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On Tuesday night, the FBI and DEA presented a documentary film about the realities and ravages of Opioid addiction.  The panel of experts that convened  was diverse, covering the medical community, law enforcement,mental health and substance abuse professionals.  

KPCW reporter, Carolyn Murray attended the screening and the discussion panel that followed.

Heber City Council Wants More Public Input - Again.

22 hours ago

Heber City Planning Commission has looked long and hard at the proposed Form Based Code that would change zoning ordinances affecting most properties within the city. Heber City Council sent out a letter to the community outlining the change and inviting them to a public hearing on Oct 12.

Don't Let the Christian Center's Fence Fool You

Sep 29, 2016
Christian Center of Park City

There have been a lot of questions about the fence that was raised around the Christian Center of Park City but executive director Rob Harter said not to worry - it’s a good thing.

The film is a graphic depiction of Opioid addiction in the United States.  Special agents from the DEA and FBI , along with Community Health Workers, participated in the panel discussion that followed the movie.  

They indicate the  abuse of pain killers and synthetic opiates in Utah and nationwide is unprecedented.

Carolyn Murray was covering the event for KPCW.

Joint Forum held on Opioid Addiction in Utah

Sep 28, 2016

A joint forum hosted by Valley Mental Health and Summit County Health Department was held to discuss the epidemic of opiate drug addiction in Utah.  The panel consisted of mental health workers and law enforcement who were there to answer questions about drug use in teens and adolescents.  There were about 250 to 300 people who attended and the conversation covered a host of topics.

Carolyn Murray has more on the event.


Summit County Sheriff's Office

The Manhattan man and woman charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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Utah Rotarians can learn a lot from the Park City Rotary Clubs, according to the District Governor for Utah.  Shaun Michel announced Tuesday that Park City will be the host of next year's Rotary District Conference.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Click here for the Park City Rotary Club, which meets Tuesday afternoons.

Click here for the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club, which meets Thursday mornings. 

Courage to Quit Comes to Summit County

Sep 28, 2016

As of 2013 – almost 18 percent of Americans smoke with 10 percent vaping – that is using an electronic inhaler to ingest flavors that sometimes includes nicotine. Valley Behavioral Health in Summit County wants to help those who want to make healthier lifestyle choices and is offering a seven week tobacco cessation course, Courage to Quit. The course will be taught by registered nurse Michelle Alnawafleh starting next week.


Saturday is the second annual Paint the Town Blue event at the Market at Park City from 11 - 2 p.m. Organizer and wife of a Park City police officer MeriAnn Boxall said it’s all in the name of showing support and appreciation for law enforcement.

We're Heading into the final quarter of the $5,000,000 Georgetown University Energy Challenge.  Right now, Summit County is in fourth place and Summit Community Power Works Program Director, Mary Christa Smith is hoping to encourage the community to fully engage in the final push  over the next three months.

Carolyn Murray has more: