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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.

A Park City man has been sentenced to prison for up to 15 years, for trying to hire undercover police to have a romantic rival killed. Forty-five year old Dustin Wade Ruffino received the sentence Wednesday in Heber's Fourth District Court. Rick Brough has more.

The Historic Park City alliance urges locals to visit Old Town during the Sundance Film Festival, saying there's plenty to do and see.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Tesoro Oil Company is putting its proposed waxy-crude oil pipeline on hold until it conducts a strategic internal review later this year. Rick Brough has more.

In the next few months, there are several good opportunities to obtain affordable housing units. Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, had the details in an interview last week. Rick Brough has more.

This week's County Council meeting is the first for Tom Fisher, the new County Manager. For now, he said, his immediate goal is to listen, learn, and be conscious of what he doesn't know. Rick Brough has more.

Last month, a representative from the Timberline neighborhood, Julie Eilhausen, complained to the Summit County Council that the county's contracted trash hauler, Republic Services, was balking at providing door-to-door  pick up. We checked back with Eihausen, the president of the area's HOA, who said there is still no long-term solution. But short term, their garbage is being picked up. Rick Brough has more.

They Snyderville Rec District will be busy in the next few months launching the financing for their $25 million bond, approved in November, and planning the projects financed from the bond. Rick Brough has more.

Got Glass? Take it to the recycle center that's located off of Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard on Woodbine Way. It's one of the only places in town that will recycle it. Lynn Ware Peak has more.

It's not often that an elk from the herd that migrates through the Round Valley dies of natural causes in plain view. But when one does, it's illegal to take any part of the animal, including the antlers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Salt Lake County is contemplating a wood-burning ban. But a group called Utahns for Responsible Burning argues there should be an exemption for fireplaces that use green technology. Rick Brough has more.

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