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Plastic grocery bags haven't been banned yet in Park City, but the city hopes its efforts have more people toting their reusable bags to the store. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The two highways that are the backbone of the transportation grid in Park City will see some modifications beginning this spring and various phases over the next half dozen years and will include tunnels and roundabouts. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

At a Monday meeting, members of Park City Council and Summit County Council heard some figures on what it could cost to convert the city bus barn to accommodate natural gas vehicles. 
But looming over the whole discussion was the controversy over Compressed Natural gas its environmental impacts and fracking. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council has a light agenda Wednesday, but is looking at a couple of issues related to the East Side. Rick Brough has more.

In a special joint session, members of the Summit County Council and Park City Council brainstormed ways to get visitors and residents out of their cars, to cut down on traffic congestion and jammed parking lots. Rick Brough has more.

Utah consumers will begin receiving account credits or checks this week in partial settlement of an E-book price-fixing lawsuit brought by attorneys general in 33 states. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

As we reported the Park City Council and Summit County Council sat down Monday to discuss, among other things, alternative fuels and alternative ways of controlling traffic. Afterward, Summit County Manager Bob Jasper reflected on that meeting. Rick Brough has more.

With a very busy construction summer expected, Park City golf course manager Craig Sanchez has accepted a new position where he can use his people friendly skills to smooth out any conflicts between businesses, residents, and contractors. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Although a lot was made early on in this year's legislative session about cleaning up Utah's dirty air, many of the proposals to do that didn't make it through the process. Still, as KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, a handful of them did and will help make a difference. 

Park City High School spring sports are underway. Scott Chester with the Booster's Club has this week's report.