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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.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council, about how to order a $40 rain barrel. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's County Council agenda, including a discussion about the proposed tax rates. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter introduces two newly hired police officers Dan Cherkis and Zach Nakasishi. KPCW Marketing Director Monika Guendner has information about how your children can participate in the KPCW Water Waste Photo Contest and win cash and prizes!

On today's Local News Hour, Summit County Planner Ray Milliner reviews the agenda for Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Park City Municipal Community Engagement Liaison Craig Sanchez has this month's Backhoe Report. Ray Freer and Connie Nelson with Sunrise Rotary have details on the inaugural Tour de Sunrise Bike and Walk and singer Perla Batalla has details on Thursday's show at Deer Valley.

The 46th annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival opens Friday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Summit County Fair opens Friday afternoon and will run through August 8th. As KPCW's Rick Brough reports, it's not just for east side residents.

On today's Local News Hour - the Pioneer Day  Special - host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the director of Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis. Heather Larrabee is the Executive Marketing Coordinator for Whole Foods Market. She has details on the company's envisioning efforts as the company moves forward with its new location on Landmark Ave. Tyler Walton, the LDS representative to the Park City Interfaith Council, has details on the Pioneer Day Celebration at City Park today and Tommy Youngblood with Park City Municipal Special Events has this weekend's rundown of events.

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Following the third and final public input session before the Park City School District Master Planning Committee, the committee's co-chairmen say they will be able to make a recommendation - and will have a better handle on the costs by mid-August. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While the Snyderville Basin Recreation District is working on trail projects throughout the Basin, they're still puzzling over the right plan for crossing Highway 224 at the Blue Roof intersection. Rick Brough has more.

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It's County Fair time! On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Fair Director Travis English. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce details the reasons why the Planning Commission will be forwarding a negative recommendation to City Council on the Alice Claim development. Casey Vorwaller, the Public Information Officer for the Park City Fire District has the latest on where fireworks and open fire are allowed and Kamas Mayor Lew Marchant has details about Kamas Valley Fiesta Days.

Shay Dilloway

Judges have chosen another winner for the KPCW Summer Water Waste Photo Contest.

Thirteen-year-old Shay Dillloway sent in a photo from his neighborhood. In the photo, you can see water spewing into the street.  He wrote that water is being wasted because it’s shooting off the law and going down the gutter to a storm drain and then to the water treatment plant. Not only is water being wasted, but energy is being waster too. He suggests that the sprinkler owners turn down the water pressure so that water only hits the law and not the driveway and gutter. 

A member of the Park City Planning Commission says while the developers of the Alice Claim subdivision above the intersection of King Road and Ridge and Sampson Avenues should be able to build something, the project that they proposed is not it.  Lynn Ware Peek  has more.

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