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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.

For those eating establishments that will be welcoming leashed pets to their outdoor dining areas, this summer, a permit will be necessary and those are now available at the Summit County Health Department. Leslie Thatcher has more.

There is more criticism being directed at the Mountain Accord process - this time from Pat Shea, Salt Lake attorney and former director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In a recent op-ed written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Shea charges that the agenda behind the Accord, for some private and public interests, is to facilitate development on the Wasatch and transportation systems to help the tourism industry. Still, he told KPCW, his aim isn't to defeat the Accord, but set it in the right direction. Rick Brough has more.

Tom Fisher

In today's Local news Hour podcast, permits to allow pooches on patios are now available.  Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Phil Bondarant with the Summit County Health Department. Summit County manager Tom Fisher comes in for his weekly update and discusses the $4.2million Qualified Energy Conservation Bond and Strategic Plan. Two more public meetings on the proposed Park City School District grade realignment plan are this week. PCSD officials Ember Conley and Todd Hauber detail the plan and finally Mummenschanz comes to the Eccles Center Saturday night.

In the Park City School District, a new school to replace Treasure Mountain Junior High school may be a school for 5th and 6th graders as the district looks as grade realignment and being most efficient with resources. Two public meetings coming up this week will address these evolving plans.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Vail Resorts announced Monday that it has acquired its first international mountain resort – this one is in Australia.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Peace House has secured a 40 year lease on a four acre parcel at Quinn's Junction and must have its 6-million dollar campus under construction in two years.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Roger Crawford

About 45 people turned out last week to a forum. sponsored by the Project for a Deeper Understanding, discussing the traffic dilemmas in park City and looking for alternatives to the individual car.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

In its 9 year history, this is the first year that the winner of the Park Record Spelling Bee will go on to compete in the national competition.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Patrick Shea

Today's podcast of the Local News Hour featuring Pat Shea, attorney and former director of the US Bureau of Land Management - Peace House Director Jane Patten and President of the Board Jim Smith to talk about new campus at Quinn's Junction and Katy Wang director of Park City Film Series, Peregrine Bosler, development manager at Park City Community Foundation and Lauren Vitulli Women's Giving Foundation mentoring coordinator.

A local family’s dog is recovering from surgery after being shot by a pellet gun in the Silver Springs area. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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