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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.

Utah governor Gary Herbert has appointed the manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District to the Utah Water Quality Board, but there's not much he can do about keeping minimum flows in East Canyon Creek. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about accepting hazardous waste in the landfill and RAP and Restaurant Tax grants. Saturday is the 18th annual Historic Home Tour, Sandra Morrison and Thea Leonard have details as well as a history lesson on the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lisa Schneider has news about the newest home to be built in Heber City.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council member Tim Henney about Monday's "What's Next Park City?" growth forum. City manager Diane Foster has details on some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including an $800,00 upgrade to the McPolin Barn. Rich Bullough and Katie Mullaly from the Summit County Health Dept. have the monthly update. The Foreigner opens at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council member and candidate Andy Beerman about his desire to run for a second term. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Amy Roberts with the Intermountain Park City Hospital has details about the Community Garden planting day. The PC MARC's Dondea Sherer-Likes has details about Wednesday's free Lunchtime Learning hour featuring Chef Meryl and Park City School District Community Education director Judy Tukuafu has details about summer classes.

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With the departure of Park City's planning director last month, an interim planner is filling that position but the city manager is looking for someone who can oversee several departments and it could take a few months. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County planner Ray Milliner about the proposed Pace Meadows Ranch Rezone for 400,00 square feet of mixed use development and 25 units. Summit County sheriff Justin Martinez comes in for a bi-monthly update. Tim Matsui talks about the special screening of his film, The Long Night, playing at the Prospector Theater Thursday night and Craig McCarthy invites you to the Summer Kickoff Mixer and Expo on Thursday.  Free food!

The Park City High school class of 2015 on Friday received diplomas at a commencement ceremony held at Dozier Field under skies that threatened but held off rain for the entirety of the celebration.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation invites you to participate in National Trails Day on Saturday. Park City School Board member Julie Eihausen has the latest on choosing a new candidate to replace Moe Hickey on the school board and master planning. Park City Council member Liza Simpson announces she is not going to run for re-election.

While off-year election activity is focused on Park City in this area, five cities on the East Side are also holding council races.  Rick Brough has more.

ON today's Local News Hour, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell has the monthly update on what's going on in our local parks. Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin reviews the council's lengthy discussion on Mountain Accord. Becca Gerber announces her Park City Council campaign. Silly Sunday organizers Kate Boyd and Michelle McDonald have details on the first first of the season and Alix Farnell and Anne Bloomquist talk about a new cookbook from the staff and parents of Jeremy Ranch Elementary School.

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