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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.

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.

The horrible traffic jam that Park City suffered on Monday, December 29th is already becoming the stuff of legend.    It's being called "Car-mageddon" by some, like members of the Summit County Council.  On Wednesday,  the Council talked about how to avoid a repeat and how to deal, in general, with congestion and dependence on cars.    Rick Brough has more.

A delegation of Park City officials will leave for France for a week, with the mission of renewing our sister city relationship with Courchevel. They'll also seek information about how that ski resort town answers questions about transportation, housing and interconnected ski resorts. Lynn Ware Peak has more.

Ski Utah has hired a new communications director - who will be getting the word out about the state's 14 ski resorts. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Division of Wildlife Resources

Juvenile quagga mussels have been discovered in Deer Creek Reservoir. The Division of Wildlife Resources has issued an order for any boat, trailer or personal watercraft that has been in the reservoir in the past 30 days to comply with decontamination requirements. Tune into the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher Friday morning at 8:25 to hear an interview with Jordan Nielsen - DWR Invasive Species Coordinator about the discovery of these mussels and what it means for the future.

Park City Municipal Corporation

Several local stakeholders in the Bonanza Park area said at a recent public meeting that unless the City foots the bill for a parking structure and other infrastructure in the area, the redevelopment just won't happen.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

About 200 people showed up Tuesday night for a Snyderville Planning Commission hearing on Phase II of the General Plan.  Most of the crowd gave an energetic thumbs-down to a proposal to jack up the density on an approved commercial area in Jeremy Ranch. And they opposed designating their neighborhood as a Receiving Area for Mixed-Use density under the General Plan. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County officially advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Prize Wednesday - a national competition to reduce energy use. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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