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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.

Since the deaths of the two boys from Treasure Mountain Junior high, Park City School District Superintendent, Dr. Ember Conley has been approached by many concerned leaders and groups throughout the community. They want to be a part of the efforts to implement meaningful and effective drug prevention measures.

Carolyn Murray has more:

In the wake of the deaths of Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth, the Park City community has come to understand a lot more about the drug U47700 that is now being associated with the boy’s deaths.  The Park City Police Department is continuing its’ investigation and provided an update to KPCW.  Carolyn Murray has more.  

Utah Department of Transportation

A fence brought two groups together Friday morning.   Wildlife advocates and UDOT workers celebrated what they say is the first step towards solving a life-threatening problem.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.


One of the biggest events in Park City has a date but no one to organize it.  The Park Council Thursday is scheduled to provide some direction to staff about who pays and plans one of the town’s most popular events.. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.


The county has invested into solar panels for county buildings – making them more sustainable. They didn’t, however, create a low-interest loan program for homeowners to make improvements to their homes making them more energy efficient.

Saturday, Preservation, and Sourdough Pancakes - Oh My!

Oct 4, 2016
Martin Van Hemert

Hi Ute Ranch is opening their doors Saturday morning from 9 a.m. – noon for the annual Preservation Pancake Breakfast as an opportunity for the community to explore the ranch which remains in private hands. Although the breakfast is free, donations will be collected on behalf of Utah Open Lands. Director Wendy Fisher said Utah Open Lands has partnered with several local businesses to make this educational event possible.

Summit County Wants Sustainability and Accountability

Oct 4, 2016

The Summit County council will discuss the policy in their meeting Wednesday and could take action on it. Summit County sustainability manager Lisa Yoder said the policy would provide a safety net of sorts for renovations and new construction of county buildings.

Renai Bodley

Utah Open Lands supports the $25 million bond to purchase Bonanza Flat – the 13-hundred acres of land at the top of Guardsman’s Pass. Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher said the preserved property will be enjoyed by not only Summit County residents, but Wasatch and Salt Lake county residents as well.

Leslie Thatcher

On this week's edition of UTAH POLITICS NOW, hosts Leslie Thatcher and Renai Bodley quiz the candidates- who looking to replace long-time representative Mel Brown - Cole Capener (D) and Logan Wilde (R) on a variety of issues.

Click here for Cole Capener's election website.

Click here for Logan Wilde's election website.

Park City Police Department & Park City School District

Two search warrants reveal more information about a synthetic opioid called “pink” in the Park City community.  According to the affidavits for search warrants in Summit and Wasatch counties,  on September 13th a juvenile female told police officers that two months earlier, two juvenile males asked her  to help them obtain a controlled substance through the mail.   The two boys told her that the contents of the package were legal, but their parents were screening their mail for drugs so they couldn’t have the package sent to them.    She said in mid-August, a package from C