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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.

Banksy Vandal Sentenced

Nov 18, 2014

A  California man convicted of damaging two Banksy paintings on Main Street was sentenced Monday to five years of probation.   Thirty-six-year-old David William Noll will also be required to pay restitution and serve 100 hours of community service.  Rick Brough has more. 

A defendant convicted of a homicide in Summit County 20 years ago is headed back to a Third District courtroom.  Calvin Lee Myers has filed a petition from prison asking that his rights to appeal his sentence be reinstated.  Rick Brough has more.

  The Steamboat Resort Corporation and the non-profit promoter "Visit Salt Lake" announced Friday that they have settled the legal battle that arose last month, when Steamboat said that the Salt Lake promotion "Ski City USA" was an infringement on Steamboat's trademark, "Ski Town USA."  Rick Brough has more.

Building activity is booming so far in 2014, with impressive numbers reported by the Park City Building Department, and several projects underway or planned on Main Street.  Rick Brough has more.

Summit County's new county manager has all of the qualities the county council was looking for - experience in county government, a background in transportation planning and a good fit for the community, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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After 12 years, Summit County has a new sheriff-elect - Justin Martinez . The No. 2 man in the current sheriff's administration was elected to office TUesday night. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The proposed $24 million bond for an aquatic center and recreation fields in Wasatch County went down in defeat. Leslie Thatcher reports.

Summit County voters in the 2014 general election selected a new County Attorney in former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder. And the No. 2 man at the County Sheriff Department, Capt. Justin Martinez, won the election as the county's new top cop.

Two incumbent County Council members, David Ure and Chris Robinson, were also re-elected. But maybe the most dramatic contest of the night - which is still too close to call - is the County Auditor's race between Michael Howard and Gary Shumway.

With all precincts in Summit County reporting, the results, with winners in bold, are as below. Races too close to call are indicated with an asterisk. Summit County Attorney

  • David Brickey (R) incumbent, 3,496
  • Judge Robert Hilder (D), 4,197

 Summit County Sheriff

  • Justin Martinez (D), 6,544
  • Kris Hendricksen (R), 2,422

Park City School Board, District #5 (Summit Park, Timberline, Pinebrook)

Vail Resorts announced today some shake up in its senior resort management, with the eventual departure of two well-known name sin the community. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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