's Women's 9-hole Golf League begins soon and the reception to welcome new members is planned for next week. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Bob Wheaton gives a wrap-up of the winter season for Deer Valley.

Lynn Ware Peek hosts the Local News Hour, with guests Bob Wheaton, general manager of Deer Valley Resort, Alpinist Connie Self, Park City Manager Diane Foster, Park City Women's Business Network President Kathleen Barlow and Summit County Democratic Party Chair Glenn Wright.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the director of Envision Utah Robert Grow about the new survey released this week. They hope 50,000 Utahns will fill it out: http://envisionutah.org/. Then Peter Howe a professor in the department of Environment and Society at Utah State University talks about a new online map that shows how concerned Americans are about climate change and where they live: http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

A man is in custody after leading police on a high speed chase. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

After field testing school district property last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency will be back in Park City to help mitigate the contaminated soils along the Kearns Blvd. school campus. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Leslie Thatcher

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher gets an update from State Parks about the great reasons to visit a state park this spring. Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips explains why he couldn't support a request to amend the Land Management Code for a height exception for the proposed Kimball Art Center development and Army Colonel Gary Harter talks about plans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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