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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.

Leslie Thatcher

It's been in the planning stages for decades and the first portion of what's called the WOW Trail is now open for riding. Leslie Thatcher has more.

  On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Lisa Allison and Cathy King about the Park City Rotary Club's Giving Tree Festival. Three members of the Park City Leadership Class and Road Trip participants - Buster Pike, Marielle Pariseau and Anya Grahn,  talk about their impressions of the visit to Breckenridge and Grand Junction, CO.

The Winter Sports School

  Students at the Winter Sports School came back to class Monday after a week off.  While they were gone, one of their classmates, Sam Jackenthal, suffered a head injury in Australia.    One of the first things the students did was send a positive message to their friend.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

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Emery County Sheriff's Office

  A man from Park City and a man from Heber city escaped uninjured after the small plane they were in crashed at the Mexican Mountain Airstrip Saturday morning.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

Park City Fire District

  Calm winds and good defensible space made quick work for Park City firefighters as they fought a wildfire in Stagecoach Estates Saturday afternoon.   Park City Battalion Chief Ray Huntzinger tells KPCW that the fire started around 3:30pm and forced the evacuation of three homes near Lower Cove Road.   Huntzinger says the fire came within 15 feet of a cabin.  A man staying at that cabin tried to put out the fire himself and suffered minor injuries.  He was treated at the scene and did not need additional medical care.

The Park City Education Foundation will bring the bestselling author of the book, The Boys in The Boat - Daniel James Brown - to town next Tuesday and Wednesday to work with Park City High school students and to speak to the community.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Leslie Thatcher

On today's program Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Charlie Sturgis from the Mountain Trails Foundation about the WOW Trail. Summit County Sheriff PIO has the latest about a missing 77 year old in the Uinta Mountains. High West Proprietor David Perkins talks about the grand public opening of the new Blue Sky High West Distillery. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas talks about his impressions of Breckenridge - one of the locations this year's City Road Tour is visiting.

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at Willow Creek Park to show support and encouragement for 16 year-old Sam Jackenthal,  an up and coming freeride skier, who suffered a serious accident while free-sking in Australia this week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

The Park City school board says the facilities improvements they’ve proposed with a $56 million dollar bond proposal are critical. And even if the bond fails, the school district will find a way to pay for the improvements.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

    On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Robin Marrouche and Mathias Sanyer about two events this weekend, including a fundraiser and the reveal of the Rainworks exhibit on the Center's patio on Sunday. Kim Osborne, the PIO for the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Team  has an update on the Deer Creek Fire. Park City Planning Commissioner Adam Strachan updates us on Wednesday's planning commission meeting and Ollie Wilder and Syd Reed with the Park City Community Foundation talk about this year's community grants which were awarded last week.