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Planning Commissioners said the applicants for the Bonanza Park project have worked hard to comply with their direction and have gone above and beyond what is required for submitting a pre-application.

Superintendent of Park City Schools, Dr. Ember Conley, said a first grader brought an Airsoft gun to school with the "intent to harm an individual."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Below is the full email Dr. Conley sent to Trailside parents Friday, December 2, 2016

This morning (December 2, 2016), a first-grade Trailside student brought an Airsoft gun (a replica gun which shoots plastic projectiles) to school. The student showed it to other students, who then reported it to adults.

Mark Miller

A house fire in Heber City Saturday was intentionally set and a suspect is behind bars for setting fire to his father-in-law's home.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Lloyd McGuire's friends and neighbors have set up an account for donations to help the family recover from the fire.  You can donate at any American First Credit Union to the account under Lloyd McGuire's name.

Tuesday afternoon the Park City School Board will have their chance to give feedback on plans to expand the high school.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.  

Community Input Meetings:

December 13, 6pm-8pm at PCSD District Office

January 11, 6pm-8pm at Ecker Hill Middle School Library

February 2, 6pm-8pm at PCHS Lecture Hall 

PC Unidos Reaches Out to Latino Community

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PC Unidos

PC Unidos is a collaboration of local organizations that have bi-lingual services in Park City and Summit County. They consist of the Christian Center, Peace House, Planned Parenthood and more. They realized they would be more effective in serving their community if they joined forces. They started meeting every month about a year ago.


Staff told the Park City Planning Commissioners last week that they will be proposing some changes to the Land Management Code in the first quarter of 2017.  Planning Director Bruce Erickson said the areas of change that will be affected are affordable housing, transportation and energy.


The Park City Planning Commission had a full plate at Wednesday’s meeting including the Bonanza Park project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Melissa Allison

The Park City Council met Thursday and discussed how to improve mental health services and plans for a new 61-unit affordable housing project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Park City Heights

The development of Park City Heights – which includes 79  affordable housing units -  has stalled over the years. And even with a dozen homes completed this summer, no one has closed on a unit as the developer,  Ivory Homes, and Park City hammer out an agreement as tohow much those units should sell for. Now, waiting families fear they could end up homeless. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

The Park City Day School is hosting a High School Information Fair next week. It’s open to everyone in the community who wants to evaluate their options before transitioning out of 8th grade and into high school. Carolyn Murray has more: