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.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member David Ure. Marty McComb, the On-Scene Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency discusses the EPA's site work plan and schedule from the Uintah Mining District clean up and Christie Dilloway and Darryl Yeager have details on this year's run of Thriller.

As we've reported, the developer of the Park City Film Studios, Greg Ericksen, has filed a Counter-Claim against his lender, asking for more than $1- million in damages. He claims that businessman Gary Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the studio property for a fraction of its value. As part of that, Ericksen's lawsuit details how Crandall allegedly sabotaged leases with possible tenants, ranging from the Kimball Art Center to ABC, which is now producing the "Blood and Oil" series at the studio. Rick Brough has more.

As voters consider how to vote on the $56 million bond next month, critics say they don't want to support the bond if it means building facilities for students who don't live within the school district. As Leslie Thatcher reports, those out of district students only make up a very small number of the student population. It's future growth the district is planning for.

Today, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Water Manager Clint McAffee about the status of the city's water sources and system. Melissa Band and Allison Butz have details about Friday's public forum of the six candidates running for Park City Council and Cross Country Ski Olympian Liz Stephens invites girls 8 to 18 to the annual Fast and Female girls workshop.

Host Leslie Thatcher today speaks with Park City High School Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz and business manager Todd Hauber about what the $12 million athletic facility needs are. Summit County Manager Tom  Fisher previews Wednesday's agenda. Kate Boyd and Michelle McDonald recap this summer's Park Silly Market and Heidi Hewitt and Lydia Kluge with Girls on the Run have details about an upcoming fundraiser.

Lynn Ware Peek

A little known position in the Park City High School Student Council is one in which a student attends every school board meeting as a student representative.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Diane Naylor

 It was a day of wildlife sightings in Summit County Tuesday, September 29th.  A resident spotted a bear near Saddleback Road in Jeremy Ranch around 9am.  That afternoon   workers with the Division of Wildlife Resources moved a moose and her calf out of the Blackhawk Station subdivision.   These incidents have DWS officials reminding Wasatch Back residents that wildlife is a part of life.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story. 

graphic by Monika Guendner

In the latest development from the Park City Film Studios legal fight, the developer of the studio, Greg Ericksen, has filed a counterclaim and third-party complaint against its lender, Gary Crandall.

The new documents allege that Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the movie studio property for a fraction of its value. Ericksen is asking for over $10 million in damages. Rick Brough has more.


The search is on for a bear in Jeremy Ranch.  The animal was spotted this morning.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare & You 2010, official government handbook

Open enrollment for Medicare starts October 15th this year and ends December 7th.  If you need help navigating the Medicare maze, there are resources available.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

Here's a link to "Medicare and You 2016", the official guide to Medicare from the U.S. government.