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The number of candidates running for Park City Council last week dropped from 8 to 6 after two candidates withdrew from the race. One of those, Mark Blue cited family obligations and the other, Josh Hobson, would still be in the race except that he recently moved to a rental in Thaynes Canyon that is just a few yards outside the city limits. Still he says he'll be watching and contribution to the election rhetoric. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Phillip Kaplan

The Park City Board of Education selected Phillip Kaplan to replace outoing board member Moe Hickey. Leslie Thatcher has more about the man and his mission.

On today's Local News hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks suicide prevention with Geri Essen from the Summit County Health Department, Kathy Day with Valley Behavioral and Sam Walsh with PCHS. Assistant Summit County Manager Anita Lewis previews the County Council agenda for Wednesday.  County Planning Administrator Peter Barnes talks about the changes to Section 2.3 in the Snyderville General Plan. Recycle Utah Insa Riepen talks about a number of upcoming events. Scott Loomis and Erin O'Keefe talk about the open house with the newest homes built in the organization's Self-Help program.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Senior Policy Advisor Ann Ober about tonight's Growth Forum - What's Next Park City? Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber review the teachers compensation package and next year's budget. Dan Portwood is one of six candidates running for Park City Council - he introduces himself and Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith promotes the group's first fundraise on Saturday, the Watt Shot.

Another potential storefront on Main Street has been taken out of the pool of commercial spaces and approved as a private space.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Following a firestorm of detailed public comments that blasted the proposed Alice Claim subdivision at the intersection of King Road, Sampson Avenue and Ridge Ave, and examination by the PC Planning commission at its recent meeting, the commission said it would have to be a vastly different proposal to consider being approved.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

An audience gathered Saturday to reminisce and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn - the first major building to be constructed on Main Street in the city's skier resort beginning. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County council just started discussing whether to accept tailings at the Three Mile Canyon landfill. County Council member Chris Robinson says the devil's in the details and that includes looking at offers from Park City, which needs a repository for old mining waste. Rick Brough has more.

On the east side of Summit County, the filing window closed Monday for five cities holding council elections this year. The results varied - from Coalville - which saw a strong turnout of contenders - to Henefer, which somehow has to fill tow council seats this year because no one applied.  Rick Brough has more.

A Park City man drowned on Monday, June 8,  while “river surfing” in northwestern Montana, on the Western edge of Glacier National Park.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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