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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.


The county has invested into solar panels for county buildings – making them more sustainable. They didn’t, however, create a low-interest loan program for homeowners to make improvements to their homes making them more energy efficient.

Saturday, Preservation, and Sourdough Pancakes - Oh My!

Oct 4, 2016
Martin Van Hemert

Hi Ute Ranch is opening their doors Saturday morning from 9 a.m. – noon for the annual Preservation Pancake Breakfast as an opportunity for the community to explore the ranch which remains in private hands. Although the breakfast is free, donations will be collected on behalf of Utah Open Lands. Director Wendy Fisher said Utah Open Lands has partnered with several local businesses to make this educational event possible.

Summit County Wants Sustainability and Accountability

Oct 4, 2016

The Summit County council will discuss the policy in their meeting Wednesday and could take action on it. Summit County sustainability manager Lisa Yoder said the policy would provide a safety net of sorts for renovations and new construction of county buildings.

Renai Bodley

Utah Open Lands supports the $25 million bond to purchase Bonanza Flat – the 13-hundred acres of land at the top of Guardsman’s Pass. Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher said the preserved property will be enjoyed by not only Summit County residents, but Wasatch and Salt Lake county residents as well.

Leslie Thatcher

On this week's edition of UTAH POLITICS NOW, hosts Leslie Thatcher and Renai Bodley quiz the candidates- who looking to replace long-time representative Mel Brown - Cole Capener (D) and Logan Wilde (R) on a variety of issues.

Click here for Cole Capener's election website.

Click here for Logan Wilde's election website.

Park City Police Department & Park City School District

Two search warrants reveal more information about a synthetic opioid called “pink” in the Park City community.  According to the affidavits for search warrants in Summit and Wasatch counties,  on September 13th a juvenile female told police officers that two months earlier, two juvenile males asked her  to help them obtain a controlled substance through the mail.   The two boys told her that the contents of the package were legal, but their parents were screening their mail for drugs so they couldn’t have the package sent to them.    She said in mid-August, a package from C

Andy Beerman

The Mountain Accord will get its day in Congress.   Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s Natural Resource Committee has scheduled the bill for a hearing on November 15th  If passed, it will create a new national conservation and recreation area right in Park City’s backyard.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.


A  U.S. Senator from the East Coast says an energy-saving program in Summit County & Park City is "inspiring."    He mentioned it in a speech on the Senate floor in September.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Park City Looking at One Direction Trails for Hikers

Sep 30, 2016

Hikers and fast bikers sharing the same trail can have sometimes have dangerous consequences. Park City officials are now looking at developing more hiking only trails for outdoor enthusiasts. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more. 

Ten Years - Thirty-Six Trails - Almost Done

Sep 30, 2016

In 2007 Park City voters approved $15 million in bonds to make improvements for walking and biking connections around town. Nearly 10 years later, there is still some $5 million in the account for a couple of  projects that still need to be completed. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has this and update on all that was accomplished.