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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.

With a rise in the number of solar arrays on residences across the state, Rocky Mountain Power proposes a surcharge – claiming those who power their homes with solar energy need to pay their fair share for the grid.  One Park City resident plans to fight the surcharge saying it sends the wrong message about sustainable energy.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Construction is underway at the new location for the Kimball Art Center which will open to the public a week from now. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

Plans to develop the more than 3,000 acre Mayflower parcel strerching from the shores of Jordanelle Reservoir to the upper reaches of Deer Valley Resort are moving forward, with a Park City architect leading the way. Leslie Thatcher has more.

How to Catch a Fish

Sep 18, 2015

A 16 year old home-schooled student has invented an electronic devise that nearly guarantees you'll go home with a fish, but others question whether it's fair. Leslie Thatcher has more.


Park City Institute will open its 19th season December 5th with a live, exclusive conversation with the former NSA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden leaked classified documents to journalists to expose illegal government surveillance. Under charges of espionage by the American government, Snowden remains in Russia in temporary asylum. He will come to the Eccles Center via closed video feed. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 1. http://ecclescenter.org/

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson about the approval of the Canyon Corners project - paving the way for the move by Whole Foods Market. Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder reflects back on his first 8 months in office. PCHS Booster Club President Kayla Pelegrin talks about how you can support the Booster Club and a number of extra curricular activities at the high school and Park City resident David Bennett talks about why he doesn't support Rocky Mountain Power's proposed surcharge on solar customers.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Manager Diane Foster about hiring  a new Community Development Director, affordable housing and the economic benefits of filming on Main Street. Chris Steinkamp is the Executive Director of Protect Our Winters (POW) and how they're message to save snow is spreading around the world via professional winter athletes. Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk and Police Officer Wife MeriAnn Boxall talk about the Paint the Town Blue event on Saturday.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has released a description of a naked, masked man who is believed to have been intruding on campgrounds in the Uintas as far back as summer of last year. Now they're asking for the public's help to track down the suspect. Rick Brough has more.

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It could be another year before the smokes clears and those responsible for starting the Wheeler Fire have to pay the $1.5 million cost to put out the 640 acre fire. While no one was injured or buildings damaged, right now, Wasatch County is footing the bill.  Renai Bodley has the story.