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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.

As KPCW reported last week, Heber City has a six-month moratorium on residential building.  City leaders say during that time they want to gather public input on the future of their community. Heber City Planner Tony Kohler and consultant Thomas Eddington were on The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher to explain the process.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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An elk herd has settled in the area of Old Ranch Road and Quarry Mountain.  The Utah Division of Wildlife tells KPCW they intend to trap and relocate the herd this winter, but they want to have a public meeting first to address residents' concerns about the animals.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:


The Summit County Council has signed an option to purchase 80 acres in Hoytsville to serve as the new location for the Summit County Fair. Leslie Thatcher has more.


The best ski hotel in the world is right in our backyard.  Stein Eriksen Lodge just won that title at the 2015 World Ski Awards.  And there were more accolades for other Royal Street enterprises.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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The developer of the Park City Film Studios, Greg Ericksen, has filed a new summary judgment motion in the legal fight with his financier. However, that motion is under seal. Meanwhile, Ericksen has won a round in oral arguments last week in Third District Court, against local businessman Gary Crandall. Ericksen's counterclaim has also named Crandall's business, Newpark Retail. Crandall asked for the business to be dismissed as a defendant, but that request was turned down by Third District Judge Kara Pettit. Rick Brough has more.

A sheriff's sale Tuesday morning on Talisker property in Summit County wound up looking like a re-run. Like the sale last month in Wasatch County, there was only one bid. A representatives for Wells Fargo, the bank foreclosing on the property, make an offer for $35 million. Rick Brough has more.

With temperatures in the teens, few runs open, and thousands of excited skiers, the largest ski resort in America’s first ski season with that distinction got off to a chilly but jovial start on Saturday.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Heber City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to annex almost 100 acres north of the city.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more on what developers plan to do with the property.

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With traffic congestion on the forefront of concerns in Park City, is it acceptable to have very few students on a school bus that could fit dozens more  – simply due to school district policy?  One community member says let the kids ride the bus and get more cars off the road.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Members of the Summit County Council Wednesday said farewell to their colleague David Ure, paid tribute to him - and sometimes, got a bit teary-eyed. After seven years, serving as one of the first members of the council, Ure is leaving to head up the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Rick Brough has more.