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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.

Courage to Quit Comes to Summit County

Sep 28, 2016

As of 2013 – almost 18 percent of Americans smoke with 10 percent vaping – that is using an electronic inhaler to ingest flavors that sometimes includes nicotine. Valley Behavioral Health in Summit County wants to help those who want to make healthier lifestyle choices and is offering a seven week tobacco cessation course, Courage to Quit. The course will be taught by registered nurse Michelle Alnawafleh starting next week.


Saturday is the second annual Paint the Town Blue event at the Market at Park City from 11 - 2 p.m. Organizer and wife of a Park City police officer MeriAnn Boxall said it’s all in the name of showing support and appreciation for law enforcement.

We're Heading into the final quarter of the $5,000,000 Georgetown University Energy Challenge.  Right now, Summit County is in fourth place and Summit Community Power Works Program Director, Mary Christa Smith is hoping to encourage the community to fully engage in the final push  over the next three months.

Carolyn Murray has more:

Leslie Thatcher

KPCW debuted a new public affairs show, Utah Politics Now  last Thursday. The guests of the first show, which will air through November 10th, were the candidates for Utah House District 54, Republic Tim Quinn and Democrat Rudi Kohler.


More than 400 tourism industry leaders will descend on the Heber Valley this week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has a preview:


“Chasing the Dragon” is a 45 minute documentary about opioid abuse produced by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  The people who made the film say every parent should see it.   A free screening is Tuesday, September 27, 6pm at the Eccles Center.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

Melissa Allison

Along with Salt Lake City, Park City is working with Rocky Mountain Power to reach their collective goals of being net-zero – meaning that all of the city’s municipal carbon emissions are mitigated or balanced with renewable energy or purchasing energy credits.


In the inaugural broadcast of "Utah Politics Now", a new public affairs show on KPCW, co-hosts Leslie Thatcher and Renai Bodley talk to the men who want Kraig Powell's seat in the Utah House of Representatives.    Democrat Rudi Kohler and Republican Tim Quinn answer questions about Utah's liquor laws, education funding, the environment and sex education.  

Click here for Democrat Rudi Kohler's website.       Click here for Republican Tim Quinn's website.

Park City Film Studios

Third District Court Judge Kara Petit Tuesday heard a variety of legal  motions and oral arguments involving the Park City Film Studios fight. Behind the details - involving case law, competing motions and disputes over history - there are two competing narratives from movie studio developer Greg Ericksen and financier Gary Crandall. Each party is saying that he was taken advantage of by the other. Rick Brough has more.

It's All About the Bats - Or Is It?

Sep 21, 2016

Utah public health officials have warned the public to avoid exposure to rabies by steering clear of these night-flying mammals, saying that 10 percent of the 70 bats they’ve tested – tested positive for the virus.