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While Vail Resorts Retail sector hasn't opened up significant retail space in Park City, it announced Wednesday it’s leasing the old Talisker On Main Building at 515 Main Street and will open a retail store.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

In light of the recent arrest of former Ecker Hill Middle School teacher Derek Spitzer for felony charges of inappropriate communication with a student, a local expert gives tips to guide parents and children so it doesn’t happen again. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A sewage line construction project is one million dollars over budget in Heber City.  That, combined with a big growth spurt, has prompted city leaders to propose a hike in sewage impact fees.  There's a public hearing on the matter Thursday, February 4th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone about tourism funding and other legislative issues he's watching; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Jed Briggs the city's Operating Budget Manager preview Thursday's City Council meeting; Future in Review Speaker Series Guest Christopher Clark; and Park City Charlene Albarran, a Democrat, who is running for Congress in the 2nd District.

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A plan that took three years to develop is under attack from one of the groups that helped make it.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Public Lands Initative Discussion Draft.

Summit County Sherriff's Office

Former Ecker Hill music teacher Derek Spitzer made his first court appearance Monday morning on charges he tried to have a sexual relationship with a student. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy: Summit County Manager Tom Fisher about Wednesday's County Council meeting; PCHS Band Teacher Bret Hughes has details about this year's Sweetheart Gala on February 12th, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) Attorney David Garbett discusses their opposition to Congressman Rob Bishop's Wilderness Bill and North Summit School District Superintendent Jerre Homes announces the school board's decision to switch all of their light bulbs to LED.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com Bryan Schott; Solar Energy Coordinator with Utah Clean Energy Kate Bowman; Tom Kelly with USSA; and Park City Transit Supervisor Darren Davis.

Park City School District officials are cooperating in the on-going investigation of a former teacher who has been charged with four felonies for sexual communications with a student. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

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