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United States Ski and Snowboard Association

Watch out for a new top dog on the slopes this season. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has welcomed the newest member of its Olympic-bound teams: Champ. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City School board says it’s likely there will be a $35-50 million dollar bond placed on the November ballot, saying  in large part it’s all about crowded schools and closing the achievement gap.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A major sticking point for the Park City School District’s master plan rolling forward seems to be the Park City High School expansion to make room for the 9th grade.   The district proposes to relocate the high school stadium and in principle, that’s where it’s getting hung up. But the district is incorporating some ideas brought forth from the public.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW has been nominated for the second year in a row for the radio industry’s most prestigious award.  The National Association of Broadcasters Tuesday named the Park City community station one of five finalists for the Marconi Award for “overall excellence in broadcasting.”

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and new School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the latest with the Master Plan. The final public input session will happen on Tuesday, July 21st 6 pm at PCHS Lecture Hall. Assistant Summit County Manger Anita Lewis and Public Works Director Derek Radke preview the Summit County Council agenda including an update on the transportation master plan.

Park City Film Studios

While the Park City Film Studios has announced it's opening soon, a disagreement between the partners has landed in Third District Court. The movie studios development is being sued by its financier, which is asking the court to confirm its interest in the project and to allow it to take possession or control over the property. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Municipal spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson about this week's design charette for the Lower Park Avenue area. Summit County planner Ray Milliner has updates on the plan for Whole Foods new location. Arts Kids on-line auction is live. Mary Anne Neumeister and Lauren Vitulli have details and it's that time of year when registration for the annual Leadership Park City is available.

On Today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's Trails Report. Utah State Court Law Librarian Jessica Van Buren has details about Monday's Court survey. Park City mayor Jack Thomas and City Spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson have updates from  Thursday's City Council meeting and Monday's kick off to the Lower Park Avenue Charette. Aly Thompson is a Quagga Mussel Technician at Jordanelle Reservoir and talks about their efforts to keep the invasive mussels out of the Jordanelle.

The Summit County Council Wednesday decided to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The decision came down to a split 3-2 vote. Rick Brough has more.

Park City is changing from one temporary planning director to another and at the same time is searching for a new permanent Community Development Director. But city officials say there won't be any interruptions in service at the planning desk. Rick Brough has more.

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