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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.


Wildlife advocates say they have two weeks to raise $50,000 to save wildlife and drivers on I-80.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

For the Save People Save Wildlife website, click here

For the Razoo fundraising site for the fence, click here.

Ann Ober

Ann Ober has been hired as the new city manager for Milwaukie – a small city in Oregon. Born in Minnesota, Ober has spent most of her life in Utah and has served as the regional policy and energy director for Park City for the last three years. But after dipping her toes into the process of helping Millcreek City take shape – she jumped in with both feet and began her journey toward her longtime goal of becoming a city manager.

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After what many would call a busy summer of events in Park City, SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) spent Tuesday afternoon sorting out what they plan to recommend to the city council September 22nd. Carolyn Murray has more.

Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Wildlife Board approved more cougar hunting permits this season.  Several people spoke out against the increase at a public hearing last week.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:


Luke Cartin said the city’s goal to be net zero by 2022 and the entire community by 2032 won’t be easy. As he’s settling into his new job, he said his focus will first be around municipal operations - basically everything from bus fleets to the ice arena – and getting them to be net-zero. That is, basically any of the carbon that is released from city operations will be offset by new trees, solar power or purchasing energy credit.


There are approximately 70 Youth City Councils in Utah and on September 13, Park City will be counted among them. Park City council member Nann Worel told KPCW that there’s a lot to be gained from having their own youth council.


If you missed the deadline to install solar energy at home at a discount rate, don’t worry.   That deadline has been extended.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the details:

The Park City Council Says, "New Ordinances, Please"

Sep 2, 2016

The Park City economic development manager Jonathan Weidenhamer told city council Thursday that he’s working with city manager Diane Foster to address the issue of vacant storefronts on Main St. 

Lacey Furnish

Wasatch High School is investigating a safe schools violation which occurred in one of the school's parking lots Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Vail Resorts

Your Epic pass,  just got, well, more epic. Leslie Thatcher explains.