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Ideas to Impact

Apr 2, 2015

Ten Park City teachers last week showed off their ideas that have become reality due to the support of donors who have contributed to the Park City Education Foundation.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

During today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure about the Wilderness proposal the council approved and that he helped formulate.  Not everyone supports the gondola connection between Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort and Leslie talks with three residents who submitted their concerns to the Park City planning commission. Finally, Evelyn Everton with the Utah Child Protection Registry warns parents about the risks of sharing too much information about their children online.

After a four-year lawsuit, the Lodges at Bear Hollow Condominium Association obtained a $1.8 million jury verdict against the developer of the project for shoddy workmanship. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, Tom Kelly has a recap of last week's U-S National Championships, Park City Library director Adriane Juarez gives an update on the library remodel and expansion, City manager Diane Foster explains a possible council trip to British Columbia, Park City Municipal Economic director Jonathan Weidenhamer discusses development plans for the Brew Pub parking lot and Shannon Bahrke Happe has details on Saturday's Youth Sports  Alliance  Spring Vibe.

For those eating establishments that will be welcoming leashed pets to their outdoor dining areas, this summer, a permit will be necessary and those are now available at the Summit County Health Department. Leslie Thatcher has more.

There is more criticism being directed at the Mountain Accord process - this time from Pat Shea, Salt Lake attorney and former director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In a recent op-ed written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Shea charges that the agenda behind the Accord, for some private and public interests, is to facilitate development on the Wasatch and transportation systems to help the tourism industry. Still, he told KPCW, his aim isn't to defeat the Accord, but set it in the right direction. Rick Brough has more.

Tom Fisher

In today's Local news Hour podcast, permits to allow pooches on patios are now available.  Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Phil Bondarant with the Summit County Health Department. Summit County manager Tom Fisher comes in for his weekly update and discusses the $4.2million Qualified Energy Conservation Bond and Strategic Plan. Two more public meetings on the proposed Park City School District grade realignment plan are this week. PCSD officials Ember Conley and Todd Hauber detail the plan and finally Mummenschanz comes to the Eccles Center Saturday night.

In the Park City School District, a new school to replace Treasure Mountain Junior High school may be a school for 5th and 6th graders as the district looks as grade realignment and being most efficient with resources. Two public meetings coming up this week will address these evolving plans.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Vail Resorts announced Monday that it has acquired its first international mountain resort – this one is in Australia.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Peace House has secured a 40 year lease on a four acre parcel at Quinn's Junction and must have its 6-million dollar campus under construction in two years.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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