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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.

Several police officers swarmed the Silver Springs subdivision Tuesday afternoon searching for a man who fled from a routine traffic stop.   According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, just before 3pm Tuesday afternoon a Summit County Sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a Volkswagen Jetta on SR 224 near Silver Springs Drive for a routine traffic violation.   The Jetta sped off into the Silver Springs subdivision and the deputy decided not to chase the car.   When he patrolled the area, the deputy saw the car had crashed at Silver Springs Road and Silver Springs Drive.

Utah health officials say a salmonella outbreak is linked to a dairy in Midway.  But the bigger problem is raw milk.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Autumn Aloft - 2014

The Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off its third year running September 16 and even though 16 lives were lost in a balloon accident in Texas on July 30, Mike Bauwens, who is the balloon meister with 39 years’ experience under his belt, said there’s no need to change procedure.


The master developer of Canyons Village is busy meeting with the public to get input on a revised plan for the area.  KPCW's Renai Bodley went to their latest meeting:

Click here to see the Canyons Village Master Plan website.


A unique parcel of land in Park City is the subject of debate between the owner and neighbors.   The site is listed on Park City's Historic Sites Inventory, and some residents say what happens to the land will set the stage for nearby open space.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Compliments and Criticism for Developers

Aug 25, 2016

The Park City planning commission met last (Wednesday) night for a pre-application meeting with the developers of Bonanza Park.  Melissa Allison has more.


The economic development department is juggling the needs and wants of the city council’s request for affordable housing. Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City Rotary Club

The Park City Rotary Club on Tuesday gave its Professional Citizen of the Year Award to one of KPCW's own - the woman who has been waking up the town for 21 years. The honor went to Leslie Thatcher, KPCW News Director, lead news anchor and longtime morning program host. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Rotary Club

Park City Rotary announced Tuesday that its Volunteer Citizen for the year is Kim McClelland, the Director of Lodging for Deer Valley. McClelland was honored for his long-time activism fostering tourism and the economy. Rick Brough has more.

The United States Air Force has settled on a location in Wasatch County to develop a four-star hotel that will cater to members of the military. Leslie Thatcher has more.