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A second Park City resident has announced she will run for Park City Council and will file an official declaration of candidacy next week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

After a meeting with students and teachers who expressed concern about the remodel of the Park City High School library into a workspace for PCCAPS on Tuesday, at least one student isn't buying off on the plans. Leslie Thatcher reports.

ON this Bike to Work Day, Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mountain Trails Foundation's Charlie Sturgis from one of three breakfast gathering spots. Clint McAfee and Jason Christensen talk about the proposed water pumping surcharge and water conservation. Park City council member Tim Henney has an update from Thursday's council meeting. Colin Hilton and Sandy Chio from the Utah Olympic Park have an update on the new training jumps and summer activities and Sam Schwoebel with Basin Recreation has a final bike to work  call-in from the Basin Fieldhouse.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Kim Carson about the Silver Creek Development Agreement and whether bikers should be allowed in the off-leash dog park, Runamuck. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley and PCHS principal Bob O'Connor address the concerns raised by students and staff on re-purposing the high school library into a Media Center and new home for the PCCAPS program. Finally Park City Film Series director Katie Wang highlights tonight's SUP movie as well as this weekend's screening of Merchants of Doubt.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Snyderville Planning commissioner Colin DeFord about wood burning stoves and the glare from the private chairlift in The Colony. Park City manger Diane Foster reviews the agenda which includes a proposed surcharge on water pumping charges to those who live in the highest elevations of town. Stu Johnson has details on this year's Bike to Work and School Day and Buster Pike and Ken Block with the Park City Sailing Club have details on this weekend's Sail-A-Polooza.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City planning Kirsten Whetstone about Wednesday's planning commission meeting.  Summit County manager Tom Fisher reviews the county council agenda, Pastor Charles Robinson is moderating Thursday's Project for Deeper Understanding on Death with Dignity. He's joined by two of the panelists, Yarrow Hospice director Liana Teteberg and Dr. Margaret Battin, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Utah and Teri Orr and Katie Wright have details on Thursday's TedXWomen event at the St. Regis.

The first candidate for this year's Park City council race has announced her candidacy. Leslie Thatcher has more.

At the most recent meeting of the Summit County Council of Governments, members of the Summit County Council and local mayors discussed if they want to proposed a new county-wide sales tax to fund transit improvements - and if so, when would they put it on the ballot. Rick Brough has more.

By this September, the Kimball Art Center will be operating in a new location, without missing a class. Leslie Thatcher has more.

After more than a year of remodeling and reconstruction, the Park City Library will officially returns to the old Carl Winters Building in a celebration on June 13th. Rick Brough has more.

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