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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.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood preview Thursday's City Council agenda and Park City School Board Member Tania Knauer and Community Relations Specialist Molly Miller review Tuesday's School Board meeting.

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There's a new place to hear live music in Summit County and the venue's organizers say they're just getting started when it comes to bringing entertainment to the Wasatch Back.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more on the DeJoria Center:

Here's a link to the DeJoria Center website. 

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In four years, three Wasatch Back babies will be celebrating their official "first" birthdays. Leslie Thatcher introduces us to the area's three newest residents born on February 29th.

Centers for Disease Control

Utah public health officials have received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Utah resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. Meanwhile it's a topic to be discussed by the Summit County Council on Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

More info on the Zika Virus here.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the Director of the Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox; Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Park City Recreation Manager Ken Fisher and Project Manager Mark Vlasic with Landmark Design; and Tracy Mullen, Director of Sales and Marketing for the DeJoria Center at High Star Ranch.

A Park City lawmaker's proposal to raise the tobacco age to 21 died in committee Monday, despite a Wasatch High School student's plea to lawmakers.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

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It appears Wasatch County taxpayers may have benefited from good timing in the financial markets.  The bond to build two new schools and a community pool was just sold at a lower interest rate than anticipated.    That means a projected annual cost of $198.45 on an average primary residence valued at $296,000 is now projected to be 10% less, or $178.61.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Managing Editor of UtahPolicy.com Bryan Schott; Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley and Tom Kelly with USSA has the teams' weekly update.

No Name Saloon

A popular Park City bartender has died after being shot in a fight last week. 37 year old Jose Fernandez was pronounced dead in a Salt Lake area hospital Friday evening, due to a gunshot wound to the head. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member and Former Chairman of the Summit County Republican Party Tal Adair; Park City Council Member Andy Beerman; and Randy Fevero and Debra Cook talk about the upcoming Messiah Sing Along.

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