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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.

Leslie Thatcher

Crews continue to finish up the remodel and expansion of the Park City Library. With a deadline to be out of Miners Hospital in June, library director Adrian Juarez is confident they'll be moved in time. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to author and conservationist Harvey Locke - the keynote speaker at Saturday's 2015 Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium.  Matt Abbott and John Conde talk about the PC MARC solar panel project which will offset 20% of the MARC's electric use. Katie Mullaly and Allison Stewart from the Summit County Health Department talk about the county's Active Transportation plan and Sally Elliott updates us on the restoration of old mine buildings on ski resort property and the digitization of the Park Record.

Leslie Thatcher

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Robyn Geist - Outreach and Development director for Summit Lands Conservancy.  The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the Park City School District to mitigate the mine tailings on school property. EPA staff member Marty McComb has the latest. Summit County interim Animal Control director Brian Bellamy address the rash of recent dog bites.

Leslie Thatcher

  Sunday's evacuation of Old Town businesses will be something one family won't forget. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Randy Barton

Homes and busineses in Park City's Old Town were evaculated Easter Sunday, after police received a threat of a bomb and a hostage taking. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was on the scene and has this to report.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley about how the master planning committee is proceeding with grade realignments, school start times and a possible new school.  Then, the season recap with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Tom Kelly. Two Park City Toastmasters win their area competition this past weekend and Evan Palazo of the Hot Sardines tells us what to expect at their show Saturday night at the Eccles Center.

9:50 PM Update

Police contacted KPCW to announce that Main Street and Park Avenue were now open. Swede Alley remains closed as a staging area for the moment.

9:30 PM

A bomb-sniffing dog is now on the scene at Treasure Mountain Inn, as the search continues for a possible bomb, as threatened by an unknown caller to the Park City Police Department earlier this evening. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher gets the latest from Sergeant Jay Randall from the Park City Police Department.

An anonymous phone call came in to the Park City Police Easter Sunday evening, reporting a bomb threat targeting the upper Main Street area. According to Police Chief Wade Carpenter, police the immediate area threatened reached from approximately 350 Main Street to the top of the street. The caller only gave a general location, Carpenter added, and efforts focused on the area around Wasatch Brew Pub and Treasure Mountain Inn.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Alison Butz, director of the Historic Park City Alliance.  They discuss what could be a record season for Main Street businesses and what to do about the lack of parking as Main Street sees increasing growth.

Leslie Thatcher

About 80 students from Summit County schools participated in the 9th annual Park Record Spelling Bee Tuesday - with the winner receiving an all-expense paid trip to the National Bee outside Washington DC. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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