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165 completed ballots are sitting in the Summit County Clerk's office.  Summit County Clerk Kent Jones says he can't count them because they got there too late.   But it's possible some could have been mailed in time.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

You can check on your ballot at the state elections website, vote.utah.gov, or click here

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A crowd of more than 200 people gathered outside city hall in Park City Wednesday afternoon to send a message to Vail Resorts, while executives from that company met inside with city officials to debate Vail's application to trademark the name "Park City."   KPCW's Renai Bodley was there: 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development director Pat Putt and Health Department Director Rich Bullough about the crack down on tiny houses. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses Wednesday's Park City Planning Commission agenda, including Treasure, PC MARC has news about this month's Lunch and Learn and former Mayor Dana Williams talks about his concern over Park City's proposed contract with Vail to settle the trademark dispute.

Dana Williams

Dana Williams, former mayor of Park City, is planning a public gathering at city hall Wednesday afternoon.   He says it's a way to "welcome" Vail Resort CEO Rob Katz.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Amir Caus about an application for a change of use of an accessory building in Silver Creek; Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez  talks about the overwhelming support county residents have shown his department; Julie Glusker is the new Head of Athlete Career and Education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and Becca Lael and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library talk about some upcoming programs.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mayor Jack Thomas about this week's drama between Park City and Vail Resorts; Roy Park has a new job as director of the Summit County Recovery Foundation; PC Tots Board President Carol Loomis talks about the progress made over the last year after receiving the first Women's Giving Fund grant in 2015.

In front of a number of witnesses, Dolly's Bookstore's George the cat was hit and killed by a driver on Swede Alley yesterday.  The cat was 6 years old. 

According to store management, George was killed instantly and didn’t suffer. The cats at Dolly’s bookstore are as popular as the bestsellers inside. Stray cats have found a new home in the bookstore for decades now.

Future Park City

One of the founders of the citizen group Future Park City is reacting to the recent exchange of public statements between Park City Mountain Resort and Park City, and encouraging local businesses to take more time to examine the issue.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Susanne Mitchell

The Women's Giving Fund announced its second annual grant recipient Tuesday night at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley.  The Summit County Children's Justice Center won the $30,000 award.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Vail released a follow-up statement Wednesday morning, after Park City Mayor Jack Thomas replied to a letter Bill Rock, Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent the day before.  In that letter, Rock said Vail is not "willing to withdraw or amend" the application to trademark the name "Park City."  In Thomas' response, he said he was "disappointed" with the letter.  Wednesday morning, Vail's Vice President for  Mountain Community Affairs, Kristin Kenney Williams,  released the following statement: 

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