Local News

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 Roundhouse restaurant at Solitude Mountain Resort caught fire Friday afternoon.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Summit Land Conservancy

A dog belonging to a local runner was chased and attacked by a coyote in Round Valley on Wednesday afternoon.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Summit County Health Department

The director of the Summit County Board of Health says  he should be in charge of making sure water companies have the water they say they need for new development.  But the head of the Summit Water Company says he doesn't like the proposal.  A new water concurrency ordinance is the subject of a public hearing Monday, May 2nd.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:


What recreation facilities do you want to see in the Park City area?   And where do you think they should be located?   Planners got input at a public meeting at the Park City High School.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Click here for the Mountain Recreation Facilities Master Plan website.

National Ability Center

The National Ability Center received a big check from Intermountain Healthcare.  The money will help renovate their ropes course.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Great Basin Antlers - File Photo

Many people like to gather deer and elk antlers in the spring.  But one man got in trouble when he chose the wrong property on which to shed hunt.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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A car crashed into the creek at the Park City Golf Club Sunday afternoon.  The driver died and the passenger was taken to the hospital in serious condition.   According to the Utah Highway Patrol, 46 year-old Kurt Peterson was driving south on State Road 224 near 1900 West in Park City around 12:15pm Sunday.   His 2012 Toyota Camry failed to negotiate a turn near Squatter's restaurant, and went off the road, through a wooden fence, and into a creek by the golf course.  A 24 year-old male was in the car and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

When Utah Representative Kraig Powell withdrew from his re-election campaign Wednesday night, his main challengers suddenly found themselves shifting gears.  Powell, a Republican,  says he will not endorse anyone vying for his seat.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has reaction from the candidates.


 Wasatch County Democrats have two candidates running for the four open County Council seats.  The chairwoman of the party says it's hard to recruit people to run for office, calling it an "uphill battle".  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:  

The controversial Treasure Mountain Project is back on Park City's Planning Commission agenda after a nearly six year hiatus.   Pat Sweeney, one of the three brothers who own half the development, says the project hit every target Park City Council set for the development, and "not just the target, but the bullseye."   He says the project will be 150,000 sq ft of development above ground on a five million sq ft property, so there will be plenty of "honest to goodness" open space on the land above Old Town.