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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.

The Summit County council just started discussing whether to accept tailings at the Three Mile Canyon landfill. County Council member Chris Robinson says the devil's in the details and that includes looking at offers from Park City, which needs a repository for old mining waste. Rick Brough has more.

On the east side of Summit County, the filing window closed Monday for five cities holding council elections this year. The results varied - from Coalville - which saw a strong turnout of contenders - to Henefer, which somehow has to fill tow council seats this year because no one applied.  Rick Brough has more.

A Park City man drowned on Monday, June 8,  while “river surfing” in northwestern Montana, on the Western edge of Glacier National Park.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has the weekly trails update and talks about a new Mid-Mountain section going in and improvements to Spiro trail. Josh Hobson, a former candidate for Park City Council had to back out of the race after learning that he's 100 steps from being within the city's boundaries. He talks about what would have been his campaign platform. Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chuck Klingenstein reviews the Pace Ranch Development proposed rezone.

On Monday, Park City Municipal begins a new discussion on growth and invites the public to participate.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City School Board and Park City Education Association came to an agreement and compensation agreements were approved for both teachers and administrators on Tuesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah governor Gary Herbert has appointed the manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District to the Utah Water Quality Board, but there's not much he can do about keeping minimum flows in East Canyon Creek. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about accepting hazardous waste in the landfill and RAP and Restaurant Tax grants. Saturday is the 18th annual Historic Home Tour, Sandra Morrison and Thea Leonard have details as well as a history lesson on the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lisa Schneider has news about the newest home to be built in Heber City.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council member Tim Henney about Monday's "What's Next Park City?" growth forum. City manager Diane Foster has details on some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including an $800,00 upgrade to the McPolin Barn. Rich Bullough and Katie Mullaly from the Summit County Health Dept. have the monthly update. The Foreigner opens at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council member and candidate Andy Beerman about his desire to run for a second term. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Amy Roberts with the Intermountain Park City Hospital has details about the Community Garden planting day. The PC MARC's Dondea Sherer-Likes has details about Wednesday's free Lunchtime Learning hour featuring Chef Meryl and Park City School District Community Education director Judy Tukuafu has details about summer classes.

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