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.

Today on the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher:

An opportunity to provide comment on a proposal to capture and collar mountain goats in three wilderness areas on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is now available to the public.

The 30-day comment period started Wednesday and will run through June 23rd.  The proposal, submitted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to the Forest Service, includes landing helicopters in the Twin Peaks, Lone Peak and Mount Timpanogos wilderness areas to capture and collar the animals, allowing DWR personnel to take biological samples and track goat movement.

http://quake.utah.edu/press/mag-4-1-near-strawberry-reservoir-utah

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit 25 miles north of Duchesne Wednesday morning.    KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Guardsman Pass is now open between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Wasatch County.  But crews clearing the road had to take a break for a newborn.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Sundance Mountain Resort

Investigators with the Utah County Sheriff's Office are at Sundance Mountain Resort Monday trying to find out how a 55 year-old woman died on the ZipTour Friday.  Czar Johnson, Director of Mountain Operations for Sundance, says the fatality is not the result of mechanical failure or operator error.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

The first opposition to Vail's application to trademark the name "Park City" has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Update:  From Kristin Williams, Vail VP, Mountain Community Affairs:  "We are aware of the opposition filed by Park City Powder Cats & Heli-Ski.  We have had friendly discussions with the owner already and are optimistic we can reach an agreement that addresses their concerns."  

Rhett Riding

Some Heber City residents got a front row seat to a wildlife show Wednesday night when a mountain lion perched on a porch for the evening.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:  

Click here to see video of the mountain lion being shot by a tranquilizer dart.

Click here to see video of DWR officers picking up the mountain lion.

The namesake of Jan’s – a local sporting goods store as well as Jan’s Winter Welcome - passed away Monday. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this retrospect of a man who quietly changed lives, developed champions and made friends with everyone.

With fireworks season still to come, a large fireworks display caught residents – and their dogs - by surprise Tuesday night.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

The superintendent of Park City Schools has posted a letter on the school district’s website publicly apologizing for what she described as her inadequately worded and poor timing of her email that was sent to parents on May 2nd. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more…

Scroll down to read the entire letter here.

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