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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.

In Tuesday’s election, Park City voters returned incumbent Andy Beerman to the city council for another four year term. He will be joined by newcomers Nann Worel and Becca Gerber.

Park City school district’s $56 million bond to build a new 5/6 school, expand the high school and demolish TMJHS along with some improvements to athletic, music and dance facilities bond suffered a decisive defeat. With more than thousand vote difference, those voting against the bond was 3,001 compared to 1,944 voting.

The marketers for the Park City Film Studios are out looking for new clients - since it looks like the days are numbered for the ABC series "Blood and Oil" being produced at the new facility. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Summit County Manger Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's County Council meeting, David Ure talks about his new job as director of SITLA - Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Lauren Lockey and Professor Jason Wyckoff talk about a special event  on Thursday might and members of the Wasatch Ski Academy have details about their wax fundraiser.

The $56 million dollar school bond suffered a decisive defeat in Tuesday’s election.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.


Dave Bullock is accustomed to telling tall tales on The Story Mine on KPCW Sunday mornings.  But this tale about his unfortunate encounter with a moose two weeks ago, he only wishes was fiction.  He tells the story of being taken by life flight and in intensive care following the encounter. .  Lynn Ware Peek has more.


The six candidates for the three Park City Council seats recently reported their campaign donations and together, all six candidates raised just under $28,000.  Leslie Thatcher has the story.

Contributions received by both sides of the pro and anti bond were reported to the Lt Governor’s office. The anti – bond group, Citizens for a Better Education received over half its donations from a local corporation or employees of that company.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

ON today's program, Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley reviews tomorrow school board work session.  Lisa Verzella with the National Weather Service talks about the new weather observation station in town. Missy Hilton and John Concannon with Giving a Bleep have details about this year's production and Summit County Clerk Kent Jones has details on this year's early voting results.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

 There are toxic materials in the soil surrounding old mining sites in Park City.  The Environmental Protection Agency wants it contained so it won't get the drinking water supply.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.


Here's a link to the EPA site about the Park City project.  


Park City woke up to white stuff on some mountains this morning.   The resort was making snow.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.