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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.

Headstones Stolen

Oct 19, 2015

Park City Police are investigating the theft of four markers from the Glenwood Cemetery. They were taken from infant graves that are nearly a century old. Rick Brough has more.

Sundance Film Festival officials met with their ticketing company after a miserable failure for patrons to purchase ticket packages and festival passes to Sundance 2016. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Muncipal Corp.

The Park City Building Department issued a notice and order to vacate the Star Hotel at the top of Main Street, effectively closing down a popular lunchtime eatery. Leslie Thatcher reports.

During the Local News Hour, we speak with Century Link about their 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds.  Then Travis English who gives a review of the Summit County Fair, Rory Murphy, Park City Council candidate, and Jon Henry who talk about the Youth Speak Competition on Monday. 

Monika Guendner / KPCW

Meet the candidates running for a seat for Park City Council in your car, your work or your living room: KPCW’s Lynn Ware Peek will moderate the unedited, uncensored and unplugged KPCW 2015 Election Forum with five of the six candidates, on-air at 9 AM, Thursday, October 22nd.

City Council candidates appearing are:

  • Andy Beerman
  • Becca Gerber
  • Hope Melville
  • Don Portman. and
  • Nann Worel

Rory Murphy will not be in town during the forum, and could not participate in the forum.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Kim Carson. Park City Council Candidate Dan Portwood talks about his qualifications for the office. Sundance Film Festival Managing Director Sarah Pearce addresses Wednesday's ticketing system failure and Kim Kerr with Sunrise Rotary has details how non profit organizations can apply for a grant.

A group has formed in opposition to the Park City School District's proposed $5 million bond. Two members of the "Citizens for Better Education" say the district shouldn't be spending money for non-essential wants and more time should be taken to consider budget questions. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Tom Kelly with USSA says the World Cup alpine ski season kicks off later this month. Park City Council Candidate Becca Gerber is in for a final interview before the election. Summit County Environmental Health Scientist Rebecka Hullinger has the results of the radon testing in schools and Ryan Walsh and Trace Worthington have information about this year's Jan's Winter Welcome.

The Project for Deeper Understanding on Tuesday hosted a forum on the Park City School Bond – hearing from both sides of the issue.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Heber City

Should a gas station be built at the end of an airport runway?  Heber City Council is grappling with that issue, along with the possiblity of an airport upgrade.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.