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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.

Kirsten Fox

When a friend is going through a hard time, finding the right thing to say, or do, is often challenging.  Park City entrepreneur Kirsten Henry Fox just launched a new business to help her customers help others in need.  And Fox says Uplift Gift helps in other ways, too.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Click here for the Uplift Gift website.


A large crowd turned out for a public hearing about the proposed form base code in Heber City.  More than 300 residents attended.  And it appears the majority of them didn't like what they heard.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:


Vail is making good on its pledge to change its signage in town so visitors don't confuse its ski resort,  Park City Mountain, with Park City the town.  But one attempt to make things clear ended up having the opposite effect.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:


Wasatch County residents will vote on whether they want to change the zoning on a prized parcel of open space.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

On Tuesday, the Park City School Board began discussing implementing a drug testing policy in the district.  They authorized a policy subcommittee to proceed with researching and proposing a program with the intention of putting it in place for next school year.

Carolyn Murray has more:  

Summit County Health Director Thinks Everyone Needs a Flu Shot

Oct 12, 2016

It's the time of year to start thinking about getting a flu shot.  And we are talking "shot".  Last year the flu mist was proven to be ineffective. The Summit county Health Director, Rich Bullough recommends  the traditional flu vaccine.  Carolyn Murray has more on the story:

Linda Jager

Park City has been making changes for the community to be net-zero by 2032 for more than a year. On Tuesday, Park City officials joined forces with the Climate Reality Project; I AM PRO SNOW – and committed to the 100 percent renewable electricity pledge.


The Park City Board of Education will further discuss whether the district should implement drug testing for students. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Family Foundation Funds Pilot Program for Dyslexia

Oct 11, 2016

An estimated one percent of students in the Park City School District are dyslexic. With a dyslexic child of their own, Ty and Karen Hall and their family foundation are now bankrolling a pilot program to fund training for teachers that will help them identify which students are struggling academically.

Park City's Mayor is on a Mission to Empower Latinos

Oct 10, 2016

Before he was Park City’s mayor, Jack Thomas worked as an architect. Before that – to hear him tell it – he dug himself out of the trenches having been raised in poverty.