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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen about the recycled glass expansion program. Park City Community Engagement Liaison Craig Sanchez has the bi-weekly Backhoe Report. Jess Roising, the National Abilities Center's Competitions Program Manager has details about the upcoming No Barriers Summit and Teri Orr and Larry Gilbert announce the opening of the second Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ location at Redstone.

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The Park City Council has banned the use of fireworks and open fires in town. The town's emergency manager, Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt say they gave the council information and their honest opinions. Although they don't agree exactly on the level of risk, both men says they've erred on the side of caution. Rick Brough has more.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt about the Park City Council's decision to ban fireworks this summer. Park City Council Member Liza Sinpson reviews some of the business discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council discusses a rain harvesting program proposed for Park City and Bob Kollar and Jenny Dierson discuss upcoming special events, including the 4th of July festivities.

Citing a considerable change in weather over the past ten days – the City passed an ordinance to ban the use of fireworks and open fires as of Thursday night and continuing through this fire season. . Lynn Ware Peek has more.

School may be over for the summer but Utah's science and math teachers were back at work attending the state's STEM Best Practices Conference. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Utah Olympic Park is celebrating this Saturday, June 27th at their expanded and updated athletic training pool. However the first jumps on the facility started on Monday. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tom Kelly form the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association about Saturday's grand opening of the Olympic Freestyle Pool as well as the 2017 Nordic World Junior Championships at Soldier Hollow and the Utah Olympic Park. Park City Planning Commissioner Adam Strachan reviews some of the items from Wednesday's meeting. Dr.

The next installment of What's Next Park City happens Saturday morning in three different locations. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks to Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck about the 90 foot cell phone pole and the struggle to access the proposed new location for Whole Foods off Landmark Drive. City manager Diane Foster reviews the Park City Council's agenda including Thursday's vote on whether to ban fireworks and open fires this summer. Park City School District Curriculum Director Kathy Einhorn attended and presented at this week's Best Practices Conference.  She shares her impressions.

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What's been dubbed as Park City's biggest outdoor dinner party, Savor the Summit on Saturday night successfully hosted thousands of diners who sat at tables in the middle of Main Street. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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