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With the Sundance Film Festival just three months away, Park City is readying it's revamped ordinance so that helicopters can land within the city limits. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Melissa Allison

The Historic Preservation Board is meeting at the Marsac building Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to look at the application for the Star Hotel, located at 227 Main St. Though condemned - the former boarding house is on the Historic Site Inventory. The owners have applied to have it removed so they can legally demolish it.  

Park City planning director Bruce Erickson said the city’s first obligation is to preserve the history of Park City.

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Affordable housing has a long list of people waiting for their turn to purchase a home in Park City. Mayor Jack Thomas said there are 14 single-family homes and townhomes in the Park City Heights development that are now are ready to go.

Dark Storefronts May Be History On Main Street

Oct 31, 2016
Melissa Allison

Every January the Sundance Film Festival comes along for 10 days and Old Town turns into a street filled with people who work in front of the movie camera as well as those who are behind it and Old Town business booms. Some business owners can make their year’s quota in those ten short days.

The Park City Board of Education  is meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) morning in work session.  Their agenda includes a discussion on closing schools, a budget assessment and a recreation facilities update.   

Being innovative in solving a big design challenge is one thing but doing it in one hour, with no forethought or planning and working with a newly assigned team of 3 to 4 students from across disciplines…well that’s a different thing altogether. The High School PC CAPS students had a chance to showcase their skills and creativity with the Design Challenge on Thursday afternoon.  KPCW’s Carolyn Murray was at the school for the event.

Winners of the Design Challenge were selected by  members of the High School Expansion Committee:


SEAC has defined "event fatigue" and will be updating the Park City council about what's next. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.


Park City Ski Team director Jesse Hunt said it’s time to go through your winter sports gear and decide what you may want  to sell or may need to buy because the 44th Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap is taking place on Nov. 4 - 6 at the Basin Recreation  Fieldhouse.

Summit Community Garden Takes a Long Winter's Nap

Oct 26, 2016

November is knocking on October’s door with temperatures dropping – signaling both farmers and gardeners to put their final touches on their fields and gardens for a long winters nap.

University of Utah Law Professor Cliff Rosky has filed Gramma requests with each school district in the state.  He’s starting with Utah and planning to present requests to 19 other states for an article he’s working on.  Carolyn Murray has more: