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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.

Park City High School  Band Teacher Brett Hughes talks  about the band's trip to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock has details about opening day on Saturday. Carol Loomis ,board president for PC Tots talks about funding their new building and leasing a  second satellite location and Historic Park City Alliance director Michael Barille talks about Small Business Saturday and the Electric Parade.

Paul Murphy, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power, to discuss the proposed rate increase for rooftop solar energy system. Park City Chamber Bureau director Bill Malone has details about Thin Air Festival 2017 and upcoming bookings for the coming season and Utah Avalanche Forecaster Craig Gordon tells his story how he has skied at least one time each month for the last 26 years.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Morgan Lyon Cotti - state program manager of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and board member of Real Women Run to talk about statewide efforts to recruit and train women to get more women involved in politics. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong talks about the county's petition to intervene in Rocky Mountain Power's proposal for a new rate structure for rooftop solar customers.


PC Council met Thursday to review the draft Mountain Recreation Facilities Master Plan that sets forth millions of dollars in recreation projects for three jurisdictions -  Park City, the Park City school district and Basin Recreation. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Lauren Beheshti about the Good Neighbors program. Park City Council Member Tim Henny has a recap of Thursday's city council meeting. Rob Timemrman has details about the Communities That Care program that Park city is joining and Doug Nagie and Abby Stove talk about starting up a University of Utah Chapter of SDS – Students for a Democratic Society.

The School Board met on Tuesday with a full agenda including a lengthy presentation examining the English Language Arts curriculum in detail.  They had also received an update on the ongoing transportation challenges related to changing school start times. Carolyn Murray has more.

With the dry fall weather and lingering warm days and nights, there are a number of ski resorts postponing openings.  Ski Utah’s President, Nathan Rafferty is hoping the predicted drop in temperatures will set snow making in motion for Utah’s ski resorts this week.  Carolyn Murray has more

PC Rotary Club Kicks Off the Giving Tree Auction

Nov 17, 2016
Cathy King - photo by Ben Pieper

Park City’s Giving Tree Festival is kicking off its second annual event Friday with a different format, and its all about raising money for local nonprofits. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City Mountain has moved its opening day from this Friday, November 18, to November 26, 2016.  The full statement from the resort is below:


Park City Mountain Announces Update to the Start of the 2016-17 Season

PARK CITY, Utah. — Nov. 14, 2016 — Park City Mountain announced today that its opening day, originally planned for Friday, Nov. 18, will be rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 26.

City Council Talks Awards, Reports, and Olympians

Nov 14, 2016

The Park City council met on Thursday with a laundry list of items that included awards, reports and grants. KPCW’s Melissa brings us the story.