Local News

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.

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Today's candidate forum guests, alphabetically, Andy Beerman, Becca Gerber, Hope Melville, Dan Portwood and Nann Worel. 

Host Lynn Ware Peek takes a break from exploring science to talk politics with five of the six Park City Council candidates. After collecting questions from listeners over the last week, and throwing in many of her own, the candidates answered questions on traffic and parking, snow levels, the local economy and, of course, dogs. Candidates also had the opportunity to ask each other the hard questions.

A woman died at the Park City Aquatics Center at Ecker Hill Middle School Wednesday, October 21.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  


There will be a second public hearing for the proposed $62 million bond for the Wasatch County School District.  The hearing will take place Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Wasatch County School District Board of Education Board Meeting at the Wasatch Education Center, 101 East 200 North, Heber City, Utah. 

Here is a link  to the Wasatch County School District website page with information both for and against the bond.

Park City Library

The newly remodeled Park City Library has more than books beyond its doors – it has art, writing contests, stuffed animal slumber parties and endless technology.    Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Park City school board held its final bond hearing Tuesday evening – hearing both the pro-bond and anti-bond comments and questions before voters go to the polls to decide on a $56 million bond proposal.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The mystery of the missing headstones has been solved at Park City's Glenwood Cemetery.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.


Heber City will have two - possibly three - new city council members next year.  Three seats are up for re-election and only one incumbent is running.  The candidates will face off at a forum Tuesday, October 20th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  


A Park City film producer is in trouble for unlawfully making and distributing the synthetic drug "spice." KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

Sheriff's Sales have been scheduled, in both Summit and Wasatch counties, when Wells Fargo Bank will foreclose on the properties of ten companies related to Talisker and Canadian businessman Jack Bistricer. The sales are scheduled on separate dates, but within the month. More than 2100 acres of land will be put up for bid in both counties. Rick Brough has more.

Headstones Stolen

Oct 19, 2015

Park City Police are investigating the theft of four markers from the Glenwood Cemetery. They were taken from infant graves that are nearly a century old. Rick Brough has more.