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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.

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel for drivers traveling between Silver Creek and Wanship. UDOT is rebuilding that stretch of the highway and they're halfway done. Renai Bodley has the story.

On today's Local News hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Chair Kim Carson with highlights from Wednesday's meeting. Actress Tatem Trotter who palsy Sonia Walk in the Neil Simon musical, "They're Playing Our Song," has details about this weekends performances. Heidi Ruster with the American Red Cross and Park Silly Sunday Market Kimberly Kuehn talk about the partnership between the two organizations.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Distirct Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the board's decision to place a $56-million bond on the November 3rd ballot.. Park City Manager Diane Foster and PIO Phyllis Robinson discuss the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting, which includes a study session on the future development of the Brew Pub parking lot. Briana Coopman with the American Cancer Society has details on the upcoming Relay for Life on August 28th in Park City.

Park City Municipal Environmental Regulatory Program Manager Jim Blankenau and Water Quality Program Manager Michelle DeHaan speak about Park City's mine waste and how it impacts our drinking water. Anita Lewis and Ray Milliner from Summit County discuss the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Recycle Utah board members Maren Mullin and Deirdra Walsh promote next month's Aqua Affair to celebrate Recycle Utah's 25th anniversary.

Rick Bowmer (AP)

In a court appearance Monday, movie actor Emile Hirsch pled guilty to assaulting a woman in a Park City Main Street bar last January. As part of a plea in abeyance with Summit County, Hirsch was given 15 days in the county jail and began that sentence immediately. Rick Brough has more.

Heber Light and Power is considering a 6-percent rate increase this year for its more than 11-thousand customers. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Jill Orschel

  On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nick Seifert, one of those who supports building a new indoor field house. Park City author Katie Mullaly talks about her new book, Land of Or - the first in a series of children's books. Park City Institute Teri Orr talks about the last three shows in this year's Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

After rigorous examination by the Park City Planning Commission and a unanimous denial, the Park City council will be next to see the Alice Claim proposal.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Even though construction at the Park City Film Studios is not finished, production on a new television show for this fall's season is underway. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A one car rollover on Guardman Pass ended in a fatality Thursday morning.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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