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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.

Five students at Wasatch High School have been named Citizen Foresters of the Year for their work on community forestry issues.  Their project revealed something on their school campus that shouldn't be there.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Here's a link to Wasatch Back Trees

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin; Randall Julander, Utah Snow Survey supervisor has the latest about the snowpack situation and this month's YSA report features Heather Sims with Get Out and Play as well as Patrick Fannon from Switchback Sports.

Car Hits Moose on I-80

Feb 17, 2016
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A car crash involving a moose on Interstate 80 near Mountain Dell has Utah Highway Patrol reminding drivers what to do when they see wildlife on the highway.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone; Summit County Nursing Director Carolyn Rose has the latest on the Zeka virus and Park City Institute Managing Director Moe Hickey promotes a last-minute opportunity to watch a live-stream of tonight's TED presentation.

Rick Bowmer

Former Olympic Champion Picabo Street is scheduled to to to a one-day trial May 3rd, before a Justice Court Judge, to defend herself against assault and domestic violence charges. Street appeared with her defense attorney, Joe Wrona, at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday. Rick Brough was there and has this report.

Ballet West Academy Makes Move to Park City

Feb 17, 2016

Ballet West has long been a name to reckon with in the Utah arts scene. Now, the Ballet West Academy is opening a satellite location in Park City. Rick Brough has more.

A battle over a seven-foot, two-inch wall called the Zion Curtain took center stage at a Utah Senate Committee hearing Tuesday.  And what happened to it could portend an overhaul of Utah's liquor laws.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Coyne Family

A Park City family is mourning the death of their eight-year-old daughter who passed away suddenly from complications related to the flu virus.  Lynn Ware Peek has the report.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith has information  about a bulk-buy purchase of smart thermostats; Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Chris Haslock with Team Park City United has the latest results from the Youth Olympic Games in Norway.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Managing Editor of http://utahpolicy.com Bryan Schott; Director of Ballet West Academy Peter Merz; Tom Kelly with USSA and Carey Harmon of Railroad Earth.