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KPCW has been nominated for the second year in a row for the radio industry’s most prestigious award.  The National Association of Broadcasters Tuesday named the Park City community station one of five finalists for the Marconi Award for “overall excellence in broadcasting.”

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and new School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the latest with the Master Plan. The final public input session will happen on Tuesday, July 21st 6 pm at PCHS Lecture Hall. Assistant Summit County Manger Anita Lewis and Public Works Director Derek Radke preview the Summit County Council agenda including an update on the transportation master plan.

Park City Film Studios

While the Park City Film Studios has announced it's opening soon, a disagreement between the partners has landed in Third District Court. The movie studios development is being sued by its financier, which is asking the court to confirm its interest in the project and to allow it to take possession or control over the property. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Municipal spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson about this week's design charette for the Lower Park Avenue area. Summit County planner Ray Milliner has updates on the plan for Whole Foods new location. Arts Kids on-line auction is live. Mary Anne Neumeister and Lauren Vitulli have details and it's that time of year when registration for the annual Leadership Park City is available.

On Today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's Trails Report. Utah State Court Law Librarian Jessica Van Buren has details about Monday's Court survey. Park City mayor Jack Thomas and City Spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson have updates from  Thursday's City Council meeting and Monday's kick off to the Lower Park Avenue Charette. Aly Thompson is a Quagga Mussel Technician at Jordanelle Reservoir and talks about their efforts to keep the invasive mussels out of the Jordanelle.

The Summit County Council Wednesday decided to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The decision came down to a split 3-2 vote. Rick Brough has more.

Park City is changing from one temporary planning director to another and at the same time is searching for a new permanent Community Development Director. But city officials say there won't be any interruptions in service at the planning desk. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the name change of Friends of Animals. Park City Planning Commissioner Nann Worrel has some of the highlights of Wednesday's meeting, including the approval of Central Park City Condos and the continuation of Alice Claim. Ginger Ries with the Park City Restaurant Association has details about this summer's Cocktail Contest and 21 year old mountain biker and Park City Native Keegan Swenson is hoping to qualify for next summer's Olympics in Rio.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the CEO and Founder of Emerald Data Solutions Ari Ioannides and Grant Smith, the Technology Coordinator of the Avondale Arizona Elementary School District about a new Park City School District program to teach computer coding.  Mayor Jack Thomas discusses the future of the planning department now that Acting Director Kayla Sintz has resigned. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting.

This summer seems to have hit those with allergies hard.  And it’s tended to hit those without allergies hard – in other words, we’ve seen, very anecdotally – people being severely affected by allergies who’ve never experienced symptoms before.  What triggers allergies…then what can allergies trigger?  What are some of the side effects and how do we effectively control allergies without being drugged up for most of our favorite season? Tim and Lynn are  joined by allergist and immunologist Dr.

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